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Rhythm Elements instructors have set a standard of excellence for every student to follow.  They are talented, professionally trained dancers and choreographers who place emphasis on correct technique, dance terminology, foundation, creativity, cutting-edge choreography, musicality, learning the "business of Show Business" and being a showstopper performer.  They bring an abundance of experience to the classroom along with positive attitudes.  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Pre-Professional levels taught.  The Rhythm Elements Dance Studio staff is dedicated to developing talent at both the enrichment and professional level.  Our instructors work in the industry.  Students in our program can go on to become professional, employable dancers with the excellent training, preparation and exposure they receive.

Cornelia Virella - Owner/Artistic Director

TRAINING: David Howard, Alvin Ailey, Frank Hatchett, Mia Michaels, Broadway Dance Center, Steps On Broadway, Dave Scott, Chuck Maldonado and others.

CREDITS: Modernicity Ballet Company and Lithonia Contempra Ballet Company.  Roles in film, television, and theatre.  Commissioned to choreograph dances for Independent films and stage plays.  Award-winning writer and choreographer. 

CLASSES TAUGHT: Classical Ballet, Pre-Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, West African, Acting/Musical Theatre, Private Dance Lessons.  

Cornelia is a National Dance Foundation 'Dance Ambassador' for the state of Georgia.

She seeks to motivate students and help them find their inner beauty, confidence, and uniqueness.

Jamilyn Jones - Instructor

TRAINING: A Time To Dance, Mainstream Dance, Covington Regional Ballet

CREDITS: Roles in the Covington Regional Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker, lead role as the Evil Queen in the Covington Regional Ballet’s production of Snow White, roles in theatre, assistant to Emory University dance professors for their children summer dance camp program, and a variety of live shows and performances.

CLASSES TAUGHT: Classical Ballet, Pre-Pointe, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary.  

Jamye loves to share her knowledge and passion with each student she has the pleasure to work with.

Kenadee Knight - Instructor 

TRAINING: Conservatory of Dance and Fine Arts, Conyers School of Ballet, Heritage High School Performing & Visual Arts Academy, Kennesaw State University, Gwinnett Dance Project.

CREDITS: A variety of live shows and performances, student demonstrator at Conyers School of Ballet, co-founder of Seoul in Kennesaw at Kennesaw State University, choreographer of “a body in motion is worth more than 1000 words” and “24 hours”

CLASSES TAUGHT: Contemporary.

Kenadee’s goal is to share her love of dance with her students and to push them in positive ways that encourage their growth and dreams. 

The instructors at Rhythm Elements are completely committed to helping their students grow in the performing arts.  I love seeing the progress my child is making, and the many opportunities she has to perform year-round. 

― Carmen L.

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