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Meet Our Team

Joyce

Owner

Joyce has been dancing since the age of five and started teaching at the age of sixteen. Joyce has studied and continues to study in Chicago, New York, and at workshops all over the United States. At the age of thirty, Joyce opened J.A.Z. Dance & More and it has been thriving ever since. Joyce has taught all different styles of dance to all different levels of students. She has had many Regional and National winners throughout the years. Joyce has many past students that continue to have dance in their lives. They study in college, perform, teach, judge, and own their own dance studios. Joyce's students are her second family and she loves watching her students grow each year into fabulous dancers and people. Joyce will always have dance in her life and loves sharing it with her students and their families. 


Andrea

Teacher

Andrea has been a member of the J.A.Z. Dance and More family since she was three years old. She has studied various styles of dance such as jazz, tap, lyrical, ballet, hip hop, modern, and contemporary. Andrea was a member of the J.A.Z. Competition Team and during that time received many awards at both regional and national competitions. Andrea is a Bowling Green State University Graduate. She has a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Dance. While at Bowling Green, Andrea was a member of both the Dance Repertory Ensemble and the University Dance Alliance. Andrea joined the J.A.Z. staff in 2008. She furthers her training each year by attending dance conventions, and often visiting New York City to take classes at Broadway Dance Center. With her training, she is able to use her knowledge to share her passion for dance with her students and also teach proper technique. J.A.Z. Dance  & More has such a special place in Andrea’s heart and she feels so blessed to be a part of it. 


Cheryl

Teacher

Cheryl has been teaching at J.A.Z. Dance & More since she was sixteen years old. She has trained dancers in all levels in tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, and tumbling. Her dance training began at the age of three. At age 11, she joined the J.A.Z. family and loved being a member of the competition team. Throughout her teaching career she has attended dance workshops including JUMP, NUVO, KAR, CLI Studios, and has traveled to Broadway Dance Center in New York to learn from amazing choreographers. Over the years, Cheryl's students have won many Regional, National, and Title awards and recognitions at competitions. Teaching dance in Cheryl's passion. She believes that dance inspires children to build relationships and friendships. It pushes and grows their confidence. Dance also challenges their bodies and minds in new ways. Above all, Cheryl believes that dance is a fun and rewarding experience that teaches lifelong skills. 


Tiffany

Teacher

Tiffany grew up in the Columbus Area, and has been dancing since the age of three. As a junior in high school, Tiffany auditioned and earned a spot in Ohio's only non-profit, professional, contemporary company, Exhale Dance Tribe in Cincinnati. She was a member of the company for five incredible years.Tiffany has also performed at the Merce Cunningham Theatre in NYC, Dean College in Massachusetts, as well as multiple venues throughout the state of Ohio. Tiffany has had the opportunity to work with reputable teachers and choreographers throughout the country such as Andrew Hubbard, Nick Bass, Mike Minery, Kirsten Denehey, and Missy Lay Zimmer. Tiffany is a sought after artist who has choreographed for professionals as well as students throughout the Midwest. 


Brittney

Teacher

Brittney began taking dance classes when she was just four years old at Avante Gymnastics and Dance. She started dancing competitively at the age of 8. Her tap solos earned her the titles of Junior Miss Dance in both Indiana and Ohio. Brittney trained privately with and performed choreography by Mark Santora and Charles Kelley of Broadway Dance Center. As a young dancer, she performed the role of Clara in The Ballet Academy's premier production of The Nutcracker (Newark, Ohio). She is a very well-rounded dancer, having studied tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, acrobatics, and Irish step dancing. Brittney is also a very gifted choreographer having won her first award at the age of 14 with an Irish step solo. Since then her innovative and entertaining choreography has won numerous awards in several regional competitions each season. With 11 years of teaching experience, Brittney has proven herself to be a very effective instructor, coaching her students to many accomplishments. In addition to her dance experience, she holds a degree in business with an emphasis on marketing and sales. 


Chris

Teacher

Chris has been a member of the J.A.Z. Dance and More family since his daughter, Emma, was three years old (2016). Chris was bitten by the “theatre bug” in his middle school theatre program and went on to enjoy performing throughout his high school career. He attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre in 2010. He went on to receive a Master’s degree in Drama Education (K-12) in 2012. During his time at Ohio State, he had the opportunity to perform in various semi-professional performances, in acting, design, and direction. After graduation, Chris taught in Columbus City Schools at West High School. He re-established and implemented a student-driven educational theatre program full of student original works and engaging theatrical opportunities and productions. Chris made the difficult decision and left West High School in 2018 and joined on at Whetstone High School. He co-created and artistically directs the mainstage productions for Whetstone Academy of Performing Arts. In 2019 they presented Hairspray the Broadway musical and were set to produce Beauty and the Beast this Spring. Chris thoroughly enjoys the free world of improvisation and directing scenes - pushing actors beyond their potential using Stanislavski methods. Chris loves engaging his theatre classes with kinesthetically-driven ensemble work in which every student can be successful by participating. He feels blessed to be among such an incredible staff of artists here at J.A.Z. and looks forward to seeing your student(s) in the Acting For The Dancer class!


Charlotte

Teacher

Charlotte began dancing at the age of 2 and continued to dance throughout high school and college. She studied tap, jazz and ballet. At the age of 15 she began teaching dance and continued to teach throughout high school and into her college years. Charlotte has continued to support her love of dance by watching her daughter, Avery, who was a member of J.A.Z. Dance & More until recently graduating, and by working in the office at the dance studio for many years. Charlotte has a passion for working with young children. She has many years of experience teaching young children at her church and also working at a preschool. Charlotte is looking forward to helping young dancers have fun while learning and developing a passion for dance.


Halle

Teacher

Halle has been dancing at J.A.Z Dance & More since she was 6 years old & has been a member of the J.A.Z Competition Team since she was 10. She is currently a Junior in high school & studying at C-Tec to be a Nurse. Halle is very passionate about dancing and can’t wait to teach others what she loves to do the most! 


Patty

Teacher

Patty moved to the area in 2019. She was born and raised in Painesville, Ohio where she studied dance at Studio Theatre. With over 25 years of teaching experience, Patty has taught various levels of pointe, ballet, acrobatics, tap, jazz and social ballroom dancing. During that time she has shared her love of dance with children as young as 2 years old and adults well into their 90’s. Her teaching career started at Studio Theatre as a young teenager and she has since owned her own dance studio, taught for non-profit school of Fine Arts, pre-schools, high school events, local events, nursing homes and choreographed Bride and Groom’s first dance. Some of her students have received scholarships to study dance in college, become dance teachers, perform with ballet companies as well as on Broadway. Patty believes in strong technique and that everyone can learn to dance. Patty is excited to be sharing her love of dance and being a part of the family at J.A.Z. Dance & More.


Jada

Teacher

Jada has been dancing for 12 years at J.A.Z. Dance & More. She has been dancing competitively for eight years. Jada loves to teach and has been assisting in classes with the younger dancers for years. She is currently homeschooling. When she gets older she would love to be on Broadway or own her own studio. She also loves to act and sing. Jada loves dancing and is looking forward to helping others grow. 


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