Faculty

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Lydia P. Gazzo, B.F.A.

Owner/Director

Northshore Academy of Dance is owned and directed by Lydia Pond Gazzo since
1995.

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Brittany Felts

Assistant Director

Brittany has an endearing manner in which she teaches her Preschool, Beginner and Hip Hop classes.

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Cristen Quick

Operations Manager

Cristen grew up in Mandeville/Covington and was a graduate of St. Scholastica Academy in 2012.

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Lauren Kebodeaux

Artistic Director

Lauren is the Artistic Director, as well as an instructor at NAD. She has studied dance for over 20 years.

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Paige Hall

Pro Company Director

Paige is a graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a bachelor’s of fine arts.

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Katie Guillory

Rec Company Director

Caitlin “Katie” Guillory is Director of Northshore Academy of Dance’s talented Rec Company.

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Elizabeth Gibson

Rec Company Assistant Director

Elizabeth Gibson is an instructor with almost 30
years of teaching
experience.

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Heidi Pear

Children’s Director

Heidi Pear is in her third year teaching at Northshore Academy of Dance!

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Ashley Stephens

Ashley Stephens has been an instructor at NAD since 2011 and has led a dedicated career in the artforms of dance.

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De’Jonelle Gleeton

De’Jonelle Gleeton has been teaching at Northshore Academy of Dance for three years.

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Kristen LeBato

Kristen LeBato is from Lake Charles, Louisiana and has been dancing since she was two years old.

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Albert Blaise Cattafi

Albert was happily born in northern New Jersey of Italian descent, his artistic journey began at the age of five.

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Micah Odom

Micah has been dancing since the age of the two, and is a proud alumna of Northshore Academy of Dance.

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Janet Colley Morse

A former NAD student, Janet is proud to have been a part of the Northshore family since its inception.

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Maurie Cattafi

Maurie was born in Monroe, Louisiana where she started dancing and competitive gymnastics.

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Lauren Matherne

Lauren has been dancing from the young age of two years old. She began dancing competitively in first grade.

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Rhonda Maumus

Rhonda began dancing at the age of 3 years old at Jean Shane Patrick’s Dance
Studio.

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Payton Ibos

In college, Payton was a four year member and two year captain of the
LSU Tiger Girls.

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Shelby Rase

Shelby Rase is a dancer, instructor, and choreographer originally from Covington Louisiana.