Claire Williams

    Claire Williams was born in Lancashire, England. She trained at the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London where she was fortunate to perform at the Royal Opera House and for members of the Royal Family. She began her professional career in Austria with the Vienna Festival Ballet Company and then went on to tour internationally with Spirit of the Dance. Highlights were being part of the first USA cast and performing on British TV. She has also enjoyed performing on numerous cruise ships and also as the featured adage dancer. In 2004, Claire was chosen to perform the principal role in Le Cabaret at the Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco. She has worked as an assistant choreographer for Gary Musick Productions in Nashville where she helped to create cruise ship and corporate production shows. Claire has a passion for teaching ballet and performing and is also our Dance Captain at Alabama Theatre.
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Corey Campbell

    Corey Campbell started dancing when he was 8 years old and hasn't stopped since. He trained in Memphis, TN under the instruction of Natalie Fotopoulos, a top finalist on the popular reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona School of Dance, in Tucson, AZ. He has studied with master teachers such as Bob Fosse's, Anne Reinking and Ben Vereen. Corey toured nationally and internationally as a principal dancer with Jazz Dance Company, Watson Dance Company as well as modern dance company, NY2 Dance. He also has a deep passion for teaching and choreography. Some of Corey's other credits include professional productions of Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Chicago, West Side Story and 42nd Street at regional theaters around the country. Most recently, Corey was on stage with Celebrity Cruise Lines in a new show produced by the creative team that brought you Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue's latest world tours.

Dusty Giamanco

    Dusty Giamanco is a New York City accomplished dancer that hails from down south in Jonesville, LA. His mother, Patricia Clepper (his first dance teacher), basically raised him in her dance studio. After winning two national clogging titles, Dusty was hired by choreographer Jean Whittaker straight out of high school. He went on to perform in many shows at Opryland USA, Fiesta Texas, The General Jackson Showboat as well as Celebrity Cruises. He also performed at the Alabama Theatre for awhile before heading off to New York City. He performed in the NYC Off-Broadway show "Fuerza Bruta" for 6 years, and toured Korea, Taiwan, Puerto Rico and Miami, plus became captain of that show the last two years. In that time, he had the honor of teaching and performing with pop music artist Usher Raymond. In his time in NYC, he also had the honor of performing as a dancer/acrobat at the Metropolitan Opera for five years in "Damnation of Faust," "Das Reingold," and "Gutterdammerung".
Rusty Deats

    Rusty Deats began dancing at the age of 3 at the Kinston Dance Academy. His training has included adagio, lyrical, jazz, tap, hip-hop and acrobatics, plus ballet training with the Joffrey School of Ballet and the North Carolina School of the Arts. His TV credits include American Gothic and an MTV special called 1-11. Movie credits include The Last Summer and Bolden. Most recently he appeared as a dancer in Warner Premier's a Cinderella Story. Rusty has appeared on stage in a wide variety of dance roles including Holiday in Roma and in SRO Associates' production of Beyond the Dragon Gate. He has also performed in Sha-Kon-O-Hey! at Dollywood. His ballet appearances include a role with the Moscow Ballet in their production of The Nutcracker, and in the Wilmington Ballet Company's production of Little Mermaid. He has also trained and performed with Ballet San Antonio.
Gianna Ehrke

    Gianna Ehrke was born in southern New Jersey before moving to Myrtle Beach in her teens but considers herself a local. She started dancing at the age of 3 at the Lowe Dance Studio in New Jersey. She received additional training at the Atlantic City Ballet Theater, New Jersey Ballet Theater, and the Carolina Forest Performing Arts Academy. She landed her first professional dance contract straight out of high school at Celebrations Music Theatre in Superstars Live! She has toured with Spirit Productions and performed at The Palace Theatre in several shows. Gianne has traveled the world with PGT Entertainment and Princess Cruise Lines. She also teaches yoga and pilates in Murrells Inlet.
Dita Wieser

    Dita Wieser is originally from Washington, DC where she trained with the Washington Ballet under the direction of Mary Day. She performed in Septime Webre's rendition of The Nutcracker. She is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a bachelors degree in dance performance. Dita went on to perform with Kings Dominion Theme Park in Richmond, VA. She then performed with Cirque du Soleil as a promotional dancer in Washington, DC and NYC. Dita has also been seen in Centenary Stage Company's Wizard of Oz in Hackettstown, NJ and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's Les Miserables in Oklahoma City
Kara Hodges

    Kara Hodges is originally from Hickory, NC where she trained for 15 years at Ann Freeman Dance Academy under the direction of Ann Freeman and Jackie Olson. After graduating, she attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where she was a company member of the Zodiaque Dance Ensemble, then continued her studies and training at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she was part of the nationally ranked Gold Duster Dance Team. Kara landed her first professional job performing and traveling as a dancer with Norwegian Cruise Lines. She expanded her training into the aerial arts of Bungee, Spanish Web, and Lyra when she was cast for NCL's award winning show Elements. When she is not dancing, Kara enjoys yoga, baking sweet treats, and playing with her pit-bull pup!