MARGARITA MARTINEZ ANTHONY:
Owner & Ballet Mistress 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.