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Nicole Falgoust Tanner

Nicole Falgoust Tanner is the owner and director of Dance Unlimited of Paradis. Following in the footsteps of her mother, Laurie St. Pierre Falgoust, she began her dance education with Dance Unlimited at two years old. She received her ballet foundation from Giacobbe Academy of Dance in Metairie and continued training in ballet, jazz, lyrical and tap from Dance Unlimited. As a soloist and member of the Dance Unlimited No Limit Competition Team, she received numerous regional and national overall dance titles. Nicole attended dance workshops throughout the country including one at Walt Disney World where she was selected to perform in the Magic Kingdom.
Nicole was a four-year member of the Hahnville Hi-Steppers Dance Team. She was selected as an American All-Star Dancer for several years and was invited to perform at Super Bowl half time performances and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition to dance, Nicole represented local fairs and festivals as their pageant queen, traveling throughout the state to promote South Louisiana tourism.  She also participated in the Jerry Lewis Live Telethon to raise awareness and donations for Muscular Dystrophy.
After high school, Nicole attended Louisiana State University to pursue her degree in Dental Hygiene. While in college, she continued her dance training at Tari’s School of Dance where she took classes with LSU Golden Girls. Nicole was a member of Delta Zeta sorority where she composed song and dance productions for the annual Greek Songfest competition. In addition, she served as co-chair of the Miss LSU pageant, raising money for special needs schools in the Baton Rouge community.
After three years at LSU, Nicole transferred to the University of Louisiana-Monroe where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2008. She returned to Des Allemands and began working full time as a dental hygienist and dance instructor at Dance Unlimited. In 2010, Nicole became certified to teach dance by Dance Masters of America and the Louisiana Association of Dance Masters. For the past 12 years, Nicole has been teaching jazz, lyrical, tap, and technique classes. She has also been a competition team choreographer where her routines have won many overall awards and special honors including: Judge’s Choice, Best Costume, and multiple invitations to attend the New York Dance Experience.
Nicole remains active in the dance team community through choreography and judging auditions. Many of her students have been chosen for their middle school, high school, and college dance or cheer teams. In addition, several of her students have been selected to leadership roles on these teams. Nicole currently resides in St. Charles Parish with her husband Beau and daughter Camille. She is excited to lead Dance Unlimited of Paradis into the future by carrying on the legacy of the past and introducing her love of dance to a new generation of rising stars.

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Laurie St. Pierre Falgoust

Laurie St. Pierre Falgoust has come full circle with Dance Unlimited. She was their first student 47 years ago, and is now the Co-Director of Dance Unlimited of Paradis. Laurie has taught for the past 35 years specializing in Jazz and Tap. She has received Overall High Score and Choreography awards on both the Regional and National Level and her choreography was featured at the Apollo Theatre and The Cotton Club in New York City. Laurie performed in Mexico and at the Olympic Track and Field Trials. She is an active member of LADM & DMA and has served as LADM Representative. Laurie is employed with St. Charles Parish Public Schools and has been at Allemands Elementary for the past 18 years. She lives in St. Charles Parish with her husband Louis and five fur babies. She has two grown children Nicole and Briar and one granddaughter Camille. She is excited to share this next dance journey with her daughter. 

Duanne Cazalot 

Duanne Cazalot has been teaching dance since 1972 and specializes in Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Acro.  Her passion has always been nurturing and molding younger students and helping them to develop their own love for dance. She judges competitions on both the Regional and National Level. Duanne has appeared in several commercials and is in the Dance Teacher Hall of Fame. She is a member of Dance Masters of America and the Louisiana Association of Dance Masters, Certified by Test to Teach - Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Tumbling. She is a Past President of LADM and on the National Board of DMA where she serves as Membership Chair and Teen Room Director. She is the DMA – Zee Brown Ahearn Award Recipient. Duanne is the founder of Dance Unlimited of the River Parishes and now looks forward to transitioning into the next phase of her Dance Career.

Al Cazalot 

Al Cazalot has taught Tumbling since 1981. He enjoys sharing his expertise and knowledge of gymnastics with his students of all ages. Al works with local Middle School and High School Cheerleading Squads throughout the River Parishes and his private classes are in great demand.  Al’s greatest accomplishment is seeing the confidence on a child’s face when they achieve their goals and advance their tumbling skills. He looks forward to working with all his DU of Paradis students.

Lillie Bourgeois 

Lillie Bourgeois started her dance education at the age of two with Dance Unlimited. She was a member of the No Limit Competition Team where she received  numerous regional overall awards. Lillie was also a four year member of the Hahnville Hi-Steppers Dance Team where she was selected as an American All-Star. After High school, she attended Nicholls State University where she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority and served as Student Body president. In 2015 Lillie had the honor of being named to the NSU Homecoming Court and completed her Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences in the Spring of 2016.  She is now attending LSU Dental School to pursue her education in Dental Hygiene. Lillie has been teaching along side Mrs. Laurie for the past 8 years and is now teaching her own classes.  
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Monique Cannon

Monique has been with Dance Unlimited since the age of two. She is a graduate of Hahnville High School where she was a four year member of the Cheerleading Team. Monique went on to attend Nicholls State University and was a member of the Colonelettes Dance Team and also served as captain. She received her Secondary Education degree and is teaching in St. John the Baptist Parish. Monique has been teaching dance for the past 12 years specializing in Hip Hop, Jazz, and Tap. She is a competition choreographer and member of LADM and DMA. Monique resides in St. Charles Parish with her two beautiful daughters Mila and Nyla. 

Faith Ryan

Faith Ryan has been dancing since the age of two and has studied and performed all styles of dance including tap, ballet, contemporary and hip hop. She was a four year member of the Destrehan Desty Darlings dance team and served as captain her Senior Year. While attending Louisiana State University she was a member of the LSU Tiger Girl dance team. During her college years she offered her dance expertise with multiple schools and was also an Assistant Coach for a Baton Rouge middle school team. In May 2020 she graduated from LSU with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and is currently employed with St. Charles Parish Public Schools. She loves spending time with friends, family and her three fur babies Roscoe, Max and Goose. Faith is so excited to join the Dance Unlimited of Paradis faculty as a hip hop instructor and cannot wait to teach and share her love and knowledge of dance with each student!
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Victoria Petit

Victoria has come full circle with Dance Unlimited. She was a four year member of the Hahnville Hi-Steppers Dance team and Dance Unlimited No Limit Competition team. While attending Nicholls State University, she was a member of the Colonelettes Dance Team. She graduated NSU with a Bachelor's of Science Degree and works full time as a Registered Nurse. She now loves to share her passion for dance with students of all ages and assists with our Competition Team. Victoria is also a member of LADM and DMA.  She resides in St. Charles Parish with her husband Chase and daughter Ella. 

Brianna Becnel

Brianna grew up taking classes with Dance Unlimited and was a part of the No Limit Competition Team. She attended Central Lafourche High School where she was cheerleader. Over the last several years Brianna has been assisting Mr. Al with our tumbling classes.  
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Cameron Gilboy

Cameron is one of our Assistant Teachers at Dance Unlimited of Paradis. She attends Hahnville High School and is on the Competition Team at DU. Cameron manages to find time to attend and assist multiple dance classes during the week and keep up with all her school work. We are lucky to have her a part of our faculty!
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Staisha Magee

Staisha is entering her 10th year with Dance Unlimited. She is a senior at Hahnville High School and on the Tennis Team. She has been an assistant teacher for several years now and on the Competition Team. Staisha loves working with our younger students and a great asset to our DU faculty!