Adriana has so enriched my daughter’s life through dance that we would follow her anywhere! Miss A has impeccable training - including teacher certification by the American Ballet Theater - and is a marvelously loving, positive person. It is a joy to watch her teach any children.
My daughter, Melissa, has developmental disabilities that take a special touch from a teacher along with an active interest in solving the puzzle of how to adapt dance teaching methods to meet Melissa’s unique learning needs. Miss A has the skill, the patience, and, so remarkably, the passion to help Melissa learn to dance!
Our time with Miss A began in late 2011, with group lessons and performances in the unique Santa Monica adaptive dance performance program, Free 2 Be Me Dance, hosted at the Westside School of Ballet. About a year later, in August 2012, Melissa started private ballet lessons (and sometimes tap lessons) with Ms. A. We have continued weekly, now into our sixth year, (with only one break, for the arrival of Adriana's adorable baby girl!) Ms. A does it all - formal ballet and tap, expressive dance, choreographed pieces to Melissa’s favorite music, rehearsal of performance pieces… I hope to continue for years to come!