In Caitlin's life, dance has been her passion. There is never a day where she is not dancing or finding a way to “jazz it up a little” in her everyday life. She was raised a dancer and was on a competitive dance team for nine years. She was trained in jazz, tap, ballet, modern, acrobatics, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, pilates and improv. The studio she danced at also had a community service team which she helped create; The Colby Dance Showstoppers, and was on that team for three years.
She is currently studying in sports medicine in relation to athletes to help them prevent and recover from injuries they acquire. She enjoys giving other people the happiness and life skills that she received growing up as a dancer. Dance is a large portion of her life and she is very thankful to be continuing her career with Virtuous Productions.
Emmanuel comes to us from Mendoza, Argentina. He grew up in an artistic family and spent much of his time in his Grandmothers Dance studio. There he discovered his passion for Dance. He trained in Ballroom, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Modern; and also learned the Folk Dances for all the Latin Countries. He also performed in Argentina's annual festival called, Vendimia, a 4 day festival celebrating the countries wine-making process. He came to the USA in 2011, joining some of his family and wanting to explore dance on a larger scale. He is a key addition to our studio and we know you will benefit from his talent and genuine care for our studio and all of our teachers and clients!
Derek specializes in mainly HipHop Dance and Freestyle. He teaches a variety of skills that help you train and understand your body and how to utilize it in the best way possible. He've danced his entire life and have trained under Sean Green for 3&1/2 years now. Derek have also performed in live events, such as Miami Heat Basketball Games and have competed in World of Dance Chicago and Orlando. He teaches all levels of dance, from intro to advanced, also all age groups from adolescent to adult.
Hayley Keith is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She started competitively dancing at the age of 12 and hasn’t stopped since! Hayley has 13+ years of experience in styles such as ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, modern, tap and jazz. Through high school, Hayley competitively performed on the varsity dance team years 2006-2010. She continued to take her passion to a collegiate level at Avila University, where she would compete in the UDA National Competition. Year after year, the Avila Glitter Girls took home 3rd place in both hip-hop & jazz, contemporary. From 2010-2013, Hayley remained a dedicated athlete and full time student, while maintaining a part time teaching job. From 2014-2015, Hayley took on an assistance director’s position at her home studio. Her competitive choreography received awards at nearly every regional competition in both hip-hop and lyrical. Although it was very sad to say goodbye to her dancers, Hayley moved to Florida in September, 2015 to start her video editing career with a local marketing agency, The Addiction Advisor. She now shares her passion for dance with the kiddos at Virtuous Productions, hoping to inspire, innovate, and motivate.
VP Founder, Ballroom Instructor, Stage Presence Coach & Acting for Camera
The past 16 years of her career has focused on the performing arts. First performing as a gymnast then training in dance at the Broadway Dance Center in New York. She has also trained as an actress at the New York Performance Works under various instructors such as; Matt Penn (Director "NYPD Blue", "L.A. Law", and "Loving") and Joan Di’Incecco (Original casting director of "All My Children"). She has worked many times in theater, film/television commercial and print. Since moving to Florida 12 years ago she has been working as a professional dance sport athlete, as well as performing and teaching children and adults ballroom dance, stage presence coaching & acting for camera. She opened Virtuous Productions on 5/12/03 at the athletic club in boca raton and grew the business there for 4 years until opening at the new location, 2880 N. Federal Hwy. in Boca Raton, Florida in Dec. 2007. A second location was opened in 2009 in downtown Delray’s Art’s District. Sarita has grown the business with a passion that can only come from one who understands her purpose beyond herself.
Michael founded the Theatre Forever Actors Studio in France in 1992. He created a popular Drama festival in 2003 that runs from May-July each year; presenting the works of Shakespeare, Moliere, Marivaux, Ribes etc.... Michael specializes in adaptations of William shakespeare, and has a Master's Degree in Comedy of the 16th & 17th century.He is recognized for his adaptations of Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Othello and Macbeth. While in France, Michael was in charge of communications for Elythe/France. He became the director/manager for Elythe/Florida upon his arrival to the USA in May 2011. In January 2012, Michael joined forces with Virtuous Productions to direct and develop the students skills in the above areas. We welcome the cultural enrichment Michael will bring to our community.
Hip Hop/Break DancingInstructor Javier also called "Bboy Spindian", his goals as a Bboy is to further the culture of Hip Hop by representing the art of Bboying as best as he possibly can. He aims to influence the youth by promoting overall creativity. He has been Bboying for 12 years, knows acrobatics, handstand balancing, strength core training, Bboy choreography and now is part of our VP Team.
Patricia Clarke a native of Nassau, Bahamas is a multi-talented dancer and instructor whose outstanding contribution to Performing Arts has impacted the local and international stage. In 2004 Patricia was crowned Miss Dance Bahamas where she reigned as ambassador. In 2007, she was recognized as the Most Outstanding Dancer for the State of Florida voted among her peers. She continues to earn numerous awards and titles for her achievements. Sharing her gifts with the community Patricia dances at many churches, special events and conferences. In 2007 she graduated from Eagles International Training Institute with a Ministry License in Dance. Patricia extensive background includes: Modern, Ballet, African, Lyrical, Jazz, Storytelling, Mime, Drama and Improvisation; where she executes it in the various dance productions and workshops that she hosts. July of 2012 Patricia was crowned Ms Florida Essence. She was also a great performer on the live television show Atlanta Live. She also served as a Motivational Speaker for Theodore Elyett’s Miss Teen Bahamas Pageant. Patricia currently resides in Boca Raton Florida. She is the Founder and Director of Signature Beauty. She is also a member of Jesus People Proclaim International Ministries Church, under the leadership of Pastor Billy S Thompson & Prophetess Cynthia Thompson where she serves as Dance and Performing Arts Director and a mentor for Girls of Grace Mentorship Program. In her leisure time she enjoys traveling, reading, writing and fine dinning.
Miami Heat Dancer in 2008, 2009 and 2010; she is currently completing her 3rd year with the team. Ashley is featured in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Sports Illustrated selected her to represent the Miami Heat Dance Team, in an article entitled, “The Girls Behind the NBA”. She has recently appeared as a dancer in music videos, award shows, and performances for artists: Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Nayer, Ludacris, Joey Montana, Daddy Yankee, Prince Royce and Andres Cuervo to name a few. Ashley has also made guest appearances on television shows with Telemundo and Univision. She is currently a college student at Florida Atlantic University, majoring in multimedia journalism. She was also a member of the FAU dance team in 2006-2007 and the Spanish River H.S. Dance Team, in Boca Raton, Fl. from 2002-2006. All along, Ashley has continued to pass on her talents thru teaching Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballet and Ballroom at Virtuous Productions; where she continues to further her own training in vocals and acting for camera.
View Ashley's latest video: "Live Your Life" by Pee Wee http://youtu.be/FelH4Q1eRaE
Alex works at Virtuous Productions to help the daily operations run smoothly in the afternoons and evenings. Chances are you will be greeted with her pleasant personality as you check into your classes. She is very creative and technologically gifted. Alex builds the email blasts and helps get our studio news out to you among many other things!