Staff

Toes of Grace began with a vision to offer dance classes that would glorify the Lord and emphasize excellent dance education.

Natalie Sims-Director and Founder

Natalie Sims is the owner of Toes of Grace Dance Studio. She grew up dancing competitively which led her to more serious studies. She graduated with a BA in Dance from Western Kentucky University with a minor in Performing Arts Administration. While at WKU, she studied ballet, jazz, modern, and tap. She was a member of the WKU Dance company which traveled abroad to Italy to dance, and also was rewarded the Doris L. Owens dance scholarship. She spent some time in D.C. for a dance internship and performed with Next Reflex Dance Collective but decided that TN was her home. In 2011, Toes of Grace began as she felt like God was calling her to start her own ministry through dance.  Furthering her education after college, she is also certified in Progressing Ballet Technique, Acrobatics Arts, CPR, and Youth Protection Advocates in Dance. She loves helping dancers find their confidence on and off the dance floor.

Miss Emma

Emma Williams began her dance career in preschool, and grew to dancing competitively and being a part of the student assistant program, where she gained the building blocks for a career as a dance educator. She is proud to have studied under many teachers in the Nashville area, and received her certificate in Commercial Entertainment from Columbia state in 2017. Two weeks after finishing her certificate, she moved to Paris France, where she worked for Disneyland Paris as a Parade dancer and character performer for two years. After moving back to Nashville to dance professionally, she discovered that her true passion is in teaching. Beyond her college and professional experience, Emma continued her education and became an Acrobatic arts certified instructor, and is certified to teach all levels of the curriculum. She is also certified with Progressing Ballet Technique, Progressing Contemporary Technique, and Youth Protection Advocacy in Dance. While she loves helping students achieve their potential and take the steps to start a career in the arts, her goal is to make dance a safe, positive environment for all of her students where they can grow, unlock creativity, and develop a life-long love for movement.

Miss Peyton

My name is Peyton, I was born in Nashville, Tennessee and was raised on a farm in West Tennessee. I have been dancing since I was three years old in all styles from jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, and jazz-funk. I have been privileged enough to train with multiple facilities from pursuing my Dance Degree at UALR to Joffrey Ballet, Vanderbilt, and Millennium Dance Complex to name a few. I lived in Kansas for a few years and I was a part of the Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders 2018 Training Team. I was also on another professional team during my time there called the Kansas City Twisters and the Head Coach of The GEHS Blazerettes Dance Team. Back home in Nashville I danced for the Nashville Sounds Baseball Team, The Bxndts, and a few local artist on top of being a Tennessee Titans Cheerleader finalist for three years. Besides dance one of my biggest passions is teaching. I’ve been teaching since I was 15 years old. I am so excited for this year at the studio and to teach these kids not just about dance, but about life in the dance world and in the real world.

Miss Breanna

Coming soon!

Mrs. Louise

Louise Hudson is joining Toes of Grace as Office Administrator. She has three daughters who took dance from early childhood and one who continued professionally. She worked in a dance studio for 4 years prior to moving to Tennessee.