Meet Our Teachers
As a Founder and Director of Paramount Dance Studios, Lianna Reynolds, is a well rounded professional dancer, teacher and choreographer. Dancing since the age of four, Lianna has had extensive training at Dance Unlimited in the areas of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and acro. With dance, Lianna has been fortunate to travel around the world – from California, Nevada, New York, Kentucky to Mexico. Between the ages of 12 and 18 Lianna was a member of many intensive, award-winning companies and dance teams. For seven years she was a company dancer at Dance Unlimited. In 1998, Lianna was accepted to both magnet art school in Miami, Florida, New World School of the Arts; and Coral Reef Senior High. Between 1999 and 2002 Lianna was a part of the nationally accredited dance team, the ‘Cudettes.’
In her last year, Lianna was appointed the position Co-Captain for the Coral Reef dance team. After graduating from Coral Reef High School, Lianna started her college education at Florida International University where she graduated with a bachelors in Liberal Studies, Arts and Science. For the first three years at F.I.U Lianna joined the F.I.U. Dance team where she competed at the National competition NDA in Daytona,and performed at many Basketball and Football games.
Her dancing career continued as she became became a professional back-up dancer for many famous artists. In 2004 Lianna was a back-up dancer for Angel Lopez at the Latin Billboards Premier on South Beach. She also danced for artists such as, The Bandahood, The Mexiclan, and David Bisbal, along with other artists on the Latin television show, Univision. In 2005, she performed and toured with Christian Castro as one of his back-up dancers, and performed at the MTV’s fashion Week runway show as the opening performance for fashion designer, Theresa Turchin. Assisting in the direction of the Orange Bowl half-time performance, Lianna taught kids their routine for the 2005 half time show with performances by Ashlee Simpson and Kelly Clarkson. Lianna can be seen in various music videos, performing with artist such as Lil Wayne, Sizzla, Beanie Man and Wyclef.
Lianna has been teaching dance since the age of 18. She has taught at Dance Unlimited and Focal Point Dance Studios. There she was the teacher and choreographer of the talent Junior Company who competed and won various awards. She has also taught at various schools in Miami. Recently, Lianna choreographed F.I.U dance team on their Jazz routine bid to National, as well as for Coral Reef Senior High’s alumni show and choreography show.
Proudly, with the establishment of her dance studio she has been fortunate to teach and share her love for dance with her talented students. In collaboration with her dance studio, Lianna, along with Ashley Beckno, have produced a talented group of dancers who are a nationally accredited dance group and frequently win regional and national competitions. Recently, this group competed and won on Univision’s “Sabado Gigante.” Lianna co-established the new Paramount Talent Agency in Homestead, Florida, bringing great opportunities and experiences to the talented infants, toddlers and kids in South Florida.
As a Director and Instructor of Paramount Dance Studios, Ashley Beckno is a talented artist, gifted choreographer, and valuable teacher who continually encourages and inspires her students. Facilitating the aspirations of her students by engendering discipline, determination, confidence, humility, and respect. As an instructor, her purpose is to encourage and support her dancers through the distinguishment of their own capabilities, composition, and individuality. Through the comprehension of mentally and physically committing to their own process of self-awareness, body awareness, and spatial-awareness. Ashley Beckno is currently attending Jacksonville University to continue her education in the field of dance and choreography by completing a master’s degree in fine arts.
The art of dance is a compelling form of self-expression that she’s adopted and made her own. Truly embodying her contribution as a choreographer by earnestly sharing her deepest passion with her audience. Creating inspirational movement that connects the audience to the narrative; leaving them with an experience that will last a lifetime. Her creativity is inspired by her past experiences, present opportunities, and future endeavors. Compelled by history, culture, and identity, her creative works explore universal themes. Compartmentalized in it’s realm of Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, African, Hip-hop, Jazz and Ballet to generate dynamic configurations throughout each piece.
Under the artistic direction of Danie Beck and Kimberly Beck-Thompson she trained, studied, and investigated the art of dance for over fifteen years while attending a Performing Arts Middle School and High School in Miami, Florida. In 2006, she founded Paramount Dance Studios in Homestead, Florida with her partner, Lianna Reynolds. In 2011, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration at Florida International University, in hope’s to one day start a non-profit organization for underprivileged youth children in her community. In 2014, Homestead Youth Arts Center was founded with the mission of empowering at-risk youth to fully maximize their potential by fostering their unique abilities through the performing arts. As a mentor, she looks forward to molding the youth and challenging others in what has been her passion throughout her life, the love and art of dancing. In 2016, she was accepted into the Masters in Fine Arts Choreography program at Jacksonville University, where she is continuing her studies and development as an independent choreographer.
Emily has been dancing since an early age, training in jazz, hip hop, ballet, contemporary, acro, and jazz funk. She was born and raised in New Jersey and moved down to Miami at the age of 10. Emily began her journey at Roxy Performing Arts Center and continued dancing, singing, and acting there until her senior year of high school. She trained with instructors including, Jillian Leyva, Vivian Tobio, Amanda Heymann, Susie Garcia, and many more. At 18 years old she is a hip hop teacher, ballet teacher, substitute, singer, and actor. Emily has performed in Disney, on Royal Caribbean cruises, Norwegian cruises, numerous recitals, showcases, and dance competitions. She was also a Finalist for the 2015 Marlins Energy Dance Team. She has received many awards and recognitions with her previous dance teams. Emily graduated from Southwest Miami Senior High School. She was also the former Co-Captain of the Illusions Dance Team. Emily Blanco currently attends Florida International University majoring in Communication Arts.
Daniela was born in Medellin, Colombia. She began her dance training shortly after arriving in the United states at the age of 5, and has since then grown as an artist. Throughout her developmental years as an artist, Daniela focused on her dance training as a competition dancer, attending and winning scholarships and awards at several conventions such as WCDE, NYCDA, Hollywood Vibe, Showbiz, Star Systems, & more. Daniela has been choreographing and teaching recreational & company students alike in studios across Florida and in the UK.
Aside from teaching and choreographing, in 2012, Daniela moved to Manchester, UK to attain her Masters in Visual Anthropology and follow her dreams of producing visual media for popular culture. Daniela’s Master research thesis & mixed media work has been showcased in the Frost Museum of Art, Art Basel, MBUS Gallery, Pecha Kucha, & HOUR Manchester; among others.
Since returning stateside early 2014, Daniela has started her own production and creative media services company titled Dani Brand. Dani Brand has been inspired through her work in the arts and aims to help creative entrepreneurs with their ideas and small businesses through photography, video, and branding.
In 2014, Daniela has also become involved as the creative director and co-owner of Miami based dance and fitnesswear Opra Dancewear. Daniela credits her rigorous dance training as the foundation of her creative eye and wishes to instill creativity, self love, passion, and an eternal drive in the minds of her students.
Vanessa Coste started her career as a Classical Ballet Dancer in 1985 at the age of eight at the Gustavo Franklin Ballet School in Caracas, Venezuela. After only three years, she became one of the first Ballet students in Venezuela to obtain a scholarship from the CONAC (Venezuelan Cultural Institute), becoming one of the best dancers of her class. When she finished her sixth year of Ballet studies in 1991, she was accepted at the Youth Ballet School of Keyla Ermecheo were she started dancing as a soloist. At the age of sixteen, she was offered a position as an official member of the Metropolitan Ballet Company and began performing in 1993 as a soloist and principal dancer in recitals such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, “Joropo”, “Fuga con Pajarillo”, Giselle, Don Quixote, La Bayedere, “Una danza Para ti” by Vicente Nebreda and many more. Two years later, she auditioned and was accepted as a well-established dancer of the National Ballet of Caracas Teresa Carreno. In 1995, she began dancing Neo-classical ballet style by the famous choreographer Vicente Nebreda. During the next following years, she performed in several choreographies such as: “Ines de Castro”, “Batucada Fantastica”, “Doble Corchea”, “Pentimento”, “En Concierto”, Serenade and Concherto Barrocco by Balanchine, among others. Furthermore; she performed as a corps and soloist on the complete Ballet productions of: The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Coppellia, Swan Lake and Don Quixote. During her career as a professional dancer,Ms. Coste performed in many different countries around the world. Reviews about her performance and most relevant work have appeared on different international magazines and newspapers where she received important critics and awards. In addition, she was invited in several occasions as a guest dancer for the Ballet Florida Company between the year 1996 and 1999. During the last years of her career as a professional dancer, Ms.Coste combined her university studies where she earned a degree in Business Administration, and one additional degree in Marketing and Advertising at the University of Miami. Today, Coste is currently teaching Ballet at many dance studios as well as private teachings in the South Florida region..