Meet Our Amazing
Glenda Cajigal founded Pinecrest Dance Project in 2010. Glenda specializes in Ballet, Modern Dance Techniques and Choreography.
Currently, Glenda teaches our Ballet and Salsa classes at our facilities at Pinecrest Community Center, our Salsa classes for special needs kids at our facilities at Miami Learning Experience School, and our Ballroom and Latin Dance classes at our facilities at Miami Dade College-Kendall Campus.
She graduated with honors from the Cuban National School of Art and Dance, and later studied at the Cuban Superior Institute of Art. She obtained her Bachelor in Fine Arts in Theater with a Specialization in Theater and Dance from Barry University. More recently, Glenda obtained her Master in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Florida International University.
Miss Glenda has performed in several events, including the Super Bowl XLI at Dolphin Stadium (Miami, FL), El Canto del Hombre at The City Theater (Mexico City, Mexico), and Escaleras al Cielo at the National Theatre (Havana, Cuba).
Glenda has been recognized with numerous awards, including Best Interpretation in the International Contest “Percuba” (Havana, Cuba), as was three times awarded 1st Place in Choreography and Female Interpretation in the National Choreography Contest (Havana, Cuba).
Lead teacher and partner
Susana Fajardo specializes in Acro, Aerial Acro, Jazz and Contemporary.
Currently, Susana teaches our Acro, Aerial Acro, Teen Jazz and Teen Contemporary classes at our facilities at Pinecrest Community Center, and our Kinder Acro classes at Little Star Learning Center 1 and 2.
Susana Fajardo obtained her bachelor’s in dance at Nova Southeastern University.
Susana Fajardo has danced in many performances and in numerous plays including Miami Dolphins-Austin Mahone Half Time Show (Miami, FL), Rio2 Movie Premiere and World Largest Samba Flash mob Guinness Record (Miami Beach, FL), and Ricky Martin’s Come with Me Music Video (Miami Beach, FL).
Ms. Susana received the Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship from Nova Southeastern University, the Black Box Awards, and the Miami Dade Academic Excellency Performer Award.
Andrea Suarez Specializes in Hip Hop, Ballet, and Salsa.
Currently, Andrea teaches Kinder Ballet and Hip Hop at our facilities at Pinecrest Community Center, our Hip Hop/Salsa classes for special needs kids at our facilities at Miami Learning Experience School.
Andrea obtained her bachelor’s in psychology at Florida International University, and she is currently pursuing her master’s in health science at Florida International University.
She has been involved in the dance world since she was six years old. Miss Andrea started as a volunteer in our first summer camp and discovered her passion for the education field. Andrea has been Ms. Glenda’s assistant for more than 10 years, and she is very involved in all the administrative decisions taken.
Liana Mendez specializes in Jazz and Contemporary.
Currently, Liana teaches Jazz and Contemporary at our facilities at Pinecrest Community Center.
Lianna graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in art history, photography, and dance from Florida International University. She has been teaching for 9 years in studios all over Miami. She has choreographed many routines and has achieved recognition of creativity from competitions such as UBC, Radix, Nuvo, YAGP, West coast dance explosion, with routines placing in 1st and winning judge’s awards.
Ms. Lianna’s main goal when it comes to training is to help the students achieve their greatest potential through hard work and dedication, encouraging her students to keep going and to never give up. Always having fun and to never stopping loving what they do.
Maydalis Miralles specializes in Flamenco.
Currently, Maydalis teaches Flamenco at our facilities at Pinecrest Community Center.
Maydalis graduated from Fusion Dance in Havana, Cuba. He began his artistic career at the age of 5 and today he already has more than 25 years of experience, including his collateral work in teaching art to children and adolescents.
Former member of the Ballet Lizt Alfonso Dance and Habana Compás Dance companies.
In 2019, she began working as a coach for one of the most recognized dance academies in Chile, with which she achieved great results in National and World competitions.
Her passions and inclinations for Flamenco have led her to continue studying, for which she has taken several workshops that have served as a great contribution to her knowledge.
Enilda Leon specializes in Ballet.
Currently, Enilda teaches Ballet at our facilities at Pinecrest Community Center and La Prima Casa Montessori.
She graduated from the Cuban Superior Institute of Art. She obtained her bachelor’s in fine arts in Ballet from the Cuban National School of Art.
Ms. Enilda has taught in several companies and studios around the world such as La Fontaine Ballet Academy in Mexico, The Superior Art School of Yucatan, Ballet Foundation of Manizales in Colombia, and Vocational Art School Paulita Concepcion in Cuba.
Enilda was the founder, choreographer, and main dancer of Okandance Company in Cuba.
My daughters experience at Pinecrest Dance Project has been beyond positive. My girls love to dance at home but I could not find a dance class they enjoyed until we started taking classes from Miss Glenda. I had tried multiple studios in Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay. They look forward to dance class and count down the days each week until it is time to go. The end of the year show was professional and entertaining, but what I loved most about it was that little girls still looked and danced like little girls. Everything was age appropriate and the dancers were arranged on stage so that every parent had a great view of their child. The attention to detail was phenomenal. I highly recommend Pinecrest Dance Project to others and we will continue to take classes for years to come.
I couldn’t be happier with Pinecrest Dance project. Since my daughter Tesa started ballet 2 years ago, I have seen great improvement and more importantly the motivation that she shows. She is always twirling and tip-toeing and practicing the steps. This class has not only given her dancing skills but has also boosted her self-esteem. Mrs. Glenda is an amazing teacher that focuses on each kid’s abilities and strengths, helping them achieve their individual goals. Again, I couldn’t be happier!”
After participating in two other dance programs, my daughter finally landed exactly where she needed to be at Pinecrest Dance Project. Ms. Glenda Cajigal's passion, talent, creativity, and her nurturing teaching skills have been instrumental in my daughter's dance journey. I am so thrilled to see my daughter thriving and loving every second of her dance lesson. I truly believe that you can be an incredible dancer, but teaching is an art that not everyone possess, and Ms. Cajigal is so blessed to have it.
Maria A. Guelmes
Both of my kids love Pinecrest Dance Project. Glenda and other teachers are so sweet, loving and kind to the dancers. I only wish they would offer more classes! My girls can't wait for their class each week. The dance camps are great too!
Our daughter has been a student of Miss Glenda Cajigal since she was 3 years old. We have enjoyed watching her learn, flourish and enjoy her ballet classes and her performances in the annual shows. Her continued development in a trusted environment and a truly professional approach to teaching are just two reasons we are committed to Pinecrest Dance Project. Miss Glenda and her team of professionals have instilled a true love of dance and a beautiful experience for our daughter. We are so fortunate to be a part of this community