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About Dr. Ollie L. J.

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Silver Spring, MD
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As Professor of Communication & Theater, I have exceptional experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing stage plays. My mission is to inspire and develop your unique gift. Fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

Freedom of expression! Calling all dancers to tell your story through inspirational dance and music. Students express themselves through creative dance to inspire under the direction of Ollie.

Professional teaching artists may also assist with the dance choreography.

About Dr. Ollie L.
Professor of Communication & Theater with incredible experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing stage plays performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Publick Playhouse, THEARC Theater, National Children's Museum and over 60 different stages annually. She is the President/Owner and Founder of Timeless Visual Works - the inspirational film, theater, and publishing company. She leads with Christian faith-based principles and extensive knowledge as well as experience training aspiring and professional performers.
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Linda September 9, 2016
· Acting · In studio
It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie.
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Kristyl N. March 3, 2016
· Acting · In studio
I booked 4 acting sessions with Ms. Ollie for my daughter. Ms. Ollie did a phenomenal job starting from scratch, coaching my daughter for her up coming audition. My daughter had no acting experience, she was shy, and soft spoken but in just 4 short days, Ms. Ollie turned her into a confident, outspoken young actress. My daughter nailed her audition thanks to Ollie!! I will highly recommend her as your acting coach.
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Leana T. January 13, 2016
· Film and TV Acting · Online
Great person to work with! Cheerful. Listens to what you have to say. Ready to help you improve.
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About Jaslyn G.

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Carson, CA
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I have been dancing since I was in high school, so a total of 11 years. There is a lot that can be mastered in 11 years than one thinks. I currently still am a dancer today. I danced for a dance company and have danced for a competitive company called C8 here in Los Angeles. I am currently doing field work to expand on Pedagogy for a dance curriculum in schools... I am glad to share more if interested. I currently teach kids in middle school. I love teaching Hip Hip, Jazz, Ballet, locking, fusion, and improvised dance. Don't be shy, LETS DANCE!! If you are shy.... Not For Long.

About Jaslyn
My name is Jaslyn. I am currently still in college Majoring in Sociology and Dance as a minor. I have received a scholarship in dance to further help me and my expenses for dance. I am involved in the dance department at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Sociology is still a work in progress. I am going to be graduating in less than a year. I take classes to fulfill my major requirements to keep me on track. I also love to write poetry, skate, do fitness, yoga, flexibility training and just being outdoors. (Inclusively) I am getting back into a consistent paste with TakeLessons. I hope to help everyone that takes lessons with me reach their long term goal/s. As mine is to stay motivated and ready for growth from all angles and inspire those who have lost their fire. As I know I have had a Dim flame before... So my 1st goal with each individual i
s to help everyone identify their strengths and Build from There. I am ready for the flame to be like a fireplace once and for all. If your ready to be inspired and join this journey let's inspire each other with determination perseverance, and Hope. I also teach using daily writings and sketches to assist in my choreographic skills set.
If you have any further questions I answer questions from Potential students as well. (give me a 24 hour window. I will Respond. :)
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Ola O. March 12, 2016
· Dance · In home
Jaslyn is very professional and will adapt her lessons to fit your need. I enjoy working with her.
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About Carissa M.

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Sacramento, CA
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Let's get moving! I can teach you a number of styles or focus on one in particular that you like. My background is mainly in ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theatre dancing. No one is too young or old to learn some moves!

About Carissa
Hi! I'm Carissa, a working actor and playwright, and would love to work with you on your craft! I grew up heavily immersed in the arts from a young age. For Middle School and High School I attended one of the top Performing Arts schools in the State of California, where I was able to take classes such as ballet, tap, jazz, acting, and playwriting daily. After that, I earned a spot in, and graduated from, the BFA Acting program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After taking a year to work professionally in theatre and television, I moved to Ireland to earn my MFA in Playwriting from The Lir Academy (an affiliate school of London's RADA). Teaching has been a big part of my life, from private study to running theatre camps for kids. I'm well versed in the drama school audition trail and would love to help you prepare fo
r this exciting time! I also offer playwriting lessons/critique, and beginner lessons in dance (ballet, jazz, tap). I look forward to hearing from you!
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Tommaso July 18, 2019
· Acting · Online
Absolutely the best acting instructor I could get!!
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Neil K. July 8, 2019
· Acting · Online
She is the Best. Very good in communicating and sharing her experience.
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Rajan N. July 8, 2019
· Acting · Online
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Carissa M.

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About Tyh C.

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Cambridge, MA
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Hi I'm Tyh :) Are you looking to improve the way you move? Then you're in the right place! I've been performing, teaching and studying dance in the greater Boston area for 15+ years. I specialize in hip hop and street jazz where you can explore freestyle movement in a supportive culture of community and fusion! Book a private with me to tap into your already amazing movement vessel in a fun new way 👍🏽

About Tyh
Hi I'm Tyh :) Are you looking to improve the way you move? Then you're in the right place! I've been performing, teaching and studying dance in the greater Boston area for 15+ years. I specialize in hip hop and street jazz where you can explore freestyle movement in a supportive culture of community and fusion! Book a private with me to tap into your already amazing movement vessel in a fun new way!

I love to eat all kinds of foods but my favorite has to be ICE CREAM. Hehe. I also love to read books about psychology, history and sci-fi fiction! Eek. My favorite pass time is fitness when I'm not dancing (like they're not related pfft) so you can catch me in the gym lifting weights or training mixed martial arts with my fiancé!
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Elsa July 3, 2019
· Hip Hop Dance · In home
Tyh was enthusiastic and really tailored her lesson to our level and our vision. We had a great time!!
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Rito November 15, 2018
· Dance · Online
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Tony August 11, 2018
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
This was a great instructor. She was positive, upbeat and encouraging. When you see her teach, you can tell she loves what she does, and it exudes in every area of her. She created a great experience for my girlfriend and me. Thank you again!
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About Monica V.

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Omaha, NE
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Hello! I’ve been a cheer and dance coach for over 9 years. I love to dance and make up new moves. I can take you to the next level. I cant wait to hear from you!!! I also have been background checked through St. Wenceslaus. I can provide information upon request.?

About Monica
Hello! I’m Monica. I have been in dance and cheer most of my life. I was a cheer coach and district trainer for 9 years. I won many competitions and went to Nationals. I love to teach and I know what it takes to stand out in a crowd. I come from a law enforcement family and have been background checked through St. Wenceslaus. I can provide information upon request. Teaching girls from 4-18 is my passion. I hope to hear from you soon Also, I can come to your school.🤗🤗
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ashley thomas March 15, 2019
· Dance · In home
girl this black chyna can not get on my face book ima be at the concert
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Rowena December 8, 2018
· Cheerleading · In studio
Monica has taught both of my daughters and they hold her in high regard. She is positive role model and makes learning cheers fun. She is very approachable and I could not have ever asked for a better Cheer Coach for my kids. They are now adults and still keep in contact with her. i would recommend her to anyone who wants to put their child into Cheer.
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Autumn December 6, 2018
· Cheerleading · In studio
Mrs. Monica taught me for about 5 or 6 years and she was my absolute favorite instructor I have had! The routines were cute and fun to learn, as well as perform. Monica cared about each of her students, got to know each of them very well, and wanted to see them do the best they could while still having fun. I love Monica and know whoever she teaches will love her, too!
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About Tomecia M.

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Conyers, GA

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Dance is an amazing gift used to express how we feel and what we believe. It tells a story, oftentimes our own. I believe in teaching the art of how to freely express yourself through telling a story with every move. Whether you are a trained dancer or a beginner, you have the right to express yourself through creative movement and I can help you with that.

About Tomecia
I am a lover of dance. I believe dance builds confidence, strength, courage and discipline. I have danced all my life and for the past 18 years have had the privilege of leading two dance ministries. One for 7 years and the other for the past 11 years. I believe dance is one of our greatest forms of expression. It is our voice. Whether in a group setting or a solo piece you have the right to be as loud as you want or as quiet as you like.

I specialize in teaching others to find that voice on the inside of them and create from that place. While technical dance is absolutely phenomenal, it is not required to be a student of mine. I have been known to open up the voice and set free many trained in ballet, jazz, tap, African, hip hop and more.

Never be afraid to create and I know I am the one to help you go beyond what you ever coul
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Tomecia M.

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About D M.

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Owings Mills, MD
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I will teach you find your creativity in self-expression. I specialize in hip hop and freestyle for all levels and all ages. Dancing shouldn’t fell like hard work but like fun. Come learn with me and break out of that shell become confident in the movement that is released from your body.

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I’m Dy’Mond ( pronounced Dy’Mond), I have had a love for dance since I was 8 years old. I specialize in hip hop and freestyle and love the art of dance as you are able to create various movements and express yourself. Any form of music or beat that I hear it’s just a natural instinct to move, whether it’s tapping my feet or bopping my head.

I have danced competitively since 2009 and have been teaching since 2012. I believe that everyone has an inner dancer within and it just takes time, motivation, and dedication to get it out. I’m very patient and work at the pace of the student. Whether you want to learn basic rhythm, technique, or latest dance moves I got you. I also enjoy choreographing for retirement parties, weddings, birthdays, and other special events. Come train with me and I’ll have you feeling confident on the dance floor at
the next special event, club, dance class/team, auditions, whatever it is that you desire. I’m here to guide you!
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D M.

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About Gigi O.

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Millbrook, NY

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I bring a highly intuitive approach and personal commitment to every lesson with you. Whether you are a beginner seeking foundational dance skills and self expression, or a more experienced dancer desiring to refine your technique, style, or performance, I will connect with keen awareness to move you toward your goals. I specialize in ballet, healing dance, dance fitness, multicultural dance, creative movement, and a fusion of styles including jazz, modern, classical Indian dance and hula, I carry over 20 years of professional compassionate teaching experience, and I look forward to sharing it with you.

About Gigi
Hello and welcome. My name is Gigi. I have been teaching dance, dance fitness, and meditation for 30 years. I love the personal relationship with each student as together we bring forth skill, style, self confidence, expression, well being, and peace. My primary dance training was received from the Mid Hudson Ballet Company, with teaching certification from Music in Motion, Inc. My meditation training is rooted in 7 years of monastic life and 30 years of integrating the principles and practices into my being. I am a very compassionate, friendly, intuitive person who teaches with warmth, sensitivity, patience, and attention to detail. I look forward to bringing all of the above into sessions with you to help fulfill your personal goals and interests.

My relationship with dance began at the age of 3, when my mother enrolled me in my fir
st ballet class with the hope that it would help me gain the confidence to come out from my hiding place behind her back. Not only did it encourage me to overcome my excessively painful shyness, but it grew an everlasting love and shelter for me. I went on to receive the foundation of my training at Estelle & Alfonso Performing Arts and the Russian Ballet School of the Mid-Hudson Ballet Company. During my adolescent years, I became a teacher at the school and a performing member of the company. I also received the honor of performing in Harlequinade with the New York City Ballet, studying at the Craft of Choreography Conference on scholarship, and attending a variety of ballet, jazz, and modern dance classes by notable teachers in multiple schools and venues in the northeast.

In my adult years, I've enjoyed performing on many occasions, especially as a guest artist with Dog-Eared Dancers and in choreographic partnership with Anna Mayta of Anna Mayta Dance Fusion. I'm grateful to have expanded my modern dance and teaching experience with Laurie Sepe Marder, and to have studied Kuchipudi Classical Indian Dance with Kantham Chatlapalli, as well as ancient and modern Hula with Kumu June Tanoue. Under the mentorship of Barbara Thuesen, I received my certification in ballet teaching and choreography from Music in Motion, Inc. I was then accepted into the dance department at the West Australia Academy of Performing Arts, but chose to remain close to home and open White Lotus Ballet in 2004 instead.

Since then, I have had the ongoing pleasure of teaching dance to dozens of children and adults in my space, as well as at preschools, daycare centers, yoga studios, and special events. My teaching style and content continue to evolve with the gathering of insight, compassion, and experience.

In addition to traditional dance, that evolution has also expanded to include teaching meditation and healing dance. I am a very devotional soul and a natural intuitive empathic healer. So, i find all the gifts, talents, inspiration, and wisdom I receive come together in a variety of forms and ways I teach to touch the heart and desired interest of each student. Again, I look forward to creating lessons that fulfill you in that way.
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M.E. July 19, 2019
· Dance · In studio
I took dance lessons from Gigi with a focus on self expression and working through issues that I was holding onto on any particular day. I am 60+ years old and never danced before. Where my typical perspective of myself standing in front of a mirror is not positive, I somehow was transformed into seeing beauty. Gigi is a beautiful person, very patient , non judging. Her goal was for me to meet my goal, even when it changed from week to week. Sometimes we worked on dance technique, other times using movement to work through feelings. I loved it.
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Anna Mayta June 17, 2019
· Dance · In home
Working with Gigi during a challenging time in my life was an amazing experience, her empathy, her nurturing quality made my experience truly lovely. She finds inspiration for movement therapeutic work by what the students needs are. After my classes with Gigi I feel spiritually rejuvenated.
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Dave June 9, 2019
· Meditation · Online
Wonderful and captivating teacher of meditation.
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About Heyinn R.

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Lawrenceville, GA

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You'll either really love or dislike WAACKING.
WAACKING is not just flailing arms around.
(although Blogilates arm workout will be recommended for sure)

WAACKING is versatile and can easily blend with contemporary, hip hop, breakdancing.

I will use my 5 top strengths (and admiration for K-Pop dancers) :

Restorative
Empathy
Developer
Connectedness
Ideation

About Heyinn
I am probably one of the bubbliest people you'll ever meet.

I graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelors in Materials Science and Engineering. My desire to serve and promote progress shines through the most when there's a learning opportunity for both parties.

Fun fact: my mom is a traditional Korean instrumentalist (plus Korean fan dance)
She influenced me in creativity.

Korean language students can quickly access authentic learning materials. The pronunciation will be enhanced through my own technique called "scatting sound method". The method was developed from my own observation of the language and my love for teaching my friends Korean.

Dance is liberating if you can master a few movements to own for yourself. When I struggled with eating disorder, dance helped me cope with anxiety. Throughout college, I independently studied
a particular dance called waacking and k-pop. As a result, I have accumulated know-hows through experiment.

As a professional engineer, my goal is to help realize what it means to be efficient learner. If it takes a tweak in system, pedagogy, or communication to help you unlock for yourself a Korean tongue or a freestyle dance soul, I am here to hear your story and cooperate.
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Heyinn R.

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