Diamond Academy of Dance Teaching Team
Miss Jamie Lee | Owner
Studio Owner and Artistic Director, Jamie Lee is an accomplished dancer with 32 year of experience, including more than 8 years performing professionally.
Miss Jamie turned pro when she was just 18-years-old. She traveled the world as a featured dancer on both Cunard and Carnival Cruise lines.
She now shares her love of dance and professional expertise with students of all ages.
Miss Jamie his earned many awards for dance and choreography.
She continually studies her art at The Pulse Teacher's Workshop, Dance Teacher Summit, and Broadway Dance Center.
Miss Annina specializes in Hip-Hop. She has been honing her skills since she was eight years old. She began competing when she was ten years old.
She keeps her skills sharp with continuing education at The Broadway Dance Center.
In addition to Hip-Hop, she has also studied ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary dance.
Christian is a Dance Theatre graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.
Immediately after graduating from AMDA, he made his professional debut in the off-Broadway revival of the 1927 Gershwin musical, Funny Face. He then went on to perform in shows such as Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, Mamma Mia!, and more.
Christian has experience dancing and singing on and off Broadway as well as regionally and internationally.
Christian is a co-founder of The Brown Initiative, a performance troupe that unifies dancers and singers of varying backgrounds.
Mr. Julio was born and raised in Mexico City and received his training from the National Arts Center and the Centro de Educacion Artistico Frida Kahlo. Upon moving to the United States, he entered the Joffrey Balley School's Training program on scholarship and also studied at the Boston Ballet School, the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada, Ballet Hispanico, Ballet Academy East, and Ballet Austin.
Mr. Julio has danced for companies and choreographers in Mexico, Canada, Europe, and the United States, including Dance Theater of Harlem, Alabama Ballet, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Gelsey Kirkland Studio Company, Eglevsky Ballet, Atlantic City Ballet, Merce Cunningham Trust, Ardentia, Bronx Opera Company, and Compania Nacional de Danza (Mexico City).
Julio has studied with such famed instructors and choreographers as Glesey Kirkland, Eleanor D'Antuono, Cheryl Yeager, Darla Hoover, Nadege Hottier, David Howard, Luis Feuntes, Peter Frame, Richard Bowman, and Fabrice Herrault. Mr. Julio has taught ballet at the Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center in New York City and oversaw the DSPAC's public school outreach program, teahcing daily after-school ballet classes to underprivileged children.