Awarded Best Dance Studio
11 Years in a Row
(Located in Beachwood, OH)
Do you have a passion for dancing but you have not perfected the art? Or maybe you are a dance pro that needs to move to the next level. If this is you, it is time to put on your dancing shoes and get into a professional dance studio!
Our dance studio alumni are currently touring with Arianna Grande, J Lo, and Taylor Swift, among others. The dance studio alumni won the V.M.A. award for Best Video Choreography. Shaker Dance Academy Talent Agency has what it takes to make you a successful dancer.
Why Shaker Dance Academy
Our dance studio has been in operation for over 19 years! Within this time, our instructors have gained intense knowledge and experience in every dancing style which makes us the best. Whatever dancing style you want to learn, all you need is to come to our dance studio and leave the rest to the professional instructors.
To offer you the best services, our dance studio only hires highly trained dance instructors. This means you’ll be learning from the best and by following what they teach you, success is a must. Nothing is more important than learning to dance from a passionate instructor and this is what you’ll get from our dance studio. Enroll your child today and like many others, she will love the experience.
When you come to our dance studio, you’ll receive professional level training in all dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical, among others. Our dance instructors will pass on the dancing passion in all our students regardless of their skill level.
Jonathan Webb is one of the owners and founders of Shaker Dance Academy. He is also a choreographer and chief instructor of Lyrical, Jazz, and hip hop dance training.
Training: Jonathan has undergone extensive ballet/Jazz/Contemporary/Hip Hop training. Chicago School of Ballet, Roy Foster School of Ballet, Joe Tremaine Dance Studio, and Gus Giordano Dance Studio, USA Gymnastics training academy in Chicago.
Teaching Credits: Jonathan Webb has taught in various dance schools such as Barat College, Minnesota School of Dance, Debbie Reynolds Studio, and Heritage School of Dance, among others.
Professional Experience: (TV Shows) Different World as an actor, dancer, and choreographer together with Debbie Allen. (Film) featured dancer in Graffiti Bridge movie together with Prince where he met his wife & SDA co-owner Tracey Webb, Jonathan was cast In Madonna’s & Whitney Houston’s world tour at the same time. Whitney’s first album was the first artist he danced to after his long football & gymnastics training from the age of 5. So he left his gigs as an assistant choreographer/dancer with LA Gear & Adidas. (Stage) Whitney Houston World Tour as a dancer and choreographer, Rollerblade Dance Team United States world tour, Disney World-Top World Dancer. Featured in Disney commercials & US Tours, Donna Summer World Tour, and Paula Abdul Pepsi Commercial, Jonathan was a singer/dancer/choreographer of the hit LA pop group CBS Records “Double Take” with 3 #1 summer hits, among others.
Tracey Webb is one of our dance studio’s owner and founder, together with her husband, Jonathan Webb.
As Artistic Director of the Ballet Department, Head Tap instructor and Coordinator of S.D.A.’s Triple Threat Training Program that provides Musical Theater classes, Voice Indiction, Improvisation lessons for students interested in the stage.
Training: Tracey Webb was awarded a Full Scholarship with The Dance Theater Of Harlem in N.Y.C. Full Scholarship with Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in N.Y.C. Tracey is a graduate of Fiorello HS of the Performing Arts. ( the Fame school ).
Teaching Credits: Tracey has taught in City College of N.Y.C. Where she taught children dancing and drama classes and at Frederick Douglass Community Center dance classes.
Professional Experience: (T.V.) Columbo Series as a featured actress and dancer, Fame Series and Loving. (Film) Principal dancer/actress Graffiti Bridge with Prince. Beat Street together with Harry Belafonte. The Cotton Club movie with Frances Ford Coppola where she was a Principal dancer, directed by Francis Ford Copalla with Gregory Hines and Richard Gere.
Megan Brooks was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana; where she trained with Delta Festival Ballet Company. Megan attended to various summer intensives such as Complexions Contemporary Ballet, New York City Ballet, and both Ballet and Contemporary programs at The Joffrey Ballet School under a merit scholarship.
At just 13 years old, Megan made the move to New York City to further her dance training at the Joffrey Ballet School under a merit scholarship. At Joffrey Megan performed various principal roles and ballets including Myrtha in “Giselle”, Carmen, Grand Pas Classique and George Balanchine’s Serenade and Walpurgisnacht set by the great Stacy Caddell, a former soloist with the New York City Ballet.
In 2018 she moved to Cleveland where she worked closely with the Cleveland Ballet Company as a trainee and had the opportunity to dance at the beautiful and well known Playhouse Square Theater. Along with Stacy Caddell, Megan has worked with various dance experts and choreographers as Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden.
Hunter Hoffman was born and raised in Miami, Florida where he trained at the Mencia Pikeiris School of Dance and the Miami Youth Ballet. While studying on a scholarship to receive his B.F.A. in Dance from Mercyhurst University, Hunter had the opportunity to work with The Mercyhurst Dancers, Lake Erie Ballet, New World Connection, and Ballet Concerto. Performing roles such as The Cavalier and Spanish in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker as well as spent the Summer in Texas studying under Margot Dean, a founding member of Texas Ballet Theatre. He has trained under other prominent dancers and choreographers such as New York City Ballet’s Nilas Martins, Bodiography’s Maria Caruso, and Ballet West’s Bruce Marks. He looks forward to performing widely renowned classical and contemporary work as well as developing his choreographic style.
Samantha Miller was born in Urbana, OH, and began her training in Dance at Center Stage Academy in Troy, OH. She then studied at Ohio University to earn her Bachelor Degree in Dance Movement and Certificate in Health and Wellness. During her time at Ohio University, trained in Modern Technique (Graham/Horton/Klein), Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Afro-Caribbean Techniques. She has also been a performer for and worked with former Alwin Nikolais company member/ renowned choreographer Gladys Balin, as well as Travis Gatling, Ani Javian, Nathan Andary, and Nii-Tete Yartey (Prince of Ghana). Finally, she has recently spent several months living in Southeastern Asia, teaching contemporary dance in small schools..
Lieneke Matte is a ballet and point instructor. She was brought up in the Bronx where she received training in dance at Ballet Tech and the School of American Ballet. Later, she went to Fiorello H.La Guardia High School to study performing arts. Lieneke acquired B.F.A. in dance after studying at Suny Purchase College and also, received a Presidential Award from the Conservatory of Dance. At the moment, she is one of Verb Ballets dancers that perform across Ohio.
Our dance studio has too much to offer to you any time you choose to learn dancing. We have professional instructors that will not only make you become the best dancer but a passionate one as well. We aspire to make you give your all every time you hit the dance floor.
Give us a call today and speaks to one of our friendly and professional dance instructors. We have an amazing plan for you young dancer that will make you the best. We can’t wait to dance with you!
Orlando has been dancing since He was 15 years of age and has focused his training in Hip Hop choreography and freestyle. Orlando has trained with multiple instructors from Cleveland to Columbus including a former member of the Cleveland Cavaliers Scream Team Daisun Santana (aka Bz Brooks).
Orlando x-factor has been performing for years and still performs till this day for school events, festivals, artists, community events, music videos, and dance competitions. Orlando was part of the 2014 and 2015 New Years event in downtown Cleveland. He has performed for Spanish artists Cosculluela, Plan B, and Yomo. He also performed for artists such as Montel Jordan, Flo Rida, Biz Markie, MGK and Lil Jon at the quicken loans arena. He has performed for local artists such as K. Davis, Bori Q, J Jigs, Jonathan El Romantico and many more. Orlando has had the privilege to travel to Atlanta, Florida, and Chicago to teach master classes and perform at multiple events and studios. He has taken classes with Alex Fetbroth, Laura Edwards, Tony Tzar, Lee Daniel and Parris Goebel who all have danced and choreographed for celebrity artists such as Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber and many more.
Rosalyn Dale better known as Pinque, is a Dancer, Choreographer, Singer, Host and all around entertainer. She studied Musical Theater and danced professionally for our Championship winning team, The Cleveland Cavaliers, contributing her dance talents and choreography to the Scream Team and Cavalier Girls for 10 seasons. She also Coached the Gladiator Goddesses and Cavs Kids. All the while dancing for Stars, such as Migos, Trey Songs, Day 26, Dev, B.O.B and more. She has trained and choreographed tons of dancers and dance teams across the World, including an opening performance for a Hiliary Clinton campaign event. Pinque is an all around Entertainer.
Tabitha began dancing at two years old and throughout her career has choreographed and taught dance to children and adults in various styles including jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, and ballroom. She attended Bowling Green State University (BGSU) where she double majored in Dance Performance and Vocal Performance. While at BGSU, she danced and choreographed for University Dance Alliance (UDA), an organization with more than 400 dancers. During her final year at college, she was elected as President of UDA and oversaw the day-to-day operations, taught, choreographed, and planned for the organization. Tabitha also enjoyed her time with the BGSU Opera department and the Theater Department, where she was the Dance Captain for both organizations, as well as head choreographer. Today, she continues to dance and choreograph as a Ballroom Dance Instructor for La Danse Cleveland and second-season member of the Cleveland Dance Project.
Alia Federico was originally raised in Swarthmore, PA where she began her ballet training with the Swarthmore Ballet Theatre. When Alia turned sixteen, she decided to further her dance education at the former School of Pennsylvania Ballet in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating high school, she had the pleasure of joining Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music as a Ballet Major. While in this program, Alia was able to perform many iconic works, including George Balanchine’s La Source, Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels, and Jerome Robbin’s Fanfare. Throughout her journey thus far, Alia spent her summers training at various ballet schools such as the Kirov Academy of Ballet, the Harid Conservatory, the Miami City Ballet, and the Cincinnati Ballet. Her first professional experience took place with Nashville Ballet’s Second Company and now Alia is a professional ballet dancer in Cleveland, OH.