Summer Camp & Next Season registration will begin in May!

Karie Horton

Owner/Pure Energy Dance Company Director/Instructor

Karie began her dance training at the early age of 4.  Over the course of her dancing career, she trained under the direction of Tammie Duncan. Karie was a performing member of the Texarkana Community Ballet and also performed with the Oakland Ballet Company.  After graduating high school, she attended Louisiana State University in Shreveport and earned a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. She founded Karie Horton School of Dance in Lindale, Texas in the fall of 2011, which later became Studio 16 Dance Center in 2020.  Karie has also served as a teacher at Lindale ISD for the past 13 years and was named the Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year in 2018.  She is currently stepping away from teaching to focus solely on Studio 16 Dance Center. Karie has been married to her husband, Robert, for 23 years, and they have two children, Haylie and Blake. 

“Together, we are beyond excited to see what the future holds for Studio 16!” 

Come dance with us!



Robert Horton

Owner/Business Manager

Haylie Horton

Studio Manager/Business Manager

Mrs. Sherri

Pure Energy Dance Company Assistant Director/Jazz/Tap/Pom

Mrs. Kelsey

East Texas Ballet Company Director/Pure Energy Dance Company/Ballet / Contemporary

MISS brittany

Hip Hop/Pom

Miss chloe

Acro/Pom/Cheer/Pure Energy Dance Company

MISS Allie


MISS lauren

Cheer/Combo Classes/Acro