Dimensions Studio
of Arts & Athletics

Miss Danielle~

Danielle Buice Plimpton, currently directs the Bailey Mountain Cloggers and the Mars Hill College Dance Team both of Mars Hill College while teaching at Dimensions Studio.  Her background in dance includes: ballet/pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, irish, and clogging.  She has taught for over 14 years, performed since the age of 5 and has been competiting since the age of 7.  She has won various awards including National Champion Duet in 2003, SC State Solo Clogging Champion 2005, and SC State Duo First Place Champion, 2006 just to name a few.   Danielle has led the 21 Time National Champion Bailey Mountain Cloggers to many of their titles.  Danielle has toured professionally to Omagh and Dublin Ireland, San Jose Costa Rica, Palma Mallorca Spain, and Quebec Canada and has appreared in “Uncle Earl’s” country music video, Streak O Lean Streak O Fat, that aired on CMT.  She has been assistant choreographer and a teacher at La Dance Dance Studio in Pickens SC in ballet/pointe, jazz, hip hop, clogging and irish.  Danielle graduated from Mars Hill College in 2006 with a B.S. in Fashion/Interior Merchandising & a Minor in Business.   She is very passionate about dance, all dance, not just clogging.  Even though she went to school for clogging, she believes that with good ballet training (she began at age 7), you can do better with any other form of dance. While at MHC, she also studied funk jazz, hip hop, and Bob Fosse Jazz along with her intensive clogging studies.  She has attended workshops with various instructors such as:  Blue Print Cru (ABDC), Loren Micheals, Zoey Cruz (Cruz Productions, and First Select), Alex Lord, and several others.   Danielle is an excellent teacher and choreographer.  Dimensions is fortunate and happy to have Danielle share her passion and love of dance. 

Miss Rachel~

Rachel Fuqua began dancing when she was nine years old.  She has trained in clogging, tap, jazz, irish, and hip hop.  Her first nine years dancing were at Starmakers Dance Company in Inman South Carolina.  For five years, she was on the top five team at Starmakers, which is the top five dancers in the studio.  She was also captain of many of the teams she was on.  While competing with Starmakers, she received multiple state and national titles.  Rachel was also chosen to be a part of a national team that performed an opening number at the national Encore dance competition.   Last fall, Rachel joined the Bailey Mountain Cloggers and attends Mars Hill University. She has competed with BMC for two years and plans to continue clogging with BMC for her college career.  In 2015, Rachel went on a trip to France

Benjamin Nisbeth~

Ben is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and a Certified Instructor by the American Taekwondo Fountation .  For more info on Ben, please see the Taekwondo Page.

with the Bailey Mountain Cloggers and had opportunity to perform in three different festivals around the western and southern parts of France.  Dimensons is very excited to have Rachel has apart of our team.


Owner/Director: Angel W. Hilemon~

Miss Angel has been dancing, teaching or performing for over 35 years. She attended several dance schools growing up, such as Fletcher's and Ann Dunn's in Asheville, but the majority of her younger dancing years were spent with Theresa Phillips at Backstage Studio in Mars Hill. Angel earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Minor in Dance from East Carolina University in Greenville NC. She is certified to teach by Dance Masters of America and has previously been a certified Zumba Instructor.  Angel also continues to train and work with studios and dance instructors from this area as well as attending workshops and conferences, locally and nationally.  Angel's dance certifications are in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatics.  Throughout her dancing career, she has been a member of add dance, a modern dance company formerly 

Miss Bethany~

Bethany Moody currently dances at Dimensions, where she began her dance training more than ten years ago, at the age of six. She danced competitively with the Dimensions All Star Dance Team from 2007-2013. Bethany has performed with Mars Hill College's Bailey Mountain Cloggers in their Spring Concerts: Under The Big Top and Wicked Dancer of Oz. She has dancing experience in ballet/pointe, tap, jazz, clogging, modern, acrobatics, and hip-hop. She was a dancer under the instruction of Joe Barron, former hip-hop teacher at Dimensions Studio, for four years. Bethany has also danced with the Bailey Mountain Hip-Hop Team and performed with them at the 2014 Lion's Growl at Mars Hill University. She is so happy to be on the teaching staff at Dimensions! Bethany has a love for children and is very eager to share her passion for dance!

has participated in regional and national competitions and participated in festivals like Shindig on the Green in Asheville, Bluegrass on the Plains in Alabama, and a variety of other school and community shows.  Hailey plans on attending graduate school for Social Work after completing her two years at MHU and hopes to continue dancing throughout her life.  She is excited to be teaching at Dimensions. 


Instructors


Tina~

Tina Murphy is an Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Certified Aerobic Instructor, has been a Certified Zumba Instructor and member of the Zumba Zin Network, and a NETA (National Exercise and Trainers Association) Certified Personal Trainer. She has been in the fitness business since 1979 and with Dimensions since 1998. Her career began at the age of 19 starting out as one of Florida’s first Jazzercise Instructors. Within five years, she had moved on and was privileged to be a part of one of the first groups to be certified by AFAA in 1984 in Miami Florida. Among other accomplishments, she holds the 1987 title of Miss Orlando and was the overall winner of the 1987 Citrus Cup Open, both Central Florida bodybuilding competitions. Tina offers classes for students of all fitness levels and a variety of types of 

classes. You are sure to find a class suited for your needs. If not, she also offers personalized sessions either on going, or a one timer, to sharpen up your form.

Miss Hailey~

Hailey Davis is a former student of 14 years at Dimensions Studio and is excited to be a part of the Dimensions staff for the 2015-2016 year. Hailey was a part of the Dimensions Studio All Star Team and has assisted Miss Danielle and Miss Angel in Clogging and Jazz classes.   Hailey has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, clogging and Irish. Most recenty, Hailey entered two student chorographed pieces and won 1st Overall in her category and age division.  Hailey is a recent graduate of Madison Early College High School where she received both her high school diploma and a transferable Associate in Arts degree.   She is now a junior at Mars Hill University with a major in Social Work.  She is a part of the 21 time national champion Bailey Mountain Cloggers at MHU.  Through the Bailey Mountain Cloggers Hailey

Miss Emily~

Emily Bassinger began dancing at the age of four at Louisburg School of Dance in Louisburg, North Carolina. She began with ballet and tap and progressed to jazz, lyrical, clogging and pointe. While at Louisburg, she performed at local festivals, competitions, and while in high school, performed at the North Carolina State Fair in the Clogging Competition. Emily graduated from high school in 2008 and continued her education at Mars Hill College where she received a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Spanish. While at Mars Hill she was a member of the 21 time National Champion Team, The Bailey Mountain Cloggers. Emily held the position of Craft Chair her senior year. While on BMC she participated in many competitions, community events/festivals and traveled overseas to Germany. Emily works as the office coordinatior for Haw Flether Elementary School in Asheville.  She is excited to be part of the Dimensions Studio family.  

She has led many of them to the highest honors of competition, while always touching every dancer with her dedication and passion for the performing arts. Miss Anna is excited to once again be "home" at Dimensions Studio and continue to share her passion for the beautiful art of ballet. 

in Asheville and has danced with H.I.M., Healing in Motion, a Ecumenical dance group from Asheville. Angel loves children and has three beautiful boys of her own. Angel is very grateful for her gift of dance and the opportunity to share it with others, especially when she can use her dance as a means of worship and to glorify God.  Angel gives full credit of Dimensions' success to Him!  It is her greatest desire that others be blessed by what Dimensions has to offer.

Ruth Van Sickle~

Ruth has been a student of Yoga for many years.  She received her certification in 2007 from the Asheville Yoga Center.  She has completed her 200 hour and 500 hour teacher training, being certified in Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Kids, Restorative and Pre-Natal Yoga.  She currently teaches in Weaverville, Haywood County and at the Mars Hill Library.  She taught previously Johnson City, TN.  Ruth has worked with all ages including the very young to the very young at heart.  She is excited to bring the benefits of balance, relaxation, and strength offered from Yoga to Dimensions Studio.  

Miss Lauren~


Lauren Froman, a native of Mars Hill, has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She danced with Dimensions Studio for 13 years.  While at Dimensions, she was a member of the All Star competition team. Growing up at Dimensions, Lauren knows how the studio operates.  At a young age, she fell in love with Hip Hop and is now thrilled to be giving back to her community.  Lauren has a Criminal Justice degree from the University of Florida. While in college, Lauren danced on the Extreme Dance team for the University of Florida for 2 years. She also was an instructor in Gainesville, FL, teaching hip-hop and lyrical/contemporary to children ages 5-13.  We are excited to have Lauren back as a part of the Dimensions Studio family once again.


Miss Anna~ 

Anna Jones began dancing at the age of seven. She was honored to receive her promotion to pointe shoes at the young age of nine. The beauty of ballet is what led Anna to her love of the performing arts.  She continued to study ballet, tap and jazz and found she loved sharing her passion of dance as an instructor.  She went on to manage her childhood studio then open her own studio, Dancology formerly in Burnsville NC. In 1997, Miss Anna and Miss Angel co-founded Dimensions Studio. In 2005, she left Dimensions to travel and home-school her special needs children. Anna is actively involved with Madison County Special Olympics, serving as HOD.  Anna has competed and won numerous awards, choreographing for and teaching many talented dancers throughout her 20 plus year teaching career.