Directors

Kayleigh Stevens
Co-Director

Kayleigh Stevens has been dancing

since she was young, with jazz as

her primary focus. She studied jazz and

competitive dance and baton under

Yvette and Yvonne Hicks from 1996 to

2006 with Mirror Image Dance Studio.

She was a majorette at Huntington High School and went on

to spin as a member of the Marching Thunder color guard at Marshall University while studying education. During college she also cheered for the semi-pro football team the Huntington Heroes from 2006-2009.

 

In 2003, she performed in her first Nutcracker with Huntington Dance Theatre and became a member of the company in 2009. During her time with HDT, she has been honored to dance in original pieces by Danielle Watts, Melissa Buchanan, Molly Daniel, Taylor Massie, Maria Loudermilk, Robert Royce, and Erin Stephens as well as teach jazz and set her own original choreography. She enjoys the opportunity to teach and occasionally still perform.

 

She coaches color guard at Green High School and teaches sixth grade at Symmes Valley Elementary. She currently resides in South Point with her husband and three furbabies.

Lauren Stewart

Co-Director

 

Dance History:  I am a Company

member at HDT since 2013 and a member

of Tuscarora Dance. I have danced since I

was six years old and have studied under

Mrs. Ellis, Amy McElroy, Robert Royce,

Heather Looney, Ella Hay, Erin Stephens,

and Maria Loudermilk. I have performed at the WV dance Festival, attended the Dance WV Fall Festival, performed in the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Carmina, Peter and the Wolf, and various original works.

Classes teaching at HDT: Open Ballet, Adult Ballet, Ballet 5/6

Teaching Philosophy:

Adult Ballet: I aim to help the dancers express themselves and learn that there is no age limit to dancing. The class will consist of learning, ballet technique, and increasing musicality and strengthening. 

What else do you want your dancers to know?  Above anything else have fun, be yourself, and be BOLD.                

© 2020 by Huntington Dance Theatre. Proudly created with Wix.com

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram