Owner / Choreographer / Director
Lina started dancing at a very young age. Soon after she started taking lessons, she was asked to be on the studio’s competition travel team. She was a competitive dancer from age 11-19.
Her love for dance didn’t stop there.
Lina began student teaching at the age of 16 and was head instructor of her classes at 17. She has been teaching recreational and competition classes for over 9 years.
She has had the pleasure of coaching for a competition team that won 1st place 5 consecutive years in a row at many different competitions across Long Island.
In 2014 Miss Lina was awarded best choreographer for a Hip-Hop number at the All Access Broadway Competition.
Her passion for dance goes a long way. She is dedicated to teaching children
In 2013, Lina was a part of the Gotham City Cheerleaders (Unofficial Giants Dance Team. There she was picked to attend a 3-day convention in ATL.
She had the opportunity to dance with all NBA and NFL dance/cheer teams from all over the country.
Lina is always ready for a challenge and loves to make her classes fun and energetic!
Juan ‘NACHO’ Echazarreta
Nacho Echazarreta began his early dance training in Mexico, where he studied ballet and Latin American folklore.
He then moved to the United States to attend High School.
While in Arizona, he studied at the School of Arizona Ballet. After graduation, he attended Bates College—an otherwise, select liberal arts college in Maine—known for its premiere and world-class modern and contemporary dance program.
While at Bates, and as a member of the Bates Modern Dance Ensemble, he studied with Mark Morris, Doug Verone, Doug Elkins, Stephen Petronio, Michael Foley, and Katiti King.
In New York, he trained at the Joffrey Ballet School, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, Dance New Amsterdam, Alvin Ailey, and at the Dance Conservatory of New York, under Valentina Kozlova, for
whom he performed as a guest artist at Symphony Space.
As a soloist, he has performed with Staten Island Ballet, Orange County Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, and most recently, with Peninsula Ballet Theater in San Francisco.
Since 2002, Nacho has been a full-time member and soloist of the Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, a NYC-based contemporary ballet theater company.
With AGDT, he has performed and taught lecture demonstrations nationally and internationally, performing in such venues as the National Museum of Dance, CW 11 Morning News, Henry Street Settlement, the Rose Building and Lincoln Center ‘Out of Doors’, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Mexico City’s Autonomous University, Museo del Templo Mayor, and invited to perform at international dance festivals throughout the U.S. and Mexico. AGDT received a special Proclamation for Excellence in Dance from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Knowing that a dancer’s life is short-lived, Nacho also holds a Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.
Babette’s Yoga practice began in high school but her interest in Yoga vastly increased in 2009 while she was living and working in New York City, where her yoga practice became a highly effective way of decompressing from the busy city life.
Yoga and mediation made such a positive difference in her life that she decided to deepen her practice and enroll in Shambhava Yoga at the Shoshoni Ashram of Rollinsville, Colorado. Life at the Ashram immersed her in the Yogic lifestyle. There she studied spiritual philosophy, meditation, mantras and the art of asana practice. Babette received her Certification in 200-hour Hatha Yoga.
In June 2016 she was certified in Radiant Child Yoga at Kripalu. She loves working with all people and hopes to guide her students into places where they can discover new things about themselves.
Her classes incorporate an energizing flow while moving with the breath. They help to strengthen and balance the body and mind so that positive energy can shine through in everyday life.