Taylor Jenkins was born and raised in Mt. Juliet, TN. She graduated from Wilson Central High School and went on to Middle Tennessee State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and a minor in Speech and Theatre.
Taylor has been dancing for 19 years and teaching for 12 years. Ms. Taylor is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Tumbling, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, and Pointe. She participated in competitive dance and cheerleading regionally and locally through out high school. While competing, Taylor won many 1st place and overall awards. In 2006, she went to Chicago where she was certified through Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. In Ms. Taylor’s teaching career, she has choreographed numerous award-winning dances as well as received choreography awards. Ms. Taylor loves all types of dance but her favorite is Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop.
Ms. Taylor was recently certified in Zumba and looks forward to starting this new endeavour!
In her free time Taylor enjoys working out, Kickboxing, Zumba, shopping, being with her friends, her Pomeranian Harry Winston, and being with family.
Hip-Hop InstructorJustin Jenkins is in his 4th year with Diamond. He is from Memphis, Tennessee and attended MTSU for college majoring in physical education. He danced with MTSU’s MPAC dance program for 6 years where he found his love for Hip-Hop. In 2009, Justin and his friends auditioned for MTV’s show, Americas Best Dance Crew and made it! Their group “Southern Movement” became famous for their hip-hop routines in their cowboy hats. After the show, Justin came back to Tennessee to teach at various studios and master classes before he made Diamond his teaching home. Mr. Justin has brought Diamond Hip-Hop to the next level, and has lead the team in their hip-hop categories to numerous choreography and first overall awards. He loves Memphis Tigers basketball, Chicago Bulls and of course, the Tennessee Titans. Justin lives in Mt. Juliet with his wife, Mrs. Taylor and their dog Harry Winston. Justin loves children and loves sharing his passion with his dancers!
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