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THE NEXT BIG THING

Meet The
DIRECTORS

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Hailey & Adison
Hillstead

 

Adison & Hailey Hillstead are a husband and wife dancing duo with combined teaching, competitive and performing experience of over 40 years and are both national champion dancers and the current 2022 National Directors of the Year with America On Stage. They have performed around the world with the Clog America Folk Dance Ensemble based out of Salt Lake City and have toured all over the country as professional entertainers with Powerhouse Percussive Dance out of Southern California. Their most memorable dance moments were dancing for celebrity judges on season 8 of America’s Got Talent together, winning National MVP A Capella Duet together in 2021 and performing for Disney in 2016 and 2022! They both grew up competing at clogging competitions throughout the Western states and now share a deep love of dance, teaching, performing and choreography both for Ground Control and for the local

TFHS show choir, JIVE!

 

Adison currently tours seasonally with Myrtle Beach based all-mens clogging team ALL THAT and was a performer for Disney Cruise Lines for several years leading up to March 2020. Adison is a member of the National Hall of Fame, and recipient of the Ring of Glory as well as the America On Stage Legacy Award. Adison was recently featured on season one episode two of Game of Talents on Fox with ALL THAT!

 

Hailey was a member of Portland, Oregon’s in.GAUGE Dance Company’s hip hop team, she portrayed Marzipan Elf for the Portland Sugarplum Elves for four years, and is currently a guest instructor/choreographer for America On Stage’s 2021-2023 All Around Solo choreography! Her first love is choreography and is often found pouring her heart into projects, routines and shows for her dancers. Hailey is the brains behind all things at Ground Control Studio. She is also a thespian in her free time and has performed with several theaters; her favorite character she’s portrayed was Velma Kelly in Chicago the Musical for Orpheum's Repertoire Theatre.
 

Adison and Hailey have two kiddos who love to move and groove and a tabby cat who thinks she's a dog. They love to spend their free time outdoors, in arcades, traveling or trying epic foods from new places.

Meet The
STAFF

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KALI PAYNE

Kali grew up in Kimberly, Idaho dancing in Twin Falls, Idaho and competing across Idaho, Utah and Arizona. She attended BYU-Idaho where she expanded her dance repertoire to include tap, Irish step dancing, and many world dance styles. She was also a member of the BYU-Idaho Collegiate and Dance Alliance Team. After college, Kali married James Payne and has lived in China, San Jose, California, and now Twin Falls with her husband and two daughters. Kali teaches beginning clogging classes and the clogging teams at Ground Control. She is so excited to be dancing again with Ground Control and has loved being able to teach clogging with the studio that taught her so much

growing up.

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REBECCA BASTOW

Becca started dancing in Utah when she was ten years old. She took to competitive clogging right away, and began teaching clogging at her local studio when she was 15. Becca moved to Idaho in 2008 and continued to dance and teach for Rocky Top Cloggers. In 2011, Becca met her husband Jameson. They finished their associates degrees at Idaho State University where Becca earned her Bachelor's of Music Education. While going to school in Pocatello, she taught and danced for Lachere's Fab 5 Studio. Becca has two kids who now attend Ground Control Studio and love to dance! Becca also teaches voice lessons when she isn't teaching clogging for Ground Control.

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTORS:

 

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Top Ten National Clogging Directors of the Year- Adison and Hailey Hillstead

 

2005, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2018 National Male Freestyle MVP Champion- 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 Idaho State Male Freestyle Champion- Adison Hillstead

 

2009 National A Cappella MVP Champion- 2009 & 2016 Idaho State A Cappella Champion- Hailey Everton-Hillstead

2021 National A Cappella MVP Duet Champions- Adison and Hailey Hillstead

OUR DANCERS:

2021 National MVP A Cappella Champion- Elizabeth Quinton

2021 Idaho State Sr. Male Freestyle Chanpion- Amos Olsen

 

2021 Idaho State Jr. Short Champions- Ruby Olsen & Kourtney Harris

2021 Idaho  State Jr. A Capella Champion- Elizabeth Quinton

2020 National Male MVP Freestyle Champion- Eli Olsen

2020 Idaho State Jr. A Cappella Duet Champions- Elizabeth Quinton & Haylee Hill

2020 Idaho State Jr. A Cappella Champion- Elizabeth Quinton

2020 Idaho State Sr. A Cappella Champion- Logan Quinton

 

2020 Idaho State Sr. Male Freestyle Champion- Eli Olsen

 

2020 Idaho State Jr. Female Freestyle Champion- Elizabeth Quinton

2019 National Male MVP Freestyle Champion- Logan Quinton

2019 National MVP A Cappella Champion- Kiara Arrington

2019 National A Cappella MVP Duet Champions- Eli Olsen & Izabelle Harris

2019 Idaho State Sr. A Cappella & Sr. Male Freestyle Champion- Logan Quinton

2019 Idaho State Jr. A Cappella Champion- Elizabeth Quinton

2019 Idaho State Sr. A Cappella Duet Champions- Logan and Elizabeth Quinton

2018 Idaho State Sr. Male Freestyle Champion- Eli Olsen

2017 National Male Rookie MVP Freestyle Champion- Amos Olsen

2017 Idaho State Sr. A Cappella Duet Champions- Eli Olsen & Kennedy Clasby

2017 Idaho State Sr. A Cappella & Sr. Male Freestyle Champion- Logan Quinton

2017 Idaho State Jr. Female Freestyle- Izabelle Harris

2016 National A Cappella MVP Duet Champions- 2016 Idaho State Jr. A Cappella Duet Champions- 

Eli Olsen & Logan Quinton

2016 Idaho State Jr. Male Freestyle Champion- Eli Olsen

 

2015 National A Cappella MVP Champion- 2015 Idaho State A Cappella Champion-

Logan Quinton

 

2015 National A Cappella MVP Duet Champions- 2015 Idaho State A Cappella Duet Champions-

Abby Bitzenburg and Logan Quinton

2015 Idaho State Jr. Male Freestyle Champion- Eli Olsen

 

 

 

OUR TEAMS:

 

2021 National MVP A Cappella Team- Kryptonix

2021 National MVP A Cappella Production (Reigning Champions)- Kryptonix

2021 National MVP Small Team- GC3

2021 Idaho State A Capella Team- Kryptonix

2021 Idaho State Small Team- GC3

2020 National MVP A Cappella Production- Kryptonix

2020 National Superstar Pro Team- Kryptonix

2020 National Superstar Championship Team- Legacy

2020 National Superstar Advanced Team- Prodigy

2020 Idaho State Traditional Line Team- Kryptonix

2020 Idaho State A Capella Production- Kryptonix

2019 Idaho State Traditional Line Team- Kryptonix

2018 National MVP A Cappella Production- Kryptonix

 

2018 National MVP Small Team Open- GC4

2017 National Showcase Studio- Ground Control Studio (Kryptonix)

2017 National Superstar Advanced Team- Ground Control Prodigy

 

2017 Idaho State Line Team, Open Team & Traditional Line Team- Kryptonix

 

2015 National MVP A Cappella Team- Pride

 

2015 Idaho State A Cappella Team- Pride 

 

2015 National Superstar Championship Team- Thunder

 

2014 National MVP A Cappella Team- Pride

 

2014 Idaho State A Cappella Team- Pride

 

STUDIO ACHIEVEMENTS

DIRECTORS' MISSION STATEMENT

As life-long dancers and performers, we are thrilled to grow our studio and to help raise up our dancers to become successful young adults. WE TAKE OUR JOBS VERY SERIOUSLY and we value the life lessons dance teaches us. Our goal is to coach our dancers on proper dance technique and performance attitude from beginner to professional level and to help them fall in love with the arts. We encourage students to learn how to push themselves and sharpen their performance skills so they may gain the confidence they need to carry on their dance experiences at other institutions they may pursue after Ground Control Studio. 

 

                                                                        -Hailey and Adison Hillstead