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Get To Know Our Team

Mr. Gary Pierce

A former U. S. Ballroom Champion, Mr. Pierce co-founded and performed with the American Ballroom Theatre Company, New York City. For over ten years he served as resident choreographer for the company. He has performed all over the world and as a guest artist in festivals and special arts events for television and stage.

Televison Directing and Choreographing

2004 – Legends of Dance Awards, “A Tribute to June Allyson” , Director, Choreographer -Palm Beach

2000 – World Dance (International Competitive Event) , Director – Target Center, Minneapolis

1999 – World Dance (International Competitive Event) , Director – Target Center, Minneapolis

1995 – PBS – Shall We Dance – Producer, Director, Palm Beach

1993 – CBS – Kennedy Center Honors , Tribute to Ginger Rogers, Choreographer, Washington, DC

1991 – WGBH – That’s Dancing, (Guest Artists, Juliet Prouse and Bobby Short), Choreographer, Boston

1990 – WGBH – Salute to American Musical Theater – Evening at the Pops, Choreographer, Boston

1988 – WGBH – Evening at the Pops – A Tribute to Fred Astaire , Choreographer, Filmed in New York City

1988 – PBS – Salute to Performing Arts, Choreographer, Chicago

1988 – PBS – Happy New Year PBS, with Rosemary Clooney and Mel Torme, Choreographer, Baltimore

1985 – WGBH – Masterpiece Theatre “The Citadel”, Dance Shorts, Choreographer, Boston

As a choreographer Mr. Pierce has created over three hundred shows, revues and industrials. Artistically his work has been acclaimed by the New York Times, The Village Voice, The New York Post as well as many other publications. He seeks to crystallize the essence of ballroom dancing by exploring its passionate, volatile, playful and joyous moods through theatrical dance story-telling. The dance companies he has choreographed for are:

The American Ballroom Theatre

Manhattan Festival Ballet

New York Ballroom Company

Rhymek modern dance

Le Trocaderos de Monte Carlo

Ballroom Theatre Nashville

Humphrey Dance Ensemble

Beyond Ballroom Dance Company

Brigham Young Dance Company

New York Knicks Cheerleaders

Verb Ballets Cleveland

Take the Floor Touring

Mr Pierce has assisted and choreographed with award winning choreographer Geoffrey Holder, Graciela Daniele, Patricia Birch, and Marge Champion for the musical theater.

 

Ms. Rebecca Poole

Rebecca Poole is very hands-on in her local communities. She is an incredibly talented performer and choreographer. Rebecca studied ballet and ballroom dancing for the greater part of her life under the tutelage of Gary Pierce and numerous other professionals within the National Dance Clubs family. She has performed for numerous prestigious companies, including The Tallahassee Ballet, the Nashville Ballet, and the Vanderbilt Dance Theatre.

Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications with a Photography Concentration: Cum Laude, Middle Tennessee State University 2014

Dance Experience, Education, and Roles: 

The Tallahassee Ballet 2002-2005

The Nutcracker 2002, 2003, 2004

Coppelia 2003

Cinderella 2004

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2005

Nashville Ballet 

Nutcracker 2005, Clara 

School of Nashville Ballet 

Spring Showcase 2006-2008 

Nashville Ballet Youth Ensemble 

Dream Ballet from Oklahoma! Circle Players, Dream Laurie 2007 

Vanderbilt Dance Theatre 2008-2010

Dance Theatre of Tennessee 2010-retirement, Company Artist 

North Carolina Dance Theatre Summer Intensive 2004, 2007

Sleeping Beauty Garland Waltz, Who Cares?

Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive 2005, 2008

Don Quioxte- Cupid Variation

MTSU Dance Theatre 2011, 2012, 2013 

Ballroom Education

Studied under Gary Pierce, JT Thomas, Tommy DiTomasso, James Peters

Dance Certifications: 

DVIDA Bronze Smooth- Honors

DVIDA Bronze Rhythm- Honors

Ballroom Professional Competitive Placements

ETDS 2016, Professional Pre-Champ Division- 1st

Music City Invitational 2016, Professional Pre-Champ Division- 2nd

Southern Heat, 2016, Top Bronze Amatuer Couple, Top Bronze Spectacular, Top Bronze Male (Student Achievements) Professional Pre-Champ Division- 1st

Southern Challenge 2016, Professional Pre-Champ Division- 1st

Teaching Experience 

Cannon Arts Dance, Ballet Instructor 2012-2014

National Dance Clubs of Murfreesboro, 2015-2016

Adonai Arts Academy, Ballet Instructor 2016-Present

Adonai Arts Academy, Dance Director 2017-Present 

 

Choreographic Experience

Life After Me, Music Video HEAR, HEAR 2014

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Audience of One Productions, 2017 

Hard Knock Life (From Annie), and Revolting Children (From Matilda), Audience of One Productions 2017 

Annie, Audience of One Productions, 2017 

 

Published Work 

Reflection, Collage Magazine 2014 (Photography) 

Kari Jobe Wins Female Artist of the Year, Breathecast (Photography Acompanying Online Publication) 2013

The Magic of Pa Ingalls’ Fiddle, The Leading Edge, (Feature Story) 2012

 

Community Service/Mission Projects

Children’s Ministry, Mt. Juliet LifeChurch

Nashville Rescue Mission

World Relief Nashville

Honduras 2007- Dental Missions (Children’s Ministry) 

Haiti 2012- MYLIFESPEAKS (Community Support, Ballet Classes) 

Uganda 2014- Photography Classes, Ballet Classes