Candice Kaminski began competing in dance at the age of 5. Her love of dance and performing continued to grow at a young age and into High School. In High School she was a cheerleader, Go Vikings! and also choreographed for musicals and show choir. She attended Slippery Rock University and earned a BA in dance. Here, her work was chosen to be adjudicated at the American College Dance Festival and selected to perform in the formal concerts 2 years in a row. Junior year, she received the Choreographer of the Year award and Dance Major of the Year her senior year. After college, she taught dance at local dance studios and Dance Alloy, auditioned whenever she could and danced professionally with Latshaw Productions, Caution Crew Productions and Eloquence Performance Company in NY. One audition landed her in Chicago working with The Jump Rhythm Jazz Project as a scholarship student.
While in Chicago, she also worked part time in a photography studio. Soon, she found herself back in school learning how to create things in a much different light, yet still feeling like a choreographer. Upon completion of her photography certificate, she opened her own business, CLiK Studios, in 2009. With her main focus being dance photography, her work has been published in Dance Spirit Magazine along with several other fitness magazines and dance books. After having two beautiful boys, she started teaching again at local dance studios and realized how much she missed moving and dancing.
The business name CLiK Studios was always meant to be both dance and photography. With the incredible support of my husband throughout my entire career, dance mentors, friends and family, its happening. I am grateful to be able to do this in the town I grew up in. My hope is that it will bring life and positive energy into our community one shuffle step at a time at, The Dance CLiK.
Meet our team!
Miss Crista – Acro, Ballet, Special Needs, Tots
Miss Shelby – Ballet, Modern, Jazz
Miranda (Yoga) – Miranda grew up on Kistaco Farm and is passionate about growing healthy fruits and vegetables. She has a degree in Sustainable Agriculture, with a Minor in Dance! Following a fellowship year in community gardening she spent 5 years working with small farmers across Kentucky, helping them with marketing strategies and production challenges for the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. She currently works full-time with her parents and most often you’ll find her selling their homegrown fruits and vegetables at their on-farm market, or planting seeds in their greenhouse and managing high tunnels. In 2015 she participated in a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, and taught a community class for the Apollo-Ridge Education Foundation in 2016 & 2017. She’s excited to share yoga in Apollo!