Owner & Director

Kendall has been dancing since the age of 4 and earned her BFA in dance performance from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA with a minor in Dance Pedagogy. She studied ballet on scholarship at The Boston Ballet, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, and The Albany Berkshire Ballet. She has performed principal roles in The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, and Romeo & Juliet.

After dancing ballet and contemporary for 17 years, she expanded into ballroom dance and became a certified ballroom dance instructor. From 2012-2016 she was the top female teacher at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, where her students earned many titles. In 2017 she opened her own studio in Lexington, a dream come true. With an incredibly talented staff, we are dedicated to enriching the lives of all that come into contact with db.

As Seen in The Knot Magazine


Milan Locic

Ballroom Dance Instructor

Milan is a versatile teacher who loves working with beginners to your seasoned advanced dancer. He was a member of Nation Formation Team of Serbia, won first in the Latin-American Formation team in Belgrade, 1st in the Skopje International youth open, 2nd in the International dance Festival in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina to name a few of his accolades.

He has performed not only in competitions, but also in major venues around the world and was a choreographer for Dancing With The Stars in Serbia. Milan brought his love of dance to the United States in 2016 and has enjoyed teaching beginners, wedding couples, and competitive dancers alike. He has a passion for creating choreography and especially loves to perform in showcases with his students!


Esmeralda "Essy" Liddell 

Ballroom Dance Instructor

Essy has been dancing up a whirlwind since she was 8. Starting out with ballet in Mexico, her love for movement has grown to encompass pointe, jazz, modern, tap, hip hop, and ballroom dancing. 

Interested in expanding her knowledge about injury prevention, she attended Umass Amherst and Boston where she achieved degrees in Exercise Physiology and Dance. She started her ballroom career working for Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Belmont and Dedham, where she has been an Open American Rhythm finalist and also competed as an amateur in International Latin dance. Not only an experienced choreographer, she continued her focus on healthy movement with past experience as a personal trainer and Zumba instructor. When she is not performing, doing fitness competitions or teaching ballroom, she works in movies including Ted 2, Black Mass, and Joy.



Taimy Miranda

Youth Program Instructor

Taimy Miranda is a teacher, dancer and choreographer born in Cuba. As a teacher, she likes to deepen the technique and intention of the movement, thus making each student aware of his body while executing the movement. As a choreographer, she generates new works in a highly collaborative process, seeking to strengthen the relationship between art and the community. Taimy was recently nominated by the Arizona Mayor’s Art Award to receive the “Alley Award.”

Taimy taught Modern III and ballet II at The Mark Morris Dance Group, The School in NYC, was a choreography assistant for Parsons Dance in NYC and taught master choreography workshops with David Parsons at Columbia University- Barnard College. She has danced with Trey McIntyre at Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival multiple times, as well as at The Joyce Theater with Ron K. Brown. She is an extremely talented teacher and choreographer who is looking forward to working with the young students of db.