Kaylee Adams, Owner & Director

Mrs. Kaylee is the owner and founder of The Force Dance Academy. She founded The Force in 2013 for 4 dancers who were seeking a new studio where they could explore new styles and pursue their dance careers. Kaylee began dancing at the of age 12 where she first discovered her love for choreography. She has been choreographing & teaching for over 12 years now. She holds numerous regional and national titles for her choreography. She has trained athletes who have been able to achieve the highest soloist titles and adjudications at events throughout the US. Her routines have been recognized for best choreography, best technique, most entertaining, highest score, and video of the week nominations. The Force has also been recognized as the best of the best studio on both the regional and national level.  Outside of The FA, she choreographs for middle and high school dance teams who continue to achieve Regional & State Championships with their routines. She has also started the Share Your Gifts Movement. Mrs. Kaylee's goal is to bring the art of dance to the youth across Kentucky and beyond, but more importantly leaving a footprint on her athletes to be the best person they can be on and off the dance floor. of dance to the youth across Kentucky and beyond while leaving a footprint on her athletes to be the best they can be on and off the dance floor.

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Lucy Stewart, Assistant Director

Miss Lucy has been dancing since age 4 and has been teaching for 15 years. She has trained in rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatics, ballet, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary & lyrical. After high school, she continued her dance education at The Lexington Ballet. She went on to dance and choreograph with the Eastern Kentucky University Dance Theatre program where she was awarded "Outstanding Newcomer" in 2012. She retired from her performance dance career at the age of 25 to focus on her passion for teaching. Lucy has been at teacher at The Force since it's opening in 2013. She is the current technique coach for the George Rogers Clark High School dance team in Winchester, KY. Her signature style of dance is ballet.

Richmond

Gina Cathcart, General Manager & Creative Assistant

Miss Gina is the current Office Manager and Creative Assistant at The Force. She has been a member of The Force staff since it's opening in 2013. She is plays a vital role in business management and accounting. Each season she designs and creates stunning custom costumes for several of our competitors and performers. Her amazing custom designs have won several costume awards at regional and national competitions. When Gina is not at The Force, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. 

Caitlin Beach

Miss Caitlin has been teaching at The Force since 2014. She has been dancing since age 4 and has been teaching for 5 years. Caitlin currently teaches the Posh Tots Training Program and Level 1 competitors as well as several recreational dance level classes. She is also a part of The Force After School Program staff. She is currently a student at Eastern Kentucky University and is majoring in Biomedical Science with a pre-dental concentration. Caitlin's signature style of dance is Tap. 

Richmond

Kelsey Carr-White

Miss Kelsey is a Force Academy Alumni and a Madison Central Dance Team Alumni. She has been teaching at The Force since 2015 and currently teaches the Posh Tots Training Program and Level 1 competitors as well as several recreational dance level classes. She is also a part of The Force After School Program staff. She is currently a student at Eastern Kentucky University and is majoring in Biomedical Science. Kelsey's signature style of dance is lyrical. 

Richmond

Selina Flannery - Acro Insturctor

Selina Flannery, 21, is from Richmond, Kentucky. She started gymnastics at the age of 5 at Excel Gymnastics and continued her career for 12 years. During her time as a gymnast, she represented the state of Kentucky twice for level 8 regional competitions where she traveled to Chicago, Illinois. She retired at level 9 when she was 17 years old; there are 10 gymnastics levels before reaching collegiate status. In high school, Selina was a dancer on the Madison Central Dance Team for 3 years winning a national title her senior year. She was also a dancer at the Force Dance Academy. She danced at the collegiate level for 3 years winning top 3 national titles all 3 years. Selina has been teaching acrobatics at the Force Dance Academy for 5 years, starting at 17 years old. She has taught ages 2-18. She also has experience in teaching technique, strength training, and choreography. She is currently the assistant dance coach for Foley Middle School. Her preferred style of dance is Pom and Hip Hop. Selina is now a senior at Eastern Kentucky University majoring in Public Health. She plans to pursue a career in the medical field while continuing to share her passion for dance and acrobatics.

Richmond

Brooke Mello - Ballet Instructor

Brooke Mello started her early training at Carroll County Dance center just outside her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland at the age of seven. In high school she was accepted to The Baltimore School for the Arts with a focus in classical ballet under the direction of Norma Pera. During her time there she studied ballet along with jazz, tap, and various modern styles. After high school, Miss Mello attended Butler University where she performed with Butler Ballet and studied pedagogy. Upon graduation in 2017 with a B.F.A. in dance performance, she was offered a position with Kentucky Ballet Theatre where she began her professional ballet career. Since then she has also joined the teaching staff at the KBT Academy and has taught at various studios around the Lexington area. 

Richmond

Briana Charles- Acro Instructor

Briana Is From Versailles, Ky and was a Competitive gymnast at Agility Gymnastics Academy For 13 years. She retired from her competitive career as a level 8 gymnast after senior year in high school. Briana has had many accomplishments over her competitive journey. In 2014 KY state level 6 vault champion & in 2016 qualified and competed in the regional competition in Michigan and placed 7th for level 7 floor routine! 
Briana has always had a love for tumbling and acro she even Received athletic offers from asbury university and Georgetown college for their tumbling teams! She has been coaching gymnastics for 4 years and is Currently a junior at EKU majoring in Athletic training with a minor in emergency medicine! 

Richmond

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