Ms Kristen Harts Assistant Director
Gail HartsPerforming Arts Group Inc Staff
Harts-Executive Director/Artistic Director
has thirty five years of teaching. This native of New Orleans, migrated to New City to pursue her
dance career and after doing professional performances she
passion was teaching.
In 1978 she
moved to Portsmouth, Virginia and opened Gail Harts Dance Company
Over the years she has served on committees and taught dance in the Portsmouth Schools, Newport News City schools, Poquoson and Norfolk City Schools.
Mrs. Harts served as Magnet Dance Director for Churchland High School for five years.
experience includes here 1994 selection as the American host for the Moscow Ballet
directed a Gospel and Liturgical dance for Calvary Christian Schools
and many other churches.
In 2005 she
was the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Alli Award presented at The Contemporary Arts Center
in Virginia Beach.
Many of Mrs. Harts
students have pursued professional careers in the dance and arts field, from performing with Brandy, Usher, Mariah Carey to dancing on Broadway in Fame, Little Shop of Horrors and Smokey Joe's Cafe.
At age 60, Mrs. Harts has returned to school at Old Dominion University, pursuing a degree in Dance Education.