Who We Are
Lori Rayborn has produced exceptional dancers and choreographers currently working throughout the United States. Ms Rayborn has a passion for working with young children. She has danced since the age of three and never lost her love for the art. Ms. Rayborn presently sits on the board of directors for the Hammond Ballet Company and is an active member of Dance Masters of America. Ms. Rayborn is currently a regional, national, and international judge for dance competitions. Ms. Rayborn is the proud mother of three beautiful daughters.
Grace Jeanfreau is the Assistant Director and has taught at A Touch of Class Performing Arts for 16 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in dance from Southeastern Louisiana University. She received her ballet training from Giacobbe Academy of Dance in Metairie, Louisiana. As a dancer Mrs. Jeanfreau was a member of Delta Festival Ballet and the New Orleans Ballet Ensemble. Mrs. Jeanfreau is presently the Assistant Artistic Director of the Hammond Ballet and is an active member of Dance Masters of America.
Janet Neyrey was born in New Orleans and began her training with Pat LeClerq at Ecole de Ballet. She also trained with Phoebe Brantley in Baton Rouge and danced with the Louisiana Concert Company. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education from Southeastern Louisiana University, Ms. Neyrey graduated from Texas Christian University with a Master of Fine Arts in Dance while performing with Ballet Concerto in Fort Worth, Texas. She also acted as a docent for the Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet Company. Upon returning to Hammond, Ms. Neyrey founded The Hammond Ballet Company and is in her eighteen year as Artistic Director of Hammond Ballet. She has taught all levels of ballet for over thirty years. Ms. Neyrey is certified to teach. by American Ballet Theatre.
Began gymnastics at the age of two which led her to the competitive level in her teen years. After her career as a gymnast, she made the transition to pole-vaulting, where she had the honor of competing at the collegiate level. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a Master's degree in Health Science. She is currently practicing as a licensed Physician Assistant for a variety of Urgent Care's around the New Orleans area. Miss Maddie has been teaching for ATOC for the last 9 years and has had the opportunity to teach at a variety of studios around Louisiana. She loves watching students grow and reaching their full potential, not only physically, but mentally as well.
Bella Rayborn is a proud alumna of A Touch of Class Performing Arts. She has been dancing for 18 years and is classically trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary. and Acro. Bella is a proud member of both the National and the Louisiana chapter of Dance Masters of America. She is a proud graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas where she was a member of the nationally ranked STA Starlettes. Bella has attended many intensives throughout the country where she has received instruction from many amazing instructors. She is passionate about the progression of dancers and pushing them to be the best possible dancers as well as people. Bella holds the dancers to a high standard and enjoys helping them reach the goals they set for themselves.
Teddi Rayborn has been dancing for 18 years. She is a proud member of the Louisiana chapter of Dance Masters of America where she is a member of the executive board. Teddi is also a rehearsal director for the Hammond Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker. She has been teaching and choreographing for over
5 years. Teddi is technically trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and acro. She graduated from St. Scholastica Academy in 2017 where she was a member of the St. Paul's Golden Blues. Teddi is also a graduate of Louisiana State University. She is the proud coach of the nationally ranked Holy Ghost Sparklers. Teddi loves working with the dancers and sharing her passion of dance. She teaches all ages from tots to teenagers. She loves inspiring dancers and loves watching them grow as both dancers and a people.
Regen Puissegur started dancing at the age of 2 with A Touch of Class Performing Arts where she eventually started competing until she graduated high school. She also attended Hammond High Magnet School where she was a cheerleader for 3 years including captain her senior year. After high school, she attended Louisiana State University and was a Tiger Girl for 4 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology. Regen now enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 year old son, traveling, and continuing to share her passion of dance with the students at ATOC.
Aubree Lavergne started dancing at the age of two with ATOC, where she eventually competed and called the studio home for the next 16 years. She is also a proud alumni of the Hammond Ballet Company where she competed in various ballet competitions, attended ballet summer intensives and workshops across the country, and performed in Hammond Ballet's The Nutcracker. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Sports Administration, Sport Commerce and a minor in Business at Louisiana State University. While at LSU, she was a member of the LSU Tiger Girls and was a captain her last two years. This year, she will be starting back up at LSU working toward her Masters in Business Administration while working under LSU Athletics for the L Club. Aubree is super excited to be back home teaching where it all started and can't wait for the new year!
Lauren Aucoin grew up in Louisiana where she began her journey as a young competitive dancer. She moved on to a professional career in Los Angeles and received a BFA at Hussian College Los Angeles. She performed in numerous shows, including Choreographer's Carnival and a burlesque show "Les Femme". Her goal is to continue to work, grow, and experience all that the commercial dance world has to offer, shaping her into the best version of herself. Lauren is an artist who believes life should be full of endless opportunities and a kind heart.
Emma Miller has 17 years of dance experience. She started dancing at the age of 2 and competing at the age of 7 with Main Street Dance. Emma's favorite styles of dance are tap, jazz, and hip hop. She attended Springfield High School where she cheered for 3 years and was the captain her senior year. She is currently a sophomore at Southeastern Louisiana University and majoring in Kinesiology. Last year she was a member of the Lionettes Dance Team. She is very excited to have the opportunity to share what she loves most with other children and she can't wait for the new season!