Welcome 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!

Angela Lukaszonas

Angela Lukaszonas is the founder, owner and artistic director at The Young Ladies of Grace Performing Arts Academy. Angela opened her studio in 2011 in Rochester, NY and now enjoys having 2 locations in Williamsville and Pittsford, NY. 

Director, Producer, Photographer, Developer, Scouting Director – Angela is multifaceted and interactive. She runs the GRACE Modeling Program, Miss GRACE Pageants and GRACE Acting Programs for young ladies who wish to expand their resumes through educational and life changing experiences. She holds Scouting relationships with some of the top tier agencies in NYC. 

Angela also headways the GRACE Dance Programs and is able to offer her lifelong education and training toward developing technically-strong and educated students who will be prepared for a professional career. Her incredibly unique experiences working professionally as a Model and Actress have established the The Young Ladies of Grace as the place in WNY to develop healthy, confident and poised young women. It is Angela’s priority above all things to instill self-worth and strong values in each and everyone of her students.


“developing the heart, body & spirit of young ladies”

Angela is the main instructor at Buffalo, as well as our workshops in Rochester.

To contact her directly you may email her at theyoungladiesofgrace@gmail.comor call
716-908-8342 for Buffalo inquiries

Janine Lukaszonas

Janine is the Office Manager at The Young Ladies of Grace. She is responsible for the daily operations of the studio including
communications, accounting and event planning. Janine ensures the efficiency of the studio thanks to her excellent organizational and leadership abilities. As a mother of five children, she is passionate about maintaining a safe, welcoming environment for our students and parents. She will always be there to welcome you and ensure that you have an outstanding experience with us!

Rorey Fraser

Rorey Fraser was born in Buffalo, New York. He started his formal ballet training at age nine, receiving the majority of his early training at Neglia Ballet with Sergio Neglia and Heidi Halt. He spent two summers at Chautauqua’s school for dance where he received scholarships to train with Charlotte Ballets pre-professional division. He continued his training at Charlotte ballet with Sarkis Kaltakchian, Laszlo Berdo, and had opportunities to work with choreographers Naimah Kisoki and Peter Chu. Rorey then went on to dance with Ballet Hartford for one season as a soloist dancing pieces by Silas Farley, Stephen Pierre, and Michelle Thompson Ulerich. He danced one season with BalleMet’s second company and had opportunities to perform, Alexander Ekmans ‘cacti’, excerpts from Balanchine’s ‘the four temperaments’, and pieces by Edward Liang. Rorey now does freelancing and has worked with, Alabama Ballet, The Charleston ballet, and Westside Studio. He is excited to share his education and expertise through instruction at The Young Ladies of Grace Performing Arts Academy.

Kim Willert

Kim’s love for dance began at the age of three and it hasn’t stopped since. Native to Western NY, her technical training includes jazz, ballet, pointe, contemporary, tap, and musical theater at various local studios, including Classical Ballet of WNY, and at the college level at the University at Buffalo. She has taken intensive classes at the Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and worked with renowned instructors such as Debbie Allen, Paula Abdul, and Jon Lehrer. During her years as a competitive dancer, she won numerous awards and titles from both regional and national competitions. She was involved in various local musical theatre productions as a featured dancer, cast member, and assistant choreographer. 

She began teaching dance while still in high school and found joy in sharing her passion with young dancers. She now has two young daughters of her own who have discovered their love of dance. As a teacher, Kim believes it is important for her students to feel confident, inspired, and to build their self-esteem in an inviting and safe environment.

Alexys Friol

Alexys began dancing at a young age and has extensive experience in all genres and styles. She has been performing competitively for the past 11 years and has been to many Regional and National competitions. She has earned many awards including judges’ choice awards, overall top scores, and many scholarships including the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. She has earned two Regional titles over the years at Imagine Dance Challenge and New York State Dance Challenge. Alexys has been choreographing for the past three years and has received many choreography awards. She has also worked closely with Jill Wolins, James Washington, and Garrett Betancourt.
Outside of the competition world, she has done many performances including dancing in the pageant at the Rivera Theatre, Old Home Days Fair, Darien Lake, the Music is Art Festival at Riverworks, and Todrick Hall at Canalside. She is currently attending the University at Buffalo, studying Aerospace Engineering. She will be a part of UB’s dancers Workshop. Alexys looks forward to sharing her passion and creativity with her students!

Aria Masterson

Aria began her dance training at the age of 4-years old at Finger Lakes Ballet Academy in Canandaigua, NY. She has trained in many styles of dance, but her favorites are ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical. She has taken Master Classes at Broadway Dance Center and attended Summer intensives with the Radio City Rockettes. 

Aria is currently a student at the University at Buffalo. She earned her Bachelor’s in Piano Performance, and is now working toward her Master’s in Music Theory. 
As a former teacher at Finger Lakes Ballet Academy, Aria is thrilled to continue on with instructing dance at the Young Ladies of Grace! 


The Young Ladies of Grace
Georgetown Square
5225 Sheridan Drive,
Williamsville NY