Meet Our Teachers
Lisa Tran - Owner/Dance Instructor
Miss Lisa has been teaching dance for over 10 years, beginning in Boston, MA and eventually moving to Los Angeles, CA. During her performing years she was a member of BCDP, a contemporary company in Boston, and Static Noyze Dance Company, also in Boston. But more importantly, as a dance educator she has spent years creating and perfecting youth curriculums and training methods in order to help her dancers develop their artistry, strength, and technique. No matter how much or how little natural ability a dancer has when they first walk through her studio doors, if that student has the desire to dance and the willingness to try their best in every single class, she will make it her mission to see that student excel and grow, year after year.
Jessica Fernandez - Dance Instructor
Jessica Fernandez was born and raised in Veracruz, Mexico, where she began her training in Cuban Classical Ballet at a very young age from teachers Adria Luz Velazquez and Martha Sahagún. At the age of 12 she moved to Miami, Florida, where she continued her Ballet training with Magaly Suarez at the Art of Classical Ballet. She attended New World School of the Arts High School under the direction of Mary Lisa Burns. There, she began studying modern forms of dance such as Limon, Horton, and Graham, and was chosen to be part of an ensemble that performed Adorations by Martha Graham at the Joyce Theater in New York City under the direction of Mr. Peter London. She has recently graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University with a BFA in Dance as well as a minor in Communications. Ms. Fernandez has attended a variety of summer intensives such as The American Ballet Theater, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Alonzo King Lines Contemporary Ballet, The San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, BODYTRAFFIC, as well as a history of dance summer-term in Paris during her time at FSU. She is the co-founder of the bi-annual Festival Puerto Danz in Veracruz, Mexico, and frequently returns, to share with aspiring dancers, the knowledge she has gained throughout her career. She has recently moved to Los Angeles to continue to pursue her career as a professional dancer and teacher.
Matthew Harris - Dance Instructor
Bio coming soon!
Rony Jacques - Dance Instructor
Rony Jacques is a Hip Hop dancer, choreographer, instructor, and freestyler. He currently teaches regularly and instructs master classes all over the New England area as well as California. He first started dancing while studying at Tufts University. He was a choreographer for their dance troupe, Spirit of Color, and captain of their all male step team, Blackout. Once he graduated, he became a member/choreographer of three professional dance teams; Iconic Movement, an all male step team, Static Noyze Dance Company, who were featured on season 5 of America's Best Dance Crew, and Concept Artists, one of Boston’s premier hip hop teams. He has trained and learned from dedicated and renowned instructors/choreographers such as Dave Scott, Cris Judd, Luam, Kelly Peters, Laurieann Gibson, Hamilton Evans, Havic, and Gil Duldulao. He has worked with various R&B/Pop artists such as Makio, Kenzie, and Erene and his dancing and work has been seen/featured on SYTYCD, Boston Kiss Concert 2013, Billboard.com, and Ghostbusters 2016.
Kate Newham - Dance Instructor
Kate Newham was born and raised on the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia, where she trained in every style of dance as well as Music, Drama and Singing. After completing Diplomas in Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance and Dance Teaching, she then went onto complete many professional Dance Contracts around the word for companies such as ‘Norwegian Cruise Line’ and ‘Warner Brother’s’. Over the past 8 years Kate has travelled around the world as a Professional Dancer and Choreographer and has performed in countries such as India, China, USA, The Bahamas and Australia and has danced on TV shows such as ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, and ‘Australia’s Got Talent’. In between performing and traveling the world Kate has found a passion for Dance Teaching and has taught all over Australia as well at the US winning numerous choreography awards! This soon led to many Dance Judging opportunities for Local and National Dance Competitions for elite and pre-professional dancers all over Australia and now the US.
Kate moved over from Australia and has been living in Los Angeles for the past 2 years to continue to peruse her professional Dance, Choreography and Teaching career and currently performs and works alongside some of LA’s top Entertainment Companies.