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Resident Faculty

Renee Lopez

Ballet/Jazz/Tap

Jenn Shead

Lyrical

Renee’ has been teaching dance for  over 30 years. Her passion lays with beginner levels as she is able to get her students in a raw form and is able to teach technique without any bad habits to break. She also loves to be a part of instilling a passion for the art and a desire to further train in her students.

 

Renee’ was born and raised in Maryland. She started dancing at age 7, first at Warner's Studio of Dance in Hillcrest Heights and then at Linda Natoli’s Studio of Dance from ages 10-12. Renee' joined Fran Peters' Studio of Dance at age 12. She taught at Fran’s studio for 25 years before coming to Spotlight Studio of Dance in 2008.

 

Renee' has a daughter, Elayna,  who has carried on her  love for dance and who currently is a working professional who travels the world performing.

 

Renee's favorite form of exercise outside of dance is Bikram Yoga (hot yoga).

Jenn Shead was born and raised outside of Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up training at Spotlight Studio of Dance under the direction of Wyndee McGovern. As a dancer, Jenn won numerous regional and national awards through competitions, as well as receiving the Maryland Distinguished Scholar Award for the Arts. Jenn was an original member of “JazzFuzion”, performing at the Jazz Dance World Congress in 2002. She went on to the University of Arizona, where she graduated in 2009 with a dual focus in dance and communication. She has also performed in “Nothing Like A Dame” on Broadway in 2004 and with the Oasis Dance Ensemble at the Capezio A.C.E. Awards in 2010. Jenn’s choreography has been recognized both regionally and nationally. In 2011 and 2012, her choreography was selected to perform in the Maryland State Dance Showcase. Jenn is a current member of Dance Educator’s of America. She loves to travel and train children of all ages

Jennifer Boothe

Ballet

Jennifer Boothe trained under the direction of Caryl Maxwell at Caryl Maxwell Classical Ballet and then performed with the Ellicott City Ballet Guild for 6 years.  Her répertoire includes soloist roles in Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, Coppélia, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, and various others including original works of Caryl Maxwell.  Ms. Boothe has taught at various ballet schools, most recently exclusively for Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland for 12 years as a teacher and choreographer, and also as Assistant Director for several years.

 

Ms. Boothe is an ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.

 

 

 

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Brandee Stuart

Hip Hop/Acrobatics

Brandee Stuart, co-founder of Concept Video Camp, began her dance training at the age of 9 in West Palm Beach Florida where she studied such styles as ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics at John’s Mullen’s Performing Arts Center. It is there that she won numerous awards under the competitive team JAMPAC. This is when Brandee recognized her talent and devoted her life to dance. From there, Brandee attended A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and then later on pursued a B.A. in Psychology and a Minor in Dance form George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Since then, Brandee has committed to have an impact on the dance community around the DC/Baltimore Metro area, as her free-style is unique and widely recognized in the club dance community. She co-founded one of the area’s first freestyle crews, Salacious Funk, who had the opportunity to open for Dirty Vegas. Later on she became the only female member of Boogie Knightz, a nationally recognized popping, locking and freestyle group who you might have seen dancing for Washington Wizards basketball team.  Later on she became a dancer for the internationally known hip-hop troupe - Culture Shock (DC Chapter) alongside some of the industry’s best choreographers such as Tony Czar, Lyle Beniga and JoJo Diggs. In 2008, Brandee was responsible for the development Jamz Dance Center in Pasadena, Maryland which welcomed dancers of all styles and genres. Brandee was nominated for Choreographer of the Year by Headlines National Dance Competition and won many choreographer awards through various dance competitions. In 2012 Brandee was hired to choreograph a web based commercial for AT&T. She was also nominated Captain of the USA Team to attend World Hip Hop Dance Championships in Germany through the United States Dance Sport Federation. Brandee has been dancing, teaching and choreographing for over 25 years and will continue to share her passion for years to come.

Originally from Maryland, Brittany Budden trained locally before going on to perform with and choreograph for the Vanderbilt University Dance Company in Nashville, TN.  In her youth, Brittany toured the United States with a dance convention where she assisted jazz legend, Frank Hatchett and worked with contemporary master, Mia Michaels in addition to numerous other celebrated professionals in the field.  Her dance education includes time at professional training centers in both Los Angeles and New York City.  Brittany has also taken significant course work in vocal performance and music literature.

 

With more than 20 years of experience teaching dance, Brittany’s choreography has won numerous awards at local and national competitions. Her students have gone on to study at the nation’s most respected universities and perform with the world’s most prestigious companies. Brittany’s background also extends into the musical theater realm where she has directed and choreographed full length musicals, production numbers, and vocal ensemble stage pieces.

 

Brittany holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in Education from Loyola University Maryland.  She is trained in a diverse range of dance genres, is a certified Progressing Ballet Technique instructor and is an experienced competition judge.

 

Brittany Budden

Contemporary

 

 

Spotlight Studio of Dance

8258 Veterans Highway

Millersville, MD 21108

 

 410-987-3656

 

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