Victoria Blevins

Victoria Blevins has been a dance instructor for over 15 years. Her love of dance began at an early age. Her training included all forms of dance and acrobatics. She pursued her dream thirteen years ago after opening her dance studio in Brandon.

A graduate of Brandon High School, Victoria was captain of Brandon High’s Dance team, her senior year. She was selected NCA All American Dancer and invited to perform at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and the Orange Bowl. As a student she performed with the Tampa Ballet. Victoria performed two years at Walt Disney World as an entertainer in various shows and parades. She was featured on the nationally televised Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas parade at the Magic Kingdom, in Orlando.

Victoria earned her Associates of Arts Degree and is a member of the Professional Dance Teachers Association. Victoria has attended master classes with well-known choreographers, such as Joe Tremaine, Cathy Roe, Darrin Henson and Frank Hatchett at the Broadway Dance Center in New York. Her most recent “Dance Teacher” convention included master classes with Bob Rizzo and the New York City Rockettes. Many of her students have gone on to pursue careers in dance. Several dance professionally with Walt Disney World and Sea World while others have gone on to perform as Tampa Bay Storm and Buccaneer Cheerleaders.

Victoria has been recognized with many outstanding choreography awards over the years and overall scoring dances. She continues to raise her team students with a nurturing, yet challenging environment. Pushing all of her students to not only meet, but exceed their own expectations and goals. Victoria is a firm believer that a good dancer is one that feels they can always strive for improvement. She believes that even as an instructor, she is still a student in the ever changing world of dance. As the dance world progresses, so does she.

Victoria continues her education through various conventions and workshops, including Dance Teacher conferences held annually in New York. She feels her passion for dance is reflected through her students and their many accomplishments.

Kelsey Nelson

Kelsey has over 25 years of dance experience ranging from major motion pictures to teaching students all across North America, judging for several prestigious dance competitions within the United States, and creating her own conditioning program for dancers. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dance Management from Oklahoma City University.

Some of Kelsey’s professional performing credits include working with choreographers like Fatima Robinson on Anchorman II: The Legend Continues (major motion picture), Mia Michaels on Rock of Ages (major motion picture),  Disney’s Million Dollar Arm (major motion picture), HSN, Royal Caribbean International, Feld Entertainment/Feld Motor Sports, Cirque Productions, Universal Orlando, Busch Gardens, Hardrive Inc., Event Show Productions, D Squared Productions, Cirque USA, and many more.

Along with performing, Kelsey has a passion for providing quality instruction and choreography. She has had the opportunity to continually develop both her teaching and choreography portfolio by working with St. John’s University, Wake Forest University, McKendree University, University of South Florida, New Bern High School (NC), Father Lopez High School (FL), Barron Collier High School (FL), Oviedo High School (FL), Victoria’s School of Dance, USA Ambassador Pageant, Cirque USA,, Universal Dance Association and many studios located within the United States and Canada. Kelsey has been honored to be a Master Instructor for National Dance Alliance, Universal Dance Association and Dance Team Union in the past few years.

You can find Kelsey on the judging panel of several different national competitions and as a member of Impact Dance Adjudicators. She has had the honor of judging several different National Finals for Universal Dance Association and USASF. She is always working to provide the most beneficial and valuable critiques possible to help both students and teachers alike grow and develop. Her passion for dance spreads wide and far and is always looking for new ways to continue to expand her wings in the entertainment and education industry.


Riley Justice

Riley started her dance training at 3 years old. For 14 years she was on the competition team at Victoria’s School of Dance. Throughout Middle School she studied under various teachers at Progress Village Middle School. She has continued her training throughout workshops and conventions, as well as assisting Kelsey Nelson at prestigious dance studios throughout the country. She enjoys getting to work with all of the kids new and returning, and is very excited for this upcoming season.

Amy Taylor

Amy Taylor teaches dance class in Riverview FloridaAmy Taylor has an impressive teaching background. Her own training includes the Erie Civic Ballet, Chautauqua Summer Program, National Academy of Dance, Haydee Gutierrez, Tampa Ballet, and the USF Dance Department.

Over the past 30 years Amy has credits including: Artistic Director Florida West Ballet Company, Moscow Ballet Nutcracker Children’s Rehearsal Mistress, USF Adjunct Faculty, Judith Lee Johnson’s Studio, Suncoast Academy.

Many of Amy’s students have gone on to professional careers with the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, David Parson’s, Atlanta Ballet, Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, Buglisi Foremann, National Touring Company of The King and I, Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular and more.

Victoria’s School of Dance is fortunate to have the talent of Amy Taylor.

Savonna Marie Lugo

Savonna Marie Lugo began dancing at the age of 3. She developed the love of movement in all dance forms. She studied extensive classic jazz training under Katrina Clark in Brandon. In her early training she was trained in classical ballet by Ray Dizon at Diane Partington’s School of Classical Ballet in Sarasota. She also became a personal student under Julie Counts focusing on extensive gymnastic skills and training.

In her early teen years she continued her training under Kelsey Nelson Lack, and accompanied her as an assistant to various locations throughout the US. In her later teens, she truned her focus toward teaching. She has found true fulfillment in watching her students develop a passion and love for movement and expression throughout dance.