Erika Hogan has over 28 years of dance experience and over 18 years of teaching experience. Erika received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Performance, a Bachelor of Science degree in Fitness/Wellness, and a Master of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Winthrop University. She also holds certifications in Acrobatic Arts and Progressing Ballet Technique. Erika was inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame and was selected to be a Youth Dance Ambassador. Erika has performed with the Royal Caribbean Cruiselines, the nationally televised Southern Sports Awards, the Nickelodeon Celebration Parade at Carowinds, the Dance Theater of Sumter, Columbia City Ballet, the Winthrop University Dance Team, and the Winthrop Dance Theater. She is a sought after choreographer that has choreographed professional shows at Carowinds as well as many pageants, fashion shows, and more! In 2016, Erika founded the non-profit NAPAC Foundation of South Carolina. Erika is currently on the board of the National Dance Foundation.
Chay Raines has over 28 years of training and experience in dance. Chay received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance Performance from Winthrop University. While at Winthrop, Chay performed in multiple Dance Showcases, the Charlotte Dance Festival, and the SCDAncig Festival. She was also a member of the Winthrop University Cheerleading Team. Chay received her training in jazz, tap, ballet, African, and contemporary dance from Spelman College’s Children’s Dance Theater in Atlanta, GA. Chay attended North Atlanta High School, a Magnet School for Performing Arts, where she continued her dance training. During her time at Spelman, Chay was selected to train at The Ailey School Summer Intensive in New York City. Chay is honored to be a teacher and a member of the New Attitude Staff.
Ballet Program Director
Kimberly Cook has over 32 years of dance experience as both a dancer and instructor. She has trained in tap, jazz, and lyrical with an emphasis in classical ballet. She has performed in several full length ballets and was a soloist in the York County Ballet Company’s 2000 European Tour. Kimberly has performed in theatrical productions and was a performer and Dance Captain in Carowinds' 2001 show “Wide Open Country”. Kimberly trained with the Governor’s School of the Arts and served as a company member and instructor with the Robert Ivey Ballet in Charleston, South Carolina. While in Charleston, she was a member of the College of Charleston Dance team and choreographed for schools in the Charleston area.
Dr. Wanda Ebright
Ballet and Modern Program Director
Dr. Wanda holds a PhD in Dance from Texas Woman’s University, an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Florida State University, and a BA in French from Memphis State University. Dr. Wanda serves as Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies for the College of Visual & Performing Arts at Winthrop University. Prior to this appointment, she served as Coordinator of the Dance Program and the Visual & Performing Arts major at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC, where she taught all levels of classical ballet, pointe, Graham-based modern, and jazz dance. Dr, Wanda is excited to join the NAPAC Staff and share her knowledge with our dancers.
Hip Hop Instructor
Justin holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from Winthrop University. While he has trained in all forms of dance including ballet, modern, and jazz; he truly excels in Hip Hop. Mr. Justin started our all boys hip hop program and has led our teen hip hop classes to new heights! We are excited to expand our class offerings with Mr. Justin leading our Hip Hop program!
Director of Pre School & Elementary Dance /Instructor
Tierney NorrisAerial Silks/Yoga Instructor
"Absolutely LOVE NAPAC!! So glad I moved my daughter to this studio! Love the parent inclusion and participation!"