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Our Staff

Nancy Preston
Nancy Preston

Madonna Bugaj
Madonna Bugaj

Marlene Henry
Marlene Henry

Kristen Kobus
Kristen Kobus

Leila Ricciardo
Leila Ricciardo

Antwan Jones
Antwan Jones

Nathan Soanka
Nathan Soanka

Alex Lenzy
Alex Lenzy

Jeremiah Nixon
Jeremiah Nixon

Kelsey McGrath
Kelsey McGrath

Tyrell Sanders
Tyrell Sanders

Alli Carroll
Alli Carroll

 

 

Nancy Preston opened Class Act Dance and Gymnastics because she loves helping children gain self-confidence through learning solid dance and gymnastics technique. Nancy trained in dance, gymnastics and acrobatics at (among others) the Philadelphia Ballet Company, the Charles Kelly School of Tumbling in New York, and Merluzzi Dance Center in Las Vegas. Nancy also danced professionally with Alan Lee Productions, Jerry Norman Dancers, David Hadson Productions and Michael Daron Dancers. Nancy has been teaching dance and gymnastics for more than 30 years, and is USGAF safety certified.

Madonna Bugaj has trained in all styles of dance since the age of 3. Her 20-year professional dance career began after one year of college and competing in the Miss Dance of America Finals. Madonna danced professionally on stage and television all over the East Coast and the Bahamas before moving to Las Vegas in 1978 to dance in the Folies Bergere at the Tropicana Hotel. Madonna has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, baton twirling, adagio, drama and voice.

Marlene Henry was one of the original gymnasts on the Merluzzi Flyers Gymnastics Team. She competed and won the Class III Nevada State Compulsory title, in 1978; the Class II Silver State Classic Compulsory title, in 1979; and won 3rd all around in the Nevada State Compulsory/Optional meet, in 1980. Marlene also danced in the Nutcracker Ballet with the Nevada Dance Theater in 1982. She has been coaching for over 30 years and many of her elite level students have won regional titles and earned full scholarships at various colleges. Marlene is USGAF safety certified.

Kristen Kobus is currently a model for Molly Brown’s Swimwear, as well as a dancer and model for BEST agency in Las Vegas. Kristen has worked at Class Act Dance and Gymnastics since 2003, and is the coach and choreographer for the award winning Class Act dance team. Kristen’s training includes tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and gymnastics.

Leila Ricciardo began dancing when she was 14. Leila has trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, tap, modern dance and gymnastics. She has studied at Class Act Dance and Gymnastics, The Rock Center for Dance, and recently took part in an intensive 2-month training camp with the Nevada Ballet Theatre. Leila is currently training in aerial arts with Cirque du Soilel coaches at Shine Fitness, focusing on silks, lyra, static trapeze, and contortion.

Antwan Jones is from Las Vegas, NV and is trained in gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, and partner stunting. He attended Ohio State University and was a cheerleader there for 3 years and the captain for 2 years. Antwan was a cheer camp director and oversaw every aspect of the camps for gymnastics and cheerleading. Antwan also has a competitive gymnastics background and he judges cheer competitions throughout the valley for NCA and UCA.

Nathan Soanka is a dancer, gymnast and aerialist who is currently a dancer in the Divas Las Vegas show at The Quad Resort. Nathan was the dance captain for the National Broadway tour of “Hairspray” in 2006, and has danced and performed aerial acts all over the country.  Nathan has trained in jazz, hip-hop, tap, lyrical, ballet, modern, partner dance. He has also trained in a myriad of aerial arts and gymnastics, specializing in floor and trampoline.

Alex Lenzy is currently a principle dancer at Planet Hollywood’s V Theater, and has trained in many styles of dance including: jazz, hip-hop and clogging for 15 years; caperioa and ballet for 12 years; and modern dance, ballroom and breaking for 5 years. Alex has previously worked for many production companies in the Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles areas, including appearances in Disney films like Den Brothers and High School Musical 3.

Jeremiah is a recent resident to Las Vegas, NV from Salt Lake City. He has been a competitive gymnast for 4 years at Woodscross High School. Jeremiah has worked at Class Act Dance and Gymnastics for 2 years. He teaches beginner and intermediate gymnastics and is a high energy dedicated coach.

Kelsey McGrath is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and acrobatics. Since 1998 she has been training in dance and attended the Theater Arts Preparatory School in Las Vegas this year. Kelsey attended the University of Iowa for dance in 2015. She has coached competitive gymnastic teams in Missouri and taught high school and college dance teams in Texas.

Tyrell Sanders is a new resident to Las Vegas from Oregon. He trains in breaking, popping, hip-hop, and has a edgy/hip style to his dance. He has had multiple dancing crews who have competed in The World of Dance conventions for over 4 years now. He has created a dance studio named "Hip Hop SoulSation Academy." Tyrell has opened up for Tyga, E-40, and Lupe Fiasco on their tours.

Alli Carroll is a new resident to Las Vegas, NV from Colorado. She trains in hip-hop and jazz. Alli has been apart of a dance crew here in Las Vegas called Culture Shock. She's traveled to Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa to do live performances and shows with her dancing experience. Alli has also danced in a few music videos in Missouri and Colorado.