Liza has been dancing for as long as she can remember. Her true inspiration began with Janet Jackson. However, over the years she has trained extensively in ballet, modern, and jazz disciplines. Her ballet training began with Mr. Victor Wesley at the Academy of the Dance in Wilmington, DE. During her senior year of high school she understudied the well renowned hip hop dance company Rennie Harris Puremovement. Her training continued after she received a dance scholarship to attend Adelphi University, in Garden City, NY. At Adelphi she studied Horton style modern with Carmen DeLavellade of Alvin Ailley, and Regina Larkin of the Joyce Trisler Dance Company. In addition to her modern training she also studied ballet with Rebecca Wright of American Ballet Theater, and with Full Circle Productions a “breakin” dance group out of the Bronx under the direction of Quickstep and Rocafella. With full circle she made appearances at Broadway Dance Center, and Rutgers University. Other appearances include music videos for the rap group NAAM based out of Philadelphia, and a Def Jam Comedy music video in Beverly Hills, starring Mike Epps, appearing on BET. Liza has been teaching dance for the past 20 years, 8 of which she spent teaching throughout the mainline area. In addition Liza obtained her BS in Business Administration from Albright College. In her “spare” time she enjoys raising her three boys, Aiden (18), Benjamin (14), Blake (5) and spending time with her husband Albert.
Jericho Joy Deterior
Ballet, Dance Team, Creative Movement, Tap
Jericho Joy is a graduate of Twin Valley High School, born and raised in Elverson, she brings over 25 years of dance education and performance experience to Remix Dance Collective. Jericho began her training at local dance studios and mentored under Andrea Beck. As a student she studied classical ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical and several styles of ballroom and Latin dance. During her career Jericho has received numerous awards for performance and choreography, is an established adjudicator and a published dance magazine model. She continues to study the art of dance to this day taking workshops and classes with top professionals such as Finis Jhung, Mark Morris and Dana Young. Jericho has owned, managed and taught at several dance studios in the Berks and Lancaster County areas, sending her students on to successful careers in the industry, many with scholarships to prestigious dance companies such as the Juilliard School and Joffrey Ballet. Jericho is also the Director of Dance at Genesius Theater, choreographing over a dozen Broadway Musicals for the stage. Jericho is honored to become a part of the Remix family and is looking forward to helping our students reach their fullest potential and find their passion along the way.
Contemporary & Dance Team
CJ graduated with a major in communication sciences and disorders, and a minor in dance from West Chester University in 2019. He performed and choreographed for West Chester’s University Dance Company for 3 years. CJ is currently pursuing an M.F.A.in dance at Temple University. CJ is excited to express his passion for teaching and choreography at Remix, helping to guide and shape the next generation of dancers.
Tracy has worked in physical fitness for over 10 years. Prior to working with the Remix Dance Teams, Ms. Keesey was a certified instructor for Les Mills' CX Works Group Fitness. She has participated in numerous strength, cardio, high impact, Yoga/stretch and meditation programs and has completed three 12 mile Tough Mudder races as well as a half marathon. She also has achieved her Green Stripe Belt in Martial Arts-Tang Soo Do. After an injury with a herniated disc, Tracy became passionate about injury prevention through core conditioning and Yoga/stretch. She brings Remix her knowledge of proper form and safe strength training. Tracy is Certified in Module 1 and 2 of the Acrobatic Arts Program. Her students are her passion and inspire her to provide them with the highest quality training focused on safety.
In addition to her time at the studio, Tracy is the President of HTA Financial Services and has been working in Medicare insurance for 19 years. Tracy has been married for 21 years and has 3 boys ages 11-18 that all dance at Remix.
Hip Hop & Breakin'
After studying martial arts for about 9 years, Brian Blaze of Harrisburg PA, took what he thought was a break from martial arts to explore an interest in dance. He never looked back again. Brian became enamored by the bboy culture in his hometown. It was full of dancers, talent and potential but the scene died down with nobody to teach him and no money or opportunities. That didn't stop Brian, he instead spent hours everyday studying on YouTube with diligent training till he was noticed by E.Moncell who took him under his wings and further molded him into the dancer he is today. Through his perseverance he has had the opportunity to be a Jacob's Pillow alumnae, a member of the well known dance company, Hood Nation and the thought provoking dance company, Lakaï Dance Theatre under the tutelage of McKersin Previlus.
Creative Movement, Ballet/Tap & Ballet/Jazz Combo, Acro, Jazz Funk
Katelyn began dancing at the age of 8. She danced with ReMix all through middle and high school. She is a national title holder and has performed at many regional events. She began student teaching during her high school years as an assistant at ReMix and has grown into the amazing full time instructor that she is today! Her love of dance has remained with her and she now enjoys sharing this love with new dancers of all ages. Katelyn is a studio favorite of all the ReMix dancers!
Recreational Dance Team, Contemporary, Jazz
Mijkalena (Mijka) Smith is a Philadelphia-based dance artist originating from Elverson, Pennsylvania. Mijka earned her BFA in Dance from Temple University, graduating Magna Cum Laude of her class and receiving the Frances Bowden Award for Excellence in Dance. Trained in Ballet, Modern, African Diasporic, Hip Hop, and Improvisational techniques, Mijka has had the honor of studying under renowned dancers and choreographers such as Clyde Evans, Kyle Clark, Kun-Yang Lin, Merion Ramirez, Megan Bridge, Mark “Smart Mark” Boston and Shanika “QP.” Mijka currently works as a teacher, dancer and choreographer. Her current choreographic interest is in integrating poetry, movement, and music to create a rich artistic experience. You can find information on her latest work through her Instagram @mijkalenasmith or her website mijkalenasmith.com