The ballet world has been known to push dancers toward an unattainable level of perfection with their bodies and performances.
But we believe that each dancer was created by God, for the glory of God.

And for us, that changes everything.


Doxa is a Greek word that means “the glory to God.” Our mission is to equip dancers to use their God-given talents to worship God and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so that His name will be glorified.
In our classes and performances, in the way we treat and speak to our dancers, we want to make sure each one knows:

You are fully loved by God exactly the way you are.

  • God made you, intentionally and wonderfully, for His glory.
  • Jesus Christ, his Son, died in your place as a payment for your sin, to give you eternal life. This is the free and gracious gift of God, offered to all, earned by none.
  • If you follow Christ, your identity is found in Him alone. It is not defined by the world around you.

We want you to strive for excellence. Not perfection.

  • God alone is perfect, and chasing perfection can become a self-glorifying or self-deprecating pursuit.
  • Instead, strive for excellence because God is worthy of your best offering of praise.
  • Striving for excellence simply means you try to improve. To become better than you were yesterday.

You can share Christ through your dancing.

  • Dance is a beautiful and powerful way to communicate.
  • Mastering correct ballet technique can help your dancing be more clear and have more impact.
  • God gave you many gifts, talents, and abilities. The greatest joy comes from using those gifts to glorify Him.


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Brittanie Wooten founded Doxa in the summer of 2009 with 24 dancers.

Now Doxa has over 500 dancers and a team of accomplished, caring teachers.



"I believe it is important to teach children that God is the author, creator, and artist of all things, and that any talent can and should be used to bring glory to His name. We are dancing to praise Him and point others to Him."

  • Started dancing at age 3 with Lugene Cole
  • Trained at the Hess School of Dance from age 7 to 18
  • Danced 11 seasons in the local production of the Nutcracker with roles ranging from a little Christmas Angel to Clara to Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Summer Intensives: The Jillana School in Taos Ski Valley, NM; Ballet Magnificat! in Jackson, MS; American Ballet Theatre in Austin, TX and New York City, NY; Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, WA
  • Ballet Magnificat Teacher Workshop in 2012
  • Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) certification: April 2017



"I advocate hard Work and Freedom. The greatest Freedom given to us is found only in Christ. The hardest Work for mankind has already been accomplished through Christ. In other words, we are liberated to worship and be ambassadors of Christ."

  • Started ballet training at age 8 with Maryland Youth Ballet
  • Participated in the pre-professional level of Ballet Magnificat!'s Summer Dance Intensive in 2010-2012
  • Became a trainee at Ballet Magnificat! in 2012, was promoted to the Omega Company in 2014, and toured internationally with them for 3 years
  • Served as an Instructor and Assistant Choreographer at Christ In The Arts in Lubbock, Texas
  • Began teaching and choreographing at Doxa in January 2017
  • Leads Doxa Coterie and Doxa Kerusso programs



"I am thrilled to be a part of the Doxa ministry and combine my dancing knowledge with the gift of worship. I'm thankful to be a part of a community of fellow believers who strive to teach more than just technique." 

  • Started dancing at age 3 with Lugene Cole
  • Trained at Ballet Lubbock under Suzanne Aker and Yvonne Racz-Key
  • Attended the University of Utah on scholarship and was a member of the Utah Ballet Company and Utah Character Dance Ensemble
  • Chosen to perform Russian in the Nutcracker with the professional ballet company, Aspen Santa Fe Dance Company
  • Performed in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Seoul, South Korea
  • Graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ballet
  • Served as resident Ballet Mistress at Ballet Lubbock for 3 years
  • Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) certification: April 2017



"I want to encourage dancers to work hard unto the Lord and worship Him through the ability to move that is a blessing from Him." 

  • Started dancing at age 11 at California Elite Sports Center
  • Trained with Maple Conservatory and was part of the Maple Youth Ballet
  • Attended the University of Utah as a ballet major for 1 year until God led her to Ballet Magnificat!
  • Attended the Ballet Magnificat! summer intensive in 2013 and became a trainee with their Trainee II Events Company. During that time she toured nationally as well as in Mexico and Honduras
  • Joined Paradosi Ballet's touring company in Tacoma, Washington in 2016



"I'm passionate about not only teaching the art of dance but also sharing Jesus with my students. I love being able to bring dance into a church setting because it gives me the opportunity to show people a different and unique way to worship the Lord."

  • Started dancing at age 6 with Neil and Camille Hess
  • Pursued dance in college and received a Theatre Arts/Dance degree
  • Has been teaching theatre and dance since 2003 at various churches and dance studios in Amarillo
  • Involved in Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre, Amarillo Little Theatre, and Amarillo Opera
  • Started teaching at Doxa in 2013, using her theatre background for acting/improvisation courses. She is primarily responsible for the acting coaching in Doxa's story ballet productions




"I'm excited to be a part of the Doxa ministry. I enjoy sharing the art of dance with children and worshipping the Lord with them. I believe God is the great creator and artist and it is a privilege to praise Him through dance."  

  • Started dancing at age 4
  • Studied ballet for 4 years at West Texas A&M University
  • Has been teaching dance in Amarillo since 1997, including ballet, tap, jazz, and music movement
  • Choreographed 2 Amarillo College musicals
  • Choreographed and taught dances for St. Stephen United Methodist Church
  • Performed with the "Texas" cast in Austin for the State Capitol rededication



“I find deep satisfaction in sharing dance as a form of worship. I love seeing students discover the joy of dance and grow in their understanding of the Lord through that experience.”

  • Began dancing at age 3.
  • Studied under Deborah Rogers at Ruidoso Dance Ensemble. 
  • Danced the lead role of Giselle at 16 years old.
  • Studied dance at Tyler Junior College and Texas Tech University
  • Attended Intensives at Alvin Ailey and Ad Deum Dance Company 
  • Founded Creative Movement School of Dance in 2011 in Carrizozo, NM
  • Taught middle and high school dance at Fort Worth ISD
  • Joined the Doxa teaching team in the 2020/21 Season



"I am excited to be teaching these young men in the foundations of ballet and to also grow them as men chasing after God."
  • Trained in musical theatre, jazz, tap, and ballet
  • Began dancing in 2015 with Doxa
  • Performed roles in Mary Poppins, Seussical, and The Music Man with local theatre production groups
  • Performed in Doxa's productions of Bloodline, Daniel, and The Ark & the Covenant in featured roles
  • Attended Ballet Magnificat!'s Summer Dance Intensive in 2017
  • Member of Doxa Coterie
  • Joins Doxa Team as a Junior Instructor for the 2019/20 Season



"It is truly a blessing to get to dance in an environment that points not to the dancers on the stage, but to the God who created them.  I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to share this blessing with other dancers and to watch them grow in their passion for the Lord."
  • Began studying ballet and tap at age 9 under Cynthia McCormack at Amarillo College; began dancing with Doxa at age 11
  • Performed various corps and soloist roles in Doxa's productions of Bloodline, Daniel, The Ark & the Covenant, and Esther
  • Attended summer dance intensives at Ballet Magnificat! and Christ in the Arts
  • Assistant teacher at Doxa for 2 years
  • Became a Junior Instructor at Doxa in the 2020/21 Season



"My goal is to lead others to Christ through dance and movement. Learning to use the gift of dance as worship brings glory to God and allows His holiness and purity to be made known. It is an honor to be able to dance and teach in an environment without judgement and where the main goal is to help students learn about Jesus."

  • Began dance at age 2 under Kathy Cowan and Cynthia McCormack

  • Began dancing at Doxa in 2012

  • Assistant teacher for 7 years at Amarillo College and Doxa Dance Ministry

  • Attended 3 Ballet Magnificat! Summer Dance Intensives

  • Cast in several leading and corps roles with Doxa, Amarillo Opera, Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre, Summer Youth Musicals, and Amarillo Little Theatre

  • Goal of becoming a personal trainer in addition to dance instructor

  • Became a Junior Instructor at Doxa in 2021



"I am grateful to be a part of Doxa and the family that resides here, which not only teaches growth in technique, but in spiritual strength and readiness. Understanding the mercy in what Jesus has done and continues to do for us makes praising Him through dance that much sweeter, and I am overjoyed to share His glory with other dancers."

  • Began training in ballet and tap at age 5 at Amarillo College

  • Began dancing ballet with Doxa Dance Ministry at age 8

  • Performed numerous corps and lead roles in Doxa’s showcases of Esther, Daniel, The Ark and the Covenant, Bloodline, and Joseph

  • Assistant teacher at Doxa

  • Dancer with Doxa’s Kerusso program

  • Became a Junior Instructor at Doxa for the 2021/22 season



"Dancing with Doxa and learning how to use the gift of dance to worship God and share His word has been an amazing opportunity. I have learned many valuable lessons that apply both in and out of the studio. I am so excited to now also be a part of the Doxa teaching team where I can teach students not only about dance and tumbling but can also help show students that they can use these talents to worship God and share his word."

  • Began training in Power Tumbling with TG Sports at age 7 and with AAG at age 11
  • Began dancing with Doxa Dance Ministry at age 13
  • Performed in corps and lead roles with Doxa shows such as Daniel, The Ark and the Covenant, Bloodline, Esther, and Joseph
  • Became a Junior Instructor with Doxa for the 2021/2022 season


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