Teachers and Staff of Dance

Cree Criado

Cree Criado

With over 25 years in dance, Cree has done everything from Ballet and Tap to Ballroom and Latin!

Cree started dancing ballet and tap at 2 years old and spent the next 12 years studying and dancing just about every style of dance from pointe to lyrical to hip hop and more!

As a teenager and into adulthood, Cree studied Ballroom, Latin and Salsa dance which she fell in love with and made her main focus! Cree spent her amateur dance career representing a local Fred Astaire Franchise Dance Studio where, between 2005-2009, she was Top Young Adult in multiple competitions winning scholarships and championships in American Rhythm and Smooth and theater.  During this time, she received 5 amateur dance certifications all which eased her into turning professional on her 18th birthday.

Continuing to represent Fred Astaire, Cree became a certified instructor and professional dancer where she spent the next few years competing and placing in the Top 3 in Ohio in Rhythm and Smooth. She was Ohio's Mixed Novice Champion and Ohio's Novice Champion in 2009 and frequently placed as Top Female Teacher for the State.

In 2010, Cree danced as part of a global dance company and spent 6 months dancing with the company in Cancun, Mexico. Cree returned back to Ohio where she continued to dance and eventually met and married her husband, Angel.  Angel & Cree competed together professionally for a brief period before starting a family and opening Rhythm & Grace Dance Studios. Cree has since retired from the professional Dancesport world and competes as an amateur with Angel where they continue to bring home the trophies!

Outside of dance, Cree studied early childhood education and was a preschool teacher for some years.  She has hundreds of educational hours logged in childhood development, is certified in childhood nutrition through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, and has extensive training in childhood development and in childhood health and safety.  She is certified in infant, child, and adult First Aid and CPR, and specializes in children 6 and younger.

Owner / Instructor


Teachers & Staff of Dance

Cree Criado Owner, Teacher

Ms. Marge Office Staff

Ms. Cheryl Teacher

Ms. Emily Teacher

Caleb Waybright, Teacher

Teachers & Staff of Social & Partnership Dance

Angel Criado Owner, Teacher

Caleb Waybright, Teacher

Instructors of Fitness

Amanda Batzel, M.A. Ed., Pound® Fitness