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Miss Melodee studios is so blessed to have a wonderful dedicated team of dance professionals and administrators to ensure you have the best dance experience.

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Encino / Woodland Hills
Miss Melodee Studios is located in the Tarzana Village Shopping Center in the heart of Tarzana, CA.

18729 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA  91356

818.344.5437 (KIDS)


Tammy Laframboise aka Miss Tammy
Creative Director
A L.A. based, but Canadian born Tammy Laframboise, is the Chief choreographer for one of the top event companies in the United States.  She has performed all over the world including the United States,
Canada, Australia, China, Spain, Mexico, and all over the Caribbean.  Tammy has been teaching dance for the past 17 years and is extremely passionate about it.  She has been in demand as a master teacher for al
ages, levels and disciplines of dance.  Tammy was also responsible for implementing a pre-school dancen program for child care centers in her home town, all the while still teaching at her home studio as well as
dancing professionally at Caesars Windsor and abroad.  Tammy continues to travel the world performing.  Tammy is excited to pass on her passion and expertise to your children.
Sasha A. Ali aka Miss Sasha
General Manager

Lori Yearwood aka Miss Lori
Instructor, Senior Administrator
Lori’s teaching experience is vast and quite eclectic! She got her start in Canada dancing on her studio’s competitive dance team, winning National titles and a runner’s up award for Miss Dance America. She later became a choreographer for the team and a teacher for the studio’s instructional classes. This ignited a joy for teaching, which Lori pursued throughout University, obtaining an Honors BA in Drama and Education followed by a Master’s equivalent certification in Child Studies. Entering the academic field, she taught all ages on numerous feature films and TV productions, had her own first grade class, and held academic director positions ~ all the while incorporating dance! Lori put together school dance concerts and many special engagement performances. Just as she incorporates dance in all of her academic work, she infuses her dance classes with her knowledge gained from years of educational practice with children of varying abilities.
Kelsey Carpenter aka Miss Kelsey
Instructor
Kelsey Marie Carpenter, was raised in Chicago, IL.  At the young age of 11, she joined the competition team, Excel Dance Productions where she got the opportunity to work and dance with choreographers like Napoleon and Tabitha (NappyTabs), Mia Michaels, Sonya Thya, Tyce Diorio, Brian Friedman, and many more. Her dance training in hip-hop, jazz and contemporary did not stop there.

At 14 she auditioned to attend Chicago's first ever public performing arts high school ChiArts where she trained in classical ballet, Contemporary, and Modern techniques: graham, and Horton. She trained with well known dancers and choreographers such as, Lisa Johnson-Willingham, Sarah Ford-Thompson, Reginald Harris, and Lizzie Mackenzie. Through the years at ChiArts, Kelsey was also given an opportunity to dance with the artistic director of River north Dance Company, also Dance Works Chicago Company.
Becca Rogers aka Miss Becca
Instructor
Becca Rogers, an Oklahoma Native, started dancing at the age of 3. Trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, and Hip-Hop, she found her home under the direction of Amy Reynolds- Reed at Dance Unlimited Performing Arts Center, where she was also a member of the competitive dance company The Vibe. Becca was selected to attend the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute for Modern Dance in 2004 & 2005. She started teaching at Dance Unlimited and was the assistant director of The Vibe Company while attending the University of Central Oklahoma for Dance BFA. At UCO she was also a member of the Kaleidoscope Dance Company. 
The past five years she has been living in Los Angeles pursing her career. Since living in LA Becca has been working and training to be a dancer, performer, foot model, teacher and choreographer. Some of her stage credits include CARNIVAL, Universal Studios Halloween Horror, A Contemporary Nutcracker, Art4Life, and MEDIUM. Becca’s video and TV credits include Freak Dance, Fired Up!, and Artist Community for Change LA. Becca is excited to be apart of Miss Melodee's studio family and looking forward to a great year!
Braxton Brooks aka Miss Braxton
Instructor
Braxton began her dance career mimicking dance routines from "Star Search" in her living room. She is very thankful her parents were okay with this! Since then she has performed as an actress, singer and dancer on and off-Broadway and in several national and international tours.  Throughout her years of training at Harvard University, The Dance Theatre of Harlem and countless other conservatories, workshops and
classes she's realized what a gift a knowledgeable and engaged teacher is.  Braxton hopes to educate and inspire the next generation of performers the same way so many wonderful teachers have helped
and inspired her.

Kelly Klopocinski aka Miss Kelly
Instructor
Kelly Klopocinski is thrilled to join Miss Melodee’s team. She has always had a love of working with children. For the past 7 years, Kelly has worked for many princess companies performing for children’s birthday parties, while also working as a professional nanny for the last 10 years.  Kelly is a Detroit native with her BFA in Musical Theatre. At the young age of 7 Kelly started participating in church musicals and plays, and that’s where her love of musical theatre began. Throughout Kelly’s teen and young adult life, she got involved with the professional musical theatre in the Detroit area. Upon moving to LA she joined the 1940’s vintage trio called “The Beverly Belles.” With the “Belles” Kelly has had the chance of performing at numerous places throughout the Los Angeles and Las Vegas areas, including opening for Meghan Trainor and Seth MacFarlane. Kelly now performs weekly with The Beverly Belles on a contract at Disney California Adventures.. Kelly feels so blessed to be part of working for the Miss Melodee team, and is so thankful for this opportunity to teach children her passion for musical theatre and dance!

Natalie Ellis aka Miss Natalie
Instructor
Miss Natalie received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Dance, Dance Performance and Education from the University of Texas.  She has been dancing her whole life.  She has taught at numerous studios including
the well known Austin, TX studio Alisa’s Dance Academy. She was a Summer Intensive Mentor at the American Ballet Theater in 2012 and worked at Texas Performing Arts until 2014.  She performed with the Andrea Torres Dance Company, toured with the Tanzsommer Dance Tour in Austria, and even appeared in the Dallas Cowboy’s Thanksgiving Halftime Show.  She is so happy to bring her vast knowledge of dance and teaching to Miss Melodee Studios.
Julie Champagne aka Miss Julie
Instructor
Miss Julie has been a working dancer and actor since she was 16 years old, dancing in commercials and stage performances around the U.S. In 2010, she auditioned for the Fox Hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” and made it all the way to Vegas. She has also danced at Disney World’s “A Totally Tomorowland Christmas” in Orlando, Fl., in “A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song” alongside “pretty little liars’ “ star, Lucy Hale, and most recently in Team Beach Body’s new workout video “Country Heat”. Julie has a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Elon University.
Rayna Reborvic aka Miss Rayna
3.5 - 5yrs Ballet / Hip Hop Combo
Rayna was born in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Since the age of 16, she has worked in the family entertainment business, including her last title as a Recreation Cast Member with Disney. She was highly inspired by dance in 2009 and began taking classes from her high school and a local dance studio. With this experience she knew she wanted to take her passion for dance and form it into a career. She holds an AA in Business
Administration from Indian River State and a BFA in Dance from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Rayna has studied under many different teachers through workshops, conventions, and classes. She has taught and
assisted dance for three years with a variety of ages and students. July 2015 Rayna moved to California to pursue her never ending journey with dance. She couldn’t be happier to teach at Miss Melodee Studios and
be a part of the office staff!
Danielle Towne aka Miss Danielle
Substitute Instructor
Miss Danielle moved to Los Angeles in 2002. Since then she has been seen on many tours including most recently Black Eyed Peas and Aretha Franklin. You can spot her in numerous music videos with such artists as Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, P Diddy, and Wolfmother. She has traveled the world performing on the stage and can be found dancing in various TV shows, commercials and print ads with credits including Glee, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, The Billboard Awards, I Heart Music Festival, The Disney Channel’s Camp Rock 2 promo, Fresh Beat Band, GM featuring N.E.R.D. and Ciara, Sprint, and more. She has been teaching since the age of 16 and has choreographed shows all
over the world.
Lindsay Bushman aka Miss Lindsay
Substitute Instructor
Lindsay Bushman is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. She began dancing at the age of 3 and fell in love with its many styles especially ballet, character and pointe.  At the age of 14 she told her parents she wanted to be home schooled, take acting lessons and move to Los Angeles.  They said NO.  One year later they were on a plane to LA.

Since moving to California, she has been fortunate to work on several TV shows and films including “The Young and the Restless”, “CSI”, “Southland”, and “Hello Herman”.  Lindsay is excited to be a part of the team at Miss Melodee Studios and to motivate the imaginations of your children through dance.
Jazmine Garcia
Amdinistrator

Heather Rosenfeld aka Miss Heather
Social Media Coordinator
Heather Nichols is originally from West Virginia, where she started dancing as soon as she could walk! After performing in her first dance recital at age 3, she was hooked. Heather has performed in and / or choreographed over 25 regional musical theater productions in West Virginia.
Since moving to Los Angeles, she has been living her dream as a working TV / Film actress and host. She has appeared on popular TV shows such as "How I Met Your Mother," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Suburgatory," & "Workaholics," in addition to hosting for companies like Mattel, Monster Jam, and Break Media. She has also studied various disciplines of dance at some of LA's top studios, including Millennium Dance Complex and Debbie Reynolds Studios.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. She is thrilled to be a part of the Miss Melodee Studios family, and loves seeing all the beautiful smiling faces of our dancers from the front desk each week! 

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