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Certified by Dance Masters of America to teach Ballet, Tap and Jazz
Beth is owner and artistic director of Main Street Dance in Hammond, Louisiana . Main Street Dance was named one of the Top 50 Dance Studios on the Move of 2006 by Dance Spirit and Dance Teacher Magazines and is currently ranked in the Top 50 Dance Studios by the Federation of Dance Competitions. Beth has over 17 years of experience as a dance educator, choreographer and adjudicator. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and is certified to teach Ballet, Tap and Jazz by the Louisiana Association of Dance Masters. Her unique style and award winning choreography have earned national recognition. As a teacher, her students have won countless awards and scholarships to esteemed institutions such as Joffrey Ballet, The Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood, California, Steps on Broadway and Young Americans. Her students have won many National Awards and Titles. Beth’s company, that was formed in 2002, Southeast Dance Alliance, has been invited to perform in Florida’s Gator Bowl and the Summer Dance Festival in Australia. Their award winning and entertaining style has become the hallmark of her company. In addition, Beth has been involved providing choreography for the Miss Mississippi Pageant as well as cheer and dance groups. She has also performed at the Super Bowl half time extravaganza. Beth’s passion for teaching is evident in the way she inspires her students. Her love of dance is contagious!
Beth is a certified elementary school teacher. She has worked in both the public and private school systems. She tries to meet all learning styles by offering activities and exercises that are unique, but most of all, fun and exciting!
Beth is a native of Hammond where she graduated from Holy Ghost Catholic School, Hammond High School and Southeastern Louisiana University.
Company Technique Instructor
Allison Brando was one of Mrs. Beth's charter members at Main Street Dance. During her training at Main Street, she was selected as a member of the Southeast Dance Alliance (SEDA), and she was the first recipient of the SEDA Most Talented Award.
Following her training at Main Street, Allison spent two years working and studying in California. There, under the representation of both the commercial and dance departments of DDO Artist Agency, she had broad experience and achieved outstanding successes. Allison was a member of the Young Americans Musical Theater Company. She appeared in a number of shows and industrials at Disneyland, Disney World, and Knott's Berry Farm. Additionally, Allison was a guest performer for the University of Southern California Dance Concert, and danced in the "V" Show in Las Vegas.
In Louisiana, Allison performed for the Baton Rouge "Blaze" and the Louisiana Festival, "Bonne Fête." Also, she was selected as one of only three from among more than 2,000 competitors to receive a scholarship to the Dance Excellence International Festival, where she performed as dance and vocal soloist at the closing gala. In addition to being awarded over 25 convention scholarships Allison has earned scholarships to such institutions as Edge Performing Arts Center, Broadway Dance Center, the American Jazz Dance Company and the Los Angeles Performing Arts Center. Allison was selected as a convention demonstrator for many master class teachers and was chosen as an assistant teacher for Company Dance Convention.
Involved with teaching and choreography around the country, Allison has been recognized with the American Artistic Awards Judge's Choreography Award. Allison's television credits include the Fox 44 Kids Club, McDonald's Awesome Achiever program, and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Her print work includes costume modeling for Marcea Activewear and national Kids Artistic Review advertisements.
Currently she is minoring in Dance at LSU. Allison is thrilled to be back home at Main Street.
Hip Hop / Tap Instructor
Jamie Stock is from Ponchatoula where she graduated from Ponchatoula High School . She was a member of their dance team for four years and served as Captain her senior year. She is now attending Southeastern Louisiana University and working on a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry. She plans to attend pharmacy school in the future.
Jamie has been under the instruction of Mrs. Beth for over 14 years. She danced with Main Street’s Dance Company, The Southeast Dance Alliance, over the past three years. Since then she received many awards for awesome tap and hip hop style and her passion for dance. She became interested in Hip Hop and started taking classes from Master teachers whose choreography has been seen in some of the hottest videos. Jamie is a fun, energetic teacher and her students love her.
Company Ballet Instructor
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Company Ballet Technique
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LUCIA KUIMOVA, prior to coming to New Orleans, was as a full-time faculty member for the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the United States. Lucia received her Vaganova Ballet training in Russia. After graduating Perm State University of Fine Arts with a Masters Degree in Choreography and Ballet Pedagogy, she was immediately invited to join the University faculty. She toured internationally as a Principal Dancer with The Russian Ballet in many countries including France, Japan, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Greece, Spain, Romania, and the United States. Lucia has been a guest teacher at SAB, the official school of New York City Ballet. Since 1998, she has been on the Faculty for the Summer School of the American Academy of Ballet in New York. Her credits as Guest Teacher and Choreographer include the Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Pacific University, University of Washington, Olympic Ballet Theater, Tacoma Contemporary Ballet, and Florida Dance Masters Convention. Lucia serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra. Together with the Pembo Cieutat Academy in Mandeville, Lucia will again coach the ballet students from the Greater New Orleans and Northshore area for the annual Moscow State Great Russian Nutcracker International Tour in the Sanger Theatre.