Holly "Rock" Horan

Serving recreational and professional dance students since 1989, Holly Horan, owner/choreographer remains passionate and dedicated to the art of dance.

 

Holly (former owner of Holly "Rocks" Dance Factory) has been instructing dancers for over 22 years right here in Cocoa, FL. Holly is also the Dance & Drama Artistic Director for R. L. Stevenson Elementary School of the Arts. She has served as a master teacher for numerous dance studios nationwide, also choreographing for regional theaters, as well as  high school and university championship dance teams. Additionally, Holly's work can be seen in entertainment production shows produced (by PGT Entertainment, Inc.)​ on cruise ships world wide.

 

Nina Fedorovich

Ballet Mistress

 

Earning a Bachelor's Degree in Dance from the University of South Florida and a Master's Degree in Health Education from the University of Florida, this Ballet Mistress is also a certified Pilates instructor. Ms. Nina is every dance studio's dream, her passion and experience in ballet is exemplified by her knowledge and education in health and fitness. Heading up the Ballet Department at DBHR, Ms. Nina keeps her ballet dancers in elite form through discipline and core strengthening.

 

Ms. Nina spent several years in NYC extensively training in ballet, modern and pointe under the direction of David Howard, Maggie Black and Merce Cunningham. She also trained with Richard Thompson, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and NARD-National Association of Regional Ballet. For a little over a decade, she wrote and proposed an accredited dance curriculum for the colleges Liberal Arts Program, which was accepted into their permanent education plan. SFCC now has a full two-year dance program.

 

Performing, choreographing and studying for sister organizations, the Gainsville CIvic Ballet School and Pofahl Dance Studio, Ms. Nina was an essential part of "Dance Alive!". "Dance Alive!" was Florida's first and only state funded professional Dance Company, featuring ballet and contemporary works by director Kim Tuttler. Ms. Nina spent all of her time teaching ballet classes and performing for both companies.

 

Relocating to central Florida, Ms. Nina has been teaching ballet, pointe, and modern workshops, classes and privates to local studios throughout Brevard County. Not just a Ballet Mistress, she is also a nutrition counselor, strength trainer and Pilates instructor. DBHR is proud to have the best in the business teaching our dancers her love and expertise of ballet, supported by the importance of good health and nutrition.

 

Grace Malone

Grace Malone, born on November 5th, 1999, has been dancing for nearly 12 years. Starting when she was only 5 years old, her love for dancing rapidly grew as she took on more challenging classes. Grace has attended numerous summer intensives all around the country including Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in New York City, Next Generation Ballet in Tampa, and Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago. Now on her second year of teaching classes, Grace's love for teaching children the importance of movement and dance grows every day. Now a senior at Edgewood Jr/Sr High School, Grace hopes to pursue a career in dancing.

 

 

Jessi Yokas

Jessi earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Performance/Choreography from Hope College in Holland, MI. During college she danced with InSync Dance Theatre, a jazz and tap company, as well as Strike Time Dance Company, an interactive dance production geared for students in grades  K-6. She moved to NYC after graduating and worked for Dance Space Center, which then became Dance New Amsterdam.  While in NYC she performed with Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, SOULOWORKS/ Andrea E. Woods and Dancers, and Felecia Maria Kutch, to name a few. She choreographs dances yearly for her hometown studio’s recital and competition team, and is happy to have the opportunity to teach classes at Holly Rock Studios.

Former Students

 

Gabrielle Garrison

Meet our Twinkle Toes Program Director & Instructor, Miss Gabby! Gabby has been training as a ballerina for over 10 years. Gabby auditioned and was chosen for a noteworthy summer intensive where she studied Pointe, Modern, Character, Dance History, and Nutrition at the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. She was also a student in the Joffrey South Trainee Program where she studied Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, and Pilates. Gabby has served as Ballet Mistress and senior company member for Ballet Bravura, (a pre-professional/not-for-profit ballet company). One of Gabby’s favorite performances was with the Space Coast Ballet's corps de ballet in Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker.

 

Passionate about children and the importance of their growth & development; Ms. Garrison continues her college level studies in Child Education. She has over eight years of experience in child care, including four years of teaching multiple levels and forms of Performing Arts. She has been a Ballet Instructor for the last 4 years at Fuzion Dance Centre. During her daytime hours, she currently teaches for Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School of the Arts as a Dance Instructor along side Miss Holly.  Gabby’s love for children keeps her busy during the summer as a Camp Counselor at Shiloh Adventure Christian Camp mentoring and caring for children ages 9-15 years old.  She also teaches an annual summer dance camp called “Alice In Topsy Turvey Land” keeping the little ones on their Twinkle Toes even when schools out.

 

Gabby aspires to be a Professional Ballerina, attain her BS Degree in Education and one day she’d even like to open her own tea restaurant!

 

 

Karen Mustain

Karen Mustain- born and raised in Rochester, N.Y. fell in love with dance at the age of 6 and has never stopped.

 

Karen is a seasoned teacher for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience to the community and Holly Rocks.

She has owned and directed Reflexions Dance Center and earned her national certification in Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Acrobatics through Dance Masters of America.

 

Karen is a high energy teacher, who strives to instill her creative style and passion for dance in her students. Her emphasis is on building strong technical dancers who are prepared to meet the challenges in their future. Having experience teaching all age levels and disiplines from toddlers to advance, her students have gained great growth and success. With pride and fulfillment I continue to follow the achievements of past students and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to continue my passion .

 

Karen is presently working at Holmes Regional Medical Center,  happily married to Tom Mustain and have 3 wonderful children.

Kimberly Dowdell, who is presently dancing for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and has traveled worldwide. Eryka, who is presently in college earning a degree in business and Tyler, who is in high school.