Tennessee, Kentucky: Kinderdance awards a Bronze level franchise to Jop Hall. Jop will be teaching Kinderdance programs to children in Montgomery County and Stewart County areas in Tennessee and to children in the Fort Campbell and Christian & Trigg County areas in Kentucky. Jop was born in Thailand and now lives in Clarksville; TN. Jop has a diverse background and experience. As a professionally trained actor and singer, she has performed extensively in “Roads”, an Up with People’s musical production – 155 shows in USA, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, and Japan. Jop also worked as an event coordinator; as a realtor; and as a teacher and curriculum developer, teaching at the US Army Special Force language academy and training all language instructors. Jop says “she immediately fell in love with the Kinderdance programs and concept”. With a passion for dance, the arts and teaching, Jop will enjoy enriching the lives of children in Tennessee and Kentucky. Jop is ready to turn her dream, of being a business owner into a rewarding career with Kinderdance.
New Jersey: also awarding a Bronze level franchise to Jessica Johnson. The Hot S.T.E.A.M children’s dance/movement education franchise market continues to see strong growth. Jessica will be teaching Kinderdance programs to children in Monmouth County and Ocean County areas in the state of New Jersey.
Jessica was born and raised on the Jersey Shore. Jessica worked as a Special Education Teacher and as an Early Intervention Therapist. For many years Jessica dreamed of owning a business she truly would enjoy. Kinderdance was the perfect fit for her, offering a flexible schedule so she can easily balance family life, Jessica became a Kinderdance franchisee! Jessica will enjoy enriching the lives of children on the Jersey Shore. Jessica is ready to turn her dream, of being a business owner into a rewarding career with Kinderdance
Hong Kong: awarding a Bronze level franchise to Benis Cheng. Benis will be teaching Kinderdance programs to children in Hong Kong. Benis was born and lives in Hong Kong, where for over 10 years she worked as a private banker at UBS Wealth Management Division and was responsible for relationship management covering the Hong Kong market. In 2016 she co-founded and is a Program Director of BEYOND Bollywood, a platform to connect and inspire passionate Bollywood dancers to give back to the community with their talent and influence and to make Bollywood dance become popular and mainstream in Hong Kong. Benis is a pursuing a Master course in Arts and Cultural Enterprise at HKU Space, in collaboration with Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (CSM), University of the Arts London. Benis hopes to expand her career into art investment by gaining a deep understanding of art and the cultural world. Benis has always been interested in the arts and strongly believes that dance and movement programs develop a child’s cognitive, social, emotional and communication skills. Benis says “after doing my research on different children’s franchise organizations, my desire to be part of a leader in children’s developmental dance and movement led me to Kinderdance®. The solid corporate support, increasing demand for quality dance and movement programs really stood out to me”. With a passion for dance, movement programs and love for working with children, Benis will enjoy enriching the lives of children in Hong Kong!
NE Houston, Texas: awarding a Bronze level franchise to Tracey Parker. Tracey will be teaching Kinderdance programs to children in North East Houston Texas area. Tracey comes to Kinderdance with B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University and M.B.A. in General Business Management. She is also a certified consulting pair in Diversity and Inclusion. Tracey completed coursework in Family and Child Ecology at the college level and bridges foundational experience in ballet, tap, and modern dance from Toni’s School of Dance. Tracey is also a Certified Early Childhood Education/Movement Specialist. Tracey has always been interested in the arts and strongly believes that dance and movement programs develop a child’s cognitive, social, emotional and communication skills. Tracey says “after doing my research on different children’s franchise organizations, my desire to be part of a leader in children’s developmental dance and movement led me to Kinderdance®. I have years of successful experience in the corporate arena within business, training/development, sales/marketing, six-sigma, and project management which enhance my background. However, owning a Kinderdance franchise is where my passion meets my promise to be a catalyst for inspiring childhood esteem, confidence, and development! Inspiration is my gift – I am ecstatic about this opportunity and the children we will reach via dance and movement”. Tracey will enjoy enriching the lives of children in North East Houston!