“I don’t want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.” - George Balachine
Roxanne Livingston grew up taking lessons at Bailey Fine Arts Centre under the direction of Cari Kirkland and Pam Bailey. It was during her 15 years of instruction at BFA that Roxanne grew to discover her love for choreographing when she would instruct imaginary dance classes as she waited for her two older sisters to finish classes; her love for theater through performing in Dance Theatre of Columbia productions; and her love for teaching by assisting and teaching dance classes during high school. (Miss Laura & Miss Bailey used to be her students!)
While obtaining her B.S. in Physics from Furman University, Roxanne participated and choreographed for two student run organizations: Pauper Players (musical theater) and Furman Fantasies (dance). Upon their success as a student run organization, the Furman Fantasies was approached to be the school sponsored dance team her senior year. Roxanne had the unique experience of helping develop this team while holding the positions of vice president and tap & field choreographer of the newly established Furman Dance Company, a team that continues to thrive today. Roxanne is also a graduate of USC with her Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering.
Outside of the dance studio, Roxanne is project coordinator of the Renewable Energy Division at Gregory Electric Co., Inc. and is Secretary of the SC Solar Council. In her free time she enjoys playing in Lexington County’s adult kickball league and performing in local theater productions. Her favorite experience in Columbia’s theater scene so far was in 2014 when she had the honor of returning to her alma mater to choreograph Airport High School’s fall musical alongside her own high school chorus and drama teachers. Most importantly Roxanne loves spending time with her rapidly expanding family and planning her wedding with her fiancé!
Roxanne has been back teaching at BFA since 2010, managing the Facebook since 2011, and choreographed for the BFA Competition Company from Fall 2012 - Spring 2016.
“Grounded in Christ. Soaring in Mission. Serving for Jesus’ Sake.”