Meet Our Administrative Team

Artistic Director/Studio Owner

Nicole Calabrese 

Owner of Mystical's Dance Company.  Miss Nicole teaches our GEM LEVEL classes as well as private lessons and Competition solos. 

Celebrating her 10th Season in business! 

Studio Manager

Susan Calabrese

You can find Ms. Sue welcoming all our dancers throughout the week with a warm and friendly smile. If you ever have any questions, please be sure to ask Ms. Sue if our Director, Miss Nicole is unable to answer. 


Office Manger

Jenn Haley 

If you ever ever walked through our doors, you are sure to see Miss Jenn. Miss Jenn can answer any and all your questions you may have in regards to pricing, classes, and important dates. 

Meet Our Instructors 

"Bling" Team Head Instructor

Ashley Heden 

Our 2021-22 Mini Team Instructor. 

Miss Ashley is excited to welcome all our mini's to our Competitive Team, and is looking forward to a wonderful year ahead! 

Ballet Director

Yseult Leger 

Ms. Yseult is our professionally trained and skilled Ballet Director at Mystical's Dance Company. Any questions on placement, ballet attire and ballet technique please be sure to ask her. 


Silver Team Head Instructor 

Kayla Cavanaugh 

Our 2021-22 Comp. Kids Head Instructor and children's Instructor. Miss Kayla has been with Mystical's Dance Company for 10 years and excited to be this year's Comp. Kids Team Instructor.

Strength & Condition Instructor/
Kids Instructor, Bling/Silver Team Instructor 

Kristen Skipper

Our 2021-22 Strength & Condition Instructor, Ms. Kristen, loves being a part of MDC and training dancers to reach their fullest potential and strengthen their muscles to achieve more flexibility. 

Children's Instructor

Nancy Lihan

Ms. Nancy, a former studio Owner herself up north, loves being a part of MDC working with our younger dancers. You can also find Ms. Nancy instructing some of our tap classes too!  

Children's/Competition Instructor

Nikki Testa 

From exciting leaps, turns and big kicks, Miss Nikki loves it all!  Trained in all styles of dance, with a wide-range of experience in performing. Miss Nikki is excited to be a part of our 2021-22 Season and can't wait to work with our skilled and trained dancers. 

Jr. and Int.Instructor

Jason Dubock 

NEW to our 2021-22 Season, Mr. Jason has an extensive background in dance. Mr. J is new Sarasota is excited to be a part of Mystical's Dance Company. 

Lyrical, Contemporary &
Jazz Instructor

Brandon Pavon 

NEW to Mystical's Dance Company. Mr. Brandon has a well diverse background in dance. Mr. Brandon will be working with our Intermediate and Advanced dancers for our 2021-22 Season. 

Hip Hop Instructor

Julio Moreno 

You can catch Mr. Julio instructing our Hip Hop classes! His classes are packed with hip hop tricks, across the floor training and choreography. 

Meet Our Assistant Instructors 

Monday- Silver Team
Tuesday- Kids Hip Hop

Kaite Haley 

Saturday- Tiny Tots 
Saturday- Twinkle Toes

Kit Kat Egan

Monday- Twinkle Toes

Kiara Schroeder 

ZUMBA Instructor

Lisa Sheehan 

We are finally welcoming ZUMBA to MDC! When there's Zumba, there's Lisa. Lisa's classes are sure to be LOVED by everyone! Her classes are FUN, ENERGETIC and EXCITING! Come check out her ZUMBA classes on Wednesday's 5:30-6:30pm... you won't be disappointed

Tumbling Instructor 

Kristen Edwards-Matthews

NEW to Mystical's Dance Company. Ms. Kristen is the QUEEN of tumbling! You can catch her always working out, and tumbling! We are so thankful to have Ms. Kristen a part of MDC! Her class begins January 2022. 

After-school Instructor &
Children's Instructor

Cody Torrance 

Cody is part of our Competition Team, and a well-diverse advanced dancer. He loves being able to teach dance after-school at Community Day School and Gulf Gate. Cody also loves being able to teach our Summer Camps, private lessons and children's classes. 

Wednesday- Kids Musical Theater
Wednesday- Kids Acro


Brooke LaPorte

Monday-Tiny Tots
Tuesday- Kids Jazz
Thursday-Tiny Tots

Brandie Moore

Thursday- Bling Team

Mya Ayardo

Monday- Kids Leaps & Turns

Jillian Hughes

Sub.  Assistant Instructor

Kaia Mondon

Wednesday- Combo Stars

Juliana Silver

Thursday- Silver Lyrical

Liadain Velardi

Monday- Bling/Silver Hip Hop Team

Tatum Galdieri

Thursday- Kids Lyrical 

Jacqueline Gibson


Wednesday- Kids Ballet

Twinkle Toes- Thursday

Mia Anderson

Ruby Keoughan