#10: Heath Ledford & Nikya Murphy


Heath Ledford

Heath has played the piano since he was six years old which probably ignited his love of dance.

He currently manages Brothers at Willow Ranch in Young Harris and managed another popular local restaurant for 9 years in Towns County.

Heath enjoys being involved with local fundraisers and being able to give back to the community.

He was taught to dance by Dana Merritt at Fieldstone resort, in both Swing and Cha Cha. They practiced most weekends while others danced around them in the Firelight Lounge.


Nikya Murphy

Nikya Murphy was born and raised in Blairsville Ga and is a 2002 graduate of Union County High School. She is the mom of a wonderful 5 year old little boy that is her everything.  She works for a private correctional company, Correctional Resource Group, based out of McDonough, Ga. The company works in local jails all over GA managing kitchens and providing meals. She is currently supporting the Towns County jail.   She is also a hair stylist in her spare time.


Nikya enjoys spending time with her son and going on adventures with him. She loves to dance and likes to learn new techniques and dance whenever given the opportunity.  Nikya loves the little communities in the area and is very proud to be from the Northeast Georgia Mountains.