Experience the Magic of Ashland Danceworks

Our Teachers

Aisha Wand

Creative Director and Owner of Ashland Danceworks, she has produced 16 productions for Ashland Danceworks, as well as choreographed for Children’s Musical Theater (CMTO) and Oregon Children’s Theater productions of The Wizard of Oz, Grease, West Side Story, and Fame.

At the age of 10, Aisha found her passion for dance. She began her studies in Ballet and Jazz in Honolulu, Hawaii, and soon immersed herself in training in multiple dance styles, such as Jazz Funk, African, Hula, Tahitian, and Hip Hop.

Aisha began dancing professionally in Hawaii at the young age of 17, performing in off-Broadway musicals, local shows, conventions, and commercials. She performed at Hawaii Theater as a dancer and backup singer in Dreamgirls, West Side Story, and Grease. After graduating, she moved to LA to continue her dance education and professional career as a dancer in LA and NY. She studied at The Edge Studios and Broadway Dance Center, and performed in MTV and VH1 music videos, commercials, and stage performances with various recording artists such as Prince, Morris Day, The Boys, and Exposé in the early ’90s.

In addition to technique and a strong foundation, Aisha continues to provide her students with a true appreciation for dance in a positive and professional environment.

Bella Lemhouse

Bella grew up in Ashland, Oregon, and has been dancing at Danceworks since she was 9 years old. While she has always had a passion for hip hop, her experience spans various styles including contemporary, ballet, jazz, and musical theatre, all thanks to Danceworks.

Bella has performed in many spring showcases and at various venues with Danceworks, such as Disneyland, local Halloween, Christmas, and 4th of July parades, OSF Green Shows, and MLK Jr. Celebrations.

This is Bella’s second year stepping into the role of a teacher at Danceworks. She is incredibly excited to share her love of dance with the next generation of dancers. In addition to teaching, Bella is continuing her studies at Southern Oregon University.

Hanna Winters

Hanna grew up locally and studied with Aisha at Danceworks for 7 years. She discovered her passion for dance at a young age and went on to study Dance Performance and Choreography at Elon University.

In college, she focused on ballet, contemporary, modern, and jazz. After graduating, she immersed herself in the dance world, teaching classes to all ages and performing with various companies on the West Coast and in New York City. She received a certificate for a 200-hour yoga teacher training and further pursued dance pedagogy. In 2017, she booked a tour with music producer Troyboi as a dancer, aerialist, and violinist, touring with him for 2.5 years.

Hanna’s experience and passion for teaching provide the groundwork for a well-rounded class focusing on technique, performance critique, and, of course, lots of fun!

Our Story

A Legacy of Dance Excellence

Ashland Danceworks is the heartbeat of the Rogue Valley’s dance scene, providing top-tier training in a nurturing environment. Our dedication to technique and creativity ensures dancers of all levels reach their full potential, making us a trusted beacon of dance education in Ashland.
Join us at Ashland Danceworks and unlock your dance potential in a supportive and professional community.

Our Commitment

Empowering Through Movement

Our mission at Ashland Danceworks is to empower individuals through the art of dance, fostering self-expression, confidence, and a lifelong love for movement.

Guiding Principles

At Ashland Danceworks, we prioritize integrity, creativity, respect, and community, guiding every interaction and decision we make.

Our Journey

Pioneering Dance Education Since 2001

Founded in 2001, Ashland Danceworks has been enriching lives through dance for over two decades. Our legacy is built on a foundation of passion, excellence, and a commitment to nurturing the dancer in everyone.

Ready to Dance?

Join us today and experience the joy of dance with our expert instructors and diverse class offerings.

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