Kay Redford is the owner and director at PDC. She has been dancing since she was 2 years old and began her dance training where she grew up, in Connecticut. She started her training in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, hip hop and modern dance. Along the way, she trained at Dance Express of Tolland, UHartt Community Dance Divison, and North Carolina School of the Arts. She also competed for many years throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.
After high school, she continued dancing in college, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated with a BFA in dance performance and choreography. There, she trained with teachers such as Jan Van Dyke, BJ Sullivan, Duane Cyrus, John Gamble, Robin Gee, Jen Guy, Eluza Santos, Amy Love Beasley, Madeleine Reber, Amy Ginsburg, Nikki Juralewicz, Karla Finger Coghill, Brad Parquette, and many others. Her choreography was performed and adjudicated at the American College Dance Festival and in multiple UNCG student concerts. She also studied at ADF (American Dance Festival) for two summers and trained with many teachers, such as Gerri Houlihan, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Pam Pietro, David Brick, Yvonne Meyers, Ruth Andrien, Paul Matteson, Stuart Singer, Gwen Welliver, and others. She also did a Martha Graham intensive and studied under Marianne Bachman and Ellen Graff.
Upon graduation, Miss Kay moved to Atlanta to teach and perform. While teaching at numerous studios in the area, she performed professionally with Gathering Wild Dance Company, SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company, Ellisorous Rex and the Dance Machine, and Zoetic Dance Company.
She eventually moved back to North Carolina with her husband, Colin to plant some roots. They had their daughter, Adelaide in August 2017. Kay has a love of dance, children, and teaching, and wants to help develop everyone’s love of dance. She is so proud of PDC dancers, and can’t wait to see them continue to grow!
Originally from Connecticut, Heather has studied various styles of dance including Ballet,Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, Tap & Acrobatics since the age of 2 1/2. She was accepted into The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Dance Department in 2005 to focus on
her dance training for her high school years. Heather spent many weekends attending classes at Broadway Dance Center in NYC as well as workshops and conventions. She has trained and
performed with many dance companies throughout New England.
While studying for her BS from Central Connecticut State University, Heather was the Senior Dance Competition Coach at Dance City & the Arts 2010-2014. She trained dancers ages 3-18 winning numerous awards and scholarships including 1st place choreography awards. She was awarded Star Systems Dance Competition Regional Top Teacher in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2013, Heather accepted a position at iHeart Radio as an Account Executive.
Heather moved to Wilmington, NC in 2015 where she began working in the film industry as a production assistant. She worked on several television shows, feature films, and commercial content. In 2017 Heather became the Program Director at Carolina Gymnastics Academy and was a dance instructor at The Dance Cooperative as well as taught various workshops at surrounding studios. She also performed in local festivals including Dance-a-Lorus, Wilmington Dance Festival, Arts Sensation, and Lumina Festival of the Arts. Heather moved to the Raleigh area last year where she plans to continue teaching dance and acrobatics!
Tiana Sutton, aka “Miss T.” teaches the majority of the hip hop classes at PDC. Miss T. is a member of GenetiX Dance Crew, a hip hop dance team based out of Raleigh. “Dance is EVERYTHING to me, and I intend to teach my students just how powerful hip hop can be!”
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