Mr. Jayde

Head Instructor | Competition and Recreational
Musical Theater, Acrobatic Arts, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz
Sarasota Location 
JAYDE HOWARD is an internationally recognized dance figure as a master teacher, choreographer and performer. In the commercial dance field, he has worked with such entertainers as: Taylor Dayne, The Cover Girls, Samantha Fox, the LA Laker Girls, and dance music icon Kristine W to name a few. With over 30 years in the business he has trained, mentored and choreographed for dance studios, companies, teams, pageants, high schools, colleges, conventions and many other prestigious institutions across the United States, the Caribbean and Europe.
As a competitive director for many years for award winning studios on the Florida Coast including his own former training facility Jayde Howard’s Dance Legacy Mr. Howard and his students have received many accolades, scholarships, top overall awards at regionals and Nationals including “Best Technical Performance”, “Top Choreography”, “ADCC Studio Excellence Award”, and “Top Studio”. As a performer he has appeared in theater, cabaret shows, nightclubs, Las Vegas shows, cruise ships, theme parks, and television. His London and Broadway show highlight credits include : Cats (Mr. Mistoffles), Fosse (lead dancer), Chicago, Chorus Line (Paul) and 42 nd Street. He was also featured in performances of the Boston Ballet and a member of BOP (Body Of People); a London based Jazz Dance Company under the direction of Dollie Henry.
Mr. Howard is a member of Actor’s Equity Association (NYC), Dance Masters of Florida and has received training and has been certified by D.M.A.(Dance Masters Of America) and Acrobatic Arts to teach dance and acrobatics. Mr. Jayde received his formal and competitive training in the Northeast with a former rockette from Radio City, The Southern R.I. Youth Ballet company, Gerrianne Genga Dance & Gymnastics , Festival Ballet of R.I. , D.M.A. (Dance Masters Of America) and the Dance Teachers Club Of Boston. His education also includes Tremaine Dance Conventions and the former Tremaine Dance Center in California studying on scholarship with dance icon’s and legends Joe Tremaine & Doug Caldwell and the TDC faculty, The Edge Performing Arts Center (LA), Broadway Dance Center (NYC), Pineapple Dance Studios (London) in addition to the many teachers and choreographers he has had the privilege of working with and assisting for over the years.
He is proud of his many students whom have received numerous accolades and awards including (D.O.T.Y.) “Dancer Of The Year “ as well as scholarships to train at regional and nationally accredited conventions and institutions in L.A., N.Y.C. and all across the country. His students are working in the industry across the country and abroad in professional ballet, jazz and modern/contemporary companies, theme parks, Broadway, Las Vegas, LA, cruise lines, music videos, industrials, tours and television. He continues to train by attending events such as The Dance Teacher’s Summit (NYC & LA) and prestigious conventions across the country to continue to bring his students the very best in dance training and education.