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About Us

An Idea Is Born

Pirouette (pronounced peer-ro-wet) With Purpose Dance Studio was founded by the owner and director, Darleen Bolton. Her vision for PWP stemmed from her years as both a dancer and instructor and noticing a lack of diversity in the vast and ever-popular dance community. From that lack, Darleen envisioned a dance facility that would celebrate, empower, encourage, and promote diversity in the dance community. And in 2015 Pirouette With Purpose, Inc was born! Now PWP is being brought to life with a dance studio. We are so proud of how far we have come and are looking forward to how far we will go! Call us at 770-681-0593 for more information!

Our Studio

We are serious about dance and creating an environment for dancers to thrive in. In addition to our standard curriculum and roster, we also have an Elite Dance Team that competes and performs locally. The team is audition-only and is for the dancer that is looking for a more commitment-focused and intense weekly dance regimen. Both curriculums are a valuable asset to PWP and our growing roster. Click here to view our gallery and see our dancers in action! Call us at 770-686-7849 today for more information!

Owner/Director/Lead Instructor

Darleen Bolton

Darleen Bolton was born on December 18, 1986 in Atlanta, Ga. She was introduced to dance at the age of 7 when she began training in ballet, tap, and jazz at Norma's Academy of Dance in East Point, Ga. It was there that she was able to develop the necessary basic skills and technique in order to succeed as a dancer. Two years later those skills are what propelled her to become an elite member of the sought after Company Dance Ensemble at Price Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in College Park, Ga. Ms. Bolton would go on to continue her training at PPAC for the next 10 years. During her time at PPAC she was afforded incredible opportunities including performing in the opening ceremony for the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta, Ga. at the young age of 9. She also excelled as a competitive and formal dancer winning numerous titles, awards, and special recognitions including the exclusive honor of being chosen to participate in the Alvin Ailey Summer Dance Intensive in New York City which was at the time under the direction of the illustrious Judith Jamison. Ms. Bolton's hard work and talent soon became apparent and she was given the honor of becoming a student dance instructor at the young age of 17. She soon realized that teaching was not only her passion, but her calling. Over the next 4 years Ms. Bolton would go on to successfully train over 200 girls in dance studios as well as conduct freelance and private instruction in many areas of dance. She received much notoriety due to the grace, precision, discipline, and impeccable talent of her students. Those exact components are what inspired her to establish her own dance studio in 2008. 

For the next 6 years Ms. Bolton would simultaneously direct the studio and continue her freelance instruction for numerous schools, daycares, dance teams, individuals, etc. of various demographics. The combination of her own experience with the lack of diversity in the dance community as well as her observations while working with the students of these different groups made it apparent to Ms. Bolton that some communities weren't being as exposed to the arts due to inaccessibility. She discovered that there was a missing link and she wanted to fill it. Soon after the epiphany of creating an environment where diversity in dance is celebrated and promoted came about and Ms. Bolton put her vision to work. She founded Pirouette With Purpose, Inc. in 2015 with the intent of making dance education, opportunities, and experiences accessible to children who desire such an environment. This is the daily mission of Pirouette With Purpose, Inc. and Ms. Bolton.

Our Team

Tiffa​ny Bolton

Director's Assistant, Ballet, & Hip Hop Instructor

Tiffany was born in Atlanta, GA. wher​e she began her dance journey. Her older sister (Ms. Darleen) was taking dance classes which sparked Tiffany’s interest in dance. She began taking dance classes at Price Performing Arts Center as soon as she turned 3 years old. Tiffany has been dancing, training, competing and teaching dance ever since. Not only has Tiffany traveled all over the United States competing in dance competitions but she has also traveled to New York to take classes at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.Tiffany has trained under a number of instructors and choreographers that are very renowned in the dance world. Some of those choreographers and instructors include Troy Powell - Artistic director of Ailey II. Adam Parson - Artistic director at Millennium Dance Complex. Resident teacher at the prestigious Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, California. Dance instructor at AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) and choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance Australia. Malaya Ho - instructor, choreographer and judge at LADF (LA Dance Force) and Edge Performing Arts Center. Those are just a few of the amazing instructors and choreographers that Tiffany has had the opportunity to train under. Tiffany’s teaching journey began at the age of 14 when she began assisting her sister with her children’s dance classes. At the age of 18 Tiffany began teacher her very own children’s dance classes and 25 years later she is still fulfilling her lifelong dream of being a dance teacher and working with children & teenagers. Helping them to fulfill their dreams of dancing, competing and performing on stage!

April Spearman

Tumbling, Conditioning, & Adult Class Instructor

A native Chicagoan, April Spearman began coaching gymnastics as a teenager, while still competing gymnastics and power tumbling in Chicago,Illinois. She was selected to join the Jessie White Tumbling Team (a very popular performance tumbling team in Chicago), when she was 13 years old. April was chosen out of one thousand applicants as "Site Director" for the Chicago Park District Gymnastics Program, where she was director and head coach for the inner city program which offered a full gymnastic facility. Mrs. Spearman was also a former NBA cheerleader for the Chicago Bulls', "Luv-a-Bulls" where she was showcased as the tumbler on the cheer/dance team during every performance at all of the basketball games that she performed. April competed in "The World Acro Games in 1982 where she placed 15th out of 500 competitors in power tumbling.

In 2002, April began her own dance program "Change In Motion Dance" at the Conley Recreational Center located in College Park, GA. She taught hip hop, jazz, and praise dance until 2005. It was then that she decided to take a break from teaching dance and tumbling to attend Georgia Medical Institute for their medical assistant program in 2005. In 2006 she graduated with honors and was immediately hired at South Atlanta Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist in Fayetteville, Stockbridge and Buckhead offices for the past 14 years. April's range of dance training, teaching and performing experience extend from Chicago,IL,  Las Vegas,NV, Atlanta,GA, and New York City. April has been featured in numerous ballets including Ballethnic's Urban Nutcracker. She was also a competitor in the Southern Pole Dance competition where she placed 2nd. April has been a certified pole dance/chair dance instructor since 2014. She's taught pole dance, chair dance, floor work classes, and also choreographed pole dance and chair dance routines for students to compete for the past six years. Her adult stretch classes/chair dance/floor work classes are empowerment classes, for male and female students to reconnect to their inner beauty and self-love. Mrs. Spearman was also co-choreographer of the Atlanta based musical," Windows To My Soul". She was the dance captain/coach for the Bronner Brothers Hair Industrial Show for Miss Clairol Corporation, in Atlanta,Ga.

April has obtained various awards, trophies, and medals throughout her dance career. She also holds a degree in hair and face design from the prestigious Pivot Point International School of cosmetology in Chicago,Illinois.

Dance is for everybody. I believe that dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.

Alvin Ailey - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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