Meet Our Teachers
Committed to Helping You Grow
Our experienced instructors are passionate about helping each dancer achieve their highest potential, while also having as much fun as possible. Get to know our coaches below.
Owner and Artistic Director
Johnna DeGrasse began her Russian Classical Ballet training at Virginia School of Ballet under the direction of Tatiana Rousseau Tupine and Oleg Tupine. Ms. Tupine was formerly with Le Ballet de Jeauness of Paris, and Mr. Tupine was formerly with the Ballet Russe. While studying with the Tupines, Johnna continued to broaden her studies with the Harkness School of Dance in New York City.
Johnna has performed at Constitution Hall, Lisner Auditorium, Water Gate Theater and Wolf Trap. Following her retirement from performing, she founded DeGrasse Dance Studio and she began devoting her career live to teaching, choreographing and bringing the arts to the community. The Potomac Ballet and Dance Company, which has been housed by DeGrasse Dance Studio for the past twenty years, has provided dancers of all ages with performance experience in classical Russian ballet, jazz, tap and musical theater.