American Dance Alliance was established in 1995 by Susan Gordon, President of Algy Costumes and Designs, as an auxiliary summer camp. This was a one stop camp for band directors to bring their band and auxiliary teams to learn new choreography and leadership skills. After 5 successful years, Susan sold the company to Rosanna Karpiak, a Miami-native and well-respected dance teacher and role model in the Florida Dance Community. Karpiak re-invented the company to encompass all things dance. The company provided leadership intensives, dance camps and the component of a dance competition for dancers to showcase their talents.
In 2001, American Dance Alliance flourished and became a premier dance authority in Florida. It established camps in the Orlando area, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami. The company staff of choreographers and teachers was exceptional and diverse. Regional and State dance competitions were the main event in cities from Melbourne to Miami, where dance teams could compete with the best of Florida. Teachers, coaches and directors brought their students from all over Florida to compete and experience camp with our professionals.
In 2015, ADA Family members Jimmy Arguello, Arianne Limongi, and Natalia Gonzalez took over the company. American Dance Alliance has now reached a new level of standards within the competition metropolis. Today, we pride ourselves in providing individualized attention, prestigious venues for competitions, innovative choreography from experienced professionals, safety and much more. That “more” is delivering the very best customer service, customer experience, and company culture. We aim to inspire and most of all, provide a place where our community dance teams can showcase their hard work and cultivate a love for the arts.
IN LOVING MEMORY
Kelsie Marie Karpiak
May 8, 1990 - July 4, 2014
Arianne began her dancing career at Joe Michaels Dance Studio under the direction of a young Mia Michaels and later continued her training at The Dance Space under the direction of Talani Torres, a pioneer in Modern Dance. She was a founding member of the Miami Children’s Dance Ensemble in the early 90s and would perform at various events in Miami and Internationally during her youth. She was trained in modern, lyrical, contemporary, tap, jazz, and ballet.
Arianne was also an Officer in the 1998-99 National Title winning Coral Gables High School Gablette dance team under Rosanna Karpiak, a well-known dance team pioneer and legend in South Florida. Here, is where she met her future Husband and partner, an avid dancer himself, Oswaldo Limongi. He has been a part of the dance family since, supporting and encouraging Arianne throughout her dance career.
Upon graduating high school, Arianne danced professionally in the NBA as a Dancer of the Miami Heat Organization for five years. She took a break from dancing to finish her college degree and currently works as a Project Manager at one of Miami's largest corporation.
Arianne not only attended ADA as a camper, in 2003 she became a staff member and judge and remained a part of the staff throughout the years. She now co-owns ADA along with Jimmy & Natalia and fills the role of Business Director.
Arianne, Oswaldo and their two children are fully vested in making ADA an experience your dance teams will never forget!
During his childhood, Jimmy was captured by music. His Latin culture influence and creative rhythm was what impulse his body to move based upon the expressive capacity of the human body. At the age of 12, his first dance instructor Barbara Lorenzo, who carried him under her guidance and visualized his path, discovered Jimmy’s talent. He then began training in jazz, ballet, hip hop and lyrical at Dance Gallery Studios; Trained by great instructors such as Ray Young, Rosemary Baker, and Judy Ann Bassin.
Jimmy has been teaching for over 15 years and has left his compassion, vision, artistic image in Tokyo, Canada, and all over the United States. He has trained dancers of all levels in jazz, contemporary, Bollywood and more. He focuses on ways to direct dancers to the right terminologies, technique within the beauty of the Arts. In his path of faith, patience, courage and believing in himself, he has managed to work with amazing choreographers including Andre Fuentes, Wade Robson, Keith Young, Travis Payne, Maria Torres, Dave Scott, Scott Nguyen, Nakul Dev Mahajan, Cris Judd and more. He has performed live in the Latin Grammy’s, The Latin Billboard Awards with Olga Tanon, David Bisbal, Gloria Trevi and Fanny Lu.
In 2007, he was named one of the top 10 male dancers to compete on Fox’s “So You
Think You Can Dance”. Jimmy filmed as a principal dancer in the Wayans Brothers’ movie “Dance Flick”. He was on tour as a Dancer and Dance Captain with the Grammy Composer/Singer A.R Rahman in the Jai Ho World Tour. He was a part of Cheer the Musical with Tony G. He had the honor to choreograph for Ricky Martin’s Premio Lo Nuestro performance in Miami and for Lucie Arnaz performance at the Latin Hall of Fame. He has assisted Keith Young with artist Prince Royce and then merged into working on Rock of Ages as one of the assistant choreographers with Mia Michaels, working alongside Tom Cruise, Russel Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julianne Hough and Mary J Blige. Jimmy is on his 8th season as one of the choreographers for the Miami Heat Dancers.
You would have seen him perform with Melissa Gorga from the New Jersey Housewives on Bravo TV, choreographed by Cris Judd. He is performed with Jordin Sparks at the 365 Black Awards in New Orleans as well as Dancing with the Stars for the Rock of Ages promo and assisting Mia Michaels on a Jordache Commercial starring Heidi Klum. He has worked as an Assistant Choreographer to Kevin and Marcel Wilson on “Legends”. Jimmy has been an actor/singer/dancer at the Actors Playhouse Theater in production shows like “In the Heights” as well as “West Side Story”. Jimmy performed with Ricky Martin at the Premios Juventud Concert in Miami and has recently been hired as an assistant choreographer to Nakul Dev Mahajan for season 15 of “So You Think You Can Dance”. Jimmy currently worked with Suzanne Easter and Cinevative on an Evita promo in 2019.
He performed at the Mary Kay Industrial Showcase in Dallas, Texas and choreographing for Brooke Candy Live at The Venue in Ft, Lauderdale. In addition to his hard work as a professional dancer/choreographer, Jimmy has created a platform funding underprivileged kids and teenagers to attend professional workshops & intensives in New York, Los Angeles, and London through the Arguello Entertainment Artistry Scholarship Program. He is currently one of the Owner’s & Managing Director of American Dance Alliance.
Natalia has been a member of the ADA staff for the over 16 years and is now the Creative Director and Co-Owner of the company. She graduated from New World School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. She is trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, latin-fusion, and modern-contemporary (Graham, Horton, & Limon techniques).
After graduating, she immersed herself in the dance commercial world in Miami. She has worked with many music artists including Flo-Rida, Remy Martin, Juelz Santana, Daddy Yankee, Wisin y Yandel, Don Omar, Olga Tanon, Pitbull, Casely and many more.
She has also dabbled in acting and has been a featured dancer in several movies, soap operas, and music videos. In addition to her success as a performer, Natalia is one of the most sought after choreographers for dance teams in the South Florida area, often developing routines for both competitions and showcases.
Natalia currently works for the Miami HEAT as the Director/Choreographer for the Miami HEAT Dancers. She has been with the HEAT organization for over 13 years, where she started off as a dancer and slowly climbed up the ranks by becoming Dance Team captain and eventually the Director. She is currently in her 9th season as the coach. Natalia has reinvented what an NBA Dancer was typically known for by giving these women the platform to speak on topics they are passionate about, by breaking stereotypes of what a professional NBA dancer is, and showcasing their dance abilities beyond what fans see on the court. Let's Go HEAT!