Our

History

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.

Martha Graham

It all started with a woman and

her passion for the art of dance...

The Dance Factory was founded in 1982 by Darni Jordan Fenerty. She began her studio in a small building with a single room and taught every class herself. Her love, drive and dance expertise soon had her expanding to a larger facility just across the street from where it all began.

 

It was within the walls of this studio that she taught and touched the lives of thousands of young dancers and it is where we continue to spread this same love and knowledge of dance today. Throughout her years of owning The Dance Factory, Darni trained numerous Regional, National and International champions and on the eve of the studio’s 25th annual Recital, Darni passed the studio to her oldest daughter, Loren, a champion in her own right.

 

Since that night, Loren has been a driving force at the studio, trying her best to continue to train dancers and champions, as her mother did for all those years. Although, Loren is now the face of the studio, Darni still teaches on a weekly basis and continues to be a vital part of the studio life.

 

Both Darni and Loren are trained in all forms of dance, and are certified by test to teach by Dance Masters of America and the Louisiana Association of Dance Masters. 

Meet Our Team

Loren Fenerty

Owner/Artistic Director

DFPE Director

Cate

Tallant

Student Teacher

Darni Fenerty

Founder/Co-Director

Faculty

DJ Galloway

 Guest Faculty

Melanie Ryan

Ballet Director

Faculty

Jennifer Clark

DFPE Co-Director

Faculty

Kelly

Fulton

Guest Faculty

Angelle Muscarello

YDP Co-Director

Faculty

Michael

Gasper

Guest Faculty

Sara Anderson

Faculty

Ally

Serigne

Faculty

Sydney

Fox

Faculty

Marcel Cavaliere

Student Teacher

generalinfo

Our Professional Staff of National and Internationally Recognized 

Dancers & Choreographers offer classes in:

 

TAP / JAZZ / BALLET / POINTE

LYRICAL / CONTEMPORARY

HIP-HOP / MUSICAL THEATRE

and more!!!

 

 

 

Our Performer’s Edge Competition Team has won Awards on the Regional, National & International Levels!

 

 

 

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Competitive & Adult Classes

are available for ages 18 months* and up!

*must be able to understand simple directions

 

 

 

We Have the Largest Facility in the New Orleans Area featuring:

 

2 Spacious Studios

State of the Art Sound Systems

Viewing areas & CCTV for Parents

Sprung Oak Hardwood Floors

 

 

 

Our Former Students have gone on to become

 

International Pop Superstars

Professional Dancers

Professional Choreographers

Dance Teachers

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