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Elite Faculty


Stephanie Viness

Owner, Director, Choreographer

Stephanie Viness is a Double Eagle Alumni from Georgia Southern University, with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education and a Master of Science in Kinesiology. 


Stephanie is the head coach for the Georgia Southern University Dance Team, has over 10 years of cheerleading & gymnastics experience, and over 25 years of dance training, including 14 years competing. While competing, Stephanie received several top overall awards and dance scholarships at both the regional and national level. As a choreographer, her routines have won several awards including top overall, judges choice, and best choreography.

Stephanie is the creator and Executive Director of Empire National Dance Competition and is also a Regional Director with Inspire National Dance Competition traveling all across the southeastern United States. She has performed at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, The Capital One Bowl, and The Orange Bowl. She has also competed as a “pro” dancer in the local Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraiser event for Safe Haven for several years winning awards such as 2nd Place and 1st Place Judges Choice.

Stephanie is a Certified Educator in the state of Georgia, a certified Personal Trainer, and holds certifications in Group Exercise Fitness, Ballet Barre, Yoga I, Sports Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Group Exercise Fitness and Pre & Post Natal Personal Trainer. She is always looking for ways to enhance her skills, education, and technique by attending multiple dance workshops and fitness conventions each year with well-known individuals in the fitness industry, along with taking classes from numerous well-known dancers and choreographers around the country.

Stephanie has a passion for dance and for education, and her goal is to make dance a large part of the Statesboro community, for all ages!


Bo Viness

Owner & Director of Operations

Bo Viness graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education and a Master of Science in Kinesiology.
 is a Real Estate Agent with Statesboro Real Estate and is a volunteer wrestling coach in the surrounding areas.
Bo also works with Empire National Dance Competition as an audio/video technician and in the sales and merchandise departments.

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