Staff


Alice Grimes

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Ms. Alice Grimes, owner and director of Lorna Badon Legacy Dance Centre! Ms. Alice has been teaching at the studio for 31 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. Alice is also certified in Acrobatic Arts and Progressing Ballet Technique. 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 37 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 17 years and dancing for 35 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!

Mallory Blanton

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Mrs. Mallory Blanton has been teaching dance for 9 years and danced for 24 years. She is Dance Masters of America certified to teach ballet, tap and jazz. Mallory is married with a 3 year old daughter, Charleigh. She has been teaching for the LCM school district for 6 years and a 6th grade history teacher at Little Cypress Junior High.

Carlee Grimes

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Ms. Carlee Grimes has been teaching on faculty for 5 years and dancing for 21 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 where she is currently serving on the Board of Directors for this organization. She graduated from the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and an emphasis in Event Management. Carlee currently works full-time at the Marriott Marquis Houston as the Executive Assistant to the Area General Manager of Houston! She also has experience stage managing from her time traveling the U.S. with Legacy Dance Championships. 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 5 years and dancing for 21 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 was a part of the Streetz Dance Convention’s Company Assistant team for 2 years, traveling with the company. She is currently working for Redemption Church as the Administrative Assistant and is working towards her degree in the ministry. On the side she is a freelance makeup artist after working as a beauty consultant for 4 years. 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 15 years and dancing for 34 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 5 years and dancing for 18 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.

Skylar Henry

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Ms. Skylar Henry has been teaching for 3 years and dancing for 20, proficient in cheerleading. She is certified in Acrobatic Arts. She was also voted best makeup artist in Orange County where she’s been doing makeup for 5+ years, and works at Mathews Jewelers in Beaumont, Tx. She’s a senior at McNeese pursuing a public relations degree. Her favorite styles of dance are acro and jazz, and enjoys spending downtime with her family and friends.

Gabbie LeBlanc

Ms. Gabbie LeBlanc has been dancing for 19 years and teaching for 5, while also
assisting The Legacy Mini Team for 3 years. Ms. Gabbie has been a competitive
dancer with the Orange Jazz Company for 5 years and has attended Dance
Masters of America for 11 years. Her favorite style of dance is tap, because it
improves balance, posture and musicality. In her spare time she enjoys camping,
and spending time with friends and family.

Kaydance Whitfield

Meet Ms. Kaydance Whitfield! Ms. Kaydance has been dancing for 17 years and just recently graduated from Orangefield High School where she was the varsity cheer captain. She was also a competitive dancer for 7 years and a competitive soloist for 4. Ms. Kaydance is currently attending Lamar University to become an elementary school teacher and is studying to take her Dance Masters test in November! Her favorite styles of dance are lyrical and contemporary and when she is not busy she loves spending time with her family and friends!

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!