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Paul Kirkland has been entertaining crowds for a long time. He began his training at the young age of 3, and at 18 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in dance.

Over the past 12 years his dedication to his craft has paid off. Paul has toured the world with the industries best. Names like Madonna ( Reinvention and Sticky and Sweet tours) Christina Aguilera (Stripped & Back 2 Basics tours) and Jennifer Lopez (Brave tour) are just a few. You can also find Paul featured in various music videos and live performances with Nelly Furtado, Chris Brown, Cheryl Cole, Paula Abdul, Black Eyed Peas, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Destinys Child, and many more.

JordanYoli began dancing at the age of 3 and joined Barbara Thompson School of Dance when she was 6 years old. She attended LaVilla Middle and Douglas Anderson High School for the Performing Arts as a dance major, as well as competed with the BTSD performance team. She continued to train at Florida State University where she was a member of the nationally ranked FSU Golden Girls dance team, while obtaining a degree in Business. Jordan is now a professional dancer with Norwegian Cruise Lines where she is a part of the Norwegian Star production cast that tours the Baltic Capitals and the Western Caribbean.

Lauren Michelle LiBrandi has studied Modern, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Gymnastics, Partnering, Ballroom, Breaking, and Aerial Arts . She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Choreography from Florida State University in 2007.She has performed from coast to coast in Instruments of Movement, Millicent Johnny Dance Company, Street Beat Drum Eclectic and has guest performed for NYU, CAP 21, and APAP in New York City. Currently Lauren teaches dance/ gymnastics for Kinetic Theory Circus School, Adderley School, and JJ Gym while also performing in "Cirque Montage", Lux Aeterna, Antics Performance, Ladies In Lace, and "Shrumps". In her spare time is focused on solo choreography exploration, artistic directing/ co-choreography, and traveling the globe eager to share her light.

Carrie Helms is performing with Cirque Du Soleil in The Beatles Love show at the Mirage in Las Vegas. The show encompasses many styles of dance including contemporary, house, gumboot, partnering, and aerial. She currently holds the dance captain position elected by the cast.

She would like to thank Barbara Thompson and her family for the many years of training and love. It would not have been possible without you!


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Barbara Thompson School of Dance is located in Jacksonville, Florida. They specialize in dance lessons for ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz, hip-hop and gymnastics for children, teens and adults