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Cara's Kids
106 East Main
Ada, OK 74820
Phone: 580-436-0567

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1423
Ada, OK 74821

Cara Crawford

As Director of Central Oklahoma Dance Center, Cara provides a fine blend of academic skill and dance experience. While completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Pedagogy at Oklahoma University, Cara toured with the Oklahoma Festival Ballet Company. Cara's dance training includes ballet in Russia at the Minsk Byelorussian State Academy, the University of Oklahoma, Quartz Mountain Summer Arts Institute, and jazz and tap performances in New York, Hollywood, Chicago, and Las Vegas.

Richard Rambo

 Richard has been a part of our team for 17 years now and we are excited that he is going to be sharing his Hip Hop talents with this studio. He is very dedicated to the success of dance studies and he has played a large role in supporting and training our Cara's Kids!

Ashley McCortney

Ashley returns with us for her 10th year. She has been dancing since the age of five and started as a teacher's assistant at the age of nine. In addition to several years performing with Robert Ivey Ballet in various productions, she was on the Dance Unlimited competition team and taught preschool dance while she was still in high school. While in college, she attended Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival as a technical theater intern. Ashley has a degree in dance management from OCU and has years of experience in teaching with specialties in children's work and Broadway style tap.

Kaile Radford

Kaile is a native to Ada and is thrilled to begin her 7th year of teaching at Central Oklahoma Dance Center. She trained with CODC for nine years and was a part of Cara’s Kids. She is our competition director.

Savannah Mott

Savannah has been a part of our Dance Company going on 6 years. Her background in gymnastics has molded beautifully into our world of dance. She is 1 out of only 2 in the state of Oklahoma to be certified in Acrobatic Arts.  Acro dance is defined by its athletic character and its unique choreography which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics. She believes acro is transforming the world of dance and she is honored to be working with such a phenomenal group of dancers who have the talent to compete at a national level. 

Brooklyn Bond Orth

Brooklyn began as a dancer at Central Oklahoma Dance Center at the age of two and a half, and continued for the next sixteen years.  She received her Bachelors of Performing Arts from Oklahoma City University studying under the direction of Jo Rowan.  Exploring her options she decided to pursue a performing career at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Brooklyn had the privilege of performing in the roles of Belle (Beauty and the Beast) and Ariel (The Little Mermaid), with special trainings in Enchanted Tales with Belle and Fantasmic! as Ariel. She is thrilled to be joining the CODC family and looks forward to sharing her love of dance.

Avery Carroll

Avery danced at CODC for 13 years and competed with Cara’s Kids for 8 years. She was a member of the Ada High Couganns during high school and served as captain her junior and senior year.  She is very excited to begin her second year teaching at CODC!

Halsee Black

Halsee has been dancing since the age of 2 and has been a part of CODC for 13 yeas with 5 of that being a Cara's Kid. She has competed and taken classes in OKC, Tulsa, Altus, Dallas, and Orlando, Florida. She has a passion for teaching kids and watching them grow s an individual and as a dancer.

Jane Hatfield

Jane is our office manager, whose 30 years experience in the field of accounting, stands ready to assist with any questions concerning your account. This is her 13th year with us!