Through your tax-deductible contribution to Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre, you enable the theatre, a 501(c)(3) organization, to continue its mission – to encourage and foster the development of confidence, poise, discipline, and positive self expression in its students through the proper and traditional instruction of the art of dance. Your donations make our work possible, and we are grateful for your continued support.
Kayce Grogan-Wallace is a native of Marietta, Georgia where she got her start singing on the back porch of her Grandmother’s house. Her parents encouraged her talent by having her become active in her church choir at the Historic Zion Baptist Church. At age 13, Grogan-Wallace was signed to Columbia Records and her album, What Girls Are Made Of, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. She decided to attend college and earned a degree from Kennesaw State University focusing on Theatre & Performance Studies and minoring in Dance. She is currently serving the community she grew up as a Theatre Teacher for the Marietta City Schools where she earned the title of Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014. She has also continued to work in the industry she loves performing in numerous plays such as Hairspray (Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Motormouth Maybelle/Suzi Bass Award Nominee, Best Actress), RENT (Lyric/Suzi Nominee, Best Musical), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Lyric/Suzi Winner, Best Musical Ensemble), Gifts of the Magi (Theatrical Outfit, City Her), and Dreamgirls (Lyric, Effie White). She is currently the vocal producer, and has written songs for, the OWN Television show Greenleaf where she has won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album Traditional or Contemporary, a Stellar Gospel Music Award for Special Event CD of the Year, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for the song Better Days featuring Le’Andria Johnson, and Grammy-recommended for a song she wrote and sang on the Greenleaf Volume 2 soundtrack entitled The Judgement. Grogan-Wallace was most recently the recipient of the Suzi Bass Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal as Sofia in the Actor’s Express Production of The Color Purple.
Growing up in a big family, Brandon Hancock knows something about competition. And he’s here to win it. Brandon grew up in Jonesboro but has lived in Marietta for 15 years. Brandon is in the hospitality industry and has managed multiple restaurants in the Atlanta area and is currently the Director of Operations for Little Italia, which is Antico Pizza and Gio’s Chicken. But restaurant management is second to his role as dad to Addi. Addison Ruth Hancock is a fifth grader at Westside Elementary in Marietta and is the center of his world. Brandon volunteers at Westside as room dad, doughnut supplier and cheerleader. In his free time, Brandon enjoys antiquing at Scott’s once a month with his mom, where he is on a mission to curate unique pieces for his town home located near the Historic Marietta Square. Brandon is an avid supporter of Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre, where his daughter is in ATI level of the company. Brandon has been a cast member of The Nutcracker for the last two years. His love for Addi and her passion for dance brings him to the stage to participate in Marietta’s Dancing with the Stars.