Statesboro Elite Faculty
Owner, Executive Director & Instructor
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 8 years experience as a cheerleader, and over 20 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 has also worked with Inspire National Dance Competition for the last 7 years 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 three years. She, and her partner, Adam Tsang, won 2018's 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!
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.
He is currently teaching at Statesboro High School and is the head coach for the wrestling team. He is also a Real Estate Agent with Statesboro Real Estate.
Bo also works with Inspire National Dance Competition as an audio/video technician and in the sales and merchandise departments.
Brandilyn Stroup has over 20 years of extensive training in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and modern. In addition to instruction under various professionally trained teachers, she attended summer dance intensives throughout high school. Brandilyn has performed lead roles in “The Nutcracker,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Peter and the Wolf,” and “Alice in Wonderland.” As a competitive dancer, Brandilyn received numerous awards and was a member of Georgia Southern University’s dance team. She has staged and choreographed various ballet suites. Her choreography has won several awards, including top overalls, best choreography, and judges choice awards at regional and national dance competitions. She also judges for dance competitions across the southeastern United States. Brandilyn is a licensed, certified teacher of Progressing Ballet Technique and is also a certified Barre Fitness instructor with American Barre Technique. Brandilyn’s goal is to instill a passion and love for dancing in each of her students.
Mini's & Petites
Rachael is from Rome, Georgia. She has been dancing for 18 years. Most of her dance training was focused on ballet and pointe, but she also has training in tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, and hip-hop. Rachael was a member of Rome Civic Ballet, where she performed in the annual Nutcracker performance.
Rachael assists with the Mini Elites, Petite Elites & Petite Performance Team classes. She also leads the special needs dance class, "Dancing Without Limits".