School of Dance

Alina Mendez aka Alina Maleski

Born in Cuba, award winning teacher Alina Mendez (Alina Maleski) trained extensively in music and dance primarily with Estelita and Carolina Russek. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science and a teaching credential. She has taught more than one generation of dancers over the last 35 years, also teaches elementary school, and has received numerous honors. Her programs as storyteller and dancer number in the hundreds.