Staci is a native of Kansas City. She started dancing (tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, acrobatics, and musical theater) at the age of 2 and was already teaching others by the age of 13 through a Teachers’ Training Program. She was part of the Kansas City Dance Theatre Company which performed 2 full-length musical-dance productions a year. KCDTC and DMA rewarded her with scholarships that took Staci to NY, LA, Chicago and other locations across the country. Staci has studied with and been influenced by such teachers as Germaine Salsberg, Charles Kelley, Frank Hatchett, Gus Giordano, Pattie Obey, Roni Mahler, Susan Quinn-Williams, Crystal Chapman, and Finis Jhung among others.
Upon graduating from Sumner Academy of Arts & Science, Staci immediately left to perform in a Regional production of “42nd Street” choreographed by Germaine Salsberg. Subsequently, she landed in one of the casts of “Sesame Street Live!” where she toured Internationally & performed on “The Today Show” with them before landing in Chicago.
While in Chicago, Staci choreographed for various dance studios and musicals for Theatre programs. She currently resides in NYC and teaches at several local dance studios. Staci also enjoys choreographing musicals & serving as an adjudicator for various organizations. Staci is the Company Manager for and performs with #Taplife Company while also serving as both the Vice President and Treasurer for Taplife Hero Foundation.
Staci is also a Licensed Massage Therapist with a keen interest in biomechanics, kinesiology, and anatomy. Her latest endeavor made her an author for the first time; she wrote a book with her husband, Anthony entitled, “Food As A Prescription: A Handbook For Those Currently On Or Prescribed a Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free and/or Dairy-Free Diet”. It is a handbook with tips & tricks, anecdotes, and guidance for anyone who has to deal with food/environmental allergies and their caregivers to utilize so they can tap into their healthiest lives. Together, they cook delicious food for those who need it every week online via Facebook & TikTok. To follow their food journey, follow them here.