Born in Miami, Florida, Sophia Anthony is a professional dancer, choreographer, and instructor. Sophia began dancing at the age of two training in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, pointe, contemporary, and salsa. Some of her dance credits include, “Beauty and the Beast”, “A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas”, and “Celebrate the Season” stage show at Walt Disney World. She’s then toured the US as a hip-hop dancer with Disney Live’s “Nuclear Cowboyz” arena tour. She performed as a backup danced for Jordan Sparks and performed as a Radio City Rockette in 2013 and 2014. In addition Sophia has participated in workshops with Broadway Choreographer Warren Carlye for the “New York Spring Spectacular” featuring Derek Hough as well as a boot camp with Stephaine Klemons for the broadways musical “Hamilton”. All of these performance experiences have influenced her choreography styles when teaching and choreographing for shows, conventions, fashion shows and classes.
Sophia is proud to be co-owner and choreographer of Spotlight Entertainment/Dance Connections and talent agency as well as a member of AEA, AGVA, and SAG/AFTRA.
Peter, owner of Spotlight Entertainment / Dance Connection has been choreographing, producing shows and providing talent for television, conventions, corporate events and stage for the past thiry years. In his position as producer/choreographer and owner, Peter is responsible for the creation of quality entertainment. He is involved in the creation of show concepts, choreography, final show production and talent booking including specialty acts. His choreography credits include 2 television series, “Charytin International” (39 episodes), and “Dooley & Pals” children show which aired on PBS, and television pilots with Ed McMahon's "Next Big Star" Filmed at Universal Studio's.
Peter’s services have been used by many well-known companies including: Universal Studios FL. and LA., Walt Disney World, Asics, Alta Vista , Converse, Matrix Hair, Smith Kline Beechum, IBM, Hard Rock, Macy's, Meeting Planners International, just to name a few. Peter is also owner/director of Spotlight Dance Center in Orlando.
MARGARITA MARTINEZ ANTHONY: Administrative Director/Ballet Choreographer
Born in San Jose California, Margarita began her dance training at the age of six in Miami, FL at the Miami Conservatory studying with Thomas Armour, Bob Pike, and Martha Mahr. Margaret became a member of the Miami Ballet Company before leaving home and family for New York at the age of 15 to attend the High School of Performing Arts. While living in New York, she trained with the Joffery Ballet on full scholarship as well as American Ballet Theater, and Ballet Hispanico. Upon graduation Margaret joined Ballet Company “Fundation Teresa Carreno” in Caracas, Venezuela touring for over two years in South America. Returning to Miami, Margaret attended New World School of the Arts and continued to perform professionally with a variety of ballet, jazz and Musical Theater Companies including the Miami Opera and the Hirschfeld Theater. Other credits include various commercials, television shows, variety shows, and movies including “Miami Rhapsody” and “Fame.” In 1994 Margaret joined the cast of “Beauty and The Beast” at the MGM Studio’s, Orlando, FL. Later she joined the cast of “Pocahontas” where she served as performer and dance captain.