Directors & Faculty
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-AFTRA dancer/principal actor… “Bring It On 4”, Tim Burton’s “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter”, “Step It Up Revolution”, featured judge on “Dance Moms”, Rhianna for SuperBowl Direct TV & Brandy at New Orleans Essence Festival. Now a film producer... he continues working in the film industry producing his first music video in 2018 & winning awards at the Atlanta 48hr Film Festival. Directed/Choreographed for BET, Paul Mitchell, House of Blues, the MGM Grande, Planet Hollywood Tokyo, Capone’s Dinner Theater, Kelly Clarkson, & RuPaul’s Drag Race. Kyle has guest taught/hosted/judged for Joffery Ballet, DTI, Dance Educators of America, Showbiz National Talent, Primetime Dance Competition & studios around the world. A business owner for 16 years, Kyle now has 3 successful companies. Kyle Kahn Studios is a state-of-the-art dance education studio fully accredited by the National Honor Society of Dance Arts. Kyle Kahn Productions, a large-scale event management and concert staging design company and KKSApparelCo. an dancewear and accessory retail store. Proud Member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGVA!
"Performing Arts Industry Essentials" Masters - NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Disney's Approach to "Leadership Excellence", "Quality Service" & "Employee Engagement" - Disney Institute
"Performing Arts - Jazz Dance Technique" - Dance Educators of America
"Life Coaching Certification" - New Skills Academy
"South GA Director" - National Dance Educators Organization
"Certificate of Excellence" - NYCDA
Retail Co-Owner/Office Manager
Peter is a proud member of the United States Army National Guard for 6 active years and is currently finishing up his 2 years inactive at the end of December 2021. Peter started his retail career at American Eagle to becoming an Administrative Assistant at Dick’s Sporting Goods excelling past expectations. Moving forward to other retail adventures, he is now a co-owner & manager of the retail shop…KKSApparelCo. Among other things, Peter is a talented painter and visual artist. His works have been featured in Newnan at Art Walk many times having a feature in a local newspaper. Peter enjoys other hobbies such as photography with works having been sold to the public & more. A happy person, Peter is always there as a great support to our studio and families!
Lead Dance Educator
Dancing since age ten, Jurnee has trained in styles such as contemporary, jazz, tap, lyrical, hiphop and ballet. Originally from Illinois, Jurnee’s love for dance began with several years as a competitive gymnast. 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 the 2016-2017 season. 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”, 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. Jurnee currently dances for The Atlanta Hawks NBA G-League Affiliate, The College Park Skyhawks.
Jennifer, a Newnan native, stated dancing at the age of six. Jennifer has studied ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, improvisation, alexander technique, and modern (Graham, Limon, Dunham, and Cunningham). In 2008 Jennifer solidified her love for dance by joining the competition team and earning several awards over a course of five years. In the fall of 2007, she started choreographing for the Joyful Praise Homeschool Choir, where she continued to choreograph upon graduation from college. Jennifer graduated from Grand Canyon University, in Phoenix Arizona, in 2017 with a B.A. in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance and a Minor in Dance Education. While in university Jennifer had the opportunity to choreograph several pieces as well as dance in other students works. She also was able to take classes with Paradosi Ballet Company, modern choreographer Liliana Gomez, and many more. Upon graduation Jennifer returned to Newnan where she taught for Soles on Fire for 2 ½ years before joining the KKS team. Jennifer plans on attending grad school for a masters in Dance Therapy. “I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what is too deep to find for words” Ruth St. Davis.
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!
Junior Dance Educator
Lindsay Burgess grew up in Macon, Georgia. Right before her third birthday, she began taking dance lessons. At the age of eight years old she started dancing competitively and continued doing so until the age of eighteen. Lindsay has experience in ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, musical theatre, tap and hip hop. She has been involved in many community theatre productions including High School Musical, Mary Poppins, and Annie. Lindsay has participated in several intensives such as Joffrey Ballet and Commercial Dance Intensive, as well as numerous conventions including Nuvo, Jump, and Adrenaline. Over Lindsay’s many years of competitive dance, she competed with three different studios winning many awards over the years. Lindsay is excited to be continuing her passion by helping young dancers reach their full potential.
Junior Dance Educator
Dancing since the age of eleven, Samantha has trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop. She has always loved to dance, and feels that it is an avenue to express herself as well as form lifelong, valuable, relationships. When not dancing, she is reading and writing, and is working toward publishing a novel. Samantha is grateful to be a part of the KKS faculty, and hopes to help students have fun, while inspiring them to be confident and kind in every aspect of their lives.
Assistant Dance Educator
Haleigh Horsley is a native of Newnan Georgia. She started dancing at the age of 3 at Newnan School of Dance. Taking a break from dance to cheer and to do gymnastics, she realized her passion was with dance which lead her to Kyle Kahn Studios which she has now been present with for 4 years. Now she dances ballet, contemporary, musical theater, jazz, and hip hop. Haleigh is currently a student at East Coweta High School. Her hobbies include playing bass guitar, learning different languages, and participating in the arts. Although she is not certain on her major, she aspires to major in marketing and minor in dancing.
Assistant Dance Educator
Hannah has been dancing since she was 5 years old. She is on the Senior teams for KKDC and iKAHNic Hip Hop Crew as well as a soloist. When she’s not at Kyle Kahn Studios, she can often be found performing with a local theater group. She loves shopping, the beach, music, theater and especially dancing!