Dancin' In The Spotlight

Teacher(s) Liz LeBar & Justin Sherwood

Being Tremaine’s Senior Female Dancer of the Year has been the most incredible honor of my entire life! I have learned so much from training with the amazing faculty each weekend in every city.  Team Tremaine is the best family to be a part of, and I’m so excited to see who will be joining the Tremaine Nation as the 2015-2016 Dancers of the Year!  I had the time of my life and made so many friends throughout this experience.  Also, sharing this title alongside 5 amazing DOTY’s made this journey so much fun, and the memories we’ve made will be with me for a lifetime!  Thank you so much to the entire Tremaine faculty and staff for helping me better myself as both a dancer and a person.  And to the one and only, Mr. Joe Tremaine, words can never express my gratitude and love for you!  Thank you for giving me this amazing opportunity to represent you as the 2014-2015 Senior Female Dancer of the Year!  

My name is Amarisa LeBar, and I am from Iselin, NJ. I am currently a Junior in High School, and even though I'm homeschooled, it is a lot of hard work. I train in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, pointe, and acting.Something about me that most people don't know, is that I love to sing and I take professional voice lessons once a week. As a dancer, I aspire to dance on Broadway or become a Rockette. 

My Mom has been a dance teacher for 35 years and owns her own studio, Dancin' In The Spotlight, which will be beginning its 12th year this September. My Mom has been my dance teacher my whole life.My only sibling, Maranda, will be starting her 3rd year as a Rockette in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry this winter season.  My Dad, Mom, and Sister have always supported me and believed in me in everything I have done, and I cannot thank them enough!

Even as a newborn baby, my Mom brought me to dance classes with her, so dance has been in my heart and in my life since I was born. I began dancing at age 2 and have never stopped. At age 5 I began competing at local competitions and conventions. I attended my first Tremaine at age 6 and unexpectedly received a One Time Scholarship in the Junior Ballroom. Ever since my first Tremaine, I knew that's where I belonged. At age 12, I became a member of the Tremaine Performance Program and have been training with the amazing faculty here for 4 years. I am so inspired by Tremaine’s incredible faculty and all of the dancers from across the country. I have learned so much from them and I continue to grow as a dancer and as a person each weekend I attend a Tremaine city! 

I would like to thank my dance teachers, Liz LeBar (my mother) and my ballet teacher,Justin Sherwood. Thank you both so much for educating me with so much knowledge about the dance world, training me to be the dancer I am today, and for helping me further my dance career. I have always been inspired by past DOTY's since I was dancing in the Junior ballroom and I am so honored to have been chosen as Tremaine's 2014-2015 Senior Female Dancer of the Year. I would like to thank all of the Faculty: Keri, Derrick, Laurie, Jeff, Marty, Tony, Tiffany, Colby, and Meghan for giving me this amazing opportunity! 

I would also like to give a BIG Thank You to the legendary Joe Tremaine! Thank you so much for everything you've done for me and for choosing me to represent you and your wonderful convention. I'm looking forward to learning so much this year as I tour with Tremaine and train with their successful and talented faculty. I am very grateful to have been chosen as a representative for Tremaine and I am so excited to begin this journey! Thank you so much!