Anna – Owner/Director
Born in Russia, Anna has been dancing all her life. She has broad experience and training in many styles of dance. She comes from a family of renowned Russian Ballet Dancers. Anna commenced her studies in Ballet at age 2 in Russia. She completed her studies in Vaganova, Vaganova Pedagogy, and Balanchine. Studying under Vorontsova, Kovaleva, Vasilieva, Ivanova, Popova, Ilyin, Baranov, and many more.
She was immersed into Ballroom from the young age of 6, fortunate to have studied under World Champions including Riccardo Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko, Ivan Mulyavka, Denys Drozdyuk, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Felipe Telona and many more . Anna competed and placed as one of the leading dancers nationally and winning United States Youth Latin. Along with International Latin, Anna trained in Standard, American Rhythm and Social Styles.
Increasing her versatility, she picked up commercial dance as well. She worked as a Professional Commercial Dancer.
During her dance career she fell in love with teaching and sharing her passion with her students. Her extensive experience formed her into a caring and dedicated instructor with the ability to make every dancer feel welcomed and relaxed. Her outgoing personality lights up a room and her background allows her students to expand their knowledge. She recently relocated to the Tri-State area.
Currently working closely with our instructors and dance families, Anna insures our classes are up to our standards and students remain in love with their craft.
Bboy Mori – Break Dance
Ardance introduces Bboy Mori as the instructor of the newest and coolest style : Break Dancing.
Bboy Mori started his career as a breakdancer in the world famous dance crew Morning of the Owl. Ranked as the Best Bboy Crew, winning competitions, teaching at conventions over the world, even appearing on NBC’s World of Dance – he’s the real deal.
Bboy Mori brings incredible talent to the Tri-State area, a master of his craft… no wonder his students adore him. We’re lucky to have him here.
Miss Natalie – Jazz/Hip Hop & Performance Dance
With the ability to turn every child into the happiest of dancers, we can’t say enough about Natalie! Responsible for our Jazz, Hip Hop and performance team…. She’s amazing! Students love her, as does Ardance!
Having danced all her life, Natalie understands the value of loving what you do and the importance of being skilled and talented! She brings all this to our small town. She lights up the room with her beautiful smile and fun routines, bringing every child out of their bubble and turning them into an amazing performer.
Cruzita – Dance Fit
Health and Wellness coach with a love for dance and music. Cruz believes movement of the body is important to physical and spiritual well-being. Music brings us altogether and lift our spirits so for her, dance perfectly combines movement, fitness, and spiritual upliftment that we all need in life.
Her primary musical influences are old school hip-hop, R&B, Motown, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90’s. She trained with celebrity choreographer and movement coaches including Jenzi Russell, Kim Hunter, Katie Moore , Felicia Pauling , and even Ardance’s own Anna Duke . Her other interests include singing and music performance.
See you on the dance floor!!