Josh Snead and Abby Southerland

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Josh Snead is an actor and co-creator for the video series SEC Shorts. If you're not familiar with the name SEC Shorts, it's those videos your dad tried to show you on his phone over Christmas but couldn't remember his Facebook password.  Josh also starred in a very important series of local Honda commercials and is classically trained in watching television and copying what he sees. He is not be taken seriously. 

Abby Southerland was born and raised here in Birmingham.  She is the Head Coach for the UAB Golden Girls and a teacher at Jackie O’Neal School of Dance. Her love for dance started at the age of 3 where she grew up training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop and started dancing competitively at the age of 8, receiving multiple awards and scholarships. She graduated from Spain Park High School in 2008 where she was a 2-time UDA State Champion with the Varsity Dance Team. She then went on to The University of Alabama where she was captain of the nationally ranked Alabama Dance Team. After graduating, Abby couldn’t give up her love for dance. She coached her alma mater, Spain Park, from 2013-2016 before moving to UAB in 2016. She is in her 5th year coaching the Golden Girls and her 8th year teaching at Jackie O’Neal where she directs all of the hip hop competition companies, teaching over 75 kids a week. She also works and choreographs with several high school and collegiate dance teams, including Auburn University, and judges for Universal Dance Association competitions all over the country.  In addition to coaching and teaching, Abby’s full time career is working for the Birmingham Barons, Double A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, and is the Director of Premium Hospitality and Group Sales Manager for them.



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