Deneen Graham-Kerns


Deneen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In 1983, she was honored to represent her state as Miss North Carolina.  She then performed with the Department of Defense Entertainment tour and traveled to the Mediterranean, Far East and Alaska. 

Back in the U.S., Deneen performed with the first national tour of the musical Heartstrings.  She has appeared in Atlanta’s Theatre of the Stars Productions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, South Pacific, Hello Dolly, Music Man, and Will Rogers Follies. 

For seven years, Deneen worked with the Miss Georgia Pageant as a performer and a choreographer. She later joined the Atlanta Hawks Dance Team, became an Assistant Choreographer and then an emcee for Harry the Hawk’s I Like Me Because I’m Drug Free and Fast Break for Reading programs, which traveled to hundreds of elementary schools throughout the Atlanta area. She later emceed WellsStar Health System’s Dr. Wellbee show.

For twelve years, she was an instructor and choreographer for the Carol Walker Dance Academy and Alpharetta Dance Theatre. While at Carol Walker Dance Academy, she was promoted to Co-Artistic Director of Dancers Company One Performing Arts Company.  

Many of Deneen’s students have received some of the highest awards at both regional and national competitions as well as being accepted into some of the nation’s top university dance programs.  Deneen is proud to be a certified member of Dance Masters of America, Chapter #33. 

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