Elyssa C. Arias - Owner/Artistic Director
Originally from The Bronx, New York, Elyssa was introduced to the art of dance at the age of four. She started her training at Fancy Feet Dance Studio and then excelled in the renowned Broadway Dance Center in the heart of Manhattan. Elyssa is trained in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip hop, Modern, Contemporary, Street jazz, and Latin dance. Her unique style and unmatched talent has given her the chance to dance with the top choreographers in the country. She has performed in numerous spaces in the New York Metro area and most notably on the Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney World and Hershey Park. While traveling, Elyssa has also won numerous dance competitions and has been offered Scholarships at “Jump” conventions by famous choreographer Dan Karaty. Having moved to Virginia Beach, Elyssa had set her eyes to take over the dance scene in Hampton Roads teaching all genres of dance for the past 10 years. Elyssa has choreographed dances for the Grand Illuminations Parade in Virginia Beach and Norfolk over the past 10 years, held Master Classes for NDS located in Old Donation School, and has Choreographed dances which have been performed in Disney World. With her love of children and studies of so many genres of dance, Elyssa has become the Owner of Pivot Dance Center in Virginia Beach and has helped in creating some of the most well-rounded dancers who have been selected to join Salem High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Academy as well as Old Donation Gifted Visual Arts and Dance. She has taken her Company to perform with Dance The World Broadway on 42nd Street, New York and has created an Award- Winning Competition Team in 2019 in Virginia Beach. Elyssa Arias has set a goal to build a Legacy and create Legends here in the Hampton Roads area and throughout the Dance Community.