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is the Owner/Director of Studio C Academy of Dance since it was
established in 1996.
originally from Los Angeles, California where she graduated from
UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and has also earned her
degree in Secondary Education from Cal Poly Pomona. While attending
UCLA, she was a member of the UCLA Dance Company and studied the
modern dance techniques of Martha Graham, Jose Limon and Merce
After college, Carol pursued her dance career in the entertainment
industry and worked with many well known choreographers, dancers and
singers. She has performed in many parts of the United States and
several parts of the world such as England, Greece, Amsterdam,
Mexico, Japan and Hong Kong. She has toured as a dancer for James
Brown and the Beach Boys.
has appeared in music videos, and television specials for Michael
Jackson (Black or White), The Beach Boys (Hot Fun in the
Summertime), James Brown (King of Soul), Garth Brooks (Country Music
Countdown) and many others. Carol has also appeared as a dancer on
The Arsenio Hall Show, General Hospital and commercials for Pepsi
with Ray Charles. She was also a 6 year member (1989-95) of the NBA
Los Angeles Clipper Spirit Dance Team. Carol was also a full-time
faculty member at Walnut High School in Southern California from
1993-96 and was the Director of the National Championship Walnut HS
Since moving to Idaho, she
established a dance program and the dance team at Skyview HS in
Nampa (1996-98) and has been the Director for the CBA Idaho Stampede
Dance Team (1997-2001) and (2002-03).
Carol has earned numerous
choreography awards from such dance competitions as LA Danceforce,
USA Dance Classic, Dance Unlimited and Spotlight Dance Cup with her
work with the Studio C Company Dancers. She is happily married and a
mother of 3 children.
(aka Miss Kimber) is a graduate of Boise State University with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and has also earned her
degree in Secondary Education. While attending Boise State she was a
4 year member and Dance Captain of the BSU Maneline Dancers.
Kimberly also served as an instructor and adjudicator for the United
Spirit Association for 7 years and has taught dance in Hawaii,
California, Texas, Utah, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. She is most
recognized for her many accomplishments as a coach for the National
Championship Centennial High School Sweet Liberty Dance Team.
Kimber has been a faculty member at Studio C since 1997 and she also
works with the Studio C Elementary, Youth and Junior Company
Dancers. Her performing groups have earned numerous High Score
awards and she has received Outstanding Choreography awards at Dance
Unlimited and Spotlight Dance Cup.
“Miss Kimber” is adored by her many students due to her love for her
students and her amazing ability to communicate to her students at
their level. She is happily married and a mother of 6 children.
Sarah Gabbard is originally
from Liverpool, England. She is recognized as an Associate of the
Royal Academy of Dancing (ARAD) and has taught classical ballet for
many schools including the Liverpool Theatre School.
Sarah has trained with full scholarships at the Chiltern Casting
School and the Legat School, both in England; and at the Manche
Academie de Danse Classique in France under Royal Ballet trained
teachers, Tina Young and David Picken.
She has served as Dance Captain, performed as a Swing covering all
dance roles, and had a singing role as "Meg Giry" in Andrew Lloyd
Weber's musical Phantom of the Opera in Hamburg, Germany from
From 1992-1995 she was a member of the
touring company Weiner Ballet Theater where she performed soloist
roles in Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, and the Viennese
Gala in both Germany and Switzerland. She also danced the role of
"Cinderella" with Ballet de la Baie of Normany, France.
Sarah is currently in her 4th year of
teaching ballet at Studio C. She resides in Boise with her husband,
David, and their daughter, Mila.
has had a love for dance ever since the
age of five when she began her first dance lesson. She grew up in
Boise and graduated from Centennial High School, where she served as
team captain during 2002-2003. During this time, Heidi placed in
many solo competitions at the State, Regional, and National levels.
She was crowned Miss Pacific Northwest in 2003.
Heidi continued her dance career during college as a three year
member of the Nationally ranked Boise State Mane Line Dancers. She
has taught at Studio C since 2003 and working with the Petite
Company has been one of her favorite experiences.
For the past three years, Heidi has been
the coach of the Centennial High Sweet Liberty Dance Team and is
currently still pursuing this occupation. During her time as coach,
Heidi has choreographed many team routines, seven of which have won
1st place National titles.
Heidi is currently finishing her Bachelor Degree at Boise State in
Business Administration and is happily married to her husband Chase.
||Michelle Kresge -
National Director and Co-Founder of Spotlight Events, Inc., Michelle
has been in the dance world all of her life, with over 30 years of
dance training, performing, and professional choreography
experience. She comes from a family of 7 children, all of whom
started their training in their mother’s dance studio.
Michelle has taught all dance forms and directed her own successful
dance studio for a number of years.
As a competitor and choreographer, Michelle has won numerous awards
on a Regional and National level. She is also a recognized dance,
drill, and talent adjudicator.
In addition to her dance background, Michelle possesses a vast
business background. She served as a Vice President for a 2.5
billion dollar financial institution for over 10 years.
Michelle is also an accomplished musician, including voice, piano and
saxophone, and is active in her church organization. She and her
husband, Robert, are parents to three beautiful children.
||Krissy Swallow -
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||Miranda Palacio -
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||Tricia Thomas -
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