CAST & Crowns Performing Arts Center
CAST: Creative Artists Still Training 

 CAST & Crowns Performing Arts Center

Meet Our Amazing and Talented Staff.



CAST  & Crowns Staff

Christy Corley Sanders

Christy, is the Co-owner and Artistic Director at CAST & Crowns Performing Arts Center. She has long been involved in the arts. Even as little girl she knew she wanted to be on stage. Her nick name was,"Twinkle Toes." Mrs. Christy, loves her students dearly and seeing the joy in their faces when they accomplish something thrills her soul. However, she truly strives to be a teacher and a mentor and not their buddy. As a mother and a teacher even with her youngest daughter Chalan,at CAST she is a student like everyone else. Christy,has trained under many teachers in dance. The late Rosemary Norris was her home studio teacher. She studied under Ballet Mistress Albertine Maxwell in Nashville,TN. and Ballet Master David Howard. As she began aspiring more as a teenager at 17 her mother took her to NYC Broadway Dance Center to study classes there. Each year after that she went once a year to take classes and attend dance conventions. She has studied under Marcus Alford,Gus Giordano and Nan Giordano,Frank Hatchett,Shelia Barker and Densil Adams. Through Teacher workshops she has had classes usnder SYTYCD judges/choreographers/dancers:Denise Wall,Mia Michaels,Ade Obayomi,Melissa Sandoval to name a few. One her greatest thrills was when she was in NYC a few years ago and was able to take class with the late great Luigi. Christy, has students that have received scholarships to Broadway Dance Center,Steps In NYC,Glamour Costumes Catalogue,Universal Dance Spirit Catalogue,Collegiate Scholarships in dance,danceteams,actind and singing. Her alumni can be seen in Disney Movies,Cruise Lines with Disney and Royal Carribean,Country Music Videos,TV Shows, Theme Parks,and Studio owners right here in Clarksville. She also,has a very strong back ground in pageants. She began competing when she was 11years old. She was the 1985 Miss TN Coed and on to Hawaii to make the Top 11.She also, worked with The Miss America Organization for 10 years in their trade shows as a model and a singer. She attended Austin Peay State Un. on a Performing Arts Scholarship. She Attened school in Erie,Penn. and Western Ky. She graduated from Louisina Christian College with her BA. She was a Dance-Theatre Major adn Vocal Performance Minor. She herself has been in Oklahoma,Annie,The King and I,Guys and Dolls,Carousel,The Music Man to name a few. She worked at Opryland Theme Park and was was the lead dancer and one of the actors in George Mabry's Clarksville Moving On.She Later received her MA. Christy, is accredited and certified by both Dance Masters of America and Dance Educators of America.She has has many National,Regional,State and Local Queens. She is the TN/KY Worlds Miss Tourism State Director and The National Assistant Director. She is very involved in The Community Church of Clarksville as the children's youth director and a choir member. She loves to shop,watch old MGM Musicals,spend time with her family and little dog Sassy. She loves going to the beach to truly relax. Her favorite past time is getting to sleep. The most important thing in her life is her Faith in God.


Barbara P Corley

Mrs Corley, is a retired English,Theatre and Speech teacher from Clarksville High School. In Fact,when she retired she was the one that recommended for Barbara Wesner to be the New Theatre Teacher at CHS. Barbara,was married to the late Rev. Dr William H Corley for 50 years. She is the very proud mother of her 4 children Dee Dee,Rob,Chip and Christy. And the proud grandmother( aka Nonnie) to her 7 grandchildren. She was inducted to the Tennessee Theatre Teachers Hall of Fame and was also a Career Ladder Teacher under Lamar Alexander. Mrs. Corley, is loved dearly by her students past and present. She loves facebook to be able to keep up with those that have moved away. She is very involved in her Church,Community Church located at Jack Miller Boulevard. She is a choir member and one of the women directors. Her favorite candy bar is a Payday. She has a very furry companion Lasa dog at home named Misty. Barbara, loves to travel,be with her family and especially her Chalan.She is an amazing woman and example to others.


Leiah Thompson

Leiah Thompson is our CAST & Crowns Front Desk Manager.She came to CAST upon looking for a modeling program for her lovely daughter LilyAnn. We are very happy to have her with us. She is a wonderful cook, she enjoys reading,being with her family and her many household pets. Leiah, is a bowling league every Wednesday night and has been for several years.She like Mrs.Christy loves the color of hot pink and Mrs Leiah will tell you she loves sweets. In her spare time she likes to shop and travel. But there is no place like home. Each Summer,she is the brain behind a lot of our musical sets.Leiah, is a strong christian and she enjoys sharing her faith.Her favorite food is Mexican. Finally, she is the very proud mama of Matthew,Tommy,Nathan and LilyAnn. Barry Thompson, is her husband,best friend and high school sweetheart.


Bailey McMahan

Bailey is a graduate of Memphis State Un. She was a Captain and danced four years on The Memphis Tiger's Varsity Dance Team. Her team went to UDA College Nationals every year in Orlando Florida and they were National Champions all four years.She is trained in all forms of dance and was one of Mrs Christy's babies from age 2 until she graduated from Highschool. Her energy and contagious smile will draw you in. She is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the inside. She is a very gifted choreographer and dancer. She was aTitans NFL Cheerleader and is palnning to try for other teams. She won numerous awards growing up as a competitive dancer. Scholarships,titles and overalls on the competitive circuit. She has a strong faith in God and is very close to her family. Her best friend is her younger sister Madison. She received her degree in Speech Pathology and works in Nashville.

Megan Wlliams

Megan Williams, has now been with CAST & Crowns going on two years. We are very glad to have her at CAST. She is a gradute of UT Martin with a degee in dance and her teaching certification. She has her minor in art and theatre. Megan's favorite styles of dance are ballet,modern and tap. But she can teach all styles. Mrs. Megan, just celebrated her one year anniversary with her husband Casey Williams. He is another artistic person with his degree in theatre and set designs. Megan has to doggies that she loves very much. When she is not substitute teaching for CMCSS or at the studio.You can find her walking her sweet dogs at the Marina in town. She has a very big heart for The Lord and wants to share her joy with others. A Highlight for Megan, was December 2016 when she danced the role of Mother Ginger in The Jackson Ballet's Nutcracker. She is thrilled to be involved with CAST Show Troupe and seeing how the students are growing. She also, has begun judging pageants because Mrs Christy got her invloved in pageants .Mrs. Megan,has a passion for painting rocks for people to find too. Small acts of kindness bring smiles to others. Her favorite thing is Disney.

From Jackson TN

Brooke Hill

Ms. Brooke is an Alumni of Mrs Christy. She grew up dancing-acting and singing. Brooke attended APSU for the Performing Arts. She did both high school and collegiate danceteams,choral departments and theatre. She is a member of The Hilldale Baptist Church where she is involved with children and singing. Brooke, also helps Mrs Christy in pageant coaching as she grew competing herself and Won many titles. She was the overall talent winner at The AMTC Modeling & Talent convention and met and worked with agents. She is the very proud mama of Kade and Henry.Kade, is already acting at CAST and is very talented. Ms. Brooke teaches Elem Drama and Voice. She loves her job and her enthusiasm is contagious! The kids love her classes.

Stormi Wagley

Stormi,is the proud mama of her adorable little girl Kensi. Stormi,has been loved from the first day she came to CAST. She attended college on a collegiate danceteam scholarship and upon moving to Clarksville via being a Military wife she quickly found dance opportunities. Stormi,auditioned for the Titans and was a three year Veteran and a captain. While on the Titans Squad,Stormi joined five other team mmembers on a USO Tour to Kuwait. Stormi,visited Camp Arifjan,Camp Virginia,Camp Bluering,Camp Morrell,Ali Al Salem Air Base(The Rock) and Camp Patriot. Upon touring she was perfoming in a variety show that had dancing,singing and interactive skits.She teaches conditioning,technique,hip hop and pom pom. When we attend competitions Stormi,is always  there to do makeup and hair.She loves her doggies and eating good meals. She is a strong strong athlete in running and triathalons. Stormi,has a smile that warms your heart and she has a strong faith in God. Stormi,is a strong activists for those that have lost a loved one in the military. She has been before Congress to speak on their rites. She is also, an international Real Estate Agent.

  Malika Pitt,

Malika, is our hip hop teacher and she is a blast. Her style is true street hip hop. She grew up dancing in Clarksville. Malika, was a cheerleader and danceteam member in high school.She attended Western Ky for school for two years in dance. She then later decided to beome a Hair Stylist and a makeup artist. She is constantly helping with photo shoots and pageants for young girls and teenagers. Her smile will light up your day and the kids enjoy her classes so much. She continues to take workshops and master classes. Malika, travels to competitions and events with us to do hair and makeup. Plus, she is always ready to warm a dancer p or encourage them.