GINA-MARIE JIMENEZ has been studying dance and Acrobatics in the South Florida area since the early age of 3. She received her training at Michael’s Academy of Performing Arts in Coral Springs and quickly found her love for the arts. In her teen years, Gina went on to receive numerous awards at local and national competitions in Acrobatics. In 2005, she performed as a lead field dancer for Kelly Clarkson, Ashlee Simpson, and Trace Adkins at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Two years later, she was accepted into Broadway Dance Center’s summer intensive study in New York City. While studying dance in NYC, she was selected to assist celebrity choreographer, Brian Friedman from So You Think You Can Dance, for the Pulse Dance Tour in Manhattan. She is certified in Acrobatics by Dance Masters of America, Florida Dance Masters, and recently traveled to Canada to earn her most rewarding accomplishment, a double certification by Acrobatic Arts. Two of her former students hold titles for both Teen Miss Dance of Florida and Miss Dance of Florida. Above all else, Gina’s greatest passion in life is continuing to give quality training to her students while keeping the passion of Acrobatics alive. She puts forth all her energy into raising her students to become beautiful, confident, well-rounded dancers; while instilling discipline, hard work, and dedication in everything they set their minds to.