NICOLE LAKE- OWNER/DIRECTOR/TEACHER/CHOREOGRAPHER
Nicole grew up studying all forms of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, hip hop, and ballroom. She has had experience performing at multiple events/parades, tv appearances, and shows At a young age Nicole began traveling around the east coast learning at various studios such as Broadway Dance Center and ABC in order to broaden her dance knowledge. Nicole has over 15 years of teaching experience with various styles of dance in ages 3-adult/beginner-advanced/recreational and competitive. Nicole has years of award winning choreography and multiple students who have went on to have a career in dance. She has been making herself known around the valley for her teaching and choreography. Nicole creates a fun and exciting class experience to make learning dance easy and fun for all ages while still paying close attention to technique and performance qualities. Aside from her teaching/choreographing experience Nicole also has a lot of experience and knowledge when it comes to running a studio and being organized and open about happenings at the studio.
GABBY RIVERA- TEACHER/CHOREOGRAPHER
Gabby has studied and performed hip hop dance for most of her life. At the age of 7 she joined a competitive hip hop team called AZ Hype and was apart of the team for 10 years. While on AZ Hype, Gabby competed and won at countless competitions with the team. Not only was Gabby a part of a competitive hip hop team but she was also involved with the Jr. Mercury Hip Hop Squad. While dancing for the WNBA’s Jr Squad she was recognized by her coaches and fellow dancers for being a great leader, hard worker, and outstanding performer. At the age of 15 Gabby found an interest in learning more about dance and joined the dance team at school and began taking jazz, contemporary, and ballet classes. While in high school Gabby was on the Performance Dance Company and choreographed and performed many pieces of dance shows and school assemblies. She creates a fun class and strives to help dancers loosen up and enjoy themselves while doing what they love. Gabby is one of the original instructors that was brought on to staff at Studio 21.
KLEITON SISTELOS- TEACHER/CHOREOGRAPHER
Kleiton Sistelos was born in Recife, Brazil. He studied Classical Dance in the Royal Method and graduated in 2006. He studied the Technique Cubana from 2005 to 2007. Kleiton has trained in Brazil, the United States, and at the Teatro Carcano in Milan, Italy. He has studied Jazz and Modern, specializing in the Horton Technique in Brazil and at Alvin Aylin in NYC. He has danced in festivals throughout Brazil and Europe, including the Latin American Tour in Milan, the Dell’Art Festival in Genova, the Nice Festival in France, and the Festival of Valencia in Spain. He has performed in major productions on stage and on television in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Kleiton has been on staff with Studio 21 Dance since November 2015 and we are blessed to have him on faculty.
BRANDON RIOS- TEACHER/CHOREOGRAPHER
ALEXIS SAMS - TEACHER/CHOREOGRAPHER
“BONELESS” BRANDON ELLIS