MEET OUR TEAM

All our staff and employees are YPAD certified, undergo a thorough background check, are CPR certified, and follow our Child Protection Policy.

MEET THE DIRECTOR

Rachel Stevens


Rachel has been a part of Joy Performing Arts for over 20 years. Rachel began her dance journey at age 7 and trained at local studios in central Florida, including JPA. She began teaching at JPA in 2008 while training under Dr. Suzanne Salapa in ballet at Valencia College. In 2009, She moved to Texas to be a part of Ingredients Dance Company. After training and performing with Ingredients Dance Company for two years, she returned to JPA and became the Artistic Director. In 2019, Rachel became the new owner & director of Joy Performing Arts and continues to pursue her passion to see students experience freedom through dance and worship. Rachel holds certifications through Progressing Ballet Technique, Youth Protection Advocates in Dance, Stewards of Children Training, CPR & First Aid, Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs, and Youth Mental Health First Aid.

MEET THE TEACHERS

Lenee French

Lenee has over 12 years of experience working with children and teaching gymnastics and dance. She was a competitive gymnast for over 5 years, then was a company member at Joy Performing Arts through high school. She is overjoyed to be teaching at the studio where she danced and to be able to pour into the students showing them the real reason why we dance and how much Christ loves them.

Lenee French

Lenee has over 12 years of experience working with children and teaching gymnastics and dance. She was a competitive gymnast for over 5 years, then was a company member at Joy Performing Arts through high school. She is overjoyed to be teaching at the studio where she danced and to be able to pour into the students showing them the real reason why we dance and how much Christ loves them.

Kelly Morgan-Brown

Kelly signed up for her first dance class at age ten and hasn’t stopped dancing since. In high school, she discovered a love of teaching after she began assisting classes at her local studio. Kelly is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in Dramatic Arts and Communications-Media Production. Since graduating college, Kelly has taught dance and theatre at numerous studios and schools in Western North Carolina, North Georgia, and New Zealand. She also spent two years working on the event staff for Artists Simply Human, a national dance convention. Kelly believes that dance can empower her students to find joy, confidence, and a sense of self-expression through movement.

Christina Pastrana

Christina began dancing at JPA at the age of 4, where she fell in love with using movement to worship her creator. After graduating high school, she danced professionally with 2 separate ministry-based dance companies. For 3 years, she toured across the country with Ingredients Dance Company. She also had the opportunity to partner with a ministry to lead a Worship and Arts Intensive on a mission trip to Uganda in the summer of 2019. After completing 3 seasons with Ingredients, she danced with Open Sky Arts Collective, a professional dance company based out of Dallas, Texas. She taught dance at several studios in Texas and fell in love with teaching and helping to train up the next generation of dancers. She is very excited to be teaching at Joy Performing Arts and seeing the students grow both in their dance abilities and their relationship with Jesus.

Christina Pastrana

Christina began dancing at JPA at the age of 4, where she fell in love with using movement to worship her creator. After graduating high school, she danced professionally with 2 separate ministry-based dance companies. For 3 years, she toured across the country with Ingredients Dance Company. She also had the opportunity to partner with a ministry to lead a Worship and Arts Intensive on a mission trip to Uganda in the summer of 2019. After completing 3 seasons with Ingredients, she danced with Open Sky Arts Collective, a professional dance company based out of Dallas, Texas. She taught dance at several studios in Texas and fell in love with teaching and helping to train up the next generation of dancers. She is very excited to be teaching at Joy Performing Arts and seeing the students grow both in their dance abilities and their relationship with Jesus.

Adria Mikesell

Adria has been dancing since she was four years old. She began assisting the dance instructors at the local YMCAs at the age of ten. In 2017, Adria became a company member at Joy Performing Arts, where she gained more training and experience in instructing. Since graduating, she continued her education in pursuing ministry with Youth With A Mission. She is so blessed to be back with her family at JPA. Her passion is to see her students grow not only in their dance skills, but in their love for the Lord and for dancing for Him.

Chloe Ross

Chloe Ross is a first year student at University of Central Florida studying Studio Art and Dance. Growing up, Chloe trained in multiple styles at JPA and participated in their Competition Company. She has been dancing for over 12 years and is so excited to teach hip hop this year! She is honored to join the Joy team, and she can’t wait to see the plans God has for the coming year. 

Chloe Ross

Chloe Ross is a first year student at University of Central Florida studying Studio Art and Dance. Growing up, Chloe trained in multiple styles at JPA and participated in their Competition Company. She has been dancing for over 12 years and is so excited to teach hip hop this year! She is honored to join the Joy team, and she can’t wait to see the plans God has for the coming year. 

MEET THE OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Alicia Brown

Alicia Brown is a fourth-year Health Services Administration Student attending the University of Central Florida. She has experience working with children of various ages, having worked on a pediatric unit during her tenure as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She is responsible for greeting visitors, scheduling classes, and addressing any questions or concerns you may have. Your satisfaction is her top priority! She was delighted to join the JPA family because of our values and mission and loves being part of any Christ-centered environment.

Alicia Brown

Alicia Brown is a third-year Health Services Administration Student attending the University of Central Florida. She has experience working with children of various ages, having worked on a pediatric unit during her tenure as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She is responsible for greeting visitors, scheduling classes, and addressing any questions or concerns you may have. Your satisfaction is her top priority! She was delighted to join the JPA family because of our values and mission and loves being part of any Christ-centered environment.

Get in Touch with Us!

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact us!

ADDRESS

1012 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo FL 32765

Monday: 4–9 pm

Tuesday: 4–9 pm

Wednesday: 4–8:30 pm

Thursday: 4–9 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday : Closed

About

A part of the Oviedo community for over 30 years, Joy Performing Arts is committed to excellence in everything we do. We believe that Christ-centered training creates an atmosphere where performers can flourish while achieving their full potential. We provide an environment of encouragement and respect that helps foster friendships, develop character, and creates community minded individuals.

Opening Hours

Monday: 4–9 pm

Tuesday: 4–9 pm

Wednesday: 4–8:30 pm

Thursday: 4–9 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday : Closed

ADDRESS: 1012 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo FL 32765

Email: joy@joyperformingarts.com

Telephone: (407) 365-5531

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