Lynn D. Raley
Owner and Artistic Director
She has won many state and national awards for choreography and is the teacher of Teen Mister Dance of America. She has many dancers that are performing and teaching in New York, Chicago and Atlanta. Lynn is instrumental in making sure that her dancers don’t just learn “A” dance, but learn “How To” dance.
While teaching children is her primary passion, performing is a close 2nd. Lynn can be seen in film, television, and live theatrical performances. She has been the Dance Captain and performer with Opera House Theatre Company for such productions as “Chicago”, “Victor/Victoria”, “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, “Singing in the Rain,” “42nd Street”, ” A Chorus Line”, “Anything Goes”, “Will Rogers Follies” and “George M!”.
In addition to teaching dance, Lynn maintains her commitment to community service. She gives back to her dancers an extra opportunity to perform as well as an opportunity for her dance families to contribute to a local charity during the Annual Christmas Concert. She also recognizes those dancers that hold monthly Service Society projects as well as those that volunteer time or items to projects. Lynn works hard on teaching life lessons not just dance lessons.
career in the Dance field. From there she attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she
graduated in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and
Choreography. While attending VCU she had the privilege of performing choreography by
accredited staff and colleagues whilst also participating in a Pedagogy Internship under the
guidance of Courtney Harris and Village Dance Companies director Melissa Gravely. Taylor
traveled abroad to Doha, Qatar under faculty member Melanie Richards and participated in the
VCU- Qatar Taseem conference; an international arts event featuring artists from around the
world with unique and creative workshops displaying their approaches to making art and
integrating many disciplines. Taylor has also had the opportunity to showcase her own
choreography on many stages including The Grace Street Theater, The Druker Center, and in site
specific works. Since graduation, Taylor relocated to Chicago and has interned with Thodos
Dance Chicago, performed as a company member with Cocodaco Dance Company, J. Lindsay
Brown Dance, and Peckish Rhodes Performing Arts Society. As a free lance performer she has
also been featured in several pop up performances for dance festivals and performance
showcases including THAW, Dance Chance at Lou Conte, Going Dutch, Delve, and many
others. Taylor has been operating as Communications and Assistant Artistic Director at Intrigue
Dance and Performing Arts Center for the past 3 years while also traveling giving master classes
and setting choreography for studios and contemporary companies and acting as a teaching artist
for The Joffrey Ballet. She most recently became a Module One Certified Teacher with Acrobatic Arts.
Stevie Rae Stone
At the age of 7, Stevie Rae was invited to the ABC television studio to be filmed for ESPN. She has also appeared on may instructional dance videos sold nationwide by Cathy Roe. Her competitive career consisted of many first overalls and titles, including the highest score of the entire Rainbow Nationals Competition in 2012 at the age of 14.
Her teaching career began when she was 14 and she helped to assist other instructors in their classes at Storm Dance Alliance. At age 16, she was hired at Gina’s School of Dance to teach her own classes of ballet, hip hop jazz, contemporary, tumbling and technique every week with age ranges from 7 to 18. She has since continued to work at Gina’s School of Dance and has received numerous awards and overalls for her competitive choreography.
Stevie Rae‘s passion for dancing extends into her love for teaching the art. She strives to create an environment in her classroom where her students feel energetic, inspired and confident. To her, each student brings something special to the class for the other students, as well as, the teacher to learn from.
LaVonda has appeared in local theater productions in the Wilmington area including “42nd Street”, “Guys and Dolls” and “A Chorus Line”. Film credits include “Track 29”, “Cats Eye”, “Firestarter” and most recently onset of the film “Adrenaline”. Industrial credits include Daisytek, Ross Stores and IBM.
For the past 17 years, she has taught dance to recreational and competitive students. LaVonda is a 6-year Breast Cancer Survivor. In her spare time she is very dedicated to volunteering for charity organizations such as Women of Hope, Susan G. Komen and Pretty in Pink Foundation. LaVonda is a single mom of two beautiful children Brooke (15) and Trevor (11) of whom she shares life’s treasurable moments! She is excited for the “new” chapter in her life and delighted to share her passion and love of dance to children of all ages!