Lea Melody Willis
Lea is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of DanceMania. She received a Master of Fine Arts in dance from FSU, has 23 years of teaching experience, and is a member of the Florida Dance Association. Lea is also the founder and director of "ON THE MOVE" Dance Company. Lea has recently received an award for the hardest working teacher at one of the local dance competition. It is well-deserved!
Shawn received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from North Carolina School of the Arts, where she was featured in several productions. She has a very impressive resume of performance history and scholarship awards. After teaching in New York for many years, she moved back to Jacksonville to be closer to her family at DanceMania.
Danielle is a graduate of FSCJ with a dance minor and was a
student of Miss Lea's for 17 years. She was a member of DanceWorks, a performer in the First Coast Nutcracker, and was a member of the "ON THE MOVE" Dance Company for 15 years. She has worked with many prominent dance instructors and choreographers, including Dulce Anaya, Rosemary Fletcher and Rhonda Stampalia. She has been teaching Ballet, Lyrical, and Student Choreography classes at DanceMania for 6 years and has been choreographing for the dance company for 5 years.
Christy "Feanix" Poole -
Feanix has been in love with the art of belly dance since a young age. She found the moves and control completely intoxicating and dedicated herself to learning the art. After years of learning Oriental (traditional) stylings, she decided to look more into the Tribal Fusion style and began studying Tribal drills. Since then She has molded her dance out of many forms of movement with a belly dance base. She has now been teaching at Dancemania for 8 years and still learns new techniques regularly to teach her students. One of the many things she loves about the style is that it is the constant evolution and interpretation of the dance itself. For more information about Belly dance, Click HERE.
Charlotte is our Line Dancing coach at DanceMania! The Line Dancers have won many awards around the area including the Senior Olympics!