Kim is absolutely hilarious
Stephanie started dance at the age of 4. Once graduated she started teaching all styles of dance and professionally dancing at Busch Gardens Tampa. She enjoys pushing her students to a new level and seeing them grow as dancers and individuals. She has worked for many dance competitions and enjoys traveling to judge on weekends. She loves to incorporate yoga, balance, and core for her students to help benefit each one of them individually.
Stephanie is currently in school to pursue dental hygiene.
Originally from Tampa, FL, Jordan Freed is a graduate of the University of South Florida where she earned her BFA degree in Dance – with a concentration in Ballet. While attending USF, she had the opportunity to perform in numerous works by faculty members Andrew Caroll, Paula Nunez, John Parks and Andee Scott as well as guest choreographers Alex Ketley and Claudia Lavista. She has studied all dance forms including the codified techniques of Lester Horton, Martha Graham, and Jose Limon.
Jordan previously attended Peridance, in NYC, for the BluePrint intensive where she studied under Rachel Patrice, Joshua Beamish, Enzo Celli, Antonio Brown and Laura Rae Bernasconi. She also had the opportunity to perform in a work choreographed by Joshua Beamish in the final showcase.
Post graduation, Jordan has been working as a guest dancer with the Tampa City Ballet under the direction of USF faculty member Paula Nunez. She has performed in two parts of a trilogy called 7th Ave & Ybor.
Prior to earning her BFA from the University of South Florida, she graduated from Blake High School and Orange Grove Middle Magnet School, and spent her years training at Frank Rey Dance Studio as well as taking summer intensives at Patel Conservatory. She has had the opportunity to study under many excellent teachers such as Kelly King, former captain of the Rockets, Ivonne Lemus, Ballet Mistress at Patel Conservatory, Duncan Cooper, former ballet dancer with San Francisco Ballet and the Dance Theater of Harlem, as well as Carlos Dos Santos, former dancer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Alvin Ailey.
Maggie will order UberEats for literally anything, including a coffee.
Originally from San Diego, Tabitha is a certified 200-hour Yoga Teacher and has practiced yoga for over a decade. She truly loves sharing her heartfelt practice with others and believes in the healing power of yoga; its ability to help you feel good in your body and find peace in your heart. Tabitha has a background in theater and performance and loves working with our teen musical theater performers helping them find peace and decrease performance anxiety through grounding techniques and yoga. She has an extensive background in yoga acrobatics and also enjoys teaching our students how to do headstands.
Tabitha likes talking about the moon and is kind of funny.
Ms. Shelley has been teaching dance for over a decade in the Tampa area. She was awarded a scholarship to train and dance with the Baltimore Ballet, and has also danced professionally with the Tampa Ballet Theatre and the Brandon Ballet. She has performed in many classical and contemporary ballets such as Swan Lake, La Bayadère, Chopiniana, Dracula, Carnival of the Animals, and Alice in Wonderland.
She specializes in teaching all ages and levels in ballet, as well as pointe (including pre-pointe), and classical variations. She is also certified in the three levels of Progressing Ballet Technique; an innovative conditioning program assisting dancers to achieve their best through understanding the correct activation of muscles, and proper alignment and weight placement. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced dancer, private lessons with Ms. Shelley will help you reach your goals!
Shreeya is a PhD student in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at the University of South Florida. In 2018, Shreeya completed a B.S. in psychology at the University of Florida during which time she assisted in ABA research for problem behavior and skill acquisition. She began her clinical work in ABA at a center that treats children with Autism. In 2018, Shreeya returned to her home in Tampa to begin her M.S. in ABA at the University of South Florida which she completed in May 2020 under supervision of Dr. Raymond Miltenberger, and research with Dr. Mallory Quinn at ABASI Dance Lab.
Shreeya has a background in Indian classical dance and other styles which inspired her research in dance performance. As a master’s student, she worked with beginner-level recreational dancers at ABASI Dance Lab to help them improve their performance using ABA procedures. As a PhD student, Shreeya is continuing her research in ABA and dance.
Shreeya is currently working at ABA Sports Innovations and ABASI Dance Lab as a Registered Behavior Technician through the Behavior Analysis Certification Board and a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She provides ABA therapy in combination with dance or personal training to individuals with special needs. She also assists in training competitive dancers using behavioral interventions and conducting training seminars on behavioral coaching procedures in the POINTE program.
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