Ms Kassi is a favorite at BCFD and will once again be with us for a 3rdnd year!! She is such a beautiful person inside and out and brings such a great spirit to us at BCFD. All that are fortunate to take her classes enjoy them to the fullest. Kassi comes to us from the Orlando area and is originally from Miami , FL. She began dancing at the age of eight and by the age of nine years old she began performing with the Miami City Ballet in the Nutcracker - a true natural! In 2002, Kassi was awarded by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. That same year she began dancing with the Orlando Ballet under the direction of Fernando Bujones. She has been priveledged to also work with Roma Sasenko, Desmond Richardson, Earl Mosley and Dwight Roden. Kassi is also a performer with the Florida Dance Theatre and has been affiliated with the Chatancqua Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Julliard.
Ms. Kim Watts is starting her 13th year with us at B.C.F.D., Inc. She has become an important part of our dance centreí and we feel honored to have her! She resides in Winter Haven with her beautiful daughter, Zoe. Ms.Kim grew up in Chelsea, OK. She like many of you started her technical training at her neighborhood dance facility at an early age. She was a member of her studio dance team called Fabulous Feets Dance Company. She received her Bachelor of Performing Arts and minor in history from Oklahoma City University. From the specialized training that she received she became a professional dancer and teacher. Ms.Kim landed her first professional contract at Discoveryland in Tulsa, OK performing the production of Oklahoma. Also, during this time she taught at two dance studios: Karenís Kidís and Susan Webb Studios Ms. Kim then moved to Branson, MO where she spent the next five years performing
at shows such as the Shoji Tabuchi Theater, The Yakov Smirnoff Show, The Dino Kartsonaksis Show, Country Tonight, and The Glen Campbell Goodtime Show. She also worked full time at the Premiere Dance Academy and part time at Branson Performing Arts Academy. She then moved to central Florida to perform at Disney at the Diamond Horseshoe. She remained a part of the show until its termination in 2000. She said that she is happy to be starting her 5th year at BCFD, Inc. and looks forward to spending many more productive years with us. When not dancing she enjoys trick roping, Foe flying (stage flying), roller blading, roller skating, horseback riding, swimming, snow skiing and spending time with her family. Thanks Ms.Kim for the awesome job that you do!
We are also pleased to have wonderful assistants like Megan Moore, Mary Katherine Payne and Paige Butz. A big thank you for all of your help and love for our dancers.
Ms. Lorna is a new brand new addition to the BCFD faculty and we couldn't be more honored to have her join us!! Wow. what an asset she is to us! Lorna comes to us from New England. She is a former 27 year owner/director of the Position One School of Dance in Portsmouth, RI. During her 27 years she was a director and choreographer of the Position One Performing Arts Troupe that was honored to receive the "Best in Show" at the Dance Olympus Championship and the Presidents Cup Recipient at the 2001 Dance Educators of America National Finals in New York. She is also a board tested and certified dance educator with Dance Educators of America. We are thrilled to have her join us! Please be sure to welcome her!