Giselle's Dance Studio

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Andrea Oran - Owner/Director

Andrea was born in Lima, Peru. She began her training at the age of three under the direction of her mother Denise Puntriano. She has been teaching at Giselle's since it was founded, and is a teaching member of the Royal Academy of Dance. She is graduating with a BS in Psychology from the UOP in May 2015. She has also works at Flager Montessori Pre - School since 1997 as a lead teacher to the 3yr old classroom and organizer of their annual events. Andrea has an exceptional talent for choreography which is showcased every year on the annual dance recital and holiday or special events. She is well-loved by all her students whom appreciate her dedication and friendly teaching manner. Every year she attends the Dance Teacher Summit.

Keisha Thomas - Teacher

Kaisha was born in the Bronx, New York but attended primary and secondary school in Trinidad & Tobago where she studied the RAD syllabus through Advanced Levels. At 16, she returned to New York City and attended the prestigious Juilliard School of Performing Arts where she studied under Artistic Director, Martha Hill and such artistes as Maestro Hector Zaraspe, Alfredo Corvino, Daniel Lewis and Kazuko Hirabayashi and earned her BFA Degree in Dance.  Later, she attended Hunter College and earned a MS degree with a major in Dance/Movement Therapy. Kaisha danced professionally for many years and travelled nationally and internationally as a member of several dance companies including "Ballet Hispanico of New York" under the direction of Tina Ramirez and "Laura Dean Dancers". She has performed works by Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey, Jose Limon, Merce Cunningham and many others.  Dr. Kaisha Thomas, PhD is a Licensed Psychotherapist with a private practice in Palm Beach where she specializes in working with performing artists and survivors of trauma.