Meet Our Team

 

Credentials:

  • Certified dancer with Arthur Murray and DVIDA (Dance Vision International Dance Association)
  • Bachelors Degree in Sports & Recreation Management
  • Rhythm Finalist
  • Certified Fitness and Health Coach

Abraham Sannoh

Owner & Instructor

Abraham (Abe) took ownership of Crown Dance Studio in 2014, with the mission of making the studio an affordable dance home for all, no matter your economic circumstance. With over 24 years of dance — including 14 years of teaching, and 11 years of competing — his hope is to empower people from all walks of life to discover their purpose and accomplish their dreams. If you ask him what his favorite part of being an instructor is, he’ll always emphasize his love and passion for helping students and staff develop their dance skills as they transform into better versions of themselves. His warm, friendly and energetic personality — paired with his high level knowledge and skillset of dancing — always makes learning easy, fun and exciting.

Abe likes to remind us, “never let your past circumstances define you. You have the power to make a decision to create the changes you need for the life you desire.” Joining our Crown Dance Studio family would be a great decision, in our very unbiased opinion.

Allison Lenore
Professional Dance Instructor

Since early childhood, Allison has been extremely active and full of energy. During her elementary and high school years, she was a track & cross country champ, which got her a full scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University — the place where she was exposed to the art & joy of ballroom dancing. Allison has been a professional instructor since 2006 and has earned numerous awards at American Smooth & Rhythm dance competitions.

Allison is known for her in-depth knowledge of dance techniques, as well as her passion for having fun on the dance floor. Be sure to book a private lesson, and don’t forget to join her every Saturday for Styling Class as she walks you through perfecting your form, rhythm, and muscle group focus.

Mateo Catalán
Professional Dance Instructor

With over 12 years of professional competitive dance experience, and even more of teaching, Mateo’s an integral part of team #CrownDanceStudio.

“As a Mexican-American, dance is part of my culture. I’ve practically been dancing since I was born,” says Mateo, as he recalls his years of training in multiple forms of dance: ballet, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical, contemporary, and ballroom/latin.

Our favorite thing about Mateo is his energy on the dance floor. “Life is about fun, and I believe that everyone should be able to enjoy life. I strive to create an atmosphere which excites you, and motivates you to reach your dancing dreams!”

Say hello to Mateo in person during Tuesday group classes, or book a private lesson. He’ll take you out for a spin!

Noelia Garcia
Professional Dance Instructor

Noelia began her dance career in November of 2015  to pursue her passion for dance through salsa &  bachata. As a new instructor here at Crown, she hopes to help inspire and heal people through movement. We have no doubt that her natural talents and ability to connect with people will achieve exactly that.

Fun fact: Noelia has her own small empanada business called Noles Kitchen.

Nick Pasch
Professional Dance Instructor

An athlete since birth, Nick’s love of dance initially came to be from his mother’s encouragement to attend class as a child — after day one, he was hooked. It wasn’t until college, however, that Nick began to teach and compete in ballroom dancing; and although he had attended college for history and secondary education, his love and passion for this art form drew Nick back to the dance floor. As an instructor, he hopes to get to witness his students’ excitement as they gain confidence in their moves. “I love to see that ‘aha’ moment!”

Join Nick on the dance floor for plenty of fun and learning!

Visit Us

2820 Dorr Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031.

Email Us

crowndance2820@gmail.com