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Creative Director
         Kimberly

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Kimberly is the Executive Director of Inspirations Dance & Gymnastics, Inc.  She opened the doors of Inspirations in Athens, TN in August of 2008.  Kimberly who is a Florida Native, is an expert dancer, choreographer and teacher. Her training began at the early age of three and her life has been infused with the art of dance ever since.

She  professionally  trained and performed with the Walt Disney World Entertainment Company, where she danced and staged  in numerous shows, parades and events. Kimberly performed for Walt Disney World, Epcot, Disney MGM studios, and Animal Kingdom.  She has been a featured solo entertainer throughout Florida and her image has graced various print ads and venues. In addition to this Kimberly has modeled with Sassy magazine and has extensive experience in  modeling and print work. Through Kimberly's years of working with  professionals she has gained contacts with the best in the industry! 

She has danced with the Suncoast Ballet Theatre,
Florida Gulf Coast Ballet Company and the Fayettville 
Ballet Company. She was trained under the widely 
known American Ballet Theater and Broadway performing artists Ralph and Judy Linn,   whom established the New York School of Ballet Arts. 

Kimberly still continues to perform and dance professionally.  She enriches her dance education by frequently taking various dance classes throughout the US. More recent performances are performing in 2010 with the Georgia Lottery for the Atlanta Braves pre game show.  She also danced that same year for the Legacy awards in Atlanta dancing along side the grammy and Tony award winner Jennifer Holliday.  She was chosen to shoot a commercial in Massachusetts in 2014 for a dance role, and more recently you can see her on an episode of McGyver on CBS. Kimberly founded Inspirations Dance & Gymnastics to enrich all the students of the area and continues  to share her experience and knowledge with her students to Inspire them to achieve their dreams in dance! She is disciplined in ballet,tap, jazz, hip hop, trapeze, aerial arts,  contemporary, lyrical, gymnastics, cheer, pointe, belly dancing, fire arts and flamenco.

Assistant Director
       Cleo

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Cleo has extensive training and experience in the commercial dance industry.  Not only has she participated in competitive dance during her training years she also received experience dancing in the industry with live performances. Her resume is extensive in the professional avenue of dance.  Cleo has danced with the Moscow Ballet at the early age of 5.  She has also modeled for 2 consecutive years for a very prestigious dance costume catalog.  In 2013 she was chosen to perform for a well known hip hop artist at a live concert in Atlanta. She has won numerous awards at Dance competitions including State Dance Awards.  Cleo  won first place overall at Celebration talent Dance Competition with her solo. Cleo loves teaching the younger students and really has fun seeing them bloom into inspiring dancers and tumblers. 

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     Co Director
      Amber

Amber has been dancing since she was 2 years old.  She trained exclusively with IDS and has a full resume of experience in competitive dance and in the professional dance world.  She was featured on the television show "Celebration of dance", where she was a contestant.  She also was on the Netflix series "Sweet Magnolias".  She was also chosen to be  an ambassador for  "World of Dance".  Amber currently performs professionally as an aerial silks artist and dancer. She  is currently pursuing her professional goal to be a pro dancer for the NFL.  Amber has won many regional awards for dancing at dance competitions and title awards as well.  She loves choreographing dances for the competitive dance team and teaching the students how to perform and further improve their technical  dance skills. 

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Directors: Kimberly, Amber & Cleo performing in Knoxville, TN

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