Blake Bartlett-Dunn


Blake Bartlett-Dunn is a nationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and instructor.  She has been dancing since the age of 5 and began instructing at the age of 12.  Blake's instructional and choreography abilities have catapulted her to the top of the list of America's most desired and sought after instructors.  She has had the opportunity to teach in more than 25 states across the US, as well as internationally.  Blake is the Director of the Southern Belles (the 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2009 Clogging Champions of America and the 2002, 2003, 2008 and 2009 Clogging Champions of America Team of the Year).  In addition to these accomplishments, Blake was given the distinct honor of Director of the Year in 2000 by the Clogging Leaders Organization, and was inducted into the National Clogging Championships Hall of Fame in 2002.  In August of 2003, Blake appeared on the ABC Family television show Dance Fever.  As winners of their episode, they moved on to the Grand Finals where they placed in the top five of contestants from around the country.  In the winter of 2004, Blake performed in Giddy Up, a country variety show at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  In April 2008, Blake traveled with the Southern Belles to Oslo, Norway to appear on an internationally televised benefit for the Norwegian Red Cross.  In the summer of 2008, Blake, along with 3 other Southern Belles was featured on the NBC television series America’s Got Talent, where the girls advanced to the semi-finals.  Blake, along with her sister Heather, also coordinates and contracts dancers from around the country to entertain annually at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri.

In addition to her responsibilities as Southern Belles team director and choreographer, Blake also serves as our Vice-President on our Board of Directors.  Ultimately, Blake remains the “cornerstone of choreography and creativity” for the majority of our other dance classes.  She is highly skilled as a dancer, performer, and instructor in not only clogging, but in Irish and Hip-Hop as well.  Blake is married to Gideon Dunn of Branson, Missouri. Blake and Gideon reside in Missouri, along with her stepson Noah. Blake looks forward to traveling throughout the United States over the next year to perform and instruct at various venues.  She is also excited to spend much of her time right here in Snellville to be hands on in fostering young dancers at City Center Dance.