Studio located at:
2508 20th St.
Kenner, La 70062
Kenner Dance Academy prides itself on offering quality dance classes at
an affordable rate for everyone. We offer dance classes in ballet, tap
and jazz for ages 3 & up. We also offer specialty classes in
lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, technique and more. Our studio competes
in local competitions where we have won numerous awards. You can also
find some of our dancers in Mardi Gras parades. Our dance family usually
consist of about 200 students.
Our dance season registration for the 2016-2017 is going on NOW!
We are offering Contemporary Ballet and Hip Hop Tap for extra classes this fall. Classes will perform at the 2017 Dance Revue!
Important Information & Dates to Remember:
Dance Costume fee #1 October15, 2016
Dance Costume fee #2 November 19, 2016
Family Revue Fee February 1, 2017
Dance Rehearsal at the Pontchartrain Center June 8, 2017
Dance Revue at the Pontchartrain Center June 9, 2017
Tryouts in September for the 2016-2017 season!
September 30,2016 at the Fassbender Center
5:30pm: Dance team
6:30pm: Baton and Flag Team
Call Debbie Reese at 471-2158 for more information on tryouts!
has been teaching the art of dance for 32 years to students of all
levels and ages. She has been the Kenner Dance Academy Supervisor for 17
years. She was the previous owner of the Deborah Reese Dance Academy
for 15 years. She is certified to teach in ballet, pointe, jazz and tap.
Debbie also teaches specialty classes such as lyrical, hip hop,
contemporary, production, theatrical and competitive dance. Her dance
passion began with Jefferson Parish Recreation and quickly moved to
training with local dance studios. Throughout her years of training she
has attended many conventions and classes locally and in New York. She
continues to bring the latest dance training to students at Kenner Dance
Academy. She focuses on proper dance technique and educating students
in the many styles of the art of dance. She ensures that the students
have an enjoyable learning experience. Debbie's experience and knowledge
of dance speaks through her student's many accomplishments.
Debbie says "I enjoy sharing my undying passion and knowledge of dance and musical theatre with my students."
is 35 years old and has been dancing for 33years. She has been dancing
since she was 18 months and still continues to this day. She graduated
from dance at Deborah Reese Dance Academy in 1993 and received her
teaching certification. She was on the dance team in middle school and
continued into high school where she was named an All Star Dancer at
dance camp. She has attended numerous dance camps and competed for
multiple years in dance competitions where she accomplished numerous
overall winnings . Natalie was selected to perform in the pregame and
half time show for the Superbowl in 2002. This is her 16th year
teaching with the Kenner Dance Academy, the first year attending she was
asked to join the competition team and was offered a position to teach.
She has taught jazz, tap, lyrical, pointe and hip hop at all different
levels . Natalie is currently teaching the intermediate and advanced
Natalie says "I love to teach it is more than a job to me and plan to continue on until I cant anymore!"
main occupation began in 2008 after earning her Bachelor’s of Science
in Radiological Technology from Our Lady of Holy Cross College. Her
favorite occupation, Dance Instructor, began in 1999 after becoming a
Certified Dance Instructor. Her love for dance began in 1985 when a
local dance school began recruiting “tiny dancers” at her preschool in
New Orleans. Three years later she continued her studies at Hopkins
Dance in Kenner and ultimately found her way into the Kenner programs
continuing her dance studies and beginning her studies in gymnastics.
Her participation in Kenner Recreation includes performing in
competitions and special civic events, such as holiday performances,
charity events, parades, and even The 2002 Super Bowl pre-game and half
time show Extravaganzas. She also competed in numerous gymnastics
competitions leading to her becoming a USAG level 7 gymnast and
gymnastics instructor. Heather was also a member of Mount Carmel’s
Dance Team. Heather currently teaches tap, jazz, ballet and lyrical for
all ages but her passion is the 3yr old class.
Heather says "Dancing is great exercise and a lot of fun. I enjoy
teaching and working with children, it is a very rewarding occupation.
goal is to be given the opportunity to inspire others. Dancing has been
a part of her life for over seventeen years, what started out as an
extracurricular activity has now become her passion. She has gained a
broad knowledge in dance technique from the Kenner Dance Academy where
she is now experienced in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, and hip hop.
For the past 9 years her dedication and love for dance has allowed her
to teach and instruct others about the dance art form. Megan is also a
member and captain of the dance company called Extreme Voltage. which is
a hip hop/ dance team that marches in parades and performs in
numerous shows and special events. Megan also received additional
training and classes from guest choreographers such as prep classes for
the New Orleans Honeybees and Saintsations where she was then a finalist
for the New Orleans Honeybees in 2011 and finalist for the New Orleans
Saintsations in 2014 & 2015. In her early years she was a member of
the New Orleans Outlaws All Star co-ed competitive cheerleading team
for 4 years and cheered all throughout grammar school and High School
making captain her senior year. She trained with Russian gymnasts at
Ivanov’s Gymnastic as well as being a member of the gymnastics program
for the City of Kenner for 10 years competing across the state winning
numerous titles & high scoring awards. Megan currently teaches the
beginner and intermediate students.
says "Throughout my life I strive to be the best at what I do,
continually pushing myself to the highest level achievable! I want to
be that person who inspires other people and say, because of you I
didn’t give up!"
has been dancing for 47 years and has been a dance teacher and
choreographer for 25 years. She is certified to teach dance by Dance
Master of America's (DMA). Over the course of her teaching career, she
has taught tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, acrobatics, bellydance,
modern dance, Hawaiian Dance, line dance and creative dance. She is
experienced in teaching both children and adults. She has also studied
Irish Dance; Bollywood and Ethnic Dance. Lisa has studied dance in New
Orleans, Washington D.C. and New York. She has attended many dance
conventions, dance competitions (in which she also competed), workshops
and master dance classes. She is always striving to learn new forms of
dance to share with her students. Lisa is a graduate of Loyola
University where she was a member of the Loyola Ballet. She toured with
the Loyola Ballet and had the opportunity to dance at the Grand Ole
Opry. She was also a founding member of the Tulane University Dance
Team, a dancer at the World's Fair and was chosen to perform in a Walt
Disney World movie premiere. She has also been a member of several dance
teams and marching groups and has choreographed for summer musical
theater. This is Lisa's first year at Kenner Dance Academy and we are
excited to have her as part of our dance family.
says "I can't imagine my life without dance. It is something that just
lives in me and nothing brings me more gratitude then to share dance
Cabrera was born August 13, 1997 in Metairie, Louisiana. She became
interested in dancing at the age of three and then started dancing at
Martha Mayer School of Dance in Metairie, Louisiana where she trained in
tap, ballet and tumbling. During her third year of dance, she
incorporated Jazz into her dance curriculum. During her fourth year she
was asked to do her first duet. Angela danced her first solo in her
eighth year. Angela incorporated pointe, technique classes and hip-hop
to her curriculum. She became an assistant teacher at the end of her
thirteenth year. Angela has accomplished and accumulated all aspects of
dance and has received her Teacher Graduate Certification. She has been
part of the Kenner Dance Academy Dance Team and was named captain. This
will be her debut year teaching. She will start her teaching career
teaching the beginner level dancers.
Angela says "I am so excited for the opportunity to teach and pass on my passion for dance."