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One of our primary goals at Studio L is to inspire and enrich the lives of our dancers, and our community by showcasing excellence and artistry through the power of dance.

Our mantra, "Dance Because You Love It," serves as the lifeblood, fueling everything we do, as we treasure the artistic expression dance grants us.​

The road to success can be filled with obstacles, but we aim to instill a strength within our dancers; we pray that by every challenge conquered, a lesson of perseverance and sheer will to overcome adversity will grow within them.

We believe these life skills are fundamental in their personal development and that it aids them through their transition into adulthood, leading to future triumphs.


Our goal is not to just teach dance - our goal is to do our part in helping create independent, creative thinkers that are driven to succeed.

Come See Why #TechniqueMatters

Meet Our Staff

Keli Lesker


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).

Lacie Lovitt


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, 

Tiffiny Beauchamp


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.

Trisha Turns


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.

Garrick Johnson


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

Octavio Nieto


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.

Christina Martin


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.

Ally Poe


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

Tabby Prokopf


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.

Bella Rohn


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

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