OUR FACULTY

Erica Fiore

Erica Fiore

Artistic Director

Emma Castronovo

Dance Instructor

Emma has danced for as long as she’s known how to walk. She grew up dancing at heavily focusing on community events, nursing homes, and other venues. Once she started competition team, she knew she wanted to dance forever. Born and raised in Naples, FL, Emma went to Charlotte, NC for college. She graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2020 with a double degree in Exercise Science and Dance Performance. She was a Creative Director for Range of Motion Dance Ensemble and led her sorority to first place in Airband. She is currently in a doctoral program at Arcadia University to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her passion for dance and the human body is what led her down this career path.

Victoria Paschke

Dance Instructor

Victoria is a native to the Sunshine state. Born and raised in Florida she was a gymnast for fifteen years and a cheerleader for over 20. She began as Pop Warner Cheerleader and became captain of her high school varsity team and captain of her competitive squad. She is currently a full time teacher in Lee County where she has taught for fifteen years. She is also the founder of a local non-profit dog rescue, Love is Fur Ever Dog Rescue, that has been in operation for ten years. Victoria is passionate about gymnastics, dance, cheer, and helping children learn who they are in every aspect of live. She believes the most important thing is believing in yourself and becoming strong enough so you can be your very best. She loves sharing her experiences and watching children grow into their greatest talents.

Casmir Wells

Dance Instructor

Casmir attended the University of Washington before deciding to continue her education at Everett Community College. During her time at the University of Washington, Casmir was honored to be a part of the cheer/dance team. In 2013, Casmir was nominated to be a part of Cirque du Soleil in Montreal Canada. Casmir has choreographed award winning choreography regionally and nationally. Her dancers she has worked with have placed 1st overall on numerous occasions. It is very important to Casmir that her students feel comfortable in class; she goes out of her way to be sure they understand her instructions and is happy to go over the steps until they are clear. She asks that her students come to class prepared for anything and with determined focus.

Hannah Hudson

Dance Instructor

Hannah is originally from Virginia, where she started dancing at the age of 3. Between the ages of 5 and 10, she continued to receive training in ballet while living abroad with her family and had the opportunity to perform for the royal family of Bahrain. When she returned to the US, she continued receiving dance instruction in Lynchburg, Virginia and competed ballet with her studio’s performance company. She began assistant teaching dance classes at Dance and Music Creations while she was in high school and then became an instructor once she started college, teaching a variety of styles for all different ages. As a student at Liberty University, she danced with a student-led tap group called Rhythm Tap and had many opportunities to perform in the community. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, she moved to Fort Myers to begin earning her doctorate of physical therapy at Florida Gulf Coast University. She will graduate in 2025 and looks forward to pursuing her performing arts certification to work as a physical therapist for dancers and other performers. She is excited to continue teaching dance in the sunshine state!