MS. LEA

Ms. Lea has been dancing for almost 30 years, and teaching/choreographing for over 10. She grew up dancing at multiple studios, her home studio being Stars Studio of Dance in Willow Grove, PA. Her passion to open up a “pay what you can” dance studio came from a combination of the love of the expression of dance, paired with the work that she does on a daily basis. Ms. Lea is a therapist, currently working with children birth to three, in the early intervention program. She received her BA in Child and Adolescent Psychology from Temple University in 2010. Her specialities include, but are not limited to, attention/focus, behavior, pre language skills, and sensory needs. When Ms. Lea is not working or teaching she enjoys working out, being outdoors, spending time with her family, doing things for others, going to the beach, playing with her dogs, and dancing in the RAIN!

MR. MYLES 

I am a professional dancer based out of Philadelphia. I started to dance in college and have trained in Ballet, Modern Dance, Dunham technique, and Jazz. I currently graduated from Stockton University with my B.A. in Dance Performance. I have worked with individuals such as Germaul Barnes, Julie B. Johnson, Meredith Rainey, Roger Lee, and Robert Mosses. The reason why I dance is that I have to. I’m excited to share everything I learn with others and am hopefully able to share my passion with others.

MS. TWEETY

Ms. Tweety attended The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA. Then continue d her studies at West Chester University graduating with a BSEd in Early Childhood Education. While Ms. Tweety was a Tap Dancer with Tap Team Two & Co. ( under the direction of: Robert F. Burden Jr.) she had the opportunity to work with Young Audiences of: PA, NJ, NY, MD, VA, and CONN. performing in various schools teaching the history of Tap Dance. Ms. Tweety’s teachers over the years have been: Joseph Lee, Nini Brown, LaVaughn Robinson, Germaine Ingram, Robert Burden, Nicole Hockenberry, Germaine Salsberg, Jimmy Tate, Buster Brown, Savion Glover, and Jason Samuels Smith; just to name a few. 

Ms. Tweety had the honor of being the Executive Director of Raw Hoofin’ Youth Tap Ensemble for 10 years! Ms. Tweety thanks her mom for introducing her to the Arts at a young age, to The Great Spirit/The Creator for ALWAYS being by her side, to my fabulously-wonderful students ( past, present, and future)… I thank you for your Tap Enthusiasm and Dedication to the Arts! AND… to my two boys-momma’s little tap dancers-many kisses and hugs to you both!

” What we have or what we do not have should never dictate the quality of our lives, or our capacity to simply enjoy.”

-Cherokee Feast of Days ( Joyce Sequichie Hifler)

 

MS. LEXI

Lexi is a classically trained ballet and modern dancer. She began dancing in her hometown of Tolland, CT where she danced competitively and attended a performing arts high school. She then moved to Baltimore, MD to attend Goucher College where she received a B.A. in dance and minor in psychology. While at Goucher, Lexi had the luxury of working with professors, Elizabeth Ahearn, Iquail Shaheed, Iyun Harrison, and Linda Garafalo. In addition to training, Lexi worked with resident choreographers like, Xan and Alex Burley, Milton Myers, and Gwen Welliver. In August of 2014, Lexi completed training to become a certified DanceAbility teacher in Vienna, Austria. While abroad Lexi learned to use movement as a method of healing. From then on, she was interested in exploring how movement could better support those in need, ultimately leading her to Drexel University where she received her M.A. in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling.  Lexi now utilizes her passion for movement as both a teacher and a therapist at a behavioral health hospital. Lexi values movement because it connects the mind and body and allows individuals to authentically express themselves.

 

MS. MALLORY

Mallory began dancing at a young age outside of Boston, MA, training in modern, ballet and jazz. She attended Bates College where she received her BA in Dance and Sociology. Throughout college and at the Bates Dance Festival Professional Training Program in 2015, she trained professionally with artists from around the world including Sean Dorsey, Omar Carrum and Claudia Lavista, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Autumn Eckman, and Shonach Mirk-Robles. After an intensive internship in dance education and community programming with Urbanity Dance,
Mallory founded a program in Lewiston, ME bringing dance education to underserved school-aged children. Through technique and creative movement, this program fueled Mallory’s passion to use dance as a resource for self-expression, building self-esteem in children, and encouraging community dialogue. Continuing this work, Mallory came to Philadelphia to attend Drexel University, where she received her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling.
She works full-time as a dance/movement therapist, specializing in children who have experienced trauma. Mallory is excited to foster creativity in the youngest dancers and help them to use it as a tool to grow, learn, and move!

 

MS. SIERRA

Sierra Rhoades Nicholls has been turning herself upside-down for as long as she can remember. A lover of all things acrobatic and exhilarating, she has trained as a gymnast her whole life and has fallen in love with standing on her hands.

Sierra received her training from Maine Circus Academy Professional Level Training Program and is currently attending Circadium School of Contemporary Circus in Philadelphia, PA.

 

MR. SWAY

Mr. Sway is 20 years old and never thought he would ever become a dancer. He was convinced to join “The Level Dance Complex” in April 3, 2016 (Directed by Kenny Clutch). Here, he immediately fell in love with dance and used that as an outlet. He then joined “Creative Reaction” 2 years later (Directed by Akia Deyvon). During that time he also became a part of the “Philadelphia 76ers Ent. Team”. From then, his passion for dance grew tremendously! Every crew gave him the opportunities, experience and knowledge he has today to now pass down to the younger generation. Mr. Sway performed at “Pulse Atlantic City” in 2018 and “ECDC” in 2017. Also with Rob Base live at “Lady B Basement Party Show” and “Hip Hop Legends of NYC Show”. He even appeared in the “Wild Cherry Fanta Commercial”. Mr. Sway also competed in the “World of Dance” competitions and many more.

Mr. Sway trained in locking, breaking, house and popping and, as we all know, Hip Hop of course! He has been choreographing for 3 years and had the honor to put his work on other individuals. He got the name “Sway” by the way he dances, he is very big, smooth and groovy in his movement. Many people started to call him by Sway, and it became a catchy but professional name for him to use in his dance career.

One thing he sticks by is to never say “I can’t”. He tells his student all the time to: “Never tell yourself you can’t do it, without trying. Your tongue is very strong, whatever you say will eventually happens! Instead of saying “I can’t” trying saying “I got this” or “I can do this” it helps trick the negative thoughts and make your dance experience and your performance 1,000 times better! Overall, it just helps you get out of your head and it’s very helpful moving forward in life.

 

MS. TERRI

Mr. Sway is 20 years old and never thought he would ever become a dancer. He was convinced to join “The Level Dance Complex” in April 3, 2016 (Directed by Kenny Clutch). Here, he immediately fell in love with dance and used that as an outlet. He then joined “Creative Reaction” 2 years later (Directed by Akia Deyvon). During that time he also became a part of the “Philadelphia 76ers Ent. Team”. From then, his passion for dance grew tremendously! Every crew gave him the opportunities, experience and knowledge he has today to now pass down to the younger generation. Mr. Sway performed at “Pulse Atlantic City” in 2018 and “ECDC” in 2017. Also with Rob Base live at “Lady B Basement Party Show” and “Hip Hop Legends of NYC Show”. He even appeared in the “Wild Cherry Fanta Commercial”. Mr. Sway also competed in the “World of Dance” competitions and many more.

 

MR. LIAM

Mr. Liam is a juggler and acrobat from Chicago, IL. He is currently studying
at Circadium School of Contemporary Circus in Philadelphia. Mr. Liam plays with rhythm, space, and expectation to create unique manipulation, acrobatic, and theater performances. He is inspired by old school hip-hop, impressionist paintings, and overpriced food. His goal is to defy the ordinary and to create entirely curious compositions.

 

 

Visit Us

5900 B Greene Street

Philadelpha, PA 19144

Contact us

267-309-0226

Lea@RainDanceStudio.com