LEZLEA DOTSON HERRIN is the owner and director of Footworks. A graduate from the University of Oklahoma where she was a three year member of the OU pom squad. Lezlea has been dancing since she was five and has training in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and lyrical. She trained under Nikki Singer formerly from Oklahoma City University, Lezlea has also taken classes and trained in the Chechetti method. Lezlea was tested and was certified to teach dance through Dance Masters of America. Besides training in dance Lezlea started baton twirling at the age of six. She is a former member and captain of the Vetterettes twirling corp and went on to win state, regional and national twirling championships in NBTA and USTA twirling associations. A former Miss Majorette of Oklahoma and Miss Oklahoma USTA  in twirling, she represented Oklahoma at the Miss Majorette of America at NBTA nationals in South Bend Indiana. Lezlea was the feature twirler at Moore High School and performed for the Vice president of the United States along with performing along side several celebrities and performers. Besides twirling and dance, Lezlea  also is a former pageant winner with two National titles to her credit.  She has coached students who have won state and national titles, won national dance championships, and who have been selected to college and professional dance teams. Lezlea is also an award winning choreographer winning many  awards for her choreography and vision. With almost 40 years teaching Lezlea has the experience and knowledge to help the next generation of dancers reach their full potential. She feels that teaching dance is not only teaching dance skills but also teaches LIFE skills. The characteristics it takes to be a great dancer and performer are the same to be successful in life. 

Lezlea is the mother of five daughters, all who have grown up dancing. She feels raising her girls was the greatest blessing and has helped her become the teacher she is today. Several of her daughters have gone on to be part of collegiate pom squads, hired as a character performer for Disney, hold titles in the Miss Oklahoma organization, win teacher of the year accollades and continue to be successful young women in their own right. Two are currently Footworks teachers and have grown up in the Footworks family. You can find Lezlea keeping up with the latest dance trends at workshops and seminars across the country.


ARRIAH is currently a Senior at the University of Oklahoma majoring in Communication Science and Disorders with plans of obtaining her Masters Degree in Speech Pathology. She was selected to the University of Oklahoma's President's Leadership Class 60 as a freshman.  She is a former member of the University of Oklahoma Pom squad and is currently Miss Lincoln County 2024.  Arriah competed for the title of Miss Oklahoma in June where she was awarded a preliminary night overall talent award  along with finishing as a semi finalist in the top 10 finals night. Arriah dances for her talent and started with Footworks at age three.

Arriah is the founder of the Pointed Toes Project where she has taught kids in the foster care system in Oklahoma and kids with special needs , on a weekly basis, free of charge. Arriah decided to form "The Pointed Toes Project" to help further the cause of these children and to help get the word out about their plight.

Arriah  has training in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, acro, tumbling, cheer and pom. She is a past member of the Blanchard High School Cheer Squad and a former two- time NCA All American Cheerleader and a member of OSSAA 4A State Academic Cheerleading State Champion Squad that also finished fourth in the State that same year. Arriah was the captain of the Blanchard High School Pom squad her senior year and was named to the OSDTDA All State Dance Team. She was also awarded the Community Service Award at the OSDTDA State Championships that same year.

As a former member of the Footworks dance company, Arriah loves to compete. She has won several National and Grand National Championships in dance along with many medals and awards in Track and Field.  A member of Blanchard High School Track and Field Team she helped bring home a  Regional OSSAA Championship with her relay team and also made it to the medals podium at the State Championship. Arriah combines the skills she learned through dance, and as an athlete to bring together her two loves. Dance and sprinting. Dance may be an art form but it takes and athlete to dance. Bringing the two together has made her the dancer and athlete she is today.

Arriah has a passion for dance and wants to insire others to love this art form as much as she does. You can find Arriah furthering her dance education through out the year and supporting her students at competitions throughout the state and nation.

MADELINE is a 2023 graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bio Medical Science with plans to obtain her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She is a graduate of Oklahoma Connections Academy where she was in Student Council and Honor Society.

Madeline has been dancing since she was two and has been a teacher for Footworks for over five years.  She is a former member of Footworks dance company where she competed on a regional and national level bringing home many awards. Madeline has worked as an actress and has appeared in many local, regional and national advertisements. 

Madeline has also competed in pageants and is the 2011 Oklahoma Cinderella MIss and went on to finish as a  top ten finalist at the International Cinderella competition that same year. She has various awards in dance, acting and in public speaking.

On top of her performance training, Madeline has a passion for children. She has worked with children in her church since she was eleven years old, serving in the children's ministry. Madeline is comfortable with children of all ages and finds joy in pouring into their lives through dance and ministry.



JESSICA has been a competitive dancer since the age of three. She began her dance career dancing at local competitions where she was selected for many dance scholarships and won regional and national overall titles.  As she got older she joined race dance company and had the opportunity to expand her performance skills and dance along side many talented dancers and choreographers. Next Jessica began competing with the team Pulse Elite at the Worlds dance competition at Disney World. There she competed against teams from countries all across the world and got the opportunity to improve and showcase her technical skills as well as learn how to productively work in a team unit. Next, she found her passion for choreography by competing in her home studio's annual choreography competition, where she won three consecutive years.  As an adult, Jessica began dancing professionally at Frontier City in their magic show and musicals. In her third year at Frontier City she began managing their Magic shows for the summer of 2020.  She next joined the University of Central Oklahoma's dance team, Broncho Pom, where they won a double national title in collegiate hip hop and jazz.  Her favorite styles include jazz, lyrical and contemporary. Jessica has a passion for dance. It gives her the opportunity to build relationships with so many amazing people, as well as connect with children in such a special way.  She hopes to pass on her passion for dance and push kids to work their hardest. She wants to continue to expand her own dance career and was recently selected to be an Oklahoma City Thunder girl for the OKC NBA team. Jessica is excited to teach others the sport she loves so much.  Outside of dance Jessica is currently a Senior at the University of Central Oklahoma and resides in Moore with her husband Shiloh.

ALLEAH is currently a third grade teacher at Fairview Elementary  in the Moore School District. She was named Teacher of the Year for her school for the 2022-2023 school year. Alleah is a 2013 graduate of Blanchard High School and a 2018 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been dancing since the age of three and has experience in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz and lyrical. In 2012 Alleah was a member of the Footworks Dance Company that won Grand National Champions at national dance competition. Alleah is the fourth of five girls and is more than comfortable around children. She has helped out with many dance, and church camps along with teaching for Footworks for over eight years. She is excited to be teaching for Footworks which combines two things she loves most, teaching and chidren.

Cassie is a 2023 graduate from the University of Oklahoma. She obtained her Bachelor's in Public Relations with a minor in Communications. Throughout her time at OU she was also part of the OU Pom Squad for four years and loved dancing on gamedays.

Cassie is originally from Bartlesville, Ok and started dancing at the age of four. She danced on the Bartlesville Pom Squad all four years of high school and claimed six State Championship titles and two National Championship titles. She was also named to the All State Pom Squad her Senior year of high school.

Cassie started teaching dance her Senior year of high school as an assistant coach for the 8th grade Bartlesville Pom Team. Since then she has taught and choreographed for many different studios in the Bartlesville and Tulsa area.  Cassie is excited to get back into teaching since finishing college and wants to inspire the next generation of dancers.