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Providing Lessons For:
Infants through Adults Beginners through Advanced Fitness , Professional Dance Training & Martial Arts Training.
81 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19123
Great FREE street parking available in
front of our studios.
Northern Liberties location one block from Septa El Spring Garden Street Station and all Septa Spring Garden Street Buses.
Bring your little ones for a class or free child watch while you are taking your class, infants welcomed.
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Personal Training & Lessons:
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Living Arts Dance, Inc. was established in 2006, by owner Jaquetta Colson, with the mission to provide professional performing arts programs for all. As a dance educator for over 25 years Ms. Jaquetta has a passion for exposing children and adults to the arts, giving a safe outlet of self-
Kareema joined Living Arts Dance & Fitness Studios in 2006 as a student, became a student-
Jaquetta Colson began her studies as a dancer at the Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. While attending Duke Ellington, Jaquetta traveled to X’ian, China and Holland representing the United States as a Youth Ambassador in the 1994 and 1995 International Arts Competitions. Jaquetta won several community service awards for her volunteer outreach work in the performing arts while in high school, she was also a member of local performance groups in the Washington, DC area. Jaquetta studied at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Theater School and attended three summer intensive programs in New York City. In 1996, Jaquetta received the Presidential Merit and Achievement Full Scholarship to attend the University of the Arts, in Philadelpha, PA, where she earned a B.F.A. in Dance Education. During her college career she entered the Miss America Scholarship Pageant and won Miss Eastern PA 1997. After graduation Jaquetta became a personal trainer, fitness model and began teaching performing arts, dance, physical fitness, and yoga throughout the Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs. Jaquetta also used her degree to teach early childhood education and Kindergarten classes. In 2006 Jaquetta opened the Living Arts Dance & Fitness Studios, as owner and director, she is determined to provide affordable professional performing arts and fitness programs to all. From 2009 through 2013 Jaquetta was Dance Professor at Girard College, Guest Lecturer at Immaculata University and Program Director at St. Mary’s Hospital Wellness Center. Jaquetta is currently a dance teaching artist and choreographer for the Education Department at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Jaquetta proclaims that out of all her achievements, that her biggest accomplishment is being a full-
Owner & Director
Daija Smith began her love for dance at an early age. Originally from Anne Arundel County Maryland, Daija performed in many local dance companies and studied Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip-
Originally from California, Stephanie moved to Philadelphia to receive her dance degree from The University of The Arts, BFA 2012. Since then she has worked with renowned choreographers such as Ronen Koresh and Seven time Blackpool Latin Champion Charles Danza. A recent performance highlight includesCherchez La Femme-
Kalayah Curry is a 21-
Elana is a BFA candidate in Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. She was born and raised in central New Jersey where her dance career blossomed. Elana pounced on every performance opportunity which arose: dancing for Camp Broadway in the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, performing for the A+ Performers at Downtown Disney in 2012, and various featured dancer roles for musicals put on by Old Bridge High School. She relocated to Philadelphia in August of 2014 and will graduate with a degree in dance in May 2018. Over the course of her four years in Philadelphia, Elana has performed for and studied under many prestigious choreographers including Dr. Kariamu Welsh, Megan Bridge, Kun-
Yattah Jones, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York has been dancing and performing for over 20 years. Her training started in Brooklyn at house parties where she developed a movement style heavily influenced by her African and Caribbean roots. In 2002, Jones co-
From 2006 until 2018 Ms. Jaquetta Colson, out her very own pockets and through many fundraisers, gave scholarships, discounted tuition, created college prep, study abroad and mentoring programs for talented students of poverty-
Living Arts is a training program for dance and fitness educators, students from University of the Arts, Temple University and various dance studios come to Living Arts to learn the fundamentals of dance education using the Living Arts curriculum, outlines and lessons. We are excited about the opportunity to create new artist, instructors and continue growth in the performing arts