Our Teachers

Miss Emilie

Owner/Creative Director

Ms. Emilie received a BA in Dance Management from the acclaimed Oklahoma City University’s School of Dance and Arts Management. Upon receiving her degree, she moved to New York where she studied at Broadway Dance Center. She danced with several companies including Peggy Spina Tap Company, Tap Fusion, and the New Jersey Tap Ensemble where she served as managing director. She is a founding member of Cincinnati Taps, Inc, a non profit dance company.  Ms. Emilie has recently accepted a position as a member of the Attitude board with the Cincinnati Ballet.




Miss Carol

Young Dancer Program

Carol is a native of Cincinnati and began dancing at the age of five with Beverly Harpenau as her instructor. She went on to study ballet, jazz and pointe with Bonnie Williams Dance Studio. She started teaching at Broadway Bound in 2004. Ms. Carol teaches Broadway Babies, Combo 3-4 years and Combo 5-6 years of age.










Lisandra Ramos

Ballet Instructor

Miss Ramos

I am from Camaguey, Cuba. I studied ballet at the Vocational School of Art ” Luis Casas Romero ” in Camaguey, Cuba for three years. I received the opportunity to continue my studies at the Vocational School of Ballet in Havana City. I went onto study at the National School of Ballet, now called “Fernando Alonso.” I graduated with high results.  

After my studies, I joined the cast of the National  Ballet of Cuba and began to start a career in teaching. I continued teaching ballet at academies in Italy and Mexico.  

Currently, I am living in Cincinnati, Ohio and continuing my teaching career at various schools in the area. I am excited to teach at Broadway Bound!


Lauren Storm

Jazz and Dance Company Instructor

Miss Storm

Lauren is currently attending the University of Cincinnati Majoring in Communications and Marketing.  She danced for the UC dance team and won 2 National UDA Hip Hop Championships and also was selected to represent Team USA in both Hip Hop and Pom, her team won World Hip Hop Champions 2 years in a row and World Pom Champions in 2015.  Lauren is now a member of The Exhale Dance Tribe in Cincinnati.  Lauren teaches summer camps all over the US as the Head Dance Instructor for Ameridance and judges dance competitions.  Lauren has performed all styles of dance including, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Pom, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Kick, Modern, Contemporary and Lyrical.


Emily Kinker

Jazz Instructor and Dance Team Coach

Emily Kinker graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati, June 2007, with a Bachelor of Arts. She was a 4-year varsity member on the UC Dance Team, winning 3 National NCAA Titles. After graduation Emily joined Royal Caribbean Productions, performing in various Las Vegas-style production song, dance and aerial shows. Since then she performed in the Broadway Musical Hairspray and performed the role of Brenda, live at sea, at the 2012 telecast of the 66th Annual Tony Awards. She has danced professionally for the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Theater, Cincinnati Children’s Theater and Paramount’s Kings Island. Emily primarily studied at Dawn Meyer’s School of Dance (currently JOB) in Cincinnati. She furthered her training with legends Dee Caspary of SYTYCD, Andy Blankenbuehler and Barry Youngblood. She has trained at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City, at the EDGE in Los Angeles and at The Rock Center for Dance in Las Vegas. Emily has taught all areas of dance since the age of 16, the majority locally. She choreographed for the Anderson High School Dance Team and is a national, award-winning solo, duet, group choreographer. While working with Royal Caribbean Emily taught Swing, Salsa and Hip Hop. Emily is a member of Dance Masters of Ohio/America.

Gema Diaz

Guest Ballet Instructor

Miss Diaz

Born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba and raised in Havana, Diaz has been dancing since the age of three. She trained with The National Ballet School in Havana and The Vocational Ballet School in Santa Clara, dancing with Ballet Nacional de Cuba for three years. Diaz won a silver medal in the International Ballet Competition of Cuba in 1999, and has toured all over the world. Upon joining Cincinnati Ballet in 2005, Diaz says “there is always something new to dance and new choreographers. Dance is the best way I can express myself. It’s very rewarding when it gets to people.” Diaz enjoys dancing with Cincinnati Ballet because she has learned “different ways to dance” and enjoys learning new repertoire. “It makes me feel alive.”




"My daughter has been dancing at BBDA since she was 3 years old.  What started as an activity for my toddler has become the thing she most loves doing!  I am thrilled not only with the dance instruction that she receives, but more importantly with the quality instructors who teach much more than dancing.  She has learned hard work, composure under pressure, and how to be part of a team.  Performing on stage has increased her confidence in other activities, and she counts the friendships she has made through dance as her most special.  BBDA is big enough to offer a large variety of dance classes, but small enough to give my daughter the individual attention that has allowed her to grow as a dancer and young woman."


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