Our talented faculty brings to Southern Strutt years of professional experience from the national stage, television, film, and Broadway as well as local productions.
Under their tutelage, Southern Strutt dancers have gone on to win numerous national titles and have appeared in national commercials, film, Broadway, television, music videos, Las Vegas productions, the national stage, andmuch more.
In 2007 Southern Strutt won the honor as national winners to perform at Radio City Music Hall. All members of the company were in the performance. Other productions include winners on the Ed McMahon “Star Search”, Lisa Canning’s “Destination Stardom,” and the TV hit “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Current Faculty and Staff
Nancy Giles- Director
Mark Giles- Owner
Tawney Giles-Director, Itty Bitty Company, Pee Wee Company, Petite Company, Acro, Costume Designer
Jenny Hinnen Davidson- Office Manager
Leah Evans- Junior Company, Teen Company, and Senior Company
Briel White- Small Strutt
Kiera Ross-El- Broadway Baby, Tiny Rockstar, Hip Hop, and BOSS
Erica Slaughter-Acro, Jazz, Preteen 1, and Preteen 2
Monica Kessling- Adults
Katelyn Barber- Razzle Dazzle and Mini Strutt
Tori Beach- Teen Hip Hop
Summer Fare- Itty Bitty Ballet and Acro
Melanie Elrod- Razzle Dazzle, Mini Strutt, Broadway Baby, Tiny Rockstars, Ballet
Colin Jacob- Ballet
Nicole Carrion- Ballet
Jessica Cobb- Ballet
*Please check back soon for updated bios and headshots!