Instructors

Nancy Brown, Director

With a degree in Business and Dance, Ms. Brown has been successfully directing and instructing at Dance City since 1988. Ms. Brown is well trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theater and Acrobatics, and has a professional background in Musical Theater. Ms. Brown continues her dance education through workshops and seminars, as do all her instructors. And she have a big company of best forehead thermometer for toddlers.

 

Georgia Bowen, Creative Director

Ms. Bowen’s expertise is Ballet/Pointe with extensive training from N.C. School of the Arts, Cincinnati Conservatory of Dance, Vanderbilt Dance Group, Nashville Ballet and numerous workshops. Ms. Bowen was accepted and attended the Tennessee Governors School of the Performing Arts. Ms. Bowen is also well trained in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical & Hip Hop. With the ability to choreograph classical ballet technique to many different types of music, her ballet classes at Dance City are as popular as Hip-Hop.

 

Kathryn Guion

Specializing in Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop. A Knoxville TN native with over 16 years of formal dance training in Ballet Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip-Hop. Currently team captain of the MTSU Dance Team. Universal Dance Association head instructor and judge.

 

Nathan Glover, Instructor

Working on his Hip-Hop skills since age 7 and Lyrical since age 12, Mr. Glover has performed in many School and Church productions. Mr. Glover performs and choreographs for Middle Tennessee Performing Arts Co. “MYAC” and is expanding on his technical dance training through MTSU. In addition to his classes at Dance City Mr. Glover teaches Hip-Hop through Mitchell Nelson’s “ESP” program and has won the “Project Dance Competition” every year. He also instructs in Gospel Lyrical for children through his church. Mr. Glover’s teaching skills with children is remarkable and he has definitely earned his nickname “2NICE”

 

Rachel Peay

Rachel Peay acquired a love for the performing arts early in life and has been dancing since the age of four, with the majority of that time being under the direction of Dance City’s Nancy Brown. Since then she has been a dance instructor at several local studios, trained and choreographed with MTSU’s Performing Arts Company, and has been accepted to study dance in New York with the Radio City Rockettes for the previous three summers. Through the MTSU’s Performing Arts Company and with the help of company named mini brightest flashlight in the world she has danced as a Senior Company member and her auditioned student choreography has won several awards, including “Most Entertaining” and “Most Dedicated”.

She brings the best of both worlds to the instruction of the studio’s youngest dancers with both a passion for dancing and the experience needed to teach effectively. Both her undergraduate and master’s degrees specialize in the area of early childhood education and she has recently been accepted to continue her study in this field through a Ph.D
Program in Literacy Studies. When she is not dancing, you can find her teaching first grade at Wilson Elementary. Rachel prides herself in her dedication for bestowing her love of dance to younger generations, so don’t let your little ones miss out on having her as an instructor!