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Pumkin Byrd


Pumkin Byrd [email protected] Pumkin Byrd, born Likesa Kayonda Harris, is a native of Atlanta. Having danced all her life, Pumkin is trained in Jazz, Modern, Ballet, African, and self-taught in Hip Hop. Mrs. Byrd is currently using her Hip Hop, Jazz, and Contemporary training to teach at the Georgia Dance Conservatory and [...]

Pumkin Byrd2019-07-31T19:59:41+00:00

Abbey Werner, Company Photographer


Abbey Werner, Company Photographer [email protected] Ms. Abbey grew up dancing at Georgia Dance Conservatory. She performed professionally with Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre (formerly Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre) for 12 years. One of her favorite roles was Tinker Bell in "Peter Pan." While performing and taking classes, Abbey was also a part of GDC's Teacher [...]

Abbey Werner, Company Photographer2019-07-31T18:22:02+00:00

Tori Hines, GDC Studio Manager


Tori Hines, GDC Studio Manager [email protected] An Atlanta native, Tori began her dance education in house at GDC and with the Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre, now Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre, under the direction of Lisa Toups. Throughout her dance education and career, Tori has worked with several choreographers and instructors such as [...]

Tori Hines, GDC Studio Manager2019-09-05T19:50:22+00:00

Gray Stoner, GDC Owner & Director


Gray Stoner, GDC Owner & Director [email protected] Gray Stoner was born and raised in Atlanta and started dancing at age seven. She originally got into ballet to help her gymnastics training but quickly fell in love with the art of dance. From then on, Gray received her dance training from Georgia Dance [...]

Gray Stoner, GDC Owner & Director2019-09-05T19:52:02+00:00

Ashleigh Whitworth, GDC Owner & Director


Ashleigh Whitworth, GDC Owner & Director [email protected] Ashleigh Yvette Whitworth was born and raised in Marietta, GA, and began her formal dance training at the Ruth Mitchell Dance Studio (now Georgia Dance Conservatory) at age seven.In 2007, Ashleigh moved to Philadelphia to attend The University of the Arts under the Presidential Scholarship and [...]

Ashleigh Whitworth, GDC Owner & Director2020-08-15T17:44:56+00:00

Lauren Banks, School Director


Lauren Banks, School Director [email protected] Lauren Banks graduated from Kennesaw State University suma cum laude with a B.S. in Communication and a Minor in dance. Upon graduating, Lauren began performing with Young Audiences at the Woodruff Arts Center and later the Atlanta-based contemporary dance companies Gathering Wild and Ellisorous Rex and [...]

Lauren Banks, School Director2019-07-31T19:41:30+00:00

Lisa Toups, Owner


Lisa A. Toups, Owner Lisa A. Toups is an experienced and award winning teacher and choreographer. She is certified by Dance Masters of America and her choreography has been featured by the Southeast Regional Ballet Association. She was recognized at the International Dance Festival in Los Angeles, California for her dedication to [...]

Lisa Toups, Owner2019-07-31T19:43:53+00:00
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