OWNER/ ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Sydnee Reese grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and began her dance training at London Dance Academy where she trained and completed R.A.D. and I.S.T.D. examinations in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap with distinctive scoring. Sydnee moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 2006 and began training and teaching ballet, tap, and jazz at Synergy Dance Center. In 2009, Sydnee attended Webster University, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in dance with an emphasis in ballet in August of 2012. While at Webster University, Sydnee studied as a scholarship recipient with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Mark Morris Dance Group in New York City where she received extensive training in ballet, jazz, contemporary, Horton, Graham, and other modern dance techniques. She has had the opportunity to work with Iyun harrison, Alicia Graf, Jimena Paz, Beckah Voigt, Homer Bryant, Keith Saunders, Joyce Herring, Endalyn Taylor, Michael Uthoff, Leonard Cruz, Sean Curran, Jennifer Medina, Jessica Lang, Uri Sands, and Tyronne Brooks. She also danced a principal role in the productions of The Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and had an arts administration internship with The Big Muddy Dance Company. Sydnee danced with Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company for two seasons as well as the administrative assistant to the artistic director of the company. Currently, Sydnee is teaching, dancing and choreographing a dinner theatre variety show in downtown Saint Louis, as well as owning and artistically directing a competitive dance school, Imagine Dance Project.
YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Colleen Breen obtained her BFA in Dance Performance at East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance. Colleen has had the opportunity to train with dance professionals such as Jennifer Archibald, Jennifer Medina, Galina Panov, John Dixon, Teal Darkenwald, Tommi Galaska, and Nina Galaska. Colleen has 12 years of teaching under her belt, she was a high school dance team coach for five years, and has taught classes at the studio and collegiate levels throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Currently, Colleen is the Youth Program Director at Imagine Dance Project. She specializes in teaching preschool and kindergarten dance classes as well as dance team preparation classes. Her goal is to build the confidence of her dancers, teach them discipline and proper technique, while training in a fun environment!