School of Dance Arts
Establised in 1973
“Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.” -Author Unknown
Gail Noe-Kilgore started dancing at Bonnie's School of Danceo trained in baton with Claudette Riley. She has a B.S. in education
with concentration in dance from the University of Tennessee. While at U.T. she was a majorette and a member of the U.T.
Dance Theatre. In 1973, she founded the Gail Noe-Kilgore School of Dance where she taught ballet, tap, jazz, baton and tumbling.
Gail is very passionate about health and fitness. She was a physical education educator for the Hamblen County School System
for 21 years. She retired from the Hamblen County School System in 2006, and is presently the Group Fitness Manager at National
Fitness Center of Morristown.
Some of the instructors that Gail has studied under include: Frank Hatchett, Janice Barringer, Joan Lather, Joe Tramaine, and Gus
Roxanne Shepard Breeden:
Roxanne Shepard Breeden started dancing at the age of 4 at Gail Noe's School of Dance, now known as The Morristown School
of Dance Arts. She founded the Morristown Youth Ballet Company which she directs, She has performed in various productions
which inlude: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker.
Roxanne is currently enrolled at Tusculum College, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Some of the
instructors that she has studied under include: Gail Noe-Kilgore, Susan Pace-White, Marvin Askew, Tracey Honeycutt, Monica
Coo, Aaron Jackson, Gerard Holt, Marcus Hayes, Jennifer Wheat and City Youth Ballet (formerly the Johnson City Ballet Company).
Laura Drinnon started dancing at the age of 6 With Cathy Coopers school of dance. She joined the Morristown School of dance
arts at the age of 11. She started instructing with us in 2007. She has performed in various productions which include: Alice in
Wonderland, Snow White, Coppelia, The Nutcracker and The Four Seasons. She has won several competition awards in Tap and
Lyrical. Laura has also performed in several productions with the Encore Theater as well. Some of the instructors she has
studied under include: Gail Noe-Kilgore, Roxanne Shepard-Breeden, Susan Pace-White, Marvin Askew, Laurie Sparks, Cathy
Cooper, Jennifer McNarma and Matthew Christensen.
Laura studied at Walters State under Rusty Miller. She has an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in dance. When she is not
teaching at the studio she is currently continuing her education.
Ginger Wright started dancing at the age of 3. Her training includes Range Dance School, Gray School of Dance, Outer Limits
Tumbling, Susan Pace-White and Premier Gymnastics. Ginger has competed and won several titles with solo performances in
tumbling and jazz. While enrolled at ETSU she enjoyed several dance courses and workshops. She also performed in theatrical
productions such as "Midsummer Nights Dream" and "Women in the Civil War".
Ginger has a calling to work with young children and holds a M.Ed in Early Childhood Development. When she is not teaching at
the studio, she is an instructor at Walter State Community College.