UpBeat Dance Center
Lauren Fine- Director/Choreographer- Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Tap, Ballet
- Ms. Fine, a native of New Jersey, began studying dance at the age of three. After studying in both New York and New Jersey she attended The Freehold Township Performing Arts High School. It was there that she realized her dream to teach. She graduated from The University of Maryland with a BA in Dance as well as receiving a Dance Education Degree and Teacher's Certification through Towson State University. Lauren has taught in Washington DC, where she directed a Teen Dance Early Release Program for pre-professionals at Feet First. She worked with Fabian Barnes of the Dance Theater of Harlem with whom she presented choreography at The Kennedy Center. She has also taught in Richmond VA, where she headed the dance department for Henrico County's Center for the Arts. She has also taught in many private studios in many states, such as, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Texas, and Pennsylvania. She was the choreographer for Cynwyd Elementary School for eight years.
Sevon Wright- Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet
- Sevon began her dance training at The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts in Mableton, GA. After moving to Philly she began dancing and teaching at studios such as First Position Dance Arts, Merge, Bodies IN Motion, Edge Dance Company. She has performed with The Femme Collective, Kathanghah Dance Company, as well as her own company: Burgundy Blue Dance Company. She continues to perform and teach as well as work at "Pure Barre" where she teaches many classes for adults. Sevon is working with our own company this year; we are loving and appreciating her artistry.
Rebecca Cupples- Lyrical/Contemporary, Pre-Tap, Ballet
Rebecca began her training with the Philadelphia Civic Ballet where she studied and performed until attending the University of the Arts where she received her BFA in Dance. Ms. Cupples has studied with Andrew Pap, Barbara Sandato, Carol Sklarroff, Roni Koresh, Milton Myers, Faye Snow, and Pat Thomas. She has performed and staged works on both East and West coasts and has collaborated with other artists in television, film, and stage. Teaching is Rebeccas's first love and nothing brings her more joy than teaching these children!
Lydia Patselas- Lyrical/Contemporary
- Lydia received her BFA in dance from East Carolina University. She now is finishing up her Masters from Drexel in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling. From 2018-2020 Ms. Patselas taught Jazz, Ballet, and Lyrical/Contemporary for RISPA School of Performing Arts in Milton Georgia. She currently tours the area dancing with Britt Fishel and Artists. She looks forward to teaching our Upbeat dancers!!!
Andre Morris- HIP HOP
- Andre Morris is the Director of FloMotion Xclusive, a hip hop company for dancers ages 13-18. He has been training since he was a young boy. He has taught at many prestigious studios such as: PassMORE Dance, American Dance Academy, KMC Dance, and Shannon Coopers Academy of Dance. He has also performed at MONSTERS of Hop Hop Convention; a national hip hop arena. Andre is so excited to bring his love of hip hop to us!!!!