About Our Director...

Loren Fenerty Lepper is a native of New Orleans where she is the Owner and Artistic Director of Loren Fenerty's Dance Factory, and is also the creative influence and choreographer for their Regional and National award-winning Dance Company, “The Performer’s Edge”. For over 30 years, Loren has trained in all forms of dance including, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Pointe and Musical Theatre and Contemporary. Truly born to dance, Loren began her training under the direction of her mother who made sure she learned from the best. Loren has studied extensively with dance greats such as, Joe Lanteri, Joe Tremaine, Alan Sherfield, John Crutchman, Suzi Taylor, Mia Michaels and the late Frank Hatchet and Mark Marino to name a few. Loren won her first national title at the age of six and won her first of four international titles at the age of eight. She is a former Petite, Junior, Teen and Miss Dance of Louisiana for the Louisiana Association of Dance Masters, Chapter 6 of Dance Masters of America. In 2004, Loren was “certified by test to teach” and became a member of both of these organizations and has also served as 2nd Vice President for LADM. She has also made multiple appearances in the NFL Super Bowl Pro Line Show, danced with ASH Contemporary, and spent her early years dancing with pop superstar, Britney Spears. 

Loren now directs the studio that was once owned by her mother and her students have performed with the NFL, NBA, AFL and NCAA, performed leading roles in numerous plays, appeared in commercials, music videos, television and movies, been recipients of Big Easy Awards for Best Actor in a Musical and toured with the “Bad Boys of Dance” to name a few honors. They have also won countless number of Regional, National and International awards, scholarships and titles. Since beginning her teaching career over 15 years ago, Loren has also been the recipient of a countless number of choreography and special recognition awards on the national and international levels. In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 her students were named National Grand Champions, her studio has been recognized as Studio of the Year, she has been named National Choreographer of the Year and her students have been the recipients of the National Technical Excellence Award.

When she isn't at the studio training her students, Loren spends her time traveling across the country as a Co-Director of a National Talent Competition as well as working as an Emcee and Judge for several other dance organizations. Although she spent most of her life focused on dance, Loren also sings and acts which makes her a triple threat in the world of theater. Loren was a student at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, as well as a member of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society. She has played the leading role of Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie as well as supporting roles in Oklahoma and A Chorus Line

Loren has such a vast knowledge of all aspects of dance and the performing arts, that she enjoys nothing more than sharing this gift by inspiring, teaching and choreographing nationwide

A Brief History of our Studio...

The Dance Factory was founded in 1982 by Darni Jordan Fenerty. She began her studio in a small building with a single room and taught every class herself. Her love, drive and dance expertise soon had her expanding to a larger facility just across the street from where it all began. It was within the walls of this studio that she taught and touched the lives of thousands of young dancers and it is where we continue to spread this same love and knowledge of dance today. Throughout her years of owning The Dance Factory, Darni trained numerous Regional, National and International champions and on the eve of the studio’s 25th annual Recital, Darni passed the studio to her oldest daughter, Loren, a champion in her own right. Since that night, Loren has been a driving force at the studio, trying her best to continue to train dancers and champions, as her mother did for all those years. Although, Loren is now the face of the studio, Darni still teaches on a weekly basis and continues to be a vital part of the studio life. Both Darni and Loren are trained in all forms of dance, and are certified by test to teach by Dance Masters of America and the Louisiana Association of Dance Masters.

Our Professional Staff of National and Internationally Recognized

Dancers & Choreographers offer weekly classes in:



and more!!!

Our Performer’s Edge Competition Team has won

Awards on the Regional, National & International Levels!

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Competitive & Adult Classes

are available for ages 18 months* and up!

*must be walking and able to understand simple directions

We Have the Largest Facility in the New Orleans Area featuring:

2 Spacious Studios

State of the Art Sound Systems

Viewing areas & CCTV for Parents

Sprung Oak Hardwood Floors

Our Former Students have gone on to become

International Pop Superstars

Professional Dancers

Professional Choreographers

Dance Teachers

Both Loren Fenerty & Darni Jordan Fenerty are “Certified By Test To Teach” and are proud

members of Dance Masters of America and the Louisiana Association of Dance Masters.


If you want your child to dance with the BEST... Come to

The Dance Factory

...Where We Produce Dancers!

Home of the 2018 National Champion

Performers Edge Competition Team

DFPE - National Grand Champions

5 YEARS IN A ROW!!!!!!!!