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Our Professional Staff

Universal Dance Studios

Claudia Alvarado – Creative Director/Ballet/Jazz Funk/Dance Team 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 Dance program. As a professional, she is dedicated to Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Acrobatics, and Polynesian Dance Styles. She teaches all ages and levels of dance. She enjoys mentoring young 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, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. As a teacher, she believes in educating students to become complete dancers, by developing confidence, self-discipline, control, fitness, proper technique and injury prevention.


Mirando Atemici – Hip Hop Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirando Atemici was born in Saint Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana (France).  He started dancing since he’s 12 years old.  The passion of dancing allowed him to expand it to Spain, Singapore, the Philippines, Suriname, Brazil and the United States.  He believes that the hip hop culture has made it possible to combat racial segregation by going beyond social and racial barriers, because today it affects all communities as well as all social classes.  It has created strong bonds as well as perennial thanks to universal values (sharing, respect, solidarity, peace, love and having fun…).  Even more incredible, its popularity touches the whole globe and it contributes today to the economy because businesses have been developed all around it.  He teaches all ages and levels of Hip Hop.  His knowledge in Hip Hop includes Poppin’, Lockin’, New-Style (Hip Hop), Break, House, Dancehall, Afro, etc.  He has been with us since 2017.


Liudmilla 

Liudmila Moshchalkova was born in Kaluga, Russia.  Since her early childhood she fell in love with dance.  She studied ballet, gymnastics, folk, ballroom dance for 10 years.  During these years, she performed, compete and had lots of awards.  She then moved to Moscow and graduated with Bachelor of Journalism and Master Degree of High School Management from Russian People Friendship University.

While attending University, she danced in international ensemble “Rhythm of Unity” and choreographed some dances as well.  Besides that, she studied other dance styles like Indian, Latin, Bellydance.  She was able to take workshops/classes with top dancers in Modern/Jazz/Contemporary as well as compete in ballroom dance with my partner, run my own dance studio, manage and work for different restaurants.

She toured in India and France and she worked as a show and parade dancer in South Korea in Everland (Version of Disneyland).

After married in USA, she continued my career taking classes in leading schools and studios of New York in Jazz, Latin and other styles.  When I moved to Florida, she worked in both Natalie dance and Art of dance academy.  She also teaches private classes, dance fire Bellydance, Latin Flamenco Las Vegas style show at private parties as well as restaurants, continue taking best teachers workshops and visit conventions.  Besides dance she was working in best fitness studios in Moscow with kids and adults and had professional training as a fitness instructor for kids and adults.  She also have Zumba Certificate and currently sub kids and seniors Zumba classes.

Dance is my life and my passion

Andrea Adames – Ballet/Tap/Jazz Teacher (Saturday)

Starting her career as a dancer at age 9 with different disciplines such as jazz, ballet, modern dance, hip-hop, among others.  Her training continued when she was 18 years old, she began to work as choreographer and teacher.  Creating a discipline towards her students of what is DANCE and its different genres.

Andrea has had the opportunity to work in the United States as well as her training; Some of her teachers and academies have been: Jimmy Arguello (finalist of the program So Can You Can Dance, USA), Amanda Tae (USA), Janeth Briceño (Choreographer of Univision, USA), Susie García ( Finalist So You Think You Can Dance), Cass Smith (USA), Danielle Polanco (USA), Leo Chávez (USA) Broadway Dance Center (NYC.), Hamilton Evan (Millenium Dance Complex, Los Angeles, USA) among others.

Andrea’s most outstanding works have been: Alfombra Roja Latino Billboards, Hispanic Heritage Awards in Washington DC, Premios Juventud in Miami Fl, Sábado Gigante, Despierta América, Telemundo, Venevisión.  Appearances in several music videos, television and commercial programs, as well as in novels, where she recently participated in the novel “Cosita Linda” that has been broadcast both in the United States and in South America.  She was among the finalists of the “Miami Heat” dance team in the city of Miami, standing out among more than 250 dancers.  She has danced with artists such as: Jonathan Moly, Pee Wee, Gocho, Kevin Ortiz, Gretchen, among others.


Kaylee Negrin – Acro Teacher

Kaylee Negrin attends Miami Lakes Academy.  She loves to dance and teach others the artistry and fundamentals of it.  I’m outgoing, kind, and organized.  I love dancing because it makes me release emotion that I might not be able to do on a daily basis.


Zuzana Bermudez – Receptionist

Zuzana Bermudez is from Slovak Republic.  She is Fluent in English, Slovak and Czech language and basic Spanish and German.  She is skilled in providing outstanding performance and excellent service.  She Loves working with children.

 

Opal Levi – Receptionist (Saturday)

Opal Levi is a high school graduate from Miami, Florida.  She hopes to pursue her career as a pediatrician and open up her own practice.  She absolutely loves kids and always looks for ways to enjoy the time she has with them.  At times, she also helps with the after school program.  There is never a dull moment with Opal.

Current Schedule Classes
August 2017-December 2017