Anyae' Johnson - Ballet/Jazz/Hip Hop instructor
Anyae' was born and raised in Philadelphia, Anyae’ currently attends Academy at Palumbo High School. She developed the love of dance at a very young age. Anyae’ has been a part of Precision & Pride Dance School since the age of eight. Training and teaching in various styles such as ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip hop, and modern dance. Anyae’ has traveled extensively competing against other dance programs. She has won first place in several group competitions across the United States. Anyae’ continues to excel academically. She also volunteers her time helping a Pennsylvania and Delaware non-profit organization, Amongst Men Inc. Mentoring Services. Her aspiration is to teach her students everything she learned and more - hoping that, they too will develop a passion for dance, leadership and education.
RaGina McKissick Adult / Kids Hip Hop & Fitness instructor
RaGina was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Relations & Policy with a Concentration in Spanish. In 2013, RaGina moved to the Tri-State area to attend the University of Pennsylvania for graduate school where she earned a Masters degree in Social Work and a Certificate in the Study of Law. RaGina graduated in May 2015 and since then, works for the Defender Association of Philadelphia as a Child Advocate Social Worker.
RaGina has been a dancer since the age of 7. She began her dance career as a liturgical/lyrical dancer in the categories of Mime, Praise Dance and Dance Worship. In RaGina's late teenage years, she also began to pursue other dance genres such as lyrical Hip-Hop and standard Hip-Hop. While in undergrad at Michigan State University, RaGina danced on the "Hype 4 Christ" dance team which had a lyrical and Hip-Hop focus. RaGina is a teacher and choreographer in the genres of Hip-Hop, African fusion, Latin fusion, and several categories of liturgical dance. In 2013, RaGina began teaching Dance Fitness and became an independent contractor teaching at schools, community centers, childcare centers, churches, dance studios, and in the homes of private clients. RaGina's dance fitness classes are pure cardio FUN!! Class routines are diverse in the areas of aerobics, old school hip-hop, today's hip-hop, Latin fusion, and African fusion.
RaGina's "Dance Philosophy" is, "Dance allows you to express yourself when words just aren't enough. Dance is taking music and/or lyrics and bringing them to life. Dance is the one form of communication that transcends race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and age. JUST DANCE!!"
Alyssa Bigbee is a Dance Instructor, Choreographer, and Assistant Cheer Coach in Philadelphia. She began dancing at age 9 her dance group. She started competing with her school dance team traveling to Virginia to grab first place in small group Hip Hop category. In high school, she began to cheer with Springfield High School and Tri-state All Stars where she excelled in competitions and stunt groups. Her skills helped her land her first teaching gig at Kehler’s Gymnastics where she helped coach children ages 5 through 12. Alyssa attended Kutztown University where she took up more dance genres such as ballet, modern, jazz, and salsa. She was selected to be a principal dancer for Lenhart Dance Company, a student dance repertoire for advanced dancers. She became a choreographer for the troupe and also began creating works for Black Flame Dance Team. After graduating, she relocated to New York City and joined the Vissi Dance Theater as an apprentice. After two years, she moved back to Philadelphia working in schools such as Stephen Girard, Dixon Learning Academy, Bache Martin, Hamilton, West Philadelphia High School, and West Catholic.. She now works with many venues such as Philly's Got Dance, Ugot Active Kids, West Philadelphia High and consults with cheer teams and hold tumbling classes for teens to help build skills.
Kirnita Hinton - Ballet Instructor
Kirnita Hinton was born and raised in West Philadelphia. She started her dancing career at the age of five and never turned back. She studies dance at, The Philadelphia School of Dance Art and is currently apart of John Graves Productions as a dancer, actress and singer. In her free time, she enjoys creating choreography for her church dance ministry. Her goal is to one day, perform in a host of Broadway shows in New York City. Her style of dance is very unique. She enjoys teaching Ballet and Modern Jazz.