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Native to New Jersey, most of Lauren’s dance training took place in New Jersey and New York City. At an early age she was performing in Atlantic City, in shows and telethons held in casinos, such as Harrah’s and Trump’s Taj Mahal, as well as on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Always interested in becoming a teacher, her love of dance brought her to Hunter College to pursue a BA in Dance Education. While at Hunter she had the opportunity to study under dancers/choreographers (Maura Donohue of In Mixed Company, Nicole Wolcott and Stephanie Liapis of Keigwin & Co., and Catherine Green of Brooklyn Ballet) all currently involved in the NYC dance scene. Since her move to Charleston, she has been the dance teacher at Summerville High School. Lauren takes value in continuing her own training in dance and yoga. She is very excited to be a part of Summerville Dance Academy. She has already seen greatness and potential while teaching in the district, and can’t wait to see some new and familiar faces in the studio!
Zimone Xia Mincey is an all around dancer born and raised in South Carolina and a Graduate of The Ailey School :Certificate Program in New York City. She won the dance contest on "Dick Clarks's Rockin Eve 2016" along with working on several projects for MTV most recently "Say It In A Song" She has traveled the world performing Bollywood in China , Bahrain, South Africa , and all over Canada . She has been a member of L!nk The Movement Contemporary Company for 4 years and has performed on staple New York City Stages.She can be currently seen performing with The Bad Girls Club of Charleston . She has taught at many studios around The New York/New Jersey and South Carolina areas. Zimone continues to pursue her career while educating young dancers at the same time.
Andrew started training in acrobatics when he was 6 years old and stayed with it until he was 16. He is a level 8 tumbler and also a national winner on floor. Around the age of 18, Andrew started training with a team of parkour and free runners called The Infinites, he is a part of APK and the 540 club (international clubs for acrobatics and parkour/freerunners). Andrew also went into the military where he was an airborne scout and received an honorable discharge. He now trains gymnasts, dancers, parkour, free runners and tricksters. He also has an extensive performance background and is the executive director for the perfomance company, Daft Concept. Acrobatics is a lifelong commitment to Andrew and he gives 100% in everything that he does. His goal is to instill in all children and even the adults that walk through the door that any dream is possible as long as you are willing to go for it.