to The Young Ladies of Grace! We
are a unique Performing Arts Academy dedicated to developing young
ladies ages 3 - 17 with self confidence, self esteem, poise, respect
for themselves and respect for others through the arts. We will
help your daughter realize her inner beauty as well as her outer
beauty. Not what the world wants her to be or look like, but what
she sees as beautiful in herself! Our goal is to help your daughter
realize that she is an incredible gift!
Lukaszonas is the creator, owner and artistic director for The
Young Ladies of Grace Performing Arts Academy. Angela has been
dancing since the age of three and has been teaching for 10+
years. She studied in Los Angeles and New York City at the Conservatory
for Dramatic Arts. She is a Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor,
Certified Children's Fitness Specialist and a Certified Nutrition
and Wellness Consultant. Angela worked professionally in the
modeling and acting industry and now scouts and develops new
aspiring talent. Angela's education, knowledge and experiences
have inspired her to create the unique Confidence Coaching Techniques
she incorporates into every single one of her classes. She is
passionate about teaching young women self-respect, confidence,
self-worth, healthy body image and above all things ... GRACE.
It is her life goal to instill these values in all her Young
Ladies of Grace.
is the main instructor at both our Rochester and Buffalo locations.
To contact her directly you may email her at email@example.com
585-350-8297 for Rochester inquiries - or - 716-908-8342 for
at The Young Ladies of Grace Performing Arts Academy, Janine Lukaszonas
is the office manager and head of business operations at the studio.
With 25+ years experience in creating, managing and refining businesses,
Janine's consulting skills allows The Young Ladies of Grace to run
efficiently. With 5 children herself, Janine is empathetic towards
child-development and always has her door open to all parents with
questions, concerns and advice.
grew up dancing on Long Island and throughout the tri-state area.
Making her professional theater and dance debuts at a young age,
she has performed at Gateway Playhouse and Papermill Playhouse in
various musical theater productions. Currently, Allison is a professor
of dance at The College at Brockport: State University of New York,
and Colgate University. She completed her MFA in Dance at The College
at Brockport and spent the summer teaching dance and theater at
The American School in Switzerland (TASIS). Allison received her
undergraduate degree in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) and Special
Education at SUNY Geneseo with a concentration in dance and is a
certified PreK-12 dance educator in New York State. Allison is also
an administrative assistant for New York State Dance Education Association
and Associate Editor for "Attitude: The Dancer's Magazine"
based out of New York City. She has danced with Vanessa VanWormer,
Kevin Warner, William (Bill) Evans, and Cheryl Johnson throughout
New York and has had her choreographic work featured in STEPS on
Broadway Performance Lab in NYC. Most recently, Allison is thrilled
to be teaching dance to beautiful young dancers at The Young Ladies
Dancing since the age of two, Sierra received her ballet training
with the Draper Center for Dance Education and has trained with
TYLOG. Experienced in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Tap
and Musical Theatre style, Sierra has performed professionally with
The Rochester City Ballet, Geva Theatre Center, and Pittsford Musicals
and is a member of the Roc City Singers Regional Show Choir. She
has also directed and choreographed several local musicals. Sierra
has held multiple media roles regionally along with internationally,
and has appeared in feature films and documentaries with PBS/WXXI.
Sierra finds great passion in expressing her knowledge and poise
through her students.
is The Young Ladies of Grace photographer with 5 years of experience
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grew up dancing around the Rochester area. She trained in ballet
at the Lynn Scott School of Dance and the Orcutt-Botsford School
of Dance, took course work at Garth Fagen Dance, and trained in
modern and lyrical dance with Elizabeth Clarke Dance. While living
in Copenhagen, Denmark, Miss Leah studied lyrical technique and
the history of the Royal Danish Ballet. Miss Leah continued her
study of lyrical expression through movement as a figure skater
with the Thomas Creek Figure Skating Club and the Mirror Images
synchronized skating team.
for her undergraduate degree in fine arts and literature at St.
Lawrence University in Canton, NY, Miss Leah was a dancer, choreographer,
and the president of the schools Dance Ensemble. A strong
believer in life-long learning, Miss Leah is currently expanding
her dance repertoire to include ballroom dance and aerials work.
is also skilled in costume design and construction for theater
and dance: she was employed as an Assistant Costume Designer while
at St. Lawrence University, and has worked in wardrobe and costume
design roles for area theater companies, including Geva Theater
dancing Miss Leah works as a licensed attorney experienced in
Art Law and related matters. She credits the discipline and self
confidence learned in dance as one of the foundations of her success.