Our Faculty

Ms. Kelsea-Janenne (Kaplan) Bucher

Kelsea Kaplan Our owner and Director, Kelsea Bucher, has over 15 years experience as a dance educator. She has been on the faculty of Broadway Dance Center and PeriDance in NYC, as well as Impulstanz in Austria. She served as Artistic Director and lead instructor for New Hopewell School of the Arts and STARS Theatre and Dance Academy. Most recently she owned and operated her own successful studio in New Jersey.

A native Texan, she began her training at her Mother’s dance studio. When the family relocated to New York, she went on to train and perform with the School of American Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Broadway Dance Center, and NYU/CAP 21 Musical Theater Program. She is a well-rounded performer, versed in many styles of dance. She has been a member of a National Titled Clogging Team and a Musical Theatre Touring Performance Troupe. She has appeared professionally in the US and abroad with several ballet and contemporary dance companies. She has performed, choreographed and directed Off-Broadway and for regional musical theater performances, on TV and in film. Her dance company, New York Performers Project was featured in the International Dance Festival-NYC and the World Dance Congress in Cyprus.

An established choreographer, adjudicator and educator, Ms. Bucher, along with her professional faculty, is dedicated to ensuring your child receives the highest quality of dance education in a nurturing environment.

 

Ms. Kindra Fleisher

Kindra Fleisher has an extensive performance and dance background starting competing as a USGA competitive gymnast on the Elite Level with the world-renowned coach Béla Károlyi. After continuing her training at North Carolina School Of The Arts, she danced with Ballet West, Shore Ballet and the New Jersey Ballet. Ms. Kindra has also appeared on All My Children, in movies such as Mr. Wonderful and The Ghost Writer, off-Broadway and regional theater productions of A Chorus Line and Guys and Dolls, and a four year tour with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus as their dance captain, acrobat and aerialist under the direction of Tony Stevens and Philip McKinley. Kindra has also been a back up dancer on the MTV Music Awards and Grammy’s for artist’s such as Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Pink, and Britney Spears to name a few, giving her a chance to work for great choreographers like Laurieanne Gibson, Hi-Hat, and Jamie King. Ms. Kindra has taught all forms of dance throughout the NY and NJ area as well as traveling throughout the US teaching Master Classes. She has been on the gymnastic faculty of Chelsea Piers in NYC and has also taught Acrobatics and Tumbling to studio teachers as a faculty member of the prestigious Broadway Dance Center’s Teacher Training Workshops. In addition to teaching dance she travels for several national dance competitions to judge dancers across the country.

 

Ms. Tiara James

Tiara James started her career when she was in high school, training elementary & middle school students at dance clinics. She took over private training for high school students who had auditions for dance team through out her senior year. When she graduated high school, She attended Northwest Vista college to obtain her associates degree in fine Arts. Ms.James has had opportunities to work with highlighted artists like Brittany Lopez(TX), Amanda Jackson(TX), Stuart Pimsler(MN), Mark Spaulding (LA), Michelle Gibson(NY), including showcases with Raw Artist San Antonio and Palmetto center of arts NVC. Ms.James plans to attend the University of North Dallas to receive her Bachelor’s.