Here’s a little info about the incredible teachers working at Cripple Creek.
Nancy Aycock Rivenbark - Miss Nancy is the “senior” teacher on staff at Cripple Creek. She has a background in various dance styles including clogging, tap, and ballet. She has also spent many years teaching school on the elementary level, but she has spent a lifetime loving the art of dance. She is kept sane by her husband, Bobo and puppy, Stomper and occasionally driven insane by her boys, Bruce & Jason. The dream of her own dance school came true at Cripple Creek, and as much as she loves dancing, she feels that loving the kids is what she really does best! Email: email@example.com
Sabrina Lewis – Sabrina has been dancing at Cripple Creek since she was 4 years old. She has been teaching clogging for 16 years and eventually began teaching hip hop. Sabrina is a graduate from UNCW with Bachelor Arts degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She now works full time at River Landing in Wallace, NC as a Activities Director. While continuing her love for dance she has supportive loving husband, James and 3 boys Isiac, Noah, and Titius. Sabrina’s love is in her clogging and hip hop but also has training in tap, lyrical, and jazz. Sabrina also teaches competition clogging teams. She has had great opportunites to perform around the country including Austria, Canada, Disney World, and she performed in the Citris Bowl in Florida. She is a member of the All American Clogging Team and the All Star Team. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gina Graham – Gina has been dancing for over 30 years, since she first started at the age of 4. She has been teaching dance since 1993. She has been trained in many different types of dance including: tap, jazz, clogging, ballet, lyrical, and hip hop. She has won many dance competitions, local, regional and national in the areas of tap, jazz, and clogging. She loves introducing children to dance, teaching them how much fun dancing can be, and encouraging them to reach their full potential. Gina is married to her husband Brad, who has immense dance talent and would be a huge dance star if it weren’t for his total lack of rhythm. She also has two boys, Bradley and Brandon that her world revolves around. Both of her children have Autism and she is a huge supporter of children with special needs. Her dance heroes include Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Bob Fosse, Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Martha Graham, and many more. Email: email@example.com
Amy Coleman - Amy began her interest in classical ballet with Miss Nancy when she was 9 years old. Miss Nancy sparked a love for dance within Amy that has been with her a lifetime. She continued her passion for ballet, studying in the Wilmington, NC dance community with Mrs. Anne Goodrum, Mrs. Doris Levy, and with Mrs. Dorothy Nesbitt. She later went on to study at North Carolina School of the Arts. Classical ballet was always her basis for study, but she also branched out into other dance forms. Modern dance using the Limon technique became her favored style of movement. She had several teaching opportunities while ‘surviving’ in NYC as a young dancer. Several summers she came home to teach ballet either at the Wilmington Community Center, or at Miss Anne’s Wilmington School of Ballet. While pursuing a professional career in Germany in Dance Theater, Amy continued to teach movement . Her 25 year career led her to Pilates. She has returned to her home of Hampstead, NC , teaching Pilates in the surrounding areas, as well as having started her own business, In Motion Pilates. Check out her website online (www.inmotionpilatesnc.com). She is happy to have come full circle, working with Miss Nancy once again, and hoping to inspire others to love dance as Ms. Nancy once did for her. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Jason Aycock - Jason has been dancing since before he could even walk. Being the son of Miss Nancy has meant being at Cripple Creek and involved in dance his entire life. Growing up, he enjoyed dancing mostly because it meant he was surrounded by girls but he eventually grew to love the art of performing. He became active in local theatre whether it was being performed at his church or in school. He was very active in the Pender High Drama Group and sites Rochelle Whiteside as an incredible influence to his life. He went on to both dance and do theatre in college at Mars Hill College, near Asheville, NC. He was a member of the National Champion Bailey Mountain Cloggers and was also team captain his senior year. After graduating with his BFA in Musical Theatre, Jason returned home to Cripple Creek and has been part of the teaching staff since 2005. He is very involved in the theatre community in Wilmington, NC and works as the artistic director for the Thalian Association Children’s Theatre. While not doing theatre, he splits his time between working at the studio teaching clogging, theatre dance, and gymnastics and in Wilmington with his wife, Heather. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Norris - Rebecca is another dancer who has grown up at Cripple Creek. She started dancing in 1992, at the age of 3. She has studied many types of dance including, clogging, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hiphop. She began teaching at Cripple Creek after graduating from East Bladen High School in 2007. She is now attending UNCW where she is studying in the field of Elementary Education. Rebecca has enjoyed teaching both the lyrical classes and the tiny ballerinas who refer to her as “Miss Wabecca.” Email: email@example.com
Brittany Norris - Brittany, like many of our other teachers, has been a part of the Cripple Creek family since she was very young. She began dancing at the age of 3 and has loved it ever since. While originally being very active in the studio as an assitant, Brittany has been teaching for a few years. She is working with the youngest of the dancers at Cripple Creek in her Creative Movement class and shares the load of many Hip Hop dancers with Sabrina. She has also studied clogging, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. When not teaching dance or dancing herself, Brittany works in Burgaw at Hair Studio 116. And she married her boyfriend Brandon whom she met through Cripple Creek. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org