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instructors and staff

“It takes a big heart to shape little minds.” - Unknown


Mrs. Daren
Co-Founder & Co-Owner

Daren started dancing when she was 2 years old.  She was a cheerleader all through Middle & High School and that is where she developed her interest in Hip Hop. She was Southeastern Louisiana University Lionette. She was also a finalist for the Saintsaitions Dance Team but decided to get married instead. She started teaching at BREC Parks in 1996 and began teaching locally in 1999.  She volunteered at the 2016 Louisiana Miss Amazing Pageant designed for young ladies who need additional assistance in their activities.  She been married for over 27 years to Dan. They have two sons, Zach & Brayden. They are members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Daren's mission is to expand the performing arts awareness in her community.  It's very important that anyone needing extra assistance in class know that there is a home for them at Serenity.  When she's not at Serenity you will find her at her salon, Avenue Allure, located in the Denham Springs Antique Village.  She opened the salon in 2018.  Being in the center of town, has opened even more opportunities for Serenity.  

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Mr. Danny began singing at a very young age.  Being the youngest of 4 brothers & lead singer of their band, LesBousCru.  His first appearance on stage was in Junior High and he is still singing today.  His range varies from baritone to high falsetto.  The strengths he brings to our vocal lessons are breathing techniques, head positioning, and overcoming the fear of live performance.  He was also a voluntary head football coach for local kids and the current entertainment chairman for the annual ICC Church Fair.

Mr. Dan
Co-Owner & Vocal Director


Ms Shene
Competition Team Director,  Instructor and Choreographer

Shene’ began her dance journey at 4 years old under the instruction of Irene & Dee’s. Her love of all things dance continued throughout her childhood and teenage years where she danced under 2 M’s School of Dance. She began her teaching and choreography career at just 19 years old and currently has 24 years of experience as a dance educator and choreographer, with 10 of those years being in the competition world. Shene’ has privately trained many dancers that have went on to be LSU Golden Girls, LSU Tiger Girls and even a Radio City Rockette. Musical Theater is where her heart is, however she is trained in Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz and Liturgical. She has won numerous choreography awards as well as high scoring routines. She has worked with Tulane Dance Departments Pre Professional program prior to the pandemic. She has coached and choreographed for several local middle school, junior high and high school dance teams.
Shene’ is a nurse at Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic and also runs her own small business, The Whimsy Fairy. She loves being a mom to her 3 amazing children; Analise (16), Amelia Kate(12) and Mason (6), as well as her fur baby, a golden retriever named Brees. She also enjoys spending time with the love of her life, Robbie.


Sadie has been dancing for over 15 years.  She grew up taking classes at Jean Leigh and was a company dancer for 8 years.  She's furthered her dance training with ABT Intensive & has trained with multiple guest choreographers from across the nation.  She has experience in almost every aspect of dance, from ballet, to competition and commercial, to dance team. She's is a former DSHS Jackette! Ms sadie is an assistant to the director of the Competition Team, AS WELL THE PRIMARY I TEACHER, TUMBLING INSTRUCTOR, AND A CHOREOGRAPHER.  She plans to attend LSU in the Fall of 2023 to study Kinesiology & Pre-Med.

Miss Sadie
Competition Team, Instructor, & Choreographer


Miss Emily
Guest Ballet & Point Instructor

With over a decade of training in the Classical Russian Vaganova method of Ballet, Emily Randon has studied under many of the world’s most renowned ballet instructors.  Over the years, Emily has gained acceptance into prestigious ballet programs across the nation including the Atlanta Ballet in Georgia and the Joffrey Ballet in New York City.  Emily has also had the privilege of taking her ballet training abroad to study at The Centre de Danse du Marais in Paris, France.  Upon her return to the states, Emily began working as a mentor for The American Ballet Theatre.  In 2012, Emily stepped into the film industry and has since appeared in movies and commercials including her recent role as “ballerina” in a national television ad for Baby Bottle Pop Candy.  For the past eight years, Emily has enjoyed working as an energetic and passionate ballet instructor and currently teaches hundreds students on a weekly basis.  Emily is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique and uses her degree in Kinesiology Exercise Science to incorporate elements of dance science into her lesson plans.  Many of Emily’s students have advanced into prominent dance programs across the United States including School of American Ballet and Julliard.  In her free time, Emily enjoys guest performing and choreographing for several community outreach programs.  Emily has aspirations of obtaining a doctorate in Kinesiology with a concentration in Dance Science. 


Shauna has been a practicing actor for 20 years, having mostly worked in local theater settings with the exception of the indie horror film "Laughter" in 2012. She has been teaching theater for 11 years and currently holds her Bachelor's degree in Theatre with her minor in Theatre History & Literature. She has also worked in her own theater troupe, Il Titolo Provvisorio, where she writes and directs Commedia Dell'Arte style productions. Originally from Pennsylvania, Shauna moved to Louisiana in the summer of 2021 for a raise in Winter Temperatures and lack of mountain blizzards. She has since continued to write scripts & scenarios, and direct youth productions.

Miss Shauna
Theater Director

Mrs. Betty
Primary Program

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Mrs. Shauna


Ms Makinley
Comp Team


Mrs. Denise


Ms. Lyndsie
Guest Services


Ms. Maddie


Ms. Braylee
Comp Team 



Miss Meg

 In 2020, she stepped away from SAPA & enjoys taking care of her beautiful family and pursuing educational opportunities that will enhance her theater experience. 

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