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Krista Simpson- Owner



Beverly Simpson-Cunningham



Jessica Cheek


Although she began dancing at the age of 2, Jessica started her carrer at Beverly's at age 5. She was a member of Beverly's All-Star Competition Tap, Jazz and Clogging teams for over 10 years traveling throughout the Southeast competing. Jessica won numerous First Place and Overall awards for her solos in Tap, Vocal and Musical Theater. She was also a cheerleader for Bragg Middle School and Gardendale High School from 1995-2001. After graduating from Gardendale in 2001, she attended Auburn University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Radio, TV and Film and a minor in Criminology. While at Auburn, Jessica maintained her dance education by studying under acclaimed dancer Judith Nelson, and being part of the first Swing Dancing courses taught at the University. She also taught classes at local studios in her spare time. Upon graduating in 2006, Jessica returned home to Gardendale and began teaching at Beverly's Dance Gardendale. She is the competition director for the studio and her teaching focus is our Tiny Tot/Petite clases/Competition teams.  Jessica resides in Gardendale with her husband Chris and daughters Brooklyn & Aubree.




Dawn had been dancing for 40 yrs and teaching for over 30.  She started out with tap, ballet and jazz then was introduced to clogging and fell in love with it 

Dawn has judged many clogging competitions and she has been teaching the competitive clogging teams at various Beverly's Dance Unlimited locations for over 10 years. Her teams have won numerous placement, overall and choreography awards. Dawn also  enjoys being a talent coach for several Miss Alabama and Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen contestants  


Dawn has performed at several venues across the Southeast such as Dollywood, Disneyworld, Epcot and Opryland. Grew up dancing with Town and Country and Dixiefoot stompers where she won numerous individual and team awards including the Alabama State Clogging Championship. 


Dawn resides in Gardendale with her husband, Darryl and canine kids, Nova and Louie. She is a proud Nonnie of 3 granddaughters. 


Jennifer VanHooser

Kristy Kelly