Instructors

MEET THE TEAM

 

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Masha Turlupova

Owner, Director, Dance Teacher

Specializations

American Smooth and Rhythm

International Ballroom and Latin

Salsa, Bachata, Swing

Pro-Am Competition

Top 10 Professional Latin World Champion , #2 World Youth Games in Kremlin Moscow, #1 South-European Latin Championship, Vice-Champion Latin Spanish National Championship. Her Achievements

While pursuing her professional dance career, Masha took on the responsibility of developing the next generation of rising ballroom stars by teaching in Spain, USA, Singapore and around the world.

In 2016, Masha concluded her competitive DanceSport career and decided to dedicate her life to teaching and designing dance garments for competitions and practice sessions.

She is eager to pass her knowledge of dance techniques onto those aspiring to develop their DanceSport skills or adopt dance as an art form for self-expression! As well as share her passion for the exquisite fashion and style of dancewear.

She is founder of Dance Studio “TWIST CBE - Jesus”, Spain and “Maestro Dance Academy” - Texas, USA.

She brings a determined, but encouraging energy to all her clients and classes.

Billy King

Billy King

Competitive Dance Coach

Specializations

American Smooth and Rhythm

International Ballroom and Latin

Pro-Am Competition

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Michelle Camarata

Artistic Coordinator, Dance Instructor

Specializations

American Smooth and Rhythm

Social Dance and Salsa

Wedding Dance

Michelle wasn't born into a dancing family, but, she discovered the amazing art form at 19. She fell head over heels in love with ballroom, quickly became certified and began teaching and competing professionally in 2008.

Michelle taught ballroom in the The Woodlands and then moved to San Diego to continue to pursue her teaching and competitive career. Her journey brought her back to Houston, and to Maestro Dance Academy.

Michelle, and her husband Kevin are currently Professional American Smooth competitors, traveling the country competing in NDCA events. 

Michelle loves to teach at Maestro because she has a desire to inspire, a desire to share her passion, and a desire to encourage others to pursue their dreams- "People with great passion can make the impossible happen."

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Francesca Scalise

Manager, Dance Instructor

Specializations

American Smooth and Rhythm

International Latin

Social Dance and Salsa, Wedding Dance

Francesca has been dancing since she was 11 years old, and from the moment she first stepped into a studio, she has loved dance wholeheartedly. She is knowledgeable in many styles such as Latin, Ballroom, American Rhythm and Smooth, and other Social dances. Yet, she found herself particularly passionate for International Latin and American Smooth. Since beginning dance, she has been a finalist of the American Smooth style among many competitions, and has even found herself capturing the title of World Vice Champion in her division.

Francesca’s passion for teaching came when she was able to participate as an instructor within the YMCA Dance With Stars event in the beginning of 2018. Since then, she has been in awe at how she is able to spread the joy and love of dance with others and has been ecstatic about the new bonds she has been able to make with others that share her passion. Francesca is so excited to be a part of Maestro Dance Academy! Through her administrative works and teaching around the studio, she treats the Academy as if it were her home and every student as her family. She is thrilled to be in an environment filled with learning, excitement, and opportunities to share her passions with others.