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Our Professional Staff

Universal Dance Studios

Claudia Alvarado – Program Director & Head Instructor

clawDance Studio Director Claudia Alvarado is native to South Florida and is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa, with a degree in Dance Studies. During her time at USF, she received Dean’s List of Scholars award, Compass Award, several talent awards, grants, and scholarships. She attended Bates Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) Conference, and Studied Abroad in Paris, France with the USF Culture and Dance program. As a professional she is dedicated to Ballet, Modern, African, Hip-Hop, and Polynesian Dance Styles. She teaches all ages and levels of dance. She enjoys training dancers who share her passion for the performing arts and are interested in this area as a career. She has taught in St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. As a teacher, she believes in educating students to become complete dancers, by developing confidence, self-discipline, control, fitness, proper technique and injury prevention.


Alexandra Kon

Alexandra KohnAlexandra Kon is from Kazakhstan. She has been dancing for 13 years. She learned and taught hip hop, popping, stretch and dancehall. Miss Alexandra was the member of the best hip hop group in the town Just Dance Now and the best dancehall group of the town Frame Dance. She used to make choreography for videos and different shows. She works with all ages. She studied psychology in school which helps her realize how to motivate and make her students more confident.


Alexiss Gonzalez

Alexiss GonzalezAlexiss Gonzalez was raised in Miami Lakes and started dancing at the age of 13. She is a part of a company member of another local dance studio dancing professionally where she competes and does showcases. She has competed in regional and national competitions for 4 years and has won titles in her division. Miss Alexiss also participated in her high school dance team and still performs with them as an alumni. She continues to grow in her dance career as she participates in dance intensive and concert performances. She has also taken class by Rudy Abreu, Rolly Villaverde, and Lisangelyk Munoz. At UDS, she teaches all classes of dance and she is one of our dance team instructors.