The Moment

Faculty

In creating our studio, we had a common goal. Our aim was to provide for young dancers an atmosphere in which talent could be nurtured and developed and interest and love for dance broadened and respected. These aims have remained central to us throughout our history and as they have expanded and grown, so has Le Danse's educational base widened.

Le Danse is a community of dancers who have not only the benefits of training with our amazing faculty of professional instructors, choreographers and performers, but also the sharing of artistic experience as well, in venues like regional and national competitions, year end performances and master classes and workshops. We emphasize our students working together in performing groups, both large and small ensembles and continue to combine the determination to continue to move forward while holding fast to earlier wisdom. The studio reflects the change of environment of the professional arts by emphasizing the broadest possible artistic content for the young, while fostering interaction among students and teachers and offering professional training & education unique in both time and place.

We, the directors of Le Danse, are proud of our outstanding studio, staff, and well-trained students. We are proud of the many accomplishments, awards and accolades that we have all received over the years and hope to continue to guide our studio gracefully.

 

Gianna Raimo

Gianna has been dancing since two and a half and has won numerous high gold, platinum, and overall high score awards competing with the studio. Gianna was second runner up Miss Showbiz and National Dance Week's Most Promising Performer at both Showbiz National Dance Competition and New York Dance America/Olympus. Gianna has also trained in New York City at Broadway Dance Center and Steps NYC. Most recently, Gianna has been accepted and attended the Rockette Summer Intensive and Joffrey Ballet for the past three years, along with being a published poet. Gianna is very excited to now be apart of the teaching staff at Le Danse and is looking forward to sharing this knowledge with her students.

 

Lindsey Lykowski

Lindsey Lykowski was born and raised in the Chicago-land area. She studied at numerous classical ballet academies including Salt Creek Ballet. She studied most extensively at Bataille Academie of the Danse winning numerous national titles at competition.

She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She studied under industry greats such as Sara Hook, Tere O’Connor, and Sahar Azimi. Lindsey was the only undergraduate to ever perform a solo work in a main stage performance choreographed by Sara Hook. During this time Lindsey also performed in Light, a Christmas production in Chicago, catering to a total audience of 90,000 and televised in 13 countries. It was during her time at school she started teaching all levels of ballet and pointe at Twist and Shout Dance and Cheer in Mahomet, Illinois.

In the summer of 2012 she moved to New York City after being chosen as a Professional Semester Intern at Broadway Dance Center and Parsons Dance. In February 2013, she was selected as one of the original company members of Sans Limites Dance as both a soloist and rehearsal director. Lindsey also co-choreographed her first concert piece Limites with director Diana Petersen that was presented in numerous festivals including Jennifer Mueller’s Hatched series.

In recent history, Lindsey currently dances with Roschman Dance under the direction of Sean Roschman and Carolyn Barry. The company performs all over New York and the East Coast.

Lindsey’s ballet classes focus on proper alignment for each individual dancer. Her classes emphasize musicality, artistry, and knowledge of dance history.


Brianna Sheak

Brianna has been dancing since she was 3 years old in her hometown of Washington Township, New Jersey. She has studied ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, modern, hip hop, and tap. Brianna began competing at the age of 8 up until she was 18 years old. She has received numerous platinum and overall high score awards with her studio. She has also performed at Disney Springs and in the parade at Magic Kingdom.

Brianna is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at Montclair State University. During her studies she also participates as a member of the Montclair State Dance Team. During her time on the dance team, she has performed at Football and Basketball games, attended and performed at NDA Camp, and many other on campus events.

Brianna has always had a love and passion for dance, and is excited to bring it to teach others at Le Danse. Her classes focus on challenging students to the best of their abilities while also having lots of fun. Brianna is looking forward to sharing her dance skills and making an impact on all of her students.


Dane Burch

Dane Burch grew up with many artistic outlets in his life. From early childhood, Dane enjoyed sketching and playing music. At the age of 13, he began to play piano regularly as well as tuba, trumpet, and clarinet. Along with his instrumental dabblings, he took part in several choir and theatre activities. 

Dane graduated from Montclair State University with a major in theatre studies and a double minor in dance and music theatre. Once in college, he decided to pursue theatre which had been influence by his musical, band and choir experiences. Nothing, however, had quite given him the happiness that he desired until he took a dance class as part of college artistic requirements. After that dance class, Dane immediately knew that it was something he could not live without. From that moment on, he was taking several dance electives, outside ballet classes, and took on his second Minor in Dance. 

 Now Dane dances with Nikki Manx Dance Project, and teaches in eastern and northern NJ. His ultimate dream is to dance around the world as well as influence and nurture the artistic impressions of his students so that they may reach their potential as artists.


Stephanie Isaacson

Stephanie has been dancing since she was five years old. She has studied and competed in various styles at Le Danse, such as ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, pointe, and contemporary. She began her dance teaching career with Le Danse at seventeen years old.

Stephanie is an alumna of the Rockette Summer Intensive, where she learned and performed Rockette repertoire for five summers. She also frequently learned from professional dancers at the Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. Stephanie continued her dance education at Montclair State University, where she earned her minor in Dance. Stephanie learned from prestigious professors in ballet and modern. While studying at Montclair State University, she became the founding member and Vice President of the Montclair State Dance Team and competed at the Universal Dance Association College Nationals. Upon graduating, Stephanie went on to become the Assistant Coach of MSDT and then the Head Coach. She holds a national championship title from the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Championship during her coaching career. 

 Stephanie is excited to continue her teaching career at Le Danse. She is looking forward to bringing technical excellence and instilling a passion for dance in each of her students!



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