MEET THE TEAM
You’re in Great Hands
Meet our talented team of instructors at DancExpo, Inc. Focused on teaching exceptional technique and creating unforgettable experiences, our team is committed to our dancers’ satisfaction and success. Read through our instructors’ bios below, and if you’d like to set up an introductory meeting don’t hesitate to reach out.
SGM (R) VON K. AUNA
As a former Dance Dad, A current Dance Grandpa, Dance Husband and Retired Sergeant Major, Von Auna is the perfect candidate to run our company. A father of four daughters, 3 dancers and 3 budding dancers, he is well qualified to handle the daily business that is dance. He has sat through hundreds of competitions, recitals and performances with a smile on his face and roses in hand...sometimes a tissue and a shoulder to cry on. You may see him once in awhile, but don't let that SGM exterior scare you...he's a dance dad at heart! He builds sets, manages finances and can glue gun with the best of us!
I have had a passion for all things dance as long as I can remember! It is my privilege as the Artistic Director of DancExpo, Inc. to instill this same love for dance, movement, music and performance in our students. I bring 32 years of experience in professional dance performance, instruction and competitive coaching, to the dance floor. Being married to a military service member has afforded me the opportunity to train dancers from the East Coast to Alaska. Building and owning our own successful dance studio in Alaska has given us the necessary experience and foresight to establish a successful studio here in Arizona. It is my privilege to share my love of dance and the performing arts with your child. Come and join us in this dance adventure!
Assistant Director/Ballet Mistress
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Miss Leilany Ramos is an accomplished performer and competitive dancer. She has been dancing for 15 years and is trained in the styles of ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary/lyrical, and acro. She was on the Dysart High School dance/pom team, acting as captain for three of four years. She is an accomplished choreographer and award-winning competitor. We are excited to welcome her to our DancExpo Inc family!
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Ms. Cassandra is a native of Arizona who grew up training, competing, and performing throughout Arizona, California, and Nevada. Her true passion for dance is showcased through the numerous years of experience teaching dance to all ages. Cassandra has had the privilege of teaching dance for the past 25 years in Arizona to countless students. She has extensive knowledge when it comes to classically training students. Ballet and technique is key to a dancers training. Cassandra enjoys working with children on developing their skills and proper technique in ballet. She has worked to develop and train dancers for competitive dance, high school pom or cheer teams, audition for plays, college dance team, NFL or NBA dance teams, Disney, and auditioning for companies. Cassandra also has extensive background working with children and adults who have special needs. She has countless hours of training and certification though her 20 plus years of working with special needs children and adults. She truly believes anyone should get the chance to enjoy dancing no matter their limitations and everyone is worth teaching.