Myriam AyalaFrederick


Founder & School Director

As well as dancing Myriam has been inspiring the next generation for over 10 years,  in Mexico City, Tampa, New York, and Miami. She attended the best teaching programs at the most prestigious ballet institutions in France, the United Kingdom and the United States such as  - The Cross Threads Program"  teachers certification at the Paris Opera Ballet School, created over 300 years ago under the reign of Louis XIV, with a worldwide reputation and outstanding excellence in teaching, they offered a unique opportunity every year to only 30 pianists and dance teachers from all around the world.   -The Royal Ballet School Observation Program, delivered at the School’s state-of-the-art studios in Covent Garden, London and White Lodge, Richmond. Some of the topics viewed include; classical ballet technique, anatomy, education practice, reflective practice, psychology, and child development.     

Professional Dance Career

Originally from Mexico City, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance and continued her training at the summer school of The National Ballet of Cuba. Upon graduating Myriam received her extra training at Dance Fit "Impulso al Talento Mexicano" where she had the opportunity to work with Humberto Becerra.   In 2011 She joined Tampa Ballet Theatre for one season as a principal dancer where she debuted with the Suite of Paquita, for later on making her way to NYC to dance with Ballet des Amériques, on the highly acclaimed choreography “Nos ici et d’ailleurs”. While in NYC she also performed with Brooklyn Ballet and Buglisi Dance Theatre at the Lincoln Center on the 9/11 WTC tribute.    Myriam moved to Miami in 2017 and started teaching for Miami City Ballet. Recently debuted with Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami  directed by former MCB dancers Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra in 2017 and now she dances with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami

Our Teachers

Mayrel martinez - Ballet

Natalia Whalen - Hip-hop

Mayrel martinez - Ballet


   Mayrel began her training in 1998 at the National Ballet School in Havana, Cuba at the age of 7. During her training there, she had ballet masters such as Alicia Alonso, Fernando Alonso, Aurora Boch, Loipa Araujo, Lazaro Carreño, Azari Plissetski, Ramona de Saa, Maria Elena Llorente, Marta Iris Fernandez, among others. In 2006 she joined the Cuban National Ballet Company and danced there for 10 years, under direction of Alicia Alonso, where she danced up the ranks to become a soloist.

She graduated with honors in 2015 at the Art Superior Institute in Cuba, achieving a Bachelors in Fine Arts with a Major in Dance. Now she dances Principal Soloist roles with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami and with Dimensions dance Theater of Miami.

Mayrel has performed featured roles in much of the company’s rich classical repertoire including; Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Nutcracker, Carmen, among others.

Mayrel worked as a ballet teacher for two years at National Ballet School of Cuba. She joined Ayala Royal Ballet last year and she is super happy to share her love of dance with you!

Rommy Ailed - Flamenco

Natalia Whalen - Hip-hop

Mayrel martinez - Ballet


Rommy, from La Habana, Cuba studied at the Cuban National Ballet School where she learned classical ballet and flamenco. Upon graduating she  was selected among the best graduates of the school to join”The Ballet Español de Cuba” one of the best flamenco and ballet companies in Habana, where she danced for 6 years as a soloist. 

Romy studied a “Bolero and Flamenco Specialty” at Amor de Dios in Spain where she learned the Flamenco Technique in their Home Country Spain.

Later on Romy joined the “Sahara Layla Company” in Japan the most recognized and important dance school and dance company in the city of Nagoya and who allowed her to go to competitions in New York, Miami and Spain where She obtained many medals and first place as dance group on 2015 and 2016.

Natalia Whalen - Hip-hop

Natalia Whalen - Hip-hop

Natalia Whalen - Hip-hop


Natalia “Boogs” Whalen has been studying dance for nineteen years. She has experience in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, character, flamenco, belly dancing, Latin styles, Afro styles, breaking, and hip hop. Natalia trained at Darrell Pucciarello Dance, Berkshire Pulse, Boston Ballet summer intensives, and The Nutmeg Conservatory. At Berkshire Pulse she was given the opportunity to study closely with the choreographer Jennifer Weber and the talented bgirl Lu Frak Graciano. Natalia joined her first crew, “Fierce Fusion” run by Lisa Kapchinske, at age eleven, and began teaching dance at age fifteen. She spent several summers teaching dance and movement at the Art Omi summer camp in Ghent New York and an enrichment program for low income children at the Christian Center in her hometown Pittsfield, MA. She has taught at studios across the Berkshires such as Gymnastics Unlimited, the YMCA, Berkshire Salsa, Darrell Pucciarello Dance, and Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness from 2013-2018. At Berkshire Salsa and Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness Natalia held several advanced workshops for salsa, ladies styling bachata, and hip hop.  She currently teaches ballet, contemporary, and hip hop with us.