Chastity Ford, from Winchester, Kentucky started her journey into the dance world twelve years ago when her love for dance and fine arts lead her to enroll her then two year old daughter, Samantha, into her first dance class. From that point forward the entire Ford family was hooked! Chastity’s older daughter, Jordan later joined a dance class and her husband, Tom became an enthusiastic dance dad. As the family got more involved in dance, so did Chastity.
In 2003 she became the office manager, stage manager, and creative assistant for Arts Studio of Kentucky. In addition to her administrative work, Chastity obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design, which has allowed her to run her own freelance business since 2008. Chastity has had the privilege of producing unique and timeless designs to help facilitate the growth of many businesses. Chastity was delighted to join Bluegrass Dance Center as the studio’s administrative assistant for 2013.
Stephanie grew up in Richmond and has had a love for dance ever since she was young. She was a member of both Foley Middle School and Madison Southern High School Dance Teams and graduated from Madison Southern High School in 1994.
Stephanie works full time at Eastern Kentucky University, where she graduated with a business degree in 2002. She is married to Bruce and together they have two wonderful children, Haylie and Braelyn who have both danced at the studio for many years, and are are also members of the Bluegrass Dance Company competition team. You can find Stephanie working the front desk, taking adult classes, and helping new parents navigate the dance world.
In 2016 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and was an inspiration to us all as she continued to work her full time job and remained involved with her daughters’ activities. She has been cancer free since June of 2017. She attributes her faith in God, strong will and positive attitude to helping her overcome her diagnosis. Around the studio she is known as “Aunt Steph” and you can always hear her contagious laughter anywhere in the studio.
Bella Watts began her competitive dance career at the age of 10- winning her first National title that same year. She is known for her explosive leaps & jumps along with her impressive strength thanks to her extensive gymnastics and acro training. She has been awarded multiple convention scholarships including Titans of Dance and Stage One. Bella has been a student demonstrator for both Acrobatic Arts and Alixa Flexibility training courses. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with our Bluegrass students as a private lesson instructor and office assistant. Bella is currently a student at Eastern Kentucky University.