2024 Faces of NOLA Family

2024 The Face of Dance

Jaune Buisson is a second-generation dance studio owner celebrating her 21st year as the artistic director of Metropolitan Dance Theatre New Orleans (MDTNO) – the artistic home to an ever-growing community of young dancers and performers in the Greater New Orleans area.

MDTNO offers ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, contemporary, acrobatics and more to students ages three and up. Focused on cultivating a love of dance in every child, MDTNO has a whole child approach to education, creating an uplifting environment for all students to thrive, build self esteem, and connect with a community of dancers.

Many of Jaune’s former students have gone on to perform on Broadway, in national tours, with dance companies, performing and studying at the collegiate level, represented by top dance agencies and enjoying thriving careers throughout the artistic and entertainment industry.

Jaune is an AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® certified teacher who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She has taught throughout the United States as a dance instructor and adjunctor for Dance Teachers United, Dance Masters of America, and the National Dance Association.

Jaune is the recipient of three Big Easy Entertainment Awards for best choreography and best actress in a musical. She regularly choreographs for musicals, movies, live entertainment and performances across the Gulf Coast. Jaune holds a bachelor of arts in Drama and Communications from the University of New Orleans.

Outside of the dance studio, Jaune teaches at Metairie Park Country Day School. She lives in Metairie with her husband Matt and their three young sons–Holden, Hudson, and Rivers

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