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 3 and up. Under the 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.
A home town girl, born and raised in Lake Wales, FL. For 18 years, this mother supported 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 started a career in bookkeeping. She has continued to expand her knowledge in accounting for the past 25 years. A lifetime spent working with students and families in schools has helped her develop the skills needed to run a small business.
Marissa started dancing at age 5 at the Florida Dance Theater where she participated in performances including the Nutcracker. She danced her entire way through childhood and was on the competitive team for four years and an assistant teacher for three years. She competed the dance disciplines of Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Clogging and Lyrical at the national level. She is a graduate of Southeastern University and a former member of the RDG dance team. Marissa has been with Studio 6 since 2015, teaching many different classes and coaching the Studio 6 Competitive team.
Jennifer comes to us from Northern Michigan with over 20 years teaching experience. Her 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, has performed with productions teams, 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.
Ashley has an extensive background cheer-leading and gymnastics. From her early years through college she has coached gymnastics for 10 years. Since joining our team at Studio 6 in 2021 has been a valued instructor and wonderful with our students. She has an easy natural talent for coaching, and she loves sharing her knowledge with those wanting expand their skills.
Emily is a life-long resident of Lake Wales who from the early age of 2 years old started dancing and hasn’t stopped yet. Fast forward 18 years and countless classes in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical & Clogging, Dance competitions and Dance Conventions, she earned herself a three-year spot on a local Competitive Team and a position teaching. Her senior year she and her team won the top award of “Grand Prix” for Clogging at Dance Theater USA National Competition. After she attended Belhaven University earning a degree in English she returned home and joined us at Studio 6. Her love of dance is a tribute to those early years and she hopes to inspire a love of Dance in all of her students.
Sarah is the newest instructor here at Studio 6 bringing with her 16 years of experience. She herself has been dancing at Studio 6 since 2015 as a student and has assisted with our younger classes for the last few years. She is excited to be starting a career in her life long passion and we are excited to see her skills grown as an instructor.