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Our Staff

Nancy Preston
Nancy Preston

Madonna Bugaj
Madonna Bugaj

Marlene Henry
Marlene Henry

Kristen Kobus
Kristen Kobus

Valerie Gray
Valerie Gray

Alex Lenzy
Alex Lenzy

Alli Carroll
Alli Carroll

Derek Hart
Derek Hart

 

 

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.

Valerie Gray started her dancing career at Class Act in 2002. She has training experience in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap. Hip Hop, and Gymnastics. She has studied at Class Act and The Rock Center for Dance. Valerie is attending Law School at UNLV and graduates December 2017. Valerie has been teaching at Class Act since 2009 and helps assist on the dance team.

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.

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.

Derek Hart has been training in dance and acro for over 20 years. He has training in Jazz, Acro, Gymnastics, Ballet, Lyrical/Modern Dance, Musical Theater, and Tap. He just moved back to Las Vegas recently from Washington. Derek was hired as a dancer for cruise ship shows dancing and sailing on The Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Throughout the years he has performed in different shows at Bally's, Tropicana, Paris, Mandalay Bay, and the Luxor.