WH Dance Academy

1915 Kutztown Rd Reading PA 19604

484-797-2966

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WH Dance Academy Instructors

The instructors at WH Dance Academy have many years of dance experience. They were chosen by Wanda, not only for their talent, but also because they share her passion for dance. Each instructor has their own style of dancing--let us help you develop your style!

 

 

Felix Mateo

Drawn to the creativity and passion he witnessed at a Salsa social event, Felix was determined to learn to dance!

 

A sufferer of "two-left-feet syndrome," Felix's road to success was difficult, but his resolve and love for the dance helped him endure and make him a patient instructor.

 

Felix began by taking classes in the Reading and Philadelphia areas. He continues to learn, and earned his Salsa Certification from UV Latin Dance LLC.

 

Felix's relaxed teaching style makes him a favorite instructor of students of all levels. Let Felix help you take your salsa skills to the next level!

Samantha Lins

Sam has been in love with dancing ever since she was a little girl, but she had to wait until she was an adult to begin her career and make her mark on the dance floor. She began by taking ballroom lessons and, just a short time later, was offered a job as an instructor. 

 

After meeting Wanda and her team at a local Salsa venue, Sam was invited to join the staff at WH Dance Academy. Sam's training by world champion dancers is evident, no matter what the style.

Proving that hard work and passion are keys to success, Sam earned Associate Bronze certification in ballroom. She has garnered many awards and accolades along the way. Dancing is Sam's passion, but teaching her passion to others is the most fulfilling job of all.

 

Carlos Nazario

Carlos is a long-time instructor at WH Dance Academy, and he has represented the studio as a performer on a number of teams and at competitions.

Carlos challenges his students to give their all! Join his class and watch your Salsa skills reach a new level!

Ginny Ysa

Little but mighty, that's Ginny! Don't let her small stature fool you--she's a GIANT on the dance floor!

Ginny's many years of dance teaching experience make her equally adept at teaching Salsa or Bachata. Her friendly, welcoming demeanor will make you feel at home in her classes.

Let Ginny help you realize your dance goals!

Lori Hudson

Lori's love of dance began at a very young age, beginning with tap, jazz, and ballet, which she studied at numerous studios in Reading. That formal training culminated in performing on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City with the "Stars of Tomorrow," back in AC's glory days of the High Diving Horse and the diving bell.

Lori's tap shoes led her back to the stage years later with Reading Civic Theater's production of George M! She went on to perform as a singer/dancer in many other shows with RCT.

While being "Salsa Certified" by UV Latin Dance, she loves teaching and sharing tap dance with her students!

 

"Let's get on the dance floor and make some noise!"

Dorine Williams

Dorine Williams started ballet training in Reading with Joze Duval Caruso, continuing studies in New York with Finis Jhung, Madame Darvash, American Ballet Theatre School, and New York School of Ballet.

 

She was a dance specialist with the NYC Parks Department. Returning to Reading, she resumed classes at Berks Ballet Theatre.

 

Locally she has taught at Berks Gymnastics, the Dance Gallery, and the Jewish Community Center. She performed with the New Jersey Classic Ballet in full-length productions of the Nutcracker, Giselle, and Les Sylphides. In addition to ballet, she studied modern dance at the Merce Cunningham School, Martha Graham School, and jazz with Gary Miller. 

We feel fortunate to have this pro on our staff!

Luis Flores

Luis' passion for dance is evident in every class he teaches!

Luis started out as one of Wanda's students, then continued his dance education at a number of other local dance studios. His passion for dancing pushed Luis to improve his skills and confidence, leading him to develop a strong foundation in dance and instruction. 

 

Luis' patient, friendly teaching style, combined with his natural musicality, make his classes both fun and challenging. Experience Luis' enthusiasm and ability to help you achieve your personal dance goals!