Inspiring confidence and self-esteem
Sui Generis was founded in 2013 as Sui Generis Dance Team, under the direction of Miss. Deshae Edness. She choreographed several dance routines and the team have performed in the Bermuda Day Parade, Santa Claus Parade, America’s Cup, Harbour Nights, Private Events and several other community events. She has a passion for dance and her goal is to inspire young ladies to become great dancers, performers, leaders, and continue to make a positive impact in their lives, while boosting their confidence and self-esteem. On September 11 2020, Sui Generis was given the opportunity of opening a dance studio in Bermuda. Sui Generis Dance Studio is fully committed to providing young ladies ages 4 to adult, a safe and family environment where the girls can be themselves and are given the opportunity to grow and excel in their dance training. We accept dancers of all shapes, sizes, race, and levels of experience. We strive to deliver the highest quality of dance training, while nurturing each dancer’s unique gift of talent and creativity. We encourage our dancers to achieve their fullest potential, to support them as they grow artistically and academically, and develop into well-rounded individuals. We are proud of their accomplishments and love to celebrate their WINS! Our goal is to teach young ladies the importance of hard work, dedication, commitment, teamwork, self-discipline and an appreciation of the arts. Sui Generis Dance Instructors and Management Team are supportive, fun, talented, loving, caring, passionate and unique people who ensure our dancers have an experience of a lifetime.
Dance Instructor :
Hip Hop , Contemporary and Performance
Deshae’s dance training began at age 3. Over the past years, she has trained in both Huntsville, Alabama, and Bermuda. At a young age, from ballet to gymnastics and eventually hip hop, she advanced to becoming a dance captain on the Nu Image Dance Team under the direction of Mrs. Joyce Jones. She began traveling and performing from state to state at the age of 11 years while residing in Huntsville, Alabama during her mother’s schooling. She obtained several awards and was recognized for her exemplary leadership abilities. Deshae loves to perform and her radiant smile keeps the audience captivated when she is dancing. She also has experience in Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, African, and Liturgical and has taught dancers of all levels. Her passion turned into her dream and eventually she was inspired to train young ladies to become great dancers, performers, and leaders. On December 30, 2019, she became a certified Dance Hip Hop Instructor. Deshae continues to make a positive impact in the lives of our young people while boosting their confidence and self-esteem.
Meet Our Instructors
MEET OUR ASSISTANTS
Janae began her dancing career at age 5. Her career started with the Somerset Trojan Majorettes under the direction of Norette Simmons. She performed in majorette competitions, Bermuda Day Parades, Christmas Parades, and other community events. Janae wanted to explore different genres of dance, so she enrolled in United Dance Productions. While at UDP she took several classes such as ballet, tap, hip hop, gymnastics, and African dance, as well as participating in their annual recitals. She discovered her love for hip hop because of the high energy and fast pace movements. She is forever grateful for her high school dance teacher Miss. Joanna Powell continued to shape and mold her into the dancer she is today. She encouraged Janae to audition for the Bermuda Musical and Drama Society’s Pantomime as a dancer. She was selected to be a part of the production and participated for 3 years. Before leaving high school, she was offered a dance instructor position at The Centre, where her love of teaching dance started to develop. She was blessed with another opportunity as the dance instructor of Bermuda’s National Drumline. Her responsibilities included: ordering costumes and leading practices and meetings. In 2013, Janae had the privilege of joining the Sui Generis Dance Team under the leadership of Deshae Edness. It was through hard work and dedication she became the Assistant Leader of the group. Within her new role, Janae assisted with choreography, parade preparation, and organizing fundraisers. Janae is an active member of the dance ministry at her church. She has ministered at several churches across Bermuda and was blessed to attend a conference in Tampa, Florida, where she participated in a ministry showcase. Janae always reminds her dancers “to give it your all” and “never stop dancing” because the audience doesn’t know the routine!
Intro to HIP HOP
Jaelyn’s dance training began in 2013 with Sui Generis Dance Team, which ignited her passion for dance. Since then she’s had the chance to assist with the choreography in all different genres; hip-hop, contemporary, ballet, and modern. She doesn’t particularly have a favorite genre of dance as she’s interested to learn them all at an advanced level. Jaelyn has performed at a number of events including; The Bermuda Day Parade, the Santa Claus Parade, The Bermuda Regiment ‘Family Fun Day’, The 2017 America’s Cup, The Annual Premier's Awards 2020, and several other community events. In 2017, Sui Generis celebrated their 5th Anniversary and she was honored to be awarded ‘Most Valuable Dancer’ of the year. Now she’s a Hip-Hop Dance Assistant at Sui Generis Dance Studio.
SG MANAGEMENT TEAM
Our SG Management Team consist of Sui Generis members who are dedicated and committed to ensure the studio operates smoothly. All members are SCARS trained and CPR certified. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have.
Studio Owner and Artistic Director: Miss. Deshae Edness
Camp Director and Performance Event Coordinator:
Miss. Deshae Edness
Mrs. Janae Trott
Volunteer Program Coordinator: Miss. Jaelyn Lee
Miss. Destiny White
Sui Generis Make-up Artist:
Miss. Jahkyah Belboda
Miss. Rachael Butterfield and
Mr. Mikado Grant
Graphic Designer & Videographer:
Mr. Mikado Grant
Girl Empowerment Program Coordinator: Miss. Sage Jackson
Back Row: left to right
Chiante Roberts, Sage Jackson, Mikado Grant,
Jahkyah Belboda, and Destiny White
Front Row: left to right
Jaelyn Lee, Janae Peterson, Deshae Edness,
and Rachael Butterfield
K. Margaret Carter Centre
21 Robert’s Avenue
Monday-Thursday 4pm - 8pm, Saturday 1pm-4pm