KRISTINE RODRIGUEZ B.S.ed, M.B.A.
Kristine is our Director, Founder and Instructor. She has over 25 years of experience instructing children and adults of all levels and ages, as well as 35 years of dance experience. A Miami Beach native, Kristine began her dancing, modeling and acting education at the age of 4, began competing in regional and national dance competitions at the age of 7, and has been active in the industry ever since. Kristine trained professionally at DancExchange, Inc., Ballet Etudes of South Florida, and Charles Drew Elementary School’s Magnet Dance and Drama program. She was a Miami Beach Senior High School's "Body & Soul" Dance Team member and was the SGA President, a Silver Knight nominee and spoke at her graduation. Kristine attended the University of Miami and earned a BS.ed in both Elementary Education & Theater Arts, graduated on the Dean’s List and was a Hurricanette for the Band of the Hour. While at university, she created the award winning Starlettes Hip Hop Dance Team for the City of Miami Beach. Kristine taught Kindergarten while earning her M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University. She created EPIC Dance Center in 2013 as a mobile dance company as she has always felt that professional and affordable dance classes should be experienced by every child. Through her ability and willingness to travel to the dancer, she has made dance accessible to all by expanding to several locations in South Florida. Kristine serves as the Dance Director, Performing Arts Coordinator, Co-Sponsor for the Middle & Upper School Thespian troupes, and Director of Auxiliary Programs at the prestigious Palmer Trinity School, where she continues to share her love of Dance!
Kristine’s Credits include: International print ads, Orange Bowl parades, national infomercials, bilingual commercials, Sabado Gigante, Telenovelas, Regional Ballet and Theater productions and choreography for Pirates of Penzance and In The Heights, Burn Notice, The Balancing Act, Rock of Ages, the Rose Bowl National Football Championship Halftime Show, Miami PAVAC, the New Years Day Rose Bowl Parade, Hurricanette Alumni Game Halftime Shows, Future Faces of America title holder, the Cinderella International Scholarship Pageant title holder, Miss. America Scholarship Preliminary Finalist.
ALYSSA CRUZ A.A. 2020
Alyssa attends Miami Dade College and is currently studying Sports Medicine. Originally from Miami, Alyssa over has 15 years of dance experience and training at Dance Unlimited and Dance Empire. She has experience in various styles of dance including ballet, acro, jazz, contemporary and hip hop. Alyssa has performed in the Macy’s parades through out Miami and has competed in multiple dance competitions as a member of the Palmetto Senior High School’s Dance Team, the Chattonettes. Alyssa believes in sharing and teaching children and adults the art of dance. She wishes to inspire these dancers and help them grow as performing artists.
NIA HINDS B.S. 2020
Nia is a Senior at the University of Miami and is currently studying Criminology and Political Science, and minoring in History and Anthropology. Originally from Burlington New Jersey, Nia has been dancing for nearly 20 years, during which she has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, acro/tumbling, modern, contemporary/lyrical, hip hop, heels, and pointe at Miss Sandy's Dance Steps and Arabesque Studio of Dance and Modeling. She went on to dance with En Pointe Studio in Pennsylvania in The Nutcracker, The Wizard of Oz, and The Little Mermaid, in which she performed a duet as one of Ursula's eels. During High School, Nia worked with the Philadelphia Dance Company, Philadanco, as a Junior Company member from 2011-2013. Nia is a current member of the University of Miami’s Hip Hop Dance Team, KAOS. Nia has also performed solos for the Opening Ceremony of Black Awareness Month, as well as preforming in heels for the opening performance for Homecoming in 2017.
SOFIA FOX A.A. 2021
Sofia comes from a unique background of Bellydance, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Gaga, Musical Theatre, Dance Composition, Butoh, and Dance Improvisation. She has trained vigorously from a young age with the Miami City Ballet School while participating in many student showcases and professional performances such as the Nutcracker and The Firebird. Moving on from the ballet world, she decided to explore more contemporary works with various dance directors and choreographers, such as Marie Louis-Garcia of Inmotion Dance Studio. There, she discovered her passion and began her focus as a contemporary dancer. At fifteen years of age, Sofia was admitted into the New World School of the Arts, one of the top and most awarded schools in the nation for Performing Arts. She has danced with the Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey Summer Intensives, National High School Dance Festival, Gaga Intensive (Batsheva Dance Company), and traveled and competed in national dance competitions. She attended Sarah Lawrence and has been studying dance in New York at Jenn Freeman Dance Intensives, Freelance dance workshops and has appeared in music video choreography projects in both Miami and New York. Sofia has returned to Miami to continue her professional dance training and to instruct the next generation of dancers.
Tiffany is a licensed occupational therapist and certified instructor for yoga, barre, and mat Pilates. She was born in Jamaica and has lived in Miami most of her life. Tiffany is passionate about helping women and children shift their mindset and live their best lives.
With over 14 years of experience working with struggling learners and several years as a yoga instructor, her programs aim to help children and adults harness their inner power to overcome everyday challenges. She found the love of yoga, barre and mat pilates and has fused these concepts to found Sweat Move Yoga (SWOGA) and Kidnetics, with the goal of making a positive impact on her community.
Traci Holstein is a long time Yogi and just recently acquired her Reiki certification. She has traveled the world studying yoga and mindfulness. Her mantra is always do your best and never give up. Traci also has an M.A. in Education and teaches Honors Anatomy and Physiology, Advanced Biology, and Advanced Environmental Science at a local private school.