Intensity Dancers’ Studio is committed to encouraging all dancers to strive for excellence and enjoy the journey along the way. We believe each dancer has the ability to reach physical, emotional and intellectual well-being through our dance program. Our goal is to provide quality dance instruction in a positive and friendly environment. Intensity Dancers’ Studio promotes confidence, self-respect, discipline and appreciation through the fine arts of dance. We inspire every dancer to find the creativity inside and to chase after his/her dance dream.
Meet Our Staff
We are a team of dedicated professionals who take pride in the development and success of your dancer.
Maria Pacetti has been dancing since the age of four. She continued her dance education into her early 20s, under the direction of Albertina Montalvo. She formally danced as an apprentice with Miami Dance Theater under Mariano Alvarez. In 1997, she returned to dance at Florido Dance & Arts Center as a student, and in 1998 she became an instructor. In 2003, she joined Intensity Dancers’ Studio as an instructor and in 2004 she became one of the directors. She cites her greatest mentor and teacher as Eduardo Recall of Ballet Concerto.
Jennifer Cruz is a graduate dance major from New World School of the Arts high school and college programs. She received her degree in dance studying ballet, jazz, tap, modern and pilates. Jen was also a member of the Isadora Duncan dance company for five years. Jennifer is a founding director of Intensity Dancers’ Studio. She is an award winning dance instructor and choreographer in various styles and has judged for both Showbiz and Primetime dance competition nationwide since 2011.
Caitlyn Pacetti started dancing at the young age of four, where she was trained in different styles of dance. She attended Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School, where she was on the dance team for three years. Caitlyn is a graduate of Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School. In her senior year, Caitlyn started working at Intensity Dancers’ Studio as a part-time receptionist. After her exceptional work was noted, she was promoted to office manager. Once Intensity’s second location was opened in 2015, she was promoted to operations manager, where her she looks over the daily operations of the two studios. Caitlyn’s greatest part of her job is the interaction with all the lovely dancers and parents that attend Intensity Dancers’ Studio. Caitlyn is currently pursuing her Accounting degree and is a part of the English Honor Society.
Alexandra Amador has been an active belly dance student and performer since the age of three. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, she was taught by a variety of belly dance professionals such as Yesenia Lauzurique and Nilda Volta. Belly dance, being her first genre of dance, Alexandra was able to master all different types of cultures within belly dancing, including Arabic, Turkish, and Egyptian. As she got older, while she continued to receive belly dance lessons, she began to attend classes of other genres of dance, such as ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, flamenco and contemporary. As a student at Intensity Dancers’ Studio, she started to share some of her knowledge of belly dancing with other students and even included her talent in some of her performances for competitions. She has performed and competed in multiple competitions and has been given special awards for her advanced performances and unique talent.
Alfredo Martinez started coaching as a volunteer recreation cheerleading and gymnastics instructor at a Florida YMCA. He soon wanted a bigger challenge and began working for the Florida Gymnastics Training Center in Kendall. In 1994, Coach Martinez opened Tri-Star Gymnastics, which grew rapidly to nearly 200 athletes a month. In 1995, Martinez started a co-ed cheerleading team by the name of Miami Elite All-Stars. The Miami Elite All-Stars had a lot of early success, and by 1998 they had won their first state title. Soon after, the junior team won a national co-ed championship. Those titles established Miami Elite as one of the top names in the cheerleading industry. Alfredo is specialized in elite tumbling, stunts, tosses, jumps, and pyramids which are performed in dance today. Alfredo holds a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts, 36 years of gymnastics experience, 36 years of cheerleading experience and 11 years of Tap and Jazz dance experience.