Competition Choreographer, Ballet Mistress
Our Artistic Director, Keisha Gervais-Stewart has been a professional dance instructor for over 15 years and has vast experience and training in all our offered dance programs. She is an award-winning choreographer with multiple critically-acclaimed works, and engages in continuing dance education taking master classes and attending conventions with other dance instructors and industry legends from around the world. Keisha is currently working on an International Acrobatic Arts Certification
She trained at Concepts in Motivation Inc. at an early age and attended James Hubert Blake, Fine Arts High School with a concentration in dance. She became a student choreographer and apprentice to the Director of the Dance Department. She also trained with the Dance Theater of Harlem in their DC Residency program.
Keisha is known for her gentle yet stern teaching methods that enlighten and encourage students through positive reinforcement. Keisha has designed a central curriculum that ensures all students progress and learn in a consistent environment.
She directs the Elite Company who travels to many Regional and National Dance Competitions. Keisha feels very blessed to guide BNDC to its full potential and adores working with her amazing staff and students!
Alyssa "skye" tapp
Combo Classes, Company Technique
Skye, a Raleigh native and Virginia new comer, has been dancing as long as she can remember. At age 10 she started to take dance very seriously after falling in love with musical theater.
Hard work paid off at the "FOD Conservatory" and at age 14 she got her first professional role in "Cats" the musical.
Working at every major professional theater in Raleigh, NC she has starred in Cats, Hairspray, A Christmas Carol, Oklahoma, The Wolf, The Crucible, Godspell and many more!
Having also danced in 2 professional companies in her career; "Poiema Artistry" a contemporary ballet company and "Black Irish" a contemporary hip hop company.
As well as training intensively with Teachers that have passed on the legacy of dance companies such as; Paul Taylor, Carolina Ballet, ABT, Rockettes, and Ballet Magnificant.
She now channels her knowledge of both the professional and technical aspects of dance to teach up and coming dancers. Firmly believing that strong technique and artistry are what make a truly inspiring performer.
Competition Choreographer, Hip Hop
Has been professionally training in various classical styles of dance for over 15 years. Specializing in hip-hop. She is excited to bring her creative talent to Barre None!
She Graduated form university of Richmond with a dance minor and has been a teacher in Richmond for 4 years and currently is teaching in Northern VA. She has been a competition dance team coach leading her team to win various top honors and titles throughout VA and NC.
She has performed as an ensemble dancer in university of Richmond's production of Rent and Also danced back up in the Nephew Tommy "What Now ?" Comedy tour. She has also partnered with Federal Dance Initiative teaching a Hip Hop workshops in Richmond.