Armour Dance Theatre’s Hispanic Faculty and Staff

Our team is made of a diverse and dynamic group of people. In celebration of Hispanic heritage month, we want to highlight our faculty and staff!

Camila Gil

 

Camila Gil born in Bogota, Colombia.

Camila holds a Masters in Global Governance from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies & Political Science from the University of Miami. She is also an alum of the Armour Dance Theatre Program.  She has held various roles at the organization such as Director of Community Programs. She is currently the Executive Director.

 

 

 

 

Addyson Fonte

 

Addyson Fonte was born in Miami of Cuban descent.

Addyson is a former Armour Dance Theatre student and attended New World School of the Arts and Miami-Dade Community College. She has held various roles in the organization she is currently the Marketing Director for Armour Dance Theatre.

 

 

Scarlett Quinto

Scarlett Quinto was born in Miami of Colombian and Honduran descent.

Scarlett graduated high school at New World School of The Arts and has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Florida and New World School of the Arts. She is a former student of Armour Dance Theatre and is now the Executive Assistant at the organization.

Mariana Alvarez was born in Havana, Cuba.

Ms. Alvarez performed for five years with The National Ballet of Washington where she worked with renowned choreographer, Ben Stevenson. She also performed as a soloist with the Ballet Nacional de Caracas in Venezuela and with the San Francisco Ballet. She is a lead member of the Armour Dance Theatre ballet faculty.

Melissa Verdecia

Melissa Verdecia, Miami native of Cuban descent.

Melissa attended New World School of the Arts where she graduated summa cum laude in 2008. In 2012, Melissa went on to earn her BFA in dance from The Juilliard School under the direction of Larry Rhodes. Melissa was a company member at  Ballet Hispanico for nine seasons. After retiring from Ballet Hispanico she is now a member of Armour Dance Theatre’s artistic faculty.

 

 

 

 

Natasha Williams

Natasha Williams was born in Miami of Cuban descent.

Natasha is a graduate of New World School of the Arts High School Dance Division and holds a Masters in Business Management from Florida International University and is also an alumnus of Jacob’s Pillow. She is a part of Armour Dance Theatre’s artistic faculty team teaching tap.

Angelica Diaz was born in Havana, Cuba.

In 2004, Ms. Diaz received her B.A. in Dance Education from Florida International University, receiving an award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Dance. She is a member of the artistic faculty at Armour Dance Theatre teaching ballet.

Natalie Axley

Ms. Axley danced with the Milwaukee Ballet Company for two years and performed with the Miami City Ballet for two seasons in the Nutcracker and Serenade. Ms. Axley also danced with Freddick Bratcher Dance Company for five seasons. She is an artistic faculty member teaching ballet and jazz at our community programs.

Maria Teresa del Real

Maria Teresa held the position of Principal Ballerina with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, the Royal Ballet of Flanders, and the English National Ballet. She is a member of the ballet artistic faculty team.

Ana Guzman born in Honduras.

Ana Guzman is a site director at Armour Dance Theatre’s Miami Gardens Community Program site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alma Miyares

Alma Miyares born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

 Alma Miyares is a site director at Armour Dance Theatre’s Goulds Community Program site.

Monica Asencio born in Miami of Cuban descent.

Monica Ascencio is our homework teacher at Armour Dance Theatre’s Little Haiti Community Program site.

 

 

 

Hilda Narvaez

Hilda Narvaez born in Bogota, Colombia.

Hilda Narvaez is a counselor at Armour Dance Theatre’s Miami Gardens Community Program site.

 

 

 

Abigail Ortiz was born in Miami of Puerto Rican descent.

Abigail Ortiz is a counselor at Armour Dance Theatre’s Miami Gardens Community Program site.