"Miss SpotLight SweetHeart"

   Dance, Cheerleading, Acro, Tumbling, Fitness, Parties   

SpotLight Dance Company's Staff

SpotLight Dance Company is proud of our Professional Instructors. Each one


brings their own creativity, ideas, professionalism, and personalities to make an


absolutely awesome team of instructors! They create their own choreography for


their classes, performances, and competitions.



Our classes are taught by professionally trained, friendly, adult Instructors.


 

We have assistants to the Instructors in most classes. Our junior Instructors are


very talented and responsible students.



Miss Loren Clark

Miss  Rayann Harward

Mrs Kimberleigh Mosteller Dodson

Owner, Director, Choreographer, & Instructor


Ms Kimberleigh is the founder and owner of  SpotLight Dance Company. She Directs, Choreographs, & Instructs many of the classes at SLDC. You will find her teaching Clogging, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Cheer,  or any other genre. 

Ms Kim began her formal dance education at the age of 2. She loved clogging from the beginning when she met Burton Edwards at the Stompin' Grounds in Maggie Valley. She has had many opportunities to further her dance education; including studying Irish Step Dance under the direction of Carl Drake. She performed this genre in the Macy's Parade. 

Besides dancing in the Macy's Parade, a few of her favorite venues she has performed at; is in Las Vegas, Ghost Town, and the Chick Fil A Bowl. Of course there have been many others!

She has won many titles for all genres of dance both regional and national. She holds the honorable awards of American Clogging Hall of Fame's Team of the Decade, American Clogging Hall of Fame SR Team, North Carolina Clogging Association All Star and many others.

Ms Kimberleigh studied violin and performed in All County Orchestra. She attended Furman University's summer orchestra programs each year.

She choreographs for solos, duos, talent shows, weddings, anniversaries, etc. 

Ms Kim has taught and choreographed  in dance workshops in Tennessee, North Carolina, & South Carolina. 

Ms Kimberleigh is proficient in Makeup, Hair, and Photography. See our Photos by Kim page for more info.     
 She is available for pageant coaching.  Ms Kimberleigh has held many titles beginning in the Little Miss SC Titles when she was young. She has held OverAll Miss Ultimate Starz and OverAll Miss EPIC titles as well. 

Kimberleigh is married to Byron and they have two daughters Kaedance Clarke & Kynedeigh Davis.


 

Mrs Amanda Claire Burnette Mays

Ballet Program Instructor & Choreographer

Ms Amanda is our Ballet Program Director. She directs, choreographs, and instructs for  our competition Ballet Company and all recreational classes in Pointe, Ballet, & Tap.  

                                                                                            Ms Amanda began dancing at the age of 5 at Athens School of Ballet in Georgia. She studied Cecchetti style ballet within the school’s ballet company until moving to Clemson, SC at the age of 15. Ms Amanda continued studying ballet while also  branching out into tap, jazz, lyrical and Martha Graham’s technique of modern dance at Foothills Dance Conservatory in Seneca and Fain School of Dance.


 She was accepted to and attended the South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts and Humanities Summer Honors Program at the age of 17 where she spent the summer learning from top professional dancers and performing in their showcase.


After high school she attended Winthrop University where she received her B.A. in Dance in 2006. While at Winthrop she studied classical ballet, many forms of modern dance, and choreography.


Ms Amanda performed in many faculty shows and student showcases while also choreographing for student showcases as well. Winthrop opened many doors in working with amazing guest artists and faculty, including Mary Beth Thompson, Sandra Neels (who danced with Merce Cunningham), the Amy Marshall Dance Company, and many, many others throughout her four years at Winthrop. Amanda received her M.A. in Teaching from Kaplan University in 2010.


She has always enjoyed dancing, but her real passion is expressing her love for dance through teaching .


Ms Amanda was recently married to the 'Love of Her Life' Phillip! 

 

Mr Cole Reynolds

Lyrical / Contemporary / Jazz / Clogging Instructor & Choreographer

Mr Cole began his dance career at a very early age. He continued in college with a double major from Winthrop in Dance and Business.
He is proficient in all genres of dance and has won many awards. 
He is creative and energetic!



Mr Cole is also the owner of ColeThad Realty Associates. 


Ms Mimi Morris

Musical Theatre, Clogging,  & Creative Movement                                Instructor & Choreographer

Ms Mimi has proven her creativity with her Musical Theatre classes.  SLDC Musical Theatre Company Troupe recently won the honors of "Most Entertaining" at a regional competition in TN. 

Ms Mimi has been dancing her entire life. She has been a Junior Instructor at SLDC for several years and is the youngest Instructor ever to be hired by SLDC!

Ms Mimi is trained in Clogging, Pointe, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Theatre. She not only continues classes at SpotLight, but at national dance workshops.

She is a graduate of Easley High School and is continuing her education at Greenville Tech. 

Ms Mimi holds the titles of OverAll Miss SpotLight, American Clogging Hall of Fame, NCAA  All Star, Role Model of the Year from Ultimate Starz Productions,  and many other prestigious  awards for both team and solo dances.

Along with teaching at SLDC, Mimi is a Manager at McDonald's and sometimes models for  I See You Beautiful Photography Studio.

Mrs Crystal Barkley

Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Cheer,            Instructor & Choreographer

Mrs Crystal received her dance training beginning at a very early age. She enjoys all genres and has studied  all dance forms. 
                                                                                                Her kind demeanor, creativity, love for dance, & children makes her a favorite of parents and students.                                                                                                                       Mrs Crystal has won numerous awards.

Mrs Crystal is married to Kyle and they have two handsome sons, Blake & Jaxson.
 

Substitute Instructors ~ If we have an Instructor who must be absent, we do all we can to keep their class running smoothly. If we are unable to have one of our own Professional Instructors take over the class, we will have a guest substitute.