Gulfshore Ballet has one of the most professionally acclaimed teaching faculties in Southwest Florida, comprised of professionals who have both extensive performing and teaching experience. Our skills based curriculum and highly acclaimed teaching faculty set Gulfshore Ballet apart from other customary dance schools.
Meet Our Directors: Gulfshore Ballet’s Directors are devoted volunteers who are dedicated and committed to our philosophy of dance education and to helping students achieve their best.
Assistant Artistic Director
From the very beginning, Franklin Gamero and Iliana Lopez have impressed all with whom they have come into contact. To read more on the life and success of these two amazing people, read their bio.
Lisa Tafel, Ed.D.
From the early age of 6, Lisa Tafel knew what she wanted to do with her life. Lisa is a key player in the success of Gulfshore Ballet.
Born in Florida, Trinka traveled throughout the US making her mark. We are grateful that she has chosen Gulfshore Ballet.
Faculty – Jazz & Tap
Robin has been student of tap, jazz and ballet since the age of four. She is an amazing woman and incredible instructor.
Tamara was trained in the ballet techniques of Cecchetti, Vaganova, and Balanchine.
Guest Faculty – Ballet
Founder of Gulfshore Ballet and Current Artistic Advisor
Former Executive Director & Ballet Master of Gulfshore Ballet