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.

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.

Regina DuPont

Professional Dance Instructor

Regina stepped into her first dance class nearly 17 years ago, fell in love and hasn’t looked back since. She studied Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, and Contemporary styles all through Middle School and High School and then went on to attend the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music for Ballet Performance in 2011. She danced and taught at various companies and schools in the Cincinnati area throughout college and it was there that she was first introduced to Social Dancing. She’s always continuing her own education in as many dance styles as possible because she believes that the best teachers are the ones who never stop learning. She can’t wait to share her love and passion for this art form with all of you!

Nick Pasch
Professional Dance Instructor

Always an athlete, Nick’s love of dance initially came to be from his mother’s encouragement to attend class as a child — since 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!

Ronald Rios 
Professional Dance Instructor

Ronald Rios is a multifaceted dancer, performer, choreographer, and instructor. Throughout his career, Ronald has worked with various artists (Flo-Rida, Cassidy, Three-Six Mafia, etc.), and large dance projects as a backup dancer — he has even performed at the Latin Grammy’s! After his extensive experience learning from some of the best in New York City and Los Angeles, Ronald moved to the DMV area. Since, he has served as a mentor for many kids who hope to one day achieve his level of skills! Give us a call and book your first private lesson with him.

Sophia Jones 
Professional Dance Instructor

Sophia started dancing almost as soon as she could walk, and while her first dance love was ballet, she has since explored many different dance styles: from bollywood, to jazz, to Latin ballroom, to salsa and bachata. In high school, Sophia spent four years on her school’s dance team while also pursuing competitive Latin ballroom, winning national titles in competitions for both. She started social dancing in college and has been hooked ever since!
For Sophia, dance has always been a vital creative and energetic outlet. She can’t wait to continue her journey, now as a teacher, and to share the invigorating effects of dancing with all students!

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Mitchell Landon 
Professional Dance Instructor

As a boy,  Mitchell was a huge fan of Ricky Martin — he was drawn to the style and flare that only Ricky could bring. Mitchell spent his youth chasing the path of performance through music, acting, and dance. His “Livin la Vida Loca”  mindset ultimately led him down the path he was destined for…salsa. In 2015, Mitchell moved to New York to chase his dream. He trained under Alfred Peña, the former US Bachata Champion and World Salsa Champion Finalist, which allowed him to teach in dance studios, clubs and events throughout New York. Following this experience, Mitchell decided to bring his knowledge to the place he once called home. He hopes to use his personal experiences to give back to  the growing dance community in the DMV.

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2820 Dorr Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031.

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crowndance2820@gmail.com