Just like the board of directors, our staff works tirelessly to ensure that our students are equipped with the tools they need to succeed. Meet our incredible team!

Our staff

Cindy Pipkin

Founder and Executive Director

Cindy founded Life Change Academy in 2006. With an incredible team of instructors and volunteers, she has grown Life Change Academy to include an in-school ballroom program, a scholarship/leadership program and summer programs. Her focus has always been geared toward changing the paradigm of at-risk youth. She volunteers her time to Life Change Academy. In addition, she works as a consultant for Arbonne International where she serves at the top level of field management as an Executive National Vice President, Independent Consultant.

Tami Bramel

Associate Director and Lead Y.E.L.P. Instructor

Tami joined Life Change Ballroom as the Associate Director in 2007. Prior to joining Life Change,  Tami was a Regional Vice President for AT&T Wireless and worked in the wireless industry for over 20 years.  Since leaving AT&T, Tami has devoted her time to serving the inner-city youth in Oklahoma City.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for BritVil Community Food Pantry and has previously served as Chairman of the board of Junior Achievement, the Finance Committee for the Oklahoma City YWCA, The Oklahoma Academy and American Cellular Management Corporation. She is a member of Britton Christian Church and serves in their Study Buddies and Financial Peace University ministries.

Ciarra Kelly

Administrative Assistant

Ciarra has literally grown up in this program. She has been with Life Change since she was 10 years-old, starting in her 5th grade ballroom class which won that year’s title of 2008 Life Change Ballroom Champions. She then became a member of the Life Change Ballroom Dance troupe and after graduating from the YELP program, she became an In-School instructor for us, teaching the same 5th grade class she had attended when she was ten. As a young adult, she now serves as our Administrative Assistant