Owner/Director and Instructor
Lea holds a Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University, is Power Pilates mat certified, and has been teaching since 1986. She is a professional dancer with a strong background in jazz, lyrical, classical ballet, hip-hop, and tap. In 2006, Lea was contacted by Cirque du Soleil to provide a contemporary class to their dancers the day of their show at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville! Her professional performing career was featured with several top jazz and tap companies throughout the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia areas. Lea choreographed for and participated on dance teams in the NBA and the AFL (Arena Football League). As a choreographer, her work has won recognition in national competitions and featured in national benefit performances and several industrials throughout the East Coast. Lea choreographed and co-taught at an early age with lead instructors for major dance organizations in the United States including Dance Educators of America, Dance Masters of America, Dance Olympus, and Dance Caravan.
Lea has performed at many venues throughout her career. The scholarship pageant she performed with was asked to travel throughout England, Scotland and Wales by Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher in 1987, for which the group received special commendation from the Prime Minster herself. She has performed at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the National Lighting of the White House Christmas Tree Celebration with Sherry Lewis and Johnny Mathis. She was also a featured dancer for the Hispanic Designers Fashion Gala & Benefit, a high-level fashion show in Washington that included top designers such as Oscar De La Renta, Carolina Herrera and Fernando Sanchez. Additionally, she has choreographed and co-produced musical productions in public schools, and for six years was the choreographer of several productions for the Eastern Virginia School for the Performing Arts in Williamsburg such as: Alice in Wonderland, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Brigadoon, Oliver, and the Wizard of Oz. Lea also has experience in modeling and print work, Hawaiian dance, and Martial Arts. Several of her students have become professional dancers with top companies and in NYC. Lea’s training in jazz, tap and lyrical developed over the years through various instructors. Her classical ballet training was in Vaganova and Legatt techniques, nurtured by Sandra Balestracci of the Eastern Virginia School for the Performing Arts (EVSPA).
Kangyoon has been breakdancing (Bboying) since 1998 with his training coming from different youth centers in South Korea, Greece, Italy, Germany, Thailand, and Netherlands while he was traveling. He has taught classes and workshops for children and adults, working with some of the most talented Bboys/Bgirls in South Korea. Kangyoon has competed at Top Notch at the Kennedy Center, Breaking Ground at the University of Virginia, and several international competitions in South Korea. He also has choreographed and performed in a variety of shows. Recently, he is focusing on contributing his Bboying skills and culture to the next generations and has previously taught class at Charlottesville Recreation Center. Kangyoon is still training hard to improve his skills and actively attending Bboying competitions.
Audrey began her dance training in Chapel Hill, NC and the Virginia School of the Arts receiving the Service Award upon graduation. She has trained at intensives with Houston Ballet, BalletMet Columbus, and Pilobolus. Audrey holds a degree in Dance and Developmental Psychology from Duke University where she received the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts and the Julia Wray Memorial Award for her choreography and performance work. She has performed professionally both in Charlottesville and North Carolina with ballet, modern and contemporary companies. Audrey has taught master classes for schools such as Piedmont Virginia Community College and Rockbridge Ballet, and served on a panel discussion for the 2012 Virginia Film Festival. (Photo credit Steve Clarke)
Jaclyn holds a B.A. in Biology from Eckerd College. She began dancing at the age of 6 in Central Illinois where she studied ballet, pointe, modern, tap and jazz. She worked as a teacher’s assistant for a few years before attending boarding school, where she joined the school’s dance team. In 2007, her team won the State Championship in hip hop in their division. While in college, Jaclyn participated in a student-run dance team for 4 years, performing at school events throughout the year. She became captain her junior and senior years, teaching technique and choreography in hip hop, jazz and contemporary styles. Jaclyn has been personally trained by Director, Lea Moore through the CPAS Instructor Training Program.
Born and raised in upstate NY Devin started dancing at the age of 4 with the Fokine Ballet Company. He attended college at the North Carolina School of the Arts to continue his dance training. During his stay at NCSA he preformed many roles from ballets including La Sonombula, Raymonda, Serenade, Nutcracker, Fanfare, Jockey Dance, and Les Patineurs. Trained under the supervision of Ethan Stiefel, Warren Conover, Frank Smith, Melissa Hayden, Gyula Pandi and Christine Spizzo, Devin matured as an artist and learned to view movement as a whole. Devin has performed with numerous companies in different cities across the east coast and brings a wealth of performance experience and dance knowledge to the table. He is currently working as a professional freelance artist and teacher. (Photo credit Steve Clarke)