OUR TEAMBFF Performing Arts Camp 2016
Miriam Gaines - Founder, Dance Instructor
Heather Sanders - Dance Instructor
Darius Kidd - Music Instructor
Keeley Walker - Dance Assistant
Rebecca Henry- Voice Instructor
Craig Tibbs - Voice Instructor
Anna Wilson - Voice Instructor
Miriam Gaines, a native of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, found her love for dance at the age of three years old. She has been trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop, as well as tap. From ages 5 to 18 Miriam participated in competitive dance in the Southeast region. While competing she trained at Hermitage Dance Academy in Hermitage, TN under Andrea Woodward as well as other well known dancers and choreographers in the Nashville area. Miriam is now a senior at Western Kentucky University where she is double majoring in dance and marketing, and a member of the WKU Dance Company. After graduating college, Miriam aspires to pursue a career in the dance industry as well as educate and share her passion for dance with young aspiring dancers. Her hopes for this organization is that it will inspire young artists to tap in to their full potential and use their talents to make a difference in others’ lives.
Heather C. Sanders is originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. She fell in love with the Art of Dance while in High School, where she took an array of classes. Studying & learning all facets of the art, her favorites are hip hop, lyrical, & theatrical dance. Always eager to broaden her exposure, she learned Liturgical Dance under the guidance of Angie Bryant. She is currently an active member of Corona First Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet TN., where her passion & LOVE for the Lord has allowed her to express that abundantly, through Leadership & Choreography of Praise Dance. An advent teacher and member of CFBGP Team, Release the Praise Team, & lone students, she is driven to exemplify PRAISE through Dance! Married to Derrick L. Sanders of Mt. Juliet, TN.Children: Alexis Dickens-Sanders,DeSean & DeAnna SandersGraduate: Alabama State University. Delta Sigma Theta Inc. Delta Mu Delta
Born May 21, 1994 in Mt. Juliet, TN Darius Kidd discovered his gift at the age of 10 when he started playing drums. He plays many different genres of music and has performed and traveled with a variety of music. He has had many influences to keep him motivated to practice and achieve his goals. When Darius was in the sixth grade he joined the middle school band where began his musical career. He continued on to high school and excelled serving as the captain of the drumline his junior year and co-captain his senior year. During these years and currently, Darius serves as a drummer for the Holy Temple Church Mt. Juliet, Tn and performs with the renowned World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tn. Graduating high school In 2012, Darius further pursued his musical education at the Art institute of Nashville majoring in Audio Production where he learned the trade of the industry. After a year, Darius moved his education to the SAE Institute of Nashville where majored in Audio Technology. Darius graduated in 2015 with his Associates degree in Audio Technology and Now working in the industry as an Audio Visual Technician for Encore Event Technologies at the Omni Nashville hotel. Also working for himself as a freelance audio visual installer/ consultant/ operator and designer for home and commercial properties as well as continuing his musical path.
“My ultimate dream and goal is to be a successor and create jobs within my own company and work in the industry as a sound designer and foley artist…and play lots of drums”.
Keeley Walker, from Mt. Juliet, TN, started dancing at the age of 3. She has been trained in hip hop, ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz and contemporary. she was trained under Andrea Woodward at Hermitage dance Academy among other choreographers where she also held a place on the competition team for 10 years. She is now an upcoming freshman at Mount Juliet High School and is a member of the dance team.
Rebecca Doree Henry is a Los Angeles, California native who was born to Drs. Robbie K. and Debbie A. Henry Sr. and is the youngest of eight children. Miss Henry is a speaker, musician, singer, song writer, writer, educator, and fitness coach. Miss Henry currently serves as the CEO & founder of her company, Glamorous, A Regal Transformation Inc. and is also the founder of The Liberty Kids Music & Arts Camp. In 2011, she discovered her love for children and received her certification in Early Childhood Education. Miss Henry stayed active with the youth in the churches she fellowshipped with and afterschool programs. Her interactions with the youth would soon develop into a mentorship. As a result of those relationships, coupled with her life’s experiences and passion for Christ, Miss Henry founded “Magnificent Beauty”, an organization completely geared toward honing in on the physical, mental, and spiritual development in teens and young adults to help build confidence to walk in a Godly manner, ultimately shining Gods light throughout the world! With God at the forefront of her life, Miss Henry recognizes God is the source of all of her gifts and talents. And it is through Him alone that she lives, moves, and have her very being, allowing Him to use her in whatever capacity He sees fit. Miss Henry understands that the sky is not the limit and wants to convey that to the world through her gifts and purpose.. In 2014, God gave Miss Henry a vision to do seminars that are geared solely around the vision and mission of her company and organization. In 2015, Miss Henry overcame many obstacles and followed through with that vision, thus birthing the “Your Present, My Future” brunch and seminar. In 2015, God gave Miss Henry the vision to begin “Cozy Care”, an extension of Magnificent Beauty that focuses on providing winter essentials for those who are less fortunate.
Miss Henry believes in family and healthy relationships. With a series of unfortunate events, she has come know, when it comes to life there are no “do- over’s” and tries to live every moment as such. With recent travels to Haiti, Miss Henry has been blessed to experience Mexico, Washington DC and ten of the United States. She enjoys eating, working out and making people laugh. With Doree meaning ‘Gift”, she wants to be sure that everyone she encounters experiences nothing less than that
Craig Tibbs was born and raised in Wilson county. Studied elective voice at Trevecca Nazarene University for two years. Being used to serve in praise and worship and teen mentorship at Hermitage Church of the Nazarene. Working full-time in downtown Nashville but committed to growing in his natural talents in songwriting and singing. Craig has dreams to serve by teaching and developing others to use their gift to make a difference in the world and shine their light to its brightest! Committed to making sure others believe in themselves and guide them to heavens natural purpose for their life. It can be hard work and take a lot of faith but Craig wants to teach students to be brave and confident in their talents and always trust love.
Anna Wilson began her training at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Lexington, Kentucky with Rebecca Stephenson, Laurie Fields, Karyn Combs, and Jenny Fitzpatrick. She has choreographed for WKU’s Dance Project, WKU’s Last Chance to Dance, SCAPA Dance Exchange, Blackbird Dance Theatre, SCAPA Sampler, and Woodford County Theatre. Currently, Anna is a junior Dance and Sociology double major with a Non-Profit Administration minor at the Honors College of Western Kentucky University. She studies voice with Amelia Rollings, and is a member of the National Dance Education Organization WKU Student Chapter, Alpha Psi Omega Mu Lambda Chapter, WKU Dance Company, and was most recently seen as Mimi and Adelaide’s Understudy in WKU’s production of Guys and Dolls. Anna is a fairytale aficionada, passionate advocate for equality, and a rock and roll, musical, and movie lover. The arts have changed her life, and she is grateful for the opportunity to share the arts with others.