Meet the Founders

Nicole Norman -Ivory

HOMETOWN: Grambling, LA

CURRENT CITY: Jacksonville, FL/Houston, TX



  • Monet School of Ballet Instructor 2016-2018

  • Co-Founder of PTH Comp Team 2015 – NJ

  • Super Bowl XLVII Dancer w/Beyonce 2013

  • Assistant Director & Choreographer for the New Orleans Voodoo dance team AFL

  • New Orleans Honeybees (2007-2011) NBA

  • New Orleans Saintsations (2005-2006) NFL

  • Grambling State University’s Orchesis Dance Company (2001-2006)


Co-Founder of All Star Academy

  • Choreographer /Dance instructor at Monet School of Ballet in Jacksonville,Fl

  • Fitness instructor with Boss Chick Dance Workout




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LaTasha Gray

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HOMETOWN: Grambling, LA




  • Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders (Captain) 

  • Grambling State University’s Orchesis Dance Company

                                                              CHOREOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE:

  • “Want To Be on Top”- (2006)

  • “Peanut Butter/Jelly Time”- (2004)

  • Miami Dolphins Cheerleader’s Jr Dolphins

  • Miami Dolphin’s Cheerleader Tryout Choreographer 2010

  • Part time Choreographer for Miami Dolphin’s Cheerleader

  • Master Instructor for Pro-Dance Expo 


Co-Founder of All Star Academy

ER Registered Nurse 


Meet the Staff


Kourtni Mason is a former  member of the Orchesis Dance Company and Atlanta Falcons cheerleader. She is an author of Little Miss Dancey Pants children's book. She lives in New Orleans where she works as a Corporate Attorney. 


Ahsaki Thomas is a former captain of the Orchesis Dance company. She is currently the choereophy and Director for Black Sapphire Dance Company. 


Andria Warren is a former member of the Orchesis Dance Company. Ann currently lives in Baton Rouge, La, where she is a Policy Planner2 at the Louisiana Department of Corrections. 


Dionne Smith attended the University of Missouri. She was a member of the Kansas city chiefs Dancers and the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders. She is currently living in NewYork City.



Margaux Payne is over Administrations with ADA. She was a member of the Dynamic Dumaine Dancers, along with Latasha and Nicole. She is currently a school teacher and Cheer Coach in Houston.


Quaneshia Armstrong is ADA's business consultant with 10 plus years of experience. She's involved with various aspects of Advertising, Public Relations, and Graphic Design with ADA.  She is a Grambling State University graduate. We are proud to have her on our team!


Hilda Norman is Nicole's mother. She is involved in our Marketing and Public Relations . Hilda is currently working at Grambling State University as head of the Accounting department. 

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About All-Star Academy

All-Star Academy is an awesome program created by former NBA dancers and NFL cheerleaders to expose the world to the Art of Dance. Our company is committed to providing instructional teaching and choreography to kids and adults at every fitness level.

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