Teaching Artists

Von B.

Hip Hop

Von B. is a NYC-based dancer, choreographer, and creative director represented by McDonald/Selznick Associates (“MSA Talent Agency”). His credits include: rap artist Remy Ma, Brooklyn Nets, Samsung, rising artists Demi Grace & Justine Darcenne, Read more…

Phoebe Ballard

Ballet ○ Modern

Phoebe Ballard is a mover, maker, teacher, and writer returning to the east coast after an incredibly enriching stint living in Urbana, Illinois while earning her BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A time filled with big moves Read more…

LaToya Brooks

Hip Hop ○ Musical Theatre

LaToya has been dancing for over 20 years. Originally from Utica, NY, she is trained in various dance techniques and grew up as a competitive dancer. She is a graduate from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Dance and Theatre. Read more…

Eboni Carter

Youth Company Coach

Eboni Carter has been dancing since she was three years old, training at schools across the city such as The National Dance Institute and Dancewave. Through Dancewave she has learned the works of renown artists like Camille A. Brown, Read more…

Martha Chapman

Ballet

Martha Chapman performed with NYC Opera Ballet, NJ Ballet, Ontario Ballet Theater and Cork City Ballet in Ireland among others including at the Edinburgh Festival and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors. She Co-directs and dances with Omega Dance Company, Read more…

Madeline Irmen

Creative Movement

Madeline (Maddie) Irmen began dancing at the age of six in her hometown, Toledo, OH. In 2013, she graduated with a BFA in dance from The Ohio State University and moved to New York City, where she has had the pleasure of dancing with Erik Abbott-Main Read more…

Hailey Kemp

Ballet ○ Creative Movement

Hailey Brynne Kemp, a native to Washington D.C., is a contemporary professional dancer and choreographer, who has worked with Reggie Wilson, Sarah Michelson, Rebecca Stenn, and Neil Greenberg. She is a graduate of Eugene Lang College: Read more…

Bethany Logan

Youth Company Coach

Bethany Logan graduated from Ohio University with a BFA in Dance & Choreography and a Minor in Psychology in May 2015. She is a Brooklyn-based teaching artist, dancer, choreographer, 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and Certified Personal Trainer. Read more…

Debbie Mausner

Modern

Debbie Mausner graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, she began her formal dance training at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and The Ailey School. As part of Barnard/Columbia Dances she performed in works by Pam Tanowitz,
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Autumn Oftedal

Barre Vida

Autumn Oftedal is from Yakima, WA and graduated cum laude with her BFA in Dance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. She is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap, as well as creative movement and choreography. Graduating with several chronic injuries, Autumn turned to yoga Read more…

Kuni Quimby

Zumba

Kuni is a Certified Zumba Fitness instructor for five years. She has been studying various styles of dance and performed for more than 20 years. Since Kuni discovered Zumba Fitness, it has played a transformative role in her life. She instantly fell in love with Zumba Read more…

Kameica Reid

AfricanAfro-CaribbeanHip Hop

Kameica Reid, renowned Jamaican choreographer, dance performer and instructor, has worked with artists such as Rev Run from Run DMC, Patra, Tarrus Riley, Sizzla, Beenie Man, Wayne Wonder, Tami Chynn, Alaine, Cecile, Elephant Man, Baby Sham, Alicia Keyz, and more. Read more…

Aria Roach

Modern ○ Youth Company Coach

Raised in Vermont, Aria Roach graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with her BFA in Dance and Choreography. As an undergraduate she spent a semester at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel and received a 2015 Dean’s International Study Grant to travel to Vienna, Austria. Read more…

Ra Ruíz Leon

Salsa

Ra Ruíz Leon is a poet and dancer from Ponce, Puerto Rico. Ra began her studies in dance with traditional Boricua roots music, Bomba y Plena. Ra served as Managing Director for the flamenco dance company Xianix Barrera Flamenco. Currently she is Latin Dance Teaching Artist Read more…

Katie Skinner

Creative Movement

Katie Skinner is a Brooklyn-based performer and dance maker. She teaches Creative Ballet for ages 3-4 and 5-6 at Dancewave, where her classes are centered around firing up the imagination while learning fundamental movement and vocabulary. Read more…

Kenny Smith

Hip Hop ○ Street Jazz ○ Femme Hop

Kenny Smith, also known as KennyD, is a Pittsburgh native with a strong infatuation for the arts. Growing up, he has always been fascinated with dance and knew that a career in this field would be his number one pursuit. Read more…

Marion Spencer

Modern ○ Adult Modern Company Coach

Marion is a New York-based dance artist, dance maker, and dance educator. She teaches Beginning Modern, Intermediate Modern, and directs the Adult Modern Company at Dancewave.
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