Samantha Gramer

Contemporary, Hip Hop & Technique

     Growing up in the heart of Scottsdale, Sam Gramer began dancing at the age of 11 and has been teaching and choreographing since she was 18 years old. Her dance career began training in styles such as ballet, jazz, hip hop, breaking, ballroom, tap, and contemporary. Sam has been a part of many performance dance groups in Arizona, such as Automatic Response and The Haus of Fame. She has also participated in many productions under the direction of Liz Ann Hewett here in the valley. Sam's choreography has earned regional and national accolades. Sam Graduated from Arizona State University in 2016 with a BS in Chemical Engineering and working full time as a process engineer, Sam plans to spread her love for dance, teaching, and choreographing to each and every one of her students.  

 

 

 

 

 

Jenni Hall

Studio Owner/Director

     Jenni Hall began dancing at the age of 3 at Annette and Company school of dance in Farmington Hills, MI. Jenni has extensive training in jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, modern, and lyrical. Her dancing has taken her across the country from New York to LA, where she has studied under Nichelle Bane, Joshua Bergasse, Doug Caldwell, AC Ciulla, Dante, Havic, Joe Lanteri, Mia Michaels, Rhapsody, Wade Robson, Susie Taylor, and Jayson Wright. Jenni received top awards at prestigious conventions and competitions across the country including LA Dance Magic, West Coast Dance Explosion, Tremaine, New York City Dance Alliance, and Dupree. Jenni began teaching and choreographing at the young age of 15. Many of her pieces have taken overall prizes and best in show at renowned competitions across the US. Some of her industrial work includes the Detroit Pistons Pre-Game Show, Phoenix Suns Pre-Game Show, Puma Sportswear, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Pediatric AIDS, and Juvenile Diabetes. In 2007 Jenni decided to make the move cross country to Scottsdale AZ, where she began teaching at Conservatory of Dance. In 2009 Jenni was promoted to Company Director and ran the competition program for 4 years. Under her direction at Conservatory of Dance her students won mulitple scholarships, high awards, and had tremendous growth in their dancing. Jenni Is excited to see her dream become a reality with Dancers Domain, and looks forward to sharing her love of the art. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Bussanich

Company Director

     Jessica began dancing at the age of 9 in her home state of New Jersey and continued her training at Royal Danceworks after moving to Arizona. Jessica competed for 10 years, winning numerous awards and scholarships from many conventions including LA Dance Magic, JUMP and Co Dance. Over the years, she has worked with well-known choreographers like Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels & Jason Parsons. At the age of 11, she was chosen to perform in Orlando with Paula Abdul. As a freshman at Mountain Ridge High School, Jessica was voted “Best Dancer” by her peers and was named captain of the dance team her sophomore year. Jessica was also named Performer of the Year Runner-Up her senior year at Royal Danceworks.  She has been recognized for her creative choreography at numerous competitions over the course of her teaching career. Before coming to Dancers Domain, Jessica spent two years as the Assistant Company Director at Conservatory of Dance.  Jessica enjoys teaching jazz, contemporary & hip-hop, and hopes to spread her love for dance with the students at Dancers Domain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Faculty

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Dancers Domain Dance Studio 

Judi Friedman

Front Desk

Judi has spent her existence involved in all aspects of dance. Starting her dance career at the age of three, her passion for performance in all forms of movement has been a lifelong commitment. She trained under well-known teachers such as Luigi, Gus Giordano, Charles Hughes, Matt Maddox, Frank Hatchett, Maria Tallchief, Jack Bickle of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Doug Caldwell and Joe Tremaine to name just a few. At the age of sixteen, Judi was invited to join Gus Giordano's Performing Company in its inception. In her competitive years, Judi was crowned Queen of Chicago National Association of Dance Guest Performer throughout the Midwest. Judi's gift for teaching began with the birth of The Judi Lange School of Dance in Davenport, Iowa which she owned at the young age of 19. This propelled her career as an educator. She taught at the Jewish Community Center in a Northern suburb of Chicago. Upon moving West, Judi headed the dance department of a prestigious gymnastics school in Scottsdale and was a faculty member at various studios throughout the Valley. Judi was awarded an Honorary Professorship which enabled her to be a Professor of Dance at Scottsdale Community College. She was a Guest Faculty Member for Dance Masters of America and was Owner and Artistic Director of Dance & Co. In 1993 Judi opened The Dance Source Performing Arts School with her son Brian Friedman. She and Brian were Co-Artistic Directors of the studio's performance company, Dance Vibes. In 2001, after training some of today's most employable dancers, Judi sold The Dance Source to take on a new position working for the Urban Jamm Dance Convention. Judi received her Make-Up Artist Certification from Make-Up Designory (MUD) of Los Angeles and has worked as a Freelance Make-Up Artist with MAC Cosmetics. She also owns her own business, Make-Up by Judi. For the last seven years of her career, she has worked for two successful local dance studios. She spent five years sharing her business and dance studio expertise during a studio's formation and two years as Assistant Administrative Director for another. She is now honored to be sharing her wealth of knowledge with Dancers Domain and the next generation of dancers and their families.

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Amanda Kinert

​Tap, Jazz, Contemporary & Hip Hop

     Amanda Kinert began dancing at three years old in Scottsdale, Arizona and has been teaching and choreographing since the age of 18. Amanda has an immense amount of training in jazz, contemporary, hip hop, tap, ballet, musical theatre, and tumbling. She continues to train under many iconic choreographers including but not limited to Brian Friedman, Kyle Hanagami, Tyce Diorio, Tessandra Chavez, and Jackie Sleight. Amanda has danced alongside both Becky G and Hailee Steinfeld at Velocity Nationals as well as with Janet Jackson during the song Rhythm Nation at the Phoenix stop of her Unbreakable World Tour. Additionally, Amanda appeared on the TV show America’s Got Talent with Brian Friedman’s all-girl dance group, Sugar and Spice Crew. She can also be seen in the crew’s many YouTube videos which have received as many as 33 million views. Furthermore, Amanda has appeared in some local Phoenix productions directed by Liz Ann Hewitt including Memoriamand Under the Covers. Throughout her years of training, Amanda received many prestigious awards and scholarships at numerous conventions and events. She was a part of LA Dance Magic’s teen company for three years and was hand-selected to train as an MVA (+) member at Velocity Dance Convention the following year. Amanda currently assists and trains with Velocity as an MVA Pro. In addition to her dance, Amanda is in school for a BS in Psychology at Arizona State University and will graduate in May of 2019. Amanda strives to share her abundant passion for and experiences in dance with all of her students at Dancers Domain with the goal of pushing them to their fullest potentials.

Madison MacDonald

Combo, Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary  

     Madison MacDonald has been dancing since the age of 6. She began her training at Dance Theater West under the direction of Susan Silverman. Growing up she danced at Ballet Arizona and Phoenix Dance Academy. She has taught at Phoenix Dance Academy, Dance Factory, Dance Gallerie. as well as Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics. She is currently a member of Center Dance Ensemble, the resident modern dance company of The Herberger Theater, and will be celebrating her 11th season with the company this year. 

Lyndsie Clymer

Combo, Ballet & Tap

Lyndsie Clymer has been dancing since she was 3 years old at Dynamic Motion Dance Academy. She has taken Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Breaking, Modern, Ballroom, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater, and Acrobatics. Lyndsie has been assisting her mentors Tiffany Rollins and Sherry Henderson for many years and is now pursuing her dream of teaching. Lyndsie has had the opportunity to choreograph shows for On the Towne Community Theater and shows for Musical Theater of Anthem. During her senior year of high school she was given the Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Award which only a few were awarded in the state of Arizona. She also was awarded Boulder Creek’s Fine Arts Award for her dedication and commitment to their program. At Lyndsie’s high school she was dance captain and president of National Honor Society of Dance Arts. Lyndsie truly just loves to teach dance and can’t wait to start her new endeavor with the students at Dancers Domain.

     

​Brett Bauer

Ballet

​     After receiving training at the National Ballet School(Toronto, Canada), The Kirov Academy(Washington, D.C.) and San Francisco Ballet School, Mr. Bauer enjoyed a 15 year professional dancing career, beginning with Suzanne Farrell's touring company in 2001, then joining the San Francisco Ballet as a corps member from 2002 - 2010. During his time with SFB, Brett performed a variety of Soloist and Principal roles in works by Helgi Tomasson, Lew Christensen, George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, Yuri Possokhov, Stanton Welch, Paul Taylor, Sir Frederick Ashton and Mikhail Fokine to name a few. In addition, he appeared in the PBS filming of The Nutcracker performing the Arabian trioand participated in company tours to Greece, France, London, China and throughout the United States. In 2010, Brett took his talents to Portland, Oregon signing on with Oregon Ballet Theater under the direction of Christopher Stowell. He joined as a Soloist, then was promoted to Principaldancer for the following season and had the privilege of performing classical and contemporary leading roles with the company for five seasons. Brett's time at OBT also included two tours to South Korea performing the Nutcracker, as well as multiple U.S. tours including representing OBT for Ballet Across America at the Kennedy Center in 2013. In 2015, Mr. Bauer accepted a Principal contract with Silicon Valley Ballet, previously Ballet San Jose, under the direction of José Manuel Carreño. Brett was selected by Mr. Carreñoand Loipa Araújoto perform the role of Albrecht in the U.S. premiereof Alicia Alonso's Giselleand is forever grateful for that honor and opportunity. Brett has been guest instructing for ballet summer courses and master classes for over 7 years, finding time to hone his teaching abilities while wrapping up his dancing career. Brett has only recently transitioned into full-time instructing, as since his retirement from dancing in 2016 he has dedicated the bulk of his time to learning and helping others maintain or restore their health and wellbeingwhile seeking his own. He worked as an aide and trainer for Active Care Physical Therapy in San Francisco while becoming certified to instruct in the GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® systems. Brett is also an American Ballet Theater® Certified teacher for Pre-Primary - level 3 and achieved ABT NTCTMAffiliate Teacher status in 2017. In conjunction with his physical focus, Mr. Bauer appreciates that the body, mind, spirit connection is an integral part of existence as both a human being and artist. To explore and aid himself and others in the process of unifying these systems, he became a Trained Demartini Method® Facilitator in 2016. Mr. Bauer has found this modality extremely useful in supporting anyone who desires to free themselves from limiting beliefs or past trauma, so that they may live a more balanced, enjoyable and calm existence. In 2018, Brett and his wife Raissa founded “Heightened Humanity” a local GYROTONIC®, Ballet Coaching, andConsulting business focused on assisting clients of all ages and abilities to reachtheir personal goals. Brett continues to teachprivate and group Ballet classes throughout the Phoenix area, and the United Statessharing the most effective methods for maintaining one’s body strength, flexibility, andcontrol, both on stage and in the studio. Above all else,he enjoys helping others to find the power within themselves so that they may live a healthier and expanded life in all ways.

David Authement

Ballet & Technique


     David has performed as a member of Convergence Ballet Company in both its 2010 and 2011 summer seasons. He has also worked as a guest artist with Ballet Etudes, Dance Theater West, Marlow Ballet Theater, Master Ballet Academy, and Scottsdale School of Ballet. David attended the 2007 Milwaukee Ballet Summer Intensive on full tuition and room/board scholarship and was offered a position in

Milwaukee Ballet II.

​     David is a movement specialist/educator residing and working in the North Phoenix/Scottsdale area. His clients range from post-op rehabilitation to performance related training for pre-professional and professional dancers, and athletes ranging from children to professional level. He has worked with people as young as 3 and as advanced as 96. David trains everyone he works with from a neurobiomechanical model of education looking at not only biomechanics, but our neurobiology and motor control. He holds certifications/licenses in NeuroKinetic Therapy (Level 1), Z-Health (R and I Phases), Restorative Exercise Specialist,

GYROTONIC® (Level 1, Jumping/Stretching Board, Applications for Dancers, Applications for Golf, Applications for the Shoulder Girdle), Pilates, and TRX Suspension Training.

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