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Our Professional Staff

Universal Dance Studios

Sammie Johnson – Acro Director

With over 20 years of experience, Miss Sammie began her career as a professional dancer at the early age of 14 when she was invited to perform in a ballet production of Peter and the Wolf at Heinz Hall.  After graduating from Point Park University with a BFA in Dance, Miss Sammie performed with numerous companies in New York City and Pittsburgh, including Doug Varone and Dancers, Pillow Project Dance Company, and rEvolve Dance Theater, as well as assisted the New York City Rockettes with their summer dance intensives throughout the United States.  In 2009, she began her career dancing and entertaining audiences around the world on luxury cruise lines, including Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean. Miss Sammie is very excited to join the team of instructors this year in sharing her experience, knowledge and training with the dancers at Universal Dance Studios.  It’s going to be a great year! 

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.

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

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 – Studio/Dojo Assistant

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.



Current Schedule Classes
August 2017-December 2017