The Staff at Pro Dance Academy is carefully selected for their experience and expertise in their related fields. We believe in the importance of instructors having extensive knowledge in their respective styles, as well as the ability to “do” what they teach. This knowledge and ability comes from a wide array of opportunities including but not limited to dance training, performance experience, professional experience, and coaching experience. Bringing our diverse backgrounds to the studio offers a comprehensive learning experience in a fun environment.
Our staff loves what we do and it shows! Our dancers are more than just students to us. They are like our own children and we take pride in them. We share in their joys, frustrations, excitements and challenges. When we see a child finally get the move he or she has been struggling with, or master techniques they’ve been working so hard on, or come off the stage after their performance smiling from ear to ear, we know we’ve succeeded in our job to instill confidence and self-esteem through the love of dance.
” I just love seeing how much she loves dance because we have tried so many things. I also am so grateful for your staff. They are so nice and my daughter loves them.” -Casey
Each recital our staff performs a teacher dance to show our students that, no matter your age, dance is a life long love and something you are always able express yourself through.
Mrs. Miranda began her dance training at the age of seven and has over 30 years teaching experience. Her choreography has received numerous awards for “Best Overall”, “Highest Choreography”, and 1st place at regional and national competitions as well as national and international recognition with dance troupe tours. As the captain and choreographer of her college dance team, Miranda was able to carry her squad to a 14th nationwide ranking.
Professionally, Miranda was a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader for the 2003-2004 NFL season and a member of their elite “Show-team” traveling nationwide representing the Dolphins organization for performances and appearances. She was also a member of the Sweethearts for Soldiers (2011-2012) a non-profit organization of alumni NFL and NBA cheerleaders who volunteer their time for performances and appearances throughout each military division nationally and internationally, and a member of the Science Cheerleaders (2011-current), comprised of professional cheerleaders with degrees and careers in the science industry. She has been a back up dancer for Third Eye Blind and top name Country Artists during their “Thunder Road” Concert, a two-time performer for the Jacksonville Jaguars half-time show, and judge for numerous college and professional dance team auditions.
Miranda has been the Director of Venom Dancers for the Carolina Cobras NAL Semi-Pro Football Team, Director of Cheerleaders for the NJ Revolution CIFL Semi-Pro Football Team and Dance Team Director for the NE vs. NJ All-Star Football Classic. Miranda was also the NC Regional Director for Going Pro Entertainment (2010-2017), a national organization comprised of alumni NFL, NBA, and NHL cheerleaders, where she consulted pro cheerleader hopefuls in all facets of the audition process for professional cheerleading/dance teams. To date, Miranda has coached, choreographed for and consulted dancers who have made the Miami Dolphins (NFL), Atlanta Falcons (NFL), Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL), NY Jets (NFL), NJ Ironmen (MLS), NJ Devils (NHL), Jacksonville Tomcats (AFL), Tampa Bay Storm (AFL), and Jacksonville Barracudas (NHL) professional cheerleading and dance teams.
In addition to Miranda’s dance experience, she also has a Masters Degree in Psychology, is a published author, a certified group exercise instructor for Les Mills through the Jerry Long YMCA and has 3 beautiful children with her college sweetheart and husband Josh.
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