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Instructor Cameo Lethem
Based on 31 reviews
Classes Cameo Teaches
Student / Parent Comments
I am having a Blast!
I want to tell you that the class is fantastic. Cameo is amazing. She is great at teaching to the mid-line of abilities in the room whilst motivating and encouraging the students in a very warm and genuine manner. I am having a blast!
ADI Student & Yoga Instructor
My daughter, Sabine, comes home so happy after the 8p class with Cameo - it is exactly what she wants. She totally gets into the dance and then just glows.
|Pushes students to learn and grow but does so in a kind and gentle way.|
|My daughter wants to stay in beginning hip hop instead of moving on to intermediate because she likes Cameo so much|
|This instructor's method of teaching is really fun and we learn the dances very quickly. She encourages us to go full on in learning the steps.|
|Really good at conveying instructions.|
|I really liked the new and different choreography. Sometimes she moved a little quickly while teaching.|
|Cameo is amazing. She is a savant with children's names (how does she do it???), is fun and firm at the same time, and she always looks like she's having a great time out there. The kids adore her and her laser game at the end is such a huge hit.|
|We love her!|
|She is very talented and great with the kids.|
|THis was my daughter's first dance class and Cameo provided a consistently fun and challenging experience for her.|
|She's great with the kids and very cool|
|She's awesome. Very knowledgeable of hip hop, great handle on controlling the classroom and tremendous patience. Love her!|
|We really like Cameo. She cares a lot about each student - and she knows how to connect with them individually.|
|Were it not for Cameo, I would have quit this program. She always makes it fun!|
|I like how she works with the girls, firm but not mean. She has a fun way of showing of correcting them by using examples of the difference.|
Cameo Lethem is a dance instructor and staff assistant for Seattle’s American Dance Institute. She teaches Pre-Ballet, Hip Hop, Children’s Creative Dance, Jazz Dance. She also works to investigate the scientific impact of dance on the brain and hopes encourage a more positive attitude and appreciation for art in the education system.
Cameo was born and raised in Kaneohe, HI, began dancing at Iolani School under the direction of Vickie Sakamaki, Christine Yasunaga, and Cyrenne Okimura. She continued her education at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY where she received bachelor degrees and graduated with honors in both Dance and Neuroscience. While in NY, she performed works by Kevin Wynn and Brian Brooks in addition to the original pieces created by Skidmore’s dance faculty.
Cameo was also featured in Dance Magazine for collaborative dance film projects with Rubén Graciani in November 2013 entitled Terra Arcana and Complete This Work Which We Began, which you can view: Here She also made the film, Absent Without Leave, with fellow student Sarah Shaw. Cameo went on to choreograph for Saratoga ArtsFest with Mary Harney and Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius for the following two summers.
In her final year at Skidmore, Cameo received the Margaret Paulding Award for Outstanding Performance and Choreography. During her time at Skidmore College, Cameo worked as a Hip Hop and Lyrical instructor for the National Museum of Dance: School of the Arts and Adirondack Repertory Dance Theatre. She also taught for Saratoga City Ballet and the New York Dance Alliance. Margaret Paulding Award in Dance: Established in memory of Margaret Paulding, Professor of Physical Education and Dance, 1937-1973, and Chair of the Department of Physical Education and Dance, 1958-1968, to recognize outstanding student performance, choreography, and/or research in dance at Skidmore College.