Faculty

Jessi Rohr

-Owner / Artistic Director / Jazz / Technique / Ballet / Pointe / PBT / Contemporary / Lyrical / Hiphop / Tap / Acro

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Jessi Rohr is a Dancer/ Teacher/ Choreographer who worked professionally in the Los Angeles area for ten years. She has extensive teaching and performance experience that has reached many cities around the world. While enjoying a career of her own, working in all facets of the dance industry from television to movies to live shows, and having the opportunities to work for many brilliant industry choreographers as well as performing with one of L.A.’s premiere Jazz companies, Commonality Dance Co, she also wants to help support and grow the local dance community through teaching and providing professional quality and passionate instruction for the next generation of dancers. Jessi has enjoyed guiding and choreographing for students all across the U.S. Her roots are in Portland, OR, and she is now teaching in Seattle, WA but still considers L.A. her second home. Her focused work ethic, quality instruction and passion for the art has made her a staple in the teaching community with many loyal employers, students and friends in the dance industry.

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Shira Colliander

-Ballet

Shira began ballet lessons at 2 years old with The Spokane Ballet and danced in Nutcacker performances with the Alberta Ballet throughout her childhood. She was also a competitive gymnast for two years with Spokane Olympic Gymnastics Academy. She has danced as a soloist with The Eglevsky Ballet (NY), The Diane Fey Dance Theater (NY), Ballet Bellevue, and the Folksoper Ballet (Vienna, Austria), dancing both classical and contemporary roles.  She trained extensively with Evee Lynn (NY), Magali Messac, Ronn Tice and Stephanie Saland. She was awarded the Levine Career Grant for both ballet and opera performance.

She has taught and directed numerous ballet programs and master classes throughout the USA and Europe including directing an afterschool scholarship ballet program in Harlem, NY. Shira currently teaches ballet, jazz and middle eastern dance.

Choreography and production credits include “The Angels Show” which was the longest running show in Atlantic City, plus two Military tours for the MWR in South Korea as well as working as a choreographer for Greg Thompson Productions.

Shira is also a professional fusion belly dancer, a certified Mias Yoga instructor and she studies flamenco dance with Michaelene De La Serna.

Her classes focus on building a strong technical base as well as helping students develop as artists.

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Jessica Co'lon

-Tot Combo / Mini & Me / Admin

Jessica Colon grew up in New York City and  began dancing with private lessons at the age

of five she continued her education dancing at Bronx Dance Academy/Theatre with a concentration in Ballet , Martha Graham/ Alvin Ailey Modern dance , Musical Theatre , and Jazz. Jessica's passion for dance never stopped a she continued dancing into adulthood. She is excited to be a part of the Rohr Studios family and work towards bringing joy and enrichment to young boys and girls through the art of dance. 

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Violet Osmanson

-Social Media Manager

Violet started her dance career in the Los Angeles area finding passion in the technical precision of the art. Dancing in various cities, she competed across the West Coast and performed works by Zoe Tatopoulos, Autumn Miller, and Chelsea Thedinga. She studied under the Boise Ballet Company during her time in Idaho, as well as did work with non profit performing arts events such as For the Soul and The Dance for Women. She is now working towards an Entrepreneur Bachelor's of Arts degree with a minor focus in Social Psychology. She uses the skills and tools she learns to create media content for the small business dance community. 

Photo: Mike Reid

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Emily Pfriem

-Ballet / Hiphop / Jazz / Lyrical / Musical Theater

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Emily Pfriem is a teaching and performing artist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Western Washington University with a Dance Minor. She has been dancing for 18 years and teaching for 5 years. She specializes in teaching jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, and ballet, but also loves teaching hip-hop, lyrical, and more! Emily spends her weekends performing with Seattle's Princesses and teaching painting and theatre around the Seattle area. She hopes to learn and grow alongside her students.

Guest Instructors

Chelsea Michener

-Tap/ Jazz/ Jazz Funk/ Ballet/ HipHop/ Lyrical/ Theatre/ Contemporary

Chelsea started dancing at the age of 3 in Colorado.  By the time she was 17 she was accepted to the Edge Performing Arts Center Scholarship Program in Los Angeles.  She is well versed in tap, jazz, jazz funk, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, theatre, and contemporary.  She has been seen on stage many times working for choreographers such as Tessandra Chavez, Malaya, Joelle Martinec, Sakinah LeStage, Adam Parson, Scott Hislop, Tabitha and Napoleon D’Umo and Ryan Heffington to name a few.  Some of her previous work includes The Sing Off (Season 3), Cold Case, Dance Plug, the NAACP awards, O’Spada, Alex Kogan, Heartour, El Capitan Theatre, Disneyland and Christina Grimmie.  She has travelled to New Zealand, Sweden and Australia to assist some of the above choreographers.  She is also a member of Commonality Dance Company under the direction of Adam Parson.  You can catch her class on Phoenix Dance Convention in New Zealand as well as at the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles.

Lara Jean Mummert

-Musical Theatre/ Contemporary/ Jazz/ Ballet

Lara Jean Mummert (Actress/ Producer/ Choreographer/ Dance Teacher) - Graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase Conservatory. Lara is originally from San Francisco, CA where she trained with the San Francisco Ballet, and the American Conservatory Theatre. She has performed works by Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Bill T. Jones Dance Company, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and has performed the role of Elmo in the national tour of Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing. In 2012 Lara was invited to be a choreographer by Oxygen Network for the glee project press events in NYC, there she met with director Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri where she acted as director of choreography. Her project "Lady White Snake" (Alexander Mcqueens tribute video) with Indrani won numerous awards across the globe and their second project "Till Human Voices" staring Lindsey Lohan, just premiered in LA, NYC, London, and Canada. During her free time she works with Joe Travolta's "Future Explored" as an improv teacher helping disabled adults learn how to write, direct, and act in their own films. She is now working at Panavision Studios Choreographing a new Musical Webseries set to release in 2018. For more updated information on Lara Jean please visit her website at LaraJeanMummert.com and IMDB.