Lauren Grady

Lauren Grady began her dance training approximately 29 years ago at the Artistic Dance Academy under Linda Giancaspro (Istvan Rabovsky and Nora Kovach of the Bolshoi Ballet). At the Artistic Dance Academy, she studied Russian Vagonova style ballet and jazz dance. In 1997 she began studying classical ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and lyrical dance at Taps-N-Toes, Inc.  After given the opportunity to apprentice with various instructors from Taps-N-Toes, Inc. in 1998, she found her true love… teaching dance.  In 2000, Lauren was accepted to the Western Connecticut State University Dance Team. Here, it was Khalda Logan-Eaton (Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and Nicholasleichterdance Modern Dance Company) that introduced Lauren to modern dance.  Lauren preformed frequently and choreographed several pieces for the team. She was even awarded the Coaches Recognition Award in 2003. Since 1999, Lauren has instructed children from ages 2 and up in various dance forms including: creative movement, classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical dance.  Lauren also taught Gymnastics at Karen's World of Gymnastics for 4 year. After teaching in various dance studios, she was inspired by past students to open her own dance studio. Here, Lauren hopes to provide her students with a place filled with joy and encouragement to succeed. Lauren enjoys taking weekly classes locally and at the Broadway Dance Center. When not at the studio, Lauren loves to be home with her two children and husband.  

Allie Hammerling

Allie started dancing at the ripe age of 3. She has studied all forms of dance including Hip-Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, and Lyrical. She has also studied Gymnastics for a number of years. Allie joined Energy Dance Company in 2003. With Energy Dance Company, Allie trains in Reggae, Step Dancing, Popping & Locking, Break Dancing, Salsa, other Latin styles, and many more. She also enjoys competing at dance competitions. She has won first place in local dance competitions as well as National Dance Competitions. Recently, she won second place with her dance team at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem. Allie is excited to be teaching Hip Hop and Acro this year at Vibe Dance Studio.