Meet the owner-

Ms. Starlina Lee, Essentia Dance Studio and Essentia Special Events CEO, is a former Arthur Murray 9-Dance Champion and North-Eastern United States 9-Dance Champion. She has been an instructor of private and group events for over 25 years. As a previous member of the American Dance Co., American Montage via Hong Kong and Van Dance Creations (Louie Van Amstel from “Dancing with the Stars”), she has toured nationally and internationally as a performer and choreographer.

Ms. Lee has won numerous executive awards throughout her career in NY and Greenville including Top Counselor & Supervisor Awards, and VIP Top Studio Awards. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and is highly motivated to building lasting relationships with her clients.

Her passion is to help anyone she encounters to realize their potential for learning to dance and for them to discover the wonderful benefits of dancing that she has discovered. Her goal on every lesson is to help her students gain confidence, have more fun, and to enjoy life with dance.

Starlina also has over 15 years of experience with Event Planning and Coordinating Events. Her extensive background varies from Weddings, Private Parties, and Corporate Event Team Building.  In 2011 she expanded her studio to over 4600 sq ft to accommodate private events.

“Parties are always more fun when everyone is dancing!”