Providing Lessons For:
Infants through Adults Beginners through Advanced Fitness , Professional Dance Training & Martial Arts Training.
81 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19123
Great FREE street parking available in
front of our studios.
Northern Liberties location one block from Septa El Spring Garden Street Station and all Septa Spring Garden Street Buses.
Bring your little ones for a class or free child watch while you are taking your class, infants welcomed.
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Our mission is to provide affordable professional performing arts programs for all. Exposing children to the arts is so beneficial. Not only does it create cultured well-
During the past 20 years, obesity among adults & children has risen significantly in the United States. The latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics show that 30 percent of U.S. Adults 20 years of age and older (over 60 million people) are obese. The percentage of young people who are overweight has more than tripled since 1980. Among children and teens age 6–19, 16 percent (over 9 million young people) are considered overweight. These increasing rates raise concern because of their implications for Americans’ health.
At Living Arts Dance & Fitness Studios you can dance and burn the calories away! Keep your children physically fit as well as culturally aware by exposing them to the performing arts. Dance is the most natural and fun work out on the planet. So we ask you, "What better way is there to get in shape while having fun than Dance?"
Kareema joined Living Arts Dance & Fitness Studios in 2006 as a student, became a student-
Jaquetta Colson began her studies as a dancer at the Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. While attending Duke Ellington, Jaquetta traveled to X’ian, China and Holland representing the United States as a Youth Ambassador in the 1994 and 1995 International Arts Competitions. Jaquetta won several community service awards for her volunteer outreach work in the performing arts while in high school, she was also a member of local performance groups in the Washington, DC area. Jaquetta studied at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Theater School and attended three summer intensive programs in New York City. In 1996, Jaquetta received the Presidential Merit and Achievement Full Scholarship to attend the University of the Arts, in Philadelpha, PA, where she earned a B.F.A. in Dance Education. During her college career she entered the Miss America Scholarship Pageant and won Miss Eastern PA 1997. After graduation Jaquetta became a personal trainer, fitness model and began teaching performing arts, dance, physical fitness, and yoga throughout the Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs. Jaquetta also used her degree to teach early childhood education and Kindergarten classes. In 2006 Jaquetta opened the Living Arts Dance & Fitness Studios, as owner and director, she is determined to provide affordable professional performing arts and fitness programs to all. From 2009 through 2013 Jaquetta was Dance Professor at Girard College, Guest Lecturer at Immaculata University and Program Director at St. Mary’s Hospital Wellness Center. Jaquetta is currently a dance teaching artist and choreographer for the Education Department at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Jaquetta proclaims that out of all her achievements, that her biggest accomplishment is being a full-
Owner & Director
Daniella Brown was born in London, England to Jamaican parents in September of 1993. Daniella started dancing at the age of 4 at Kim’s Danceland in Springfield, Massachusetts specializing in Jazz, African Dance, Liturgical, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical and Hip-
Living Arts is a training program for dance and fitness educators, students from University of the Arts, Temple University and various dance studios come to Living Arts to learn the fundamentals of dance education using the Living Arts curriculum, outlines and lessons. We are excited about the opportunity to create new artist, instructors and continue growth in the performing arts
Dakota Demato has been singing, dancing, and acting since age 3. Born in Tarrytown, NY, and raised in Coral Springs, FL, she moved to Philadelphia in 2012 for college. She recently graduated in December 2015 from The University of the Arts with a BFA in Musical Theatre. She has received extensive training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, and Musical Theatre styles of dance. She also has studied various styles of Voice and Acting since age 9. Dakota has vast experience as a dance teacher and choreographer for all ages. She has choreographed numerous fully staged musicals. As a teacher, she hopes to provide an atmosphere where her students are encouraged to set goals, take risks and view mistakes as an avenue for learning.
Originally from California, Stephanie moved to Philadelphia to receive her dance degree from The University of The Arts, BFA 2012. Since then she has worked with renowned choreographers such as Ronen Koresh and Seven time Blackpool Latin Champion Charles Danza. A recent performance highlight includesCherchez La Femme-
As an alumna of Temple University, Sally Marsh pursued dance as her major. Post-
William was born in Frankfurt, Germany and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. He graduated from Bethune Cookman University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology in 2012. William attended college on a music scholarship where he played the trumpet in the marching and concert bands. William began his dance training in Atlanta, Ga with the Atlanta Dance Connection under the direction of Allyne Gartrell in 2013. William has studied at programs such as Dallas Black Dance Theatre Summer Intensive, Jennifer Archibald ARCHCORE40 NYC, Breaking Barriers, and Philadanco Summer Training Program. William has studied with artists and choreographers such as Dudley Williams, Milton Myers, Dianne Maroney Grigsby, and Baba Chuck Davis. He has performed in productions such as Dance Africa, Bravo's: Married to Medicine, Candice Glover: Music Speaks Tour, and the 2013 & 2014 IABD Conferences.
Briana is currently a full-