Studio located at:
2508 20th St.
Kenner, La 70062
The 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 registration is now open for the 2018-2019 season.
Visit the programs tab to register for Dance, Hip Hop, Just Tap and Ballet.
Important Information & Dates to Remember:
Dance Rehearsal at the Pontchartrain Center June 6, 2019
Dance Revue at the Pontchartrain Center June 7, 2019
Sunday, September 16th.
Dance Team: 10:00 a.m.
Baton Team: 11:00 a.m.
Debbie has been teaching the art of dance for 33 years to students of all levels and ages. She has been the Kenner Dance Academy Supervisor for 19 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."
Natalie 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 level students.
Natalie says "I love to teach it is more than a job to me and plan to continue on until I can't anymore!"
Megan 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!"
Lisa has been dancing for 49 years and has been a dance teacher and choreographer for 27 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.
Lisa 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 with others."
Cabrera has been dancing for 17 years. 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, jazz, hip-hop, overall
technique, and pointe. 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 in 2015. She has been part
of the Kenner Dance Academy Dance Team and was named captain. She has been
teaching the beginner level dancers for the past 4 years, and she loves seeing
them shine and grow!
Angela says "I am so excited for the opportunity to teach and pass on my passion for dance."
Kate was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana and has
been dancing for 22 years. She studied under Mrs. Debbie Reese for over 12
years at Kenner Dance Academy, which is where she fell in love with the art of
dance. In high school, she was on the Jesuit Jayette dance team, where she
performed at football and basketball games as well as competed in local and
national dance competitions. In 2013, Kate became a professional cheerleader as
a New Orleans Saintsation, performing on the field of the Superdome as well as
at various events throughout southern Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. In
2014, Kate moved to Orlando, Florida where she was a member of the Walt Disney
World entertainment department, performing in various parades and character
performances. Kate has taught hip hop, jazz, tap, ballet, and technique to
children ages 3-14 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She graduated from LSU in 2016
and is now a preschool teacher, working with children with special needs.