Meet Your Instructors

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Brooke McClish

Owner/Director/Instructor

Ballroom Dance Studios Director Brooke McClish has trained in every style of dance at every level. She is a choreographer, instructor, producer, director, and professional dancer. She has performed all over the world even on America’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller's Fool Us, Trace Adkins “Just The Way We Do It Round Here” music video, Headliners for Trace Adkins and Melissa Ehtridge's "Love Walks Through The Rain" music video, show performance for Kellie Picklers "Best Business Women" award & the head director of dance & choreography for Revolutionist Magic Show. Brooke broke the Guinness World Record with Jackson Rayne for most straight jackets escapes in one hour and has produced, choreographed, and directed countless shows. Brooke has competed in every style of dance nationwide. She directs her two dance schools one in Bowling Green Kentucky and the other is in Hermitage Tennessee. Brooke is DVIDA Certified through the GOLD level, and a National Dance Council Association Member. Brooke teaches in both the Bowling Green and Nashville / Hermitage location.

She currently is only accepting students who are going to be actively competing in Pro / Am!

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Devan McClish

Owner/Director/Instructor

Ballroom Dance Studios Director, Devan McClish, has had world-class training in American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Latin, and Theater Arts / Cabaret, club style dances, and country western. He is a choreographer, instructor, producer, director, and professional dancer. He is currently competing Rhythm, Cabaret and Compulsory Theater Arts professionally. He and Brooke were featured in Trace Adkins' and Mellisa Ethridge's music video "Love Walks Through The Rain" as the headliners. He currently directs both Ballroom Dance Studios’ locations alongside Brooke. Devan teaches in both the Bowling Green and Nashville / Hermitage location.

He is currently only accepting students who are going to be actively competing in Pro / Am!

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Bryanna Najera

General Manager

Over the last decade she has taught all over the country. She is silver certified in the DVIDA dance syllabus and Bronze Certified in Fred Astaire & Arthur Murray Syllabi. She has competed in smooth, rhythm, and theater arts. Bryanna is available in both BDS locations!

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Khali Francis

Instructor

Khali comes from a very extensive background in Ballet and Jazz. She leads BDS Bowling Green's adult ballet classes. Khali has trained in American Rhythm, American Smooth, International Latin, and Theater Arts. She is available for lessons in the Bowling Green studio

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David Alexis

Instructor

Born and raised in Haiti. David started in hip hop at the age of 15. He started latin dancing at 18. He has been trained in Haitian Konpa, Salsa, Bachata, & Merengue at the Casa-Latina dance studio in Portal-Prince, Haiti. David taught for 5 years in Haiti. He is available in the Hermitage / Nashville location.

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Chris Bryant

Instructor

Chris is a bronze certified instructor through DVIDA. He is currently competing in Rhythm and Smooth. He is available at both BDS locations.