Mary Kate Campfield found her passion for dance at age 13 and has since dedicated her life to training, performing, and perfecting her craft. In 2013/2014 she received numerous scholarships from leaders in the industry such as Stacey Tookey at NUVO, The Hollywood Summer Tour scholarship from Courtney Galiano and was in the top 20
Jon Carr, originally from Milledgeville, Georgia, now resides in Atlanta. Beginning his dance training at age 15, Jon has always strived to push creative boundaries and is now regionally and nationally known for his work. With a clear understanding of his artistry, Jon began choreographing at the age of 18. He has received numerous choreography
Cherrise Wakeham has been dedicated to the art of movement since the age of seven and is now employing her passion for choreography and instruction on a national level. Upon moving to Atlanta in 1998, Cherrise became a founding member of The Phoenix Dance Project, under the direction and choreography of John Mattson, where she
Cheyney Smith has been dancing at Carla’s Dance Factory for sixteen years under the direction of Mrs. Carla. She joined the company at the studio at age eight and has been competing since. She was a part of the Senior Company at Carla’s Dance Factory for a number of years and has won numerous Platinum
Kristin Buck started dancing at the young age of 2 and ½ years under the tutorage of Miss Carla, Miss Verline and Sandra Gilder. She became a member of the original “Superstar” Dance Company competing in Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Lyrical. As her skills developed she studied with Miss Shanda and Miss Erica and guest
Amadi began dancing with Carl’s Dance Factory at the age of 3, under the direction of Miss Carla and Miss Verline, She continued studying the art of Dance for 15 years under the direction of Carla’s Dance Factory instructors and guest choreographers. She has competed in several competitions and attended a variety of dance conventions.
Peggy is ready to dust off her tap shoes and return to the dance studio after spending several years traveling and raising a family with her husband, Greg. She grew up dancing in South Florida, performing musical theater on the condominium and cruise ship circuit in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. Later she was director and
Marie Smith started dancing at the studio as an adult nine years ago and we quickly realized that she was a natural. She excels in Tap, Jazz, Liturgical Lyrical and Hip Hop. She joined the CDF staff assisting with combination classes. Marie has advanced on to choreograph and team-teach hip hop classes with her colleague
Debbie has worked with children for the past 12 years. Obtaining an associates degree in elementary education, her teaching skills are innovative and exciting. She has taught creative movement with the YMCA and other civic organization. Debbie returned to Carla’s Dance Factory after a brief retirement and enjoys her pre-school students.
Raegan began her serious ballet training with The Georgia Youth Ballet in 1998 under the direction of Magdalena Maury and Jonsie Pollock where she studied classical ballet, modern and jazz. It was with this company where she learned a strong foundation in quality technique. She has danced in many of their Nutcracker performances and traveled