ABOUT US

mandelstamdance is the official dance program of The Mandelstam School in South Miami, Florida. Mandelstam Dance provides a dance education designed to produce well-rounded young artists versed in both, classical ballet and modern techniques.  Mandelstam Dance offers a foundation that provides knowledge and technical training concurrent with today's professional dance standards.  Our programs are structured to instill a disciplined work ethic that will go beyond the world of dance and accompany our students throughout their lives.

Mandelstam Dance is directed by iMEE Dance Company Co-Directors, Spencer Gavin Hering and Andrea Dawn Shelley.  iMEE is a professional national & international touring dance company founded by Hering & Shelley in Santa Barbara, CA in 2009.  As acclaimed Directors, Teachers, Choroegraphers & Dancers, Hering & Shelley bring over 25 years experience to Mandelstam Dance:

  • 20 years teaching experience in:  Florida, Texas, Rhode Island, California, Italy & Australia
  • 24 years professional dance experience dancing with companies located in: Florida, Texas, Rhode Island, California (touring nationally &  internationally)
  • 12 years professional choreographic experience with:  professional dance companies, Universities & Colleges throughout the USA
  • Bachelor of the Arts Degree, Dance Education, Florida International University
  • Graduate of Pacific Northwest Ballet, Professional Division, 2 Year Program
  • Trained by national & internationally renowned teachers such as:  Magdalena Maury, Magda Auñon, Cecilia Hering, Charles & Philip Fuller, Charles Maple, Jorge Esquivel, Roberto Almaguer
  • Additional dance training received by Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Founded iMEE Dance Company
  • Former Associate Artistic Director, Resident Choreographer, Ballet Master, Island Moving Co.
  • Former Dance Faculty, SRU Company Director & Resident Choreographer, Salve Regina University
  • Choreographic work presented in:  Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, California, Washington, Italy, Bulgaria, Australia and Mexico City
   
Mandelstam Dance  is additionally staffed with a national & international professional Faculty hailing from Florida, California, Wisconsin, Cuba & France. ​​Please see BIOS below.


​​DIRECTORS

  1. Spencer  Gavin  Hering
    Spencer Gavin Hering
  1. Andrea Dawn Shelley
    Andrea Dawn Shelley
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FACULTY
                                                                                            
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  1. Mélanie Martel
    Mélanie Martel
  1. Loliette Ribot
    Loliette Ribot
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  1. Brittany Reuss
    Brittany Reuss
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