About L.A. Dance
Celebrating Our 15th Year!
L.A. Dance Academy was founded in August, 2003 as the result of the hard work and dedication of its founder, Lucy Reveco. It was designed to bolster self-esteem and self-confidence while providing exercise and excitement. Focused on bringing the edgy street styles from L.A. straight into the classroom and onto the dance floor, our innovative, non-pressure approach to dance ensures everyone has a rewarding experience.
Why L.A. Dance Academy?
Our passion for dance is what fuels our school. We are constantly working on offering top of the line instruction and improving our programs so that every student gets the best experience possible.This is a studio where creativity, individuality and self-expression is encouraged and has a community of teachers, students and families who are passionate about performing arts. Our goal is to create a positive and happy experience for all. We strive to nurture and develop talent, celebrate the achievements of all students and inspire a love and appreciation of all styles of dance and the arts. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment in which all students can feel empowered, comfortable and free to express themselves. We are committed to offer the best and most cutting edge dance studio and are passionate about teaching children not only about dance but also about life.We are also committed to offering our clients 100% professional front desk service which is available during all class hours. We promise to always be professional, have fast and reliable customer service and conduct the very best dance classes we can and to never give up on any child no matter the situation. We value trust and loyalty of each student. We focus on providing a comfortable, safe, FUN, and energetic atmosphere, while teaching the latest styles of dance. We share the love, passion and energy of dance!
L.A. Dance Academy prides itself on having one of the best facilities in the city. With our strict safety policy, everyone can rest assured that our facility has been completely designed with safety in mind. Each one of our spacious dance studios features full-length mirrors, ballet barres, and a non-slip, professional Marley dance floor, which prevents fatigue and reduces the risk of injury. Our studios are also equipped with top of the line sound system and TV’s for educational purposes. For the additional comfort of parents and guests while you wait, our foyer is equipped with televisions and comfortable chairs. We also have large observation windows so that you can watch your dancer progress throughout the season. Please give us a call for a tour of our facility; we’d be happy to show you all that we have to offer.
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Meet Our Staff
All teachers at LA Dance Academy are LA Dance certified to teach in their respective disciplines. They all come to our studio with a range of backgrounds and education pertaining to the world of dance and teaching students of every age. All of our teachers continue to maintain their LA Dance certifications through ongoing professional development such as classes, conventions and workshops. All staff at LA Dance are here to guide students and parents through their education in dance and provide a positive, welcoming environment for everyone.
As owner & director of L.A. Dance Academy, Lucy has over 30 years of dance experience with styles ranging from Jazz/Funk, Hip Hop, Ballet,Latin, Cheerleading …Continue
As owner & director of L.A. Dance Academy, Lucy has over 30 years of dance experience with styles ranging from Jazz/Funk, Hip Hop, Ballet, Latin, Cheerleading to Italian folk. She has a wealth of knowledge in educating dance students as well as dance instructors. She has extensive choreography experience in both small and large scale productions. As the former Choreographer of “Winnipeg Blue Lightning Dance Team” from 1995-2002, she transformed the team from a pom-pom sweater squad to one of the best dance and most respected dance performance teams in the CFL. For the past three years, she has taken her L.A. Explosion Dance Teams to showcase their talents in the New York Broadway “Pulse” convention in Minneapolis USA, where they have achieved stellar reviews. Her commitment to charitable community events are showcased in her annual participation in the Manitoba Children’s Museum Fundraiser “Way Off Broadway,” the Children’s Wish Foundation “Celebrity Lip Sync,” and recently, the Children’s Hospital’s annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
Lucy’s love and passion for dance has led to be a mentor for her staff and students, who have won countless dance competitions and awards. She has built a solid reputation among parents and students alike with her acclaimed dance program over the past 18 years. She has a Bachelor degree in Physical Education from the University of Manitoba and is a member of Dance Manitoba and the International Dance & Exercise Association.
Co-Director and Owner
Co-Director and Owner
Master Teacher, choreographer, educator, author, and motivator, Sofia Costantini is known for her high intensity and insanely challenging dance classes. Sofia has choreographed and…Continue
Master Teacher, choreographer, educator, author, and motivator, Sofia Costantini is known for her high intensity and insanely challenging dance classes.
Sofia has choreographed and performed for many television specials, movies, and professional theatre companies. Sofia has had the honor of working with talented Canadian and American actors and dancers. She was personally requested by Patrick Swayze to jam in a studio together during the filming of the movie “One Last Dance”. As well, dancing in movies such as ‘”Shall We Dance” and “Make It Happen”, with celebrities Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez and Mary Elizabeth Winsted. You may have also seen her in the Treehouse children’s television series, “The Toy Castle”.
Respected in her field, Sofia conducts dance seminars, adjudicates, and appears as a guest teacher all across Canada, most recently, Lux Dance Company and Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver. She also consults with dance-industry based organizations on everything from quality to curriculum. As well, she was previously the department head for the prestigious Royal Winnipeg Ballet school, where she developed the jazz curriculum for the RWB Teacher’s Course, worked extensively with the school’ s professional division and Aspirant programs and choreographed on the RWB company.
Amongst her many initiatives, Sofia sits on the 9-12 dance curriculum development committee that is working to implement and build the dance framework for the Manitoba Provincial Education system. The curriculum is recognized and accredited throughout all schools in Manitoba.
Ms. Sofia currently runs the dance program at Tec Voc High School and leads Dance Tec Company, actively offering youth performance and competitive dance opportunities. Over the years, many of her students have gone on to pursue successful careers as studio owners, professional dancers, performers and more.
Ms Sofia is very excited to be a part of the LA Dance Academy team! Thank you Lucy for being such an outstanding leader and providing us with the support needed to carry out continued excellence at your studio!
Jennifer began dancing at the early age of six, taking classes in ballet, jazz, and musical theatre…Continue
Jennifer began dancing at the early age of six, taking classes in ballet, jazz, and musical theatre. Her passion for dance grew as she trained in various styles and went on to complete her Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams. Jennifer went on to join the “Winnipeg Blue Lightning Dance Team” where she performed for over five years at events such as The Grey Cup and The Pan Am Games. In addition to performing, Jennifer also participated and won numerous dance competitions with the team at different CFL events, and eventually went on to become a judge for the Blue Lightning Dance Team auditions.
Jennifer has participated and completed many dance workshops including, Brian Foley and Triple Threat and has graduated from the ADAPT Teacher’s Training Course. Jennifer graduated with her Arts degree in Drama from the University of Winnipeg and went on to receive her Education degree from the University of Manitoba. She is currently a teacher at Grant Park High School.
Jennifer has been teaching with L.A. Dance Academy since it’s inception and her ability to instruct and motivate has led her students to receive multiple Gold awards at the Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival. Jennifer has taught many students in jazz, ballet, musical theatre, and variety and she loves teaching and sharing her passion for dance with her students!
Ashley’s passion and drive in dance began at an early age. Starting as a competitive gymnast, after ten years, she decided to focus more seriously on dance…Continue
Ashley’s passion and drive in dance began at an early age. Starting as a competitive gymnast, after ten years, she decided to focus more seriously on dance. For over seventeen years, she has been dancing in various styles including jazz, hip hop, ballet, Latin, and tap. At the age of eighteen, she became one of the youngest members to join the Blue Lightning Dance Team and she performed at many events, including the Grey Cup with Shania Twain.
Ashley has participated in numerous dance workshops where she has had the opportunity to work with some of the best choreographers in the dance world, such as, Chris Judd, Shane Sparks, Mia Michaels, Dave Scott, Laurie Ann Gibson, Wade Robson, and Brian Friedman.
Ashley has also participated in many dance competitions and performances including ‘In the Zone’ Hip Hop Competition, the Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival, the Pan-Am Games, and a variety of charitable fundraisers.
In 2003 Ashley joined the staff of LA Dance Academy and has since gone on to develop and teach the Back to Dance Boot Camp, Summer Dance Camps and Workshops. In 2005, she received her Preschool Course certification and has since been training new instructors for the program.
Ashley graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Bachelor of Kinesiology program in April, 2007. She is currently employed at The Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks General Hospital and is working towards her National Certification as a Certified Exercise Physiologist. Ashley has enjoyed being a teacher at L.A. Dance Academy where she has been able to share her knowledge and passion for dance with her students and those around her.
Lindsay was first introduced to dance when she was only three. At 5 years old, she began to focus on ballet…Continue
Lindsay was first introduced to dance when she was only three. At 5 years old, she began to focus on ballet, and after many years of training in various different genres became a teacher.
Lindsay has studied the Royal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus and has completed all of her R.A.D ballet exams. Her specialties are jazz, lyrical, contemporary, pointe and, ballet. She has many years of teaching experience, including choreographing contemporary routines for various workshops and representing Un1te Dance Academy through two dance seasons. She has also choreographed for many groups and schools and has also choreographed for the Winnipeg Goldeye’s special events.
In 2007, Lindsay joined the staff of L.A. Dance Academy and has enjoyed sharing her passion and expertise in dance with the students!
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While most instructors at L.A. Dance Academy have been dancing their whole lives, Justin is a living testament that it is never too late to start dancing…Continue
While most instructors at L.A. Dance Academy have been dancing their whole lives, Justin is a living testament that it is never too late to start dancing. Having been mostly self-taught, his interest in hip hop dance prior to 2003 (which marks the year he recognized his passion for dance), was further motivated with watching music videos on TV and the internet (before YouTube ever existed).
In 2007, Justin Serrette joined a local competitive dance group, Sikat Dance Company. Through Sikat, he has had the privilege to choreograph and participate in workshops, and to travel across Canada and compete with other hip hop dancers from across the nation. He has taken classes with international instructors from the likes of: Shaun Evaristo, Marty Kudelka, Jun Quemado, Lenny Len and many more. Justin will always remain a student of dance, no matter what his title in dance may be; continually learning from all types of dance genres. He has turned a hobby into a passion, and has gained knowledge to teach the fundamentals and style of hip hop to help students further their own passion for dance.
Heather joined L.A. Dance Academy in 2013. Heather’s a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in Toronto…Continue
Heather joined L.A. Dance Academy in 2013. Heather’s a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in Toronto and trained professionally in dance at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division for 7 years as an adolescent. Heather has had the opportunity to teach dance all across Canada as well as in London, England and absolutely loves any opportunity to share her passion for dance with others.
Heather’s danced professionally with D’Neuve Contemporary Dance Company (Toronto) and Spectrum Dance Theatre (Seattle) as well as starting her own professional dance company InDuo Dance Works (Toronto) and co-choreographing two original full length dance productions – You and I Both (2007) and Stopping Place (2009). Heather’s professional career in musical theatre has brought her from coast to coast performing shows such as The Little Mermaid (Rainbow Stage), High School Musical (Neptune Theatre, Halifax), Anne of Green Gables (Grand Theatre, London and Charlottetown Festival) and The Doodlebops Rock Canada (Canadian Tour) as well as numerous Toronto industrials including dancing backup for Katy Perry!
Heather also shares a passion for health and wellness and brings her expertise of Pilates instruction to L.A. Dance Academy as a certified Stott Pilates Instructor and works part time as a Holistic Health Coach.
Brittany began her passion for dance at the age of five under the direction of Lucy Reveco. After her initial training in jazz, she joined the Elite…Continue
Brittany began her passion for dance at the age of five under the direction of Lucy Reveco. After her initial training in jazz, she joined the L.A Dance Academy Elite Performance Dance Team and added ballet, hip hop, lyrical, variety, and cheer to her repertoire. At the age of 18, Brittany joined the Explosion Dance Team and continued her dance training and education.
Throughout her time with the L.A Dance Academy Performance Dance Teams, Brittany has had the opportunity to attend various conventions and workshops, some of which include; Triple Threat Dance Convention, ‘In the Zone’ Hip Hop Competition and The PULSE Dance Convention. These opportunities allowed for the experience of working with world renowned choreographers such as Tyce Diorio, Laurieann Gibson, Gil Duldulao, Desmond Richardson, Dave Scott, Brian Freedman, Mia Michaels, Chris Judd and many more.
Brittany’s love and passion for performance has been rewarded with recognition and credits earned through competition and participation at various events, including, Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival, The Manitoba Children’s Museum “Way off Broadway”, and The Children’s Wish Foundation “Celebrity Lip Sync”, to name a few. A particular highlight occurred in 2009, at PULSE Toronto, where Brittany was awarded a scholarship for her performance in a Chris Judd piece.
In a continued effort to enrich her experience in dance, Brittany continues to take classes in jazz, hip hop, ballet and pointe at L.A. Dance Academy. She is extremely excited as she begins her foray into teaching at the studio after many years of training and assisting.
Brittany continues to uphold her love of dance as a solid anchor in the maintenance of a balanced life style, while she completes her Integrated Honours Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education at the University of Winnipeg.
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Growing up in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Kiana Beharry started dancing from the early age of 3. Being part of a dance family, she was always at the studio and couldn’t wait to begin dancing…Continue
Growing up in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Kiana Beharry started dancing from the early age of 3. Being part of a dance family, she was always at the studio and couldn’t wait to begin dancing. Kiana began her dancing career at the Thornhill School of Ballet. It was at this facility where Kiana’s love for dance began to flourish. Kiana has been well trained in many dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary.
Over her years in the dance world, she has taken many classes with choreographers such as; Kelly Shaw, Julia Cratchley, Brian Foley, Ashley Piitz, Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, and Stefanie Poland. In 2009, Kiana was accepted to Alexander Mackenzie High School’s regional arts program, specializing in dance, where she worked to increase her technique and choreographing abilities. Kiana has also competed in numerous competitions including American Dance Awards, CanDance, Terpsichore and Odyssey Dance Competition. Kiana has also worked extensively with Alexander Mackenzie High School’s musical theatre department by co-choreographing productions of Bye Bye Birdie in 2011 and The Sound of Music in 2012.
Kiana is currently studying Kinesiology at The University of Winnipeg, and is so excited to be a member of the L.A Dance Academy team!
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Lee Banaga has been with the dance community for 6 years with experience in urban hip hop. Currently, he has been trained…Continue
Lee Banaga has been with the dance community for 6 years with experience in urban hip hop. Currently, he has been trained and mentored by talented, diverse local choreographers such as Sofia Consantini, Romeo Suban and Mark Domingo. He is presently a choreographer for “Dance Tec Company”, also a current dancer and recent choreographer for “Sikat Dance Company”.
As a former solo dance competitor Lee has received Gold and Gold Honor rankings at Manitoba Dance Festival 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He also was given a Platinum Award receiving 2nd place in his category at a national dance competition called ‘Artist Emerge’ in 2011. Lee recently created a small group, Team Extra, for a local event at Driven Got Talent 2015, placing 2nd in the competition. On top of being a solo dancer, he has been traveling and dancing at different cities and states with Sikat Dance Company to World of Dance Chicago 2011, placing 1st place; Edmonton, hosting Artist Emerge from 2009-2010; San Francisco’s Urban Paradise 2013; World of Dance San Diego 2014; and Montreal’s Canadian Hip Hop Championship Nationals 2015.
As a choreographer, Lee’s main objective is to contribute his understanding and appreciation of hip hop by educating his future students through his love and passion of dance. To show and inspire dancers, and importantly his students, that hard work beats talent any day.
Makenzie began dancing at the age of 3 and has danced in styles of ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, lyrical, modern, and hip hop and has loved it ever since…Continue
Makenzie began dancing at the age of 3 and has danced in styles of ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, lyrical, modern, and hip hop and has loved it ever since. Makenzie began competing in dance at the age of 7 and continues to do so. She has performed at We Day, with Moscow Ballet, with Rainbow Stage and many others. She competed in many competitions in Winnipeg and has travelled to compete at Nuvo, World of Dance, and The Dance World Cup. She became a member of Sikat dance company, a company training in the styles of hip hop, at 17. Sikat gave Makenzie the opportunity to represent Canada at a worldwide competition, World Of Dance Finals, in Los Angeles in 2016. Makenzie has learned from dancers Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, and Mia Michaels, just to name a few at dance conventions where she has been a recipient for different awards and scholarships. Makenzie found a passion for teaching at the age of 15 while teaching at studios and public schools and has received choreography awards at competitions in Winnipeg. Makenzie is learning at the University of Manitoba with plans to receive her Phd. As a choreographer and teacher she loves to be able to share her knowledge, passion, and appreciation for dance and hopes to inspire others. She began teaching at LA Dance Academy in 2016 and is very thankful and excited to share her love for dance with LA Dance Academy!
Lisa Forsyth Yosyk
At the young age of three, Lisa took her first tap class. Her love of dance quickly grew to include all styles of dance. For several years…Continue
Lisa Forsyth Yosyk
At the young age of three, Lisa took her first tap class. Her love of dance quickly grew to include all styles of dance. For several years, under the direction of Ms. Barbara Daurie, she studied Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Musical Theatre. She successfully completed many dance exams from various syllabi including ADAPT, CDTA, and RAD as well as competed locally, nationally and internationally.
Lisa first started teaching in 1992 and although she loved choreographing for many Tap and Jazz performing groups, she really treasured spending her Saturday mornings galloping with the pre-school children. When not teaching, she was taking her own ballet classes. Lisa completed several senior RAD ballet exams with the Royal Dance Conservatory under the guidance of Ms. Kirsten Greer and Ms. Vi Robertson.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Winnipeg, Lisa began teaching Mathematics at Sisler High School. For the past 15 years, Lisa has been working with students in the school’s Accelerated Math Program. She has also been the primary teacher/choreographer for the school’s dance team Sisler’s Most Wanted (SMW). She has found it very rewarding being able to see her students passion for dance grow during their high school years. The team has won numerous awards for their technique and showmanship including Adjudicator’s Choice for Open piece four years in a row. Students who have graduated from SMW have been accepted into the RWB Professional Division, Contemporary School of Dance Professional Program as well as The Canadian College of Performing Arts.
Career highlights include: playing a “Feverette” in the Manitoba Teacher’s Society version of “A Midsummer Night’s Fever”, backup dancer at the Winnipeg Arena for Martin Nievera, choreographer for various Ricki’s Canada fashion shows, guest choreographer for Little Opera Company, and receiving the “Teacher of Distinction Award” from the University of Manitoba in 2012.
Lisa is also the proud mother of two special little dancers: Evan and Taylor. While they already share their mom’s love for music and dance, she cannot wait until they are old enough to take their own classes.
Giulia started dancing at the age of 2 at Etudes Dance studio in Edmonton, Alberta. When she moved to Winnipeg, she started taking lessons at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet where…Continue
Giulia started dancing at the age of 2 at Etudes Dance studio in Edmonton, Alberta.When she moved to Winnipeg, she started taking lessons at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet where her love for ballet grew. She was invited to participate in the Cecchetti ballet Standards exams while she was dancing in the Recreational Division. In 2007 Giulia got accepted into the Ballet Intensive Training Program where she continued to study the Cecchetti syllabus for 5 years. She completed her Grade 6, Intermediate and Advance 1 exams and took 2 years for Advance 2 level classes.
During those 5 years, Giulia had the pleasure of taking ballet workshops that were taught by number of professional dancers from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company, such as Jo-Ann Sundermeier and Stéphane Léonard.
Giulia had the honour of studying under choreographer Patti Caplette who choreographed a number of dances and was given the opportunity to perform at a Gala for the opening of the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. While at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Giulia was exposed to different styles of dance such as Jazz, Modern, Tap, Character and Spanish.
Giulia still continues to dance on her spare time and when she is not dancing, she is perusing her career in Microbiology.
Alex Di Curzio
Alix started dancing at four, the same age she started artistic gymnastics. She was a competitive gymnast until she was 12. Once she left gymnastics, she branched out and…Continue
Alex Di Curzio
Alix started dancing at four, the same age she started artistic gymnastics. She was a competitive gymnast until she was 12. Once she left gymnastics, she branched out and tried aerial silks. She has stuck with dance and aerial to this day. She has experience in jazz, acro, lyrical, theatre and hip hop and still performs with Take Flight Aerial and Acrobatic Troupe.
Alix has taught dance, acro and aerial for 7 years. She is currently in her fifth year at the University of Winnipeg working towards her Education Degree. She is looking forward to inspiring students at L.A. Dance Academy!
Carly started her dance training at the age off 11 at LA Dance Academy. She has trained in various styles including Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Pointe, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre…Continue
Carly started her dance training at the age off 11 at LA Dance Academy. She has trained in various styles including Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Pointe, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. Soon after she started her training, Carly started to compete with the Jr Elite Dance Team. She has grown with her dancing and she continues to compete to this day with the Explosion Dance Team.
Throughout her years of dancing, Carly has had many amazing opportunities to travel and represent LA Dance Academy in various competitions, fundraisers and workshops such as the Santa Claus Parade, Athena Women’s Leadership Fundraiser and Nygard Fashion Shows. She has had the opportunity to compete against some of the top studios in the world at The Dance World Cup and also has worked with amazing choreographers such as Brian Freedman, Dave Scott and Tyce Diorio to name a few.
Carly started her teacher training in 2011 when she entered the Teacher Assistant Program at LA Dance Academy. She has since graduated and became a faculty member in 2015. She is currently enrolled in the Faculty of Science at the University of Saint Boniface. Carly continues to share her passion for dance and her love for LA Dance Academy with her students as she continues to grow and learn every day.
Kayla is excited to be joining the L.A. Dance Academy team this year. She has adored all aspects of dance and performing since the age of 5. She has trained and competed in various disciplines including …Continue
Stephanie’s love of dance began at an early age when she was introduced to her first preschool dance class.She continued to take classes in ballet and tap, soon adding hip-hop to her repertoire…Continue
Stephanie’s love of dance began at an early age when she was introduced to her first preschool dance class. She continued to take classes in ballet and tap, soon adding hip-hop to her repertoire. Stephanie’s passion for dance grew as she continued to take ballet, tap, and hip-hop, as well as, jazz, lyrical, pointe, and cheerleading. She went on to join the L.A. Dance Academy Elite Performance Dance Team, and was a member for a number of years before advancing to the L.A. Dance Academy Explosion Performance Dance Team. The dance teams gave Stephanie the opportunity to perform and compete in a number of events across Winnipeg, and travel across Canada to perform and participate in dance conventions.
Through various workshops, she has had the opportunity to work with world-renowned choreographers including Chris Judd, Mia Michaels, Brian Freidman, Dave Scott, Tyce Diorio, and many more!
Stephanie’s love of performing has lead her to take part in a number of local events, some of her favourites including: the Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival, ‘In The Zone’ Hip Hop Dance Competition, and a variety of charitable fundraisers.
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