New Director of Westbrook Dance Academy
Anastasia Maingot began her dance training at the age of three in central Florida. She has studied in many aspects of dance, jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, hip hop, modern and competitive dance team high kick and pom. While growing up Anastasia was inducted into her high school dance hall of fame, performer for Champs Bowl games, Disney Parades, back up dancer for artist Grace Kelli, and a member of Rukus dance team at the University of Central Florida. Creating dance choreography was a passion that started as a young child for Anastasia. Her passion continued after high school where she began teaching at Westbrook Dance Academy for 7 years before moving to Hawaii. Anastasia trained kids ranging in ages 4 to 18 and levels from recreational to competitive dance. During her time there she choreographed and taught many routines that won Double Platinum and choreography awards in the Lyrical, Jazz and Hip Hop category. She also has worked with local high school dance teams such as the Lake Mary Marionettes who hold many national titles. Anastasia was blessed with the opportunity to move to Oahu to continue training and working at Impact Dance Hawaii under the direction of Marika Caron while also taking classes at Honolulu Dance Studio and Ballet Hawaii. She worked as both the resident hip hop instructor and one of the competition team coaches. After moving back to Central Florida, Anastasia established a dance program at a local Magnet Middle School in Seminole County where she is currently the dance director. She also led the Bishop Moore High School Dance Team in Orlando has head dance coach for 3 seasons. Anastasia is incredibly excited for the opportunity to take over Westbrook Dance Academy and will be the new director and owner going forth for the new 2019-2020 dance season. Her passion for teaching and coaching comes from the joy she receives from watching her students grow into beautiful dancers and knowing that she was blessed to be a part of their journey. Helping give someone the opportunity to open up, step out of the box, and embrace the world of dance is a gift Anastasia hopes to forever continue.
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.”
- Martha Graham