The KinderTime Team

Instructors are personally selected for their ability to effectively share their passion, communicate their knowledge and understanding to children of all ages. They are an enthusiastic group who travel from site to site brining the joy of learning through enrichment classes to children.

Valeria Mengari Paparoni comes from Italy. Since she was young, she studied Ballet and flamenco. 


She was formed artistically studying dance methods  like Royal academy, Vaganova  and Horton  technique.


She then became a professional dancer performing in some southern Italian dance companies.


Valeria has a diploma to teach dance and gymnastics and two certificates, one for modern dance and ballet and the other for mindfulness.


In 1990, she founded her own dance school that stayed in business until 2009. During those years, her school participated to TV programs, fashion shows, live performances and shows for charity to give the entire profit to UNICEF. 


Valeria has a real passion for everything that is healthy and natural, from food to lifestyle. Her dream is to teach children with the art of the dance how take care of themselves through body and spirit

Ms Valeria

Ms Bernardette 

Born in Miami, Bernardette Kalyan- Salgado grew up with a strong passion for dance and movement that eventually led  to her study of yoga. While teaching at a Reggio inspired school, she began practicing yoga with her students before the academic portion of the day. The result was that the children worked calmer, more analytically and socialized with one another better.

Simultaneously, she was getting her master’s in Non-Profit administration from the University of Miami in the hopes of applying that knowledge to help people in the local community.

Combining her desire to enrich people’s lives with her deep understanding of healthy exercise it was a natural progression for her and Movement Yoga is the result of that fusion.

Reflected in the Movement Yoga classes one can see not only her Yoga training, but also her background in ballet, aerial and modern dance as well as her experience with children’s gymnastics and teaching with the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

Ms Maryann

Maryann Payne was born in Los Angeles, CA 1992. At age 8 she began to study dance with the Lula Washington Dance Theatre and performed in the Youth Dance Ensemble (YDE). At age 13 she began to dance professionally for the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks team. At age 15 Maryann relocated to Boynton Beach, FL, attending Dreyfoos School of the Arts; Dance Major in West Palm Beach. Throughout her high school years, Maryann has trained and performed with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Joffrey Ballet School and Debbie Allen Dance Academy. From high school Ms. Payne studied dance at New World School of the Arts in Miami.

Maryann has recently returned from performing "Hairspray The Broadway Musical" onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Today, she spends her time teaching youth dance classes and performing events for major clients such as Donald Trump, Cash Money Records, Audi, and other corporate events. She also performs regularly for the ABA SFL Gold team, water ballet with Aqualillies, and musical theater performances at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center. "A broad education in the arts helps give children a better understanding of their world."

Ms Rachael

Rachael is from Dallas, Texas originally and started dancing, gymnastics and cheerleading at 5 years old. She was a competitive cheerleader for 5 years and cheered for her school cheerleading teams from 6th grade through senior year of high school when she was head cheerleader. Rachael attended the University of North Texas and earned an Education degree. While in college, she danced in the NBA for the Dallas Mavericks for 3 seasons. After college, she was an elementary school teacher for two years- having taught 1st grade and 4th grade. She also cheered in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals last season and is currently with the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Through her professional dance career alone, Rachael has had much experience teaching dance, gymnastics and cheerleading to young children through various camps and programs. Rachael loves living in Florida now with her husband and continues to stay active through various arts! 

Andrea started her dance education and training at Mass Motion Dance in her hometown, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Andrea has been trained in various styles of dance, including Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Lyrical. She is a graduate of Keene State College, where she received a B.A. in Dance. Andrea has had the pleasure of working with Marcia Murdock, William Seigh, Candice Saylers, Cathy Nicoli, Nii-Yartey, and Heidi Henderson. Andrea attended and performed at the American College Dance Festival, for each of her years at Keene State College. She danced professionally for Kairos Dance Theater, under the direction of Ingrid Schatz and DeAnna Pellecchia, while also teaching dance full time to a variety of people of all ages. 

Ms Andrea

Ms Nuria

Nuria Martinez was born in Spain. Her first training in Ballet was received at the Madrid’s National School of Ballet under the direction of Maya Plisetskaya. Then completed a Dance Diploma at the Laban Center in London and the Merce Cunningham Studio in NYC through various fellowships. Her first international appearance was at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the production of “West Side Story”. In NYC she performed as a modern dancer for the Dance on Camera Film Festival, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and the NY State Theater. In 2004, Ms. Martínez became an apprentice for Jennifer Muller/The Works and a highlighted dancer of the Washington National Opera. She has appeared in theater as a dancer/actress in off-Broadway productions, the Midtown International Theater Festival, and at the Cherry Lane Theater, in NYC. As a Tango dancer she appeared at “Jazz at Lincoln Center” with Avantango, in the Opera “Y Borges Cuenta Que…” directed by Luis Bacalov in Italy, with Jon Secada in the Broadway-style show of “We” directed by Neil Goldberg and in the C’est Rouge Show at The Faena Theater in Miami Beach, Directed by Blanca Li. She has performed and taught Ballet, Modern dance, and tango at Tango Festivals, public and private events, cultural organizations, private and public schools, universities, dance studios, and theaters throughout Europe and the United States. 

Coach Marcos

Marcos DeOliveira or known as coach Sporty to the kids was born in Boston,MA 1987. Both parents were born in Brazil, where he spent much time training on youth soccer teams as well as learning the language Portuguese. ​

As a youth soccer player, he achieved 2 State Soccer Championships, 1 Regional Championship, and 1 National Finalist. He attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he won 3 District Championships, and 1 Regional Finalist. Senior year he was announced team Captain. That same year he  was named 2006 Miami Herald Best 11 players in Broward County. Marcos graduated from Florida International University in Sports Administration on a soccer scholarship. His senior year he was announced team captain and lead his team to a NCAA Conference USA Finals.

Today he is a Professional Soccer Referee for the United States Soccer Federation. Games in which he officiates are for MLS, NASL, USL Pro, NCAA, FHSAA​


Growing up has always worked at youth sports camps where he loves to give back his soccer or sports knowledge.

"I believe in doing what you have most passion for with all your heart and determination. With that only good things will come! "

Ms Carolina

Im a professional Modern Dance teacher Choreographer and Artistic Director. Graduated from the "Dance School of Caracas " Venezuela under Jose Ledezma Direction. Former principal dancer for professional Modern dance Companies over 15 years, including Esdanza INC and Azahar Troupe. Professional Teaching experience in the Unite States, Canada and Venezuela for over 18 years.Offering professional dance instruction of : Classic Ballet Vaganovah style, Partnering Classes, Master Classes, Summer Intensive Classes and Workshops. Modern Dance Cunnigham Technique. Staging Ballet and Modern Performances, Stage Costumes and Makeup designer. Running rehearsals, preparing students for auditions, Summer intensive workshops , Dance Competitions and other performances. Providing private instruction focusing on specific dance or technique.


Michelle began teaching yoga in 2006 becoming a certified teacher by Yoga for Youth, Inc. She has taught many classes for children at public and private schools and in local community centers as part of the after school program and during summer camps. Michelle has prior experience as a preschool teacher as well as her exuberant spirit to keep the children enjoying themselves as they learn all the yoga poses easily. 

Mr Steve

Music has been a part of my life for over 4 decades. I stepped onstage when I was 15, and have been active in the music business ever since. I was raised in the New York / New England area, and performed for many years to audiences throughout the Tri state area. I started to donate my time to my child’s school to teach an art and music program and found that I had the knack for connecting with and teaching children. I began to develop a curriculum that mixes all of my talents together to bring out the creativity in children in a way that both delights and inspires them. I taught for a year in a private school to children from Kindergarden to the 6th grade and it is there where I developed a lot of the ideas and methods that I use today.I play many instruments…the guitar, the banjo, the ukulele, mandolin, keyboards, percussion, harmonica, even the bagpipes. I also privately teach the guitar, banjo, and ukulele. As a part of my sing-a–longs with the children, I sometimes incorporate a puppet into my performances. I love to get the children involved and it is very fulfilling that I have a chance to give back to the next generation and share what I have learned along the way. I love to bring out the creativity and inspire the soul of the children I perform for. I look forward to entertaining and inspiring your child.

Lyndsey Newsome has many years of experience in singing, acting and dancing. She has contributed and choreographed dance numbers for Florida State University, Maltz Jupiter Theatre Summer Camp and All That Dance. She developed an interest in the performing arts after realizing that she could make a difference through entertainment. Lyndsey Newsome holds a Theatre Degree from Florida State University.

Ms Landsey

Ms Rachel

Hi, my name is Rachel Cimmino I have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Uconn.  I was a behavior therapist for 6 years and then taught Special Education for 4 years.  Currently I manage my fiancé, Gareth Johnson, international violinist.

  I have danced since the age of 2 and have 5 years of acting experience as well.  I taught an after school Dance Club at an elementary school for 2 years and was the assistant director of the Talent Show, too.  I have a passion for working with children and helping them build character, self-confidence and achieve their dreams.

I have always had a passion for sports, always trying to develop spirit, mind and body. My first experience was with weight lifting and free-style wresting and then later on to various forms of Martial Arts.

My ambition is to experience all that Martial Arts has to offer and pass along my knowledge and experiences to my students. My desire for my students is to instill respect for others, self disciple and to work and play hard enjoying the moment.

Mr Gregory

Ms Lorna

Lorna Messina began dancing at 5 years old. Lorna's love for dance and teaching was brought together when she began teaching at the age of 17. While growing up in New York City she studied under many influential instructors in multiple styles of dance. Lorna also has a background in art and costume design. She performed in industrial shows, later focusing on her passion of teaching dance. Lorna then opened her own successful school in New York. Throughout the years, Lorna has taught on faculty for Dance organizations for both teachers and students. Her students have danced for many charity organizations such as Festival of Trees for Cerebral Palsy, Long Island Dance Consortium and also brought their art to many Adult Care Facilities.Lorna worked on staff at Setauket Elementary School on Long Island where she had worked with children with special needs helping with behavior modification.

Ms Nancy

In addition to being a mom and grandmother, Nancy Andrade has over 25 years of experience as a choreographer, dancer, singer, actor, and fitness instructor. She specializes in group fitness, hip hop and jazz dance styles, and performing for musical theatre. Nancy is also a Business and Life coach as well as Group Fitness Master Trainer.

Ms Eliane

Eliane Gatto was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her passion for classical ballet and jazz allowed her to travel the world to perform and to teach.S he has a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from Brazil and a Bachelors Degree in Education from California. In addition, she has a degree in classical ballet and jazz dance. As a teacher, she taught ballet, jazz/hip-hop, body conditioning, water fitness, and gymnastics classes to children, teenagers, and adults

Ms Yasmin

Yasmin Llevada is a former professional dance competitor, performer, choreographer & champion now-turned Physical Therapist.  Born in Miami, Yasmin grew up with a love for creative movement & dance. Yasmin is trained in Jazz, Contemporary, Salsa, Ballroom Dancing & Yoga. Yasmin has won numerous dance awards & championships throughout the years such as winning the titles of the 2003 Junior Olympic Dance Champion, 2005 Emerald Dancesport Champion, placing 2nd at the United States Dancesport Championships two years in a row, winning 2008 ASM Best Choreography for a Musical as well as Yasmin has appeared on tv shows such as Burn Notice & The Glades as a dancer & choreographer for scenes shot. Yasmin has also trained & prepared many up & coming dancers that have appeared on SYTYCD who have now gone on to Broadway.  Yasmin although retired from professional dancing loves to stay involved by choreographing & teaching when consulted or inspired. Yasmin is passionate about sharing her love for movement & believes dance should always be an inclusive medium, not exclusive.

Mr Mario

Mario Bacilieri ..Black Belt third Degree...member of the International Taekwondo Federation . He was taught by the father of the Taekwondo General Choi Hon Hi at the self defense department at the University Autonoma South America Colombia.Mario taught Taekwondo for 10 years at Wha Rang Martial Arts school, teaching martial arts and boxing to all ages. For 30 years.. he was a personal trainer / instructor at the Colombian Institute of Taekwondo. Mario now enjoys sharing his passion with children of all ages

Ms Angelique

A native of Orlando, Florida – I began my training in dance at the age of nine. The foundational basis of ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics provided an exuberant start to further disciplines including lyrical, modern, pointe, hip hop, lindyhop, and African. Years of training and education offered opportunities for growth via local/regional/national workshops, conventions, competitions, and shows – all undergirded by guidance of various nationally known choreographers and instructors. Love for the art, its contribution to the building of character & esteem, and the ability use the skill as an instrument of storytelling and exhortation, led to the desire to press toward the goal of offering the gift to the masses. I began teaching and choreographing at age 15, and continued throughout my collegiate tenure at Florida A&M University. Upon completion of my Master’s degree in business Marketing, I settled in Atlanta, and continued to teach at various studios and participated in local and regional performances, special events, and evolved in ministry in dance. It is a privilege and a blessing to be able to do what I love, in anticipation of what it will do for others. This is what I am called to do...

Coach Ricky

Coach Ricky, also known as Sensei Ricky, was born in Anchorage, Alaska but grew up in the beautiful city of Miami.  He has studied Psychology and Counseling at FIU and Trinity International University. Coach Ricky played various sports throughout his childhood, which was always a great outlet in his life, and finds that coaching is an opportunity to pour into the next generation in the same way that his coaches and instructors did for him. He believes that his role as a coach is not just to raise up his students’ athletic ability but also to inspire them to reach their full potential. 


On and off the field or mat, Coach Ricky is always looking for ways to give back to others. He enjoys being involved with kids at his church and volunteers with kids in foster care and in underprivileged circumstances. He has spent many years working as a coach, martial arts instructor, counselor, and even camp director for various after-care programs and summer camps. Coach Ricky is currently training towards his 4th-degree black belt in TaeKwonDo. 

Coach Luis


Luis A. Rivera Jr. or Coach Luis as he is known to the kids, was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1991. Both his parents are born and raised in Colombia. He has grown up and lived in Miami, Florida since he was 1 year old as he is considered a Miami native. In Miami he grew up training in youth soccer teams while learning both Spanish and English as he trained. From the age of 6, he has participated in youth soccer leagues all the way through till finishing high school. During that time, he was involved in his youth club travel soccer team at the same time as playing in his high school soccer team. Luis became captain for both his youth soccer team and high school soccer team in his last 2 years of high school.

Luis graduated from Barry University located in Miami Shores, Florida with his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training. In completing his master’s degree at Barry University in Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injuries in sports and exercise (Movement of Science), he earned the opportunity to work professional minor league baseball (MiLB) as the assistant athletic trainer for the Toronto Blue Jays Dominican Summer League (Rookie Ball) team in 2017.

In the most recent he has provided his medical services as Certified Athletic Trainer to various USL and PDL semi-professional soccer leagues in the South Florida region. Currently, he is a Certified Athletic Trainer for Johnson and Wales University in North Miami. There he is responsible for a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, track & field, cross country, golf, and volleyball. Growing up he has always loved soccer and is willing to help others with his knowledge in the sports medicine field. He is devoted to his passion of helping people of all ages in preventing/reducing injuries and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.  

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall” – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Coach Fany

My name is Fany Lozano a recent graduate of Broward college, associates of arts in criminal justice and Bachelors in supervision & management. I have accomplished 4 years of soccer training and two years of coaching. Previously being a Personal training director, I’m always excited to teach & and help individuals work on their talents and special gifts. Dedicated to my passion, using my coaching skills and athletic background, I aim to inspire children to find and pursue their love for soccer.

Marcio Zani


Marcio Zani began his activities in the martial arts at age 12 and never stopped practicing becoming a professional athlete at age 19 conquering many national and international titles through traditional Karate, which today is an Olympic modality that will debut in the next Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo. He then decided to attend the University for Physical Education graduating in 1992. Since then his passion for education through sports has been increasing every day ... "Teaching, educating,  fitness and sharing my passion is my sole profession. I feel it is a gift to teach and to have patience for that..."

Trisia Brown

Trisia Brown has over 20 years of teaching experience. She has worked for several dance studios in South Florida and has worked with Miami Dolphins Junior cheerleaders along with doing choreography for several high school teams and colleges. Trisia specializes in creative movement, hip hop, and jazz.

Yura E Cantillo Mantecon


Ms. Yura specializes in Zumba, Cuban dances, International dances, Son, Rumba, Danzón, Chá-Chá-Chá, Mambo, and Casino, Rueda de Casino, Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Bachata, and Pro-Balle. She has more than fifteen years of experience as a professional dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer.  She has participated in events such as; Weekend Cote D’Azur, France, Festival Cuba in Tunisia, Tunisia, Cuban All Star Festival, Bulgaria, Hungarian Summer Salsa Festival, Hungary, Festival Cubano, Bielsko-Biala, Poland, Cuban All Star Festival, Tunisia, KAMARINA, Italy, Super Cubano, Finland.

Michael Sheridan currently attends GA State University, has played soccer for 13 years and loves the sport of soccer.

He's patient, kind and creative and enjoys sharing his passion with children of all ages. 

He enjoys giving back to the community by using his skills and experience to inspire children to pursue soccer in their lives.

Coach Michael 

Coach Santiago


Santiago, a dynamic soccer coach with lots of experience in skill development with all ages. Santiago played soccer his whole life and he truly loves sharing his passion with his players. He teaches a great balance of physical training, motor skill drills as well as team work re-enforcement.

Ms Jessica

My name is Jessica Sanford and I've been teaching children for over 10 years. I started teaching/choreographing musical theater summer camps when I was 17 years old and in the years that followed I've worked with several companies in both Florida and New York City teaching the arts to children. The ages have ranged between 4 years of age to 16 years of age, and the classes include but are not limited to: Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Baby Zumba, Theatre Arts, Creative Story Telling, Gymnastics and Voice. 

I have a Bachelors degree in Music Theater from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida and I have considered going back to school to get a teaching degree. I have always loved teaching but I especially believe that instilling creativity and the arts in children is vital to who they will grow up to be and how they will handle situations that they come across. 

I am patient, kind and creative. Having dealt with multiple ages and their own differing circumstances, I feel equipped to handle whatever comes my way with love and encouragement.

Ms Suzie


I am an accomplished professional ballerina, starting my journey at age four. I have lived a large life working with incredible world famous choreographers, directors and those who dedicate their lives to theatre and the fine arts.  I have traveled worldwide and been fortunate enough to perform in century old theatres and opera houses, working with live orchestras and performing to standing room only audiences. I continue to dance, choreograph and perform. These pieces of movement were a beautiful gift. It is mine to share to others now. 

Ms Nancy

Nancy has an extensive background in Dance and Figure Skating and the two have always gone hand in hand with her career.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, she was a National Figure Skating Competitor with an impressive competitive career.
She has traveled all over the world with Professional Ice and Dance Shows. Settling in South Florida for over 25 years, she raised her three beautiful sons and loves to call this home!

For the past 20 years, Nancy was the Director of Skating Development for the Florida Panthers Hockey Club. Over the years she has helped to develop Figure Skaters from the entry level to elite World and Olympic levels. Nancy has taught thousands of students to fall in love with Dance and Ice Skating. Her dedication and devotion, goes above and beyond at all times. She is always the first one to work and the last one to leave. Her first priority is ensuring her students and customers are well taken care of.

Nancy is also a former Mrs. Coral Springs and Ms. Broward County. She was also second runner up to the Ms. Florida Pageant. Nancy also enjoys directing and judging beauty pageants all over South Florida.

With her vivacious personality, high energy, warm and loving ways, students always enjoy being around her! Nancy’s love has always been working with children and she is passionate about everything she does. 

Ms Nicole


Nicole D'Arienzo has always had a profound passion and versatility in dance since the young age of 4. Originally from New York City, she was lucky enough to train at NY’s most prestigious and renowned high school - LaGuardia Arts, aka “the fame school”. Nicole started teaching dance in all styles at the age of 15. She then went on to becoming a professional and dancing for artists such as Don Omar and Ciara. Other credits include: America’s Got Talent, Saturday Night Fever: The National Tour, Off-Broadway's iLUMINATE: Artists of Light, Legends in Concert, and NCL cruise ships. Nicole is also a certified Zumba instructor, and Personal Trainer and loves incorporating her lifelong dance training into her newfound fitness life.