Ms. Peña is the Owner and Artistic Director of On Your Toes Dance Academy. Born in Queens, N.Y. and raised in Miami, Ms. Peña began her classical Ballet training at the age of 7 with Alita Cabrera and Julio Lamas, later training with Vivian Tobio, Edmundo Ronquillo and Maria Eugenia Lorenzo of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. Ms. Peña performed with the Florida International Ballet Company as a member of the Corp, while she received her Bachelor's degree in Dance with a minor in Education. Ms. Peña is also the Director of Dance at Dillard Center for the Arts & Magnet Performing Arts High School. Ms. Peña has produced numerous full length Ballets for the school and has won countless regional dance awards. Her student's are best known for being excellent and well trained Ballet dancers that are also versed in Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Hip-Hop.
Astrid began her Ballet studies in Peru and has performed with many professional dance companies before receiving a full scholarship to study under Vladimir Issaev in North Miami Beach. She was a member of Arts Ballet Theater of Florida. But, we had to say goodbye as Astrid now lives in Texas.