A little about our instructors
A graduate of the Governor’s School for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, VA, Windy Queen holds Junior, Senior and Post Graduate Certifications from Dance Masters of America’s teacher training program at Kent State University, an Advanced Certification through Dance Educators of America and has received specialized focus training in children’s dance education and kinesiology from The Little People’s Creative Workshop in Greensboro, NC.
A dance educator for over 27 years, Windy has taught beginner though pre-professional level students both In the US and Italy, launching 3 successful studio programs, and teaching for dozens more over the past 2 decades. Passionate about excellence in children’s dance education, Windy has written pre-school and early elementary dance curricula used by multiple studios throughout the U.S, and has lectured on children's dance programs across the country. Windy has made it her life’s mission to provide children not only with superior dance training, but to help them open their hearts and minds to the possibilities that lie before them when they believe in themselves.
Windy has been certified by examination to teach all levels of Ballet, Tap and Jazz by DANCE MASTERS OF AMERICA and is an active member of Chapter 45, Dance Teacher's Association of Virginia. She is also the owner of our sister school, Melina's Dancing Garden in Northern Virginia. While she is based out of Chesapeake, where she lives, she travels between the two studios and manages both programs.
Primary Dance and Mobile Programming Director