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Janai Williams Janai Williams, originally from Baltimore, is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State and UNC-Greensboro with a concentration in Business and Dance, where she studied ballet, modern, jazz, and Dunham technique. <Read More>

Garrison Hilton is the dance educator at River Bluff High School Lexington, SC, where he serves as the Artistic Director for both the River Bluff Dance Company and Junior Dance Company, in addition to being the director of the school’s color guard and winter guard programs. <Read More>

Erin Lally Erin Lally has served as a dance educator in public school, studio, and community settings for over sixteen years, teaching with Luna Dance Institute in Berkeley, CA, New York City Center, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Hispanico, and American Repertory Ballet Company. <Read More>

JoBeth Hardin JoBeth Hardin. Originally from southern Virginia, JoBeth graduated Magna Cum Laude from Radford University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Dance. While at Radford University, her choreography was selected to represent the Radford University Dance Department at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic American College Dance Festival. <Read More>

JC Burnett-Gordon J.C. De’ Marko V. Burnett-Gordon, from Nashville, TN, received his Bachelor’s Degree from Tennessee State University in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Theater & Communications, and a minor in Dance, and also holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Dance Education from the University of Memphis.  <Read More>

Julie DeGregorio Ohrnberger Julie DeGregorio Ohrnberger, originally from Northern Virginia, graduated Summa Cum Laude from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance, and the Excellence in Performance Award. <Read More>

Hannah Russell Hannah Russell, from Cairo, Georgia, started her dance journey at Lucretia’s School of Dance at the age of two. At thirteen, she began training at Off Broadstreet Centre for the Dance Arts (OBCDA), where she danced competitively with the F.I.R.M. Dance Company until graduating high school. Then, she attended Valdosta State University to earn a bachelor’s degree in business management. <Read More>

Ashley Watts, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, is a dance educator and choreographer. She was a member of the Mon Valley Ballet Company prior to relocating to Ohio, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education from Kent State University. <Read More>

Ellen Tshudy portrait Ellen Tshudy graduated with honors from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Modern Dance. After graduating, Ellen moved to Atlanta to begin her professional performing career and became a founding member of Zoetic Dance Ensemble, one of ATL’s most popular contemporary dance companies. <Read More>

Julia Wedge Julia Wedge has been teaching dance, choreography, and performing arts in school and studio settings in the Sacramento area for over twenty years. As a dance educator and professional choreographer, she has committed herself to bringing quality dance instruction and artistic vision to students everywhere. <Read More>

Lisette Benefield-Smythe is a native of Ozark, Alabama. Growing up, she studied under the direction of Maryanne Martin Murphy with the Andalusia Ballet in Alabama. In 2009, she attended Birmingham-Southern College as a dance education major where she studied under Mira Popvich, Ruth Henry, and Teri Weksler. <Read More>

Kimberly Quick-Blount was born and raised in North Carolina. She has been teaching as a public school dance educator for 7 years. She has a passion for all aspects of the dance field education, performance, and Arts Administration to name a few. Kimberly holds a BA in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she had the opportunity to work with many world-renowned educators and choreographers. <Read More>