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. 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.
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.
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 DANCE INSTRUCTOR
Miss Kate began working with Dancekidz in 2019 and has over 14 years of dance teaching experience. Kate started studying Ballet at the age of 3 and eventually added Jazz, Modern and Tap to her repertoire. She toured Europe three times with Movement Laboratory's Goodwill Through Dance student exchange program. After high school, Kate went on to graduate with a bachelor's degree in the Arts from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Although Kate can teach dance to any age group, she has found that preschoolers are her favorite students!
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 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 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 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 Bianca DANCE INSTRUCTOR/GYMNASTIC COACH
Bianca danced competitively and loved the gymnastics floor growing up. She trained at Jessica Morgan School Of Dance since the age of two in various technical styles. She wanted to continue her training where she graduated with a BFA in Dance with a concentration in Jazz and a minor in Broadcasting. She has worked with choreographers like Travis Wall, Dwight Rhoden, Renny Harris and Brian Enos from the Hubbard Street dance, Kiesha Lalama, Kiki Lucas, Ron Tassone and many others. Bianca already started following her dreams when she participated in the hit show So You Think You Can Dance on Season 12, her senior year of college. After graduation she joined the cast of Disney Cruise Line to be part of the show “Frozen” on the Disney Wonder. You might spot her on the tv screen in a Sheetz commercial or two and she is choreographing and teaching in other cities as well, including Pittsburgh CLO and is on faculty at the Abby Lee Dance Company.
Bianca is also living some of her dreams working as a Judge and teaching for various dance competitions and conventions such as Thrive Dance Experience, Headliners, Creation Dance Champs, Wild About Dance , Onstage America and All Out Dance Competition. She also loved working for Disney again with their Disney Musicals in Schools program choreographing and putting on full musicals within the public schools in Pittsburgh. She just recently moved to Los Angeles and signed with Go2 Talent Agency and is excited to continue her dreams.