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!
Natalia got her taste of dance team life when she attended ADA's summer dance camp her senior year and has never left. After graduating from Highschool, she became an ADA instructor and is now the Creative Director and Co-Owner of the company. She furthered her education in the performing arts and went on to graduate 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).
She later immersed herself in the commercial Dance 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 14 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 gearing up for her 10th 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!