Lauren Walker is a director and instructor here at BGA. She is a West Kentucky native from Paducah. Lauren graduated with honors, receiving a degree in Dance and Performing Arts Administration from Western Kentucky University. While in school, she was a performer in the WKU Dance Company. She danced in the ensemble as well as a soloist, both in WKU performances and in Italy with Dalleto di Civitavecchia. Before opening BGA with Ms. Becky, she was teaching and choreographing for various schools in Indiana and Kentucky. All of Ms. Lauren's classes emphasize musicality, confidence, proper terminology, and fun! Ms. Lauren's philosophy of dance is to give her students the confidence, passion, and work ethic needed to accomplish any goals they have in dance and in life.
Ms. Becky Brookshire Doss is a director and instructor here at BGA. Native to Paducah, KY, Becky moved on to Western Kentucky University to study Dance and Performing Arts Administration. While at Western, Becky performed with the WKU Dance Company as both an ensemble member and a soloist. After fulfilling her wildest dreams of performing in Italy with Balleto do Civitavecchia and after graduating with honors, Becky returned to the area to begin spreading her love of dance through teaching. Becky’s classes focus on proper technique, terminology, and musicality while providing an atmosphere of fun and excitement! Becky strives to instill a good work ethic, self-confidence, and a love of movement in each of her students!
Hannah Kamman is a student at Murray State University studying elementary education. She is originally from Louisville, KY where she danced at Elite Academy of Dance. Hannah has been dancing for 16 years, dancing competitively for 8 years, and teaching dance for 4 years! She has experience in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and musical theater. Hannah’s favorite style of dance is tap. This is her second year at Bluegrass Academy of Dance! She loves sharing her passion with students of all ages. Hannah’s goal for the year is to help students to reach their full potential and to be the very best they can be, all while having fun!!
Ms. Kendal Crawley has been dancing for as long as she can remember! She studied from ages 3 to 18 at Heather’s Dance Academy in Parsons, TN, where she danced competitively. Kendal began her teaching journey as an assistant teacher at age 13, and started teaching her own classes at age 17. She has danced in the Murray State Dance Company since her freshman year of college, serving as the president her sophomore year. She enjoys all dance genres, but her favorites are hip hop, jazz, and tap.