ENGAGING WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Revolution Dance Company was created out of a desire to entertain the community. With routines meant to dazzle and inspire audiences who love any style of dance, we are sure to capture your attention. Whether your child is interested in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, or acrobatics, we strive to discover the passion for movement in your child
Love it. Live it. Express it.
Austin Smith, Owner/Director
Austin Smith started dance training before the age of two. A year later, at age three, she began her Acrobatic training.
At the age of eight, Austin auditioned and joined a competitive dance team. During her 9 years of competition dance, Austin was a consistent high scoring soloist, receiving multiple Regional and National titles, while also being apart of National high scoring teams and being chosen to perform on live TV during National Competitions. During her competitive dance years, Austin attended many conventions, taking master classes with world renowned choreographers.
At age twelve, Austin became more interested in the art of Ballet and began more intense Ballet training. During this time, Austin participated in Summer and Winter Intensives and Performances at North Carolina School of the Arts, trained with members of Alvin Ailey, NYC Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, American Ballet Theatre, and many others. During her 16 years of dance, Austin was a featured performer in ballets such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast.
Since the age of five, Austin knew that she wanted to be a dance instructor and studio owner. While she throughly enjoyed her years performing, she knew her passion was in creating and guiding young artist to fall in love with dance and finding expression through movement. She began her teaching career instructing Acrobatics in 2011. In 2012, she moved to Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet genres and Competition Teams. Over the past 9 years, Austin has received multiple Top Teacher, Choreography, and Entertainment awards at Competitions such as Show Stoppers, StarPower Talent Competition, and Star Systems. She has guided teams to first place overall and top score finishes, as well as choreographing Title Award winning solo routines. Not only training dancers for competition, Austin has helped dancers get into Joffrey Summer Ballet Programs and experiences such as the Hollywood Summer Tour. Austin's most recent achievement as a first year Studio and Company Director is leading the RDC Elite dancers to achieve the Top Studio award at VIP! Dance Competition and completing the first season with a 1st Overall Studio win at the Battle of the Stars at Nationals in SC,
Austin completes Instructor Trainings yearly and keeps up with the latest styles and techniques through attending multiple Conventions. She believes, and teaches, that you can never stop learning new things about this amazing sport. She is certified in Acrobatic Arts and has developed an Acrobatic program that coincides with the art of Ballet.
Austin has a true love and passion for the Art and Athleticism in dance. Her encouraging, yet strict, team oriented training style is a unique asset for all of the students she encounters. Come and see why so many dancers are becoming more empowered and confident at Revolution!
Instructor - Gracie Horton
Bio coming soon!
Instructor- Amber Thomas
Bio coming soon!