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Meet Our Staff
 
Our staff are among the most talented and dedicated personnel in the business.
 
Our Senior Staff members are certified in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, and acro/gymnastics through Dance Masters of America International and are members of the
Louisiana Association of Dance Masters, Chapter #6.
 
It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you!!
 
  
Tia St. Amand, Senior Instructor
Tia St. Amand, Senior Instructor
At the age of seven, I reluctantly started taking dance classes to please my mother, I would have never imagined that I would become so passionate about dance. Growing up I was always a shy child, dance was gateway for me to come out of my shell and shine every time I performed on stage. At age 11 I was able to travel the country and perform at various regional and national dance competitions. In 2008, I became a proud graduate of Studio G and began my journey as a Dance Instructor. Teaching at Studio G has granted me with many opportunities, one of my favorites is being able to become a member of the Dance Masters of America. I just recently received my certification as a Massage Therapist, which will allow me to serve my students at an even greater level. My love for teaching dance grows every time I see my students perform. It gives me great joy whenever they learn a new skill. Studio G has become a second family for me and I'm grateful to be a part of it's progress.
Shontrell Johnson, Senior Gymnastics Instructor
My name is Shontrell Johnson! I am happy to say that I have been apart of the Studio G family for 10 years! I have been dancing and doing gymnastics since I was 3 years old! Once graduating from dance school in 2002, I went on to college at Southern University of Baton Rouge. joined the cheerleading team where I cheered competitively. In 2010, I graduated from Southern Univeristy with a bachelors in Fine Arts. After receiving my degree, I came back home to New Orleans and started my certification process in gymnastics with Dance Masters of America. Gymnastics is my passion and I love trying new stunts. Teaching gymnastics helps me escape from all of my problems. This summer, I and another Instructor hosted a cheer camp at the studio which we will soon make an annual event. As an instructor, I have fun with my students but I instill discipline and a "can do" attitude in everyone. In addition, I am planning for a great Gymnastics Exhibition for May 2016. Get Ready!!
Shontrell Johnson, Senior Gymnastics Instructor
Raven Melrose, Sr. Dance Instructor
Raven Melrose, Sr. Dance Instructor
My name is Raven Melrose and I started dancing at the age of 2. From ages 2 through 14, I moved around to a lot of dancing schools. When I made the decision to stop going, my grandmother and mother kept me busy dancing in my church’s liturgical dance group. In high school, I found a dancing school I really liked and in 2010, I graduated from Studio G. In 2015, I graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelors in Public Relations and a minor in Dance. Through my journey of dance, I noticed it has always been and will always be my comfort because I found who I was through dancing. It is my gift from God and my peace. I am proud to share my gift with my students. As I continue to grow in teaching, I would like to encourage my students to always be who they were created to be: strong individuals and great dancers.
Gianni Reid, Sr. Instructor
Ms. G is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education. She is a member of Audac!ty Dance Collective, Avatar Movement Dance Company, & National Dance Education Organization.
Gianni Reid, Sr.  Instructor
Marinda Lee, Senior Instructor
Marinda Lee, Senior Instructor
Certified in jazz, ballet, and modern.
Monique Brogan, Senior Dance Instructor
Monique Brogan, Senior Dance Instructor
Alexis Kelly, Junior Instructor
Alexis Kelly, Junior Instructor
Jayla Williams, Junior Instructor
Jayla Williams, Junior Instructor
Patricia Gibson- Bierria, Business Manager
Patricia Gibson- Bierria, Business Manager
Ms. Pat has been with the company since it started in 2003. She is a certified tax preparer and owner of Jelmalco Tax Service.