Who We Are

LEONA'S DANCE COMPANY

We are a hip-hop and performing arts studio. Leona’s Dance Company was founded in 2017 by owner and dance director Saveenha Dotzler. Our mission is to provide a safe and positive atmosphere for youth to learn, create and express their leadership through dance. We believe that leadership matters and everyone has influence. We want every student that walks through the doors to feel a part of a family, not just a studio. We embrace creativity and freedom to be who you are. This is a safe environment for children to thrive in through expression while also achieving excellence.

VALUES

AFFORDABILITY

Providing affordable prices for all students to be a part of the LDC family.

POSITIVITY

Creating an atmosphere where our students feel loved and encouraged through words and actions.

DIVERSITY

Highlighting and standing for a diverse community and family.

WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER!

meet the OWNER

Hello, my name is Saveenha!

I am the founder and owner of Leona’s Dance Company. If you’re wondering how the company got its name, my full name is Saveenha Leona Dotzler.

I come from a family of fourteen and I am number eleven. With such a big family, I found dancing helped me find my voice. It not only became a passion but who I am.

By the time I entered high school I knew what I wanted to do, work with children, youth, and families through the art of dance. Not until I started college and began meeting with my mentor, Jean Lanphier, did I realized that starting my own dance company could come sooner than I thought. Jean is not only my mentor but was my dance instructor for ten years.

After graduating high school, Jean gave me the opportunity of a life time; my dream job as the lead Hip-Hop Choreographer at her studio, Jean Lanphier’s Dance Studio. My dance experience starts at Jean’s being the hip-hop choreographer for 5 years also choreographer for another studio – Bloom Dance Studio- for 3 years. Lastly, I direct concept music videos for THE CREW, a group of professional dancers raised out of Leona’s Dance Company.

Thank you to family and friends that have encouraged me to pursue my dreams.

I am excited for the new season to kick off!

Hope to see you soon!
– Sav

SAVEENHA DOTZLER | OWNER & INSTRUCTOR

ldc TEAM

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TAYLOR HANNA

INSTRUCTOR

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TATIANA WILSON

INSTRUCTOR

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ALEXIS SIMPSON

INSTRUCTOR

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Veronica Bryant

Administration

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Zhyael Dotzler

Assistant

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ALEX KIRBY

INSTRUCTOR