Dance Studio Owner/Instrucotr
Raised in the small town of Wagoner, Oklahoma, Kaileigh began doing tap, jazz, and ballet at the age of 4, clogging and playing piano at the age of 5, playing fiddle at the age of 8, and playing the guitar when she was 12 years old. Kaileigh is a two-time National Champion Clogger and has won numerous prestigious awards for dancing, singing, and acting over the past 25 years.
Kaileigh was Oklahoma’s Junior Miss 2008 (now Distinguished Young Woman of OK) and went on to win the talent award and place in the Top 8 at America’s Junior Miss in Mobile, AL. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Belmont University with a B.B.A. in Music Business, Kaileigh won the title of Miss Nashville 2014. She went on to win the swimsuit and talent preliminary awards at Miss Tennessee, placing 2nd Runner Up. Kaileigh was also Miss Music Row USA and placed 1st Runner Up at Miss Tennessee USA 2015.
An actress with the Avenue Agency in Nashville, Kaileigh was the background vocalist/guitarist for Hayden Panettiere’s character, Juliette Barnes, on the hit show, Nashville, for three seasons. Her work includes everything from films to music videos to commercials, including four national commercials for Toyota, Gold Bond, Rooms to Go, and ACT Mouthwash. Kaileigh’s musical theatre credits include Hendersonville High School’s The Addams Family and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Choreographer), Hendersonville Performing Arts Company’s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Martha/Choreographer), Dear Miss Barrett (Gina/Henrietta/Choreographer), Nuncrackers (Sister Amensia), and Beauty and the Beast (Babette). She also originated the role of Lisa Masters in the country jukebox musical and film, Ticket to Nashville.
Kaileigh has been dance and music instructor since 2015 and has worked as a pageant coach for several pageant organizations, including the Miss Tennessee, Miss Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen, and Distinguished Young Women Scholarship programs.
Kaileigh has always had such a passion for the performing arts and is excited to share that love with young people through Nine One Eight Performing Arts Studio!
She hopes through her passions and teaching that others might be able to see and know Jesus.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.” - Matthew 5:16