J.A.Z. Dance & More
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25 years in business located in the heart of Reynoldsburg!
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Meet Our Team
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 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 and More has such a special place in Andrea’s heart and she feels so blessed to be a part of it.
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 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 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.
Chelsea began her dance training at the age of three at Dublin Dance Center. Throughout her years as a student she trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and modern. She graduated from the Pre-Professional Training Program at BalletMet. During her time at BalletMet she performed with YouthMet and in The Nutcracker. Chelsea has attended summer intensives at BalletMet, Dayton Contemporary Dance company, and Ballet Magnificat. In 2006, she was accepted into Ad Deum Dance Company in Houston, Texas and danced with them for a season. During her time there she performed throughout Texas and in New York. After her season with Ad Deum Dance Company, Chelsea was accepted into Ailey/Fordham BFA Dance Program at the Prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Company. In addition to Chelsea's dance career, she has taught at studios and in public as well as private schools in Ohio and Texas for sixteen years. She was the director or a professional dance company for three years and the owner/director of a dance school for almost ten years. Chelsea has performed and choreographed with local artists at Xclaim Dance Company. Recently she has taught at the Dance Arts Castle in Delaware and acted as dance coordinator for the program. In addition to teaching, she loves attending dance master classes and conferences to expand her knowledge of dancing. Chelsea loves sharing her passion for dance with her students while encouraging them as they learn and grow in their art form!
Lexee has been a part of J.A.Z. Dance & More since she was three years old. Lexee is currently a student at Gahanna Lincoln High School and a member of our senior J.A.Z. Competition Team. Lexee is a wonderful tumbler and enjoys passing along her passion for dance and tumbling to her students.
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 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 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!
Andrea Scherler is from Cleveland, Ohio where she danced for 16 years at Art In Motion Dance Center. Throughout her competitive dance years, she was a protege for Cathy Roes Ultimate Dance competition as well as Jason Michaels Energy Source Dance Association. She attended the Rockettes Summer Intensive for 2 summers and took classes at several conventions, such as the Pulse. After high school, Andrea moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University, where she graduated with a BS in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Dance in 2017. While at Ohio State, Andrea was a member and treasurer of the Club Dance Team and attended NDA nationals for 2 years, where the team placed 8th in the nation. Currently, Andrea is a member of the Movement Afoot tap company. You can catch her performing around the community bringing tap to the people! Andrea also works at LBrands as a supply chain analyst. Although she has been teaching dance for 5 years now, she is so excited to be a part of the JAZ Dance & More family!