Teachers & Programs
DANA ROSENTHAL - Owner & Dance Teacher
Dancing since age 3, Dana has experience in hip hop, jazz, poms, ballet, pointe, modern, tap and musical theatre! In four decades, she has elevated from dancer to teacher, choreographer, director, coach, manager and dance studio owner! Dana has taught and choreographed for studios, schools, hip hop crews, dance teams and musical theatre programs throughout Chicago & Los Angeles. She's performed at Disney World, Carnegie Hall (NY) and at the United Center for Chicago Bulls' pre-game! Dana's choreography is featured on the Nintendo Wii games: Just Dance for Kids and Smurf Dance Party and she competed on ABC Family's 2003 revival of Dance Fever! Dana graduated from the University of Iowa while managing Debbie Reynolds’ Studio in LA, where professional dancers trained and taught alongside choreographers for Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown, Madonna & more! She was Head of Registration for the USA/World Hip Hop Dance Championships through Hip Hop International, who also created MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew! Dana co-created the Chicago Youth Dance Exhibition, as well as co-produced Carnival Chicago! In 2017, she started DRC to fuse Chicago & LA dance industries, while encouraging anyone to enjoy activity, fitness and gain confidence at any age, level or experience through DANCE!
Growing up in Mexico City & moving to Chicago in 2004, DANCE & FITNESS has always been part of Estefania’s life. Dancing for fun at a very young age she often performed front row center at school festivals! In 2008, she discovered Zumba dancing to the DVDs at home, taking classes at the gym, became certified in June 2016 & has been teaching at various locations ever since. Estefania’s true love for dance fitness was inspired as a MixxedFit student which combines explosive dance movements with bootcamp toning. Within a year of training, Estefania was certified in 2014 and has been teaching, learning and loving the dance fitness format. Her Mixxed Fit class is big & loud, like a party often including fun themes! She loves teaching dance fitness classes because she's feel good helping students to release stress, exercise & find a tribe that supports each other beyond the dance floor. Estefania’s goal is to always help students feel healthier, leaving happier than when they arrived and smile!
Sensei Miran is a 4th degree black belt in ITF Taekwondo and Hapkido. He started training in 1993 at the age of 9 under Master Fred Richmond. Ranked in the top ten in the Midwest between 2008 - 2014, Miran is an 11 time Midwest champion in forms, fighting and weapons & he's a member of the first AKA fighting team. Aside from karate, Miran enjoys dunking basketballs, surfing and working out.
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MAKSUMIC MARTIAL ARTS
LATIN & BALLROOM
Catherine Attfield is a Chicago based dance instructor and choreographer specializing in social and
partnering dance styles. Training at a young age in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop led her to performances
in dance & theatre, and earned a BA in acting from Columbia College Chicago. After graduating, Catherine
received her training in ballroom, Latin and swing styles and discovered her passion for helping adults
develop dance skills with confidence and excitement. Catherine is a highly sought after and in-demand
ballroom and social dance instructor, working with hundreds of brides and grooms each year to curate
memorable and meaningful first dances. Her choreography has been represented in theatrical and
commercial productions, conventions and formal events around the Chicagoland area. Through private
lessons, private parties and high energy group classes, Catherine is dedicated to providing fun and unique
date nights that are sure to make you and your partner the envy of every party!