DA Staff

DA Staff

We love and are so proud of our incredible team of staff and instructors who make our studio so great and bring it to the next level. 

For any inquiries about joining our team or hosting a master class, email



Owner, CEO

Kelly Andrews, originally from Arizona, has been in Vegas for over 15 years and considers it to be her home. Our owner and CEO, Kelly loves her DA family and being able to connect with the community and be a part of making a difference in young dance addicts’ lives. Kelly has been a dance mom for over 20 years and before helping build Dance Addiction from the ground up, ran a private preschool for over 15 years. She loves working and connecting with kids and their families! Kelly is a mom of four and grandmother to one angel granddaughter. Kelly takes pride in balancing fun, family, work and fitness daily while maintaining an extremely active lifestyle. She considers health & fitness to be a huge part of her life and enjoys it in any form. She is a certified cycling instructor at Redemption Henderson and has trained for, and run several Ragnar’s, Iron-Girl Triathlons, half marathons and participated in many other in and out of state races. When she’s not at the studio, gym, or Cyclebar, Kelly enjoys spending time with her kids and granddaughter and loves relaxing on the beach. Kelly’s lives by the motto, “If you are persistent, you’ll get it. If you’re consistent, you’ll keep it!”



Artistic Director, DA Elite Competition Teams

Alexa Cardon, originally from Utah, started dancing at the age of three at The Dance Club in Orem, Utah. While training at the studio, she was able to perform and compete around the country, including the 2002 Winter Olympics with Earth Wind and Fire in the closing ceremonies. At the age of 12, her family moved to San Clemente, California where she began strictly training Vaganava Ballet with Youth American Ballet under the direction of Bolshoi Ballets’ Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky. Alexa has danced in principle roles of full-length ballets such as The Nutcracker, Seven Beauties, Don Quixote, and Raymonda. She was a top 12 finalist at Youth American Ballet in New York City Nationals and won the Stars of Tomorrow scholarship from La Dorth Chandler Music Center. Alexa has danced with ballet companies such as Lines Ballet (San Francisco), Staats Ballet (Berlin, Germany), Stugart Ballet (Stugart, Germany), and MyWay Dance (Kiev, Ukraine). She has taught ballet at multiple studios around Northern Utah where her ballet choreography has won many awards in multiple competitions. Alexa graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Family History, Genealogy and specializes in Southern States Genealogy. While attending BYU, she taught jazz technique for students and dancers in the Young Ambassadors program for over two years. In her free time, Alexa likes to spend time with her family and participate in fitness competitions. Alexa has been teaching at Dance Addiction since 2019 and loves to show young dancers how ballet is not only important for all areas of dance, but outside the studio as well. She hopes to bring a fun energy that gets dancers excited to take ballet.



Front desk, sub for all styles 

Danielle Thurston is a Las Vegas native who danced on the nationally ranked Foothill High School Varsity Dance Team for three years and was a member of the UNLV Rebel Girls and Company team for one year. In her free time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as taking her dogs to the lake! Her favorite style of dance is pom and she loves all the turns and jumps. Danielle has been working at Dance Addiction since 2020 and we are so blessed to have her joining our team.



New York native, Eric Lehn, received his BFA in Dance performance from Towson University in 2013. Eric was fortunate enough to work with artists such as Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Runqiao Du, and Vincent Thomas. He has had the privilege of performing works choreographed by Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, Troy Powell, Kevin Iega Jeff and Frank Chaves. Eric received his training, on full scholarships, from the American Ballet Theatre Collegiate program, the Joffrey Ballet School NYC and as a summer apprentice with River North Dance Chicago. Eric is an original cast member of Sleeping Beauty Dreams, staring world-renowned prima ballerina, Diana Vishneva, choreographed by Edward Clug.
Eric is currently a cast member of the international show Rock The Ballet X, choreographed by Adrienne Canterna.

During his study, Eric was a member of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts Advocates. He believes that all students should have the same access to dance education regardless of their skin color, gender, orientation, religion, body type or economic level of freedom.
Eric has had the privilege of joining Liberate Artist Inc and has taught at numerous studios across the US. He is proficient in teaching ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and acrobatics to a wide range of ages and learning capabilities. Eric is passionate about inspiring the next generation of dancers to live up to their highest potential. Eric has been teaching at Dance Addiction since 2020 and we are so grateful to have him on our team!


Ballet, Jazz, Pom, Technique, Tumbling

Hannah Ray, originally from Colorado, grew up trained in the Royal Academy of Dance for ballet and later turned her focus to hip hop and jazz. She has been in Las Vegas for four years attending UNLV and pursuing a degree in Marketing and a minor in Communications. She is a former member of the UNLV Rebel Girls Dance team and won two collegiate national titles with the team. Hannah is in her fifth year with the National Dance Alliance where she is a head instructor and judge. In her free time, Hannah likes to travel, especially when she gets to travel to teach and choreograph dance. Hannah has been teaching at Dance Addiction since the start of 2019 and loves to see her students improve week to week. She feels that there is nothing better than watching their confidence and love for dance grow every day.


Jazz, Contemporary, Technique

Landry Fernando, originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, is an accomplished dancer/choreographer with over 10 years of experience training in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, and Acro/Tumbling. Her professional career began at the age of ten when she got her first dancing role as a Munchkin in the 2010 Broadway tour of The Wizard of Oz. Since then, she has traveled all over the country, teaching, filming commercials, and performing in live shows like World of Dance, Choreographers Carnival, and numerous corporate events. In 2014, Landry began coaching her own competitive dance teams, where her choreography was recognized with multiple regional and national titles. Landry relocated to Las Vegas in 2017 where she has had the opportunity to further expand her dance career and continues to work with the industry's best. Landry’s favorite style of dance is Jazz Funk and her favorite part about teaching at Dance Addiction is being able to constantly change the focus, goals, and challenges in her classes as her students improve.


Office Manager, Hip Hop

Maddie Dion, originally from California, has been dancing since the age of three and is a FHS alumna where she was a member of the nationally ranked Foothill High School Varsity Dance Team for three years. She is currently attending UNLV and pursuing a degree in Nursing to become a labor and delivery neonatal nurse. In her free time, Maddie is usually studying, drinking coffee, or getting in her Grey’s Anatomy fix. Her favorite style of dance is hip hop and loves to share her love and experience in dance with her students. Maddie has been teaching at DA since 2019 and loves the friendly atmosphere and her student’s desire and ambition to learn.



Hip Hop

Troy and Marisa are a married couple who have been dancing together for 10+ years. They specialize in training all levels/styles, competition choreography, photo/video, and show production. 

Marisa grew up dancing on the performing arts company at the nationally ranked Bunker Dance Center in North Las Vegas. It was there that she learned all styles of dance from hip hop, jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, Bollywood, musical theater, and more. She has earned numerous national titles performing the works of Peter Chu, Stacey Tookey, Jason Parsons, Aaron Turner, Pam Chu, Martha Nichols, NappyTabs, and many more. Since 2010, she has been a dancer on a collegiate hiphop team called High Profile which was then directed by Troy Corrales. Since then, they have participated and won titles at prestigious competitions such as Hiphop International, World of Dance, Prelude, and more. Marisa is currently an active dance teacher in the Vegas valley teaching all styles and is also a Talent Operations Manager for Dragon Talent Group. 

Troy Corrales has worked in the professional industry for companies such as Paul Mitchell, Missy Cochran Entertainment, Dragon Talent Group, and more. For the past 6 years, he has been a dancer and is currently the dance co-captain at the Jabbawockeez show at the MGM Grand. 

Troy and Marisa currently creatively direct Playground Dance Company and the Desert Oasis Diamondback Dance Crew. They have led PG and DDC to several national titles across competitions such as World of Dance, Hiphop international, Monsters of Hiphop, Contest of Champions, USA, NDA, and many more. These two have produced recitals and also operate their own dance showcase called Open Forum. 

Troy and Marisa have seen many of their own dancers move onto collegiate, professional, and industry talent work. This duo operates in excellence and does whatever it takes to see their dancers grow and thrive. If there’s anything entertainment, dance, or production wise that you need, these two can provide. 

Troy and Marisa have been teaching at Dance Addiction since 2020 and we are so blessed to have them join our team. They are excited to be part of the Dance Addiction family, see their dancers grow, and be part of something amazing!



Mirella Costa Neto is originally from São Paulo, Brazil. She trained in Brazil for 8 years, at the age of 16, she got a full scholarship to join Miami City Ballet School and moved to the U.S. Throughout her career, she has participated in several acclaimed Ballet competitions world-wide including Youth American Grand Prix, placing Top 12 in the U.S.; Festival de Dança de Joinville, earning two Gold Medals; and the Helsinki International Ballet Competition in Finland.
In 2013, she joined Sarasota Ballet where she performed works by Sir Frederick Ashton, Michael Fokine, Anthony Tudor and August Bournonville, as well as contemporary choreographers such as Paul Taylor and Christopher Wheeldon. During her career she has also danced the lead on many ballets by George Balanchine including Jewels, Stars and Stripes, Apollo, Tarantella, Serenade, The Four Temperaments, Valse Fantaisie and Raymonda Variations.
In 2017 she joined Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) , Mirella’s lead roles have included “Rum and Coca Cola” in Paul Taylor’s Company B , “Winter Fairy” in NBT’s production of The Nutcracker by James Canfield, “Eaglet” in Septime Webre’s Alice in Wonderland, “Svetlana” in Ben Stevenson’s Dracula and most recently the role of Odette and Odile in Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake. Mirella has been teaching at Dance Addiction since 2020 and we are so blessed to have her on our team!


Sub & assist for all styles

Natalie Belingheri is a Las Vegas native and has danced in multiple studios her whole life. She is currently a member of the nationally ranked Foothill High School Dance Team and loves to perform any chance she can get. Her favorite style of dance is Jazz and has been hugely impacted by dance. In her free time Natalie likes to go on hikes, spend time outside, try new foods and new adventures, spend time with her friends and family, and dance. Natalie has been teaching at Dance Addiction since 2019 and her favorite part about teaching is being able to help her students improve their skills in such a positive, happy environment like Dance Addiction.


Tumbling, Cheer

Tori Strehlow is a Las Vegas native and has been doing gymnastics since the age of two. She competed five years in gymnastics with Gymcats and seven years in cheer, including the Foothill High School Varsity Cheer Team. She is currently attending the College of Southern Nevada where she is pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. In her free time, Tori lies to exercise, be outside, lay out by the pool, and spend time with her friends and family. Tori has been teaching at Dance Addiction since 2016 and loves to inspire and grow with her students.