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Our Staff

Our instructors are highly trained professionals who have years of

experience teaching dance in all styles.

Our entire staff is genuinely committed to promoting the values of

Studio L Dance Center, which include having the utmost personal honesty and integrity, respect towards differences and embracing the creative power of inclusion.

We strive to hold ourselves and our dancers to the highest caliber.

Therefore, we demand that our dancers and parents respect and. follow

a "no drama" policy in order to facilitate synergy as a team.

 

All forms of bullying, gossip, or any other disrespectful behavior with not be tolerated.

Keli Lesker

Keli Lesker

Studio Owner/Artistic Director

Many of Keli's prior students have gone on to pursue careers as professional dancers and Triple Threats (sing, dance, act) in the industry; i.e. Cirque du Soliel, Alvin Ailey Dance Co., Executive Director of IHollywood, "Wicked", "Hairspray", and So You Think You Can Dance Winner (Europe).
Most recently, Keli has a triple-threat-student that was cast in the musicals "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2022 National Tour), Elton John & Tim Rice's "AIDA" (2023 KPAC, St Louis), and "Evita" (2018 The Repertory Theatre, St Louis).

Trisha Turns

Trisha Turns

Teacher/Choreographer

Although trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary, her favorite style of dance is tap. Trisha has won scholarships to California and New York for her tap solos as well as competed all over the United States.

Christina Martin

Christina Martin

Studio Marketing & Operations

Christina has over 25 years of extensive experience in areas of project management, process management, SOP optimization, class management implementation, client and employee management. Her emphasis is on optimized restructuring, social media content strategy, refresh branding and unique collaboration revenue streams within the small businesses, start-ups and performing arts industries.

Bella Rohn

Bella Rohn

Teacher

Bella has been dancing for many years and is trained in multiple styles.

Lacie Lovitt

Lacie Lovitt

Teacher/Choreographer

Some of Lacie's credits include; Debbie Reynolds Showcase/dancer, Star Search semi-finalist/choreographer, Good Morning America/choreographer, So You Think You Can Dance/pilot dancer, 

Garrick Johnson

Garrick Johnson

Teacher/Choreographer

Garrick is our Hip Hop Instructor/Choreographer, and also one of our Competition Team Coaches. 

Ally Poe

Ally Poe

Teacher/Choreographer

Ally Poe began dancing at Studio L when it first opened over 10 years ago.

Tiffiny Beauchamp

Tiffiny Beauchamp

Teacher/Choreographer

Tiffiny has also performed in the 1998 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, Team Rave LA, Dance House Company, LA Clippers Halftime, Sharp International Entertainers, and numerous community events and fundraisers.

Octavio Nieto

Octavio Nieto

Ballet/Pre-Pointe/Pointe Teacher

Octavio's training includes The Royal Academy of Dancing in London, the American Ballet Center (Joffrey Ballet School), David Howard Studio and the New York Conservatory of Dance.

Tabby Prokopf

Tabby Prokopf

Teacher

Tabby has trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Acro/Tumbling. She currently teaches one of our Tumbling classes, but has also taught Tap classes in the past.

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