At Dancemania, we are very proud of our talented, fun-loving staff. Come out and meet us!
Lea Melody Willis -
Lea is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of DanceMania. She received a Master of Fine Arts in dance from FSU, has 23 years of teaching experience, and is a member of the Florida Dance Association. Lea is also the founder and director of "ON THE MOVE" Dance Company. Lea has recently received an award for the hardest working teacher at one of the local dance competition. It is well-deserved!
Shawn Schaefer -
Shawn received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from North Carolina School of the Arts, where she was featured in several productions. She has a very impressive resume of performance history and scholarship awards. After teaching in New York for many years, she moved back to Jacksonville to be closer to her family at DanceMania.
Danielle Card -
Danielle is a graduate of FSCJ with a dance minor and was a student of Miss Lea's for 17 years. She was a member of DanceWorks, a performer in the First Coast Nutcracker, and was a member of the "ON THE MOVE" Dance Company for 15 years. She has worked with many prominent dance instructors and choreographers, including Dulce Anaya, Rosemary Fletcher and Rhonda Stampalia. She has been teaching Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, and Lyrical classes at DanceMania for 5 years and is now happy to be teaching Student Choreography as well. She has also been choreographing for the dance company for 3 years.