*Beside the Murphy's Gas
 Station at the corner of 
Goodman & Davidson

CK Dance Theatre

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

Meet our Staff

Mrs. Cristina Kelly 

Artistic Director/Dance & Tumble 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. In 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 & 2017 Spring Concert.

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! 

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

Dance 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

Dance 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. 

Miss Beth Bailey

Tumble 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 

Dance 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. 

Miss Hannah Bobo

Dance & Tumble Instructor

Mrs. Hannah began dancing on Center Hill High School’s championship pom and hip-hop team before becoming a student at the University of Memphis where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, and hip-hop for four years. During that time, she performed with the hip-hop/African fusion company-Out Loud Artistry, danced in local theatre shows, and coached two local middle school dance teams. In 2017, Mrs. Hannah graduated with a major in English and minor in dance and is looking forward to her fourth year of teaching at CK Dance Theatre. Mrs. Hannah loves CK’s core values of praising and honoring the Lord through dance, as our relationship with Jesus is the most important one we have. 

Mrs. Isabel Schleeter

Dance Instructor

Isabel is originally from Southern California, where she began her dance training. She started with Tap, Classical Ballet and Jazz. In her teens, she received summer dance scholarships to study in NYC, Salt Lake City, Michigan and Chicago. She went on to earn a B.A. and M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine, specializing in Teaching and Administration of Dance. With her degree, she was an Assistant Professor of Dance at Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University for 6 years. Isabel taught ballet, tap, modern and jazz, along with the academics required for Dance majors. She helped many students prepare and go on to open their own successful dance studios in IL, as well as, choreographed for numerous Illinois State Theatre Dance Concerts and Theatrical Plays. She was the Director/Choreographer of the Redline Express, who performed with the Marching Band at Illinois State University’s various sporting events. Isabel is certified to teach ballet from the Dance Masters of America Organization, in which she is a Miss Dance of America Title holder. Isabel has over 35 years of experience teaching at private dance studios around the country and is so pleased to be working at CK Dance Theatre!

Miss Erin James

Tumble Instructor

New to the 2019 season! Bio coming soon!

Mrs. Jennifer Hoffman

Dance Instructor

New to the 2019 season! Bio Coming Soon!

Kristian Kelly

Studio Manager

Kristian has been involved with the musical arts since 1995. Since marrying Cristina in 2009, he has been actively involved in supporting Cristina's love and passion for dance. In 2013, Kristian became the Studio Manager and loves spreading the love of God through meeting and connecting with new families.