photo Charice Bender

Charice Bender has owned and operated Dance Works Studios since 2005. She has an Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa as well as certifications in Labanotation, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Progressive Ballet. Ms. Bender has performed in Musical Theatres, commercials, been reality TV Show winner, and performed with numerous professsionals. Ms. Bender loves calling Mt. Airy her home and teaching young aspiring Dancers. She has multiple awards  including National Titles, State Titles, modeling scholarships for her dancers, choreography awards, creativity & crowd pleasing awards, just to name a few. Ms. Charice has been teaching dance for 20yrs and loves sharing her knowledge and enthusiam with young dancers .


photo Deena Flippin

Deena Flippin has been teaching Dance for 17+ yrs. She grew up in the dance studios world and competed in various forms of dance. Ms. Flippin has performed at Sea World, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. She has also studied with super stars including; Fikshun, Kent Boyd, Mike Minery, Mary Ann Lamb, Dena Rizzo, and more. She loves inspiring young and old to dance , and looks forward to another great season at DWS.

photo Monika Patrick Priddy

Mrs. Monika has been teaching and performing since the age of 2. She has studied Dance at Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dance Center, and numerous others. Mrs. Monika is known for her Clogging knowledge and serves as a judge for numerous Dance Competitions throughout. She is also owner of Ultimate Starz Dance Competition. She lives in Pilot Mountain with her husband Patrick, daughter Journey, and son Jaxon. Mrs. Monika is excited and ready to start another fun year at DWS.

  Saira Henderson