Our talented faculty brings to Southern Strutt years of professional experience from the national stage, television, film, and Broadway as well as local productions.
Under their tutelage, Southern Strutt dancers have gone on to win numerous national titles and have appeared in national commercials, film, Broadway, television, music videos, Las Vegas productions, the national stage, andmuch more.
In 2007 Southern Strutt won the honor as national winners to perform at Radio City Music Hall. All members of the company were in the performance. Other productions include winners on the Ed McMahon “Star Search”, Lisa Canning’s “Destination Stardom,” and the TV hit “So You Think You Can Dance.”
2017-2018 Current Faculty and Staff:
Nancy Giles- Director
Mark Giles- Owner
Tawney Giles-Director, Itty Bitty Company, Pee Wee Company, Petite Company, Acro, Costume Designer
Jenny Hinnen Davidson- Office Manager
Leah Evans- Junior Company, Teen Company, and Senior Company
Briel White- Small Strutt
Kiera Ross-El- Broadway Baby, Tiny Rockstar, Hip Hop, and Ballet (6-8)
Erica Slaughter-Acro, Itty Bitty/Pee Wee/Petite Tap, Once-a-Week Jazz, Preteen 1, and Broadway Baby
Dawn Edwards- Front Desk
Monica Kessling- Preteen 2 and Teens
Katelyn Barber- Razzle Dazzle and Mini Strutt
Carly Gallup- Jazz Company technique and choreography
Summer Fare- Itty Bitty Ballet and Acro
Melanie Elrod- Razzle Dazzle, Mini Strutt, and Adult Tap
Lindsey Brinkley- BOSS, Preteen 2, Teen Company, Hip Hop, and Adult Jazz
Colin Jacob- Ballet
Nicole Carrion- Ballet
Dini Tetrick- Ballet
*Please check back soon for updated bios and headshots!