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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.

Adriana Bocage...When I perform and hear the applause, it's the most amazing feeling ever. Watching the kids that I have choreographed dance across the stage beats any standing ovation. Helping kids build their self-esteem through dance is what has inspired me to want to start my own dance studio. I have been dancing for 17 years and counting and dancing is my passion. It's something I love to do and will continue to educate myself so I can be the best educator for your kids.