Rhythm and Spirit Dance, Tumble and Cheer

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(Franklin, Enrichment Center, and Longview Locations)
(615) 377-6530 ext. 2118

Kristi is a Franklin native with 19 years of formal dance training.  She is a graduate of Oklahoma City University where she received a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance.  Kristi received a dance and academic scholarship to OCU.  In college, she was a member of the American Spirit Dance Company, the OCU Pep Dancers and the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz arena football dance team.  For three years, she was a dancer for Princess Cruise Lines performing on the Sapphire, Coral, Caribbean and Diamond Princess ships.  Her travels have taken her to ports of call in Asia, the Caribbean, Mexico and Alaska.  Kristi joined WCPR in 2012 and helped create the Rhythm & Spirit program with Jen Barnes.  She is proud to be a part of a program that shares the love and art of dance with students in her hometown. 


(Nolensville and Fairview Locations)
(615) 377-6530 ext. 2117

Katie started dancing at a young age in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. She spent most of her life training in ballet, tap, and jazz and enjoyed performing in local community theater productions. She attended Oklahoma City University and graduated in May of 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Dance Management. During her time at OCU, Katie was a part of many productions and trained from respected names such as Jo Rowan, Brian Marcum, and Jay Fagan. She has also had the privilege of training in New York City, taking master classes from various choreographers. Since moving to Nashville in the fall of 2012, Katie has been an instructor with Rhythm and Spirit, as well as developed and managed a local dance program. In November of 2015, Katie became a full-time program coordinator for Rhythm and Spirit.
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