Street Beatz Dance Studio Owner and Artistic Director
a graduate from Dean College in Massachusetts knew she wanted to teach dance at a very young age. After studying dance everywhere from the Bronx, Westchester , Massachusetts, California, Florida and Manhattan Alexis quickly began to teach dance throughout Westchester. After teaching for several years Alexis decided to open her own studio, a place for her to express herself without boundaries. Her love for dance and dedication to the students are what help make Street Beatz the wonderful studio it is today. Along with Alexis we have an amazing staff that have helped bring Street Beatz to the next level.
was born in China and began her professional career as a soloist with the Theatre Ballet of San Francisco. She has performed with the Hong Kong Ballet where she worked with international choreographers Ivan Nagy, former principal with American Ballet Theatre, Kenneth Gillespie and Patricia Merrin. Classical repertory included Giselle, Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide and La Boutique Fantasque. Influential teachers included Merriam Lanova, Antonio Mendes and Robert Blankshine. Upon retiring from performing, Manching has taught classical ballet at the San Francisco Conservatory of Ballet, London School of Ballet, San Francisco State University and Manhattanville College, among other institutions and dance studios throughout the Hudson Valley.
Jessica earned her BFA in Dance from New York University?s Tisch School of the Arts. She currently resides in New York City where she is enjoying life as a freelance dancer, dance teacher, choreographer, and fitness instructor. Jessica is represented by McDonald Selznick Associates and is a member of J CHEN PROJECT. She has performed works by Gus Solomons Jr., Deborah Jowitt, Keigwin + Company, David Dorfman Dance, Patricia Hoffbauer, Brian Thomas, Rachelle Rak, JT Horenstein, Adam Cates, Eryc Taylor, and Derek Mitchell. She has danced at Danspace at St. Marks Church, Alvin Ailey, Symphony Space, Peridance Capezio Center, La Mama, The Skirball Center, Dixon Place and Lincoln Center for NYC Fashion Week. Jessica has had the honor to dance back-up for Paula Abdul, perform at a TED Talks TEDx event, and most recently was Dance Captain in the off-Broadway production of The Portal at Minetta Lane Theater.
Dancing since the age of 7, Karen studied tap, jazz and ballet with Julia Brande, former Vice President of Dance Educators of America and Dean of Student Conventions. Karen was fortunate to attend annual summer conventions in NYC and study with the some of the best ? Frank Hatchett, Chuck Kelley and Al Gilbert. She had the privilege of working as a dance teacher assistant throughout High School, choreographing and dancing in High School and College productions, and graduated with a BA in English from the College of New Rochelle. In 1988, she took the plunge and opened her own studio, Get Fit/Fit Kids Corp, better known as Dance Fit.
She happily spent the last 29 years introducing children to the love of dance ? a passion filled with joy.
Started breakdancing at 17 years old and by 21 had traveled all over Europe testing his skills in dance battles. He then moved to new york city where he started training in various style and found his mentor in Rhapsody james with whom he trained in the very first motivating excellence program. Alan was lucky enough in his career to work with amazing choreographers on various projects. Credits includes Madonna "gimme all your luvin'' music video, Man in the mirror a michael jackson world tour tribute and Melissa gorga (real housewives of new jersey) amongst other.evel.