Meet our Instructors

Deedie Love Davis

Owner/ Director

 

A true native of Savannah, Deedie Love Davis grew up on the Ogeechee river. Deedie started dancing at age 3 and excelled in ballet, tap, acrobatics, and twirling. Deedie started winning National Champions at a young age and traveled all over the country.  At the age of 10, she attended the America Youth on Parade national competition in Notre Dame where she won title. She has trained under several noted instructors  throughout her carrer. She attended the University of Georgia where she was Majorette with the Redcoat Band.

 

Deedie has been teaching in the low country for over 30 years and specializes in acrobatics.  She teaches boys and girls from the age of 2 and up. Recreational/open classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday while Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are reserved for the Dancing Unlimited Competition team who under Deedie's instruction have brought home numerous National Champions.

Katherine Collins

Assistant Director

Instructor and choreographer

Bachelor of Arts, Dance Performance/Choreography

University of South Carolina

 

Katherine Davis, began her dancing career as early as age two under her mothers instruction.  Her natural ability combined with her competitive nature grew into a love and passion for dance.  At age five she won 1st overall National Grand Champion while dancing to “The Little Mermaid”. This proved just to be the beginning of many awards and accolades.  Under the instruction of Deedie Davis at Dancing Unlimited, Katherine excelled in multiple dance disciplines that translated to numerous national titles.  

Katherine was accepted into the dance program at the University of South Carolina in 2009.  Receiving instruction by Staci Calvert-soloist NYC Ballet, Kyra Strasberg-principal Boston Ballet, Thaddeus Davis, and many more.  While completing her dance degree at USC she became a member of the Carolina Girls Dance Team as a scholarship athlete.  

She also had the privilege to dance with the Lyric Dance Company in Florence, Italy for an extended period of time under the instruction of artistic director, Alberto Canestro.  

Katherine is currently the lead choreographer for the Dancing Unlimited Competition Team. Recently, the team has received "Best Choreography for a Production" as well as "Best Choreography for a Duet," along with several other notable accolades. 

Lazar Womble

Instructor and choreographer

Charlie Lazar Womble, originally from Los Angeles, California, started dance at the age of 3. He was the recipient of the National Society of the Arts Award, received an Honorable Mention Scholarship Award, and the Mary Fife Memorial Award in Classical Ballet. After graduating High School in 1997, he relocated to Atlanta where he danced with the Atlanta Ballet, and also performed in the Corps. Mr. Womble took on principle roles in the Nutcracker, Don Quixote, and Romeo & Juliette. At the age of 17, Lazar joined the Colorado Ballet company and became a lead soloist for 3 years. Later he joined the Boston Ballet with the Esemble and as a soloist. Mr. Womble earned his Bachelor of Art in Fashion, with a Minor in Musical Theater at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). During his studies, he performed with the Savannah Ballet and Savannah Performing Arts Ballet Company. He also utilized his talent with the Sankofa Dance Theater, specializing in Modern and African Dance. From 2001-2004 Lazar danced for Disney Theme Parks and Disney Cruise Lines in Orlando Florida. While there he performed lead roles in Tarzan and Beauty & The Beast. He also danced in musical performances featuring National Recording Artists such as Mariah Carey and Brittany Spears. He has also taught at a number of studios in Georgia & Florida and he is known for his National Award winning choreography

 

Karen Burns

Instructor and choreographer

Karen Burns started her professional career at the age of sixteen at The Washington Ballet. She went on to dance with The Scapino Ballet in Amsterdam as well as The Tampa Ballet, Colorado Ballet and Nashville Ballet as a principal dancer. She has had many ballets created on her,both as a company member and as a  guest with numerous other companies. 
        Ms. Burns has also performed in musicals, operas,videos, films and commercials, and had the honor of performing at The White House. She has partnered for many years with principal and soloist dancers from the Bolshoi Ballet. 
   She has done choreography in all of those mediums as well as for competitions. 
  Karen has been teaching , coaching and creating original choreography for over forty years. This includes an assistant professorship at the University of Iowa and a stint as Artistic Director of The Central West Ballet in California. She has coached winners of several dance competitions including the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix. 

Christian Cooper

Instructor and choreographer

Christian "Showtyme" Cooper is a self-taught hip hop dancer from Norfolk, Virginia who has been raised
in Savannah, GA for most of his teenage years. After graduating high school and joining the Dyzerzion Dance Team at Georgia Southern University in 2011, he made the decision to turn his passion for dance into a career. In 2014, he became a performing arts major at Savannah State University, where he is currently a choreographer for the Officials Basketball Dance Team. In addition to being a choreographer, he is entering his third year as a hip hop instructor at the Salvation Army. He always seeks to ignite a love for dance in his students, regardless of age, background, or experience level. As a frequent performer in the low country, he is beginning to gain more and more recognition as one of the most exceptional hip hop dancers in the area.
Christian is an extremely passionate teacher who encourages his students to release their inhibitions and perform from the heart. Whether Christian is dancing, choreographing, or instructing, his goal is always to inspire those around him to "show up and show out."

Summer Anderson

Instructor and choreographer

Summer Anderson has had a passion for dance since the young age of 2. Throughout her early years as a dancer she competed across the southeast winning several national titles. While still in high school, Summer worked as an assistant dance instructor for students ages 2-4. As her dance career continued, Summer won several scholarships that afforded her the to opportunity to train under the dance industry's leading choreographers in Florida, New York, and California. Summer was a member of Red Hots dance team at Valdosta State University. She has also been featured in two hip-hop dance videos produced by Carlos Rodriguez in Orlando, Fla. 

     Summer has taught at several studios in the southeast and has taught several summer intensive classes for both young and adult dancers. Summer specializes in teaching introductory ballet/tap as well as a variety of styles of hip-hop.