Introducing Spotlight's Owners & Directors
To provide positive quality instruction in an excellent environment for both children and adults, ages 3 and up. Our school is structured to encourage all dancers to reach their potential through positive reinforcement and disciple whether their desire is to become a professional dancer or simply to learn the art of dance for the sheer appreciation and love of it. As parents themselves, Peter and Margaret understand the need to constantly encourage all students and to instill in each child the notion that "all things are possible if you believe and work hard".
MARGARITA MARTINEZ ANTHONY:
Owner of Spotlight Dance Center...
Born in San Jose California, Margarita began her dance training at the age of six in Miami, FL at the Miami Conservatory studying with Thomas Armour, Bob Pike, and Martha Mahr. Margaret became a member of the Miami Ballet Company before leaving home and family for New York at the age of 15 to attend the High School of Performing Arts. While living in New York, she trained with the Joffery Ballet on full scholarship as well as American Ballet Theater, and Ballet Hispanico. Upon graduation Margaret joined Ballet Company “Fundation Teresa Carreno” in Caracas, Venezuela touring for over two years in South America. Returning to Miami, Margaret attended New World School of the Arts and continued to perform professionally with a variety of ballet, jazz and Musical Theater Companies including the Miami Opera and the Hirshfeld Theater. Other credits include various commercials, television shows, variety shows, and movies including “Miami Rhapsody” and “Fame.” In 1994 Margaret joined the cast of “Beauty and The Beast” at the MGM Studio’s, Orlando, FL. Later she joined the cast of “Pocahontas” where she served as performer and dance captain. Margaret and husband Peter Anthony opened Spotlight Dance Center in 1996. Margaret has been teaching classical ballet, her first love, for over twenty years. Apart from teaching, Margaret if a full time mom with two lovely children, Joshua and Sophia Anthony.
Owner of Spotlight Dance Center...
Peter Anthony was born and raised in Miami FL. Peter started he career in Miami as a Model, Dancer, & Actor. Modeling for various Department store's, Magazine's, and Mall events. Peter also Dance for National and International Latin recording artist's as well as appeared on & in International Awards Shows, T.V programs, Various Dance Companies, Caesar's Palace Lake Tahoe & many Commercials . In 1983 Peter booked a regional commercial awarding him the prestigious membership into the Screen Across Guild (S.A.G.). In 1988 Peter was additionally awarded the prestigious membership into the Actors Equity Association (A.E.A), when he performer in "Anything Goes" starring Marilyn McCoo & Bebe Neuwirth. Furthering his education Peter graduated with an A.A. degree in theater and went on to receive his BFA in Dance at New World School of The Arts in Miami, Florida. Peter married in 1988 to his beautiful wife Margaret and continued to perform and choreograph, as well as adding to his family two beautiful children. Peter and Margaret also appeared on the Hit talent show "Star Search".
In 1992 Peter was contracted to choreographer a 39 episode Latin variety show TV Show, "Charytin International" Upon completion of that project, Peter, Margaret & there 2 children move to Orlando FL. Peter performed and became dance captain in Walt Disney Worlds "Beauty & The Beast" at Disney-MGM Studios. In 1995 Peter open Spotlight Entertainment Co providing Choreography, Specialty acts, Entertainment, & Show Production to the local & National business theater market. Spotlight Dance Center followed in 1996 with a 7000 sq. ft school & rehearsal facility. In 2000 Peter became the choreographer of another 39 episode national children's T.V. show which aired on PBS called "Dooley & Pals". In 2001 Peter add another T.V. Show entitled Ed McMahon's "Next Big Star" to his portfolio.
In 1999 Peter applied for a Talent Agency License and was award T.A. # 610, becoming an Talent agent catering to local and national Corporate Event Planners.
Peter has been choreographing, producing shows and providing talent for Television, Conventions and Industrial's, and stage for the past Twenty four years, through Spotlight Entertainment. In his position as Producer and owner of Spotlight Entertainment, Peter has the responsible for the creation of quality entertainment & opportunity of interacting with both large or small corporations and businesses. He is involved in the creation of show concepts, choreography, final show production or booking the talent needed (including specialty acts) for each event. Just to name a few, Peter services have been used by many well known companies including:Universal Studios FL, & LAWalt Disney WorldAsicsAlta Vista New BalanceConverseMatrix HairSmith Kline BeechumIBMMacy'sMeeting Planners International
As owner of Spotlight Dance Center, Peter is highly involved in the instruction and training of both children and adults in the area of Jazz and video Hip-Hop. Peter's electric personality motivates and inspires his students.