Owners & Teachers
Precision Dance Academy is owned and operated by three partners
who have been dancing together since they were three years old.
Jessica Grimes, Michelle Toale & Sandra Lee Meacham are all well-rounded, experienced dance teachers/choreographers, who share one common trait...their love and passion for dance and the performing arts. The partners have performed, choreographed and produced many shows, including two shows at the World Famous Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Brooks-Atkinson Theater, all in NYC. They have also produced many recitals, which have been compared to Broadway shows, because of the elaborate scenery, props, dancing, singing and acting. The PDA staff has graduated with degrees in physical education, exercise science and education certifications. staying current on dance technique and advanced methods of choreography and teaching is a priority for their students education. The students from PDA have graduated and starred in high school and college plays/ musicals, become varsity cheerleading and dance team members, and college dance team captains. We provide the perfect combination of discipline, professionalism and a loving, friendly atmosphere.
All of our students will agree that PDA is like one, big happy family!
Miss lisa Began dancing at the age of four and Studied in several schools in the North Jersey area including Classic Ballet in Closter and Irene Fokine in Ridgewood. Later studies were at American Ballet Theater, Joffery Ballet under such teachers as Patricia Wilde and Mdm Perejslavic. she Studied at Point Park College under Nicholas. miss lisa has Performed leading roles in numerous classical ballets including Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Copelia , Giselle and numerous originally choreographed works. miss lisa has Taught for almost thirty years in several schools in NJ including Florence Dance studio, Classic Ballet School, Locker School of Dance, Art of Motion, Hawthorne School of Dance and Kozlov Ballet where she taught and performed. she has Choreographed many dances for these schools as well as a full length Nutcracker. miss lisa Founded the dance program at Ridgewood Conservatory. miss lisa loves To bring the wonderful art of dance to the children of this area in a positive and nurturing environment where each child will be encouraged to be the best they can be regardless as to whether they aspire to be a professional dancer or just enjoy learning to dance.
Danielle started dancing at the age of 3 and is an alumni of Precision Dance Academy. She has performed at Brooks-Atkinson Theater, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center during her time with PDA. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Group Fitness Instructor specializing in Zumba, Kickboxing, Fitness Nutrition, Youth & Women's Fitness. She loves to share her passion for dance and movement to as many people as she can.
Miss Carly started dancing at the age of 4 at Precision Dance Academy. She has studied many types of dance and has been singing and acting in numerous plays, including the lead role as Hedy Larue in How to Succeed in Business. During her high school career Miss Carly competed on the West Milford Dance Team and won national championships in Florida. She is a three time performer at Lincoln Center and has performed at multiple charity events throughout New Jersey. Miss Carly graduated Ramapo College of New Jersey as a Business Major and CONTINUES to share her talents and passion for the arts with our students!
Miss Shayla has been dancing since the age of 3. Shayla has studied many different styles of dance and has performed at Lincoln Center three times. She has competed with the dance team programs for 7 years and has traveled to Orlando, Florida where they were nationally ranked. Miss Shayla attends Ramapo College studying the contemporary arts and She is so excited to share her dance passion!