Ava Norris
Since Ava has started her dance career, she has won numerous awards, scholarships, and judges awards. During her dancing career Ava was awarded 1st place overall at State Dance Competition, Star Talent Competition, Marvonna Competition, and Dance Champion Competition. Ava was also awarded national champion at Showstoppers Competition and Star-talent Competition. 

Not only was Ava a dancer, she was also a cheerleader. She was awarded All American Cheerleader, 2 years in a row.

Ava has many years experience in pageantry. She was crowned Miss Loris Bog Off Teen, Miss Yam Festival Teen, and Miss North Myrtle Beach. Ava represented the town of Loris at the Miss South Carolina Pageant, in Columbia, SC.


Ava has been a role model for younger girls, and planted her platform "Stand Up Against Bullying" in 2012. She continues to spread this message to the dancers at CPAC.


Ava has choreographed a numerous amount of groups which have placed highest scoring awards and national champion awards. Ava's Choreographed dances have won a grateful amount of choreography awards along with multiple judges awards.

Ava continues her dance training by attending dance teacher seminars around the country. She loves to learn new materials and is committed to providing her students with the latest up to date choreography. 


Ava graduated from Coastal Carolina University with her Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, specializing in early childhood eduction. She began her journey as an CPAC instructor in 2015. Ava has a passion of sharing her love of dance with the younger generation.

Kelly Kirby
Kelly Kirby grew up in Rutherford, NJ. She started dancing at the age of three. She took dance at Dance World Academy, where she competed and won many awards. During her years of training Kelly would take classes in NYC with world renowned choreographers. At the age of ten, she danced in the Nutcracker in New York City. She also had the opportunity to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Kelly has her bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Psychology. She is able to share her love of dance with her daughter Madison.
Kelly has been teaching dance for over 15 years. In the years of her teaching she has won many overall and choreography awards. She would like to thank Coastal Performing Arts Center for giving her the opportunity to share her love of dance.