Abigail Salyer
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Abigail Salyer

Abigail has been dancing at Kings Dance Center since she was just a year old and has been part of the Dancers Unlimited Competition Team since the age of 6. She is at a student at California State University, Fresno majoring in Dance. She has been trained in several styles of dance including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap & Hip Hop. Dancers Unlimited has allowed her to perform her talents at many places including Disneyland and the Miss California Pageant. Abigail has been awarded numerous scholarships from Hollywood Connection, Nexstar Talent Competition, Thunderstruck and Believe Talent Competition. She became Miss Kings County Outstanding Teen in 2018 which brought her to the Miss California Stage and earned her a Talent Award for her musical theater solo. She was also honored to be chosen as KDC Dancer of the Year 2019.

Sarah Verheul
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Sarah Verheul

Sarah Verheul has been dancing at Kings Dance Center since she was 4 years old. She has trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and hip-hop. Since she was 14, she has been a teacher’s assistant for the Creative Dance and Dancing Tots programs. She was also on the KDC competition team, Dancer’s Unlimited, for seven years. In addition to being heavily involved in dance, she is also a graduate of California State University, Fresno in Speech Pathology with a minor in dance. She currently works as a Speech Pathologist in Clovis, CA.  At Fresno State, she was also a member of the school’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble, who has put on numerous shows throughout the community, as well as traveling to the American College Dance Association where they placed in the top 10 out of 40 numbers in 2017.  She looks forward to continuing her teaching career and sharing her love of dance.

Michelle Clevenger
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Michelle Clevenger

Michelle Clevenger has been dancing for 30 years and has studied all genres of dance. She has been teaching for over 12 years and was part of the KDC Dancers Unlimited competition team for 6 years. She was part of the KDC Nutcracker and performed in the Waltz of the Flowers, Snow, Spanish Tea, Marzipan & Arabian Soloist. She also traveled to Oregon doing The Nutcracker for the Northwest Pacific Ballet performing in Waltz of the Flowers, Snow & Marzipan. Michelle and her family lived in Illinois for a while where she was teaching competitive dance teams.  She has studied musical theater and lighting production and was seen in the play "Carousel". Michelle has taken class from many award winning choreographers and has traveled to dance conventions all over California. She enjoys teaching various styles and age groups and currently resides in Lemoore, CA with her husband and 5 children.

Meghan Verheul
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Meghan Verheul

Meghan Verheul is working on her Masters Degree at California State University, Fresno and has been dancing at Kings Dance Center since the age of 3. She has trained in numerous styles including ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and tap. Meghan has also been competing with KDC's Dancers Unlimited from a young age, winning various awards such as the Fame award and Icon Runner-up from Hollywood Connection as well as a scholarship to AMDA performing arts college. In addition, she auditioned for and was accepted into the Joffrey Chicago Ballet summer intensive. She was also named KDC "Dancer of the Year" in 2017!  She looks forward to sharing her love of dance with her students.

Martha Kelly-Fierro
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Martha Kelly-Fierro

Martha Kelly­-Fierro has traveled the country and abroad choreographing, instructing, and showcasing her contemporary dance company.  Her unique style of dance was nurtured by assisting and touring with such world renown choreographers as Mia Michaels (So You Think You Can Dance), Keith Clifton (The Edge Dance Studio, Hollywood), and Jeff Amsden (A Few Good Men Dancin' ­ Broadway, NYC).

Her contemporary company, Altered Modalities, has been in existence for over 14 years and has performed in New York, Houston, Washington, Arizona, and throughout California. She has won several awards, including the new choreographer award at the Dance Under the Stars and the prestigious Gold Leo award at the Jazz Dance World Congress in 2000. Several of the dancers she has trained have gone on to dance, choreograph, or instruct professionally. She toured the United States as a faculty member with West Coast Dance Explosion and has been sought after as a master teacher because of her passion for movement and growth.
Currently, Martha and her husband reside with their seven children in Visalia, CA.

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