Add a touch of elegance to your event with music by lyric coloratura soprano Deanna K. Swanson.
Dancing for over 15 years, Persephonie is the owner and director of Thrive: The Essence of Dance LLC. She danced competitively at the Seven Star School of Performing Arts and received numerous regional and national scholarships, titles, and awards in the genres of ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, and hip-hop. She also trained with contemporary dance company Pushing Progress under the direction of Chris Hale and Calen J. Kurka where she concentrated on ballet technique, contemporary movement, and the relationship between anatomy and the safe execution of dance steps. Persephonie also studied ballet, jazz, and contemporary at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. Dance can benefit the mind, the body, and the soul and Persephonie would like to share these experiences with eager students and performers while contributing to the progression of their natural talents and potential abilities. She hopes to inspire the magic of dance within the community and to cultivate a generation of future dance stars.
My trained background is in lyrical/contemporary with Graham and Horton influence. I grew up dancing here in in Connecticut and went on to pursue my degree from The University of Colorado. I have a BA in Dance with emphasis in Street Styles and a concentration in Instruction. When I'm not teaching I'm learning, and like to focus my energy on new music and moves.