Dance Instructors

Mr. Gary Flannery

Gary Flannery, is a professional performer who toured the world as Shirley MacLaine’s partner; was a Principal Dancer on many TV Shows and Hollywood movies; and was Bob Fosse’s LEAD dancer on Broadway in “PIPPIN” and “DANCIN”, and was Fosse’s Principal Dancer in the movie... [More...]

Ms Brenda Campbell

Brenda Campbell brings over 40 years of dance experience to her classroom. She is a graduate of Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School at Kent State University and certified to teach ballet, tap and jazz. She was an active member of Dance Masters Florida... [More...]

Jennifer Lloyd

Jennifer has been teaching all ages and levels of dance for twenty years. She began her love of dance and performing at the age of three. Her training includes all forms of dance as well as baton twirling, dance team, and cheer. While attending Point... [More...]

Christianna Concilio

Christi Concilio started dancing at the age of three and has competed since the age of nine all across the United States. She is originally from Elmont, New York, where she began her training at Miss Edie’s Dancing Feet. She moved to Florida her Freshman... [More...]

Ms. Rhonda Williams

Rhonda Williams has been involved in dance instruction and choreography for over 25 years. She has made dance appearances on the Rikki Lake show, choreographed pieces for theater plays, Plant City High School Dance Squad, Strawberry Queen Pageant, Little Miss Plant City court, Hillsborough County... [More...]

Mackenzee Figg

Mackenzee began taking gymnastics at very young age in Indiana then moved to Florida in 2007 and started dancing at Julestarz. Mackenzee joined the company team and began dancing competitively at the age of 15. Mackenzee has been trained in genres such as ballet, jazz,... [More...]

Ms. Bianca Daniels

Miss Bianca has always had a passion for the Arts, with 30 years of training, competing and teaching experience at the national level. Bianca has trained with some well known artists such as Maurice Hines, Gregory Hines, Fayard Nicholas, Harold Nicholas, Brenda Bufalino, Savion Glover, Frank Hatchet and... [More...]

Ms. Nia Dillard

Miss Nia is extremely excited to re-join Julestarz Academy and enrich the lives of young children through dance instruction, movement, and exercise. She is a Tampa native and graduate from the University of South Florida where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Leadership Studies. She has... [More...]

Mrs. Mindy Astacio

Miss Mindy Astacio attended the Hanover School of Ballet in Pennsylvania. She spent 12 years traveling and performing internationally with The Hanover Children’s Ballet Theatre and Company to such places as, Romania, Bulgaria, former Soviet Union, England, Scotland, The Republics of Czech, Slovakia, Hungary and... [More...]

Ms Brittany Hail

Ms Brittany Hail began her dance training at the age of 2 in Brandon, Florida, where she was born and raised. She has been trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, African, Tap, Swing, Pointe, Hip Hop, Belly, Hula, and Acrobatics. During her youth, Brittany spent... [More...]

Ms. Candice Cunningham

Ms. Candice Cunningham is from Mesa, AZ, where she graduated from MCC with her AFA in dance, highest distinction. She continued her Dance Education at Cornish College of the Arts where she graduated with her BFA in Dance. While at MCC she performed with the... [More...]

Ms. Liz Strehle

Liz Strehle started dance at age three and has had nineteen years of dance training in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Jazz. She has been teaching dance classes for five years. She is from Pensacola,FL and recently moved to Tampa in June to... [More...]

Music Instructors

Mr. Taylor Irelan

Mr. Taylor has had a long and lustrous career as an acclaimed performer and musician. He received his Bachelors of Music from the University of North Florida and went on to earn his Masters of Music from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He... [More...]

Mr. David Cannistraci

Mr. David Cannistraci received his Bachelors Degree in Music from the The City College of New York, minoring in Education. He spent four years teaching piano, music theory, and music history at the New York learning Center in New York City and has extensive experience... [More...]

Mr. John Pitcher

Mr. John graduated from Berklee College of Music. He has been teaching over 30 years on various instruments including, but not limited to Guitar, Voice, Piano, Violin, and Drums. He has toured and recorded as well as worked with artists and produces such as: Heart,... [More...]

Office Staff

Mrs. Jennifer Dowdy

Mrs. Jennifer Dowdy is the Office Manager at Julestarz Academy. She was born and raised in South Carolina and settled in the Tampa area when her husband retired from the United States Marine Corps and now calls Tampa home. She has dedicated her time as a... [More...]