Currently celebrating 25 years of bringing dance to Los Angeles, MNR Dance Factory (#MNRDF) is “Where Dancers Grow Up.” Founder, owner, and artistic director Roni Blak meticulously curated this unique place in Brentwood where kids grow, thrive, and connect through the art of dance and movement. The #MNRDF staff includes supportive and professional instructors who provide dance instruction to children of all ages and experience levels.
WHAT MAKES #MNRDF DIFFERENT
#MNRDF is a studio specifically designed for dance. Students will learn the foundation, performance, practice, and art of dance in a nurturing setting that will become their second home. Faculty is meticulously chosen for their professional skills and teaching abilities. Instructors such as Annie Guest, have experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other motor/developmental disorders, making dance accessible to all.
THE BENEFITS OF DANCE FOR CHILDREN
Dance has physical, social, cognitive, and emotional benefits for children. They learn body awareness, balance, and coordination. It develops muscle strength and encourages good posture. Children who dance are more socially aware. Through dance, they learn how to cooperate, share, interact with others, and communicate. Most importantly, exposure to proper dance instruction helps build confidence in children.
WHERE DANCERS GROW UP
#MNRDF is multi-generational - parents return with their own children to receive the same caliber of instruction they experienced. You may recognize some names of #MNRDF Alum who started out with us!
Where are they now?
Check out some of the amazingly talented individuals who began their journey at MNR Dance Factory!
BA Dance and Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist ESPN
BA Dance Kenyon College
BA Sociology and MA Mental Health Counseling Loyola Marymount
BA Psychology Cum Laude SDSU
BS Family Studies and MA Special Education A2 State
BS Haas Business School UC Berkeley, Founded Thrive Dance Co.
Ben Levi Ross
Currently on Broadway in the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen
Journalist/Activist/Feminist Host of VICELAND show States of Undress
TV star - Happy Together
Editor-in-Chief, W Magazine
London Contemporary Dance, Supermodel
Interior Design Architect
Fashion Stylist and YouTube influencer
Jenna & Julien YouTube influencer
Head Nurse of Oncology at Doernbecher Children's Hospital Portland
Masters in Creative Writing, Rumpus Dance Co. Artistic Director,
Emmy Award Nominated Stylist SNL
Cathy Waterman Jewlery, CEO, designer