Luna Performing Arts is downtown Manhattan’s newest performing arts center! Launched in July 2019, we offer a wide array of dance and movement classes for both children and adults. Classes include Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Chinese Dance, and Story Time & Movement. Our space is also available for rental on a daily basis with accommodations for rehearsals, private lessons, fitness and wellness classes.
Our mission is to provide a space and outlet for growth, creativity, exploration, and expression to all members of New York community. We are dedicated to offering quality programs that reflect the rich cultural heritage of New York City. We strive to build a community that will enable artists of all ages to feel welcomed, comfortable, and at home in our space.
OWNER / STUDIO DIRECTOR
Alanna Chan is a New York based actress and dancer with over 25 years of experience. She grew up training in Chinese Folk Dance, ballet, jazz, and hip hop at her local studio on Long Island, NY and furthered her training at the Joffrey Ballet School’s prestigious Jazz and Contemporary Program. At the age of 4, she booked her first national commercial for Tyson Chicken and it didn't stop there! Alanna is a member of SAG-AFTRA and can be seen on numerous advertisements, music videos, and television appearances. Her most recent work includes a FedEx commercial and an ad campaign for Fanta. She has had the privilege of performing on the stages at Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art and in New York regional theaters.
As a dance educator, Alanna has had the honor of instructing at many studios throughout New York City and the tri-state area. Her approach to dance education has always set her apart from others. She personalizes each of her classes to the needs and goals of her students. Her individualized approach to teaching allows for personal growth and for each student to reach their full creative potential. Alanna focuses on developing a strong technical foundation but always encourages exploration of movement and freedom of expression. Alanna is excited to share her passion for performance and dance education to the Tribeca community!
Briana "BB" Stone is an NYC based dancer, singer and actor born and raised in Greensboro, NC. She is a recent graduate of the prestigious Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment at Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor’s of Performing Arts in Dance Performance. She grew up dancing at On Stage School of Dance from the age of two, and attended William Penn-Alfred J Griffin School for the Arts for middle and high school. BB attended training programs at the Governor’s School of North Carolina, UNCSA, and Broadway Workshop. Instead of having a traditional senior year of high school, BB had the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the Joffrey Ballet School’s Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program in NYC. BB has been a featured performer in the American Spirit Dance Company at OCU, and has performed professionally at regional theaters in Austin, TX and Flat Rock, NC.
BB made her choreographic debut at Flat Rock Playhouse for the showcase, Apprentices Unplugged, and choreographed for the annual Student Choreography Show, Set A Fire, at OCU in 2019. BB is thrilled to teach at Luna Performing Arts in NYC to share her passion for dance with the next generation!