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Momma & UsMiss Nancy Rivenbark – When Miss Nancy was young she dreamed of having her own dance studio and in 1982 with the help of her late husband, Buck, they opened Cripple Creek.  Over the years, Nancy has enjoyed learning and teaching all kinds of dance.  She has been dancing for 65 years and 45 of those years have been as an advocate for clogging.  She is very proud to share this American folk dance and has made it a staple of our curriculum for many years in a time when most folks had no idea what clogging was.  Nancy also enjoys that dance spans ages as she works with third & fourth generation Cripple Creek dancers.  As owner of the studio, Miss Nancy also began the Cripple Creek Cloggers which are a performance and competition clogging team that have been active in South East NC for more than 30 years and have shared clogging with families, schools, nursing homes, and at local festivals.  She is proud of her two dancing sons and her very active grandchildren as well.  She looks forward to many more years of dancing and sharing dance with others.  Email: missnancy@cripplecreekcorner.com

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Miss Gina Graham – Our tap & jazz teacher.  Email: webgrahams@att.net

 

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Miss Amy Coleman – Amy Coleman, is not only one Cripple Creek Corner’s Ballet instructors, but is also a certified Pilates instructor, and is a licensed massage bodywork therapist. She began her love for ballet with Ms. Nancy 50 years ago. Her training after being with Ms. Nancy progressed on to North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem, NC, School of American Ballet in NYC, and the Pennsylvania Ballet School. Most of her professional career took place in Germany. After 9/11 she felt it was time to return to her roots in Pender county. She hopes to share her love for ballet as an art form with youngsters from 8-and up! Email: alcove44@hotmail.com

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Miss Brittany Norris – Brittany has been dancing for 26 years and has been a member of our competition clogging team (of which she is now one of the directors) for 23 years.  She enjoys sharing her talents in hip-hop and clogging with students young and old and also loves to be a part of a tap or lyrical class if it’s offered by Miss Gina or Miss Rebecca.  Brittany met her husband Brandon while dancing at Cripple Creek and the couple have two wonderful children (who are already show great promise in dancing).  When not dancing, Brittany spends her time keeping track of Landon and Owen… but most of all, Brandon. Email: bmchair88@live.com

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Miss Rebecca Norris – Another veteran of the Cripple Creek dance program, Rebecca has been a ballerina since she was very young and continues to instruct our youngest ballet dancers.  Clogging for more than 20 years, she serves as one of our clogging team directors along with Miss Brittany & Jason.  Outside of teaching dance, Rebecca teaches school in Duplin county and will be getting married this fall to her fiancé, Doyle.  Email: rdn6517@gmail.com

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Jason Aycock – Jason is the youngest son of Miss Nancy and has been dancing at Cripple Creek all his life.  Growing up he was educated in all types of dance and enjoyed it and performing so much that he majored in Musical Theatre in college.  Upon graduating from Mars Hill College (now University), he returned home and began teaching for Cripple Creek in various styles.  When not teaching, he is very active in the Wilmington Theatre Community and has worked with several different theatre companies but can most often be found working with Opera House Theatre Company for which he won a Wilmington Star News Theater Award for directing their production of Mary Poppins in 2015.  Jason teaches clogging, hip-hop & theatre dance and has a love for all other styles.  He shares his love for the arts with his wife, Heather whom he has appeared with onstage numerous times. Email: jaycock883@yahoo.com