Our Faculty

Owner/Artistic Director

Anne has been sharing her passion for dance and mentorship with students for over 30 years. She is a proud member of More Than Just Great DancingTM and Dance Educators of America. She began teaching for Encore Dance Theatre in 1992 and has owned it since 2012. Anne beams with pride over the many accomplishments of her students and her studio.

Our Faculty

Deana is from Orlando, Florida. She had the honor of being a New York City Radio City Music Hall Rockette for several seasons. Among her other accomplishments are: the TV show Glee, Smash, Bad Romance music video with Lady Gaga, PSA with Beyonce, performed with Jennifer Lopez at the American Music Video Awards, America’s Got Talent, and can be seen dancing with Lady Gaga in the MTV Video Awards. She has worked with prestigious artists and choreographers including assisting the Emmy award winning SYTYCD choreographer, Tessandra Chavez. She has also performed in the Equity production of Beauty and the Beast at Disney World as well as a high-kick dancer in Universal Studios.

Rebekah has been dancing at Encore Dance Theatre since the age of 2. She has been competing and performing for the past 12 years and has received multiple overall awards. In 2016-2017 she was an asssitant for the dance convention Intrigue and had the opportunity to choreograph, asssit and learn from some of the industries best instructors. Summer of 2018 she was accepted to the prestigious Alvin Ailey program in NYC. This year she was awarded for her choreography and is excited to share her love of dance with Encore’s students this season.

German’s studies in classical ballet, jazz and modern dance were completed at Les Grands Ballet Canadiense in Montreal, York University in Toronto, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts. German danced professionally with Boston Ballet, Ballet de Montreal, Ballet Florida and was a guest dancer with Compañia Colombiana de Ballet. Mr. Dager has been teaching and coaching dancers since 1986. He is a certified classical ballet teacher by examination.
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Melissa Delatorre started her dance journey at 5 years old right here at Encore Dance Theatre! Growing up, she won awards with her competitive team and performed at local and state events at places like Disney World and Universal Studios. While at the University of Florida she fell in love with teaching and choreographing, and continues to develop her dance education through opportunities such as Dance Teacher Summit in NYC and Ballet Austin in Texas. Being able to watch dancers grow and have fun is what she loves most. Melissa is proud to have been teaching in South Florida since 2011 and looks forward to sharing her passion with all of the students this season!

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Alicia studied classical ballet under respected former ballerina Magda Auñon. In 2015, she was invited to study at the Ellison Ballet professional training program in New York. Shortly after graduating from the program, Alicia stayed in New York and went on to dance professionally. She now teaches ballet and contemporary to a variety of ages and levels across south florida, and is finishing her degrees in criminal justice and psychology.

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Cindy Dale Grossman studied Classical Ballet and Modern Dance at the American Ballet Theatre and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, in New York. Ms. Grossman performed with the American Ballet Theatre, the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, and the Stuttgart Ballet, at Lincoln Center and other venues in New York, Washington D.C., and Chicago. She was a soloist with the Richmond Ballet Company. Her passion is to train and inspire young dancers in Classical Ballet and Modern technique, and share her love of Dance.

Tori began dancing at Encore when she was three years old. She was on the competition team where she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, acro and lyrical. Tori recently graduated with her bachelors degree in business management. We are delighted that Tori has come back home to EDT!

Priya Nair has been a part of the Encore family for 16 years. She has been training here since she was three years old and has attended various dance conventions and competitions throughout her dance career. Priya has danced at the Miami heat pre-show as well as in a Dance the Magic Disney Parade. She participated in the Imagination choreography competition and was awarded 1st runner up. She loves being able to share her love for dance with all her students.

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Marlee has been a veteran of Encore Dance Theatre for 27 years. She has a Bachelors Degree in Exceptional Student Education with a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. Marlee has a special talent to work with all levels. In her dance career she has performed with Ballet Met, The Power Rangers, and the Orange Bowl parade to name a few.

Heydi graduated with honors from the National School of Ballet in Havana, Cuba and became a “Character and Ballet Instructor” at The Havana’s National School of the Arts. Heydi danced for the National Spanish Ballet of Havana where they combined classical ballet with Flamenco Dance. She has danced in productions such as La Fille Mal Gardee, Bayadera, Coppelia, The Nutcraker , Divertimento(modern), AIDA (Full Production) with the Florida Grand Opera in Miami, Florida, and performed The Witches of Salem with the “Ballet Flamenco La Rosa. Performed for three years at the “Raue Center for the Arts” as a guest artist with “The Berkshire Ballet Theatre” in Chicago.