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Savannah Libbey
Co-owner, Director, Lead Dance Instructor

Savannah is an experienced and passionate dance instructor with over 15 years of experience teaching various dance styles including but not limited to tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and acrobatics. She is an award-winning competitor who has been dancing since the age of 2 years old with a vast knowledge of dance choreography and stage performance. After high school Savannah went on to take classes at her college and join a company in Santa Barbara, California for 4 years. She was the dance choreographer for the musical theatre program and head of the dance program at Amador High School where she choreographed the routines and numbers for the musicals and other shows/performances throughout the year. She has been the Director and primary instructor at Star Dancer Studio for many years, teaching over 250 students each week at their Sutter Creek location. Savannah's passion for dance has enabled her to create a successful studio that has inspired countless students to reach their full potential in the art of dance. Her dedication and commitment to her students has made her a highly sought after instructor and mentor. She is an inspiration to all of her students, teaching them the importance of hard work, dedication, and self-expression.

Emilia Landreth

Dance Instructor


Hello! My name is Emilia Landreth. I started dancing at the age of two. I joined a competition team at The Academy School of Dance and Gymnastics when I was 7 years old. I achieved several awards and scholarships through out my 9 years of competing. I have been trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hiphop, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, musical theater, and ballroom. During my high-school years I assisted as well as taught classes at the dance studio. During my freshman year at Murray State University, I was apart of the Racer Girls; the Murray State Dance Team. Dance has made such a positive impact on my life and I am so incredibly grateful to have the position to share my love of dance to so many students.

About Us

Dianna Patton
Co-owner, Instructor, Founder

Dianna Patton (the founder of Star Dancer Studio) has danced from age 2 through present and performed professionally on Television at age 4. She started performing in the Sacramento Music Circus at age 9 and went through High School with that company. Dianna started teaching dance at age 12, and is still teaching multiple hours a week!

She started her professional dance company “Sizzling Hot” in 1980, and they danced for the Department of Defense, TV appearances on Star Search, commercials, Weeknight, PM Magazine, Australian Air Force (and had their jet's named after us), Opening of Hotels in Hawaii, performing at the Coca Cola private company shows, corporate shows and golf classics. She now is teaching the majority of our adult and senior classes at Star Dancer Studio.

We are a family owned business. While our dance studios have had many names and locations, the family stays the same. Starting off with Mimi, now in her 90s, our studio opened in 1952 when Mimi came up with the plan to have a successful career as a dance teacher. Going on to Dianna who would be born just two years after the opening of Barbara's Dance Studio, Dianna began teaching dance alongside her mom at the age of 12 years old. After years of performing in the music circus and performing out with Barbara's dance studio, Dianna went on to take over the family business. Dianna had been teaching for years when she decided to put together Sizzling Hot, a professional dance company. Starting the company in 1980, Sizzling Hot would go onto signing a contract with the Department of Defense and travel around the world entertaining our troops. Sizzling Hot was also on many TV shows, such as Star Search, commercials, Weeknight, and many more. Deciding to give up the huge studio of Tinseltown in 2003, Dianna, Mimi, and Savannah moved to Sutter Creek, CA in search of the charm a small town has to offer. 2003 would be the year Star Dancer Studio was created. In 1995 Dianna had her first and only baby girl Savannah. Coming from having 3 older sons Scott, Brett, and Lance, Dianna knew she had her 3rd generation of dance teacher finally. Savannah danced from age 2 through college, and at the age of 22 in 2017 took over as Co-Owner and Director of Star Dancer Studio. Savannah competed her whole young life, and took unlimited dance through high school. While going to college in Santa Barbara, CA Savannah was part of a company and took dance classes throughout her college years. Now back together in Spring Hill, TN, Savannah, Dianna, and Mimi love being the known for creating a huge dance family. At Star Dancer Studio we are not just the place to go to dance, but we are a dance family that focuses on positive reinforcement and confidence in hopes to build the love and passion we all share for dance. Each one of us feels blessed and so lucky to have the chance to be able to have our passion as our careers.

Savannah, Dianna, and Mimi

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