Our Staff

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Krista Simpson - Owner

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Beverly Simpson Cunningham


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Haley Baker


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Jessica Cheek

Although she began dancing at the age of 2, Jessica started her career 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 classes/Competition teams.  Jessica resides in Gardendale with her husband Chris and daughters Brooklyn & Aubree.


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Dawn Dailey

Dawn had been dancing for 40 years and teaching for over 30. She started out taking tap, ballet and jazz then was introduced to clogging and fell in love with it. She has been teaching the competitive clogging teams at various Beverly's Dance Unlimited locations for over 10 years. Her teams have won numerous overall and choreography awards. 

Dawn has judged many clogging competitions and she 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. She 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. 


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Suzette Dyar


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Malorie McKee


Madison Ryan

Madison Ryan began dancing when she was four years old at A Touch of Class Performing Arts under the direction of Lori Rayborn. Growing up in the competition circuit, she has received awards including Miss Dance of Louisiana, NYCDA Outstanding Dancer, and qualifying for finals at the Youth American Grand Prix and the American Ballet Competition. She has received and accepted scholarships to train with Orlando Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, and Sarasota Ballet. Madison began her professional career when she was eighteen, joining the Alabama Ballet as a Corps de Ballet company member. She has since performed repertoire including Van Fleteren’s Romeo and Juliet, soloist roles in Don Quixote, and Cinderella, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, just to name some of her favorites. Madison also teaches at the Alabama Ballet School.


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Jordan Schwinabart

Jordan, a Maryland native, has trained with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Boston Ballet, BalletMet Columbus, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ballet Performance from the University of Cincinnati. She has performed with Dayton Ballet, Louisville Ballet, and currently the Alabama Ballet, where she has had the pleasure of performing works by George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Jiří Kylián, and Roger Van Fleteren.


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Jennifer VanHooser


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Sophia Weaver

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