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Faculty & Staff

Below is a short Bio of each staff member at Glenda's Dance Center.

Ms. Glenda Langford, Owner / Instructor

Glenda started dancing at the age of three. She has a degree in Modern Dance from the Florida School of the Arts. Along with performing in many productions, plays and musicals, she has won numerous competitions in both dance and cheerleading. She has also been a judge for various dance competitions. In 1989, Glenda performed in NBC’s Grand Opening Special for MGM Studios. Previously working as a dancer for Walt Disney World, most recently, Glenda entertained with many of her students as "guest talent" in Walt Disney World. Glenda trained for 17 years in various studios, colleges and workshops. In 30+ years of teaching, 30 of those have been in St. Cloud. "My dream, when I was a little girl, was to be a dance teacher. I never wanted to be or do anything else. How fortunate I am to be living my dream and grateful I’ve been given the opportunity to meet and work with so many wonderful people." Glenda resides in St. Cloud with her husband, David, and children, Trent, Caleb, Payton, & Anna.


Ms. Kim Matheny, Instructor

Kim started dancing at the age of three. In addition to taking classes locally, she studied one summer at the University of Kentucky. She has competed in various competitions and workshops along the eastern coast. In 1993, Kim performed in the televised half-time show at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Kim has performed at Disney parks as "guest talent" for 7 years. She has been with Glenda’s Dance Center since Glenda opened her doors. Kim resides in St. Cloud with her husband, Doug, and their children, Blake and Morgan.


Ms. Payton Hinton, Instructor

This is Payton's sixth year as an instructor with Glenda's Dance Center. She has been an assistant teacher for 10 years and a faculty member for 6 years. Payton has been dancing and training in various studios, workshops and conventions for 20+ years. She is a current member and choreographer for our LTD Dance Company, where she has won various awards and recognitions. She also entertains at Disney and other venues. Payton was selected to be on the faculty of the Eastern Dance Association. She also was on her high school cheerleading squad for all 4 years, and was a Captain on the Elite Cheer squad her Senior year. Payton was also a member of the Panther Paws Dance Team at Gateway High School for 3 years as well, under the direction of Ms. Tena Alise. Ms. Payton has graduated from Valencia with a degree in Dance Performance. She was a member of the Valencia Dance Theatre Company, and she was also President of the Valencia Dance Department.  Ms. Payton has earned her teaching degree at the University of Central Florida.  We look forward to another fun year with her.

Ms. Anna Langford, Instructor

This is Anna's first year as an instructor with Glenda's Dance Center.  She has been an assistant teacher for the last 5 years.  Anna has been dancing since the age of 2.  Ms. Anna is a current member of our LTD Dance Company, where she has won numerous awards and recognitions.  She entertains at Disney and other venues, as well as trains in various workshops and conventions.  Ms. Anna has participated in the Valencia College Summer Dance Institute for the past 3 years, where she learns from College Professors and gets the opportunity to perform in the College Summer Showcase.  This year Ms. Anna is currently a full-time Dual Enrollment student at Valencia College.  Ms. Anna is very excited to continue this journey as an instructor.


Teachers Assistants

Ms. Abby Dombo Ms. Olivia Gray Ms. Kinsey Lesher Ms. Riley Wigand TBA