• 7/9 - Hip Hop w/ Ken Easterly

    Ken Easterly is a fun, spark of energy born and raised in Knoxville, TN. His passion for dance began at the age of eleven, when his middle school dance teacher saw that spark in him and she placed him center stage.

    Touring across the southeast region, as the sole hip hop act, with his middle school Vine Middle Magnet Performing Arts and Science School Dance Company, he solidified his passion for dance.

    When Ken got to high school he expanded his training in other styles of dance such as tap, jazz, modern, and ballet. After graduating high school Ken went to Alabama State University as a Theater major. Continuing his training, he began to perform and tour with Eclectic Dance Company. Ken then moved to Orlando, FL and began teaching dance at Edge Dance Studios in Lake Mary, FL. Ken also while in Orlando, performed with a contemporary dance company called Capricorn Dance Co. He began dancing with Tio-Wu Crew/Studio One Crew, and as a background dancer for artist Group One Crew.

    Since then he has returned to Knoxville and has continued his work and passion for dance, founding his own hip hop dance program called "On the One." On The One is geared to promote education, healthy lifestyles, and originality through dance. By training children, teens, and adults with a high-energy teaching style, students will learn various core styles of hip hop dance. His program has been offered in several counties in East Tennessee; Knox County, Monroe County, Hamblen County, Hamilton County, Sevier County, Roane County and Washington County. On The One partners with local Organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley, Delta Sigma Theta Alumni Chapter, and Morning Star Development Center.

    Ken also started a hip hop dance crew based out of Knoxville with some close friends named Southern Sole. The crew is geared to unify dancers in the community to train and compete nationally. Ken is most known for his choreography for Chris Blue, winner of The Voice Season 12. He Choreographed 3 sold out shows at the Historic Tennessee Theater, the UT vs LSU Halftime Performance at Neyland Stadium, and his 2018 Summer Tour. Ken has a knowledge and love for dance that shows every time the curtain goes up or class begins.