Stella began her dance training in a Ballet-Tap-Tumble class at a young age. She holds a BFA in Dance and ...BA in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Arizona. Stella feels blessed to have had her passions of both performing and teaching dance combined with travel to teach and perform in 15 countries. Stella has taught ballet, tap, modern, hip hop, jazz, musical theater, contemporary, creative movement, improvisation and cheer to all ages since 2007. She has also completed the Horton pedagogy under Ana Marie Forsythe in New York City and studied flamenco extensively in Madrid, Spain. Stella's teaching style reflects her background, emphasizing the importance of strong technique with excellence in performance quality. Stella's performance credits include international tours with Ad Deum Dance Company, Arrows International, Belarus Xtreme Dance, Ballet Jazz di Italia, Rimini in Danza, Ballet Folklórico de Guadalajara, and local New York City performances with Footprints Dance Company, Helen Simoneau Danse, Atmosphere Dance Company, Broadway Blessing, and as a guest at Project Dance NYC. Stella also serves her community as a PMA® Comprehensive Certified Pilates Instructor in Manhattan.