Staff

Lisa - Dance Beatz of Akron Ohio
Lisa | Owner/Director

Lisa is a graduate of The University of Akron.  She also studied at Kent State where she received her certification to teach dance.  Lisa, the youngest of Sharon Rae’s daughters, purchased the family business in 2006.  She also runs a successful Accounting Consulting business. Lisa is a member of Dance Masters of Ohio & America.  She has performed with the Kings Island Touring Shows & The Florida Citrus Bowl.  Lisa attends conventions and seminars geared toward school owners as well as dance teachers to keep our curriculum and facility as one of the best. Lisa loves what she does and her bubbly personality makes learning dance fun for her students.  She takes pride in running a top notch, #1 ranked, dance school.   Her combination of creativity and business background ensure continued success.

Deana | Teacher

Deana earned her certificate to teach dance and gymnastics at Kent State University.  She is a certified Zumba Instructor, and is a member of the Zumba Instructor Network.  Deana has studied acting, dance, and voice at The University of Akron.  She has worked in the Akron Public School System with 21st Century Programs, in Copley-Fairlawn schools, and  various Home-School Co-ops.  She has choreographed for high schools, dance lines, and community theatre.  Deana toured the United States as a VIP with Dance Olympus performing and demonstrating all types of dance.    She has performed with The Cleveland Thunderbolts Dance Line, Kings Island Amusement Park, The Florida Citrus Bowl, various trade shows, and numerous Kings Production Touring Shows.  Deana continues to study dance from some of the best teachers in the country.  Deana is married to Sean,  they have two children.  Deana home schools both of her children.

Megan | Teacher

Megan is a graduate of Stark State College, and a Dance Masters certified teacher.  She is a teacher in the Akron Public Schools, after school program, where she developed the curriculum for the hip hop dance program.  Megan has performed with Bob McGrath of Sesame Street, at Walt Disney World, Carnegie Hall, the Capital One Bowl, and was a member of the INLA dance team based in Columbus, Ohio.   She has taken home numerous awards at competitions, including Grand National Champions.  She is also active in theatre, where she received the Georgie Award at N.C. Playhouse.  Megan continues to further her dance education by taking classes from professionals every chance she gets.

Mariah | Office Staff

Mariah grew up at the Dance School.  She danced for over 16 years.  She has performed at Cavs games, Walt Disney World, Carnegie Hall, and the Capital One Bowl in Florida.  Mariah also works in the Akron Public Schools, after school programs.  She spends her mornings and afternoons managing a busy Subway Restaurant, downtown Akron.  She is an animal lover and enjoys spending time at home with her two dogs.

Jennifer | Receptionist

We are excited to have Jennifer as part of the Dance Beatz team. She grew up dancing at Sharon Rae Dance School and now her youngest daughter is a dancer at Dance Beatz.

Jennifer’s knowledge of the "dance world’ is extremely helpful and makes her a great addition to our staff.