Our team is comprised of the most passionate and experienced individuals that are committed to the core principles of our organization.
Irina Limones is an incredibly driven and detail oriented manager with five years experience in the dance industry. She is a master problem solver; dedicated to enforcing the benefits of dance and ensuring student happiness. Her main goal is to enrich the lives of everyone she makes contact with at Five Star Dance Studios.
London Parker started dancing in the 90’s along with MTV; memorizing all of the dance routines on television. He was introduced to ballroom by a couple chaperoning at prom and was instantly hooked. He has now been dancing more than 20 years and teaching with Five Star for the past 12. His biggest point of pride is watching his students’ lives transform into something more.
Marissa’s greatest joy is letting loose on the dance floor no matter the situation. It was no surprise she found herself training in ballroom- where she began teaching in 2016. Her career highlight thus far was competing pro am in Las Vegas in 2018. She works primarily with beginner level students building their foundation of dance; an endeavor she relishes. Incredibly dedicated to helping others; she has a patience and resilience that is unmatched.
Paul always been an artist. He has been dancing jazz, ballet, tap, folk dancing, and swing since age eight. He began studying ballroom in college, focusing on international Latin and Standard, and subsequently competing for several years in Latin. He started teaching 6 years ago as a professional and has competed in both rhythm and smooth.
His dedication to the craft is apparent in everything he does as he is constantly working to perfect his art. This dedication extends to his students- as he thoroughly enjoys helping them achieve their goals and be the best they can be.
Nicole Thompson began her ballroom dance journey in 2006. She has since become a revered professional and dance director at our studios. She has competed professionally and pro-am and performed in more than 200 routines since the start of her career. She works with established students; focusing on clean lines, technique, performance and personality.
Travis Limones; a multi-talented creative, stumbled into the world of ballroom in 2013, where he has poured his heart and soul into sharpening his craft. He specializes in instructing higher level students dedicated to improving styling, technique and overall expression through dance.
Jonathan has been dancing and teaching ballroom since 2004. Originally a theatre major, he enjoys bringing a theatrical and character-based approach to dance and teaching. He enjoys the performance elements of dancing but more so watching his students grow and become more accomplished in their dancing. Whether social or competitive training, he loves to keep his lessons fun and full of laughter.
Mason Francis started dancing modern, contemporary, and hip-hop when he was 14 years old. During his formative years he fell in love with showmen such as Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, and Omarion. Dancing in show choir and the local dance club he honed his craft in the hopes he could speak through movement like these artists do. From 2013 – 2017 he performed at local clubs as a back-up dancer and choreographer for local talent. In February 2017 he wanted more from his dancing and found Five Star Dance Studios. Mason loves welcoming new students to the world of dance, as it is a universal language that everyone can relate to.