TIO Owner and Co-Director - Dancer - Choreographer - Educator - Fitness Instructor - Adjudicator
Mandy's dance career started at age three with Dance Dimensions Inc. Titles won: Teen Miss Dance Of Ohio 1999, Miss Dance of Ohio 2003, Crowned OVAC Queen of Queens 2003, numerous high point overall awards at regional and national competition
Since moving to New York in 2003;
Mandy has performed in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for seven years. She was offered the job again for the 2011 Christmas Season, but declined to start a new chapter with TURN IT OUT Dance Academy.
Aside from Radio City, Mandy has graced many stages regionally and nationally in her eight professional years. A few credits include: Chicago (played the part of Liz) – Telluride Regional Playhouse Macy’s Industrial in Las Vegas Off-Broadway production of Revolution: Dance and Rock ‘n’ Roll Aida – Opera Pacific Carmen – Overture Center for the Arts
Beyond dancing, Mandy has been an adjudicator and master teacher for Dance Xplosion Competition Circuit and Dance Masters. These companies enabled her to travel nationwide to teach and judge some of America’s most talented dancers. Also, she has worked closely with Michele Assaf, a New York based choreographer and teacher. As her assistant, Mandy has learned directing and choreographing skills from the best as they put on numerous professional shows. Assaf’s company – World Dance Movement – hired Mandy as a teacher for their summer convention in Tropea, Italy in 2006 and 2008. Additionally, Mandy has been employed by Performing Edge Dance Academy in the Bronx, NY and Westchester Dance Academy in Westchester, NY for the past two years. In total, she has 25 years of dance experience and 14 years of teaching experience.
Mandy left NYC in 2011 to pursue her dream of directing her own dance academy. Since opening in August 2011, TIO has soared in number and recently moved to a brand new constructed building in Bellaire, Ohio. For Mandy, this was just another step in her dream, and looks forward to many successful years ahead. She is excited to bring teachers with professional dance experience to the Ohio Valley. Her heart is behind TIO's mission and is enthusiastic about the future.
TIO Co-Director - Dancer - Choreographer - Educator - Fitness Instructor - Adjudicator
Lacey started dancing with Dance Dimensions Inc. at the age of 2. Titles won: Teen Miss Dance of Ohio 2003, Placed 10th overall at Dance Masters of America 2003, and Crowned OVAC Queen of Queens 2006.
After graduating High School, Lacey moved to NYC to study dance and to pursue her dreams of making it a career. After only 3 months, she landed a job with Stiletto Entertainment in L.A. to perform on Holland America Cruise Lines. She performed with the company for 4 ½ years where she traveled around the world to destinations such as: the Caribbean, Alaska, South America, Africa, Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Egypt, Singapore, and India.
In between her contracts with Holland America, Lacey has spent time in New York City continuing her dance education and training. She has been a judge for Dance Masters of Ohio and choreographed West Liberty’s Dance Team Competition Routine in 2009.
In total, Lacey has 22 years of dance experience and 13 years of teaching experience. She is excited to see the years unfold at TIO. With a state of the art of the facility, a highly qualified faculty, and family-friendly environment, she knows the only way is up for TIO!
Ryan Posey, Cynthia Castillo, Damien Martinez, Bria Cross, Lindsey Bugaj, Mollie Mock Kauffman, Beth Ann Melko, Carly Dicola, Brianne Haggerty, Cortni Haggerty, Arica Holt, Allison Miller, Miranda Masters, Jenki Gomez Diaz, Savannah McCartney, Liza Jones, Morgan VanNest, Jenna Davis, Grace Myers, Kierstan Pyle, Erica Warfield
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