About Our Staff

Meet our instructors, guest instructors and staff

All faculty members are experienced professionals and under the artistic direction of Janna Kirova. International guest teachers and choreographers from RUSSIA, GERMANY and USA assist with Workshops and Master Classes.

Janna Kirova

Janna Kirova

Studio Owner, Artistic Director, Instructor for Advanced Levels

Mrs.Kirova was born in Russia and educated at the world famous Vaganova Ballet Academy (St. Petersburg, Russia), by renowned Russian professor Irina Trofimova, pupil of Agrippina Vaganova. In 1989 she joined the world famous Kirov Ballet (now the Maryinsky).

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Natalya Hendrik

Pre-Professional Ballet Instructor

A graduate from the Kharkov Music College of Ukraine, Department of Choreography with honors in classical ballet education and choreography, Natalya has toured the world with the Kiev National Opera in China as well as the Moscow Ballet in the USA.

Beatriz Patuzzo

Primary II & III, Level I

Beatrice began her dance career at the age of 12, under the mentor-ship of Russian teacher Anna Guetsman, a soloist at the Ekaterinburg Ballet and now director of Balletto di Verona, teaching Vaganova method. Beatrice also studied neoclassical ballet and contemporary dance at Balletto di Verona.

Carlos Guerra

Carlos Miguel Guerra

Pas de Deux Instructor

Welcoming our new instructor for Level 4 Partnering class, Carlos Miguel Guerra. Carlos is a recipient of numerous international awards. He has been a principle dancer with Miami City Ballet until 2016.

Agatha Wright

Intermediate & Advanced Jazz, Modern Instructor

Agatha Wright (Miami, FL) attained her degree in Art History from the University of California, Riverside in 2010 with an emphasis on the performing arts. Ms. Wright has danced professionally in Los Angeles with companies such as: Intersect Dance Theater, Roya Carreras and the renouned Tommy winning choreographer Tiffany Billings. She has trained under the direction of Alvin Ailey’s Stephany Powell and IDT’s Artistic Director, Sofia Carreras; a pupil of George Balanchine. She is a Broadway certified instructor. Her life’s work consists of maintaining the lineage and artistic pedagogy associated with modern dance alive.

Antonina Arefieva

Primary, Primary I, Adult Ballet Instructor

Graduate from Moscow Cultural University Department of Dance. Principal dancer for Carnival Cruise Line and New Century Dance Company for several years. Antonina graduated from Nova Southern University.

Joanne Niego

Primary, Primary I and Beginner Jazz Instructor

Nancy Andrade

Hip Hop Instructor

Nancy is joining us as our beginner and Intermediate Hip Hop instructor. She has devoted her dance career to teaching and choreographing children in South Florida. She has worked with Broward on Broadway, Mainstreet Players, and more.

Yura Cantillo

Yura Cantillo

Primary Ballet, Latin Dances Instructor

Join us welcoming Yura Cantillo as our new instructor for Cuban and International dances: salsa, Chachacha. Bachata, merengue.
Yura has over 15 years experience as dance teacher working across the world in Italy, Spain, France, Tunisia and more.

Roger Alexander Fonnegra

Adult Ballet Instructor

Mr. Fonnegra received his primary dance training at the Caracas Ballet School of Teresa Carreno, and shortly after joined the National Ballet of Caracas as an apprentice.

Irina Davis

Primary & Primary I


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