Ms. Sarah began her teaching career at age fifteen while still taking classes at Dimensions. She continued to dance and teach at Dimensions until the age of eighteen. She graduated from Madison High and attended Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. While at Catawba, Sarah was a member of Dance Ensemble and performed for the community. After one year at Catawba, Sarah decided to go back home to Mars Hill, where she attended Mars Hill College for one year. At Mars Hill, she continued teaching classes at Dimensions and also participated in the Bailey Mountain Cloggers shows as a guest performer with their dance team.
Upon graduating college at East Tennessee State University, Ms. Sarah had met the love of her life and moved with him to Clayton, GA. Sarah continued to expand her knowledge of dance by teaching and working with Betsy’s School of Dance in Franklin, NC and Tiger, GA. Ms. Sarah choreographed and participated in the end of year productions and also led dancers from Betsy’s to a local competition and won very high awards!
In 2017, Ms. Sarah and her husband welcomed their sweet baby boy, Oaklee to the world! They then decided it was time to bring their family back home to Mars Hill. Coincidently, Ms. Sarah received a phone call from Ms. Angel asking if she wanted to buy Dimensions Studio. Sarah has always loved dancing and giving dance to the community. It was always a dream of hers to be the owner of a dance studio, but Dimensions had and continues to have a very special place in her heart.
Ms. Sarah became owner of Dimensions Studio on June 1, 2018. She loves being able to give back to the community and continue what Dimensions started in 1997.
Ruth Van Sickle
Dance Instructor/Office Staff
Tai Chi Instructor
Alex Likens began dance lessons at the age of 3 in Lexington, KY. She loved everything about it, especially competitions and recitals! Her favorite classes to take were tap and lyrical, but she would soon discover her love for musical theatre when she decided to audition for the school musical “Little Shop of Horrors” in 11th grade.
Alex decided to study theatre at the University of Kentucky and it was through that program that Alex’s love of acting developed. During this time, she stayed connected to her dance community by teaching ballet, tap, and jazz to kids of all ages. In 2015, she decided to follow her dream to New York City to train at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. After completing this program, Alex completed two contracts performing at Busch Gardens.
Looking for a change of pace, Alex moved to Asheville and continued to take acting classes and perform in community theatre shows. It was here she met her soon-to-be husband and heard about the teaching opportunity at Dimensions. She is grateful to be sharing her love of musical theatre with the wonderful, talented students at Dimensions Studio!
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Jackie started clogging and gymnastics at the age of 3, 19 years ago. She currently is a senior at Mars Hill University studying Nursing with a minor in Spanish. She is the captain of the 28x National Champion Bailey Mountain Cloggers. Jackie has been very fortunate enough to travel internationally to perform in folk festivals with BMC in Colombia, Netherlands, Portugal, and Ireland. She began teaching her sophomore year of high school, and enjoys being able to continue to teach her passion!
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