Welcome to

THE NEXT BIG THING

Meet The

DIRECTORS

Hailey 

&

Adison Hillstead

 

Hailey and Adison Hillstead are the directors and owners of Ground Control Studio of Twin Falls, Idaho. Hailey Hillstead (Everton) is a Twin Falls native who grew up performing, competing, and instructing dance and musical theatre in Twin Falls, Idaho, SLC, Utah and Portland, Oregon performing with RTC, Clog America, Powerhouse Percussive Dance, Theatre Dinosaurus, Mask and Mirror Theatre, iN GAUGE Dance Company, Magic Valley Repertoire Theatre and CSI Theatre Department. Hailey is known for her exciting choreography and stage direction.

 

Adison Hillstead is a Wyoming native who grew up competing, coaching and dancing in Evanston, Wyoming and SLC, Utah performing with Dance Attack, Clog America, Powerhouse, Mask and Mirror Theatre, Magic Valley Repertoire Theatre and ALL THAT clogging group based out of Myrtle Beach. Adison is also a dance performer with Disney Cruise Lines and was recently on season one of Game of Talents on Fox!

 

Together they have a combined background of clogging, power tap, hip hop, American folk dance, cheer, musical theatre and ballroom. The two of them have performed all over the world and the United States together over 8 years touring and competing and are the current lead show choir choreographers for TFHS JIVE. Hailey and Adison share a deep love for clogging and dance and enjoy teaming up to create powerful, competitive classes and teams for Ground Control Studio! Both Adison and Hailey are dancers on the National All-American Clogging Team and seven time directors of the year with numerous National awards both with their studio and individually. The Hillsteads continue to compete, travel and perform with their elite pro teams, Kryptonix, GC3 and Eklipse.

Besides the love they have for teaching dance and bonding with their Ground Control dance family, Adison and Hailey enjoy the great outdoors with their own little family. They have a sweet, energetic 10 year old who loves to sing and ballet. Two fur babies also occupy their home- a very tender-loving brindle pit and a boisterous tabby cat, all of whom are very used to the chaotic life of a traveling dance family!

Meet The

STAFF

KALI PAYNE

Kali grew up in Kimberly, Idaho dancing and competing in Twin Falls, Idaho. 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 the beginner and advanced adult clogging classes and the clogging teams at Ground Control. Kali 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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