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Impacting Lives One Dance at a Time


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Impacting Lives One Dance at a Time


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About Impact

Founded in 1994 by Kari Carter, Impact Dance of Atlanta is an excellent, Christian-based dance and performing arts education and training facility dedicated to the mission of “Impacting Lives One Dance At A Time”.

Impact Dance of Atlanta – Your future IS our business!

 

At Impact we are serious about training dancers in the art of ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, contemporary, musical theatre, tumbling and ballroom; performers in the art of acting, singing, and music. and everyone in the area of fitness through Zumba and Pilates. 

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HOW IS IMPACT DIFFERENT?  

Not only are we serious about the quality of your training, we allow our students and instructors the freedom to express their faith through the talent God has given them.  You won’t find suggestive costumes, provocative moves, or trashy music.  You and your children deserve better than that.  I personally believe that God creates dancers, musicians, painters, singers, and actors.  What you do with your talent is your choice, but your talent is a gift from God. Impact Dance of Atlanta is dedicated to providing dancers and performers with a training facility which will equip them to pursue professional careers, or simply explore the arts for fun and fitness. 

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WHY IS THAT SO IMPORTANT TO YOU?

At Impact Dance of Atlanta we have trained many dancers who have gone directly from our studio to professional careers in either performing or teaching, and we have done so for  20 years!   These Impact Dance Alumnus enjoy professional careers with very prestigious companies such as Miami City Ballet, Ballet Magnificat!, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, just to name a few. We have alumni who have been awarded very lucrative scholarships to national universities such as University of Alabama and Kennesaw State University.  Our dancers are accepted into national summer programs with Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Carolina Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Columbia Ballet and many, many more.

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IMPACT DANCE OF ATLANTA IS RIGHT FOR YOU

If you are searching for a Dance & Performing Arts facility with an excellent & professional teaching staff; operating in a Christ-centered environment; serious ballet training program; a facility which offers a full range of class choices from very beginner to pre-professional;  a beautiful, fully equipped facility, with spacious studios, sprung dance floors, full length mirrors and barres;  a facility with the ability to convert into a beautiful amphitheatre; a facility where you can TRUST the music and choreography to be tasteful and age appropriate; a facility where there are numerous performance opportunities for every student; and a faculty who cares about what they teach, how the teach, and gives valuable feedback and correction to insure excellent training; an attentive and available office staff who will answer the phone & assist you in a timely manner; then YES, IMPACT DANCE OF ATLANTA IS FOR YOU!

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Our Staff


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Our Staff


Kari Carter Owner/Founder/Artistic Director Acworth & Canton Locations Ballet/Jazz/Tap/Pointe/Lyrical/ Ballroom/Zumba/Tumbling/ Expressive Worship/Pilates

Kari Carter

Owner/Founder/Artistic Director Acworth & Canton Locations

Ballet/Jazz/Tap/Pointe/Lyrical/

Ballroom/Zumba/Tumbling/

Expressive Worship/Pilates

Jenna Lucas Director Canton Location Lead Instructor Hip-Hop Hip-Hop/Ballet/Pointe/Jazz/ Zumba/ Contemporary/Expressive Worship/Lyrical

Jenna Lucas

Director Canton Location

Lead Instructor Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop/Ballet/Pointe/Jazz/ Zumba/

Contemporary/Expressive Worship/Lyrical

Becky Simmons Lead Instructor Musical Theatre Musical Theatre/Jazz/Ballet/ Contemporary/Tap/ Acting/Pagents/Pilates/Floor Barre/ExpressiveWorship/ Lyrical                                

Becky Simmons

Lead Instructor Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre/Jazz/Ballet/ Contemporary/Tap/

Acting/Pagents/Pilates/Floor Barre/ExpressiveWorship/ Lyrical                                

Mandy Neeley Lead Ballet Instructor Impact Dance Co. Ballet/Pointe/Pas de deux/Lyrical/Expressive Worship

Mandy Neeley

Lead Ballet Instructor Impact Dance Co.

Ballet/Pointe/Pas de deux/Lyrical/Expressive Worship


Kathy Riley Instructor Ballet - ABT Certification - RAD Certification Ballet/Pointe/Pas de deux

Kathy Riley

Instructor Ballet - ABT Certification - RAD Certification

Ballet/Pointe/Pas de deux

Dean Balkwill Lead Instructor Vocal & Acting Voice/Dance for Musical Theatre/Mastering the art of auditions/Acting for film and stage

Dean Balkwill

Lead Instructor Vocal & Acting

Voice/Dance for Musical Theatre/Mastering the art of auditions/Acting for film and stage

Erin Rauch Instructor  Ballet/Pointe/Jazz/Contemporary/ Modern/Creative Movement/Expressive Worship

Erin Rauch

Instructor 

Ballet/Pointe/Jazz/Contemporary/ Modern/Creative Movement/Expressive Worship

Tre McClendon Lead Tap Instructor 

Tre McClendon

Lead Tap Instructor 


Michele Ziemann-DeVos Instructor Pre-Professional Ballet Ballet/Pointe/Pas de deux/Training for professional dance career

Michele Ziemann-DeVos

Instructor Pre-Professional Ballet

Ballet/Pointe/Pas de deux/Training for professional dance career

Kara Hill-Protos Lead Instructor Junior Conservatory of Classical Ballet Ballet/Pointe/Pas de deux/Training for professional ballet 

Kara Hill-Protos

Lead Instructor Junior Conservatory of Classical Ballet

Ballet/Pointe/Pas de deux/Training for professional ballet 

Emily Oliveira  Instructor

Emily Oliveira 

Instructor

Peter Doll Lead Instructor Men's Ballet Ballet/Pointe/Pas de deux/Training for professional ballet 

Peter Doll

Lead Instructor Men's Ballet

Ballet/Pointe/Pas de deux/Training for professional ballet 


Kitty Manning  Account Manager, Instructor

Kitty Manning 

Account Manager, Instructor

Natalie Berry Instructor  Ballet/Pointe/Pas de deux/ Pilates/Ballroom/Dance History

Natalie Berry

Instructor 

Ballet/Pointe/Pas de deux/

Pilates/Ballroom/Dance History

Nicole Chigumira  Instructor

Nicole Chigumira 

Instructor

Austin Carter  Fitness Instructor

Austin Carter 

Fitness Instructor


Jayne Kier  Office Manager & Assistant to the Owner, Registration Manager, Support Staff Manager, Event Front-End Manager

Jayne Kier 

Office Manager & Assistant to the Owner, Registration Manager, Support Staff Manager, Event Front-End Manager

Laurie Alcorn Office Assistant, Yearbook  Manager, Birthday Party  Coordinator, Community Contact Manager, Housekeeping Manager

Laurie Alcorn

Office Assistant, Yearbook  Manager, Birthday Party  Coordinator, Community Contact Manager, Housekeeping Manager

Noah Lucas Design Director, Production Manager

Noah Lucas

Design Director, Production Manager

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Alumni


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Alumni


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Bethany Hurstell Ballet Magnificat!, Alpha Company member 

Bethany Hurstell

Ballet Magnificat!, Alpha Company member 

Adrienne Carter Miami City Ballet, Corps de Ballet

Adrienne Carter

Miami City Ballet, Corps de Ballet

Emily Oliveira Cheerleader/Dancer; Atlanta Thrashers

Emily Oliveira

Cheerleader/Dancer; Atlanta Thrashers

Priscilla Curtis Kennesaw State University dance major / Local Performer

Priscilla Curtis

Kennesaw State University dance major / Local Performer

Aaron Carter Dance Major: University Of Alabama (Roll Tide) Awarded 4 year Fine Arts Scholarship  Awarded 2013 Dizzy Feet Scholarship (1 of only 10 in all of U.S.)    

Aaron Carter

Dance Major: University Of Alabama (Roll Tide)

Awarded 4 year Fine Arts Scholarship 

Awarded 2013 Dizzy Feet Scholarship (1 of only 10 in all of U.S.)