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of Dance & Aerial Arts

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About Us

Star Academy of Dance and Aerial Arts offers quality training in a family-friendly environment. 

We offer classes for ages 18 months and up (including adults!) with all skill levels.

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About Our Owner

Caitlyn danced in the Tampa Bay area from the time she was 2 and trained in Aerial Silks and Lyra since she was 16. In 2017, she earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Management with a Minor in Ballet from the University of South Florida. She performed with the USF Sundolls Dance Team for 2 years, serving both as the Technique Captain and Social Media Manager, while also continuing to teach multiple classes and traveling as the Stage Manager for Step Up 2 Dance Competition. She has performed dance and aerial acts throughout the country, and you might have even seen her in a few local commercials for MOR TV and Moreno Bakery. Caitlyn opened Star Academy of Dance & Aerial Arts in 2019 and enjoys teaching her Dance and Aerial classes. She loves teaching all of her students and cannot wait to see them every week! 

Ballet, Acro, Jazz, Tap, & Lyrical Teacher
Competition Director


Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings

Star Academy Staff

Mrs. Katie


Katie has been dancing in the bay area for 20 years, and trained under Diane Partington and Rey Dizon. During her training she also worked with dancers and teachers from American Ballet Theater, Jose Carreno, and Robert DeWarren. She graduated from USF with a bachelor's degree in Marketing and a dance minor. While at USF, she performed works for Michael Foley, Paula Nunez, Maurice Causey, and Alonzo King Lines Ballet. Currently she is dancing with Revèlation Dance Company in Tampa. She has always had a passion for dance, especially ballet, and loves to pass on her knowledge to the next generation.

Ballet & Pointe, A Class for ME, & Toddler Time Teacher
Monday Mornings & Tuesday Evenings

Miss Morgan

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Morgan's bio coming soon! 

Aerial & Acro Teacher
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Evenings

Mrs. Molly

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Molly's bio coming soon! 

Tap, Ballet, Jazz, & Hip-Hop Teacher
Thursday Evenings

Mrs. Charmaine

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With over 50 years of professional ballet performing, teaching, choreographing, and directing, Charmaine brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes. She can't wait to meet her students in the Fall!

Ballet & Pointe Teacher
Monday & Wednesday Evenings

Miss Marivi

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Marivi's bio coming soon! 

Aerial Teacher
Tuesday & Thursday Evenings

Miss Madie


Madie is originally from Fairmont, West Virginia and started dancing when she was 6 years old. She graduated from Manatee School of the Arts in 2021 where she was captain of the Varsity Heat team. She now also has a sweet little baby girl named Harper - who hopes to be a ballerina in the future!

Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Acro, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, & Combo Teacher
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday Evenings

Miss Shechem

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Shechem's bio coming soon!

 Hip-Hop, Acro, & Ballet Teacher
Tuesday & Friday Evenings

Miss Lexi


Lexi has been dancing since she was 2 years old and she has a strong passion for the performance aspect and artistry of dance. She has been a dance instructor for over 9 years, with several of her pieces placing overall at competitions. She is so excited to pass down her knowledge of dance with fellow aspiring dancers from everywhere she has learned!

Contemporary, Leaps & Turns, and Ballet Teacher
Thursday Evenings

Miss Ruthie


Ruthie's bio coming soon!

Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Acro, and Combo Teacher
Friday Evenings and Saturday Mornings

Miss Kalia


Kalia's bio coming soon!

Aerial, Combo, & Musical Theater Teacher
Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings

Star Academy Guest Instructors & Choreographers


Mrs. Morgan

Mr. Josh

Miss Courtney

Star Academy Assistants

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Our Address:

308 7th St. W.

Palmetto, FL 34221


(941) 722-4266

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