Owner/Director: Nikki started her dance career at the age of 6 with the Pride of Carolina Cloggers. While at POC, she competed in America's Clogging Hall of Fame competitions and spent most of her time studying contemporary clogging. In 2007, she was inducted into The Junior All-American Clogging Hall of Fame. Nikki has directed many workshops and studied forms of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and clogging. To represent America's Clogging Hall of Fame, Nikki has performed at The Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach, SC and The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. In 2014, JM Studios' Clogging Competition Team was established under the direction of Nikki, leading the young team to over 300 victories in 2014-2018 making them National Champions all 5 years! Nikki holds 2 National Titles for Grand Champion Female Soloist. Nikki performed in London, England in the New Year's Day Parade along side several of her JM Studios dancers.
Instructor: Emily has been clogging for 11 years and is currently
part of our Title Winning Competition Team. Emily has been a member of JM Studios since it's establishment in 2014. In 2015. Emily was inducted into the Junior All-American Clogging Team at America's Clogging Hall of Fame Nationals. She has won over 100 duo and solo awards. Several of those which are Grand Champion Titles. Emily is currently the National Title Holder for Grand Champion Female Soloist Ages 15 and under and holds a National Duo/Duet Title with Nikki (Owner/Director). In 2018, Emily competed in a National Solo Dance Off. Emily was a member of JM Studios who traveled to London in 2018 to perform in the London New Year's Day Parade with America's Clogging All Stars.
Instructor: Meredith McQuaigue is from Trinity, NC. She started dancing and acrobatics 16 years ago at Bobbi’s School of Dance and Central Carolina Gymnastics. Since that time, she has been trained in styles of ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary and acrobatics. Meredith started competing at the age of 4. She has won countless titles at regional and national competitions with solos, duets, and groups. Meredith began teaching and helping in dance classes at the age of 12, her goal always wanting to teach and educate young dancers. She was finally given the chance to start choreographing, where she fell in love with kids and choreography. She graduated from Wheatmore High School and immediately began classes at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a double major in Special Education and Elementary Education. She cannot wait to begin teaching students with special needs, along with the students at JM Studios.