Our Staff

Our Staff

Artistic Director

Kellye Parks, Owner

Kellye Parks, owner and director of Terpsichore…a moving experience received her B.A. in Ballet Pedagogy from Brenau University in 1984, and went on to graduate from UNC-Greensboro with a M.F.A. in Dance/ Choreography in 1987.  Ms. Parks taught dance under the Basic Education Plan for Moore County  Schools, as well as for the Public Schools of Robeson County. She has been affiliated with such professional organizations as the North Carolina Dance Alliance and the N.C. Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance.  Ms. Parks and husband Albert reside in Raeford with their two children Garrett, age 22, and Kasey, age 17. The Parks family is proud to begin their twenty-third successful year with Terpsichore…a moving experience.

Terpsichore Instructors:

Leigh Blanton, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, acrobatics and contemporary dance instructor is enjoying her fifth year at Terpsichore.  She earned her B.A. Degree in Dance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Leigh has danced for over 20 years and still loves it! She is a current performing member of Nosi Dance Theatre in Durham, which tours throughout the Southeast.   She and her husband Chase reside in Southern Pines, along with their daughter Natalie and son Nick.





Alessandra Gironda,


Cinnamon Le Blanc-Johnson, children’s ballet, pilates, and dance instructor, is currently serving as the Facility Manager with First Health/Health and Fitness in Southern Pines, where she is a certified Yoga, Pilates, and Dance Exercise Instructor, as well a  personal trainer.  Cinnamon’s dance background includes extensive study in RAD ballet technique, jazz, ethnic, and modern dance.  She served as Artistic Director of the Right Angle Left Dance Company in California, and is very active in Community Theatre in Southern Pines.  Cinnamon and husband Rick, reside in Southern Pines.

Office Assistant:

Rachel Penton, graduated from St. Andrews University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy.