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Beth Chandler

Studio Owner / Public Relations

Beth Chandler is an Oxford, MS native. She grew up taking dance at Deborah Kaye School of Dance under the direction of Debbie Paine, and from Oxford High School in 1998. Her daughter, Ava, started dance at her mom’s alma mater, Deborah Kaye School of Dance, in a mommy and me class at the age of 1 1/2. Beth knew for a fact her daughter was a born dancer as she watched Ava’s love of dance grow over the course of 7 years. In 2020 Mrs. Debbie decided to retire and Beth took ownership of the studio. Although this studio has a new name, Oxford Elite Dance Company, it has ultimately been around for 40 years.  Beth takes pride in the well-trained staff and talented dancers and looks forward to watching the OEDC flourish for many more years!  


Sloan Marak

Studio Director / Artistic Director

Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Sloan competed 

across the country in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary dance as well as Musical Theater. She trained under the best Central Arkansas has to offer for 16 years, winning many regional and national titles. Sloan began teaching at the young age of 14 and knew that was something she wanted to continue to do. She began with OEDC in 2017  and is looking forward to another amazing year!

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Rhyan Davis

Recreational Director / Instructor

Originally from Hattiesburg, Rhyan Davis has more than 17 years of dance experience and enjoys working with preschoolers the most! Growing up, she performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Joffrey Ballet, the Miss Mississippi pageant, and numerous dance competitions. She’s thrilled to be back in Oxford with her husband, Trey, and son, Maddox. This is Rhyan’s first year at OEDC! 


Chloe Mayenknecht 


Chloe has been dancing for the last 20 years studying ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, and pom. She has competed and trained all over the country, giving her a diverse background. She is a 2021 graduate of The University of Mississippi where she is a member of their dance team, the Ole Miss Rebelettes. During her time as a Rebelette she served on the choreography team creating both game-day and halftime performances, as well as being the technique captain. Chloe has appeared in several music videos, including Old Dominion’s debut video for “Just Break up with Her” This past year she lived in Vail, Colorado where she choreographed the 2021 Holiday Bowl halftime show.  Chloe is super excited for her first year on the OEDC team! 


Kayla White


Kayla danced for 16 years at NVS Dance Studio in Collierville, TN and holds national titles in Lyrical, Tap, Contemporary and Jazz. After placing first at nationals with the Collierville Middle School pom & hiphop team, she continued her dancing career as an Ole Miss Rebelette. She held both the Captain and Choreography Team titles and competed in nationals. She is currently the choreographer for the OHS Chargerettes and is looking forward to the BEST year at OEDC!

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Ally Hopper


Ally grew up as a competitive dancer and began choreographing at a young age. She always knew she wanted to teach dance after high school. She is in her third year as a member of the Ole Miss Rebelettes and her second year on staff at OEDC. She can't wait to see what the next year brings!


Kai Jeffreys 


A Winston-Salem, NC native, Kai has been dancing and competing for over 14 years. Since moving to Oxford in 2019, she has been a member of the Oxford High School Chargerette Dance Team and is an Oxford Elite Dance Company alumni, competing with the studio her last year of high school. Upon graduating, she knew she could not possibly leave behind her love for dance and wanted to continue by way of teaching. Kai is currently a Sophomore majoring in Accounting at the University of Mississippi. This is her second year as an instructor and she is so ecstatic to start this next season at OEDC with these talented young dancers.


Amelia Harvey


Amelia is originally from Louisiana but grew up in  Denver, Colorado and has been dancing for 14 years. She has trained vigorously in pom, contemporary, modern, lyrical, ballet, jazz, and improv.  She is a 3x Colorado State Champion and 2x National Runner up competing with Cherry Creek High School where she was the captain her senior year. She has been in various music videos and even participated in a project that generated more than 30 million views on youtube! Amelia is now entering her 3rd year as an Ole Miss Rebelette, while also being on the choreography team. She has continued to choreograph for various studios/dancers in Colorado, as well!


Morgan Murphy


Morgan is originally from Saint Louis, Missouri. She graduated in May 2023 where she was a four-year member and senior captain of the Ole Miss Rebelettes, leading the team to their first national title. She was awarded “Heart of Rebel” three times and “Rookie of the Year.” Morgan was also a four-year member and two-year captain of the Oakville High School Golden Girls, leading them to their first national title and a staff member for the National Dance Alliance from 2019-2020. She is pursuing her Master’s degree at Ole Miss and can’t wait to continue sharing her love of dance with OEDC!


Abby Church


Abby Church was raised in Mobile,  AL. In Mobile, she was the 2019 DYW of Mobile County, danced competitively for 14 years with the Baker High School Dance Team and Debbie’s School of Dance, and taught dance around her community! In college, she was a four year member of the Ole Miss Rebelettes, and was part of the national championship winning team in 2023! Abby was also involved in the Miss Mississippi Competition - serving as Miss University and Miss Midtown. She placed in the top 10 and received the talent award! Currently, she is a first year law student at the University of Mississippi School of Law. Her hobbies include sunset walks on the beach, baking, coffee runs, and dance of course! Dance has been her passion for as long as she can remember, and she is so excited to share that love with the OEDC family! 


Natalie Grace Decker

Acro Instructor

Natalie Grace Decker is from Tega Cay, South Carolina and has been dancing for 17 years. She grew up dancing at Center Stage Dance Academy where she trained in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and modern and went on to win numerous regional and national titles. She has been teaching since she was 16 and loves helping dancers work on their technique and growing their love for dance. After high school she joined the Ole Miss Rebelettes dance team and is now a 3rd year member and junior at Ole Miss. She is so excited to be teaching at OEDC! 

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