Staff


Alice Grimes

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Ms. Alice Grimes, owner and director of Lorna Badon Legacy Dance Centre! Ms. Alice has been teaching dance for 30 years and has been dancing for 45 years. She is certified to teach ballet, tap, and jazz through the South Texas Association of Dance Teachers, Inc. Dance Master’s of America Ch. #3. Ms. Alice is also certified in Acrobatic Arts and Progressing Ballet Technique and is the director of the Orange Jazz Company. She is married with 2 children and her favorite style of dance is ballet.

Janel Campbell

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Ms. Janel Campbell has been teaching dance for 36 years and dancing for 57 years! She is certified in ballet, tap, and jazz through the South Texas Association of Dance Teachers, Inc. Dance Master’s of America Ch. #3. Ms. Janel is a mom of 3 with 7 grandchildren and many others (we love our studio kiddos!) She has traveled and learned from many outstanding and world renowned dancers and also taught several students who have went on to perform on Broadway or have careers in the arts.

Danielle Oliver

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Meet Ms. Danielle Oliver! She has been teaching for 16 years and dancing for 34 years! Ms. Danielle is certified to teach ballet and jazz through the South Texas Association of Dance Teachers, Inc. Dance Master’s of America Ch. #3. She is married with 3 children and is also a RN who works in labor and delivery!

Aleena Rambo

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Ms. Aleena Rambo has been teaching dance for 22 years and dancing for 38 years! She is certified to teach ballet and jazz through the South Texas Association of Dance Teachers, Inc. Dance Master’s of America Ch. #3. Ms. Aleena is married with two children and a stepson. Her and her husband own Rambo Outdoors and her favorite style of dance is a tie between jazz and lyrical!

Mallory Blanton

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Mrs. Mallory Blanton has been teaching dance for 8 years and danced for 23 years. She is Dance Masters of America certified to teach ballet, tap and jazz. Mallory is married with a 2 year old daughter, Charleigh. She has been teaching for the LCM school district for 5 years and a 6th grade history teacher at Little Cypress Junior High.

Sophie Braud

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Welcome back a familiar face, Ms. Sophie Braud! She has been teaching for 7 years and dancing for 22 years. Sophie has received many scholarships and awards through the Dance Masters of America organization including, Teen Miss Dance of Texas 2012 and Miss Dance of Texas 2014. She has graduated from the #1 Dance Performing Arts Program in the nation with a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Oklahoma City University with a focus in Pedagogical Strategies and Choreography Theory. Her performing credits include: On the Town with Wanda Bass’ School of Music, West Side Story, Hello Dolly, and Mamma Mia at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Sophie was most recently seen sailing across the U.S. performing in the First National Broadway Tour of Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville! Sophie feels so incredibly blessed to have this time in her hometown to teach and bring techniques and skills from her travels and studies back to her hometown dance studio, Lorna Badon Legacy Dance Centre!

Carlee Grimes

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Ms. Carlee Grimes has been teaching on faculty for 4 years and dancing for 20 years! She is certified to teach ballet and jazz through the South Texas Association of Dance Teachers, Inc. Dance Master’s of America Ch. #3. Ms. Carlee is also certified in Progressing Ballet Technique! She graduated from the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston where she received her Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management with an emphasis in Event Management. Carlee recently completed a season with Legacy Dance Championships where she traveled across the US on staff as a Stage Manager. She hopes to one day combine her love for performing arts with hospitality. Her favorite styles of dance are lyrical and contemporary but has a lastly love for ballet because it is the foundation for many styles of dance!

Amaris Berwick

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Introducing Ms. Amaris Berwick! She has been teaching on faculty for 4 years and dancing for 20 years. She is certified to teach ballet and jazz through the South Texas Association of Dance Teachers, Inc. Dance Master’s of America Ch. #3. Ms. Amaris is also a beauty consultant and makeup artist. In her free time she loves to garden. Her favorite styles of dance are ballet and tap because of their technicality but loves the freedom contemporary gives to express oneself!

Kristi Porter

 

054A9734-Kristi Porter Headshot5x7Introducing Ms. Kristi Porter! She has been teaching for 14 years and dancing for 33 years. Ms. Kristi has a Bachelor of Science in Dance and is a Degreed member of the South Texas Association of Dance Teachers, Inc. Dance Master’s of America Ch. #3! She is also certified in Progressing Ballet Technique. Ms. Kristi was a member of Lamar University Dance Team for 2 years and the Dance Company for 4 years. She is married with 3 boys and her favorite style of dance is tap!

Rose Fears
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Meet Rose Fears! Ms. Rose has been teaching for 4 years and dancing for 17 years. She is also certified in Progressing Ballet Technique! Ms. Rose has won many awards through the South Texas Association of Dance Teachers, Inc. Dance Masters of America Ch. #3 such as 1st runner Miss Dance of Texas, highest acro score, highest talent, and best interview! Ms. Rose’s favorite style of dance is lyrical.

MiKayla Robnett

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Introducing Ms. MiKayla Robnett! She has been teaching for 3 years and dancing for 18 years. She teaches her specialty, hip hop, at the dance studio and also attends Lamar State College Orange. Ms. MiKayla’s favorite style of dance (other than hiphop) is lyrical. In her free time, she loves being on the river with her family and friends!

Skylar Henry

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Ms. Skylar Henry is currently the acrobatics teacher and has been dancing for 19 years! She is certified in Acrobatic Arts and is proficient in cheerleading. Skylar is also a beauty consultant and makeup artist. She is a senior at McNeese State University pursuing her public relations degree. Her favorite styles of dance are lyrical and jazz and she loves being with her family!

Sydney Peet

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Meet Ms. Sydney Peet! Ms. Sydney has been dancing for 17 years and graduated in 2020 from Little Cypress-Mauriceville high school where she served as captain of the drill team. She was also a competitive dancer for 5 years and won many awards during her time with the LB Legacy Dance Team, Orange Jazz Company and Honey Bears. One of her awards being Highest Interview during the South Texas Association of Dance Teachers, Inc. Dance Master’s of America Ch. #3 Miss Dance of Texas pageant! Ms. Sydney’s favorite styles of dance are lyrical and contemporary. When she’s not busy, she loves spending time with her family and friends and is looking forward to beginning her second year of college at McNeese State University!

Carol Puckett

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Last but not least, the first one you see when you enter the studio! Meet Carol Puckett, our office manager. She is retired from Christus Health, has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. She looks forward to seeing the students and hearing about their day. We also thank her for being the on hand seamstress who saves the day!