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Crystal Pearce: Sr Ballet & Pointe

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Karly Ackley: Owner/Director/Teacher Intro B/T, Ballet/Tap, Ballet 1, Jazz (1, 2, 3, & 4) Lyrical (1, 2, 3, 4), Tap 2,

Ms. Karly began dancing at the age of Six in a studio in New York. She started competing and performing in competitions & shows soon after. Training continued with master classed at Broadway Dance Center, Steps, and Luigis in New York City. After moving to North Carolina in 1993, her love for dance continued by joining/traveling with a large competitive company under the direction of Christy Curtis. She attended many conventions and trained with such master teachers such as; Frank Hatchett, Mike Minery, Laurie Johnson, Nick Cauldwell, and Nick Drago. 


In 2007, Ms. Karly opened DancEnergy because she wanted to share her passion of dance with dancers of all ages. She knew that she wanted her studio to be a close family environment, where her students would love to come and learn the art of dance & have fun. Many of her routines have won overall awards, choreography awards, as well as national titles.

Ms. Karly lives in Wendell with her husband John, and their 2 children; Ryan (19) & Gabi (17). They also have 3 dogs (Lucy, Miley, & Finley), and 2 cats (Bailey & Crosby)