Miss Karrie received her BA in Education with a Minor in dance from the University of Tennessee in 1999. She has over 30 years of dance experience in a variety of styles including Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Ballet, Hawaiian, and Texas Two Step. Prior to moving to Georgia she performed with many notable dance companies and organizations including the Dayton Bomb Squad, Dayton Cowboys, University of Tennessee Dance Company, Armfield Guffy Dancers, and Dayton Two Steppers. She has had the privilege of performing on some of the most beautiful and unique stages while on dance company tour through Italy, during the nationally televised opening for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, studying Polynesian dance in Hawaii, and dancing for the B-52’s during their 1998 summer tour. Her performance experience has not been limited to only dance. With a AAS in sign language Interpreting she has had the opportunity to perform while interpreting for Les Miserable’s and shows at Dolly Wood. Additionally she has had the unique experience of performing as magician’s assistant and has appeared in several TV shows and movies including Marry Me, Ivy League, Vampire Diaries and as a featured two stepper in the remake of Footloose. Miss Karrie has spent the last decade as an instructor and choreographer at several Dance Schools in North Georgia and as the Director, choreographer for the Creekview High School Drama department and an adjudicator for the Shuller Henseley Awards. Miss Karrie along with Dr. Miles of Cherokee Children's Dentistry won Cherokee County's 2013 Dancing for the Children dance competition with a perfect score. She competed again in 2014 with Captain Frank Reynolds earning another perfect score. She is thrilled to bring her passion and experience in the arts to the Applause Performing Arts Conservatory.
Miss Brelin performed as a principal dancer with the Gainesville Ballet Company for three seasons. She has performed the lead in many of the company's contemporary works as well as many soloist roles in The Nutcracker including, "Snow Queen", Skater Trio, and Candy Canes lead. Brelin graduated as a dance major at Brenau University, where she was on a dance and academic scholarship. She has performed in Brenau's Evening of Dance, Senior Thesis, and especially enjoyed dancing the role of Marie Taglioni in Pas de Quatre in the Faculty Concert. Brelin has trained in classical ballet for eighteen years. She is from Cumming, Georgia and studied at Sawnee School of Ballet under the direction of Joanie Stewart. Brelin has also trained in jazz, tap, and hip hop. At SSB, she performed numerous soloist roles including the "Snow Queen", "Dewdrop Fairy", "Spanish Dancer," and "Arabian Dancer" in The Nutcracker. Her classical repertoire includes Les Sylphides, Paquita and "Dulcinea" in Don Quixote. Brelin has also taught jazz and tap at Sawnee School of Ballet, and has choreographed for the DeKalb School of the Arts.
Miss Karrie
Owner/Director/Dance Instructor
Miss Brelin
Ballet Mistress
Miss Brittany began her dance career at four years old. At the age of fourteen she was invited to be a member of the competition Senior Performing Arts Company. This group scored high in numerous competitions including the Bravo National Dance and Talent Competition, and Applause Talent competition. They were also invited to perform at an Atlanta Hawks game. Brittany has spent her career as a dedicated student in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical and has had the opportunity to work as a substitute teacher and as an assistant at her dance studio. In high school Brittany served as a Captain for the Creekview High School dance team. Currently she is attending North Georgia College and State University as a psychology major and is looking forward to teaching all of the beautiful dancers that step foot through the door of The Applause Performing Arts Conservatory!
Miss Brittany
Dance Instructor
Sarah Rainey
Drama/Musical Theatre instructor