Stephanie Simeon, Director of LA Dance Academy has over 30 years of dance training. BFA Dance: Performance and Choreography from University of Southern Mississippi. Education includes 16 years at Mary Dees's Dance Studio. College level training in Ballet, Modern, Composition, Dance History, Music Analysis, Improvisation, Labonotation, & Methods of Teaching Dance. I performed 16 pieces in 4 years with the USM Repertory Dance Company, choreographed 3 pieces for the Dance Company, and was Stage Manager in 2004 for the Company. After college I moved to LA (Los Angeles) were I joined Donna Sternberg & Dancer in Santa Monica. We performed in Santa Monica, San Diego and Mexico. I became a member of the Dance Masters - Dixie Chapter in 2014 and remain in good standings. Recently was casted in ModSun, Motel Motel - All Right Video. My teaching experience started under the supervision of Mary Dee Brinkman in 1995. After college I taught in Bluffton, SC at Bluffton School of Dance and after my professional career in LA (Los Angeles) I moved back to Covington in 2012 where I taught alongside Mary Dee at Mary Dee's Dance Studio, teaching all ages and competitive students, ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, modern, and contemporary.