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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
Gianni Reid - Sr. Dance Instructor
Gianni Reid - Sr. Dance Instructor
Gianni Reid began dancing at the age of three, studying tap, ballet, jazz and lyrical dance. She went on to study ballet and modern at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was given the opportunity to perform and choreograph for the University's Repertory Dance Company. Upon receiving her BFA in Dance Education, she has found many avenues of sharing her passion of dance; whether it be teaching or performing. Currently, Gianni teaches dance at Belle Chasse Academy, is also a member of Melange Dance Company, an Independent Humana Sales Rep, and will be returning for a 4th season at Studio G.
Monique Brogan - Sr. Dance Instructor
Monique has been passionately instructing dance since she was a preteen and hasn’t stopped. From summer camps to studio classes, master classes to one on one sessions and workshops, Monique has always found a place with guiding and assisting others in her beloved art form, dance. Monique spent a few months in Atlanta, Georgia where she danced with the premiere contemporary dance company, the Atlanta Dance Connection, for a full season. Monique currently works full time at Celerity Woodmere as the dance instructor for grades K-8th.
Monique Brogan - Sr. Dance Instructor
Malani Gibson, Dance & Acro Instructor
Malani Gibson, Dance & Acro Instructor
Malani is a senior at Nicholls State University studying Birth to Age 5/Early Intervention specializing in special education
She is a Student worker for Bridge to Independence Program which specializes in helping college students with disabilities transition to college life and more independent living. Malani is a 2013 Studio G Graduate and a 2014 Xavier Prep Graduate.
She was also a cheerleader 2011-2014; co-captain 2012-2013; captain 2013-2014.

15 years of dance experience including Kelly School of Dance & Studio G dance and Gymnastics Company

3 years of teaching experience in dance and gymnastics (not including student teaching)
Marinda Lee, Senior Instructor
Certified in jazz, ballet, and modern.
Marinda Lee, Senior 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. Pat is also a member of the Diamond Divas Class at Studio G.