Welcome to Studio 6 Academy of Dance! Located in the historic district of Lake Wales, Florida, our mission is to provide the highest level of dance instruction to students ages 2 and up. Under the new ownership of Angie Campano and Teri Lawrence, Studio 6 provides an atmosphere of learning and encouragement for our students that will build skill, confidence and a lifelong love of dance.
Angie and Teri have known each other for 13 years. Their children attended the same school and classes together. Working side by side for school functions, their friendship grew along with their children’s. For many years, they talked about going into business together; and what better opportunity than a dance studio? It was a perfect fit. They got their husbands on board and the rest will go down in history.
A home town girl, born and raised in Lake Wales, FL. She married Luis Campano in 1997, and has two children, Marissa and Zac. For 18 years, this mother has been supporting a dancing daughter, and knows the sacrifices parents make so their children can dance. For years she has attended dance shows and competitions, and taken part in countless productions; all the while, gaining the knowledge to know what it takes to make a dance studio a success.
Born and raised in Bartow, FL, she married Damon Lawrence. They have two children, Damon and Virginia. As a young couple they moved to Alexander City, Alabama, where Teri started a career in bookkeeping at Russel Corporation. After the birth of their first child, they moved back to their native Bartow to raise their family surrounded by loved ones. She continued honing her skills in accounting working for the Florida Department of Consumer Services. For the past 13 years, she has continued polish her record keeping and computer skills, working with students and faculty at many schools in the surrounding area.
Brent is a graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. He has been dancing since around 6th grade, learning traditional Filipino folk dances. He started to become interested in hip-hop around 7th grade, and began to study it through Youtube videos. For an extensive time, he was the leader of RDG, a dance team on Southeastern University’s campus. He taught and lead a team of about 25 college-aged members three nights a week. They performed on campus, and around Central Florida, whilst also doing ministry work where they could.
Marissa Campano is a dance instructor.
Jennifer comes to us from Northern Michigan with over 20 years teaching experience. Most recently as an Associate Instructor/Choreographer from the Dance Center based in Traverse City, Michigan. She held the position of Director of Dance Programs for the Dance Center satellite studio in Kalkaska, MI. She was heavily involved with the studio’s competitive team, and choreographed many award winning solo and duet performances, she has also served as instructor/choreographer for Modeling agencies, Forest Area Schools and the Miss Michigan Preliminary/Little Miss Pageants.
Jennifer’s teaching skills cover a wide range of dance styles, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, Latin jazz, preschool dance, worship dance and Irish dance. She received her training foundation at Fitches School of Dance, Dance Arts Academy, The Dance Canter and the NMC dance program, all in Michigan She has attended numerous workshops including Dance Masters and Hollywood Connection. She has performed with “In Motion Productions,” Susan Hatt ’The Foundation’ Tour and studio concerts, productions, festivals, pageants and parades. She is committed to promoting artistic awareness, technique and physical movement to help every student be the best they can be.