All-Star Academy is an awesome organization started in 2013 by best friends. These young ladies saw the need for guidance in the art of dance to better develop our youth's artistic abilities. The All-Star partnership is so unique and awesome because what started as a childhood hobby between Latasha and Nicole blossomed into a steadfast commitment to excellence in dance performance.
Latasha and Nicole met at the tender age of 3 years old at Catherine's Dance Studio in Grambling, LA. However, their level of skill and passion further developed under the tutelage of their amazing former director, Dianne Maroney-Grigsby, who is also one of their greatest inspirations and mentor. Maroney-Grisby attended Alvin Ailey Dance School and became a member in the early 70's. She has traveled the world teaching and continues to amaze the dance world with her outstanding choreography. She currently serves as Director of the Orchesis Dance Company and has been there since 1983. With all that, she has greatly taught these young ladies and has instilled in them the value of dance.
After finishing grade school then college, both went their separate ways landing careers as professional NBA dancers and NFL cheerleaders. All-Star Academy will be celebrating 5 years in April 2017. They look forward to serving their communities as mentors and positive examples to our youth and adults through the art of Dance.