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Our Professional Staff

Universal Dance Studios

Claudia Alvarado – Creative 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

Mirando Atemici is from Kourou, French Guiana. He teaches all ages and levels of Hip Hop. He joined us in 2017.


 Aminah Angrand

Aminah Angrand was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She began her journey into dance at 12 years old. She specializes in tap dance. She currently teaches Tap, Contemporary, and Jazz Dance at Universal Dance Studios. She has recently completed her Associates in Arts degree. She continues to study and train in dance and will soon go on to pursue my Bachelors of Arts Degree.





Hannah Greenside

Miss Hannah Greenside started dancing at Universal Dance Studios. She was on our Dance Team and has won many awards with the team. She was accepted into Miami Arts Charter Dance Program and is now a Junior. She receives several scholarships and will be training in the Summer Intensive programs and bring her knowledge back to her teaching with the students. She is our Ballet and Pre-Jazz teacher. She works well with kids.

Current Schedule Classes
August 2017-December 2017