We dream to take you to the places on the earth that teach you how to dance, the places where you can risk letting the world make you complete... do my best to take you where the earth beneath our feet and the stars overhead make life worth dancing for.
The Dance Beyond Mission
Dance Beyond, LLC is dedicated to enriching the lives of all dance students. We
offer a wonderful diverse program where dancers may choose to dance as a form of recreation or strive to achieve a higher level of technique and performance skills. Whether the dancer’s intent is to pursue a professional career, or develop grace and confidence as an individual following a different path, the cultivation and harmony of mind and body is truly fundamental to all.
At Dance Beyond, we believe that the discipline, determination, passion and drive we incorporate with our dancers, set them in motion for the challenges they face as they become adults. Our main goal is to provide an environment that is fun, up-to-date, and gratifying for all of our dance students!
Nick was known around the country as one of the leading master teachers and choreographers in the business. He had worked with dancers as choreographers that have performed with N’Sync, Destiny’s Child, Aaron Carter, Ashanti, Jo Dee Messina, and Billy Gilman. Nick’s students could be seen on and in shows such as “Americas Most Talented Kid” and in the American Dance Company who travels to such places as Italy, Prague, Spain, Germany, and Mexico. Nick’s personal students still can also be found in pretty much any Dance Spirit Magazine you pick up. Nick’s recent works include choreography for members of the New York City Ballet.
Nick was taken from us too soon. The Dance Beyond Family holds a very special place in our hearts for Nick Watkins and miss him very much.
Thank You Nick Watkins. We love you.
Jaci is known for her ability to bring music to life through her vulnerable choreography.
Jaci has been teaching and choreographing since age 15, when she discovered her love for the art.
Dance Spirit Magazine has recognized Jaci as “One to Watch” on the choreography front.
In addition to traveling across the country to work with dance studios, Jaci has danced in multiple contemporary dance companies including The American Dance Company who competed in Italy and brought home the World Dance Cup.
Today Jaci owns Movement Montana, Montana’s highest ranked dance studio.
One of the most talented and inspiring dance professionals of our time. Destini Rogers has had an intense passion for dance since the age of five, studying modern, ballet, jazz, African, flamenco, and hip hop. While attending Classen School of Advanced Studies, Destini found her love for creative freedom by age 13. Through dance, acting, choreographing, and singing, Destini was allowed to be a complete artist. During this time, she won several choreography awards, including the Alvin Ailey and Spotlight Choreography Award. From that moment on, Rogers never stopped designing work and perfecting her craft as a creator.
In 2001, Destini received a dance scholarship at the University of Central Oklahoma, where she was crowned Miss Black UCO. She began teaching an choreographing for Applause Studios under the direction of Emily Shock. In 2005, she became apart of the Top 8 Finalists in the search for America’s favorite dancer on Season One of So You Think You Can Dance. After this amazing experience, she was inspired to establish her very own professional dance company, Dare to Be Soul Dance Company. This lead her to choreographing award winning pieces for studios all over the nation, winning several NYCDA Critic Choice Awards, a number of JUMP Studio Picks, and Hall of Fame Dance Challenge overall winners, regionally as well as nationally.
In 2005, Destini moved to Los Angeles in hopes to fulfill her dreams of hitting the big stage. In the four years of blood, sweat, and tears, she finally stepped in the light dancing alongside amazing artists such as Kanye West, Rihanna, Swizz Beats, Beyonce’ and Rain. Dancing with such amazing artists inspired Destini to follow her dream of being a successful recording artist as well as sharing her passion for dance. Her ability to diversely dance, choreograph, and sing gives her a creative dominance unlike any other artist. She truly believes that it is her destiny to travel the world inspiring young dancers to dream out loud and to boldly and courageously be the best artists they were meant to be.
Carol Ann Good has been dancing since she was three-years-old. She danced with the Civic Ballet Company in Florence, SC and attended the summer dance program of the SC Governors School for the Arts.
She has taught ballet and modern as an adjunct professor at Furman University.
Currently, she teaches dance as a substitute for the ARMES program and high school program at the Fine Arts Center of Greenville and teaches Visual Arts at Plain Elementary School.
Bethany Lowery Sweeney is known nation wide as one of the biggest names in the convention circuit.
Bethany was chosen as one of the nine Dance With The Force Members of 2003-2004. This was a dance scholarship that included 3 months of training at the Edge Performing Arts Center and performance in a Hollywood show.
More recently Bethany choreographed for the group Quest, which opened up the Juvenile, Lil Flip, J Kwon concert in Johnson City, TN. Bethany was just on the Fox TV show "So You Think You Can Dance?" .
She travels the nation as a teacher for the convention Fire and Ice and The Circuit, as well as guest teaching around the country.
Payton Elizabeth DeLuca began dancing at the age of two. She studied and trained for ballet, jazz,contemporary, modern, and hip hop. She competed on the highest competitive level with Dance Beyond under Angela Rey, Nick Watkins, Jaci LaFountain, Kelly Fulton, Emily Shock, Holly Robinson, Chad McCall, Kimberlee Ferreira, and many more. Payton is known for winning several regional and national titles over her successful years of competing. She made the switch to competitive cheer at age 15, but her love for dance didn't end there.
In 2016, Payton was accepted into the Greenville, SC Fine Arts Center as a dance student. She trains in modern and ballet during school hours at the Fine Arts Center and is continuously exposed to renowned choreographers around the country! She has been honored with the award of Junior Marshal after being in the top 10 of her FAC class and the Dance Leadership Award for the 2018-2019 school year. She is now a student ambassador for the Fine Arts Center.
She will finish her training at the Fine Arts Center and inspire dancers learning under her direction at Dance Beyond until she graduates in June 2020. She is looking forward to pursue her dreams with a double major or minor in dance.
Maya Roberts is currently attending Clemson University. She is known to be the backbone and heart of Dance Beyond. Since the young age of 5, she has climbed the dance ladder with Angela Rey. Well respected and known for her story telling ability through dance, she is a National Champion several times over and definitely known to inspire those dancers that she has danced beside and taught. Her choreography and dance classes are a breath of fresh air. She is and will always be well respected by Dance Beyond dancers and staff.