Sharon Reeves Creative Director/Owner
Sharon Reeves began her dance career at the tender age of four years old. Today she is excited to begin her forty-fifth year teaching the art of dance in Middle Tennessee. She began her dance career under the direction of Jean Vaughn, after several years of dance technique Mrs. Sharon began her intensive training under the watchful eye of Dance Master Bettye Kilgrow and later with many noted Dance Masters such as Emmy award winner Gus Giordano, a leading exponent of American Jazz and former ABC and CBS choregrapher, Mia Michaels, renown Master teacher, choreographer and judge for "So You Think You Can Dance" along with Terrell Paulk, who performed with the Atlanta, Washington and New York Ballet, just to name but a few.
Mrs. Sharon earned her teacher's degree from the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. In addition, she has directed her own school and instructed classes through Nashville Metro Davidson School system. She also was a faculty teacher instructor and choreographer of the dance company at Davidson Academy, a "National School of Excellence" for twelve years. She has taught in the inner city for "Rejoice School of Ballet" a school dedicated to bringing the art of dance to inner city children and served on their board of directors from 1999-2005.
In 2009 Mrs. Sharon opened Dance for His Majesty Academy of Dance in Smyrna, Tennessee.
Personal performances, include a West Coast tour, with the acclaimed Christ Church Choir along with the Rejoice Dance Troupe, Crystal Cathedral, Bill Gaither's Homecoming Gathering in Indianapolis and concerts with the Christ Church Choir at the Opry House and Lee Univesity.
Bailee Graham - Teacher
Bailee began dancing at the age of three years old and immediately fell in love with the art of dance. Throughout Bailee's dance career she has tirelessly studied and trained in classical and contemporary ballet with Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble in Austin, Texas under the direction of Melanie Kregel and instruction of Melissa Glouchkova. Bailee continued her studies in dance at L'Academie Mediterraneene de Danse in Marseille, France under the direction of Thierry Le Floch and Mitou Manderon and Vanderbilt University dance program with Jennifer McNamara.
After four years of playing collegiate volleyball, Bailee spent a year long internship working with a church in Marseille, France taking on a variety of roles, including instructing dance classes for local students and choreographing and end of the year original show. Bailee recently completed her Master's degree in Clinical Health Counseling at Lipscomb University and dances with the The Dancer Project Company Nashville, Tn. under the direction of Jennifer Drake-Feltner and in addition teaches for the Rejoice School of Ballet in Nashville, Tn. Bailee believes that dance helps foster confidence, emotional intelligence and self-efficacy in kids and teens; and encourages her dancers to develop their skills to become their best selves. In the future, Bailee hopes to integrate counseling techniques and dance/movement in order to construct a creative and therapeutic environment for optimal growth and healing.
Allison Hardee - Teacher
Allison began her dance training at the age of 5 years old, at Columbia Dance Academy in Columbia, Tennessee, under the direction of Millie Landers where she studied ballet, tap and jazz. Just as her knowledge of each dance genre grew with time, so did her love and passion for dance, leading her to become a member of the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and would continue her dance studies at Belmont University.
Allison recently graduated Belmont University with a degree in mathematics with minors in education and dance. While there she studied under Debbie Belue(Belmont Dance Director), Carrie Gerow who has danced with New Dialect, Epiphany Dance Company and Nashville Ballet and Maggie Pelton in ballet, tap, jazz and modern as well as performed in the Belmont Dance Company. While attending Belmont University, Allison was also given the opportunity to volunteer as a teacher's assistance at Rejoice School of Ballet. Allison is teaching dance at multiple studios in Nashville, including Rejoice and is passionate about the transformative power of dance and the spiritual, emotional and mental depth it can facilitate. She looks forward to continuing to share her passion with others and helping her students grow in their passion in dance as well.