As lead choreographer and owner of Dancers Edge, Cathy-Lee Hambright Ward uses her more
than twenty years of dance experience to teach her students a true love of all things dance.
Cathy-Lee was a TopCat cheerleader for the Carolina Panthers for five years, where she was the winner of the 2003 Captains Choice Award and was a team Captain for three years. She choreographed routines for many professional performance organizations, including the Carolina Panthers, and her dance background includes high school All County Dance Team for four years, ballet training at Wake Forest University and four years of overseeing and instructing the Praise & Worship dance arts program at her church.
She has trained under renowned dancers and choreographers such as Darrin Henson, Dena Rizzo, Geo Hubula, and Charissa Seamen and has performed as a backup dancer for MC Hammer. Cathy-Lee has judged numerous national dance competitions, including NexStar and Applause Talent, and has worked professionally with Charlotte Shout, Marilyn's Talent, Coca-Cola, and many others. Her choreography has won state, regional, and national recognition and awards. In addition to her dance background, Cathy-Lee also has extensive modeling and pageant experience.
Cathy-Lee believes in the true spirit of giving back to the community, and is involved in several charitable causes and organizations including the Make A Wish Foundation and the American Cancer Society.