Instructors and Staff
Cheryl Helms-Bolyn, Owner, Director, Choreographer
Mrs. Cheri has been studying dance since 1963 with many instructors including: Barbara Ferguson of the Royal Ballet of England, Doris McCellan of the Greenville Ballet, and Elise Jenkins of the Florence Ballet. Since 1963, Mrs. Cheri has been studying all of dance and is affiliated with the National Baton Twirling Association. She has taken master classes with the Houston Ballet, Jurgan Schneider of New York City, and Stanley Zompakos of New York City. She has had lead roles in Romeo and Juliet, The Ugly Duckling, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker. Mrs. Cheri has also been a choreographer for the Florence Ballet.
Lori Goins, Choreographer, Teacher
Mrs. Lori has a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of South Carolina as well as a Master's Degree in Early Childhool Education. Mrs. Lori has been studying dance since 1983. Mrs. Lori has studied under Andrea Freed at the Freed School of Performing Arts. She also took two semesters of Broadway and Technique under Cindy Flach at USC. She also studied at Kelly's Fine Arts from 2003-2007. Mrs. Lori has been working with Cheri and Company since 2005 teaching tap, ballet, and jazz.
Lauren Helms Nettles, Teacher
Mrs. Lauren is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University, and she is certified in Pilates, personal training, and nutrition. She currently works with DHEC in Georgetown, SC where she assists with clinics for young children. Mrs. Lauren has been working with Cheri and Company since 1996.
Nicole Kinder, Teacher
Miss Nicole is a Freshman at Johnsonville High School, and is a student at Cheri and Company. She is also on our Championship Competition team. Nicole is an awesome young lady and truly an extrodinary addition to our staff. She is on the Gymnastics Competition Team at Freedom Florence.
Christopher Robbins, Master Classes
Mr. Robbins comes to our studio and teaches master classes to our students. Mr. Robbins is a choreographer and teacher. Mr. Robbins has won numerous awards for his dancing and choreography. Mr. Robbins has danced world wide and judges dance competition all over the U.S.