Lauren Fine- (Director/Choreographer- Jazz, Tap )
Ms. Fine, a native of New Jersey, began studying dance at the age of three. After studying in both New York and New Jersey she attended The Freehold Township Performing Arts High School. It was there that she realized her dream to teach. She graduated from The University of Maryland with a BA in Dance as well as receiving a Dance Education Degree and Teacher's Certification through Towson State University. Lauren has taught in Washington DC, where she directed a Teen Dance Early Release Program for pre-professionals at Feet First. She worked with Fabian Barnes of the Dance Theater of Harlem with whom she presented choreography at The Kennedy Center. She has also taught in Richmond VA, where she headed the dance department for Henrico County's Center for the Arts. She has also taught in many private studios in many states, such as, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Texas, and Pennsylvania. She was the choreographer for Cynwyd Elementary School for eight years.
Sevon Wright- (Hip Hop, Jazz, Acro)
Sevon began her dance training at The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts in Mableton, GA. After moving to Philly she began dancing and teaching at studios such as First Position Dance Arts, Merge, Bodies IN Motion, Edge Dance Company. She has performed with The Femme Collective, Kathanghah Dance Company, as well as her own company: Burgundy Blue Dance Company. She continues to perform and teach as well as work at "Pure Barre" where she teaches many classes for adults. Sevon is working with our own company this year; we are loving and appreciating her artistry
Lydia Patselas- (Lyrical/Contemporary)
Lydia received her BFA in dance from East Carolina University. She now is finishing up her Masters from Drexel in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling. From 2018-2020 Ms. Patselas taught Jazz, Ballet, and Lyrical/Contemporary for RISPA School of Performing Arts in Milton Georgia. She currently tours the area dancing with Britt Fishel and Artists. She looks forward to teaching our Upbeat dancers!!!
Fred Johnson- (HIP HOP)
Jacob Boncini- (Ballet and Lyrical)
Jacob Boncini- Ballet and Lyrical