Meet the KDD Team

THE TEAM

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    LAUREN WALTON

TAP

    Born and raised in Philadelphia, Lauren began dancing at the young age of 3. Dance always gave Lauren a sense of security and confidence. Studying under the direction of Brenda Lee, Lauren practiced perfecting the techniques of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. Dance was a part of Lauren’s life all throughout High School and College. Studying in Philadelphia for approximately 18 years, Lauren began working as the Head Dance Choreographer at Gibson School of Music & Arts. In 2008, Lauren became a member of THJ Ensemble, a Modern dance company.

    SHANICE WILLIFORD

JAZZ • BALLET

    • Shanice began dancing at the age of 9 at Brenda Lee’s Dance Studio under the direction of Ms. Brenda Lee. It was there that she received training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, and Horton technique. Shanice continued dancing at the University of Maryland, College Park and throughout law school. She was also a company member of the THJ Dance Ensemble and obtained additional dance training from several Philadelphia based dance masters.

        • KATRINA ‘STORMY WEATHER’ LAMBERT

    MODERN • POINTE • BALLET

        • Stormy met both Shanice and Lauren while dancing in Philadelphia. Quickly becoming the “one to watch” in her classes, Stormy ventured from Brenda Lee’s and bean to travel for her training. Debbie Allen, Philadanco, and Koresh are just some of the stops on Katrina’s journey to KDD. Now heading our Modern, intermediate and advanced level Ballets and Pointe courses, Stormy continues to perform and train, forever honing her craft.

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      • KRISTEN ‘KRIS’ CLARK

HIPHOP

    • Kristen began dancing with Canaan at 3. Since then performing has always been an outlet for her. Dancing throughout her tenure in High School Kris’s innate ability to lead and perform led her to teaching HipHop courses in  Philadelphia. Now a contracted dance teacher for a educational non-profit serving the Philadelphia School District, Kris spends the year teaching dance in high schools.