Presenter Profile

Kayleigh Schadwinkel-Hickman

Guest Artist, POYDS Dance Company / KASH Dance & Choreography

At the age of 28 years old, Kayleigh Schadwinkel is a successful multi-branch dance entrepreneur and award-winning professional traveling choreographer with over 25 years of dance training and 13 years of choreography experience. Kayleigh is the founder and owner of POYDS Dance Company also known as Put On Your Dancing Shoes, and a professional traveling choreography business, Kayleigh Schadwinkel Dance & Choreography also known as KASH Dance & Choreography.

In just five years of establishing her own businesses, Kayleigh has choreographed over 325+ dances and 25+ musicals across the Midwest portion of the US including her choreographed work being featured in the:
– Harlem Globetrotters World Tour Event – Halftime Performance in Lincoln, NE
– A music video in Chicago, IL
– Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Invited Scene Showcase – “Mermaid Outta Of Me” of “Peter & The Starcatcher” performed by Doane University in Des Moines, Iowa

As a young innovative dance entrepreneur at the age of 27 years old, her studio, POYDS Dance Company, was the first studio in the state of Nebraska to have a LIVE virtual dance program established prior to COVID-19 in 2019. During the height of COVID, Kayleigh connected more than 23,000 individuals of all ages and dance backgrounds in 17 states in the US and 44 countries worldwide to put on their dancing shoes in her weekly online community dance classes. During the pandemic, Kayleigh has successfully expanded her business to now currently own our branches of her dance company located in two states of Nebraska and Colorado along with her full-service Online Dance Studio. She is excited to begin franchising her dance company within the new two years!

However, Kayleigh is most proud and humbled to have the opportunity each and every day to put on her dancing shoes with individuals of all ages, dance backgrounds, and skill levels to enjoy the wonderful art of dance. Kayleigh’s enthusiasm for life and dance radiants through her work and she is excited to share some of her secrets to success on how you can maximize your talents and potential to take charge of your life and health to live the life you have always imagined! Kayleigh currently resides in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with her husband, Zach Hickman, and their cat, Kitty Poppins. In her free time, Kayleigh loves to watch Disney movies and historical documentaries with her husband, travel, explore nature and relax on her deck by reading a devotional or business book.

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