Meet our Teachers
A dance teacher helps their students find the song in their heart, the beat in their feet, and a passion for life!
Alicia Bravo has over 20 years of training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acro, lyrical, and contemporary. Alicia attended Arizona School for the Arts for 4 years where she trained at Ballet Arizona focusing on ballet, pointe and modern classes. She danced on Elite competitive teams for nine years where she has won numerous dance awards and scholarships. She has traveled the US taking classes at various professional companies such as The Edge in LA, and Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
Alicia has choreographed and directed various projects for the Agua Fria High School Dance and Drama department in 2012 and 2013. She graduated Rocky Mountain College with Honors and a degree in Physical Education and Health, minoring in Business Management. She also received her Child Development Associate Credential. She performed with Terpsichore Modern Dance Company in Billings, Montana for 2 years. In 2014 to 2016 she was a dancer for the Indoor Football League’s Billings Wolves. Alicia has taught and judged for various dance studios, gyms, and high schools in Montana and Arizona since 2013. Ms. Alicia has been teaching preschool at local schools since 2016 and is passionate about Early Childhood Education. Alicia’s creativity and love for dance has sparked an eagerness to inspire young dancers everywhere.
Leticia has studied at different studios in the West Valley since a very young age. Leticia discovered her love for the creative art of choreography as a young teenager. She took serious roles of leadership in both her performance lines and pom squad. During college, Leticia was a member of the Moving Company at Scottsdale Community College, Glendale Community college Dance Company, as well as Grand Canyon University’s dance Company. She believes that ongoing dance education is of the utmost importance to her teaching. Leticia's choreography is recognized throughout the valley. She has taught various classes to students all around the west valley. She believes that the arts enrich the life of dancers and families in addition to building the community through cultural awareness. Leticia hopes to be a catalyst for young people that are in search of finding joy in the art of dance. Leticia strives to deliver the highest quality of dance training, while nurturing each student’s unique gift of talent and creativity. Leticia encourages all dancers to achieve their fullest potential.
Valerie's first word as a child was "go" and she has been going ever since. She received her Bachelor's in Dance Performance and Psychology at Ball State University. She also had a global dance career performing in Japan, England, Ghana, and throughout the United States. Valerie made Chicago her home for 15 years where she co-founded Rebound Dance, a not for profit production company, and was resident choreographer for two musical theater companies. She taught ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and modern at various school in Chicago and her hometown studio in Michigan. In 2009, Valerie fell in love with classical Pilates and received her comprehensive certification. In 2019, Valerie received Pilates Method Alliance certificate, a true honor.
Valerie believes anyone and everyone can learn how to dance! And dance class does not just teach dance- hard work, leadership, dedication, creativity, the list goes on and on. Ms. Valerie then moved to Arizona and met the Bravo ladies right away. They bonded immediately and Valerie has always been part of the family.
Ariana has been a dancer and gymnast since she was 3 years old. She has trained in all styles of dance. Ariana discovered her passion for teaching at age 16 and has been doing it since. As a competitive gymnastics coach, she specializes in teaching acro/tumbling as well as tap. Tap is one of her favorite styles of dance. She continues to develop her skills while she continues to practice and perform with the “Tap 24.7” company.
Audrey has been dancing for over 15 years. She has trained in styles from Breaking/Hip Hop to Ballet and Modern. She is currently studying at Grand Canyon University as a Dance Education Major with a minor in Business. She was selected to travel to Rome for the New Year’s Day Parade. One of Audrey’s favorite things about dance is being able to teach the next generation of artists.