5940 Goodman Road, Suite G
Olive Branch, MS 38654
662.548.5000

(Beside the Murphy's Gas station
at Go
odman & Davidson Rd.)


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CK Dance Theatre

Bringing joy to the Lord, one dance at a time...

Meet our Staff ...

Mrs. Cristina Kelly 

Artistic Director/Instructor

Mrs. Cristina received her BFA with Honors in Dance Performance and Choreography with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007. Cristina has also trained at Ballet Memphis with Stephanie Mei Hom and received her Elementary Certification in Labonotation from the Dance Notation Bureau in NY. 
Cristina has had the pleasure to work with guest artists such as Trebien Pollard of Pilobolus, Christal Brown of Urban Bush Women, Jon Rodriguez director of the Dayton Ohio Ballet, Coco Loupe of Coco Loupe Dance, Karola Luttringhaus of Alban Elved Dance Company, Danial Shapiro and Joanie Smith of Shapiro and Smith Dance Company, and many more. 

Cristina performed professionally with Caroline Calouche & Co. as well as with Martha Connerton/Kinetic Works Dance Company from 2007-2009.  She has performed in many different venues and concerts and has been a featured dancer of Opera Carolina's Romeo & Juliet and Aida.  In between performances, Cristina was a Teaching Artist for the Charlotte Dance Festival and Martha Connerton/Kinetic Works spreading dance to children ages 2-18 years old. 

After getting married in 2009, Mrs. Cristina moved back to her home town,  Southaven, MS, and taught various dance classes ranging from ballet, tap, modern/contemporary, jazz, hiphop, and competitive pom. With a vision to bring a higher level of dance to DeSoto County, Mrs. Cristina opened CK Dance Theatre in the summer of 2013. Since then CK has grown immensely! Not only does Mrs. Cristina focus on teaching, but she feels it is important to stay involved in performing. This past year 2014, Cristina was invited to join the Hot Foot Honeys, the first and only professional tap company in Memphis, TN. She performed in their 2015 Spring Concert and looks forward to the many performances ahead with such a great group of ladies. To learn more visit www.hotfoothoneys.com. CK Dance Theatre started their first performance team for the 2014-2015 season, and not only did they win numerous overall awards for outstanding performances, the students were noticed for their teamwork, best of show, overall entertainment and many other awards that were given for great sportsmanship as a dancer as well. Mrs. Cristina emphasizes you need to be a dancer with good character and that is what CK Dance Theatre is all about. Bringing Glory to God through Dance. 

Mrs. Jamie Broadaway

Instructor

Jamie Broadaway's 20+ years of dance experience include a dance minor from Belhaven University, training with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paul Taylor Dance Company and Ballet Memphis, among many others. She is also an actress, voiceover artist, Zumba instructor and a dancer/choreographer for Project Motion Dance Collective in Memphis. She has taught and performed physical theatre in Japan and India through Enclave of the Arts with a group called The Joshua Squad, based in Lewisville,Texas. Jamie has a great desire to share her passion for dance with others. To God be the glory!

Miss Janice McAfee

Instructor

Miss Janice has been teaching dance for many many years. She is a member and board member of Southern Association of Dance Masters as well as Chicago Association of Dance Masters. She has owned her own dance studio and loves to teach dance. CK Dance Theatre is blessed to have such a talented teacher. 

Mr. Jaukeem Balcom

Instructor

Jaukeem has always loved performing arts as a whole all his life. He started dancing in a mime ministry in the church and later went to teach hip hop and creative dance for 4 years at Phillips Children’s Performing Art Studio in Macon, GA all while dancing at Hayiya Dance Theatre, where he trained in West African Dance! Jaukeem is now a Dance Education major at University of Memphis hoping to only grow in his gift and be able to pour into others what God has given him! "Dance is the place I am content with myself and able to express EVERY emotion!"

Miss Beth Bailey

Instructor

Beth comes to us with years of competitive cheer experience along with a coaching career that began at age 19.  When not working for Watkins Uiberall, a CPA firm in Memphis, she is able to pursue her true passion as a Tumble Coach. Beth has coached for numerous studios in the Mid-South area, but since finding CK in 2014,  she found her home exclusively at CK Dance Theatre. She is dedicated and committed to ensuring each student excels while also championing them to achieve their greatest potential. 

Mr. Yosek Prieto 

Instructor

A native of Cuba, Yosek has numerous years of international ballet performance and teaching experience. This is his third year with CK teaching our more advanced dancers. He is very happy to be at CK and spreading his love of ballet to his students. 

Hannah Joyner

Instructor

Bio coming soon ...