Meet The Team

Owners

Brian and Nicole

Marotta

Adriana Duarte Pontual

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Ballet

Adriana is a Brazilian who started her ballet studies at the age of three. She graduated with full scholarship (room and board) at the San Francisco Ballet School, after winning the XXI Prix de Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1993.  She worked at the Cia. Fernando Bujones in Brazil and also had the opportunity to perform in several countries (Peru, Switzerland, Argentina, Cuba, and USA) and also in several cities in Brazil (São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Salvador, Maranhão, Belém, Joinville, among many others).


Soloist Dancer, Ballet Instructor of the School and Artistic Director Assistant at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from 2000 to 2017. She taught ballet classes in Brazil at Tatiana Leskova school, Ballet Dalal Achcar, Ballet Arte em Movimento, and Ballet Eliana Karin. She worked with renowned professionals, among them: Fernando Bujones, Márcia Haydée, Tatiana
Leskova, Eugenia Feodorova, Jorge Esquivel, Natalia Makarova, Vladimir Vasiliev, Irina Jacobson, Olga Evreinoff, Yelena Pankova , Helgi Tomasson, and Josefina Mendes.

 

ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training.

PMA certified instructor (Pilates Method Alliance), NCPT certified(Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher), and she has many CECs (Continuing Education Courses) in Anatomy, Connective Tissues, Pilates, Functional Training, Myofascial Release Technique, Biomechanics, and Stretching, besides CPR,
AED and First Aid certifications.

 

AWARDS

• XXI Prix de Lausanne - Silver Medal - 1993 (Switzerland).
• VI International Ballet Competition of Trujillo -Silver Medal -1987 (Peru).
• Brazilian dance council (CBDD) - Bronze Medal - 1987.
• Joinville Dance Festival. Gold Medals -1989, 1990 and 1992 (Brazil).
• International Festival of Dance of Brasília - Bronze Medal - 1991 (Brazil).

Lindsiann Taylor

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Jazz - Ballet - Lyrical - Contemporary - Musical Theater - Tap - Mini Company Team

Lindsiann realized her passion for dance at a young age and has over 20+ years of training and experience. She has traveled the east coast of the United States and has won several awards at competitions including a four time national recipient of Starpower International & Nexstar’s Victory Cup award. Her dance training has also allowed her to perform internationally for Carnival Cruise Lines in North, Central & South America. She has been actively involved in UCF Celebrates the Arts, Dance Moms, The World Dance Pageant, Royal International Miss Pageant & various community events across Central Florida.

Teaching and choreographing is her passion where she can positively impact through dance. She is pursuing her Masters in Education at the University of Central Florida, where she can continue to integrate dance and education into the community. She is thankful to be a part of your dance family!

Jesse Harris

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Salsa - Ballroom - Hip Hop

My name is Jesse Harris and I am seeking to change the world through music and dance.  My goal is to motivate the minds of our youth through Latin and Hip-Hop choreography.  I see dancing as a positive and motivational way to relieve tension by means of exercising and also practicing the basic techniques of dance.

Roberto Sanchez

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Jazz, Jazz Funk, Team Coach

Samantha Wong

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Contemporary - Jazz - Lyrical - Improv - Junior Company Team - Teen Company Team

Samantha Wong just graduated from the University of Central Florida. She’s originally from South Florida where she started dancing at the age of 8 and trained in many different styles. Since coming to Orlando she has had many different opportunities to continue her training. She has danced with the Knights and Damsels Dance Company and Rukus Entertainment, a hip-hop based dance team. Samantha also  minored in dance at UCF where she danced annually in the UCF Dance Concert and also choreographed for the show in 2019. Samantha spent this past summer in New York, training in Alvin Ailey’s summer intensive program, where she studied Ballet, Horton and Graham modern styles, Jazz, Contemporary, and Musical theatre. Samantha’s dreams are to apprentice with Alvin Ailey’s, Ailey II company. She’s excited to be joining the team this summer!

Leah Dirienzo

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Hip Hop - Contemporary - Jazz - Modern - Heels

Leah Dirienzo began dancing at the age of four and is trained in a variety of styles including jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, modern, and heels. Throughout her training across the U.S., she has assisted a variety of top choreographers including Chehon Wespi-Tschopp, Matt Cady, Mark Villaver, and Ricky Palomino. Leah has also choreographed for on stage performances that have appeared at World of Dance competition as well as several on screen commercial projects. As she continues her journey in dance, Leah wishes to provide a valuable and unique experience to her students.