Lauren Kulp is an Owner/Director at Bravo Dance Center. See the Directors tab for complete bio.
Ms. Lauren teaches Princess Ballet/Jazz, Ballet/Jazz 1, 2 & 3, Ballet Intensive, and Production.
Lindsay Keegan is an Owner/Director at Bravo Dance Center. See the Directors tab for complete bio.
Ms. Lindsay teaches Ballet/Jazz 4, 5, 6 & 7, Contemporary 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7, Musical Theater, Jazz Intensive, and Production.
Kat Richter, MA is Executive Director of The Lady Hoofers, Philadelphia's first all-female tap company. She holds an MA in Dance Anthropology from London's Roehampton University and a BA in Dance and History from Goucher College. Since beginning her apprenticeship with the New Jersey Tap Ensemble at the age of nine, she has trained under Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, Karen Calloway Williams, Paris Mann and the Ensemble's Artistic Director, Deborah Mitchell. She has presented research at the annual conferences of both the Congress on Research in Dance and the Society of the Dance History Scholars and writes for The Journal of Research in Dance Education, The Philadelphia Dance Journal, Dance Teacher Magazine and Dance Studio Life.
In 2005, she received a scholarship to Oxford University where she taught and choreographed several productions including Jane Austin's Emma. A regular performer at the London Tap Jam, Kat wrote her MA dissertation on the performance of tap's "national anthem," the Shim Sham Shimmy. Given Kat's training in anatomy and kinesiology, improvisation, and dance history, she strives to inspire her students through a variety of means, ranging from film clips of tap's legendary hoofers to in-class discussions and exercises aimed at improving students' musicality and confidence. She is on faculty at Burlington County College and although Kat studied ballet, modern, jazz, ballroom, flamenco and numerous social dance forms as an undergraduate, tap has always been her first love. Her student choreography has received numerous awards including the Sophisticated Elegance Award at Starpower and Overall High Score at Revolution National Talent Competition and her company was recently selected to perform in the Dance USA/Philadelphia Presenter's Showcase.
Ms. Kat teaches Beginner Tap, Intermediate Tap, Broadway Tap, Pre-Advanced Tap, and Advanced Tap.
Wayne St. David
Wayne David is the curricular head of Jazz Dance and an alumnus of The University of the Arts where he celebrates over three decades of teaching dance. He has been an ambassador for the arts and culture for over forty years. Mr. Wayne (as he is known to many) is well known for his ability to teach many levels from pre-school to professional. He has taught master classes nationally and internationally for universities, colleges, public school systems, new arts initiative projects, summer and winter intensives, art organizations, professional dance companies, theatre repertory, community-based programs, after school programs, inner-city dance camps, grass-roots programs, and performing arts schools.
Wayne has served as artistic director, program coordinator, choreographer, national competition judge, coach, mentor, facilitator and speaker for dance panels and conferences, artistic advisor and on the board of directors for many art institutions. He has choreographed for concert dance, musical theatre, commercial productions and art and entertainment venues throughout his career. His professional choreography has been seen around the world. Most recently, he has set works in Liverpool, London, and Chile. He has received numerous honors for his efforts, including the Louis Beitzel Award for Distinguished Teachers, The Cultures Build Communities Ground Award, The Independence Foundation Cross-Cultural Movement and Grounds Arts Fellowship Award, The Faculty Award for the Unwavering Commitment to Dance Education. In 2015, Wayne was inducted into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the first and only charter at an arts university.
Mr. Wayne teaches Progression Jazz 1, 2 & 3.
Dancing since the early age of three, Ms. Larissa always knew that dancing would be a part of her life. Ms. Larissa studied dance with Ms. Lindsay and Ms. Lauren and is now excited to return and share her talent and love of dance with her students. An award winning soloist, performer, and former Dancer of the Year, Ms. Larissa is trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, and contemporary. Currently a Deans List student in her Junior Year at The College of New Jersey, she is studying elementary education and psychology. A born leader with a passion for working with children, Ms. Larissa most recently spent a semester working with kindergarten aged children as well as working as a College Ambassador, Orientation Leader, and Student Mentor. While in college, Ms. Larissa choreographs and performs in her school's dance competitions, continuing to educate herself in the world of dance. Ms. Larissa is excited to be back with her dance family and be a part of the BDC Staff!
Ms. Larissa teaches Princess Ballet/Jazz and Ballet/Jazz 1.
Alexa Marie Santy, B.A. Film and Media Arts from Temple University has been training in dance since the age of 3 with multiple studios in Philadelphia, NYC and LA. Alexa has done a variety of shows/music videos including; Six Flags Great Adventure:Fright Fest(Slash), Hot Damn!, Philly Fringe, Love and Hip-Hop NY, Nomads + Natives: Not Alone and Aftermath. She is very excited to be a part of the BDC dance family!
Ms. Alexa teaches Hip Hop 1, 2, 3 and Boys Hip Hop.