Star Academy Staff
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
Morgan's bio coming soon!
Aerial & Acro Teacher
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Evenings
Molly's bio coming soon!
Tap, Ballet, Jazz, & Hip-Hop Teacher
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
Marivi's bio coming soon!
Tuesday & Thursday Evenings
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
Shechem's bio coming soon!
Hip-Hop, Acro, & Ballet Teacher
Tuesday & Friday Evenings
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
Ruthie's bio coming soon!
Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Acro, and Combo Teacher
Friday Evenings and Saturday Mornings
Kalia's bio coming soon!
Aerial, Combo, & Musical Theater Teacher
Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings
Star Academy Guest Instructors & Choreographers
Star Academy Assistants