Meet the Team

All of our talented and experienced instructors give 100%  to our students, training technique as well as integrity and discipline.   

Linda Holland

Owner/Founder/Artistic Director

Lauren Hawkins

Academy Administrator,  Ballet Instructor

Gay Pollock

DIPA Company Instructor, Jazz Instructor

Andrea Williams 

 DIPA Company Instructor, Ballet Instructor

Shanna Fragen

Contemporary /Modern Instructor

Denis Generalov

Ballroom and Latin Instructor

Christina Simkovich

Ballet and Contemporary Instructor

Daielma Decker

Ballet Instructor and Coach

Willy Shives

Ballet Instructor and Coach

Shepherd Allen

Hip Hop Instructor

Jesse Berry

Tap Instructor

Valentin Hernandez

Hip Hop Instructor 

Aleksandra Hilss

Ballroom, Latin Instructor

Delaney Laughlin

Administrative Assistant

Rebekah Weishuhn

Pilates Instructor

"I love this place!!! Dance Institute provides my son a second home where the instructors have shown a real interest in developing his skills and nurturing his love of dance. Professional staff, polite kids and great parents too!!!!" - Esther S.

"DI is not only teaching your kids dance, it is a place for kids to grow up with big personalities, understanding team spirit and harvesting friendships." - Hannah W.

"Linda, your staff is wonderfully responsible and are always so kind helping to make being a part of the institute a continued inspiring experience! Thank-you again for all that you and your staff do to make learning in your institute continuously fun and fulfilling. My daughter is very thankful to be attending your teachers classes and appreciates very much whenever they have extended their kindness..." - Andrea M.

"The best studio in Austin if you want to become an amazing dancer! Top notch instructors, facility, and opportunity to train with some of the world's top talent brought in from all over the world!"         - Casie S.

"I'm really proud of all she's done at DI.  It's really helped her become a more confident and skilled dancer.  I was really amazed by all the kids at the show.  All their hard work really showed.  You all do amazing things with the kids and it's really appreciated." - Sue B.

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Front Desk Hours:

Monday  1:00-6:00

Tuesday 1:00-6:00

Wednesday 1:00-6:00

Thursday 1:00-6:00

Friday 12:00-4:00

Saturday CLOSED


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Austin, TX 78730


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