Justina began dancing ballet at 5 years old. She has since studied Jazz, African, Hip-Hop and most profoundly, Ballroom Dancing. Justina has won national championships around the United States in her Pro-Am division. Only after achieving such heights in this division, did she accomplish similar feats with her Pro partnerships. Justina proved her ambitious talents and abilities with these significant accolades at key competitions around the United States, such as the Ohio Star Ball, Emerald Ball, Embassy Ball, and Holiday Classic, showing that no competition was too big for her to entertain and dazzle audiences and judges alike.
In addition to competing, Justina has become a seasoned instructor. She primarily trained and taught in Orange County where she was part of the top Studios in the U.S. During which time, she competed and performed with her students, choreographed performances, and trained under the top world champions.
Along with her dancing career, Justina attained her B.A. in English Education at California State University, Long Beach. Through her academic training, she found an appreciation for different learning styles. Understanding how difficult and vulnerable the learning process can be, Justina approaches each concept with patience and encouragement. One of her greatest passions is melding the art of teaching and the joy of dancing to help students achieve a better sense of confidence and vibrancy in their lives.
She is excited to be back home sharing her passion for dance with the Oakhurst and Fresno communities.