Hi! I'm Miss Alina. I started dancing when I was 3 and continued until I was 13,(but never could quite quit completely, so I took classes long after.) I trained at multiple academies but my last was at Agape Dance Academy in the Santa Cruz area. I grew up in Santa Cruz and just moved to Santa Barbara in August 2021 to continue my college education at UCSB. I am studying history, with the intention of becoming a middle school teacher. Most of my dancing experience has been in ballet. I have been in productions such as the Nutcracker and Don Quixote, and have competed at the Youth American Grand Prix. Before coming to Santa Barbara, I taught at the Tutu School in Scotts Valley for over two years. My philosophy is teaching with positivity and being as supportive as possible. I would like to create a fun and creative atmosphere that allows my dancers to love dance.