Kari Carter & Michael Rhett

Instructor: Kari Carter

Kari Carter (Founder, Owner, Artistic Director of Impact Dance of Atlanta) has been dancing for virtually her entire life. With extensive training in virtually all forms of dance, including competition ballroom, Kari leads the fabulous studio Impact Dance Of Atlanta (also known as Impact Dance & Performing Arts Center). In a typical dance season, the team of impressive instructors under Kari's direction, will instruct hundreds and hundreds of children, teens & adults; produce "The Toymaker's Christmas" (written by Kari); produce a major, full-length Broadway style musical; produce a major, full-length classical ballet; produce a Worship Outreach & Recital for the entire school; dance at 15 or more local events & festivals; and host an impressive Summer Intensive & Dance Camp event. Impact is known for excellent training in a Christ-centered environment. A place where dancers & performers are trained to pursue their dreams. A place where they are equipped to face their future. Impact has trained dancers who are able to go directly from this studio to professional careers with professional companies such as Miami City Ballet, Ballet Magnificat!, Charleston Ballet, The Atlanta Hawks, The Atlanta Thrashers, and more. Additionally, many of the Impact alumni receive academic scholarships to major universities including The University Of Alabama, Kennesaw State University. Kari is actively involved in many local business associations, is on the Board of Directors of Kennesaw State University, directs the dance program at North Cobb Christian School, and is actively involved in the dance community. Insuring that the studio continues to offer the community a Christian-based training facility where excellence is the goal, Kari continually searches for opportunities for her teachers & her students to thrive!

Star: Michael Rhett

I am State Senator for Senate District 33 in Cobb County and am the first African American to be elected to the Georgia State Senate from Cobb County. I currently serve on the Senate Retirement Banking and Financial Institutions, Economic Development and Tourism and Veterans Military and Homeland Security Committees. I recently retires as a Master Sergeant in the US Air Force after more than 25 years of service. I have also worked at the Cobb County Adult Education Center, City of Refuge and K-12 Public Schools in Georgia.