Miss Rogers is founder and director of the Beverly Rogers Academy of Dance. Her dance companies have one Regional and National Championship award since 1985. Beverly students have attained professional performing careers and Broadway shows, National towing companies, Cruise Ships, TV and film. Her students have performed on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, and Disney stages. Her school was ranked among the top 10 competition schools in the nation buy Star systems national talent. The academy success throughout the years is a direct result of Miss Rogers desire to inspire each student with the joy of Dance Miss Rogers has judged dance competitions for showstopper, Legacy, and Primetime dance competitions. Miss Rogers hold a BFA in dance from Stevens College in Columbia Missouri and an MA In Theater Arts from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio. Beverly is proud of the fact that the four of the top choreographers in the country is choreography is featured on So You Think You Can Dance, Mia Michaels, Sonya tayeh, Andy blankenbuehler and Ray Leeper have choreographed for her BRD competition companies.
In 1984, Mr. Foresman began teaching and has since held his classes nationally and internationally. In NYC, he taught at Broadway Dance Center, Dance Space Center, the Soho Training Center, Pineapple Health club, Apple Health club, Equinox Health club, and Crunch Health club. Also nationally at the University of California Santa Cruz, San Jose' Ballet, Tandy Beal company, and Virginia School of the Arts. Internationally he directed/choreographed and taught at the Baroque and Dance Festival in Valtice Czech Republic, and schools in Japan. His stage experience began at age 5 in, Teahouse of the August Moon, Annie, Anything Goes, Die Fledermaus, Fiddler on the Roof, Gigi, Jesus Christ Superstar (European Tour), Principal Dancer in the Arabian Dance in Coupe' Ballet's The Nutcracker, Lead Dancer in Westchester Ballet's production of Les Sylphides, Principal Dancer for Max Stone, Principal Dancer for Edward Morgan, Principal Dancer for Tsai Fung Modern Dance Company, Principal Dancer in Baroque and Dance Festival in Valtice Czech Republic, Principal Dancer in Telstar German Emmy Awards, and Lead Dancer in The Tides of Intolerance at the Asia Society, New York City. Mr. Foresman has also modeled in New York, Los Angeles, and Japan. In 2002, he earned degrees in Anatomy and Physiology, Massage Therapy, Functional Assessment, and was certified in Shiatsu at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York city. In 2005, he and his wife moved from New York City to Paducah to teach full-time for the Beverly Rogers Academy. In 2009, the Beverly Rogers Academy competed its way to one of the top 10 schools Nationwide by Star Systems, an extremely competitive dance competition. Mr. Foresman is proud to have had a hand in raising the level of technique necessary for such
an achievement and is passionate and excited to bring the highest levels of dance to the community's children of all ages here in Paducah!
Ms. Hooks was the owner of Devastating Debs studio. National winners in dance, tumbling and baton twirling. Trained UK cheerleaders and dancers on the famous Dance Cat Team and studied with Dance Masters in Chicago. She also worked for L'Oréal as a producer for runway shows for 3 years. Former pageant director for the MOA organization Debbrah Hooks has also judged competitions at national and state level. For 20 years she provided wardrobes for more than 17 states including 2 Miss America's and 3 Miss USA's. Miss Hooks also worked on wardrobe/costume for the movie Beautiful directed by Sally Fields. Ms. Debbrah Hooks has been making children healthy and strong for decades and is most excited to continue that tradition at the academy.
Mrs. Foresman trained as a rhythmic gymnast, ballerina, and modern dancer. She made the national dance team in Russia and competed against the best rhythmic gymnasts in the world. At age 20 she left Russia and danced internationally. She has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world including Carnegie Hall, the Joyce Theater, and the Danny Kaye Playhouse. She has since retired from the professional dance scene but still helps out at the BRD Academy. Beverly is proud to have such an accomplished professional teaching at her school.
From Paducah Kentucky. Katelyn began dancing at 2 years old and started dancing competitively at the age of 5, winning multiple Awards including Ms. Starpower! After High School, she went to Mid-Continent University and graduated in 2014 with her Bachelor's degree in both Psychology and Business Administration, while Cheerleading and continuing to Dance! She then went off to Walden University and graduated in 2016 with a Masters degree in General Psychology. Miss Ramey has appeared in the television show, Nashville and appeared in the video, America's Watching. Ms. Ramey has also appeared in a movie emtitled, Bolden and Undefeated. The Beverly Rogers Academy is grateful to have a teacher with Ms. Ramey's experience, passion, and most of all, her desire to share her Love for dance with children and inspire them to become their very best!!!
Julia began dancing at the Academy when she was just two years old and knew that the stage was where she was meant to be. She began dancing competitively when she was 8 and traveled the country performing and winning numerous awards at regional and national dance competitions. She went on to pursue a double major in Dance and Accounting at Point Park University, and after successfully passing the CPA Exam, Julia is on her way to becoming a Certified Public Accountant. During her college career, she had the honor of performing Complexion's Mercy choreographed by Dwight Rhoden, Robert Battle's Rush Hour, an original work by Twyla Tharp at ADF, A Fosse Retrospective by Ron Tassone, and Romeo & Juliet by Nicolas Petrov. She's also performed in Cedar Fair's largest show Luminosity as a Dancer and Aerialist and at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Nightbeats: Revamped. Julia was recently seen onboard the Norwegian Gem performing Swing! The Musical as the West Coast Couple, along with Norwegian's brand new show Blazing Boots. She's headed to New York City to continue her performing career, but is excited to continue to share her passion for dance and excellence with the Academy as a guest instructor.
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Dana began dance at age 6 and Gymnastics at age 4. Ms. Young has performed as a soloist, in duos, trios, small groups, large groups, lines and full production numbers. She has won competitions at the Regional and National level at KAR, Talent on Parade, and Rainbow Dance Competitions. Ms. Young attended numerous Dance Intensives, Conventions, and Workshops including Talent on Parade Go Pro Workshop participating in stage make-up and audition based classes, dance intensive workshops, and performed 3 Live Professional Shows with Talent on Parade. She's done intensive workshops and conventions with Mikey Alley, Nick Watkins, Caleb Brauner, Amanda Kerby, Ama Law, Kira Dimartino, Matt Steffanina, Brain Friedman, Tucker Barkley, DMac Sandoz, and Samantha Caudle. She has trained with teachers from New York to California. For the past 9 years Ms. Young has been teaching, choreographing, and directing dance in Paducah. She has performed many charity functions and community events and has been chosen repeatedly for specific roles for Opening Numbers at National Dance Competitions. The Beverly Rogers Academy is excited to add Ms. Dana Young to its faculty and looks forward to all she will bring in the coming year!
Kelsey began dancing in 2006 at the BRD Academy. She assisted teaching classes continuously from 2012. Her work as stage manager at the Academy's recitals for the past 2 years has been invaluable. Miss Miller was a member of the Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2010-2011 as a violinist and graduated from Tilghman High School in 2016 with honors. She was concert master of the Paducah Tilghman Orchestra for two years and band captain for 2 years for the Paducah Tilghman Band of Blue. She received a Freshman Excellence scholarship award for academic excellence. She is working on a Bachelors degree in Music Education with a minor in Psychology at Northern Kentucky University. She was also a member of the NKU Philharmonic where she had the honor to perform with world renowned cedar flute player, Carlos Nakai, at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio. The NKU Philharmonic performed a special “Reel Encounters” benefit concert to give younger children a chance to see a full orchestra in Covington, Kentucky and was a member of the NKU Pep Band for 2 years. She performed in the orchestra pit for NKU School of the Art’s production of “Impressario.” Miss Miller was also a part of a performing String Quartet and Trio for 3 years. She managed the Southern Color Guard Circuit competition in Bowling Green, Kentucky and will continue her Music Education degree at Murray State University starting in 2019. Miss Kelsey Miller is very excited to be a part of the Faculty and looks to bring a multidimensional learning environment at the Beverly Rogers Academy. She will teach her students to become well versed in dance technique and musical form as well as gain confidence in their abilities. Miss Miller says, "we must not underestimate the importance of child development. It is imperative these young people understand they possess the abilities to reach for their goals and dreams."