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Chantel Price was born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia. She has been dancing for over 20 years and teaching for 10 years. At the age of six, Chantel began her dance training at the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts (PhilaDanco) in West Philadelphia and studied ballet, jazz, tap, and pointe. At the age of 11 she attending Young Performer Theater Camp where she was introduce to other styles such as modern and hip hop. While attending the camp she meet dancers from Progressive Center for Dance and bonded with them instantly. This is when she decided to further her dance education at Progressive Center for Dance. This school not only gave her the eagerness and willingness to dance, the teachers encouraged and push her to her full potential. She has also won numerous awards and scholarships to
different dance program across Philadelphia. After graduating from Roxborough High she attended Kutztown University for two years. She joined the Kutztown University dance team "Black Flame". In 2008 she decided to transfer to Pennsylvania State University where she earned a BS in Business. Dancing has always been her passion so in 2009 she decided to follow her dream. In South Philadelphia 2009 Chantel Price Dance Program began teaching students from age 3 & up all styles of dance. In January 2010 she started a modern-jazz dance company called "L'Levate". Also in 2011 she received her MBA from the University of Phoenix. In 2012 Chantel choreographed a dynamic play called "The Wire Monkey" directed and written by Luke Allen. Still following her passion for dance in 2015 she created and started her own dancewear line called L'levate Dancewear.
Chantel's vision is to have a dance program where children can have fun while building there confidence and their craft. She feels that all children have a gift and it needs to be channeled the right way. Opening up a new studio in West Philadelphia in October 2015 is another way to reach more children through her passion of dance. Chantel's ultimate goal is to provide a safe haven and relaxed environment where children can feel appreciated and confident by expressing themselves through the arts.
Brittany Nelson-Chandler was born in Philadelphia, Pa. Brittany began her dance training at the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts (Philadanco) under the artistic director Mrs. Joan Myers Brown. She began dancing at a tender age of three. She studied Ballet, Jazz, Acrobatics, Modern , Tap, and Pointe for over 15 years. While training at Dance Arts she had the distinct honor to be trained in Pointe by world known Instructor Ms. Delores Brown-Abelson and Ballet with Debbie St. Charlers formerly of Philadanco and Alvin Ailey. She had extensive training in Jazz and Modern Dance by Mr. Shawn –Lamere Williams formerly from Philadanco, Alvin Ailey, and now Artistic/ Director of Eleone Dance Theatre. Brittany has also had the pleasure of participating in a Master Tap class with Savion Glover. Brittany had additional training at Pennsylvania Ballet, Progressive Center for Dance, Delco Training Center for Gymnastics, and the Radomile School of Dance. Brittany
dance experience and training has allowed her to perform with the Dance Theatre of Harlem in the ”Harlem Nut Cracker” and Oprah Winfrey’s movie “Beloved” in addition to serving as a background dancer for singers Jamie Knight, David Jermaine- Hopkins and Raven- Symone. Brittany also currently serves as the choreographer and leader for Christian Stronghold Baptist Church Teens Praise Dance Ministry. At Chantel Price Dance Studio, Brittany teaches all our Pre-dance classes (ballet, jazz & tap) as well as our upper level Tap classes (Tap 1 and Tap 2)
Brittany is a graduate of Widener University with a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice. However, Brittany passion has always been dance and she is looking forward to pursuing her main dream in the upcoming years of having a Wellness Center that uses the arts as a form of therapy for children and women who suffer from severe depression and other mental illnesses.
Chanel Holland is a Temple University alumni, receiving her BFA in dance and choreography. Chanel has studied at the Alvin Ailey School, The new Freedom Theater, Complexions Contemporary, Koresh dance Co., Philadelphia Dance Company II, The University of the Arts, and Wissahikon Dance Academy. Chanel has also participated In the Jr. Sixers Dance Team, Black Theater festival, Garden State dance festival, The artist Brandy, and numerous choreography and artist development experiences. Chanel is a NAACP Act-So gold medalist, and choreographer of the year recipient. Chanel strides to change inspired lives through the art of dance in hopes to change the world through the state of movement.
Kristian Johnston was born in Philadelphia. She first started her dance experience at Dominion Arts at the age of 3 with owner and director Yvette Gains. Dancing with Yvette gains gave Kristian the opportunity to attend dance conferences, she attended dance conferences in Boston, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Texas. Kristian danced under the leadership of Yvette Gains until the age of 12. She started training at Chantel Price Dance Studio (CPDP) at the age of 13. Her first season at CPDP she got excepted into Young Performer Theater Camp. There she was introduced to different choreographers, and a different learning styles such as tap, and jazz. Also her first season at CPDP she got the opportunity to join the competition teams. Being on the competition team pushed her to her fullest potential and taught her many things about herself as a person and a dancer. She was chose to student teach that same year, being a student teacher has given her the opportunity to see the difference between being a student and running a classroom. At the end of her 3rd season she was ask to join the staff of CPDP. Miss Kristian will be teach intro to hip hop, intro to modern and hip hop 1.
Ashley N. Hackney is a 2014 Lincoln University graduate, with a BA in English Education. She began her dance training at The Philadelphia School of Dance Arts, under the direction of Joan Myers Brown. She continued her studies at The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA,) under the direction of LaDeva M. Davis, where she graduated in 2010. She has participated in Philadelphia's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, Washington DC's Cherry Blossom Parade, as well as toured with CAPA dance company to many different states. She has studied under notable dance educators such as Shawn LaMere Williams, Karen Pendergrass, Deborah Manning St Charles, and Donald Lunsford to name a few. Ashley then went onto The Lincoln University where she founded her own dance organization on campus, Explosions Dance Ensemble, whose main purpose is to not only train dancers, but to also educate The Lincoln University community about the performing arts. She is the rehearsal director for En L'Air Dance Company's 2nd company. Ashley is now a member of the Delaware Contemporary Dance Theater, under the direction of Chauntee Andrews.
Rashan Kenyatta Jackson, is a native of Philadelphia, PA where he began his dance training at age 13 at the Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco) in the training program. He would later join Philadano II, their training component to their first company, Philadanco. Jackson is a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, where he served and Dance Captain and Choreographer of the schools Dance Company. He later received training from the University of the Arts and the Ailey School. At the University of the Arts Jackson had the opportunity to perform Paul Taylor’s,“Esplanade” at 2000 Feet: A Celebration in World DanceFestival. .He was also asked to perform with the Bermuda Dance Company in Bermuda that same year. Throughout his university experience he has performed works such as Paul Taylor’s, “Airs”, Anna Sukolow’s, “Rooms” Donald McKayle’s, “Rainbow Round My Shoulders, Etude” and GeorgeFaison’s, “Suite Otis”.
After studying at the University he performed with various companies such as, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, (Los Angeles, CA), Donald Byrd/The Group, (New York, NY), Washington Reflections Contemporary Dance Company, (Washington D.C.), and Dallas Black Dance Theatre, (Dallas, TX). While dancing with these companies he had the pleasure of performing works by some of Dance’s premiere choreographers, past and present. Choreographers include Alvin Ailey, Alonzo King, Paul Taylor, Donald McKayle, Donald Byrd, Gene Hill Saigon, Milton Myers, Hope Boykin, Jessica Lang, Nathan Trice, Troy Powell, Christopher Huggins, Ray Mercer. While touring with these companies he was able to share his gift of dance with students across the country through various outreach programs. He finds that work aspirational and rewarding.
Jackson also had an opportunity to perform with World Renowned Flamenco Artist Yasako in an Industrial Show entitled “Casa Blanca” in Tokyo, Japan. Jackson was Assistant Choreographer for “Tango Macbeth”, (A play, within a documentary with in a film) produced by Harmony Image Production and Directed by Nadine M. Patterson and also had the opportunity to play Donalbain and Angus.
Since returning to Philadelphia Jackson has choreographed and taught at The Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Delaware Contemporary Dance Theatre, DANCE4LIFE School of the Arts and Training Institute, Grace Dance Theatre 2 and most recently X-Press Yourself: Creative and Performing Arts Center.
Lee Trower is an all around artist who has loved the art form of dance since the age of three. His background includes company work with Messiah Dance Works, Nommo African Dance and Drum Ensemble, and L’Levate Dance Company. Lee is proficient in the styles of Modern, Jazz, African and Tap. With-in each company he brought skill, talent and humor to the experience. Corey has been a company member, soloist, choreographer and eventually an Artistic Director. He has been teaching dance for 14 years and is ready and willing to bring forth the next generation of amazing dancers.