Meet the Teachers
BRITTANY BADIA | OWNER/DANCE INSTRUCTOR
Brittany Badia is a seasoned dance instructor and award winning choreographer, with over 15 years of experience in teaching students across a wide range of dance styles and levels, both nationally and internationally. Brittany began her training at the age of 6, advancing to her studio’s performance and competitive team within a few years. At 15, Brittany chose to focus exclusively on ballet. She spent the next 3 years under the tutelage of Charles Hagan and Natalia Botha at Pas De Vie Ballet School, where she flourished and performed several seasons in their company, Pas De Vie Ballet. At 17, Brittany was accepted into Florida State University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance Program.
During her years there, Brittany was a dancer in high demand, landing leading roles in many pieces choreographed by her professors and professional guest artists. In addition, she completed and excelled in all of her coursework, including dance pedagogy and composition, achieving the highest level of proficiency in ballet and contemporary technique by her junior year. Following college, Brittany focused on professional dance instruction, teaching many years for Energy Source Dance Association’s summer intensives across the United States. When her family moved to Germany, Brittany developed and directed a dance program for children of military families under the Army’s Child and Youth Services SKIES Unlimited Program. Brittany offers a distinct teaching philosophy and choreographic style that she has shared with hundreds of children around the world. It is her goal to encourage, emphasize, and expand upon each of her students’ unique talents and abilities, while providing an environment safe and supportive of exploration and development.
ISAIS VILLAFANE | DANCE INSTRUCTOR
Isa is a phenomenal teacher, choreographer, and performer who began her training and performance career with Martha Jackson School of Dance and Studio Dance 4 Life. In addition to her competitive dance background, Isa has performed many times with the Florida Dance Association and the American College Dance Association.
An avid choreographer, Isa co-founded a musical theater company, “Spotlight.” Currently working on her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts at Florida State University’s prestigious Dance Department, Isa is excited to work as a lead instructor and company assistant with Studio B Dance Company.
BRIAN RODRIGUEZ| VOCAL/MUSICAL THEATER INSTRUCTOR
Brian Is a professional musical theater, choir, a cappella and vocal instructor.
Born in Queens, NY, Brian started his career in vocal performance at Deland High School, Florida in the school’s concert choir.
After Graduating, Brian pursued a major in Family Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida in hopes of starting his own music studio with families and children of all ages.
Brian is the co-founder of Tone Def A cappella Inc., the co-founder of Gainesville Singer Songwriter Society, the co-founder of O2B KIds Spotlight Musical Theater Troupe and the show choir Glee.
He now resides in Tallahassee, Florida in hopes to pursue a degree at Florida State University for Music Education as well as starting his own studio for music & performing arts. He hopes to inspire a future generation of musicians and spread the passion for the performing arts.