MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
THE DANCE EDGE TEAM
DanceEdge is home to an unparalleled group of instructors. The combined experience of our team spans decades, and extends from the ballroom floor into the community. With a wealth of knowledge gained through training, competition, performance and instruction, our staff can help you realize your dance goals and change your outlook on life! At DanceEdge, you won’t just find a studio and a teacher, you’ll find a welcoming community full of support and a passion for dance. Scroll down to meet the DanceEdge family, and learn about their qualifications and experience. Whether you are looking for ballroom competition, salsa dancing, or classes for children, contact us to find the perfect instructor for your needs!
2018-2019 Top Studio, Ohio Star Ball
Dance Edge is home to some of the industry’s greatest talent and they are here to help you succeed!
Katt Baumgartner is a professional ballroom dancer, competitor, choreographer and instructor and a former member of the Dayton Ballet’s pre-professional company. Ranked as the No. 1 Top Female teacher in the World in DanceSport Series, Katt has the experience and skill to allow you to reach your fullest potential.
As a Certified Professional Behavioral and Values Analyst, Jeffrey uses his special techniques to create powerful, engaging relationships with his students that are based on positive intentions, open and honest communication, goal setting and support. Through connected teaching Jeffrey builds empowered dancers and engaged audiences. From individuals and couples who want to have fun learning to dance, to U.S. and World Pro/Am Champions, Jeffrey Goltiao has successfully developed all types of dancers for all types of occasions.
Natalya Krimmel specializes in teaching wedding couples as well as individuals in all styles of ballroom. Her years of experience instructing ballroom, ballet, yoga, and pilates give her a unique perspective and ability to teach excellent fundamentals. Natalya was the 2018 Ohio Star Ball Champion in International Standard Ballroom, and Vice-Champion in American Style Smooth that same year. Her educational background in International studies has proven useful in her training under a variety of world-class coaches and champions. She loves to help people reach their individual potential, and find joy, confidence and fulfillment through the art of dance!
As an Italian Ballroom Dance Champion in the International Standard division, Maura has danced in ballrooms all over Italy and Europe. Since moving to the United States to further pursue her dance career, Maura has expanded her repertoire to include American Smooth and Rhythm along with International Ballroom and Latin styles. She competes in the Pro-Am category while coaching new and established dancers on technique. Maura uses positive teaching techniques, providing constructive criticism that reinforces proper execution. Learn more about Maura by visiting her website:
Maura La Brindisina
Originally from Venezuela, Diego started teaching and performing at the age of 16. As a certified ballroom dance teacher in rhythm smooth and social dance, he focuses on developing the necessary skills for each individual student to get their dancing to the next level – from beginners to professionals. He currently competes all around the United States and has won many dance titles.
Todd is a highly sought after instructor in salsa and bachata, and travels to Latin dance festivals to bring the latest music and salsa dance combinations from top instructors around the world. Todd is the founder and marketing director of Lincoln Street Salsa, and co-hosts the event along with his business partner, Jeff Goltiao. Visit his website at:
Lincoln Street Salsa.
Amie Cressie has a background in jazz and ballroom dance, however she now specializes in Argentine Tango. She performs in Columbus with Francesco Guerra, who has been dancing Tango for over 20 years. Amie has also performed in Los Angeles, California and Sydney, Australia where she also lived. Amie loves to travel and has learned from top instructors at Tango Festivals worldwide. Amie enjoys hosting Tango events, teaching group classes, and private lessons at DanceEdge. She also enjoys blogging, which you can read on her website:
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