A Baton Rouge native starting at 16 as Assistant Choreographer for Six Flags, Kyle Kahn has danced in shows like “Radio City Christmas Spectacular”, “Ultimate” by Barry Manilow, “One Man’s Dream” Tokyo Disney, opening cast of “Year of a Million Dreams” Disney Orlando, Masquerade Show in the Sky in Las Vegas, Holland America & Celebrity Cruises! Film highlights as a SAG dancer/principle actor… “Bring It On 4”, Tim Burton’s “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter”, “Step It Up Revolution”, featured judge “Dance Moms”, HBO’s “Treme”. Directed/Choreographed for BET, Paul Mitchell, House of Blues, the MGM Grande, Planet Hollywood Tokyo, New York Fashion Week hosting the Official Macy’s Fashion Show. Recently welcomed as the new Director of Fashion Week New Orleans.  Kyle has guest taught/hosted/judged for Joffery Ballet, Abby Lee Miller, Ballet AVIV, DTI, DEA, Showbiz, Primetime & studios around the world. Former titles include National Mister DEA, National Mr. StarPower, Mr. WCDE, Mr. NYCDA, Mr. Las Vegas ‘06, E.O.Y. Orlando ‘09, and E.O.Y. Baton Rouge ‘10. Recently dancing with Rhianna for SuperBowl ‘13 Direct TV Pre Game Show & Brandy at New Orleans Essence Festival. #KyleKahnDanceRealness. Proud Member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGVA!

Kyle Kahn

Owner/ Director

kyle@kylekahn.com

Starting her training at the age of nine, she competed for eight years with the Dance Experience and Raskin Dance Studio. Since then, Kelsea has travelled to New York and Los Angeles, having taken classes at Broadway Dance Center of New York, Steps On Broadway, New York, and Edge PAC, Los Angeles. During her years of training, she has won multiple first place trophies, top ten overall awards, and choreography awards. Kelsea has trained with Paula Morgan and Debbie Allen, as well as having performed in multiple short films with Full Sail University, Black Castle Productions, and was featured in the Indefensible music video by DreamScape Project. From 2011-2013 she choreographed three consecutive First Place Hip Hop dances for the LCS Festival in Lakeland, FL. During April of 2012, she was named a Regional Adrenaline Tap Crew Member and received a full ride scholarship to Adrenaline’s Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada and a scholarship to Syncopate in New Jersey. In 2015, Kelsea choreographed a First Place Contemporary solo for the LCS Festival for one of her first students from 2011. Her student’s solo placed in the Top 10 overall for the Senior Contemporary solo category, and won a First Place, Platinum Trophy for his age division at Showstoppers. In June of 2016, Kelsea opened Soles On Fire Dance Academy. She owned Soles On Fire until December of 2019, during which time Soles On Fire merged to become part of Kyle Kahn Studios. During her time owning Soles On Fire Dance Academy, she achieved multiple regional and national Top Ten overall awards, judges’ choice, and costume awards. 

Kelsea Krisle

 Director & Student Admissions Specialist

kelsea@kylekahn.com

Our Professional Faculty

ALEXIS DUDKA

Alexis Dudka has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She has trained in jazz, contemporary, ballet, tap, and hip hop and has danced competitively for 8 years. Alexis competed with the Kyle Kahn Dance Company winning 1st place overall, Top Soloist, Judges Choice Awards, Platinum 1st Place in dance challenges, and Overall Winner just to name a few. In 2017, She was honored with the Kyle Kahn Dancer of the Year award. Alexis absolutely loves to dance and express her emotions through movement. Apart from dancing, she has a love of education. Alexis is currently attending West Georgia Tech full time with a 4.2 GPA. She is studying in hopes of becoming a Physical Therapist specializing in Sports Medicine for dancers with injuries. Making sure dancers have proper technique to avoid injuries is very important to her. Along with schooling, Alexis is learning American Sign Language. Next to dancing, she has a love of reading books. Alexis is very excited to be a part of the KKS dance family & faculty and she hopes to inspire everyone to give their all in everything they do!

Dance Educator

JURNEE FOWLER

Dancing since age ten, Jurnee has trained in styles such as contemporary, jazz, tap, lyrical, hiphop and ballet. Originally from Peoria, Illinois, Jurnee’s love for dance began with several years as a competitive gymnast until age ten. Throughout school, she joined her school dance teams and competed in local and state competitions. After moving to Newnan, Georgia in 2014, she continued her dance education joining Kyle Kahn Studios a year later and earning a scholarship and the title of Dancer of the Year for 2016-2017. Competing with the Kyle Kahn Dance Company, Jurnee earned three scholarships and was named Senior Miss Turn It Up Atlanta 2017. Since 2016, Jurnee has danced as an LED Robot with Farmer’s Insurance, danced with Kelly Clarkson at “An Evening with Kelly Clarkson”, and been a part of the workshop cast for Capone’s Dinner Theater in Orlando. She has dressed as a showgirl, a mermaid, and a 1920’s flapper for several industrial events, been a part of the short film “They Don’t Know About Us” and was the lead dancer in the “Waste My Money” music video for band All The Rest.

Dance Educator

LAURA HAAG

has been taking dance lessons since the age of three. I started assisting and teaching dance classes around age fourteen. I have taken and taught ballet, tap, modern, improvization, jazz and taught  a Special Education dance class for two years. I attended West Ga Technical College and graduated with my Infant/Toddler Child Care Specialist Certificate.  I am planning on going back to be certified in Sign Language! Currently, I am an assistant Pre-k teacher and I love it! I feel my gift is teaching and I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to teach at KKS this fall! I promise to give each child as much individual and group support and encouragement as I can! I feel extremely blesses to have the opportunity to teaching at KKS!

Dance Educator

JENNIFER PIKE

Jennifer Pike started singing when she was 6 years old, and started dancing within the same year. When she was 8 years old, she attended a dance studio in Newnan Georgia where she grew up. When she was 10 she started playing violin as well as dancing and singing. When she turned 12, she started assisting at her local dance studio, as well as started choreographing for her choir where she continued to choreograph until college. She also had the opportunity to sing in the National Cathedral, record several CDs with Sonpower, and perform the National Anthem at a Braves game with her choir. In 2008 she joined the competition team at her studio where she competed for 5 years as a soloist and a team member where she competed in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and lyrical receiving multiple awards. At 14 she started substituting at Star Dance Studio where she continued until moving to Arizona for college. In 2014 Jennifer taught Creative Movement at Compass Dance Academy for a summer. In April 2017 She graduated from Grand Canyon University with a B.A in Music with an Emphasis in Vocal Performance with a minor in Dance Education. 

Dance Educator

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