Cleveland's Dance Academy

Welcome to our Cleveland, Ohio dance school. Shaker Dance Academy is the premier Cleveland dance studio. We provide professional-level training in the arts of dance and drama, including ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, point'e, broadway theater and tap, for students of all ages and levels of experience.

2017-18 Rockstar Facilty!

Open House/Class placements are Saturday August 19, 2017! Sign up for free to receive exact times for your dancers age group. Jon & Tracey are so proud of all the current & new students. We have some new additions to SDA's rock-star facility. We look forward to another exciting season!

Classes are filling up quickly! Some classes are already full.

Classes begin Monday August 28, 2017!

About Us

Our Mission

Our Mission for 18 years now as founders of Shaker Dance Academy is to help children of all ages learn to accept, challenge and express themselves through dance. Jonathan & Tracey's mission's is to prepare their dancers to audition for college dance scholarship as a option to help parents save on the rising cost of college tuition. Shaker Dance Academy promotes positive thinking, teamwork and leadership skills. Shaker Dance Academy provides a place for youth to learn the meaning of self-love and provides the skills to reach for their dreams.These groups range in age from ages 3 all thru high school. Our professional program's for a more serious dancer called performance groups train 2- 3 days a week. Dance training for our pre-professional group includes training in Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Modern & Theater

Shaker Dance Academy Credits:

Jonathan & Tracey know that the only way too succeed is too be prepared.Training the Mind and Body to live a healthy productive lifestyle.Our students go on to get college dance scholarships & work professionally with major recording artist in NY and LA. Jonathan & Tracey's dancers are privileged to work with Susan G Komen Cancer Foundation, Reason for Hope charity for finding a cure for ALS. Shaker Dance Academy collaborations with WKYC, Channel 3 include: Commercials like See the possible & The Lebron James Flash Mob Video. Tracey Webb is a resident dance instructor in Shaker Hts City Schools, Hawkin Lower Schools for over 6 years now! Jonathan and Tracey Webb and all the students of Shaker Dance Academy wish to thank the parents for supporting our efforts.

Jonathan Webb Owner and Founder of Shaker Dance Academy Choreographer and Instructor Head of Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary ProgramsTraining includes: Chicago School of Ballet; Gus Giordano Dance Studio, Chicago, IL; Roy Foster School of Ballet; Gymnastics Training Center of Chicago; Joe Tremaine Dance Studio, CA.Teaching credits include: Barat College, Lake Forest, IL; Minnesota School of Dance; Heritage School of Dance, Chicago, IL; Debbie Reynolds Studio, CA.Professional experience includes: (TV) Different World, actor/dancer/choreographer with Debbie Allen; (Stage) Whitney Houston World Tour 91-93, dancer/choreographer; Donna Summer World Tour, choreographer; Rollerblade Dance/Skate Team U.S Tour, dancer/skater/choreographer; Paula Abdul Pepsi Commercial, Little Richard,(Film) Graffiti Bridge with the artist formerly known as Prince. Just too name a few!

Tracey Webb Owner and Founder of Shaker Dance Academy Theater Director and Instructor/ Head of Ballet and Tap Programs. Training includes: graduate of the N.Y. School of Performing Arts, 4-year full scholarship at Alvin Ailey's dance studio; 4-year full scholarship at The Dance Theater of Harlem.Teaching credits include: City College of N.Y.C. teaching children dance and drama. Frederick Douglass Community Center dance lessons.Professional experience includes: (TV) the Fame series, Columbo series, featured actress/dancer; daytime soap Loving; (Stage) James Brown 91-94 World Tour, dancer and featured rap artist (Tracey wrote her own lyrics); (Film) Cotton Club with Gregory Hines, Richard Gere, Frances Ford Coppola, principal dancer; Beat Street with Harry Belafonte; Graffiti Bridge with the artist formerly known as Prince. Just to name a few.

Allie Cavasinni

Instructor in Ballet / Pointe / Modern / Contemporary

Allie Cavasinni graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in dance. Allie began her training at Shaker Dance Academy at the age of 5 years. Allie has been trained in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern and Musical Theater, Point, Tap, Contemporary. Allie assisted as a 1st Company member. She taught and choreographed routines as well. Welcome home darling.


Hip Hop Instructor - Trained Fast and Furious Dancers!!

Anthony jamison is a self taught hip hop/break dancer from cleveland ohio whose talents have allowed him to choreograph for music videos as well as be in movies such as, the divergent series, hunger games, the bye bye man and even the walking dead. Although anthony is self taught, he has been trained in jazz, ballet, modern and also contemporary. He has also had the privilege to work with choreographers such as andrew baterina (soreal cru), Les Twins, anthony Lee, and Ian eastwood.

Mariana Pérez

Ballet & Choreographuer

Born in Tapachula Chiapas, Mexico. She started dancing at the age of 4 following the Royal Academy of Dance Curriculum at Ballet Clásico de Tapachula, after some years she continued her training at Royal Ballet Center where she attended until she was finished with her R.A.D Grades Syllabus including Professional Grades, she was also creditor of the Solo Seal Award.
She was also Awarded the Titanium Award and 1st place of her gender and category at the Dance Educators of America competition in 2012.
In 2013 she moved to New York City to continue her training at the Joffrey Ballet School. After 2 years as a trainee, she was invited to join the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, where she was given the opportunity to perform nationally and internationally.
In 2017, she graduated, obtaining the Joffrey Ballet School’s Trainee Certificate.
Mariana has performed soloist and principal roles in ballets such as Swan Lake, Spring Waters, Suite Saint- Saens, Nutcracker, Balanchine's Walpurgisnacht and Valse Fantaise amongst others. She has worked directly with choreographuers such as Gabrielle Lamb, Desmond Richardson and Tyler Gilstrap.
She is currently part of Verb Ballets in Cleveland, Ohio as an apprentice.

Asia Anderson

Jazz, Modern, Contemporary,Ballet, Hip-Hop.

  • 2009-2010: Ohio University Dance Major - Ballet, Modern (Graham, Horton), Choreography, Dance History, and Dance Production The Dance Center by Heidi Glynias
  • 2009-2010: Dance Major Westlake High School
  • 2007-2008: Studied Contemporary/Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, and Hip Hop, Competed dance routines competitively Pinnell Dance Center
  • 2006-2009: College Prep
  • 2003-2006- Studied Contemporary/Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, and Hip Hop, Competed dance routines competitively Daryl Jervis Dance Studio
  • 1994-2003: Studied Contemporary/Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, and Hip Hop, Competed dance routines competitively Education Ohio University

Lieneke Matte

Instructor in Ballet / Point

Lieneke Matte grew up in the Bronx and received her early training at Ballet Tech and the School of American Ballet. She then attended Fiorello H.La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts in New York. Lieneke went on to get a B.F.A in dance from SUNY Purchase College where she graduated summa cum laude and received the President's Award from the Conservatory of Dance. She is currently a dancer with Verb Ballets and performs throughout Ohio.

Warren Egypt Franklin

Instructor in Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, Contemporary, Ballet and Tap

Warren Egypt Franklin reigns from Cleveland, Ohio. He is currently in his junior year at Baldwin Wallace University where he's earning his BM in Music Theater. Warren Egypt has been dancing since the age of five and studying dance since the age of 12. Warren Egypt's roots of Music Theater led him to many different styles of dance but jazz and hip hop was always his favorite, idolizing the likes of Michael Jackson, Prince and Beyoncé encouraged this. He's well trained in Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, Contemporary, Ballet and Tap. Warren has gotten a chance to work with choreographers who have worked with Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, J.Lo, and choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance just to make a few. Warren is very passionate about his craft and this shows through each class he shares with his students. His goal as a teacher is to get students to realize as young people how lucky we are to get to use our bodies and express ourselves through this art form.

"Dance like it's your last time every time."

We have great expectations for our students & very high standards for our faculty. It will be an amazing season, Tracey & I have great things planned for your young dancers.


Jon & Tracey Webb
Shaker Dance Academy Inc.

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