Meet The Team
CEO & Founder
A Dayton native who has a huge place in her heart for Dance and entertainment. During my middle and high school years I attended performing art Schools, Stiver’s and Colonel White School for the Arts, were I took up dance. In my adult years I was the assistant director for a community based Drill/Dance/Percussion Team, Legacy, where I assisted with leading the organization but coming up with choreography and connecting with the youth was what I liked best. Performing was always a dream of mine and I knew I would take this on as a profession but due to life changes I had to take another route. Although my plan didn’t go as I wanted it to, the passion never left and I’m happy to create a platform for others to pursue their dreams and showcase their talent. Together with an awesome team, we plan to bring something to GEM city that millions will travel here to see.
Meet the Cast
Say hello to THEE Southern Belle herself, Ms. Rachel Ard. Originally from Jackson, MS, now residing in Huber Heights, Oh. Rachel has been dancing since the age of 7, where she participated in drill team and marching band from elementary to college. A graduate from Trotwood-Madison High school, who now attends Central State University where she studies Chemistry & Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensics. Rachel aspires to take her dancing to great heights! From RUDE, to award shows, Broadway, to working with top choreographers and the biggest names in entertainment! Rachel has also dove into other ventures such as acting, from burlesque to silent movies, and even modeling. She intends to settle in LA where she plans on opening her own studio to teach choreography.
Shayna Boyd, originally from Toledo, OH, resides in the Dayton area, balancing a career, and business, and is now a burlesque dancer for RUDE. Shayna fell in love with dance at a very young age. Shayna never professionally trained in any style of dance or attended a performance art school. Shayna's natural talent landed her in the following dance path; drill team, majorette, and hip hop. Shayna is excited about learning a new style of dancing such as burlesque. She is thankful to be a part of such a talented and sexiest burlesque group. Can't wait to see what the future holds.
Ayauna Goodwin – also known as “Ayauna Latrise” - is a Cincinnati native, now, located in Dayton, OH. Ayauna has been in the entertainment industry for over 19+ years and has danced professionally for more than 5 years. She began her dance career at the early age of five. She has participated in community dance teams, church praise dance ministry, and high school cheerleading. Upon entering Wright State University, Ayauna was accepted onto the university’s Emerald Jazz Dance Team. She would go on to compete nationally in team performance and hip hop at NDA and place seventh place in the nation.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, she would then become a dance fitness instructor. She has hosted her very own dance classes in both Dayton and in Cincinnati. Ayauna has professionally choreographed for dance/cheer teams, music videos, and individuals. Goodwin has a focus in heels choreography while being versed in technique, lyrical, hip hop, jazz, and pom. Currently, Ayauna dances professionally with RUDE Burlesque in Dayton, OH, alongside being a member of PONES – a dance company in the heart of Cincinnati, OH.
Iesha Marie- Representing as one of the first members of RUDE, Iesha Marie is a talented hair stylist and amazing mother. She developed her love for dance/performing arts at a young age through church and still continues to share her gift of dance in this capacity.
Iesha joined RUDE as an outlet and in return has boosted her confidence, formed a sisterhood, and mastered the art of BURLESQUE.