Our School

Avalon Dance is a dance studio with dedicated instructors who share the same passion and love for dance and dance instruction. Follow our blog.

Our Mission

The Mission of Avalon Dance is to offer an eclectic style of dancing to expand the knowledge base and creativity of the students we serve. We will be committed to both the traditional and non-traditional forms of dance that will reflect the diverse culture of our community. Avalon Dance will commit its resources to develop trained professional dance enthusiasts well as those interested in the art of dance as a recreational form to health and wellness.

Our History

Tkea LeGrande, Owner & Artistic Director of Avalon Dance always dreamed of owning her own studio. After receiving her degree in Performing Arts, she knew it was time to plan and open a studio.

Tkea married, started a family, quit her 9-5 job and opened up her dream studio! Her love and passion for dance will continue on forever. She is so very thankful for all those  who have supported her in this journey. 

TKea LeGrande, Avalon Dance School

T'Kea LeGrande

Owner and Artistic Director

T'Kea is a Philadelphia, PA native. Starting as a student in a local studio and studying with the original philadanco school, T'Kea always knew she was meant to be on stage. While in high school she trained at Touch of Class in west Chester PA under the Expertise of Mrs. Debbie Apalucci and The 76ers Dance Team. After High School she relocated to Orlando FL, where she received her degree in performing arts from Valencia Community College. At Valencia she studied and performed many forms of dance under the teachings of popular dance companies such as Limon and Ailey II. As a member of Valencia Dance program, T'Kea promoted the program on TV commercials, radio, and billboards all over central Florida.

During her Time in Florida, T'Kea has performed and Choreographed for the popular girl band, Cassiopeia. After college T'Kea relocated to her home town where she accepted a position as the artistic director of the dance program at the Crozer Keystone Healthplex. There she taught Ballet, Hip-Hop, Caribbean cardio, and Modern dance to all ages. During her time in Philadelphia she also trained and took classes with the Modern dance Company, Koresh. After a few years she met her husband and moved to Orlando to start a family and open her own Dance Studio, AVALON DANCE.

Jenna Huber, Avalon Dance School

Jenna HuberDance Instructor Jenna, who is originally from the out skirts of Philadelphia PA, started dancing at the age of 4. She has been dancing for 20 years and teaching for 9 years. She spent 8 years competing in dance and baton twirling competitions all over New Jersey and Eastern PA. At the age of 14, Jenna relocated to Englewood Florida. The move had brought on many fabulous new experiences. She had the pleasure of working directly under Ms. Jennifer Kelly in an array of Musical Productions as well as numerous district and state competitions. Some of her favorite accomplishments include staring as “Lucy” in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown and performing Seussical the Musical at State competition for over 6,000 attendants. Aside from theatre she found a home at And 5678 dance studio studying Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre. While balancing all that she still found time to Co-captain her high school’s dance team, serve as an officer to the drama department, and work full time behind the desk at her dance studio. Jenna Studied Dance Studio Management at Florida School of the Arts studying under Freddick Bratcher, Lee Dando, and the teacher that made her fall in love with tap dance Mrs. Natalie Weld-Cozzani. While in college she taught at two studios, entering the competition circuit now as a choreographer. After college Jenna started her own mobile dance company, Hippo Motion, providing dance, drama, and fitness classes to day cares and preschools in North Orlando. One day she hopes to open a studio of her own and continue to touch the lives of children through dance. Teaching dance, tap in particular, has always been a passion of Miss Jenna’s and she cannot wait to make some amazing new memories here at Avalon Dance.

Lindsianne TaylorAlex BullardDance Instructor Alex grew up on the beaches of Panama City, where she began dancing at age 3. She spent the majority of her years at Tonie's Dance Workshop, where she trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, and Character. While training, she also appeared in many productions, such as The Great Russian Nutcracker, A Christmas Story, and A Midsummer Nights Dream. Growing up, she always knew her place in dance was to teach. She started teaching as early as 16 at Lesley Kemp's School of Dance. Her senior year in High School she became Bay High's Dance Academy President where she started to coach and choreograph The Bay High School Rockettes, and the hip-hop team "Twisted." She continued her work with the school's teams after graduation, while also accepting a position to teach at The Academy of Dance, where she taught for 4 years. This is where Alex really found herself, not only a teacher, but a mentor for kids, in and out of dance. She soon started to teach for the competition team "The Dazzlers." They attended competitions such as Celebration Talent, Kids Artistic Revue, and Show Stoppers, where Alex was awarded Choreography, Performance, and 1st Place Overall Awards. She recently has moved to the Orlando area, and is so excited to begin her new chapter with the Avalon Dance family!

Lindsianne TaylorDavid SandersBallet / Point Instructor Bio Coming Soon!

 

 

 

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12001 Avalon Lake Drive Studio K
Orlando, FL 32828
+1 407 380 3444
tkea.legrande@avalondance.net