Our Team


Christy Theobald, Studio Owner

Christy is a multi-disciplined performer. She has been singing, dancing and acting for over ten years. She studied vocal performance at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. Since then,  she has been a teacher in multiple dance studios in the Springfield and Branson area, performed in the saloon show and street troupe at Silver Dollar City. Before taking over Divinity Dance Academy, Christy was the school principal at Springfield Ballet.

Courtney Brekken,  Instructor 

Courtney has been teaching dance since 2014. Having previously danced for 9+ years, competitively one year, and pursued 4 years worth of colorguard on top of it all, it’s safe to say dancing is her passion. She studied dance in college and specializes is jazz technique with more knowledge in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, lyrical, and some ballroom and hip hop dancing. Courtney has danced in New York City at the Radio City Music Hall where she took Rockettes workshops. She has also done auditions in Oklahoma and danced in Chicago in the Rockettes Summer Intensive program back in 2017. She aspires to be the best that she can be, and teach students to love who they are, love each other, and love dance.


Emily Linde

Emily’s bio will be added soon!

Joseph Bartkowiak

Joseph’s bio will be added soon!