Master Class with Keri LeGrand & Alexa Anderson
Many of you ask about taking extra classes. This is the perfect time! It gives our dancers a chance to dance with working/experienced choreographers! Master Classes are not only our studio, but also outside dancers. So invite your friends and register for this awesome opportunity. Do not miss out!
Friday October 12th
5-6pm - Keri Junior Class (ages 7-10)
Sunday October 14th
10:30-12pm - Keri Senior Class (ages 11+)
2:30-3:30 - Alexa Junior Class (7-10)
3:30-5 - Alexa Senior Class (11+)
About Alexa Anderson:
Alexa Anderson grew up in Chandler, Arizona where she trained and competed in many different styles of dance, winning numerous National titles and awards. She was a talented and dedicated pupil, and was awarded Student of the Year for Arts and Academics at The Arizona School of the Arts where she attended high school. She was featured numerous times in DanceSpirit Magazine as a young up and comer, and in 2010 she was featured on the cover. At age 17, Alexa performed in NYC as a principal dancer in the off Broadway contemporary dance show, “Beneath the Surface”. Soon after, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career as a dancer. Since then, she has been feature in several television commercials and music videos and has danced on television shows such as Glee, Xfactor, American Idol, America’s Got Talent, Dancing With The Stars, All The Right Moves, and was a contestant on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance. Alexa has toured the country as a cast member of Travis Wall’s contemporary dance company, Shaping Sound. She has also performed with many talented artists such as Kanye West, Queen Latifah, Colbie Caillat, Paramore, The Wanted, Icona Pop, Redfoo, Fifth Harmony, and Demi Lovato. Alexa continues to tour the country as a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and dedicated dance teacher/choreographer.
About Keri LeGrand:
Keri was born in Fountain Valley, California – otherwise known as the O.C., where she began dancing at age three. She was hooked! When she was about eight years old, Keri started training to be a gymnast but after a year, she knew that dance was where her heart was. Around the same time her family moved to Moreno Valley, California, and when she was 13 she began attending dance conventions, even winning many “Best Dancer of the Weekend” titles and a Year-long Scholarship at Tremaine! Keri credits the conventions as what inspired her to pursue dance as a career. Seeing the dancers assisting classes on stage and then feeling the rush of adrenaline when she was competing, she knew dance was calling to her. Though she says during high school, she was a bit undecided, as she was torn between becoming a performer and pursuing her curiosity about anatomy as a heart surgeon. However, at 17 when she booked her first professional dance job, she knew she had found her true path. Later, at 19, Keri moved to Hollywood (trivia – her first roommate was Ray Leeper) to further pursue her professional dance career and she’s never looked back.
She has danced on the MTV Awards with Jennifer Lopez, the American Music Awards with Cher and Toni Braxton, was featured in the film “I’ll Do Anything” and appeared in commercials for 7-Up, Sonyand the MGM Grand Hotel. She was also featured in the “Celebrity Skin” video with Courtney Loveand can be seen on Jennifer Lopez’s “Let’s Get Loud – Live from Puerto Rico” DVD. Keri recognizes two people who were her primary influences in her training and love for technique. The first is Julie Rhoton, owner of Inspirations Performing Arts Center in Moreno Valley, who taught her about the value of discipline, and gave her a place to test her boundaries and really develop who she wanted to be as a dancer without compromise. She would also like to recognize Paula Morgan. Julie was one of Paula’s original students and introduced Keri to her at 18. She says Paula showed her that there is beauty in mastery and took her technical training to a level that she never knew was possible for her. Most of all she says Paula taught her the value of a great teacher, one who leads a student beyond their own boundaries, one who holds a higher vision no matter how stuck the student feels! Keri prides herself on embodying these principals while influencing young minds and souls during her travels as a master teacher and choreographer all over the world. She is also the creator of one our most popular new Teacher’s classes, the “Strength & Stretch” class, for which she has just published her first syllabus. Keri is a valued member of the Tremaine family and we are extremely proud to have her as a faculty member.