ABOUT OUR DIRECTORS

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DANAH RAYMONDO

Co-director

Fav Dance Style - Ballet and Tap
Fav Choreographer - Wade Robson
Fav Dance Show/ Movie- So You Think You Can Dance Season 2, 3 and 4/ Center Stage

Fav Quote - "Dance like no one is watching. Dance like everyone is watching."
 What I love about being a dance teacher - The opportunity to positively impact so many people's lives!
 What I feel when I dance - When I dance I feel free.

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THEA SANDERS

Co-director

Fav Dance Style - Ballet and Contemporary
Fav Choreographer - Brooke Lipton
Fav Dance Movie- Dirty Dancing
Fav Quote - "We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears. We dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams,"
 What I love about being a dance teacher - Being able to share my passion with others!
 What I feel when I dance - When I dance I feel complete. You, the dance floor, and the music. With so little, you can create something so beautiful.

 

ABOUT OUR FACULTY

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BROOKE LAMOTHE

Tap Teacher

Fav Dance Style - Ballet
Fav Choreographers - Mia Michaels
Fav Dance Show/Movie - SYTYCD / Center Stage

Fav Quote - "The answer is always no if you don't ask."
What I love about being a dance teacher -Seeing understanding when a new step is mastered!
 What I feel when I dance - When I dance I feel energized!

MAGGIE PERRY

Ballet and Jazz Teacher
Administrative Team

Fav Dance Style - Ballet
Fav Choreographer - Nika Kljun

Fav Dance Movie - Dirty Dancing! 
Fav Quote - “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”  ― Derek Hough
What I love about being a dance teacher - Watching my students succeed when they finally get something that they've been working towards, and achieve their goals!
What I feel when I dance - I feel totally and completely happy! The studio is a place for me to escape from everything else and immerse myself in the joy that is dance.

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PAIGE MARSOLAIS

Creative Movement Teacher

Fav Dance Style - Pointe
Fav Choreographer - Mia Michaels
Fav Dance Movie - Center Stage
Fav Quote - "Be the reason someone smiles today."
 What I love about being a dance teacher - The chance to share my love of dance with others!
 What I feel when I dance - When I dance I feel absolute bliss.

SHELBY FYKE

Hip Hop Teacher

Fav Dance Style - Pointe
Fav Choreographer - Mandy Moore 
Fav Dance Movie - Footloose (original from 1984), or all the dance
sequences from White Christmas 
Fav Quote - “I think if you can dance and be free and not embarrassed, you can rule the world.” -Amy Poehler
What I love about being a dance teacher - Sharing my happiness and love of dance through smiles, laughs, and encouragement. 
 What I feel when I dance - When I dance I feel pure happiness!!!!

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ABOUT OUR STAFF

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KAYLYN GRAVELLE

Assistant Teacher

Fav Dance Style - Ballet
Fav Choreographer - Travis Wall 
Fav Dance Movie - Ballerina
Fav Quote - "Stars Can't Shine Without Darkness"
What I love about being a dance teacher - Watching kids grow and improve in their dance skills. 
What I feel when I dance - When I dance I feel complete!

MAIA GRANSDEN

Assistant Teacher

Fav Dance Style - Ballet
Fav Choreographer - Kyle Hangami
Fav Dance Movie - Step Up
Fav Quote - "Dance to express, not to impress"

What I love about being a dance teacher - I love seeing how happy the kids are when they dance and putting a smile on their face when we are all dancing and having fun together.
 What I feel when I dance - When I dance I feel like nothing exists outside of the studio. I wrap myself in the music and the dancing because I am confident with some of my closest friends and my second family.

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HILLARY VAN MOORSEL

Assistant Teacher

Fav Dance Style - Contemporary 
Fav Choreographer - Stephen Boss 
Fav Dance Movie - High Strung Free Dance 
Fav Quote - "Dancing is like taking a mini vacation from the stress of the everyday - you have to be in the moment"
What I love about being a dance teacher - I love watching the dancers grow, and always being there to help
What I feel when I dance - I feel free and I can just forget about reality

MORGAN LEEDER

Assistant Teacher

Fav Dance Style - Hip Hop
Fav Choreographer - Twitch
Fav Dance Movie - Grease
Fav Quote - "Dance like no one is watching."
What I love about being a dance teacher - Being with students who enjoy dancing just as much as I do!
 What I feel when I dance - When I dance I feel strong and powerful.

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SADA BAYNHAM

Assistant Teacher

Fav Dance Style - Tap and Contemporary 
Fav Choreographer - Jennifer Lopez
Fav Dance Show- The Next Step
Fav Quote - “Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they're great because of their passion”
What I love about being a dance teacher -  Being able to contribute to the amazing feeling that a dancer gets when a new dance move clicks 
What I feel when I dance - I feel happy, care-free , energized and inspired.

SOPHIE HILL

Assistant Teacher

Fav Dance Style - Tap
Fav Choreographer - Travis Wall
Fav Dance Movie - Dirty Dancing/ Footloose
Fav Quote - "We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once” - Friedrich Nietzsche  

What I love about being a dance teacher - Connecting with others and having a chance to help them do what they love to do.
What I feel when I dance - When I dance I can get away from everything else and be in my own little world.

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