Tamika Jett teaches Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap & Jazz at Passion Dance Center. Also Director, and Chief Executive Officer. Graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communications at Louisiana State University. She creates dance productions for PDC & choreographs for Golden Hearts Dance Krewe and many recording artists. Her most notable involvement: Casting Beyonce's video Lemonade, cast in box office movie Girls Trip alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Regina Hall & Tiffany Haddisg, & cast member on Big Freedia’s reality show on FUSE TV. Tamika is credited in music videos with Beyonce', Solange, Big Freedia, Master P, PJ Morton, Missy Elliott, Jonas Brothers, Dee-1 & much more. VIEW TAMIKA’s CLASS SCHEDULE
Michael Smith (Mekhi) teaches Hip Hop & different specialty courses classes at Passion Dance Center. He is known for his artistic symmetry as a singer/songwriter, choreographer, creative director, & artist developer. His styles are influenced by Usher, Ciara, Chris Brown Ne-yo & Michael Jackson. His choreography has been seen on TV show "The Voice" with Craig Perkins & viewed on R&B sensation Princess Denisia. His choreography was displayed in 2017 Essence Music Festival, No Limit Reunion Tour. Mekhi has also worked with Ray J for BET NETWORKS. He would say, "Don't walk into your future, dance into it." VIEW MEKHI's CLASS SCHEDULE
Dawne Moffett is the Head Coach for Passion Dance Center's Golden Hearts. She attended Southern University at New Orleans and received my Bachelors of Art in Psychology in 2005. Dawne received her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2007 (MSW). Former coach of dance team Benjamin Franklin High & Lake Area. Growing up in Mississippi her dance moves resemble ones from the hit reality show BRING IT. Dawne was actually seen on the reality show, Bring It. Her choreography was featured in PJ Morton's music video, "New Orleans Girl." VIEW DAWNE's WORK WITH GOLDEN HEARTS
Keah Moffett teaches specialty class Majorette Buck & coaches the Passion Dance Center's Golden Hearts. She attended Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She received her MFA in Motion Pictures and Television Directing in Spring 2015. Keah has danced for President Obama's Inaugural Parade in 2009, ESPN Superbowl, Essence Festival, and more. You can see her in Solange's new music video, "Don't Touch My Hair" & "Cranes In The Sky." Her choreography was featured in PJ Morton's music video, "New Orleans Girl." She also has been featured in the movie, "Bad Moms" starring Mila Kunis and Jada Pinkett-Smith. She is member of the Baby Doll Ladies Company. Keah graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Hampton University in 2009, where she joined the Marching Force's Ebony Fire Dance Team. VIEW KEAH's WORK WITH GOLDEN HEARTS
Kel Brown(KELZ) teaches his specialty course Kultural Workout at Passion Dance Center. He coaches Passion Dance Center's Golden Hearts. Trained at Dance 411 & Dance 101 in Atlanta. Received bachelors degree at Dillard University in 2005 & masters degree from William Carey University in 2013. There he learned the art of mixing music and transformed into hip-hop community through his music and his dance. Manages an upcoming local artist Pursia. Kel was featured on NBC's Today Show as a dancing actor. You can see him in Solange's new music video, "Don't Touch My Hair." You can check out some of his mixes on Soundcloud (KelzOnDeck) VIEW KEL's WORK WITH THE GOLDEN HEARTS
Amanda teaches Contemporary at Passion Dance Center. She attended the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City in the professional division. Her choreography was selected one out of fifty pieces to be performed in Alvin Ailey’s Annual Fall Fest. Received scholarship & attended Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet Summer Intensive in San Francisco, California. Worked with Debbie Allen on an original production “Derek’s Song” in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. You can see her in PJ Morton's, "New Orleans Girl" music video.
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Satchel Joseph teaches youth ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop at Passion Dance Center. She is also a coach for the Golden Hearts and Ruby Blues dance groups. She is a member of the Archangels and former member of the Golden Hearts. Her most notable involvement: Beyonce’s HBO film, Lemonade, music video “Sorry”, PJ Morton, “New Orleans Girl,” Master P music videos, Dee-1, “No Car Note,” Big Freedia, “Best Beeleevah,” BET’s 365 Black Awards with Canton Jones, Essence Music Festival, and much more. Satchel is a Dance major at Tulane University. VIEW SATCHEL's CLASS SCHEDULE
Aurora Troxclair teaches youth ballet, tap, and jazz at Passion Dance Center. She graduated from the dance department at NOCCA. Aurora performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Houston Ballet, Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre & Delta Festival Ballet. She has studied at Giacobbe Academy of Dance and Thibodeaux Dance Center. Her choreography was performed at the NOCCA Instrumental Composition Recital and showcased at the NOCCA Art & Soul Gala. She also choreographed and performed the closing dance number for World Youth Day (2014 and 2015). In the 2016 Beyond the Stars Dance Competition her choreography and performance won second overall in her category. She received her musical theater training from Broadway Theater Connection’s Summer Intensive 2014 and 2015, as well as, BTC Spotlight 2015. She currently plans on furthering her education while simultaneously pursing her dance career. VIEW AURORA's CLASS SCHEDULE
Dinah Bush teaches the Ruby Blues dance group at Passion Dance Center. She also assists with Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. Her hip hop styles resonates tremendously with our millennial youth. Dinah's involvement with Passion Dance Center has led to big stages such as: Essence Music Festival with Master P, No Limit Reunion Tour & Solange music video. Her most notable involvement is touring with rap cabaret artist, Boyfriend.
JEANNE LENA BORDENAVE Jeanne Lena Bordenave teaches Jazz at Passion Dance Center. Jeanne attended Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana becoming a member of the "Fabulous Dancing Dolls". Being involved in such an exquisite organization, Jeanne was given various opportunities to perform not only at school events but at other major events as well. Jeanne booked with EMVE Management Group during 2017 Essence Festival for project "Can't Stop Won't Stop"- A Bad Boy Movie.VIEW JEANNE's CLASS SCHEDULE
Jaleesa Jett teaches Tap at Passion Dance Center. Graduated with B.A. in Social Work from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2012. And received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Southern University at New Orleans in 2014. She is now a Child Welfare Specialist working with children in foster care. Jaleesa was first trained at Deidre’s and is a member of Gulf Coast Tap Ensemble. She has performed at various festivals and flash mobs in New Orleans, including gospel singers Michelle Williams and Deitrick Haddon at the 2014 Essence Festival & Lisa Marie Presley Fight For Homelessness. VIEW JALEESA's CLASS SCHEDULE
Talton Jett (DjTj) is Music Director at Passion Dance Center. He mixes music for Passion Dance Center and the Golden Hearts Dance Krewe. He has done work for many parties & clubs in New Orleans and Beaumont Texas. Talton has been the lead in composing and running music for every Passion Dance Center production. He graduated from Louisiana State University with B.A. in Psychology in 2007. VIEW DjTj's WEBSITE