Ken Easterly is a fun, spark of energy born and raised in Knoxville, TN. His passion for dance began at the age of eleven, when his middle school dance teacher saw that spark in him and placed him center stage. Touring across the southeast region as the sole hip hop act with his middle school Vine Middle Magnet Performing Arts and Science School Dance Company, he solidified his passion for dance. When Ken got to high school, he expanded his training in other styles of dance including tap, jazz, modern, and ballet. After graduating high school, Ken went to Alabama State University as a Theater major. Continuing his training, he began to perform and tour with Eclectic Dance Company. Ken then moved to Orlando, FL and began teaching dance at Edge Dance Studios in Lake Mary, FL and performing with a contemporary dance company called Capricorn Dance Co. He began dancing with Tio-Wu Crew/Studio One Crew, and as a background dancer for artist Group One Crew. Since then, he has returned to Knoxville and continued his work and passion for dance, founding his own hip hop dance program called “On the One”. On the One is geared to promote education, healthy lifestyles, and originality through dance. By training children, teens, and adults with a high-energy teaching style, students learn various core styles of hip hop dance. His program is offered at Street Beats Studio, Eclectic Vibe Centre, and Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley. Ken also started a hip hop dance crew based out of Knoxville with some close friends named Southern Sole. The crew is geared to unify dancers in the community to train and compete nationally. Ken has a knowledge and love for dance that shows every time the curtain goes up or class begins.