Philosophy

The philosophy of The Dance Pointe is to present dance in a way that stimulates learning the art in a fun, exciting and nurturing environment. Whether a dance career is planned or not, students are presented with a curriculum that reflects the standards and traditions of today's dance world. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace with classes offered to accommodate different levels. The Dance Pointe's director is dedicated to developing the dancer's self-esteem along with the dancer's technical and artistic skills.

Owner/Director/Instructor/Choreographer

Anya Andre has been studying dance for over 30 years and in her 13th year of owning the Dance Pointe. She has received her degree in Performing Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has also studied dance from local dance schools and in Natchitoches, Louisiana where she graduated with an honor in dance from the Louisiana School for the Math, Science and the Arts under Mr. Randy Allen. She has performed in many productions including, UL's State of LA Danse, UL's Evening of Dance, Impulse Dance Theater's Evening of Dance, where she also served as President of the company, and Baton Rouge Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker.

Anya has also danced in Paris, France and at the House of Blues, in New Orleans, in an off-Broadway musical entitled Songs for a New World. She also has many years of experience in teaching and choreographing. This is her 13th year owning The Dance Pointe, and her 11th year instructing and choreographing The Dance Pointe's competition team. Anya has received many prestigious choreography awards, earned the Top Studio award in Memphis, TN, Baton Rouge, LA, and Mobile, AL, had three of her self-choreographed pieces, "Invaded," "Unspoken Conversation," and "Remember To Forget" nominated as the dance of the year, by receiving the FDC Judges Choice award, and most recently The Dance Pointe was ranked one of the top fifty studios in the entire 10-state combined south central region. She also is honored to judge dance competitions around the United States, with Masquerade, one of the largest dance competitions on tour today. Many of her students have earned prestigious titles, inlcuding National titles and scholarships, allowing them to perform in New York, Disney World, and Los Angeles, CA. She was also nominated and a finalist for the prestigious honor of Dance Educator of The Year. She is looking forward to another exciting year with her dancers!

Assistant Instructor

Hayden Jarreau has been dancing for 18 years in which 10 of those years were under the instruction of Ms. Anya at The Dance Pointe training in a variety of styles including jazz, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, hip hop, tap, modern, and musical theater. She was also a member of The Dance Pointe's competition team for 7 years. Hayden earned numerous outstanding performance awards including titles as Miss Masquerade Baton Rouge in 2012 and 2014. She performed in Masquerade's national opening number in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, attended the All Star Kids Convention in New York City, and performed in The New Face charity show in Mississippi. Hayden has been student teaching at The Dance Pointe since she was 13 years old and now teaches her own classes and choreographs for the competition team. Some of Hayden's most recent accomplishments include choreography for title winning soloists on a regional and national level. During competition season Hayden works for Masquerade National Dance Competition as a backstage manager. She attends Louisiana State University majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in dance. Over the years Hayden has learned that she truly loves teaching and inspiring young dancers. Hayden loves sharing her passion in the art of dance with her students and hopes to continue to grow as a teacher and dancer. She is forever grateful to be an instructor at The Dance Pointe, the studio that molded the dancer and teacher she is today. Hayden enjoys most getting to work closely with her mentor Ms. Anya and all of the wonderful students.

 


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