Tera Kinney began training in tap and ballet at the age of 3 in Gainsville, TX. She continued her training locally for 12 years, 10 of the 12 were competitive. During her years as a young dancer she was cast 3 consecutive years as Clara in the Repertory Dance Theatre of Texas performance of the Nutcracker. Tera spent 2 summers training with the Boston Ballet Summer Intensive programs and is a level IV Cecchetti certified dancer. Tera is also the recipient of several LA Underground and Tremaine dance scholarships. While in high school she continued her training at local studios but also added in the ever popular role of becoming a cheerleader and then 2 years on Drill Team. Her Drill Team experiences took her to the UDA High School Nationals in Florida, where her team placed in top rankings for Jazz and Pom. Tera’s last year in high school presented her with the opportunity to perform in the Entertainment Department at Six Flags Over Texas. There she performed in shows such as “It’s Magic,” “Rock & Roll,” and “40th Anniversary Front Gate Spectacular”. She has performed in various industrial shows for major companies such as Mary Kay and Pepsi. She also had the opportunity to perform in 2 of the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Half-Time performances with artists Jessica Simpson and Creed. After high school she moved her focus towards earning a degree while teaching at local studios to pay her way through school. Her degree focus was on early education with the hopes of becoming a teacher in the public schools. But as dance continued to pull at her heart and current families and customers urged her to live out her dream; she completed her education at the University of North Texas with a BA in Sociology and then shortly opened the doors to The Dance Space in 2007.