Patricia Pietkiewicz - (Director/Studio Owner)

Patricia was raised and conditioned from a young age to strive for success. Her dance journey began at the age of four and quickly transitioned to the competitive level. Patricia’s passion for dance ignited under the professional instruction of Jan Johnson and Tommy Boyz, while training at Attitude’s Performing Arts Center; it was here that she found her home in dance. Her competitive nature and drive for perfection soon granted her the opportunity to train with Frank Hatchett, Mia Michaels, and Bob Rizzo in New York City.

At the age of 13, she was accepted into BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio. By age 15, she had been recognized on the regional and national dance competition circuit with numerous titles. At the age of 16, she was appointed Principal Dancer for Naples City Ballet Company/Sarasota Ballet.

Along with her exceptional skills, Patricia also brings a tremendous educational background to the classroom. She began sharing her passion for dance through teaching. She created the Department for Performing Arts at Redlands Christian Migrant Association Community School. Patricia remained the Arts Director for seven years instructing kindergarten through sixth grade students. During this time, she directed the musical, Disney’s Aladdin Jr., and owned a private dance studio, Top Floor Studio. Her training and teaching experience include various genres of dance, such as, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, and Musical Theater.

Patricia has an Elementary Education degree and shared her love of learning with many of her students from kindergarten to third grade for seven years at San Carlos Park Elementary and Veterans Park Academy For The Arts. In 2013, she was recognized as a Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction and named the Social Studies Teacher of the Year.

She is thrilled to be sharing her passion and love for dance with each of her students.

Amanda Sammons - (Dance Instructor)

Amanda is currently enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University. She has been dancing for 12 years at Kim Hall's School of Dance, located in Brandon, Florida. She grew up training under Charity Molloy and Kim Hall Perez.

She has trained in all genres of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary and competed for 10 years on the with “Artists Unleashed” at Kim Halls. Amanda has consistently received overall scores, judges choice awards, and costume awards. She has also had the opportunity to study and train with top industry professionals such as Travis Wall and Stacey Tookey.

Amanda hopes to influence the minds of others with her passion and love for dance. She has great ambition in what she does, always trying to learn something new and never giving up. Dance has always been there for her and always will be a very important part of her life.

Lisa Elek Winning

Current owner and director of The Pittsburgh Pro Performance Dance and Gymnastics Centre' for 24 years. Certified by test to teach through Dance Educators of America, Dance Masters of America, ACE, and The USASF. All Around Jr. Olympic Gymnastics Champion, World Elite Acrobatic Arts Champion, Dance Masters Miss Dance of Pennsylvania, 2nd Alt to Miss Dance of America, Dance Educators Overall National Champion NYC. Miss USA Hawaiian Tropic and Promotions Director. Numerous Top Choreography and National Instructor Awards. Instructor of Jazz Technique, Tap, and Acrobatics at The Broadway Dance Center NYC. Trained students at NYC Circus Academy. Taught countless National Convention and Master Classes.

" My greatest accomplishments are my many many students as well as my daughter who have gone on to dance, perform and teach professionally."

Ashley Laine

Ashley Laine is 24 years young and has been dancing since she was 5 years old. She began in a combo class that was tap, jazz, and tumbling and began expanding her repertoire shortly after her first year. She fell in love with dance immediately. As she grew into the art, she began to realize that dance was an outlet for her. She was able to share her feelings through her dances.

She was a competition dancer for many years and traveled all over Florida to different competitions and conventions. She has taken class from many famous choreographers such as Mike Minery, Travis Wall, and Doug Caldwell. Her senior year of High School she received a dance scholarship from LA Dance Magic to attend their summer intensive in Los Angeles.

Dance was always a big part of her education as well. She attended Edison Park Academy for the Arts, Cypress Lake Middle School, and Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts. In middle school she was on the Ovations Dance Team and in High School she was a dance major. In college, she attended Valencia Community College and has a dance minor.

When she graduated high school she then began to teach dance. Ashley currently has a degree in Elementary Education and is teaching kindergarten at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts. In her teaching, she wants to share her passion and love for the art of dance. She wants her dance classes to be a time of training, expression, and fun. She is looking forward to this new dance season!