Miss Yadhira is extremely excited to return to teaching ballet after a short hiatus to start a family. Although a long time Florida resident, Miss Yadhira started her training in classical ballet in Puerto Rico which she then continued here in Orlando with James Dance Center and at Rollins College. During that time she had the opportunity to study and learn from Carla Maxwell, Limon Dance, and Silvia Waters amongst others.
In addition to her studies in dance, Miss Yadhira has experience in theater, music and voice performance as well as her JD from Florida A&M. She has studied dance since the age of 3 but truly fell in love with ballet while at JDC. This has given her the opportunity to see how dance has grown in Orlando and loves being a part of the local dance community. She truly loves being able to pass on her love for the arts to her students. While her main focus has been ballet and pointe she has been fortunate to teach and choreograph for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Miss Yadhira is excited for the opportunity to continue to pursue her passion for dance and teaching and see her students find the same love for the arts.
Courtney started dancing when she was two and a half years old and hasn’t stopped since. She originally hales from the suburbs of Boston where she received her training as a dancer and a teacher at a studio coincidentally called Just Dance. During her competitive career, Courtney won numerous overall placements, special awards, and titles.
After graduating high school, she went on to attend college at University of Massachusetts Amherst where she received her degree in Hospitality and Tourism management. During her time at UMass, she became a founding member of the UMass Dance Company which is now the most auditioned for and most competitive dance group on the school’s campus. During the summers while in college, Courtney spent her time at LeLachuer Park with the Lowell Spinners (the single A minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) as their dance team’s captain and choreographer. Currently, Courtney can be seen dancing in Pirate’s Dinner Adventure’s Cirque Magique show.
Some of her other performance accolades include dancing in the opening number for the Radio City Rockette’s Christmas Spectacular at the Wang Theater, performing at Boston’s TD Garden and Fenway Park, and dancing on HGTV’s Spontaneous Construction. Although she loves to perform, Courtney’s true passion lies in teaching. She is elated to call Just Dance Studios her new home and cannot wait to share her love of dance with the Just Dance Family.
Born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, Megan Gerth’s passion for dance started as soon as she could walk with formal studies and training beginning at the age of 3 at Palm Beach Ballet Center, under the direction of Joan Miller. Her 18 years of dance training has included Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, Choreography, Tap and Jazz dance.
She was admitted into UNCSA College program where she graduated with a BFA from the dance department. Ms. Gerth worked with Emotions Dance Company for the 2013 season where she discovered her true passion was teaching. Since then, she has taught at local studios around Orlando, and is excited to be joining the Just Dance Studio this year!
A Central Florida native, Aaron started dance classes at 5 years old after his parents put him into tumbling because he was always flipping around the house. He fell in love with dance – and has been dancing ever since.
Aaron has danced professionally at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. Aaron has performed at dinner theaters, conventions, clubs, and industrials. The highlights of his career include dancing for the National and International Tours of Sesame Street Live, Disneyfest Taiwan Tour, and being the dance captain for Holland America Cruise Lines where he travelled the world. He loves all forms of dance, but his favorites are jazz, tap, and lyrical! He is very excited to be joining the JUST DANCE family, and looks forward to passing on his love of the art of dance to future generations!