Katherine began feeding her passion for dance at the age of five. She continued throughout her high school career where she became a teacher and choreographer for the En Croix dance team at Crossroads UMC. Engrossed in dance, she took her education further to Western Carolina University where she studied various genres of dance ranging from hip-hop, jazz, ballet, and modern. After that she went back to NC where she started teaching, specializing in pre-elementary dance education in ballet, tap, and jazz. She has taught and choreographed Ballet, Modern, Musical Theatre, Jazz, and Hip Hop classes. She has also choreographed various soloists and brought them to the competitive stage where they have placed with high scores and over all placements, also qualifying and competing in National competitions In the summer of 2016. Katherine is very excited to join the Be Dance family! She will be challenging the students and strengthening their technical skills in Ballet and Jazz. Katherine has a passion for teaching others how to express themselves through the art of dance and how to become more confident dancers.
At Be Dance we are committed to our teachers' growth, that's why we are proud partners of CLI studios. With CLI our teachers get continuing education through teacher training and certifications. Also, our students get access to the student section of their website where they have access to online master classes from world-renowned choreographers and teachers.
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Competition choreographer- Marah began her dance training at the Mississippi Metropolitan Dance Academy. After graduating, she attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA for Dance. She then danced with the Missouri Ballet Theatre for a season in 2009. Marah graduated from Belhaven University in 2012, where she received her BFA in Dance. She then had the opportunity to dance with the Winston Salem Festival Ballet in North Carolina before returning to Mississippi to teach dance at several studios and schools. Marah is trained in several dance genres including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and more. She is currently a performing artist for The Georgia Ballet Company.
Whether your child wants to pursue a career in performing arts, make it on the school dance team, or find the perfect exercise that will help develop their confidence and creativity; we are here for you! We want to help develop your child as a whole individual. We want our students to achieve their goals by giving them quality dance training, making them aware of what their bodies are capable of, and how to best manage their presence, both on and off the stage. At Be Dance, we treat you like family; we want to be your support system. Come dance with us!
Our Artistic Director, Regina Solis Lee (Ms Reggy), has been studying dance since the age of three. A proud wife and mom of three boys, she has 20 years of experience teaching and sharing her passion for dance to children and adults of all ages. One of Ms. Reggy's favorite experiences is when she was a professional dancer with the Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders. She is part of Calo Theatre Company where she acts and dances Flamenco professionally. Ms Reggy is an Acrobatic Arts certified teacher, and enjoys teaching Acro to beginner students all the way to advanced. As an Alixa Flexibility certified instructor, Ms Reggy is passionate about safety and progress when helping students achieve their flexibility goals. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), and is currently enrolled in their Professional Development Institute. She is also certified in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT).
She has trained with the best teachers and choreographers around the world. Ms. Reggy continues to stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in the world of dance, always seeking further education and training. Her favorite is traveling to Spain to take Flamenco workshops from the very best!
At Be Dance, we are committed to bringing you excellence in dance, and an amazing experience in everything we do. We believe strong technique is the foundation of any artistic path. Our faculty is highly qualified to lay that strong foundation in all our styles - ballet, jazz, acrobatics, hip hop, flamenco, tap, contemporary, break dance, and more. By teaching our students discipline and commitment, we help them excel not only in dance, but in any endeavor they aspire to. At Be Dance every student is highly valued and receives high quality training regardless of the class they choose, or their skill level.
Jill grew up dancing in Buffalo, NY starting at the age of 3. Jill danced competitively in the areas of Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Ballet. She attended Buffalo State College, graduating with a B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and B.A. in Dance. She has choreographed and taught competitive and recreation dance for 10 years. She danced professionally here in Atlanta, and worked under talent management. She loves to share her passion for dance by teaching young individuals, giving them the opportunity to share the same passion.
JJ has been surrounded by music and dance his whole life. At a young age he studied instrumentation and music performance from some some of the best directors in the southeastern US. He became a singer/artist at age 16. JJ has worked as a dancer on national commercials, live industrial performances for corporate clients, music videos, and a major network awards show. He has worked on projects for Motorola, Verizon, Tyler Perry studios, and now as show captain with a nationally touring and award winning educational stage show called FMA Live! backed by Honeywell and NASA. Some of his other credits include dancing for KIA Motors, BET Hip Hop Awards, MTV Online Awards, Georgia Lottery, and feature film Bolden.
Elizabeth Chapman LeRoux danced professionally for fifteen years. She began her training with The Springfield Ballet Company in her hometown of Springfield, Illinois. During high school she attended summer intensive programs at American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet School in NYC, The Rock School, and Nashville Ballet. Following high school Elizabeth danced for two years with Nashville Ballet. In 2005 she joined The Georgia Ballet. She danced under the tutelage of Janusz Mazon and Gina Hyatt Mazon, former principal dancers with John Neumeier's Hamburg Ballet. Elizabeth performed major roles for twelve years with The Georgia Ballet. She has especially enjoyed performing the title roles in Paquita and Janusz Mazon's choreographed Firebird, Waltz Girl in Balanchine's Serenade, Turning Girl in Balanchine's Who Cares, Aurora and Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, as well as Dew Drop, Snow Queen, and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. In addition to The Georgia Ballet, Elizabeth also performed with Dance Canvas and The Lume Foundation in Atlanta. While a company member, she also served as Ballet Mistress for The Georgia Ballet under the artistic direction of Alexander Proia and assistant to the artistic director during Fiona Farrie's tenure. A dance teacher since age fifteen, Elizabeth's passion lies in sharing her knowledge and love of dance through teaching ballet to students of all ages.