THE TEAM

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  • Team
  • Jessie Beebe
    Jessie Beebe
    Founder
  • Ryan Warren
    Ryan Warren
    Teacher/Choreographer
  • Shannon Lane
    Shannon Lane
    Teacher
  • Ajaie Smiley
    Ajaie Smiley
    Teacher 
  • Ryleigh Beebe
    Ryleigh Beebe
    Teacher/Staff Intern
  • Kelsey Williamson
    Kelsey Williamson
    Media Director
  • Deardre Randolph
    Deardre Randolph
     Dance Coordinator/Teacher
Jessie Beebe
Founder
Jessie is a high energy minister who has a heart to reach kids and their families with the Gospel of Christ creatively through the arts!   Jessie graduated with a Bachelors degree from TWU for Elementary education specializing and minoring in Theatre.  Jessie had a blast,  as a young adult, performing in North Texas theaters such as Circle Theatre.  She also had roles such as Calamity Jane at the Crazy Horse Saloon as well as Cat Woman in the Batman Stunt Show both at Six flags over Texas.  Jessie ministered as a Children’s Pastor for seven years at The Met Church in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2003 Jessie recorded a kid’s worship album called “Pump up the Praise!” Recovering from Brain Surgery in 2004, God gave her the vision to go out and evangelize to families, creatively through the performing arts, while targeting kids. Later in 2004 Jessie was blessed to travel in a 30 city arena tour with VeggieTales Rockin’ Tour Live performing her “Pump Up the Praise” songs as well as playing the Host of the VeggieTales Live show.  In 2005 the 501c3, Stand Ministries, was born. Jessie and  a company of teen and children performers travel around the community, country and the world sharing Jesus. Stand has ministered in Uganda, Africa, Haiti, Honduras, and Nepal.  Jessie created the Stand Performing Arts Ministry Academy in 2010 to train up kids and teens in arts and Ministry to be able to go out and reach others for Jesus! Stand has performed at CreationFest, Celebrate Freedom Dallas and Atlanta, The Potters House, Gateway Church, and Internationally with Evangelists such as Andrew Palau. Jessie has an amazing husband, Don and two beautiful daughters Ryleigh and Reese that all join with her in the ministry.
Ryan Warren
Teacher/Choreographer

Ryan Warren has been dancing since the age of seven and has trained all over the nation. He began his career in high school as a featured dancer in the Miss Tennessee pageants and with R&B act, “Destiny’s Child.” Since then he has choreographed for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Kansas City Chief Cheerleaders, traveled the country with the Adrenaline Dance Convention, was featured on the international television show “Barney the Dinosaur”, performed along side the rap duo “Yin Yang Twins,” back up danced for country sensation Carrie Underwood, and was featured in Christian recording artist Kari Jobe’s music video, “You are For Me.” Ryan has taught for the Dupree Dance Expo Convention and Dance Revolution. His individualistic choreography style has earned him national recognition and is in demand at studios across the country. Ryan is a graduate from Dallas Baptist University with a bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Biblical Studies. Ryan currently resides in Dallas, Tx with his wife, Amy, daughter, Brooklyn and son, Hero. He gives all the glory for his dance career to His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, without Him, Ryan is nothing!

Shannon Lane
Teacher
Shannon Lane, lives in Fort Worth with her husband, four children, three dogs, a cat and a ferret. Her day job(s) as a program manager for a financial institution, partner of an escape room adventure, and co-owner of a woodworking design studio is not what she envisioned as a vocal performance major at UNT. Surprisingly, however, her job allows her performance side to come out in the form of public speaking, facilitation, training, and creating entertaining experiences.
 
Shannon found Stand in 2012 when her son Shawn, brought home a flier about auditions. He auditioned along with her daughter, Rebecca, and the rest as they say is history. The kids became a huge part of the group and Shannon has served on the board, volunteer hundreds of hours, delivered public speaking workshops to the kids and is now excited to be part of the vocal performance dynamic duo! Shannon draws on her extensive performance history and classical training combined with her professional experience to provide an empowering vocal performance experience.
Ajaie Smiley
Teacher 
Been with Stand for 7 years. Dancing all my life! I also Dance at Triple Motion Dance, with their comp  Team and at Studio 74!  I Love to dance and excited for future in dance and where it takes me! I love to try new things
Ryleigh Beebe
Teacher/Staff Intern

I’m Ryleigh and I teach dance at Stand on Saturdays in the Kids and Prep class. I’m 18 years old and have been dancing for about 11 years. I love hip hop and the lord! Ministry is my heart, and so is performing, so getting to do both is a true blessing.

Kelsey Williamson
Media Director

Kelsey graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Radio, Television, and Film and a minor in marketing. Since then she has worked with Chase Pool Films, ScreenFX Academy, and The Met Church. Currently, she is employed full time at The Met Church as the Video Director. Filming and photography aren’t her only passions. Over the past couple of years, she has worked at the church she has grown to realize her heart for youth ministry. She has become more than just the “video girl”.

Deardre Randolph
 Dance Coordinator/Teacher
Born and raised in the Keller Fort Worth area age 20. I’ve been studio dancing since age 2, styles including jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, and tap. Teaching since age 15 with Triple Motion Dance Studio. Danced at the bass hall and majestic theatre with Debbie Allen dance intensive and Dallas Black dance intensive. Graduated in 2015 from Timber Creek Hs. In 2015-2016 I was on the SFASU collegiate dance team and now am apart of Tarrant County College Mosaic dance company. I have been working for stand since January 2016 and West Birdville Elementary in Haltom City as an after school program dance teacher since 2017.