Tap 4 Kids


This class is taught by:

Kelly Carter

(Tap/Ballet/Jazz)
Kelly is a FAU student and comes to us from Tampa, Florida. Altho she is only nineteen years old, she has some amazing training! She attended Howard W. Blake High School of the Arts were she earned a master certification in dance. Although Kelly's specialty is tap, she has been trained in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, and hip hop. Kelly has also been trained at the Boston Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, The Patel Conservatory in Tampa, Florida, and Debbie Allen's Dance Academy in Los Angeles,California. Her formative years were spent at the Studio of Dance and Music in Sarasota Florida, Brucie Klay's Dance Center in Tampa, Florida and The Brandon School of Dance Arts in Seffner, Florida. Kelly has attended multiple conventions and festivals such as; The Pulse and The national and regional high school dance festivals. Kelly has also competed in numerous competitions and received many high honors. Kelly has previously been a dance instructor at Universal Dance Studios Miami and she is currently a choreographer for the Brandon School of Dance Arts Competition Team as well as a full time student studying business and dance at Florida Atlantic University. Kelly is enthusiastic about working at Virtuous Productions and contributing to the lives of the dancers at the studio.
 

Christopher Caldwell

Ballroom, Latin, Modern/Contemp.,  Jazz, Hip Hop
Christopher Scott Caldwell has been commissioned as a professional dancer, choreographer, and educator at an international standard. He has toured as a protege to some of the worlds top choreographers including the panel from So You Think You Can Dance, such as Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo, Wade Robson, and Tyce Diorio.

Christopher was trained in classical ballet by former Bejart Ballet Lausanne principle dancer Shonach Mirk Robles, and was introduced to modern technique by Ailey graduate Donna Kojo, and renowned instructor Michael Foley (Cirque du Soleil), and studied composition from choreographers Larry Keigwin (Julliard School), and Bill T Jones (Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company). Christopher has choreographed alongside the Miami City Ballet in an off-Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet, under the direction of Kristen Coury, and has played lead roles in other off-Broadway shows including Godspell, Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose, and much more.

Currently the Artistic Director of Ovations Productions LLC, and on the guest Faculty for the Patel Conservatory of The Performing Arts , Chris is excited to be a part of Virtuous Productions, and combine his extensive modern dance background with ballroom technique to offer an incredible learning experience to his students. Christopher has studied with twelve-time undefeated US Rhythm Champion Bob Powers, and has appeared on Studio 10 TV, Fox News, and Daytime on NBC.

Eileen Herzog-Bazin

Tap & Ballet Instructor
Experienced * Professional * Versatile * Dedicated * Enthusiastic

Former professional dancer in New York and long-time dance instructor.
Experience:
  • Classical Ballet / Russian (Vaganova) - PEDAGOGY
  • Classical Ballet / Italian (Cecchetti) PEDAGOGY 
  • Contemporary Dance (Horton / Humphrey-Limon)
  • Ethnic (Dunham Technique / Haitian Folklore)
  • Dance Masters of America (DMA), Detroit, Michigan
  • Jo Jo’s Dance Factory; New York City, NY
  • Luigi School of Jazz; New York, New York
  • American Ballet Theater; New York, New York
  • North East Regional Ballet Festivals
  • Detroit City Ballet Company, Detroit, MI
  • Ethnic / Flamenco Dance Studies, Detroit, MI

Rachel Nickerson

Hip- Hop, Ballet, Dance Flex & Technique 4 Kids Instructor
 
Rachel is a former professional dancer/ cheerleader for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars, and Arizona Cardinals. She graduated from the University of North Florida where she majored in Elementary Education, received her Bachelor’s degree, was a member of UNF’s Dance Team, and went on to be a cheerleader for the Barracuda’s Hockey Team. One of her proudest moments was being selected to perform at the USA Olympic Basketball Game VS Puerto Rico that was held in Jacksonville, FL. Rachel has taught various grades and subjects in elementary school, including dance and theatre for the past 5 years. She and a co-worker directed and created a dance program at her former school in Mesa, Arizona. Their dancers learned a variety of dance styles, performed for school events, off campus events, and attended dance conventions. She has lead Pro Cheer/ Dance clinics for ProTime Cheer and Dance, and is currently teaching dance at Virtuous Productions ! Rachel is very excited to be apart of the VP family.

Caitlin Lyon

Ballet/Jazz/Tap/Acro
Teacher

In Caitlin's life, dance has been her passion. There is never a day where she is not dancing or finding a way to “jazz it up a little” in her everyday life. She was raised a dancer and was on a competitive dance team for nine years. She was trained in jazz, tap, ballet, modern, acrobatics, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, pilates and improv. The studio she danced at also had a community service team which she helped create; The Colby Dance Showstoppers, and was on that team for three years.
She is currently studying in sports medicine in relation to athletes to help them prevent and recover from injuries they acquire. She enjoys giving other people the happiness and life skills that she received growing up as a dancer. Dance is a large portion of her life and she is very thankful to be continuing her career with Virtuous Productions.
 
Rhythm, timing, and agility will be a focal point during this class which builds coordination. 


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