STAFF

Daryl Campbell - CEO

dcampbell5678@gmail.com

Daryl Campbell is a native of Nashville, TN and has spent the last 16 years teaching and performing. He and his wife Stephanie are the founders and directors of DC Dance Factory. Daryl has taken Hip Hop to new extremes by being one of the first teachers to get Hip Hop in dance studios.

His unique style and classes are well known throughout the United States. His performing credits go on and on but kids know him by his great teaching tactics. He teaches not only Hip Hop but the love for dance and has traveled with Showbiz “The Class” teaching Hip Hop to dancers all over. Daryl's students have gone on to make great names for themselves in the dance world and have been seen in numerous music videos and on shows such as Good Morning America, Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, and much much more. Daryl's students are now dancing for artists such as Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Omarion, Beyonce' and much much more.

Daryl's goal is to find 25 hours in a day to be able to help dancers to achieve the experience and knowledge of performing professionally.

Stephanie Campbell - Director

stephc5678@aol.com

Stephanie Campbell is a native of Nashville, TN and is co-owner and director of DC Dance Factory with her husband Daryl. Stephanie has been teaching for the last 14 years and has taken DC Dance Factory to the next level.

Stephanie is best known for her great jazz and lyrical classes and also teaches tap, ballet, and tumbling. Her choreography has won numerous awards at both regional and national levels. Many of her students have gone on to tour and dance professionally with Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Nicole C. Mullen, Paul McCartney, Disney and much much more. Stephanie judges for numerous dance competitions and teaches workshops around the United States.

Stephanie loves teaching and the love of dance she instills in students carries through all their years of dance.

Nick Bass - Assistant Director

nicholi5678@aol.com

Nick Bass is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. He has spent most of his working career in Los Angeles, CA. Nick has worked with Michael Jackson, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, NeYo, Beyonce, Ciara, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Omarion, Nelly Furtado, Kylie Minogue, Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, Prince, Neyo, Boa, Madonna and many others. Nick has performed multiple times on the Grammy's, MTV Video Music Awards, American Music Awards, BET Awards, and The Dove awards. He has also performed on and at The Superbowl, The NBA Allstar game, Saturday Night Live, Will and Grace, TRL, The View, Good Morning America, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Ellen, 106th and Park, Showtime at the Apollo, The Soultrain, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, X-Factor, American Idol, and So You Think You Dance..He has performed on Dancing with the Stars twice, one of the times was a choreographer as well. He has toured the world on tours like Justin Timberlake's "Future, Sex, Love Show" and Janet Jackson's "Rock Witch U", both of which he was an additional choreographer. He was in rehearsals with Michael Jackson for his sold out 50 show production "This Is It". Nick can be seen in the "This Is It" documentary that hit theatres in 2009. Nick is currently dancing with Justin Timberlake as well as teaching all over the world when time allows.

Susan Dorsey

sjdorsey7236@aol.com

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Kaitlyn Ellis

kbe6791@yahoo.com

Kaitlyn Ellis, originally from Nashville, began her dance training at DC Dance Factory more than fifteen years ago. As a child growing up she modeled and landed a spot on a Blue Cross Blue Shield commercial at the age of three. She has performed live with Neal McCoy, Billy Gilman, and with The IShine Tour.

After graduating from Ravenwood High School, she moved to Los Angelesto pursue a professional dance career. She auditioned for the popular Fox television show “So You Think You Can Dance” on Season Seven and made it to the top 40 females. She was accepted into the Edge Performing Arts scholarship program but declined in order to begin her professional dance career. While in Los Angeles she worked with Nelly Furtado, and toured with New Kids on the Block, Back Street Boys, and Ashlyne Huff. She has appeared on the CMA Awards Show, CMT Awards Show and the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Upon returning to Nashville, she assisted the choreographer on the television show “Nashville” and performed on the show with Hayden Panettiere, Connie Britton, and Christina Aguilera. She has performed live with other artists such as Jake Owen and Kenny Chesney. She performs locally in Nashville with the show “Bellesque”.

She taught and choreographed at dance studios while living in California. She currently teaches and choreographs for DC Dance Factory and is a guest teacher and choreographer at Brentwood Academy and Ensworth High School as well as other dance studios.

Merissa Gassel

merissagassel@gmail.com

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Merissa grew up as competition kid, assisting and touring with conventions since the young age of 14 . Her professional career began at 15 when she was given the opportunity to dance as a member of Dee Caspary's IV Dance Company. Since then she has also performed as a principle dancer for Justin Giles’ Soulescape, and Tessandra Chavez’s Unity LA. These three companies have allowed her to perform coast to coast in shows such as the Elan Awards in NYC and numerous "World of Dance" exhibitions held in Los Angeles. Merissa has worked on halftimes for both the Liberty Bowl and the Orange Bowl featuring "Train", in addition to the opening number of Nigel Lythgoe's Dizzy Feet Foundation Gala and Capezio's 125th Anniversary show held at New York's City Center. She also can be seen dancing on a recent episode of ABC's "The Secret Life of An American Teenager"' and for Jake Owen on the 2015 CMT Awards. Her appreciation for growing up in a dance studio, along with having been given many opportunities at a young age, brought out her strong desire to teach and help mold young dancers. She has been on staff at DC Dance Factory since 2013 as well as tours with Adrenaline dance convention, which allows her to travel and share her love and passion for movement across the country.

Holly Helton

hollyannhelton@gmail.com

Holly Helton is a Nashville native. She began dancing at the age of 2 and grew up training and dancing competitively in Hendersonville at Jody's School of Performing Arts which later became Smartt Steps. She started her professional career at the age of 10 with Gaylord Entertainment. She was a featured performer in over 200 shows with Opryland Productions in Las Vegas, performed live with Debbie Reynolds, appeared on Country Radio with Phyllis Diller and The Irlene Mandrell Show. She danced for several years in the MGM Grand Las Vegas New Years Eve production shows, sang the national anthem televised on TNN, as well as numerous credits including music videos, jingles, voice overs, numerous industrial shows as well as a dancer for George Strait's CMA performance. Holly was a captain on her nationally ranked dance team as well as holding a state championship title. She has taught for 14 years in Hendersonville where she grew up dancing. She quickly found her passion and fell in love with teaching children. She taught and worked with all studio dancers as well as the competitive dancers winning numerous choreography awards and titles over the years. This year she taught and choreographed the little Tennessee duo that included her daughter for the show Americas Got Talent. In her spare time from teaching dance she enjoys singing, writing, recording, sports and hanging out with her two little girls.

Ross McCord

rossmccord88@yahoo.com

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Alicia McPhee

aliciag99@hotmail.com

Alicia McPhee, a Nashville native, found her love for dance at age 9. Soon after, her love for dance became her passion and the rest is history. Her training started at DC Dance Factory and over the next 10 years Alicia traveled the country training through conventions and competing in local and national competitions. After years of competing Alicia moved to Pittsburgh, PA to continue her dance education at Point Park College. After a year, Alicia decided to pursue her career as a dancer and moved to California. Since then, she has performed in many industrials, and music videos. Alicia also toured with renowned artist Stacie Orrico, performing at the first MTV Asia Award Show. Other artists Alicia toured has with include, JoDee Messina, Rascal Flatts, and Nicole C. Mullen.

After suffering from a broken foot, Alicia found a second love…Pilates. Pilates started as rehab and then extended into her dance technique. Being able to come back a stronger dancer she knew she had to teach others. Alicia packed her bags and moved to New York City to study under Joseph Pilates protégé, Romana Kryzanowsky. After 6 months and over 800 hours of training under the most qualified teachers in the world, Alicia was tested, and is now a Certified Pilates Instructor.

Alicia is back in Nashville where she recently performed in the 2007 CMA’s dancing for Big and Rich and with LeeAnn Rhimes on the 2008 CMT Awards. She continues teaching dance and Pilates at DC Dance Factory hoping to inspire young dancers in her two loves of life.

Erin Nash

erinellis9@gmail.com

Erin Nash found her love for dance while training for 15 years at DC Dance Factory in Nashville, Tennessee. Her training provided her with numerous opportunities to share her passion for dance with many others throughout the country. She was recognized as one of the Top Ten Girls on Season Two of the popular Fox Television show “So You Think You Can Dance” and has appeared on the CMT Awards Show, CMA Awards Show, BET Gospel Celebration, and The CeCe Winans DVD. Erin was featured in ESPN’s past two Monday Night Football Commercials with Hank Williams Jr. and has appeared in music videos with Gloriana, Leann Rimes, Royal Tailor, and John Michael Montgomery. She has performed with other artists such as Luke Bryan, Big and Rich, Neal McCoy, Billy Gilman, and Alvin Love.

Erin is a recent graduate from The University of Tennessee where she majored in Exercise Science and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. She was on the nationally ranked University of Tennessee Dance Team, where she currently holds two National Championships. Erin guest teaches and choreographs for many studios and dance teams across the country and hopes to further her dance education as well as continue her dance career.

Jeanine Simpson

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Jeanine Simpson started with competitive gymnastics at the age of 7 and then with competitive dance at the age of 12. She fell in love with the art of dance so deeply that she knew that it would always be part of her life even as a kid. Jeanine graduated from DC Dance Factory in 1995 where she continued on to dance at the University of Tennessee with a full scholarship.

After that she became a NFL professional cheerleader for the Tennessee Titans where she cheered at the Super Bowl, and was selected as the Pro Bowl cheerleader to represent the Titans in Hawaii in 2001. Jeanine was featured in numerous appearances with the Titans with celebrities such as Travis Tritt, Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood, and 98 degrees. After three years with the squad as a cheerleader captain, Jeanine was named choreographer to the team, where she served the title for two years.

Jeanine has performed in numerous industrial shows, country music videos and local as well as national TV appearances. Jeanine has choreographed for numerous dance studios and individuals. Jeanine has been a teacher at DC Dance Factory for the past six years. She specializes in working with and choreographing for the younger students on the competition team. Her choreography has won numerous awards, and her students have won numerous national titles. She finds that the greatest reward is to know that she has made a positive impact on a child's life that will always stay with them.

"I know I was born to do this, and I will always strive for excellence." ---- Jeanine Simpson

Mitzi Smith

cliffandmitz@comcast.net

Mitzi is a TN native and has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She is one of those people who 'has to dance' and finds ways to incorporate dance into all aspects of her life. Mitzi grew up in a competition studio and enjoyed exploring modern dance and choreography in college. Over the years her passion for the beautiful art of movement, creative expression and also for the amazing human body has led her to perform, teach dance, and also work as a Physical Therapist.

Mitzi's dance credits include working and/or performing for companies such as Project Motion, Opryland Theme Parks, Converse Dance Ensemble, Ann Hodge Studios, ETSU, Science Hill High School, and New Hope Academy. She has performed in music videos with Alan Jackson and Phil Stacey. Her TV credits include Miss Tennessee Pageant, Star Search, and various local commercials.

Tony Vongkhamchanh

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