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By the age of 3 Kaylen started doing gymnastics at Omega Gymnastics and at age of 8 was asked to be a part of the competitive team. As a gymnast she traveled up the East Coast to compete against the very best, receiving many awards and being recognized for her achievements. One of her many accomplishments was qualifying to compete for the North Carolina State Team. At age 10, Kaylen started dancing. Kaylen attended an early college high school called, Cumberland Polytechnic High School and graduated in May of 2017. Now enrolled at Methodist University, she is looking forward to obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Biology, while aspiring to become a Physician Assistant in my years to come.Gymnastics never really stopped being a passion. Kaylen decided to share it with the new generations to come helping them achieve their dreams.
While training as a competitive gymnast she has learned invaluable spotting skills. She’s also a very passionate tumble teacher and says, “My main goal is to keep a positive atmosphere and to help my students strive to meet their goals”.
Ebony was raised in Fayetteville, NC. Her first experience with dancing was praise dance. Upon entering college, she decided to pursue dance more intensely. She graduated from Fayetteville State University with a major in Business Management and a minor in Dance. In her years throughout college, she gathered training through various workshops, classes, etc, a few of which included traveling to New York and training at the Faison Firehouse Theatre, as well as experience through Lula Washington Dance Workshop and Ailey II Dance Workshop (among many others). For three years, Ebony was a part of a dance company that heavily trained in the Modern dance style. She has also had experience as a dancer in The Wiz at Cape Fear Regional Theatre. She was co-founder of The 2-6 Intensives, which were mixed-genre dance workshops with the purpose of bringing dancers together in the community and surrounding areas, as well as exposure to various dance styles. Ebony has taught for many years in various styles in ages ranging from children to adult; she loves the Arts and enjoys impacting others through dance!
Dylan Parton, of Raleigh, NC, started her dance training at North Carolina Dance Institute, under the direction of Kirstie Spadie for five years. She just received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, under Dean Susan Jaffe and Associate Dean Brenda
Daniels. At UNCSA, Dylan has had the privilege to perform works by Douglas Dunn, Martha Graham, José Limón, Ming-Lung Yang, Patricia Casey, Casey Noblett, Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, and Ranko Bogosavic. Dylan has attended summer programs at UNCSA, American Dance Festival, and North West Dance Project. Dylan just recently had the privilege to choreograph and performed a solo 'A reaction to Marsha Cottrell's Exhibition Black and Light' at CAM Raleigh.
Elizabeth Fuller began her early dance training with Brandon Ballet, The Rock School, and Sarasota Ballet of Florida. After high school, she attended CCM at the University of Cincinnati as a ballet major for her freshman year. She then left and danced professionally with Omaha Theater Ballet, Albano Ballet, and Atlanta Festival Ballet. In between dancing for various companies, she lived in New York City, working in the marketing department of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and training with various teachers throughout the city at Ailey, Broadway Dance Center, Steps, etc. She has had the opportunity to perform with Wilmington Ballet Company, Carolina Ballet, City Ballet of San Diego, and Birmingham Ballet. She has been teaching dance for 13+ years and has a Doctorate's in Physical Therapy.
Sarah Noel is a multi-faceted performance artist with a varied background in dance, musical theatre, aerial acrobatics (silks, hammock, lyra, trapeze), hoop dance, vertical wall dancing, 2 point harness and partner acrobatics. She has worked in Tokyo, New York City, Austin, San Antonio and various cities near her home in North Carolina. She has a BS in Athletic Training, is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Yoga Teacher and is knowledgeable about working with various types of athletes to prevent injury.
Somally graduated and received her certificate for massage therapy from Georgia Career Institute in Conyers, GA in 2012. In 2014, she became a licensed Massage Therapist here in Fayetteville, NC and has been in continuous practice for 5 years.
"What I love about massage is the opportunity to always learn something new about the human anatomy. It's a profession that definitely keeps me on my toes.
I am excited about my journey at The Core Academy to build my knowledge, form new friendships, & enhance the lives and movement of the dancers."
Tyler Bowling AKA Bboy T-Wrex, is fifteen years old and is from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Tyler has been dancing for five years and teaching for two years. While he does hip hop, popping, and ball room, Tyler specializes in break dancing. He has performed in world dance, breaking convention and also performed for the USA dance national championships. Tyler is one of the only Bboys from North Carolina to place in a top 16 bracket for silverback open.
Cecily began competitively ballroom dancing in 2015 in Raleigh with NC State's Dancing With Wolves ballroom team. She trains predominately in the categories of Balllroom International Latin and American Smooth, and is currently competing on the east coast as a Smooth novice/pre-champ dancer. In her downtime from ballroom she also trains and performs in traditional bellydance, and loves the salsa dancing community in Fayetteville and Raleigh. Her favorite part of dancing is working new movements until they become natural movements, and finding ways to create unique shapes and make new connections in her body through cross-training and practice. Outside of dance she is an NC State alumni, and currently works in clinical traumatic brain injury research.
Alanna Adorno is teaching the future generations of dancers and hoping to make a good lasting impact on them! She's been a dancer for 17 years. She's taken classes at various dance conventions and The Joffrey Ballet School for many summers.A graduate of Grays Creek High School, she's currently an English education major in her third year at UNCP.
"I have a few top awards for my solos that I’ve competed the last few years. The most exciting was being invited to compete my solo in Atlanta for Star Talent Dance Competition." Along with her dance side, Alanna is an alumni of the Thespian Honor Society and was an officer her senior year of high school.
"When it comes to teaching and my philosophy as a dance teacher, I want it to be fun and enjoyable for everyone while still learning. I want to make sure all the children feel equal in class and comfortable around their piers to make mistakes; if we don’t make mistakes we can’t learn from them!”
Alise was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and is an experienced dancer with 15 years of diverse training. She began competitive dance at age 8. Throughout the years she has received many scholarships, such as; the opportunity to dance with the Rockettes, receiving prodigy from well-known dance projects, receipt of many year-round scholarships from renowned dance competitions, and being titled National Grand Soloist on several occasions. She has studied several forms of dance with her main focus being Contemporary, Open, and Lyrical. She has also had many years of training in Ballet, Pointe’, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Musical Theatre, Tumble, Acro, and Silks. Alise has a deep feeling for music and loves to express herself through movement and choreographing.
Miranda was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and started dancing when she was 4 years old. She absolutely loves to dance because it is her outlet. She is a senior at Jack Britt High School where she is choreographing a routine on her own. She has received a variety of scholarships throughout her dance career including the Electrotap scholarship three years in a row. She became a prodigy for NRG. She is really excited for what the future holds. She is excited about being an assistant because it will give her the opportunity to share her creativity and love for the art to the next generation.
Kelvin, age 35, has been under the tutelage of Otto (Aquaboogy) Vazquez & Jessica (Goldie Lox) Wharton-Vazquez for the past 4 & a half years. He has been part of Nu Paradigm Entertainment for 3 of those years. Puzzall’s prime style is Popping, with a focus on the “funk” and Boogie Style. With several years of training in both Locking & Popping, and loads of credits, he is a rising star in Nu Paradigm Entertainment.
When not dancing, Kelvin loves spending quality time with his family which consists of a beloved wife and daughter. When asked what was his favorite quote or bit of wisdom, he responded:
“My mom once told me you can do anything in this world as long as you can face the results and consequences. Meaning, if you do a crime, you might do the time. So always do things that are going to give you a positive result.”
And we agree wholeheartedly! Much love to Kelvin for his years of loyal dedication & hard work! It’s showing when the world can’t stop watching!
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Kelvin has also been teaching popping classes/workshops since 2017 in North Carolina such as UNC Greensboro, Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Asheville...
Military ties has made Tara Haynes a long time resident of Fayetteville. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Appalachian State University and has worked at the Ft Bragg Public Affairs Office as a Multimedia Specialist for two years. For the last 13 years, she has played an instrumental position in supporting the Global War on Terrorism at the Fort Bragg Solider Readiness Center as Personnel Lead and Scheduler.
Tara's love of dance began at the age of 4 when she took her first ballet class while her family was stationed in Vicenza, Italy. Upon returning to the the United States, she branched out to tap, contemporary, and hip hop. She has trained, competed, and won with dance studios in the Fayetteville area. Tara was a founding member of Eclectic Souls Dance Team at Appalachian State University and an inaugural member the WCCG 104.5 Hot Girlz Dance Squad. Though she doesn't get to dance as much as she used to, her love of the art will always live on.
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