Extreme Dance Center

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Lisa Burton-Owner/Director

Miss Lisa has been dancing since the age of 3, and began her teaching career in Murrysville in 1983.  In 1995, she opened as "Steps by Steban" in Irwin. Over the years, she has helped many students achieve their own personal goals, whether it be dancing in high school musicals, on college dance teams, making Rockette auditions, dancing in local theaters, or simply becoming better athletes in school. She is also very proud of her studio's competitive dance troupes for their many awards won over the years at competitions. Now in 2016, she is excited to take her expertise to the Greensburg area, and continue to inspire children of all ages to love the art of dance. Lisa resides in Perryopolis.

Jenny Cameron-Studio Manager/Dance and Acro Instructor

Jenny began dancing at the age of five with Miss Lisa and is happy to still be in the studio as the head instructor. She has been teaching dance for the last eighteen years and enjoys helping students learn and grow to meet their goals. Jenny attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where she was a member of the Dance Ensemble. She graduated in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She then completed her Masters in Reading Education at the University of Pittsburgh. When not busy at the studio, she is teaching second grade in the Greensburg Salem School District. Jenny currently resides in the Penn Trafford area with her husband, Ryan and daughters, Mackenzie and Madison.

Rachel Shojaie-Hip Hop and Dance Instructor

Rachel has been dancing with Miss Lisa since she was a little girl and is thrilled to still be involved in dance by teaching at Extreme Dance Center. When she is not teaching dance, she works for her parents at Jaden’s Catering in Monroeville as the Office Administrator. Rachel attended California University of Pennsylvania, where she had the pleasure of being a member of the dance team for two years. She graduated in December of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication, focusing in Public Relations.


Kylie Smith-Hip Hop and Dance Instructor

From the age of three, Kylie studied many styles of dance including: ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz, musical theater, and hip hop.  As part of the competition company at a local studio, she had the opportunity to compete as a group member and soloist in Charleston, WV, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Las Vegas, NV.  Kylie also had the opportunity of performing on the stages of Walt Disney World, FL.  At the age of fourteen, Kylie began teaching various dance classes at a local studio and Penn Trafford Parks and Recreation.  While studying for her degree at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Kylie was part of the Jazz/Tap Ensemble and took extra classes in Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance.  She also returned to her home studio to teach and choreograph both recreation and competition level classes.  Kylie was privileged to choreograph award winning solo and group tap, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical pieces.  After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety and Environmental Management with a Minor In Business Administration, Kylie relocated to Los Angeles, CA.  While in CA, Kylie taught classes in tap, jazz, hip hop, acro, and stretch/extension/kick at one of the top studios in LA, The Dance Factory School of Performing Arts.  When she was not teaching, Kylie had the opportunity to take classes at Hype Studios in Torrance, CA.  Aside from dance, Kylie is certified in Zumba Basic, Zumba Gold, and Hip Hop Hustle.  She is also a Beachbody Fitness Coach.  Kylie is looking forward to becoming a part of the Extreme Dance Center team.  

 

Lindsey Lawrence-Dance Instructor

Lindsey has been dancing since the age of three.  She has trained at two dance studios in Pittsburgh’s South Hills as well as several Ballroom Studios. She was very involved with all kinds of dance during her High School years as the Dance Team Captain, Cheerleading Team Leader, held featured danceroles also  lead Roles in Musicals and has choreographed many performances for her High School and community. At the age of 14, she auditioned and was chosen to attend the Rockette Summer Intensive at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and now holds alumni status and attends every summer.  She has also performed with The Pillow Project Dance Company. She recently graduated from Seton Hill University as a Dance Major where she was involved in many productions there as a dancer as well as choreographer. She was also the President of the Dance Club at Seton Hill. In addition, Lindsey is a certified Zumba Instructor and Certified Cheerleading/Dance Team Instructor.  She is the assistant cheerleading coach at Yough High School. She is so happy to be here at Extreme and is so thankful to Miss Lisa for this opportunity.

Jackie Sobel-Ballet and Contemporary Instructor

Jackie found her joy for dancing at age 3. She started her formal dance training at the Atlantic City Ballet Theatre, and later moved on to train at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. In her teen years, she was accepted as one of the (at the time) youngest students to be accepted into Point Park University’s Pre-Professional dance program. She moved on to major in Dance at the Ohio State University. More recently, Jackie focused her studies on industrial/organizational Psychology and obtained her Bachelor degree.  Jackie was one of the early members of Knoxville based modern dance collective, Momentum Dance Lab, where she performed, choreographed, directed shows, and served as president. In addition to teaching Modern and Ballet technique classes. Jackie is also a certified Zumba instructor.

Becca-Dance and Acro Instructor

 

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