GERALD DISHMAN - DIRECTOR  
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Gerald Dishman, II brings 12 years of experience to the studio. He has had training in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, and Musical Theater.  He has studied under the Instruction of Catherine Defrances, Gwyn Nunez, Angie Snow (all three with the De Frances Academy of Dance in Baton Rouge) as well as Ray Leaper, Frank Hatchet, and Joe Lanteri.  He has appeared in a music video for Kim Richie that aired on CMT and VH1.  He has performed in “The Governor’s Ball” produced by Disney’s Lin Holdridge and has also choreographed the musical “Hello Dolly” for the Thibodaux Playhouse, which won numerous awards. He also travels the country with Kids Artistic Revue as a judge on their distinguished panel of judges and member of their staff as their emcee and backstage coordinator. 



 

WANDA DISHMAN - TAP INSTRUCTOR
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Mrs. Wanda brings 30 years dance experience to the studio. Besides having the opportunity to compete for fourteen years, she has taken numerous dance classes in Spain, New York, Las Vegas, Dallas, Biloxi, Florida, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. She enjoys dance and is proud to be a part of GDAD. Go Tap!  



 

MICHELLE GAUDET - TAP INSTRUCTOR  
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Michelle brings 13 years of dance experience to the studio. She has taken master classes in New York, Biloxi, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. Some of the many teachers she has studied with are Frank Hatchet, Alton Adams, Mike Minery, and Barbara Duffy. Her love of dance has helped her find her way to GDAD.  



 

SARAH BREAUX - HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR  
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Sarah brings 20 years of dance experience to GDAD. After graduating High School, Sarah went on to study the art of dance at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has traveled the United States performing professionally as a back-up dancer for famous pop singer Willa Ford.  She has also attended master classes in New York, and Los Angeles to name a few. Sarah brings her passion and love for dance at GDAD. We welcome her as our brand new Hip Hop teacher. 

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