LaToya Bellamy born in Norfolk VA. LaToya started dancing at the age of three at Norfolk Dance Academy; she trained in ballet, pointe and tap at the time. She then moved to Rotterdam, Netherlands at the age of 11 and started dancing hip hop. LaToya then put a hip hop group together, The International Girls. The group performed for many celebrities and competed in several hip hop competitions. In 1994 moved to the lovely Island of Oahu and continued her dancing in tap, ballet, hip-hop and jazz. She then joined several studios such as Nix Dance, Studio 808 and Hypersquad Dance Company to challenge herself with the different verities of choreographers. Dancing with Hypersquad has given her the opportunity to perform for the Pro Bowl in 1998 and several other events through out her years with them. LaToya also started her modeling career by being apart of several pageants, then with Vogue International in 1996 and became a VIP dancer, as a VIP dancer they would perform at pageants such as the Asian International Now living in Los Angeles she has landed several jobs, back up dancer for several artist. Now having her own dance studio in the City of Inglewood, she continues to exceed her own expectations.
She has always loved to share her talent with the world!!!
"DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING"
Teaches: Ballet & Tap
Julie has been dancing for over 25 years and is trained in tap, jazz, and ballet. She won countless dance competitions in her youth, taught at various dance studios over the years, and was a member of the professional dance company, “Jazz Du Funk”, of Shanghai, China. Julie was also certified to teach tap dancing through The Tap Teacher Training Program, conducted by Chris Baker of the National Tap Ensemble.
Julie holds a BS and M.Ed. in Special Education and incorporates the teaching philosophies of her professional career into her dance classes. Julie’s passion in life is teaching children and watching their eyes light up as they learn new skills and build self-confidence.
Teaches: Ballet, Tap, Jazz
A professional dancer from Worcester , MA, who has been dancing for over 18 years. She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, pointe and hip hop. From ages 10-18, Malaysia was a competitive dancer who won multiple awards such as, Dancer of the Year and Miss Dance Capers.” She started her first professional dance career as a Boston Celtic’s Dancer for four years. In 2016 , she moved to Los Angeles to continue to pursue her dance career. She is signed to Movement Talent Agency and continues to work with various artists and on various projects. Malaysia continues to dance and motivate aspiring young dancers to pursue their passion for dance.
Teaches: Competitive Team Choreographer, Jazz, Stretching & Toning & Zumba
A professional dancer with over 30 plus years of training and performing. Born and raised in Queens,New York she trained at Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Academy and studied dance at the University of Northern Colorado. Kaci is also a licensed Zumba instructor and loves fitness.
Teaches: Ballet & Jazz
A native of Chicago Illinois where she studied dance at Illinois State University and The Joseph Holmes Dance Troupe. Locally, she has taught at Progressive Arts Academy, Los Angeles Unified School District After School Program and Crenshaw Yoga and Dance . Celia was a formerly the Artistic Director for Jump for Joi Children's Foundation where she also taught dance.
Ceila has choreographed numerous dance programs in both Chicago and Los Angeles.
Teaches: Ballet, Tap & Praise Dance
Miss Michele- “I knew dance was my passion when I didn’t care if I was successful at it”
Miss Michele celebrated 36 years of teaching dance this year. This New Jersey native trained @ The Alvin Ailey School and has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Dance. After re-locating to Southern California, Michele answered a calling God gave her to begin training young dancers in churches throughout California. As a result, she founded, directed, & choreographed for several different dance ministries in churches who’s young members desired to become liturgical dancers. For the last 20 yrs, Michele has been a Master Teacher for Thee Liturgical Dance Conference in Compton & for 10 years she owned & directed her own Dance Studio called Passion Center for the Arts. Miss Michele is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) & incorporates ASL in her dance choreography and when working with non verbal students @ the school district that she has worked at for the past 8 years. Miss Michele just received her certification in Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT)