Susie is the proud Owner and Creative Director of Show Stopper Dance Studio, where she directs the program to its entirety as well as the studio's dance company.
OPEN CLASSES: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Heels, Adv. Jazz Funk, Flamenco Fundamentals, Stage Experience, Femme Funk
MEMBERSHIP CLASSES: Advanced Contemporary
Born in Hollywood FL, Brian has been teaching dance for more than 10 years in South Florida. He has trained in hip-hop choreography, B-boyin’, tricking, popping, and contemporary. Brian has worked for various artists from independent to commercial work. He also has experience performing on television, award shows and world tours. His goal is to teach fundamentals, assuring that everyone has fun and leaves with more knowledge of dance.
OPEN CLASSES: Beginner Hip-Hop, Advanced Hip-Hop, Contemporary Hip-Hop
MEMBERSHIP CLASSES: Beg./Int. Hip-Hop & Int./Adv. Hip-Hop
CULTURA is a choreographer and recording artist. Born in Miami, FL and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She has choreographed for several artists including; Wisin y Yandel, Nicky Jam, Pleasure P, Karol G, Abraham Mateo, Farruko, and Ariana Grande. She also danced as a male/gender neutral dancer amongst 9 men on the "Dangerous Woman Tour" for Ariana Grande.
OPEN CLASSES: Reggaeton, Int./Adv. Jazz Funk, House, and Advanced Hip-Hop
Born in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Christian was first introduced to dance through the art form of Stepping. This later transitioned him into Hip-Hop dance. While pursuing his academics at the University of Florida, he joined a school team to continue his love and growth for dance. After graduating and moving back home, he has been actively choreographing, teaching, performing and working commercially. His goal is to expand the knowledge of various Hip-Hop styles and movements while having fun.
OPEN CLASSES: Advanced and Beginner Hip-Hop
Loana was born and raised in Miami, FL. At an early age she began her ballet studies with Vivian Tobio and Liana Navarro, creating an interest for her future choreography and teaching endeavors in dance. She also studied flamenco for over 15 years with Pepe Bronze and Maria de Jesus from the Rosita Segovia Company as well as performing with the company at a young age. She also matriculated into Miami- Dade County’s Magnet School programs, enriching her dance education through Elementary and Middle School. Loana attended several ballet summer intensives including Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre and the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi to name a few. During high school, her technique and skill in dance continued to develop starting at New World School of the Arts. She discovered her choreographic voice and knew this would be one of her future careers after college. She has taught ballet alongside side her mentors and has now been teaching at Show Stopper Studio for the last five years.
OPEN CLASSES: Beginner/Intermediate Technique, Advanced Technique
TIFFANY SUAREZ, born and raised in Hialeah, Florida. She’s extremely passionate about all arts and is always curious to explore movement in new ways. She started right here in Show Stopper Studio, then ventured into the professional world. Tiffany has worked with Music Artists such as Pitbull, Maluma, Flo Rida, Ozuna, Alejandro Sanz, Daddy Yankee, Marc Anthony, Anuel, Karol G, PXTN, Yandel, and Becky G.
OPEN CLASSES: Advanced Contemporary
MEMBERSHIP CLASSES: Intermediate Contemporary
PAXTON INGRAM aka PXTN, 2016 proved to be a breakout year for Paxton Ingram, as the Miami singer successfully competed on season 10 of NBC's The Voice, gaining national recognition for his performance of “Break Every Chain”, which reached #1 on Billboard Christian Chart and #1 on iTunes. Following a Top 8 finish, Ingram self-release his debut EP Recover in the Summer of 2016. The Soul/R&B project produced singles “Barricade” and “Hands (Piano Version)”, which charted in the Top 100 on iTunes Pop Charts. Ingram continued with performances across the country, and brand endorsements from likes of Toyota and Nivea Men. In January 2018, Billboard predicted "big things for the young star's 2018". The same year Ingram was crowned as the winner of REVOLT TV's Be Heard Competition, which earned him a performance with Wu-Tang at their reunion show during SXSW.
Despite the success, Ingram grew frustrated with the lack of new black singers in the pop genre, and in the Fall of 2018 the Florida-native returned into the studio under a new artist name: PXTN (pronounced Pax-ton). His debut single "L2LY", seeks to inject big pop sound, unapologetic drama, and vocal prowess into increasingly non-diverse freshman class of pop-stars. PXTN adds “Unfortunately, pop genre has not seen enough diversity with the recent big names entering the scene. I want to bring pop back to the Black communities, which produced such idols as Michael Jackson, Prince, and recently Beyonce and Rihanna. ”
CLASSES: Catch Paxton subbing and hosting Contemporary Hip-Hop on Saturdays
JP CAJINA, Music has always been the driving force and ultimate inspiration to make JP want to move. He first began his training at Catalyst Hip-Hop where he invested his time in learning the art of Breaking. He continued his training into adulthood and became a member of our Show Stopper Company, introducing him to a plethora of different dance styles. His participation with this company was the catalyst to multiple opportunities to grow, learn and perform.
MEMBERSHIP CLASSES: Minis Hip Hop for Ages 4-9
MELISSA CASTRO, born and raised in Colombia. She began her training at Show Stopper Studio at an early age where she trained in Hip-Hop, Heels, Jazz Funk and Ballet. She graduated as an honor student with an Associates in Dance from Miami Dade College where she focused on the foundations of Modern and Ballet, following with a Bachelors in Arts from the Florida International University. Melissa has performed on several Award Shows and had the opportunity to work under incredible artists such as Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Marc Anthony and many more. She continues to strive for greatness and to be able to share her passion and talents with our younger generation in hopes to pass down her knowledge..
OPEN CLASSES: Beginner/Intermediate Jazz Funk
MILENA OYARZUN or better known as “Mimi” Began training in artistic gymnastics at an early age and dedicated 8 years to the sport. Later introduced to the dance world and combined her passion for acrobatics and dance to a whole other level. Graduated from FIU with a Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management.
MEMBERSHIP CLASSES: Tumble/Acro and Minis Jazz for Ages 4-9
RONNEY PIMENTEL born in Dominican Republic, raised in Miami. Started dancing at the age of 18. Has trained in different dance styles like ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip hop, acrobatic dance and ballroom.
MEMBERSHIP CLASSES: Stretch & Condition