Instructors

ElStudio Crew

This is our amazing instructors on the weekly classes. Besides them, we have many more instructors, which comes to our events, workshops etc. 


Stine Ortvad, 46 years

Lady Styling Salsa, Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino, Cuban Moves

Stine Ortvad is the initiator of the dance association and the daily manager of CphDance of ElStudio. Stine is a professional dancer, who studied at the national dance school in Cuba, where she lived and studied modern and Cuban dance for 5 years. Stine is the one, Vild Med Dans(Dancing with the Stars) gives a call, when the dancers need inspiration. Together with 20 other educated dancers, she teaches on the dance school. All the instructors manages to inspire and pass on their dance skills, in a very inspiring and cheerful way. 

Acibys, 34 years

Afro-Cuban, Lady Styling Salsa, Reggaetón, Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino, Cuban Moves

Dancer from Cuba, who has been dancing professionally for many years. Her specialty is the folkloric part of the Cuban dance. She has danced in several dance festivals in Cuba, such as: Trinifork (Trinidad), A Tiempo con la Danza (Las Tunas) og Festival af Caribe (Santiago de Cuba).


Andrea, 16 years

Hip Hop/MGP

Andrea is a young dancer with a passion for the urban dance styles. Andrea teaches a children's dance class here at ElStudio, and has a great educational ability and children sene. Despite her very young age, she is able to live in the children's universe and give them a fun and challenging dance class.

Anier, 40 years

Reggaetón, Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino, Bachata, Cuban Moves, 

Anier has been a member of the dance school for 10 years, and has previously taught at our salsa courses in Cuba, which is affiliated with the National Dance School La ENA. His specialty is Cuban dance, salsa and reggaetón. He is part of the Cuban Moves dance group, who often performs. Anier is an inspiring and fantastic dancer, that has all the Cuban movements with him from Cuba, that he passes on to his students in a fun way. 


Anne, 23 years

Standard-Latin, Swing, Girly Hip Hop

Anne has danced all her life. She is educated from Planum and Stepz, and has danced within many dance genres at competition level since she was a child.
 
At ElStudio she teaches in Standard-Latin, Girly Hip Hop and Burlesque. Anne's hours are challenging and social, and there is room for both dancing for fun and being ambitious.
Standard-Latin is couple dance like in "Dancing with the Stars", where it is taught in European ballroom dancing. Depending on the level, these standard dances include English rolls, quickstep, slowfox and Viennese rolls, and Latin dancing cha-cha-cha, rumba, samba, jive and pasodoble.
 
Burlesque originates from the 1900s revue, and has been carried out by names like Josephine Baker and Marlene Dietrich. In its modern form, it is a dance genre, which is more showdance inspired by elements from Pussycat Dolls' and Christina Aguileras choreographies.
 

Anne-Sofie, 18 years

Rhythmic Dance for kids

Anne-Sofie has been dancing her whole life. She has mostly danced Latin, Hip Hop, Girly Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern and Ballet.
 
Anne-Sofie has taught children of all ages and all levels, at other well-known dance schools and summer camps here in Copenhagen, in the above-mentioned dance genre and has competed in several of the above dance styles.
 
In addition, Anne-Sofie has participated in several dance jobs at Ramasjang, Dr Ultra, Wild with Dance & in the movie "Dansen", and went to the adventure theater drama school.

Catherine, 26 years

Twerk

Catherine has gone all in and danced Twerk the last 2-3 years. She is trained by Twerk Queen, and her personal style is very feminine and sensual. 

Cecilie, 18 years

Hip Hop, Girly Hip Hop, Hip Hop/MTV-dance, Hip Hop/MGP

Cecilie is a young educated dancer, that has taken courses here in Copenhagen and abroad. She has been dancing to various events, shows and music videos in Denmark, including Distortion and Dancers Day in Tivoli. At ElStudio she teaches in different Hip Hop styles for children, young adults and adults. 

Daniela, 29 years

Reggaetón, Dancehall, DanceMix, Bellydance, Jazz and Modern

Daniela is an educated dancer from Argentina, and has studied in Denmark in Sceneindgangen. She has several years of experience from her home country, where she has taught at a dance school. She has lived in Denmark for 3-4 years. Daniela is a super sweet instructor who always brings a little humor into her classes.

Egil, 28 years

Breakdance
 
Egil has been dancing breakdance for 14 years. He started at 13 years old, in a small dance studio with his friends. Today Egil is one of the best and most active breakers in DK and Scandinavia. He has won numerous competitions throughout the world, including "7 to smoke" in Miami, USA. "Allstyle Battle" Toronto, Canada. "Street Star Scandinavia" Stockholm, Sweden. He has been dancing for Christopher, Ramasjang, Dj Static, Quint, subUrban Dance Festival, ID-Identity etc. Egil has a very educational approach to teaching and the hours always consist of fun, cool tricks and sweat on the forehead!

Inci, 40 years

LatinMix
 
Inci has danced Jazzballet and Showdance, but in the last 10 years Salsa and various Latin styles, including Zumba. She has taught children in dance and makes dance shows at schools with children once a year. 

Jakob, 37 years

Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino

Jakob has a big passion for Cuban culture and music and has danced salsa for 7 years. 

Jens, 16 years

Breakdance

Jens is the danish champion within Breakdance for children and young adults (under 18 years old). He has danced for 5 years. Jens has participated in many competitions in Denmark and abroad.

Josefine, 19 years

Hip Hop/MGP, Rhythmic Dance

Josefine has danced since she was 4 years old, and is an educated dancer with experience in Hip Hop, House, Locking, LA-style, Girly, etc. Her great passion is for the underground styles, and she often participates in different battles. She has also participated in and choreographed several musicals, and participated in various competitions including. Urban Spirit Showcase Competition at the CLASH CPH Festival 2017.
She teaches Hip Hop/MGP as well as Rhythmic dance for children and loves to pass joy and fun through the dance.

Lorena, 32 years

Jazz & Modern, Afro Jazz, Vinyasa Yoga, Pregnant Yoga, Afterbirth Yoga

Lorena has been dancing since she was 7 years old. She studied her BA in Choreography at Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, and has performed and worked in different countries like Argentina, Spain, Germany, South Africa and Denmark. Now she combines her life teaching dance, yoga and pilates.

Louise (Twerk Queen), 27 years

Twerk

Louise, also known as Twerk Queen, is Denmark's leading twerk dancer. She is also educated in psychology at the University of Copenhagen. She has managed to make everyone in Denmark aware of this trending dance, with the focus on the butt. According to Twerk Queen, twerk is a feminist dance, where you appreciate the natural body in all its greatness.

Louise, 26 years

Standard-Latin

Louise has 20 years of experience as an elite dancer and is currently no. 7 in the world in Latin American dance. She also has experience as a model for various clothes collections in the dance world. Besides that, she has participated as a dancer in several music videos. Louise is positive, smiling and open to trying new things and loves to challenge herself.
All new learning seems hard for a start - the same applies to dance steps, so Louise likes to keep things as simple as possible. In her experience, even the hardest piece of wood can become a playful easy and rhythmic dancer! Enjoy the rhythms of the dance and the good mood it brings, because there is always time to perfect it. 
 

Luciano, 41 years

Brazilian Samba, Afro, LatinMix, Creative Dance

Luciano has his own samba group and has taught in Denmark for 10 years.

Maria, 24 years

Streetdance/Hip Hop, House, DanceMix

Maria have always had urban dance in her life. It became really serious when she started in 2014 at Hotsteppers 1-year Hip Hop and Urban dance education in KBH.
One of Maria's main strenghts as dancer is her groove, soft movements and expressing different emotions. She mostly focuses on the styles Hip Hop, House and Waacking. In addition to a lot of dance training, she has participated in various dance projects, such as dancer for Drag Queen Miss Boney Honey, in Top Notch Crew's dance video and to Danish Open Belly Dance (2016). At ElStudio she teaches children, adolescents and adults. This season in Streetdance / Hip Hop Basis, DanceMix and Dance for children and adults.

Michaela, 26 years

Girly Hip Hop, Dancehall, House, Bellydance Fusion

Michaela from "Denmark's got Talent" was introduced to bellydance when she was 15 years old, by her then English teacher, who was a recognised dancer within the Danish bellydance community. Since then, she has broadened her dance horizon by attending a two year modern and classical dance education in Århus, and hereafter she attended the Hotstepper 1-year Hip Hop and Urban dance education. Although she has been exposed to many dance styles over the years, she has developed her own style mixing oriental dance background with dance styles such as Dancehall, Waacking, Classic Modern and more.

Mikaela, 24 years

DanceMix, Hip Hop, House, Waacking, Dancehall, Twerk, LatinMix, RetroMix

Mikaela has been dancing since she was 9 years old and loves to explore different styles and subgenres. Mikaela has taken 3 dance educations through Fitness World and has participated in a dance project at Det Kongelige Teater. In addition to dancing at various dance schools in Denmark, Mikaela has taken the dance special at GIH: The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, and danced at several recognized dance schools in NYC.
Besides the dance, Mikaela is soon a graduate physiotherapist and enjoys combining this with the dance. At Mikaela's classes you are guaranteed sweat on your forehead and a smile on your lips.

Mikael, 29 years

Breakdance

Mikael has been dancing breakdance since 2002. Since then he has danced for the Danish Queen, performed at the Eurovision Song Contest live final, participated in competitions at home and abroad and traveled around the world with theater and shows.
 

Miranda, 18 years

MGP/Hip Hop/MTV Dans

Miranda Hansen is a very talented dancer. She has danced since she was very young and has therefore experienced many different styles like Dancehall, Hip Hop, La Style, Burlesque, Pop Commercial and Girly Style. She is a very ambitious girl and has participated in various competitions throughout her life. Among other things, "Word of Dance 2016" where her Crew "Joy Soldiers" ended in the top 10. She has also performed on the green scene in Tivoli in front of a large audience.
The best Miranda knows is to see her students develop, with a smile on the lip and sweating on the forehead. Miranda loves to follow the development of each student and looks forward to a lot of delicious dance.
Her teaching will be very fun, instructive and rhythmic. Her way of teaching will therefore feel natural. She teaches MGP / Hip Hop / MTV Dance.

Nancy, 21 years

Burlesque

Nancy is an Estonian girl, who has danced several styles: Linedance, Bellydance, Showdance, Cheerleading, Hip Hop, Girly Hip Hop, Dancehall and Burlesque.
Her passion within dance is mostly to feminine styles as she prioritizes performance and sensuality in dance more than anything else. She makes sure that every woman in every age and shape will find her inner confidence and sexiness while dancing.
 
"Dance is all about expressing your feelings. A routine is worth nothing if there is no passion and emotion behind it."

Natasha

K-Pop, Urban
 
Natasha has been dancing since she was 4 years old. and has taught professionally for 5 years. She has danced a bit of everything: Classical Ballet, Urban, Hip Hop (New School & Old School), L.A. Style, Modern, Poppin, Dancehall, House, Bollywood, Classical Indian Dance, Jazz, Waacking, Locking, etc.
Natasha has two professional full-time dance educations behind her and has participated in competitions and participated in various show projects (such as Danish Music Awards 2016, Talent, X Factor, Joey Moe, music videos, etc.). In addition to performing in Denmark, she has also performed in France, Africa and India, amongst others.

Paloma, 28 years

Dancehall Female Style, Dancehall-Queen Style

Paloma is from Brazil. Dancehall became a passion for her, because it is a dance style, that matches the way she likes to move. In her classes she focuses on dancing both smooth female and Dancehall-Queen Style, that has a lot of feminine girl-power. In these classes you train flexibility, headstand, partner-acrobatics to those who dare, booty techniques and more.
Paloma has danced in several video projects and music videos, and has amongst others, performed for David Jay, and the Dancehall artist Konshens, and danced in several dance crews. 

Puk, 21 years

Standard-Latin, Hip Hop, Showdance

 
Puk has experience with a lot of different dance styles, but her passion is for Standard-Latin. 
 
"To be a dance instructor is just the best job! Dance gives a lot of life confirmation"
 

Rakul, 22 years

Hip Hop/MGP

Rakul has danced for as long as she can remember, though mostly Hip Hop. She has taught, trained and performed a great deal in the Faroe Islands, where she is from, but is now taking a 1-year Hip Hop and Urban dance education.
She is an all-around dancer who can dance Hip Hop, Contemporary, House, Waacking, Jazz, etc. and has worked with children and young people over the years. She loves to see her students have fun while they develop in her hours.

Rose, 22 years

Modern Dance, Rhythmic Dance, MGP-dance, Hip Hop, Creative Dance, MTV-dance

Rose has danced since she was a little girl. She is educated from 'Dansestudiet Århus' basic education and Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School in Copenhagen. She has danced several performances throughout the country, won the competition: "Make your move" (Aarhus) and the "choreography competition" Copenhagen, has been dancing on the "elite company" and made movies and music videos. She is specialized in Modern Dance and Choreography and has taught children and young people at ElStudio for 3 years.
 
 

Simone, 28 years

DanceMix, Girly Hip Hop, Afro

Simone is 28 years old and has been dancing professionally since she was 16. She has made big and small stage shows and has been on tour around Denmark with artists. In addition, she has been FCK Cheerleader for 6 years. Simone has traveled in both Africa and Brazil and has a love for the exotic rhythms and drums. Her classes are a mix of Girly spiced with Afro. In the classes she focuses on radiance, and on how to highlight all the delicious female forms.
 
"Choreography is not paramount, but how it is delivered makes all the difference."

Sofie, 20 years

Rhythmic dance for kids, Hip Hop / MGP

Sofie is a smiling, outgoing and very welcoming girl, who has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She loves to teach and transmit her passion for dance to others. She has tried many different dance styles (Jazz, Disco, Streetshows, Modern, Jazz, House, Popping, Locking, Hip Hop). She has participated in DM, EM and VM with great results. She has taken workshops in both DK and abroad to further develop her talent. She has been in Isas Stepz and danced in Lasse Meling's music video "Follow". She takes this year's dance education at Hotstepper.

Tamara

Argentine Tango


Tone, 27 years

Twerk

Tone started with twerking in 2015 in Copenhagen. She is a self learned dancer from Norway with a lot of courage and attitude, and a big passion for music and dance. Tones classes are fun and the twerkout is danced to African, Spanish and Hip Hop music. 

Victoria, 24 years

Afro Beats, Ragga/Dancehall, Hip Hop, Samba, Baile Funk

Victoria is a multitalented artist with artistic roots in African, Afrolatin and Urban culture. She is a resident of Malmö and runs several projects, one is a dance and music project together with the rest of the group Tierra Morena - Arte Afrolatina to participate in the national carnaval of Uruguay. She has long experience of both stage performance and battles and has also been doing workshops and participated in music videos a little all over the world.

Vicky, 35 years

Rhythmic and Dance

Vicky is 35 years old and adopted from India. She has danced since she was 2 years old, where she danced sports dance at tournament level. She has danced professional Jazz Ballet, Funk, Riverdance, Step, and Classical Ballet, Show Dance, Hip Hop, Lambada, Jitterbug, Rock 'n' Roll, Techno Dance etc.

Vicky has taught for several years as a dance instructor and worked as a production manager at a theater for children 12-16 years. At ElStudio, Vicky teaches Rhythmic and Dance.  

Vijaya, 38 years

Bollywood

For Vijaya dance is therapy. Dance enhances the emotional, cognitive and physical integration of a person. Bollywood dance is an integral part of an average Indian life. Vijaya is no exception and has been dancing since early childhood. Indian dance forms focus on expression of emotions, hence dancing provides a great way to blow off steam by giving a cathartic way to convey our emotions and enjoy at the same time. Vijaya has choreographed Bollywood dance for various shows in Denmark. She likes meeting new people and creating positive energy together while dancing.

Xenia, 22 years

Girly Hip Hop, Rhythmic Dance, Hip Hop/ MGP

Xenia is 22 years old and has danced since she was very small. She has participated in various dance competitions in both Denmark and abroad and has always loved to experiment with different styles. She is educated in Copenhagen within everything from Hip Hop to Ballet. However, she has always had a passion for the feminine and commercial part of the dance, which she cultivates as part of Copenhagen White Cats, and as a cheerleader for FC Copenhagen. In her teaching, she highlights the fact that everybody is having fun and getting a good break from the everyday life. At the same time, she ensures that you get challenged and get sweat on the forehead.