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 [email protected]or call
716-908-8342 for Buffalo inquiries

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.

Sofia Noelle

Sofia Noelle is a Buffalo, New York native who began her dance career at David De Marie Dance Studio at age 3. She spent about 14 years training at this studio, 9 of which were spent as a company team member. Sofia became well diversified in a wide variety of styles during her training, including tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern, contemporary, lyrical, musical theater, and acrobatics. She has also been trained in body conditioning, Pilates and yoga. While dancing at David De Marie, she studied under professionals such as Rebecca Guile, Tracy Navarro, Neil Haskell, Angel Mammoliti, Tiger Martinez, Allain Lupien, Julie LaMancuso, Vlad Novitski, and Jon Lehrer. Starting at age 7, Sofia also picked up classes at other well-known local studios to advance her ballet technique: such studios included the American Academy of Ballet, Classical Ballet Studio and the Configuration School of Ballet. She became a dance major at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts when she was 14 years old, with concentrations in ballet and modern dance.

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.


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

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(716) 908-8342