Callie Cantrell Director Competition/workshop orgainzer
Callie Cantrell began clogging over fifteen years ago. She started her love of clogging alongside her three other siblings and mother. Since then she has grown to love clogging to a whole other level. Callie has been a part of four different clogging teams two of which she competed alongside. During her time competing in the clogging world Callie won several national award-winning team and soloist titles in CCA, NCHC, ACHF, and Candance clogging organizations. She was also part of the TLC television series Down South Dance in 2012. During her time competing she continued to direct Spitfire as an expedition team. Once Callie entered college at Truett McConnell. She handed over Spitfire to her younger sister, Savannah, to direct. Callie transferred to University of North Georgia and graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in Appalachian studies. She was eager to put her clogging shoes on again and joined her sister, Savannah, directing Spitfire in 2017. Callie is a recent graduate from the University of Georgia masters degree program with a degree in the Art of Teaching. She is now a 2nd grade teacher in the Lumpkin County school system. Her heart for teaching spills over into the clogging studio each week teaching the dance form of clogging to her second family, Spitfire. The two sisters have been co-directing Spitfire that has transformed and grown to an amazing clogging team that they are today.
Savannah Cantrell Director Book keeping/media/festival orgainzation
Savannah’s love of clogging began over fifteen years ago with her two brothers, sister, and mother. Ever since then Savannah has held clogging close to her heart. Throughout Savannah’s clogging journey she has been a part of four different teams two of which she competed alongside. In 2014 Savannah was introduced to the world of competition clogging. Her competitive spirit was eager to compete and worked alongside her siblings to compete for the 1st time at an ACHF clogging competition. Since then she competed and won numerous team titles within the ACHF, CCA, Cadence, and NCHF Clogging organizations. Savannah’s sister, Callie, passed down Spitfire once she entered college. Savannah worked with a small group of girls that performed locally. In 2017 her sister, Callie, laced her clogging shoes on again and began co-directing with Savannah. In 2014 Savannah balanced college classes at Truett McConnell College and high school classes. In 2017 Savannah graduated high school and moved to Piedmont College. She is now completing her bachelor’s degree in Art Education in December 2020, then continuing her education at Piedmont with an MA in Art Education beginning Spring 2021. Savannah travels home almost every weekend to spend her Sundays at church and with her clogging family, Spitfire. She enjoys sharing her love of clogging through each of her students within the Spitfire studio.
Amelia Langston Assistant director of Spitfire's Tiny Flare Summer Camp, Competition, Festivals
Amelia Langston is currently a senior at Lumpkin County Highschool. Amelia began dancing with Spitfire in 2012 and has grown to love the clogging world through shows and competitions. She has developed into a fantastic leader on and off the dance floor to young and older dancers on the team. Amelia competed in her first clogging competition June 2018 with Spitfire Junior and Elementary teams. Since then, she has traveled with Spitfire to countless shows and competitions demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship and leadership. In March of 2019, she competed with Spitfire's Adult Team at Smokey Mountain Encore placing platinum for the first time competing. Her love of clogging has positioned her as special guest assistant director for 2019 Spitfire Tiny Flare Summer Camp. Callie and Savannah greatly appreciate the leadership and help Amelia continues to give throughout summer camp, competitions and festivals. Spitfire cannot wait to see what the future holds for this outstanding girl.