The team at Transformation Station is filled with passion, experience, and a deep desire to serve children and adults through the art of dance and beyond. Meet our board members/staff!
Board member, Transformation Station
Co-owner, Elite Dance Studios
Virginia Mock co-owns Elite Dance Studio with her sister, Emily Viator. They, along with Brent Morgan, co-founded Transformation Station. They share a passion for serving all their students and co-created Transformation Station to provide a means for all children to participate no matter their ability to afford classes.
Virginia is a Master Dance Teacher with more than 22,000 classroom hours taught since becoming an instructor more than two decades ago. She's taught and trained all over the United States as a past instructor with Universal Dance Association, at the Boys and Girls Club, The Jones Center for Families, Springdale and Eureka Springs High Schools, and thoroughly enjoyed choreographing "Footloose", "Wizard of Oz", and "Annie" for the Ozark Arts Council.
A highly trained and skilled instructor in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical and Tap Dance, Virginia was awarded the opportunity of a lifetime with a six-month, intensive internship at the prestigious Broadway Dance Center in New York City in 2006.
This invaluable experience was critical in her development process into the incredible trainer and instructor she is today. She's also received more state and regional level awards than we can even list for her unique and powerful choreography-which many of her students will tell you creates a bond that lasts far beyond their time at Transformation Station.
Virginia is passionately and positively obsessed with providing nothing less than world-class dance and movement instruction to children in an environment that is most conducive to their overall physical and psychological development!
Virginia has been a Tap & Movement Instructor at Fayetteville Montessori School since 2004, and Artistic Director at the Elite Dance Studios in Berryville and Fayetteville since 1999.
Board Member, Transformation Station
Co-Owner, Elite Dance Studio
Emily Viator co-owns Elite Dance Studio and co-founded Transformation Station with her sister, Virginia Mock, and board member Brent Morgan. They share a passion for helping children heal from various childhood traumas through movement therapy. Their more than 20 years of individual experience have demonstrated the value of using dance as a unifying and healing practice.
Emily is an award-winning Master Dance Teacher with more than 22,000 hours taught since becoming an instructor 21 years ago and has been extensively trained by world-class instructors in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theatre. She annually attends dance teacher training workshops around the U.S. to keep her and her dancers current with the latest trends in choreography and up to date with the safest techniques.
Emily’s choreography has been featured at the Walton Arts Center for the Dance Coalition’s Spring Concert in which she served on the board and as a member choreographer for three years. During this time, she worked with the organization to bring master teachers and host workshops for local dancers. She’s also choreographed for Ozark Film and Video and was featured in the kids' television show “What’s Up Que Pasa”.
Emily has been sought out by the Lyric Theatre and Springdale High School to choreograph full-length Broadway productions of “Wizard of Oz”, “Annie”, “Footloose”, “Addams Family”, and “Freaky Friday”.
Working alongside the world-renowned ballet companies Houston Ballet and Russia’s Moscow Ballet in their children’s summer programs and annual Nutcracker has given her tools of adaption and expanded her training giving her tools in production and theatre management.
She is the founder of the Fayetteville Montessori Tap and movement program, which is still going strong since 2004.
The list of her involvement in community events includes working with Nadine Baum children’s Summer Dance program, Fayetteville Farmers Market Flashmob, Fayetteville Public Library Dancing through the Decades workshop, Botanical Gardens puppet parade, and many more.
Her personal studies in anatomy and physiology have assisted her in training healthy minds and bodies.
Emily has been a dance and movement instructor since 1997 and Artistic Director of Elite Dance Studios in Berryville and Fayetteville since 1999.
Board member, Transformation Station
Brent Morgan works closely with the team at Elite Dance Studios and is on the board for Transformation Station. He is both an entrepreneur and Realtor with Coldwell Banker Harris, McHaney and Faucette.
The oldest of four children, Brent is passionate about Childhood Development and Mentorship. He aspires to create exponential awareness about the pervasive effects of childhood trauma, its lifelong ramifications, as well as the growing revelation by modern medical-science and psychology pointing to the Movement Arts as a critical key to unlocking the door to healing for these children.
Brent is involved with many aspects of the Northwest Arkansas community and earned his MBA in Organizational Strategy from Harding University’s Paul R. Carter School of Business in Searcy (2009). As a 2001 Shiloh Christian High School graduate, Brent was also a 2-time state football champion under coach Gus Malzahn and awarded a football scholarship to Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia (Class of ’05). He also holds various certifications in skills including solar energy.
Brent believes mental health to be the single greatest issue affecting the planet today and that what the whole world needs now, more than ever, is to dance! You’ll usually find him scuba diving, playing guitar or endlessly consuming books and knowledge on human behavior, philosophy, neuroscience and leadership.