Jaye Allison (Horton, Jazz, Ballet)
Jaye Allison (Horton, Jazz, Ballet)

Celebrating 30+ years as an independent female in the performing arts world, Pew Arts & Heritage Dance Advance Awardee, Allison's experiences as dancer, rehearsal mistress, choreographer, director to producer show her ability to contribute to the performing arts world that she loves.

Miss Allison's MFA and BFA from Ashwood University, attended Philadelphia College for the Performing Arts (UARTS), U of MA at Amherst certificate in Arts Management. Additional professional training from Philadanco. In New York City, she trained at the Ailey School, Rod Rodgers Dance Company, the Performance Institute, and the Broadway Dance Center where she was awarded a scholarship. Her teachers included the best in the modern, jazz and tap dance arena, including; Frank Hatchett, Maurice Hines, Hinton Battle and Cecilia Marta.

Miss Allison trains students in modern (Horton, jazz and tap in Philadelphia and NJ area dance studios. Her youth repertoire and competition choreography has done well YAGP - Youth America Grand Prix, Starbound, All American Talent Awards and several local competitions. 

Diane Biunno (Balboa Instructor)
Diane Biunno (Balboa Instructor)

Diane began taking swing classes in 2010 in Philadelphia, where she studied Lindy Hop, Charleston and Balboa. Soon, she became inspired to explore other styles, such as Tango and Salsa. She loves Balboa in particular, for its elegance, intricate footwork, and emphasis on connection and is looking forward to introducing others to its unique style. 

Robert F. Burden, Jr (Tap)
Robert F. Burden, Jr (Tap)

Robert F. Burden, Jr. is the founder and artistic director of Tap Team Two and Company, a Philadelphia tap company which has been in existence since 1992. Robert has performed and taught all over the world and was a teacher at the University of the Arts for over 20 years. He passes on the Philadelphia street hoofing style as well as the teachings and "etudes" of the late LaVaughn Robinson. He is a Philadelphia dance treasure.

Leilani Chirino (Afro-Cuban Modern)
Leilani Chirino (Afro-Cuban Modern)

Leilani Chirino started dancing at the age of three at the Conservatorio de las Artes de Conchita Espinosa, a Cuban arts academy started in Havana. She later became a principal dancer for the company of Ada Linares, specializing in flamenco, ballet, and modern jazz. In college, she studied Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban modern dance. Afterwards, she worked on incorporating Cuban body movement to her contemporary and modern jazz pieces. Leilani’s focus is on mastering the control and isolation of particular muscles in the body, allowing students to take command of their body movements. 

Pamela Hetherington (Studio Director)
Pamela Hetherington (Studio Director)

A Philadelphia native, Pam started a dance performance career in this city at the age of sixteen, when she joined Tap Team Two & Company, under the direction of Robert F. Burden, Jr.  Throughout the next 22 years of her own performance, choreography, artistic direction and community arts leadership projects in Philadelphia, the work consistently leads back to percussive dance education. Sound Space Performing Arts is the outgrowth of her two decades in dance education, during which time she saw a consistent need for a dedicated space that preserved and advanced percussive, world, street and vernacular dance forms.  

A dance instructor since 1998, her first job as an 18-year-old teacher was leading the tap program at Chestnut Street Dance Academy (now Urban Movement Arts) in downtown Philadelphia. In the twenty years since then, she has honed her craft by leading hundreds of classes and directing performing arts programs, for people of all ages, at studios, recreation centers, universities, summer camps, public schools, private schools, festivals, conventions and more on the East Coast. A few of her notable dance education positions include: Villanova University, University of Pennsylvania, The Baldwin School, Abington Friends, Millennium Dance Complex Philadelphia, DEA Youth Dance Program, Charlottesville Department of Recreation, Millville School District, West Park Cultural Center and The Arc of Philadelphia. 

Pam has been leading programs and outreach initiatives in the tap dance community since 2008. Ten years ago, she founded Philly Tap Teaser, which has now scaled into The Philadelphia Community Tap Project, a slate of educational and performance programs which are accessible to anyone the Philadelphia area. 2017 also saw the birth of The Philly Clicks, a traveling youth tap ensemble that trains at Sound Space Performing Arts. Due to her contributions in tap dance, she has been invited to speak on a variety of nationally-syndicated programs, including Articulate (WHYY) and The Arts Desk (WRTI), and she was recently recognized in the May 2017 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine. Pam is the artistic director of Take It Away Dance, a touring company of tap dancers and musicians that continues to be presented by major venues in Philadelphia, New York and beyond. Pam's full professional, performance and teaching biography is at www.pamelahetherington.net

Paul Salter (Balboa Instructor)
Paul Salter (Balboa Instructor)

Paul has enjoyed sharing his passion for the history of swing dancing and jazz music in the city of Philadelphia for 19 years. He began dancing in Philadelphia in 1998. Six months after that, he was teaching in the city and, starting in 2000, he taught a weekly dance for 10 years providing instruction in charleston, lindy hop, and balboa. This event was called the Jazz Attic which was then changed to Jazz Attack. He also plays in several jazz bands in the Philadelphia area.

Amy Schofield - La Eimi (Flamenco)
Amy Schofield - La Eimi (Flamenco)

A New Orleans native, Amy began dancing at the age of three.  The same year that she graduated from high school as class valedictorian, she was also named a semi-finalist for “Dance America Dancer of the Year.”  Amy went on to study at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she graduated with honors, obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a focus in Ballet Performance.  During her years at UArts, Amy had the opportunity to work with many choreographers including Kun-Yang Lin, Scott Jovovich, Anastasia Babayeva, Sara Procopio, Helen Simoneau, and many more.  It was also during this time that she began her flamenco education with Anna and Tito Rubio.  She now regularly travels to Spain to further her flamenco studies at schools such as the Fundación de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren in Sevilla, Amor De Dios in Madrid, and Estudio de Baile Flamenco de Chiqui de Jerez, studying with maestros Milagros Menjibar, Javier Latorre, Antonio Hidalgo, Domingo Ortega, Inmaculada Ortega, Alfonso Losa among others.  Over the years, she has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with esteemed flamenco artists such as Antonio Hidalgo, Sonia Olla, Ismael Fernandez, and Andres Heredia.  Amy is currently working as a flamenco teaching artist and company member with both Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana in New York and Flamenco del Encuentro in Philadelphia.