Brian and Kiah Keating, Founders
Brian moved from Milwaukee to Nashville in order to pursue his love of dance. Brian competed in several different styles of dance but found his passion to be in American Rhythm. Eventually, Brian came to a crossroads where he had to choose between receiving back surgery to continue dancing or, change his career path. Brian decided to pursue the business side of the career he loved. He eventually purchased the studio where he taught for over a decade. Several hundred students have been trained under Brian and have won over 100 pro-am awards.
Today, Brian focuses on helping his instructors become the best in the country. He has since discovered that what he found most rewarding in this career change, was the ability to help other dancers be the best they can be. Kiah Keating began training in all styles of dance from a very early age. It wasn’t until she graduated from high school and moved to Nashville that she fell in love with the ballroom and rhythm styles. Starting her career at LIve2Dance/NDC gave her access to the most sought after coaches, training, and opportunities anyone could ask for. She quickly rose in the competitive rankings as well as bringing her students to high levels of achievement and earning them, herself, and Live2Dance/NDC Top Awards at some of the most prestigious events in the USA.
Kiah has gone on to complete testing and certification through DVIDA and Terpsichore, obtaining her NDCA judging credentials as well. Kiah enjoys all aspects of the Ballroom Dance World, and spends her time at the club teaching, coaching, training, and choreographing for many of the staff and students. She has produced and choreographed several shows over the last 20 years at Live2Dance/NDC, many alongside her father and world-renowned choreographer and coach, Gary Pierce, to who she owes much of her passion and success. When she’s not at the club, Kiah is focused on spending time with her husband Brian, their daughters Brianna and Willow, and their 4 dogs.
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
Regional Dance Director
Supervisor / Instructor / Adjudicator
Andrew has been dancing since he was 15 years old. He turned professional at the age of 20. He has completed all levels of certification through DVIDA and regularly teaches all levels and styles of dance.
Andrew strives each day to better his students, he enjoys watching people’s success.
Artistic Director / Instructor
Rachel has over 24 years of experience in dancing. She received her BA in Ballet Performance from the University of Cincinnati. From there she headed south and landed at Live2Dance/NDC, where she has been for five years.
Instructor / Activity coordinator
Kraig is a certified instructor in American Smooth and Rhythm, he has been with Live2Dance/NDC since 2013.
Will is a former competitive Olympic style Boxer. He currently competes in the American Rhythm dance style and holds many DVIDA certifications.
Randy has been dancing since he was old enough to walk. He went to school for dance and even had the opportunity to become a So You Think You Can Dance city finalist.