We couldn't be more pleased with this group for our 2017-18 season! We are so appreciative for each and every one of our staff members that give their all to every Music City dancers.
Camryn Palmer grew up dancing at a family run studio, Ann Carroll School of Dance in Franklin, TN from the age of 3. She transitioned studios to train with the World ranked dance gym, Music City All Stars located in Brentwood, TN. Upon her time dancing there she has won 5 UDA National Championships, One Up, Cheersport, Encore, and Jamfest National Championships as well. She also competed solos and was awarded "Highest Score" awards for her solo competitions during her Junior and Senior year. Camryn has assisted Meagan McGrath from Mather Dance Company, Toya Ambrose and has trained with Shandon Perez, Shannon Mather, Karl Mundt, Denise Dicharry, Hannah Wintrode, Krista Miller, Tina Caspary-Cyphert, Travis Wall, Molly Long, Jessica Richens from So You Think You Can Dance, Alexis Gilbert, Zachary Ong, Juli and Kaci Yamanaka, Emily Shock, Patrice Corral, Denise Wall, Katie Watts, and Brandon Bryant from So You Think You Can Dance. Camryn also received many scholarships at dance conventions such as Pulse, NYCDA, DMI, Jump, NUVO and many more. She was also selected by USASF Dance Worlds as a top 10 finalist and later 1 of only 3 dancers to receive the USASF Worlds College Scholarship out of hundreds of applicants. Camryn then went on to pursue a dance career for the 14-time National Championship team, The University of Memphis Pom Squad with a full ride scholarship. One of her greatest accomplishments was placing 2nd in Division 1A Hip Hop in 2016. This year Camryn is going to be a Senior at the University of Memphis majoring in Healthcare Management and plans to graduate next Spring with a 4.0 and honors diploma. She currently continues her work with Music City All Stars where she is the Recreational Team Director as well as a continued dancer on their Open Team. She feels blessed to be able to share her passion with others.
Heather Brown - Teacher
Ms. Heather is originally from New Orleans & has been dancing since the age of 2. Upon graduation in 95’ she attended Southeastern Louisiana University where she studied dance & was the core member of Izzy Moving Dance Theatre. At the age of 18, she was a guest performer of the National College Dance Gala at the John, F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C. In 2000, she was the Artistic Director of Cj’s Studio Fort Worth, Texas where she directed, taught & choreographed for the dance department & local community organizations. In 2006, she returned to Southeastern to major in Dance & minor in Kinesiology. While attending there until 2009, she was the President of the Dance Company ‘Moxie Dance Project’. She choreographed numerous pieces including for the American College Dance Festival at Texas A&M, Fanfare Celebration of the Arts & at the Columbia Theater of Performing Arts.
Upon earning her degree in 09’, she shared her passion for dance in numerous elite dance studios in Florida, ballet programs including directing/choreographing children plays featured at the HCC Tampa Performing Arts.
Heather has been a resident of Tn since 2013 where she has dedicated her time with her two daughters in which the oldest is on the Senior MCAS Travel team, assisting at the studio and providing dance education through public schools. She is excited to return to MCAS teaching and looks forward to a great year.
Lance Bowie - Tumbling Teacher
Coach Bowie is a 7-year veteran coach with Vanderbilt Cheerleading. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska he is known to be the first Alaskan male gymnast to compete at the Junior Olympic level. Lance is a graduate of the University of Washington and was team captain for the UW Men’s Gymnastics team for 3 years. He earned his degree in Geographic Information Systems. Outside of Vanderbilt Cheerleading, Lance serves as the tumbling and conditioning coach at Premier Cheer in Tennessee.