La VERNE LEHMAN
began taking two ballet classes a week at age 4. She has been dancing and studying ever since. She is passionate about continuing one's education and she has been able to study with many different master dancers and teachers, including Edward Villilla, Jacques d'Amboise, Violet Verdy, Elizabeth Carroll, Larry Long and dozens of other incredible teachers who have added to her body of knowledge. She also became active in coaching gymnasts, skaters and many athletes, spoke at athletic seminars and has had articles published in coaching magazines re proper training. She has choreographed and directed innumerable shows for many theaters and films, as well as various performance venues. She continues to study - always learning - and is on the board of the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters.
VICKI (Lehman) GUTMANN
has been with Lehman's since the studio's inception, first as a student and then as a teacher. She has also taught dance, music and theatre at Regina Dominican High School, St. Isaac Jogues, Whirlwind Performance Company, Apple Tree Theatre and the Deerfield and Glenview Park Districts. As a performer and choreographer, she has worked on many shows, including A CHORUS LINE, WEST SIDE STORY, ANYTHING GOES, PIPPEN, MY ONE & ONLY and CABARET. She holds a BFA from Illinois Wesleyan University and is a certified dance educator with the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, through which she continues her dance and teaching education.
JESSICA ORTEGA Bio coming soon!
grew up in Las Vegas and currently lives in Chicago. She attended Cornish College of the Arts and graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance in 2013. Prior to her higher education, Arianna attended Las Vegas Academy of the Arts where she focused on Ballet and Modern. In 2012 she danced with the Jose Limon West Coast Residency program and also attended La Bella Vita Arts Summer Dance Intensive in 2011. She currently dances with Jamm'n Honey Dance and Abby Williams Dance. Arianna has performed works by Camille Brown, Kristen Legg, Lin Shook, Jason Olhberg, Lyun Harrison, Lindsay Brown + Jose Limon.