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.
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!
Sarah Davis is from Wilmington, North Carolina. She studied for a BFA in Dance Performance at East Carolina Univeristy. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and with honors. She was an active member and Senior Representative for the East Carolina Dance Association. She is also a member of the North Carolina Dance Education Association and a part of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts. Sarah is also a Member of Dance Masters of America, Chapter 15.
Sarah has trained for 19 years under instructors including Tommi Galaska, Galina Panova, Dirk Lumbard, John Dixon, David Ingram and Teal Darkenwald. She has been dancing professionally during her summers off of school at the Tony Award winning The Lost Colony. There, she played the role of Elizabeth Glane in 2016 and in 2017 & 2018 she acted as dance captain. Sarah has a passion for musical theater as well as dance. She has also performed in numerous theater productions with Opera House Theater Company in Wilmington, including Hairspray and The King and I. She was most recently the dance captain for Thalian Association’s A Christmas Carol. She is excited to be back in Wilmington and returning to her old stomping grounds!