Kelley McManus Barker
Kelley opened Star Struck Dance Studio in Denver, NC in 1991. After eight successful seasons a second location was opened in Lincolnton. Once both studios had grown to capacity, a new facility was opened on Hwy. 150 (conviently located between Denver and Lincolnton) and serves as our current home. Kelley began teaching at age 15 for Crystal Poole-Graham in Lincolnton and choreographed for the lyrical, jazz and clogging competition teams until opening Star Struck. She was certified in 1989 by Dance Educators of America, and continues to study at workshops and master classes. Kelley has choreographed many award winning routines and has been blessed to work with many amazing young people. Her dancers have gone on to dance on collegiate and professional teams including the WNBA Sting, the NBA Charlotte Hornets and Bobcats, and the NFL Carolina Panthers. She is also very proud of her students who continued to share their love of dance by teaching at other studios and operating their own studios. This winter, Kelley and her staff, in cooperation with the Lincoln Arts Council, will present the first Nutcracker in Lincoln County. Kelley and her husband Jamie are the proud parents of 11 year old son Jordan and 3 year old daughter Kallie. Kelley is thankful every day for the blessing God has given her!

Jaime Conner-Webb
Jaime Webb has been teaching all over North Carolina since 1993. Jaime directs the clogging and tap competition groups at Star Struck. She has been teaching at the studio for ten years and is one of our most requested instructors. Jaime's credits include being inducted into the Clogging Hall of Fame and choreographing the Opening Ceremony for the Junior Olympics in 1999. Jaime's dancers have won numerous overall awards on the local and regional levels at competitions including Showstopper, Star Systems, KAR, Masquerade, Nexstar and Fire & Ice. Her groups have been recognized on the Star Systems National television show and have won numerous other awards on the national level. Jaime lives in Gastonia with her husband Timmy and their dog Macey.

Joelene Jackson
Mrs. Joelene directs the Kinderdance/Kindergym program for dancers ages 3-5. Joelene danced for fifteen years, spending the latter part of those years dancing under the instruction of Kelley Barker at Star Struck. She has returned to the studio to teach Kinderdance and loves doing so! After graduating from high school, Joelene obtained a bachelor's degree in Human Services. She has been employed by Wal-Mart for ten years. In, July 2008 she hopes to open a dancewear shop in Lincolnton. Joelene and her husband Anthony reside in Iron Station with their six year old daughter, Kayla (who is a dancer like mom!), their lovable dog Tiger, and "Baby" Jackson (who will be here in October 2008). Joelene hopes to be with Star Struck for many years to come!

Stephanie Chang Troutman
Stephanie Chang Troutman began dancing at the age of six. She has training in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe and lyrical. She has also studied vintage jazz and west african dance. She studied for eight years under Gary Walker, formerly of the American Ballet Company, and Beverly Shirley of the Dance Centre. In 1994 she attended the North Carolina School of the Arts where she trained in modern dance. Stephanie has won numerous awards as a team member and as a soloist. She performed with the High Country Youth Ballet for six years as a featured soloist in rolls that included: Snow Queen and Russian from the Nutcracker, Black Widow from Babes in Toyland, and Fairy Godmother from Cinderella. In 1999 Stephanie was awarded the Stone Scholarship from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While in college she auditioned for the Brazilian choreographer, Luis Bajadro and performed in Charlotte and Greensboro in his Carnival production of "Afoxe." Stephanie currently resides in Troutman, North Carolina, with her husband Jake and their four year old pug, Davis.

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