Dancekidz mobile dance studio Los Angeles, CA

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About Us

BRINGING THE FUN TO YOU, SINCE 2004

Founded in 2004, Dancekidz is a mobile dance and gymnastics company that brings quality performing arts education to area preschools, elemntary schools, parks and to your backyard with Dancekidz Delivers. Using an assortment of props and costumes, our curriculum is designed to bring out your child's imagination. Nothing is more exciting and engaging than dancing with a magical wand, or to playing pretend while wearing a mask, hat or boa!

Our mission and passion has been to create a fun loving, safe experience for children to grow, learn and develop a love for dance and gymnastics. We believe that the Dancekidz custom curriculum will enhance learning in school, improve social skills and teamwork, develop coordination and creativity, and most importantly, build confidence and self esteem.

tap and ballet classes for young children in LA

 

MEET OUR TEACHERS

All Dancekidz instructors have been dancing their whole life and have a true passion for working with small children. Each is First Aid and CPR certified; licensed by the state of California; fingerprinted; and vetted through an extensive background check. Our instructors have been carefully selected and trained so every child can learn to dance in a loving, positive environment.

 

Niki Waltrin

Miss Niki
FOUNDER | DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Miss Niki began Dancekidz in 2004. She has been teaching for 25 years, and is a certified gymnastics coach, as well as a member of the
Canadian Dance TeacherAssociation. Her true love is dancing with children at the preschool age.
Niki started her professional dancing career in Toronto, Canada as a Toronto Argonaut Sundancer for the CFL (Canadian Football League). She performed in many TV shows, award ceremonies, as well as musical theater shows; her favorite being the role of "Mrs. Potiphar" in the musical JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.
Miss Niki toured through South America and the Caribbean with Holland America Cruise line as dance captain. Niki was lead choreographer, dancer and singer At the Deerhurst resort where Shania Twain started. Niki can be seen in movies such as SUPERSTAR, CHEATERS, and CHICAGO as Catherine Zeta-Jones' sister.

 

Miss Kate

Miss Hannah
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Hannah Kamperin discovered her love for dancing at the age of 6 and pursued her passion in her hometown in the Washington D.C area. Through the years she has developed a diverse background in dance having trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, tap, hip hop, and ballroom. She has had the opportunity to perform on stages such as The Kennedy Center, The Staples Center, The MGM Grand Garden Arena, and many more. She has displayed her talents around the world by touring internationally and nationally with various dance companies and artists.  Hannah has been teaching and sharing her passion for dance with children all across the country ages 2-16 for almost 10 years, winning numerous awards for her choreography and education. 

 

Miss Kayla

Miss Kayla
DANCE INSTRUCTOR/GYMNASTIC COACH

Kayla Lynn was born and raised in Minnesota, where her mom owned a dance studio. This is where she discovered her true passsion for loving the art of dance.
She was a competition dancer who learned the value of versatility at a young age. Since the age of 14, Kayla developed her artistry at Performing Arts School as a dance major. Her well-rounded performing arts training has given her experiences dancing on stage, camera and acting in commericials, movies,
and short films. 
She recently was on Tengo Talento Mucho Taleto dancing latin. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, BFA in Dance Theater at AMDA college of the Performing Arts.

 

 

Miss Elida

Miss Elida
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Elida de Fazio was born in Carmel, California and has spent most of her life traveling between Europe and the United States. She has been dancing for twenty years and has trained in the styles of ballet, contemporary, modern, lyrical, jazz, tap, and ballroom. She grew up training at Santa Clarita Ballet Academy and was graduated “with Distinction”. She also trained with various companies around the world, such as the American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet School, Alvin Ailey in New York City, the Westside School of Ballet in Los Angeles, State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, as well as the Teatro Golden and I.A.L.S. in Rome, Italy. In competition, Miss Elida placed in the top 12 at the Youth American Grand Prix. She has a guest professional artist in a ballet production of the Nutcracker, and she has been cast in multiple short films as a dancer and as an actor.
Miss Elida continues to go to college working towards her Bachelor’s in Communications and eventually dreams of going to Graduate school for Psychology. Miss Elida began teaching children six to fifteen years of age during her summers abroad. This is what sparked her passion for teaching. She has taught at GOT Rhythm Dance and Performing Arts Center and Montecito School of Ballet. She trained others in technique, ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary. She continues to teach and serve others by helping them discover happiness and true self-expression through dance. Teaching with Dancekidz has given her an opportunity to connect with younger children and see dance through their eyes. She has found a love for helping them find joy-in-movement.

 

Miss Rachel

Miss Rachel
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Miss Rachel began dancing at age three in Boston, Massachusetts and continued to train in various styles of dance upon moving to North Carolina. She attended intensive programs with UNCSA, Joffrey South Ballet, and Carolina Ballet as a full scholarship recipient. In 2017, she graduated from the University of South Carolina, Magna Cum Laude, with a BA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a Minor in Business Administration. Following graduation, she joined the U.S. International Ballet Company where she performed in many local productions. Through them she also trained and performed in Italy with the Piacenza Art Ballet.

Miss Rachel began teaching dance five years ago and found a passion for teaching young children. She then became ‘Ballet Mistress’ for a competitive dance studio in NC, as well as an instructor for a Ballroom dance studio. She has recently relocated to LA and is excited to continue sharing her love of dance with Dancekidz!

 

Miss Bella

Miss Bella
DANCE INSTRUCTOR/GYMNASTIC COACH

Miss Bella was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has trained in the styles of ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, broadway style heels, Latin styles and ballroom styles. Miss Bella has been teaching for 6 years and dancing for 17 years. She graduated college with her bachelor’s in dance theater in October of 2020. She has trained under many teachers. She’s been a part of company’s such as Cincinnati ballet company, ballet tech Ohio, and performing arts ensemble in grade school and high school.
Miss Bella stands out with her of her kind and caring personality. As a dancer, it’s her elongated lines, fluidity, technical aspects, and dynamics that stand out. She has a soft and traditional approach that can be open to new ways of moving and exploring a different side of herself through her artistry.

 

Miss Giselle

Miss Giselle
DANCE INSTRUCTOR
 

Giselle Gutierrez is from San Antonio, TX, and has grown up in the dance world since she was five. Her dance career began at a local studio named Studio 10 run by Pat Holbrook.  She mainly fell in love with Broadway, however as the years went by, she discovered a TV show called ABDC and fell in love with urban dance. She stopped dancing in her middle school years to pursue cheerleading, but once she started high school, she joined her school’s dance team, The Antonian Silver Dancers. Her coach, Drea Pena-Kocian, with the help of the assistant coach, Diandra Buckley, played a massive role in helping Giselle make the decision to pursue dance seriously and go to Los Angeles.

From then on, Giselle has danced contemporary, ballet, jazz, broadway, hip hop, and many other dance styles. She has graduated from AMDA-LA and has found a new passion for teaching kids. Her goal is to explore all aspects of the dance industry and share her knowledge with her students and peers. She has been a part of a Purpose Media Production visual named “So Pretty,” A short film called “Can We Even Feel at all?” created by Hannah Gallagher, and her first live show with MAD Program LA. She also enjoys seeing the dance world behind the camera and uses filmmaking to inspire her craft and merge her two favorite career paths. Besides dance, Giselle loves watching shows, working out, cooking, and spending time with her partner.

 

Miss Haide

Miss Natalie
DANCE INSTRUCTOR
Natalie began dancing at the age of 2 years old in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She started with ballet, tap and tumbling, and by the age of 6 was training in all styles that were offered. Natalie began dancing competitively at the age of 14 with her dance studio, as well as with her high school in jazz, pom, and hip-hop categories. She then attended the University of Akron where she obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Dance with a Business Cognate, as well as being a 4 year member of their D1A collegiate dance team where she performed at all of the university's football games, mens and womens basketball games, community events, and dance nationals.

Since high school, Natalie has been teaching all ages and styles of dance at Danceworks Dance Studio and North Royalton Dance Academy (both in OH). Throughout college she also traveled and attended various master classes to further her training. She began training at The Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh, PA weekly leading up to her move to Los Angeles, where she now teaches at their Santa Monica location. She now dances professionally in LA and is on her way to obtaining her MBA remotely from UA.

 

Bio Coming soon!

 

Miss Haide

Miss Haide
OFFICE MANAGER

Bio Coming soon!