About us

We inspire and train the next generation of leaders

Dance Academy offers ballet, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, tap, musical theatre, acro and boys classes for all ages and levels. Our small class sizes allow us to give every child the attention they deserve, while instilling confidence and an appreciation for the performing arts.

Our history

Since we opened our doors in 2014, Dance Academy has continued to inspire young dancers in Kansas City to take their place in the spotlight, on and off the stage. We are thrilled to offer affordable, top-notch dance programs at our state-of-the-art facility in downtown KC. Our well-rounded, progressive curriculum is led by highly qualified instructors and provides a professional and safe dance environment for our students.

Our goal

Dance Academy’s mission is to:

Connect kids with community

Create confident kids

Teach life skills students take with them forever

We encourage, challenge, and inspire every student.

We look forward to working with your child.


Dance academy instructors

Adriana Albescu
studio owner

Valentina García
ballroom instructor

Reese Witherspoon
dance instructor

Ashley Henderson
dance instructor

Elena Lopez
dance instructor

Mathew Carron
studio owner

Margaret Quigly
ballet instructor

Mathew Carron
studio owner

Maria Perez
program leader


We teach life skills

Dance Academy is committed to enriching the lives of children in our community through the arts.

Your child will shine at Dance Academy even if they do not aspire to pursue a professional dance career.

We install confidence, discipline, responsibility, and respect, all while helping kids achieve a deep love for dance.

Dance Academy Offers:
Dance classes for students ages 2 to Adult

Recreational classes with a year-end recital

Award-winning competitive dance teams


We connect kids with community


What family and friends are saying

I’m not sure where I’d be in life without my dance teachers and my studio. It was my home away from home and they’re my people. I still visit the studio today, often reminiscing about all the memories I made there.


Austin Roberson
Kansas City, KS

Dance instilled confidence in me and provided me with a community of people I could trust. My teachers constantly encouraged and challenged me to become the best version of myself in dance and life in general. The skills and values I acquired through dance still impact my life today, and I am forever grateful!


Paige Gurley
Dallas, TX

Growing up, all I could think about was dance. No matter what I was doing, I was constantly dreaming of my next dance class. Throughout my dance career, I developed a confidence that I still carry with me today in all areas of my life. Dance has inspired me to do everything with hard work and excellence!


Stephanie Penderton
Bloomington, IL

My dance teachers helped to shape me into who I am today. When I was a child, I looked up to my teachers and aspired to have that type of impact on students of my own someday. Now, here I am years later teaching dance full time and living my dream! I can honestly say dance truly changed my life.


Amanda Kelley
Cincinnati, OH

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