A native of North Carolina, Garner has trained extensively in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and modern dance styles. She began her formal training at the world renowned North Carolina School of the Arts, as well as spending a summer on scholarship attending the Rodnunsky Arts Center in Los Angeles.
After attending the University of North Carolina-Greensboro as a dance major, Garner served as a principal member of the High Country Ballet and was an actor and dancer in the High Point Community Theater. She has since instructed several national award winning dancers, received numerous awards for jazz, lyrical, and contemporary choreography, and has been nominated nationally for multiple Industry Dance Awards.
Garner lives in Maryville with her husband and four children.