2015/2016 FALL SCHEDULE

Vera Dantzler
Managing Director


Vera trained with the Memphis Ballet and the late Carlton Johnson, Founder and Artistic Director of Memphis' River City Ballet Company. She's danced professionally with the Memphis Grizzlies Dance Team, along with assisting with choreography there. And taught earlier on at several local area dance studios. Vera has been technique coach for Germantown Middle's Pom Team for the last 2 years.

Kathelene Taylor-White
Artistic Director


Kathalene's passion for dance has taken her across the globe. She’s taught professionally, in both the United States and Europe, for over 20 years. Choreographing for NBA and NFL dance teams, such as the Los Angeles Laker Girls and the San Diego Charger Girls. And more recently, serving as Director, Choreographer and Entertainment Coordinator for her hometown team, the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies.

Isaac Lias
Tumbling Instructor


Isaac Lias aka Coach Lee Lee is in his third year with DanzHouse. He has been teaching and coaching for over 15 years. He has taught Hip-Hop classes, choreographed cheer routines, and also performs private training. He also teaches Adult Line dancing. Coach Lee Lee was one of the first male dancers for the NBA Memphis Grizzlies dance team. More recently, Coach Lee Lee began teaching Tumbling at DanzHouse.

Yolanda Irby
Ballet Instructor


At 10, Yolanda was awarded a scholarship to study at Dance Theatre of Harlem for a 6-week intensive. And became a soloist and principle dancer of the River City Ballet Company--under the leadership of Founder, Carlton Johnson‚ shortly thereafter. During her career, Yolanda has worked with such greats as Charmaine Hunter; Lowell Smith and Lorraine Graves. Yolanda holds a B.S. in Accounting from Christian Brothers University.

Kenneth Johnson
Hip-Hop Instructor


After performances in productions like Pagliacci, Kenneth realized the stage was the place for him. His passion for choreography began when he joined Subculture Royalty Dance Company. And continued when he assisted with choreography for his high school’s production of musical, Annie Get Your Gun. As a trail blazer at Memphis University School, he created Hip Hop Slammers, a summer dance intensive for boys.

Thomas Bergstig
Tap Instructor


Thomas is one of the founding members of "The JEERK Show", a tap dance and rhythmic rock show originating from Sweden. His TV credits include international events like the 2006 European Athletics Championship 2006, and the popular dance show Dansez Pentru Tine in Romania. Thomas has also been musical director and choreographer for shows like Rocky Horror Show, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease and Rent back in Europe.

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