Best Dance Instructors in Florida

Who We Are?

Leggz prides itself on giving personal attention and quality instruction to all students. We have a staff of talented, dedicated and caring professionals. They love what they do and take pride in teaching the students how to become well-rounded and confident dancers.

Our Mission

"We enhance children's self-esteem by teaching them the joy of movement to music, and build social skills while they make lifelong friendships."

lisa drawneek certified royal academy of danceLISA DRAWNEEK

Lisa Marie Drawneek, RAD RTS, has been the Owner and Director of Leggz for over 25 years. She is certified to teach by England’s Royal Academy of Dance.


rad certifiedShe is only one of a handful of teachers in the state of Florida with this certification, and the only one in Central Florida.

In 2011, Lisa was voted Best Dance Teacher in the Osceola News Gazette's Readers' Choice Awards. Also in 2011, she choreographed the 1st and 2nd place dances for the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce's "Dancing with the Chamber Stars".

Lisa started Leggz in the Poinciana Community Center with only 50 students. Her studio has since grown to over 500 students in a 4500 sq ft air conditioned facility.

Lisa does not believe in subjecting her students to compete against other students, only the competition within each student.

As Director of the studio, Lisa maintains an organized school with a specific syllabus for each class, ensuring that no matter which teacher your child studies with, the curriculum is the same.

A Leggz recital is also the most organized in the area, with rehearsal and recital always running on time.

Meet the leggz team

Diana Edwards

Diana started her dance career in 1988, being one of the first Leggz dancers during opening year. She has studied and taught Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Gymnastics, and Tap. She has completed the RAD Intermediate Vocational exam as well as the Grade 8 award. In 1999, Diana received a B.A. in Dance from the University of South Florida. She has performed across the country for Walt Disney World, and Hard Drive productions. She has also worked as a performer for the Masters of Magic Dinner Theatre. Her passion is teaching, and she has taught dance and tumbling for 15 years. Diana was the dance teacher/coach for Poinciana High School and their award winning dance team. In 2004, she was awarded Coach of the Year for PHS. She is very excited to return home to teach the Leggz dancers.

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Allen Harris

Allen Harris – Born in Guyama, Puerto Rico had his first encounter with Dance in El Paso, Texas in 1994 where he was exposed to the teachings of Hip Hop. He's also studied various forms of martial arts for over 20 years. He has competed at the amateur level within the Mixed Martial Arts Coalition where he medaled twice. Allen was also a Varsity Competition Cheerleader for the renowned Osceola Kowboys where he was able to redirect his experience in MMA. He quickly became one of the higher ranked malw tumblers on the team. He was also given the honor of becoming an All American Cheerleader by the National Cheerleading Association. In addition, he was a tumbling, stunts, and jumps instructor at Osceola High School’s Stunt Camps which were open to neighboring schools ranging from Elementary School Students to High School Students. He is U.S.A Gymnastics Safety Certified.

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Jenn Gutowski

Jenn began dancing at the age of 12 in Chicago. Since moving to Florida in 1989, she has performed at Walt Disney World, Orlando Magic games, the Gaylord Palms Resort, Hard Rock Café, Give Kids The World and FAO Schwarz toy store, where she wrote and performed monthly children's shows and assisted with special events. She has performed for Macy's, Make-A-Wish, *NSYNC's Challenge for the Children charity events, Metropolis Productions & Cirque du Soleil. Jenn is also an aerial silk performer with Orlando Aerial Art’s performing company Suspended Artistry, as well as a certified meditation instructor. She is U.S.A. Gymnastics Safety Certified.

Gizela Maldonado

Gizela was born and raised in Mexico City. At 5, she started taking ballet and tap. She trained in gymnastics for 3 years. In middle school, her parents enrolled her in Mexican Folkloric ballet. At Mexico’s National and Autonomous University (UNAM), she was part of the University’s Folkloric ballet. In 2002 Gizela moved to Florida and in 2006 she discovered the magic of the Zumba fitness program. She has been a ZIN member, Zumba and Zumbatomic fitness programs since 2010. This has given Gizela the opportunity of empowering and motivating all participants attending her Zumba fitness ® and Zumbatomic classes.

Amiee Burnette

Aimee has been dancing at Leggz since she was 3 years old. Originally born in South Florida, the moment she moved to Kissimmee her mother put Aimee and her sister in dance classes at Leggz. Over the past 14 years she has studied ballet, jazz, tap, tumbling, salsa, modern, hip hop, technical ballet, and lyrical. She has passed her Royal Academy of Dance Grade Exams completing the Grade 8 Award and has studied the Vocational Graded Examination Syllabus up to Advanced 1. She is a senior at the Osceola County School for the Arts as a Drama major. She is also currently Duel Enrolled at Valencia College and is striving to graduate high school with her AA Degree. She is also USA, Gymnastic Safety certified.

StephaniE Smith

Stephanie’s love of Yoga began in 2001 during a surf trip to Costa Rica. Since then her love of travel and Yoga has taken her around the world to Thailand where she has spent an extensive amount of time studying and deepening her personal practice at Centered Yoga under the guidance of Paul Dallaghan amongst other teachers. Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Central Florida and is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor. Stephanie shares a variety of styles of Yoga from Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga, & Prenatal as she feels just as in life, so it is in Yoga, many paths to choose from all leading to a greater good. As a new mother, Stephanie understands how the Yoga practice evolves postpartum and loves to create a community of support for her students on their personal path to a more balanced, healthier life.

Candice Richart

Candice has been dancing for 12 years but joined the Leggz family 6 years ago studying various styles of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Salsa, Tumbling, Modern, African Dance, Lyrical, and Tap.


She has done a lot of work for the Osceola High School theater program directing, choreographing and staging several shows. Candice is currently attending the University of Central Florida where she will be getting her B.A in Hospitality and Event Management in hopes of continuing her education through internships with Walt Disney World Company. Candice is CPR Certified and U.S.A. Gymnastics Safety Certified.

Kathryn Rowe

Kathryn began her dance training at the age of 14 when she joined her high school's colorguard. This visual extension of the marching band incorporates basic ballet and jazz techniques along with the use of props to create visually compelling art in motion. She has performed for 8 years on teams for her high school, the University of South Florida, and the University of Central Florida at both indoor and outdoor competitions. She was invited to perform at the World Finals competition for WGI in Dayton, Ohio for two years earning a second place medal in 2012. Kathryn began belly dancing in college and soon became a member of the UCF Shimmy Knights performance troupe. She was able to participate in numerous performances and was given the opportunity to teach classes during general club meetings. She is very excited to continue her passion for belly dance and instruct the students of Leggz Dance Academy.

Roberto Sanchez

Roberto Sanchez has been instructing, dancing, and choreographing for the past decade. He started his training at Osceola County School For The Arts. He is skilled in ballet, modern, jazz, and improv. His first career highlight was at Valencia Community College, where he danced in their annual recital. This led him into working with local artists such as J Randall and Nina Diva. Soon after, Roberto performed at an XL 106.7 fund raiser hosted by Chris Kirkpatrick, of pop group NSYNC. With Vixen Talent Productions, he took part in choreographing and dancing in various conventions and corporate events. These were held here in central Florida, as well as New York. Adanse Dance Academy, Ready, Set, Dance, and The Dancer’s Pointe, are just a few of the facilities Roberto has had the privilege of teaching styles like Stretching and Conditioing, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop. Aside from this, he has also held his very own versatile dance workshops, all the while choreographing routines for competition students. As of recent, one of Roberto’s dreams came true when he put together two numbers for The Orlando Predators Prowlers Dance Team at the prestigious Amway Center. Roberto’s talent and dedication to dance are prevalent, in seeing how his accomplishments only motivate him to continue striving for excellence in continuing to train, teach, and perform to the best of his ability.

Leticia Gilson

Leticia was born and raised in Kissimmee, Florida and has been dancing at Leggz Dance Academy for 12 years. Prior to being an instructor, Leticia has assisted jazz, tumbling and tumblebears for the past 3 years. While attending Leggz she has studied multiple forms of dance such as jazz, hip hop, tap, and tumbling. Recently graduating from Osceola County School for the Arts, Leticia is excited that she is able to inspire dreams that enrich appreciation for dance, as well as other arts, throughout the community and Leggz. She is currently attending Valencia College as a Business major, and plans to transfer to the University of Central Florida. She is looking forward to many more amazing years to come. She is U.S.A. Gymnastics Safety Certified.

Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams Began his dance training at Hip Hop Kids in Miami, Florida at 11. He then started dancing here at Leggz in 2002, studying various dance styles. Anthony has performed with DBLAK Entertainment, at Salsa Heat Socials and has choreographed for the American Co-Ed Pageant. Since November 2009, Anthony has been performing in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. He is part of the cast of "Dream Along With Mickey" and the Halloween Show "Villians Mix and Mingle". He has also choreographed and judged for the Orlando Magic Dancers. In January 2011, Anthony was chosen to be a part of the christening of the Disney Dream and dance back up for Jennifer Hudson. He has also performed with the Central Florida Ballet in "The Nutcracker" and is a member of the Actor's Equity Association. Anthony has performed on TV in the Disney Parks Christmas Parade and the Disney Channel Latin America Christmas Parade for Sofia Carson, the cast of “Newsies”, and the cast of Disney’s “Descendants”. Currently, he is part of the cast of “Beauty and the Beast: Live On Stage” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and is a part of “A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas” at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.