Maria Fernanda Tondolo


Maria Fernanda Tondolo, creator of TEMPO DA, started learning Flamenco since she was 3 years old in Venezuela. Maria went to different well-known academies where she learned everything related to Flamenco and reached the highest level as a student. Also, Tondolo taught Flamenco for 5 years to children and adults. But, the desire to learn more so she can be the best instructor and to get into a higher level takes her to Madrid, Spain, for one year where she gained more knowledge about Flamenco.
Now, she decided to create TEMPO DANCE ACADEMY with the goal of teaching what she loves the most and share everything that she has achieved and learned to everyone in Orlando.
Through TEMPO DA, she will share her knowledge and passion with the companion of other professional dancers.

Eva Grossi

Eva Maria Grossi was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She started her ballet studies at “Ballet Arte” School, where she had the opportunity to train with some of the greatest instructors of her native country. Grossi had the opportunity to travel to Basel, Switzerland, where she obtained the Merit Diploma of the Vaganova Technique. Upon her return to Venezuela, she graduated from “Ballet Arte” in 1995 and immediately joined the National Ballet of Caracas, Teatro Teresa Careno II company under the artistic direction of Vladimir Issaev, currently artistic director of Arts Ballet Theater of Florida in Miami, Florida. In 1996 Eva started her
professional career touring around the world and performing soloist and principal roles of the company’s repertories such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet among others.

Montserrat Diaz

Aida Montserrat Diaz, was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1992, where she began her training as a dancer at the early age of 2, attending the prestigious Dance School “Las Cabales” under the direction of Hilda Prats. This was the place where she discovered her passion, and developed not only the basics but also the foundation of her technique. “Las Cabales” not only trained her to develop into the professional dancer she has become today but mentally prepared her for the art and disciplines of dance. Montserrat has had extensive training in the arts of Flamenco, Classical Spanish dance, and Classical ballet. Montserrat is constantly growing professionally by taking workshops with prestigious Flamenco dancers from Spain, Mexico, and Venezuela. This helps her increase her knowledge, improve technique, and overall dance performance.

Odessa Churchill

My name is Odessa Churchill, I am a professional dancer as well as the owner and founder of Mama Ma’at health and holistic services. I recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in sports and exercise and a minor in dance. Dancing has continued to be a passion of mine through the years from a very young age. Dance provided me with an opportunity to find purpose and something to work towards. Currently, I dance on an adult Hip Hopmega crew called ‘the SQUAD’ and an all-female adult crew called ‘ECB’. I’ve also worked for Insomniac events for events like EDC Orlando. 

Christina Clauson

Christina Clauson, 20 years of experience as a dance instructor. Growing up she studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics, Contemporary, and Modern. When she graduated High School she joined the competitive National Ballroom Dance Team at the University of Arizona. She is currently a performer for the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida.

Justin Antonio

Justin Antonio, Hip Hop Elite Instructor. Professional Dancer from Los Angeles, currently living in Orlando, Florida. Some of his credits include Pharrell Williams, Lil Wayne, WingStop, and SPX Shoe company. Justin is trained in all styles of dance and his primary style is performance choreography (hip hop). He hopes to inspire others to find themselves artistically through sharing his passion for movement.

Salome Gomez

My name is Salome Gómez, I was born in Venezuela. At the age of 2, I began to dance ballet at the Cristina Gutiérrez Academy, there I participated in several recitals, then I began to dance flamenco at the age of 6 at the Carolina León Academy where I also participated in recitals and currently I continue to dance Flamenco at Tempo DanceAcademy where I have a year. In these places, I have learned everything I know and I continue to learn with great passion.

Jessica Owens

My name is Jessica Owens, I’m an aerial performer and instructor in Central Florida with a background in ballet and contemporary dance. I bring my creative movement into the air, and I’ve performed throughout Florida for a variety of events. I’ve spent the last 6 years coaching aerial silks, aerial hoop and aerial yoga.