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Cassidy Beymer

cassidy@unitedtalentdance.com

Titles: Dance Program Director, Performing Arts Company (PAC) Director, Dance Instructor & Choreographer

Industry Experience:

Cassidy Beymer has over 20 years of dance experience in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Modern, Hip Hop and Pom. In 2015, Cassidy graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management, and completed minors in Dance and Communications.

Growing up in Lexington, some of Cassidy's dance training includes majoring in Contemporary Dance at the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA), member of the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Varsity Dance Team, and a member of the Performing Arts Company at United Talent.

Currently, Cassidy is the Assistant Coach of the Scott County High School Dance Team. During college, Cassidy spent many summers traveling the country as an Instructor for the Universal Dance Association (UDA). She received her teaching certification through Dance Masters of America in 2013, and is currently an active member of the Dance Masters of the Bluegrass, Chapter 40.

Cassidy has been teaching at United Talent since 2012 and is excited to be taking over as the Dance Program Director in the 2017 season!

Favorite Quote:  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

 


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Ashley Rickman

Titles: Former Dance Program Director,  Senior Dance Instructor, Performing Arts Company (PAC) Choreographer

Industry Experience:
Ashley Rickman has over 30 years of dance experience in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, & Hip Hop. Originally from Lexington, she graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2001 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. She was a 4-year member of the University of Kentucky Wildcat Danzers, and spent her summers working dance camps around the country for Universal Dance Association (UDA).

Ashley was the UDA Territory Manager for Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, & West Virginia for 3 years. She has provided pom, jazz, & hip hop choreography for several Middle & High School dance teams, and is a veteran judge of both the UDA High School & College National Championships in Orlando, Florida.

Ashley received her teaching certification through Dance Masters of America in 2004, and is currently an active member of Dance Masters of the Bluegrass. Ashley is entering her 3rd year as the head coach of the Scott County High School Dance Team. She has also choreographed 3 summer musicals for Georgetown Community Theatre including Oliver!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Hello Dolly!. 

Ashley resides in Georgetown with her husband Keith, their sons Eli & Emmett, & their yellow lab Joey. Ashley was the United Talent Dance Program Director from 2009-2017. She is excited to still be involved with United Talent in the coming season!

Favorite Quote:  “You’ve gotta Dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, and Live like it’s heaven on earth.”  --William W. Purkey


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Jennifer L. Spigelmyer

jennifer@unitedtalentdance.com

Titles: Dance Administrative Assistant 

Industry Experience:
Jennifer was born and raised in Somerville, New Jersey.  Jennifer graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. 

Prior to moving to Kentucky in 2007, she lived in Central Pennsylvania with her husband, Brock and their two daughters, Catherine and Sarah.  Jennifer and Brock have been blessed with a third daughter, Sophie who was born here in Kentucky in 2009.  Jennifer began working at United Talent as an Office Assistant in 2008.

Favorite Quote:  “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” –Dr. Seuss


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Angelica South

Titles: Dance Instructor, Choreographer, & Ballet Production Director

Industry Experience:

Angelica South is originally from Traverse City, Michigan where she trained under the direction of Thomas Morrell at Ballet Etc. Dance Institute. She performed in the youth companies, Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre and West Michigan Youth Ballet. Angelica has attended summer intensives with the Bolshoi Ballet in New York City, America Ballet Theatre Collegiate Intensive, The Harid Conservatory and the Grand Rapids Ballet. In 2013, Angelica competed in the Youth American Grand Prix regional competition in Indianapolis and received first place in the Pas De Deux category along with an invitation to the finals in New York City. 

Angelica is in her fifth season as a professional dancer with the Lexington Ballet. With the company she has performed title roles in: Afternoon of a Faun (The Nymph), The Nutcracker (Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, Columbine Doll, Dewdrop, Marie, Spanish soloist), Giselle (Peasant Pas de Deux), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena), The Koln Concert, Alice in Wonderland (Alice), The Solider’s Tale (The Princess), and Scheherazade. Angelica has danced with Allegro Dance Project (2017) and been a guest ballet intensive teacher at Studio Dance, Dancer’s Pointe, Fitch’s School of Dance, and Ballet Etc. Dance Institute.  

She is in her fifth season teaching at United Talent, as a Head Instructor as well as Ballet Productions Director. She was artistic director and choreographer of United Talent’s student productions of Clara’s Dream (2014, 2015), The Little Match Girl (2016) and Snow White (2017).

Favorite Quote: Favorite Quote: “It’s about how smart you accept the difficulties that come your way, because there will be many, but they are there to make you stronger not to push you away from what you love.” -- Maria Kochetkova


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Tess Campbell

Titles: Dance Instructor, PAC Choreographer

Industry Experience:
Tess has 19 years of dance experience in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Pom, and Musical Theatre. Originally from Georgetown, KY, Tess danced for Scott County Middle and High School dance teams, as well as the Performing Arts Company at United Talent.

Tess is currently a student at Eastern Kentucky University where she is studying Public Relations with a minor in Apparel design and merchandising. She is the Head Coach for Royal Spring Middle dance team here in Georgetown, and is extremely excited to be a part of the United Talent Dance Staff!!

Favorite Quote:  "We lose ourselves in things we love. We find ourselves there, too.” - Kristin Martz 


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Alex Hernandez

Titles: Dance Instructor & Competitive Hip-Hop (VISION) Team Coach

Industry Experience:  
Teaching himself hip hop technique such as popping through dance videos on Youtube, Alex joined Lexington Dance Factory in 2011 hoping to expand his knowledge on his new found passion of dance. In 2012/13 he was presented with the opportunity to choreograph the Hip Hop routine for the high school company that eventually went on to finishing 5th over all at Cathy Roe Nationals. The following year he was given the opportunity to choreograph for all competition teams at Lexington Dance Factory. That same year he went on to win the “Entertainment Showdown” with the High School Company for his Hip Hop Choreography and was awarded “Entertainer of the Year”.

Within his short dance career Alex has received numerous achievements through his choreography and opportunities to expand his knowledge in his craft.  Alex has had extensive hip-hop training in major cities such as Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada at “The Pulse” & “Dance Teacher Web Live" dance conventions. He has also been given a additional opportunity to attend the Dance Teachers Web Live conference in Las Vegas on full scholarship.

Alex hopes to always be able to keep learning and growing in his artistry and pass on what he is able to learn to all of his students and peers. Dance has changed his life in more ways than one and that’s why he founded “Movement With Purpose”, a group concentrated on helping others find a passion in what they love with a strong concentration on dance. Alex’s biggest aspiration is to become a traveling choreographer and to hopefully connect and inspire people with passions and ambitions of their own just like he was by many friends, family, and mentors.

Favorite Quote: You'll hear 100 No's before you get that 1 Yes that makes it all worth it” -- Lyle Beniga 


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Jessica Kindrick

Titles: Dance Instructor

Industry Experience:
Jessica Kindrick is from Georgetown, KY and has over 10 years of dance experience in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Pom and Hip Hop. She began dancing at Georgetown’s Parks and Recreation where she attended class and performed in recitals. There, she also became a teacher assistant for dance and gymnastic classes teaching students of all ages.

In middle and high school, Jessica was a member of the Scott County Middle and High School Dance Teams, performing weekly at school athletic functions as well as competitions. During her senior year, Jessica was named captain of her High School Team.

Jessica has given private dance lessons to a number of students preparing for team tryouts, was a featured dancer in the Georgetown Community Theater’s production of The Wizard of Oz, and assisted with choreography for numbers in the Spring 2014 Scott County High School Musical.

After graduating high school as Valedictorian, Jessica is currently attending Georgetown College where she is studying to obtain a Bachelors of Science degree with a Biology and Chemistry double major. Jessica is excited to be starting another season with her United Talent Dance Family!

Favorite Quote: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Mohandas Gandhi


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Jade Campbell

Titles: Dance Instructor 

Industry Experience:

Jade Campbell has over 10 years of dance experience in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop and Pom.   
 
Jade began dancing at United Talent in 2007 and is a current member of the Performing Arts Company. She is a 5 year member of the Scott County High School Dance Team. While a member of the SC dance team, she has been apart of winning a National Grand Championship, and back-to-back State Championships. 
 
Outside of dance, she is involved in Beta Club and take numerous AP classes. She maintains a 3.5 GPA too! 
 
Jade began as an Assistant Teacher at United Talent in 2012, and began as a Head Dance Instructor in 2016. She is very excited for another great season of dance!

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Kamryn Drumheller

Titles: Dance Instructor 

Industry Experience:

Kamryn Drumheller has over 10 years of dance experience in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Pom.

Kamryn began dancing at United Talent in 2004 and is a current member of the Performing Arts Company. She has been a member of the Scott County High School Dance Team for 4 years. She has helped SC bring home the AmeriDance Grand Championship Award in 2015, and Kentucky Dance Coach Organization’s (KDCO) State Championship Awards in 2016 and 2017. 

Kamryn began as an Assistant Teacher in 2014 and as a Head Dance Instructor in 2016. She is looking forward to an awesome dance season!

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Gabby Smith

Titles: Dance Instructor

Industry Experience:

Gabby Smith is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has over 16 years of dance experience in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, pointe, and contemporary. At the age of 5, she found her dance home at Dance Theatre of Broward where she eventually ended up assisting and teaching once she was older.

In high school, Gabby competed with the Dance Theatre Extreme Team and competed with her team regionally and nationally in various competitions. With her team, Gabby won various first overall awards at the regional and national level.

Gabby is currently attending Georgetown College where she is studying to obtain her degree in Health Science with a minor in Child Development. She is also currently on her second year with the Georgetown College dance team and is excited to start her journey with United Talent! 

Favorite Quote: “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” - Babe Ruth


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Mariah Addington

Titles: Dance Instructor

Industry Experience:

Mariah Addington is a student at Georgetown College. She competed with Tammy Jo’s Studio (TJS) in Greenup, Kentucky in all disciplines of dance from 2003-2016. She also was a member of the Russell High School Dance Team from 2014-2016 where they won every division they entered for four consecutive years.