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9830 Lake Forest Blvd Ste 122
New Orleans, La 70127
(504) 261-2145
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We are renowned for providing New Orleans a structured yet fun and exciting place for youth to learn the fundamentals of dancing.  From ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acrobats and now cheerleading, we provide something special for each child.  Focusing on small dance groups allow us to foster a one on one environment which allows us to concentrate on the unique needs of every dancer and cheerleader. 


In 2013, Jennelle Irene Spurlock stepped out on FAITH and founded Imani Dance Academy. She brings over 20 years of experience as a dancer and teacher. Her roots began at Trudi's School of Dance and ended at Robin's Dance School. For 17 years, she led the liturgical dance team at St. Paul the Apostle and choreographed countless routines from ballet to lyrical to hip hop. She helped the dancers believe in themselves and minister God's word through dance. In 2003, she reestablished the modern and liturgical dance team at St. Mary's Academy until Katrina. Her desire has always been to reach out to the youth of the community to help develop their self-confidence and esteem through dance. So, her journey continues here through Imani Dance Academy.