• Director- Alexis Kelley McDonald

    Alexis was dancing before she could walk, but formally began training with KFA at the age of 2. She was a part of the KFA Company for 14 years and was a member of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. Alexis was under contract with Opryland Productions for four years as a child and was SAG eligible by the age of 8. Alexis has choreographed all over the state of South Carolina and was a featured singer and Dance Captain in Myrtle Beach's High Steppin' Country for three years. She believes in giving back and has participated in many local Dancing with the Stars events for charities such as Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Habitat for Humanity and the School Foundation. Alexis is a certified member of Dance Masters of America and loves sharing her knowledge of dance with others. Alexis grew up in the dance competition world, but always felt most at home with DTI. Being a Youth Dance Ambassador, Star Title Performer, and Dance Idol herself, she fully understands the legacy of Dance Troupe and brings the work ethic, passion, and enthusiasm to continue the Challenge of Excellence.

  • Owner- Dean Randall

    Mr. Randall was born in Henry County, VA, where he has resided his entire life. He acquired a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Radford University, a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech. He taught mathematics for 17 years and was an administrator for 13 1/2 years, ending his educational career as Principal of Bassett High School where he retired at the end of 2010. In January 2011, he started Casting Logos, a business that does screen printing, embroidery, engraving, signs, banners, long-arm quilting, etc. He became acquainted with Dance Troupe when he did sales for the 2013 season, attending every event that season, and thoroughly enjoying the events. He approached Mrs. Hollingsworth about buying the business and in November 2013, he purchased Dance Troupe and his first chapter with the company began. His only experience as a dancer was in a clogging group for about ten years, performing at Bluegrass conventions up and down the east coast and as far west as Oklahoma. He competed in a competition at The Grand Ole Opry, where he received no award nor recognition at all. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Pam, for 27 years, and he has two daughters, Cara and Olivia, who bring joy to his life daily. He is proud to be the owner of Dance Troupe and is excited about the 2015 season.