Meet our Talented staff
Diamelis Delgado & Jose Nahuat
Diamelis Delgado was born and raised in Havana, Cuba, where she met her husband Jose Elias Nahuat, born and raised in Merida, Mexico. These two are the parents of our competition team director Camila. Their careers as athletic parents began shortly after Camila tuned 7 years old and became very involved with her rhythmic gymnastics career. In 2013, the family moved to Miami searching for the well-known “American Dream”.
To their surprise not only did they make their dreams come true, but also their daughter’s. Magic Dance Studio opened in the summer of 2015 with only 4 students. Diamelis and Jose worked very hard in making this new place somewhere where people could feel loved, accepted and happy. 3 years later, this dream has exceeded their expectations and they are very excited to continue this journey as owners/directors of Magic Dance Studio.
Competition Team Director
Camila Nahuat was born and raised in Merida, Mexico. She began her athletic career at the age of 7 as a rhythmic gymnast competing all over Mexico eventually becoming a national champion 3 years in a row. In 2012 she was selected to be part of the National Rhythmic Gymnastics Team representing Mexico in the PanAmerican Juvenile Championships earning a Silver and Bronze medal.
Shortly after this accomplishment she moved to Miami at the age of 13 and fell in love with the art of dance. She attended and graduated from John A. Ferguson High School where she was part of Fusion Dance Troupe for 4 years and became an officer her senior year. Her parents made her dream come true by opening Magic Dance Studio where she could develop her career as a choreographer. She now attends FIU pursuing a major in Biology while keeping Magic a main priority.
Jazz Instructor/ Competition Coach
Born and raised in Miami, Laura Portuondo began her dancing career at the age of 11 where she participated in her middle school’s dance team. Furthering her dance career as a member of John A. Ferguson’s Fusion Dance Troupe where she obtained the position of Co-Captain her senior year.
She is currently a University of Florida Gator in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences majoring in Family, Youth and Community Sciences with a minor in Dance
Hip Hop Instructor/ Competition Coach
Alexis Curiel has been dancing since before he could walk, and always had a love for music & movement. He’s been training since the age of 11, and has been apart of school teams & competition hip hop teams. He graduated from John A. Ferguson Senior High School, where he was a member of Fusion Dance Troupe for 4 years, and decided to pursue dance as a career afterwards. Outside of the studio he attends MDC Kendall as a dance major.
He has experience in coaching, instructing and works towards making the students at Magic versatile dancers. He has a profound love for dancing & choreographing, and hopes to instill a love for dance in his students as well.
Minis Competition Coach
Krystal Nieto was born and raised in Miami Florida. She began dancing at the age of 3. Krystal started competing at the age of 11 in jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet and hip-hop. She graduated high school in 2016 from John A. Ferguson. Krystal is currently in her second year at Miami Dade, will continue going to school at FIU to finish her bachelors in biology. Some of her future goals are attending medical school to become a doctor.
Recently joined the Magic family last year teaching the minis team. Krystal has been a dance instructor for 2 years now and will continue showing her love and knowledge of dance to students of all ages and levels.
Ballroom Instructor/ Competition Coach
Gabriella Villar paved a way for the love of dance at the early age of 6. With her extensive training, her versatility is able to shine through all styles. She was part of her high school dance team, Fusion Dance Troupe, in which her passion for dance enabled her to start implementing herself into choreographic opportunities. Being such an active member, she was voted by her team to be Captain, leading her team into one of their strongest seasons her Senior Year.
After graduation, she was selected to be a Miami Heat Dancer, in which she will now start her career as a professional. Gaby has been teaching at Magic Dance Studio for over three years, choreographing numerous award winning pieces, and continuing to shed her creative soul on her students.
Peewees Competition Coach
Gabriela Rodriguez was born and raised in Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba. Her true passion, dance, began at the early age of 9 when she was accepted into the EVA (Escuela Vocacional de Artes Olga Alonso) specializing in Classical Ballet. Gabriela kept pursuing her dream of becoming a professional ballerina, and years later was accepted to the Cuban National School of Arts (ENA – Escuela Nacional de Artes) where she learned and developed professional dance skills.
At the age of 16, Gabriela moved to the United States and was accepted into John A. Ferguson’s dance team, Fusion Dance Troupe where she became an officer her junior and senior year. While being a high school senior, Gabriela started her journey as a dance instructor at Magic Dance Studio. After high school she enrolled in the Miami Dade Honors Program as a biology major pursuing a carrier in medicine.
Gabriela is now attending the University of Miami working hard to finish medical school and become the cardiothoracic surgeon pioneer she aspires to be. She will keep dance in her life by mentoring and coaching young dancers at Magic Dance Studio.
Ballet and Pointe Instructor
Lisbeth has been dancing all her life. In 2006, she graduated as a classically trained ballerina. She was formally part of the prestigious Cuban Camaguey Ballet for 3 years and then continued her professional career at the Endedans Contemporary Ballet Company in which she participated in both national and international performances.
As part of the Cuban-Mexican affiliation, she worked in several dance companies with focus on classical and contemporary ballet throughout Mexico. She currently teaches at Magic Dance Studio as she teaches and motivates her students to learn the art of dance.
Instructor/ Juniors Competition Coach
Nicole Suarez, born February 21, 2003, has been training in various dance styles since the age of 7. She has been trained by many experienced dance teachers as well as taken class with numerous master instructors such as Dani Solano, Ashley Moore, Bobby Newberry, Noel Bajandas, Misha Gabriel, Andrew Mulet, Travis Wall, Lourdes Albarellos, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, and many more.
Nicole has danced in the Nutcracker ballet—with Miami Youth Ballet—as well as many benefits/ charity events. She won a national competition with a duet representing her middle school’s dance team. Young Talent Big Dreams Talent Competition accepted her as a semi-finalist in their competition two years in a row.
Nicole has also won a National competition with a self choreographed solo. She continues to pursue her love and passion for dance as a staff member at Magic Dance Studio.
Acro/Lyrical and Latin Dance Instructor
Randol David Díaz Martinez began his studies as a professional dancer in the city of Camagüey Cuba in 1997. He graduated as a dancer-teacher in the 2007-2008 academic year. He carried out his pre-professional practices in the Endedans Contemporary Ballet Company of Cuba where he has continued his life as a professional with choreography for solos, participating in numerous choreographies, with presentations in the main stages, both national and international.
In this company he has had the opportunity to venture as choreographer in different academies and companies, both contemporary and classical ballet, in several states of Mexico, Cuba and the United States. For 10 years as a dancer and in teaching, within the specialty of classical ballet, contemporary dance, Latin folklore, repertoire-tester, physical trainer, choreographic composition, choreographer, acrobatics and professional dancers coach. He currently resides in Miami where he continues his artistic work.
Gloria M. Quevedo was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. She is licensed in Physical Education with a masters in Rhythmic Gymnastics. Quevedo served as a judge in the Rhythmic Gymnastics International League from the year 1996 to 2015 and a trainer in the I-FIG category. She earned a USA Gymnastics director’s certification and was a certified coach for the Cuban rhythmic gymnastics team; winning many awards along the way.
Gloria as a gymnast herself, was part of the Panamerican Games in the year 1999 and 2003, taking place in Canada and Dominican Republic. Gloria Quevedo coached gymnasts who were national champions qualifying to the Junior Olympic Games as well as winning bronze overall in the Panamerican 2013 Guadalajara Jalisco Championship.
A total of six of her students were promoted to the National Team representing Mexico in the USA Panamerican Games in the year 2017. Gloria is currently a technique instructor for all competition teams at Magic Dance Studio where she continues to pursue her career in the athletic field.
Competition Team Coach
Rooted in Miami, FL, Chachi began to grow fondly of dance as a child. It was not until she entered her high school dance team, Fusion Dance Troupe where she found her passion for the arts. Chachi has trained under the direction of professionals such as Shana Wexler-Cherry, Sarah Harkness-Sebastian and Melissa Brenner.
She has had the opportunity to work with Carl Fink from Black Label Movement, New York Dance project and Eric Yow to name a few. Chachi is currently majoring in Dance Education in hopes of earning a PHD and eventually moving to New York to one day teach aspiring pre-professional/ professional dancers of the future.