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Experienced Teachers

Jennifer Travieso

Jennifer Travieso


From the very young age of 3, Jennifer Travieso discovered her love and passion for dance while training at Heidi & Joe's Dance Center. Her love for dance blossomed over the years as she continued to dance in other local dance studios, where she excelled in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and more. Even at such a young age, Jennifer began to show her talents while performing in different competitions and recitals at a very advanced level. Jennifer had the privilege to participate in several regional competitions, and at the age of 15 she competed at a National Dance Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada winning numerous awards and Top High Scores. Jennifer has also performed in the downtown Disney's magic Days. She continued competing and performing throughout the years as a member of her high school dance team, The Felix Varela Enchanters.

After high school, Jennifer decided to continue dancing at the collegiate level. She was proud member of the Florida International University Golden Dazzler Dance Team, where she performs alongside other talented dancers. Jennifer's passion for teaching extends boyond the dance world, as she studied Elementary Education at Florida International University. Recently, Jennifer began choreographing for her high school dance team, and her dances were featured in various state competitions.

In 2010 Jennifer decided to open Spotlight Dance Academy and turn her dreams into reality. Over the last couple of years, Jennifer has made the name Spotlight Dance Academy synonymous with success. With her behind the helm, Spotlight has won multiple Presidential Cups, Top Score, and Choreography awards, among many other accolades. With all the hard work, dedication, and passion for dance that Jennifer has experienced, she hopes to make Spotlight Dance Academy Miami's most talented dance studio.

Alexandra Rodriguez

Jazz Teacher

Alexandra Rodriguez began dancing at the age of 5. She trained in jazz and competed in her schools dance team. After competing in numerous regional dance competitions, she furthered her training in other styles of dance such as lyrical, hip hop, ballet, and pointe. Alexandra is currently enrolled in the dance program at John A. Ferguson Senior High and has been dancing on Spotlight Dance Academy's competition team for the past four years. She has won various awards with this team and as a soloist including Runner Up-Miss Primetime, Miss Diva, Scholarship awards, Top Three, and overall positions as well as 4th Overall at Showbiz National Competition. Alexandra has also been a part of Presidential Cup winning groups and National Finalists. Her love for dance continues to grow as she teaches and continues to compete at Spotlight Dance Academy.

Kelly Rodriguez

Belly Dance Teacher

Kelly is a Miami based belly dance performance artist, instructor and choreographer. A native of Venezuela, Kelly fell in love with Middle Eastern dance and culture in 2001 under the direction of internationally-renowned instructor Virginia. Her talent and drive made her the obvious choice of assistant director and lead dancer in Virginia's company, Wa Nour Al Ayun. With the company, Kelly has performed for international audiences in Argentina, Egypt, France and throughout the US. As a soloist, Kelly's flawless performances and innovative choreographies have made her a favorite in South Florida. In 2006 she was invited to compete on the famous television show "Sabado Gigante" where she placed first above dancers from around the world. She currently conducts classes in different locations throughtout South Miami. In 2012 she founded Belly by Kelly LLC, a professional performance and instructional company.

Yaima Mendez Rivero

Dance Teacher

Lester Carvajales


Jacqueline Sanchez

General Manger