Teachers
photo Mr. Tim

Tim Coronado, one of the studio's owners, studio artistic director, and lead choreographer/teacher, began dancing at the age of nine.  After only a few years on the competition stage Tim accepted a contract to tour as a background dancer on Frankie J's "Slam Down" tour.  He later went on to tour with Christina Milian and appeared in the original "Step Up" movie as well as Shaina Perry's video, "It's Me".  Most recently, Mr. Tim had the priviledge of choreographing and appearing in Curtis Braly's hit music video, "One Day".  Having trained and taught classes accross the United States, Tim returned to the Houston area in 2007 where he began teaching to both recreational and competitive level dancers as well as serving as an assosiate choreographer for International Ballet of Houston.  Not only have Tim's dancers won several awards and titles at both the regional and national level, Tim has also recieved several judges awards of his own for "Best Choreography", "Best Concept", and "Most Entertaining".   Looking to the future, Tim continues to focus on the development - mind, body, and spirit - of our next generation of dancers.

     
photo Ms. Mikala

Dancing for 17 years, eight of which were at the competitive level, Mikala Langford is known by other dancers, parents, teachers, and judges as having a true PASSION FOR DANCE!  Attending classes at local studios, dance conventions, and The Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, Mikala has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and musical theatre.  Her love for the art of dance shows both in the dance room and on the competition/performance stage where she has been awarded several top awards, overall placements, special judges awards, and scholarships as a dancer and several regional and national awards as a teacher/choreographer.  While not creating art at the studio, Mikala is creating art through her talents as a hair and make-up artist at Do or Dye Hair Studio, a salon she has owned and operated since the age of 22.  Ms. Mikala's unconditional love for her dancers is evident both in the studio and out, often bragging to anyone who will listen about how proud she is of all her 'kids'.

     
  Ms. Kyla
     
  Coach Jay Jay
     
  Ms. Chloe
     
photo Ms. Katarina

Katarina Tomasic began her dance training at the age of three under the direction of Lynette Mason Gregg.  She has since trained with many prestigious instructors including Nelson Madrigal, Lorna Feijoo, Luis Fuente and Olga Kostritsky. She also received additional training with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, under the instruction of Darla Hoover, Christine Spizzo and Robert Steele among others.

Katarina joined the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre as a company member in 2012 where she entered as an apprentice and progressively moved up to principal dancer.  As a dancer with BAHBT, she performed important roles in classical ballets such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Coppelia, Swan Lake, and Dracula as well as several of their contemporary and musical theater productions.  Katarina was awarded the Ayman Aaron Harper scholarship in 2013, and subsequently traveled with BAHBT’s scholarship group to study dance in New York City. Ms. Tomasic was also elected by her peers to receive BAHBT’s Grand Esprit de Corps award in 2015.  Katarina’s passion for teaching young children was sparked when she began assisting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2013. Since then, she has gotten the opportunity to teach several dance genres to different age groups while in training and performing.

Katarina is now a full-time student at the University of Houston where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Foods. On campus, she is involved with the Delta Omega Chi Pre-Health organization where she is the volunteer director. She has started an outreach program called “Little DOC Talks” to help improve health literacy and inspire children to love learning in the underserving Houston area. In her free time, she is a volunteer at Texas’s Children’s Hospital in the “Arts in Medicine” program where she gets to combine her passion for teaching by helping improve children's lives through art.

This past May, Katarina was trained and is certified by the creator of the Progressing Ballet Technique to train and teach all 3 levels of this innovative ballet technique.  TNTDX welcomes Ms. Katarina to our dance family and looks forward to seeing the development of our dancers under her instruction.