Meet Our

FABULOUS Teachers

Kamal Bostic-Smith- Tap and Creative Dramatics

Kamal Bostic Smith is a singer, actor, and dancer who’s ability in arts have taken him across the world. Kamal began singing at age 5, dancing at age 9, and acting at 11 years old. He has been tapping / hoofing for about fifteen years.

Kamal has studied at the Jan’s Dance Studio, where he was also a Junior Instructor. Also, at Freedom Theatre where he was a Demonstrator, and with the world renowned Tap Team Two under the direction of Robert Burden where he was an Apprentice. Kamal loves to act and has studied at the Walnut Street Theatre as well as Freedom Theatre. He has worked on HBO’s The Wire and has appeared in films such as The Salon with Terrance Howard and Vivica Fox.

Currently Kamal is starring in the multi-media production Real Men Talking. Kamal’s personality attracts a lot of attention and people always want to know more about him. He’s never afraid to teach or share.

Kacei Womack- All levels Modern & Jazz, Adult Modern
Kacei Womack is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Slippery Rock University with her B.F.A.Degree, in Dance, with a concentration of Performance and Choreography under the direction of Ursula Payne. Kacei has choreographed and performed in many collegiate dance works through the Afro-Colombian Dance Ensemble and Slippery Rock Dance Theater. Kacei has studied under Greer Reid, Bill Thomas, Milton Myers, Kwang Suk- Choi, Matthew Pardo, Melissa Teodoro, Antoinette Coward-Gilmore and many more. She currently teaches dance in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Kacei currently is the Co-Dance Captain and Assistant to the Director of Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble, Antoinette Coward-Gilmore. She is also the Founder/Artistic Director of Identity Experience (Dance Company).
Ibn Snell- Int/Advance Ballet & Jazz
Ibn Snell received his formal dance training at D’Shay School of Dance followed by The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. While dancing in high school under the direction of LaDeva Davis he was invited to join Eleone Connection, under the direction of his mentor Shawn-Lamere Williams. During his senior year of high school, he was promoted to the first company, Eleone Dance Theatre. Upon high school, Ibn attended the University of the Arts where he earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts. There he found a dee passion for choreographing, teaching and dance education. Ibn is excited for his first year at Free 2 Be!
Jileesa Alston - Beginner beginner Ballet & Adult Ballet/Jazz Fusion
Jileesa Alston is a dancer, teacher and choreographer in Philadelphia and it's surrounding suburbs. From as early as Jileesa could remember she used dance as a way to heal and express herself; as she was very shy and timid growing up.  She began her formal dance training at the age of 7 at Bodies in Motion located in Southwest Philadelphia; where her first love was ballet.  She continued her studies throughout high school at Progressive Center for Dance, which is now Carol's Center for Dance home of Grace Dance Theater located in West Philadelphia. While at CCD she trained in ballet, pointe, jazz and modern under Carol Cubbage Davis, Nicole Tucker, Barbra Pope, etc.  After highschool she had about a two year hiatus from dance to focus on her studies as a biology major at Widener University. In the process of adapting to adult life she quickly realized all she wanted to do was dance, so she did!  The following year Jileesa returned to CCD for training along with weekly pop-up classes throughout the city in order to recondition her body.  Shortly after she began teaching ballet and jazz for Onstage Productions an afterschool theater program and also worked with her church as a choreographer/dancer for their liturgical/praise dance team. In 2015 She auditioned for and trained with Philadanco's apprentice company (D/2) during their summer and fall intensives (2015-2016).  Under the direction of Kim Bears- Bailey Jileesa was given a chance to perform Bailey's work "Puzzle Pieces " at their annual Danco on Danco choreopgraphic showcase. From this sparked her love for modern dance and her drive to make dance a career. Flash forward and Jileesa has fully emersed herself in the Philadelphia dance scene completely.  Jileesa is a company dancer for Burgundy Blue Dance, Vanessa Long 2, and Philly Sirens just to name a few. She has experience teaching students of all ages and abilities; as well as in numerous environments such as traditional dance schools, after school programs, churchs, private groups and one on one sessions.  Jileesa is elated to be apart of the Free 2 Be Dance Academy family. 
Sara Brown- Ballet/Tap Combo,Beginner Ballet & Modern/Jazz
Coralie Francois- Beginner Ballet, Modern & Jazz

Ramir Parker- Hip Hop

Chase Clark- Acro & Tumbling

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F2B Dance Academy

6757 Greene St

(entrance on Westview)

Philadelphia, Pa 19119

 

tel: 267-323-2182

email: freetobedanceacademy@gmail.com

 

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