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1060 Pedigo Way

Bowling Green, Ky 42103

(270)-842-6811

 Faculty and Staff

 

Martha

   Martha Madison
Owner and Artistic Director
A graduate of Dance Educators of America Teacher Training School, studio owner and dance educator, Ms. Madison has been teaching since 1966. She has studied dance at Western Kentucky University and the University of South Florida. She has been a guest teacher and artist in residence for the Warren County, Barren County, and Bowling Green City Schools in Kentucky. In 1993, she was recognized by the Warren County Board of Education for her contribution to arts education. In 1996, she developed a dance education program for the Housing Authority of Bowling Green.

 



 

 

kelsey

 Kelsey Hatcher

(Fantasy Ballet, Just Movin', We're Dancin', Dance School, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Performance Troupe & Dance Company)
Kelsey Hatcher is a graduate of WKU with a double BA in Arabic & Dance.  She has been dancing since the age of 5 and has taught with Dance Arts since 2009.  She teaches in the Young Dancer program here and has been the director of Performance Troupe since 2015 and Dance Company since 2017.  Her experiences outside the Dance Arts classroom include choreography for Capitol Arts Youth Theatre from 2006-2010 and working with the VSA of Kentucky at SKyPAC to help teach dance to students with disabilities.  This summer she traveled to Egypt for a month where she was able to teach dance to preschoolers at the St. Andrews Refugee Services. Her love for dance and Arabic language/culture have helped shape her into the wonderfully unique and creative teacher she is today and strives to be!  

 

 

Ashleigh Ashleigh Davis Keefer
 Pre-Professional Director, Performance Troupe Director, Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Ensemble (Division III) (PP)
Ashleigh graduated in May 2008 from Western Kentucky University with a minor in Dance and major in Psychology where she was a member of the WKU Dance Company. She then completed her B.A. in Dance from WKU in 2010. Through the University, she was a performer in the ACDFA program in 2007 and 2008. She also performed in the Chicago World Jazz Dance Congress 2007 and participated in the "Overseas" Dance tour through Italy in the summers of 2008 and 2010. Ashleigh has been taught by many prestigious instructors ranging from dancers from Alvin Ailey and ABT to well-known teachers from Los Angeles, France, Italy, NYC, and Chicago.  Ashleigh is a member of the National Dance Educators Organization as well as a Tennessee Dance Association Member. She is now an ABT® Certified Teacher who has completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She has won many awards for her choreography, her pieces have been selected to perform in the Tennessee Dance Association Gala as well as chosen as a finalist in the Inaside Choreographer Showcase in Chicago, Illinois. She has choreographed for several schools across the United States, as well as been a judge for several dance competitions.  She has taught for Ms. Adrienne's Dance Studio in Glasgow, Kentucky and served as the Competitive Dance Team and Gymnastics Floor Coach at Tumble Town Gymnastics Center in Bowling Green. Since Ashleigh has been at Dance Arts, she has assumed roles as the Performance Troupe Director and Pre-Professional Program Director. She has become well-known for her choreography and teaching styles.  Ashleigh began dancing with Dance Arts of Bowling Green at the age of 3.  We are delighted that Ashleigh is back with us at Dance Arts to share her talents with the Dance Arts students.

 

 

 

 

 Kyre Phillips 
8-Count Director, Hip-Hop, Step,  (Division I, II, III)
Kyre is a self-taught dancer that learned by watching videos of 3 people he idolized as a child, Michael Jackson, Omarion, and Usher. It was these three people that gave him a love for the art - dance. He began teaching in the eighth grade at 13 years old with a real good friend of mine. They started with 4 kids and by the time he was a sophomore in high school he had 16 kids, two separate classes, and they continued to grow. Working with kids is his passion next to dance. The feeling of making an impact on a young ones life is worth more to him than the 3-4 min. the kids are on stage. Each time he comes into contact with a child he only hopes to motivate  them to be better than the day before.  "LIDF- Live Inspired, Die Fulfilled".

 

 

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