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Emily is a dancer, creator, and performer; she grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and began her dance training at Northern Dance Academy. At a young age she studied ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical, moving into styles such as Hip Hop and Contemporary. While training she had the pleaser of dancing competitively throughout the Midwest. Emily went on to get her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance: Performance and Choreography from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. At the university level she studied post-modern techniques, Ballet, Jazz, African, and Alexander Technique, as well as performing in several faculty and student pieces. Emily began dancing professionally for SueMo: A Dance Experience, a contemporary company in Milwaukee, WI. This allowed her to grow as a performer, dancing in many festivals and shows throughout the country such as Dance Canvas, Atlanta, GA and RADfest, Kalamazoo, MI, just to name a few. Soon she became the Company Director/Choreographer of SueMo II, a trainee program for younger students interested in dancing professionally. Along with that, she taught at Lake Shore Dance Academy, starting out as a recreational teacher and soon moving into the competition choreographer role. Emily has also had the pleasure of teaching and choreographing internationally while she traveled southeast Asia. Primarily in Vietnam she worked closely with a ballroom company La Danza, teaching them about contemporary dance and collaborating with them. She choreographed two pieces for the company that were performed around the world in South Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand. She Continues to work with Lake Shore Dance Academy, setting choreography on their pre-professional company, along with other studios in the Midwest. Emily takes pride in pushing her students to be the best, and creating a positive and hardworking environment for them to grow as dancers.
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Justina began dancing at the age of four and continues to train today. Originally from Maine. She is a graduate of the University of Maine, where she obtained a BS in Child Development and Dance. She was also a member of the University’s dance team. Before college, she danced competitively for 13 years; winning numerous regional and national titles. Justina’s professional dance career includes teaching at local dance schools, recreation centers, and the YMCA. She has attended many dance auditions including one for the hit show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” Justina was accepted into the prestigious, “Joffery Ballet School Summer Program” in NYC. She has danced down Main Street at Walt Disney World. She has competed at a number of large competitions including UDA Dance Teams Championships and the USASF Dance Worlds. Justina has also gone on tour with Stepup 2 Dance Competition as their backstage manager. She was a dancer for the NBA Gatorade League. She danced two seasons for DanceWorks Boston, a professional dance company. She recently moved to Clearwater, Florida where she works as a preschool teacher, takes weekly dance classes and continues to teach dance.
Morgan is a University of Tampa graduate and has a degree Advertising and Public Relations, and a minor in Applied Dance. She was born and raised in Binghamton, NY and has been dancing since she was 8 years old. Growing up, she danced with The Next Jennaration Dance Company where specialized in Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Hip-Hop and Acrobatics. Morgan has studied under prominent choreographers such as Ade Obayami, Adam Metzger, and Blake McGrath. She has been teaching students from ages 5-15 in Ballet/Jazz technique, Tap, Lyrical/Contemporary, and Acro since she was 16 years old. While at UT, Morgan was elected the Senior Captain of the Spartan Scarlets Dance Team where she led the team to NDA Finals in Daytona Beach, FL. Currently, Morgan is a member of the National Dance Alliance Staff, where she travels all over the country to coach All-Star dance teams. At Ms. Lisa’s, Morgan hopes to share her passion with her students and inspire them to grow as dancers and reach their full potential.
Savannah Porch just recently graduated from The University of Tampa with a major in Applied Dance (Dance Education) and a minor in Dance Theatre. Savannah has been dancing since the age of two and has never stopped! In addition to this, she has been teaching for the past five years. Savannah is formally trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, hip-hop, improvisation, musical theatre, creative movement and West African. She has performed in every dance showcase at the University of Tampa and was part of the hip-hop team: DIME (Dance Is My Existence). Savannah was a student choreographer for UT’s Dance Happenings and choreographed two pieces of her own. Since moving to Tampa, Savannah has discovered her passion for working with special populations. She has choreographed and performed with students with physical and intellectual disabilities from Pyramid, Inc. In fact, she will be choreographing and performing a duet with a man in a wheelchair from Pyramid in their summer show in July. She has also volunteered as a teacher at the Macdonald Training Center, Gracepoint Wellness, and various elderly organizations. In addition to dancing, Savannah loves to act and sing! In the past, she was a seasonal performer for Universal Studios in Orlando and has been best friends with Ariel from under the sea at children’s birthday parties. Savannah is extremely excited to share her passion and she truly cherishes the time she spends with her students.
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