Ryan Kirby began dancing at the age of 6. Training until he graduated school in his hometown of South Carolina. After graduation, he worked as a company director and has won numerous choreography awards including national first overalls and FDC awards. After directing for 2 years, Ryan decided to pursue his dream of dancing professionally and moved to Los Angeles, California. After moving, Ryan worked on Glee, toured the country with Macy's passport and on the 2015 Pentatonix tour, worked on a Toyota commercial, and on several music videos and industrials. He also taught at IDA (international dance academy) in Hollywood, and EVOLVE dance intensives as faculty. Ryan returned to his home of Greenville in 2018 and has been teaching and traveling since. We are excited to welcome him to the B-viBe Dance Family as a part time staff member during his residencies.
Andrea(Andi) Ellerby is a Charlotte based artist. She is currently a student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she is a Studio Art Major with a concentration in Photography. Her love for art has developed over the years as she creates work ranging from dance photography to editorial pieces. She has been training and competing in dance from the age of 2 to 18. She danced with Dance Productions and Havilah Dance Company In Charlotte, North Carolina. She is experienced in tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, and ballet.
Katie Lovejoy was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she began her dance journey at the age of 4 years old. At the age of 9 she started her competitive dance career learning genres of lyrical, tap, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, and ballet. She continued to compete through the end of high school winning many different awards and titles, during this time she was also training at the University North Carolina School of The Arts. She continued to develop herself as an artist throughout the high school and college program at UNCSA, earning her Bachelors in Fine Arts degree in Ballet. She has performed lead roles in productions such as The Nutcracker, La Bayadère, Les Sylphides, Concerto Barocco, Serenade, and more. During this time, she trained with many artists from all around the world and she says this is one of her favorite things about her dance journey. She looks forward to continuing her growth as an artist while sharing her knowledge with younger aspiring dancers!
Jillian’s first steps into a dance studio were at the age of 3. She’s danced competitively for 11 years starting with tap and jazz and eventually adding to her genre, contemporary and Hip Hop. Jillian is from Charlotte, NC but is currently a junior at North Carolina A&T State University where she majors in Psychology. With her degree she plans to become a child psychologist, for she is passionate about working with children and helping them grow and develop. She is so excited to be apart the team!
Owners Bethany and Josh Sweeney
Bethany has had a passion for dance her entire life, it drives her to be the best she can be. Her work has been recognized nationally through various choreography awards as well as her own dance career appearing on the show So You Think You Can Dance and dance scholarships to some of the biggest dance schools in the country. Her goal is to build her students to their full potential as dancers and as people everyday she walks in a studio.