Aimee V. Hernandez

Instructor

 

Aimee Vero first put on her dancing shoes when she was 3 years old at Miss Donna's School of Dance in Charlotte, North Carolina. As part of the school's competition team, she trained in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, broadway, and pom. She competed in small, large, and production groups at Showstopper, Star Systems, Starlight, and other regional and national competitions for 9 years.

Aimee continued her dance efforts by joining The Showcats, the dance team at her high school, Charlotte Catholic. The Showcats performed during the half-time shows for the football and basketball teams as well as for school pep rallies. While on the dance team, she attended dance camps and competitions for Eastern Dance Association (EDA) and Universal Dance Association (UDA). The team specialized in performing jazz, pom and hip hop. Her senior year on the team, she won the award for Most Spirited dancer, an honor she holds dear to her heart and continues to inspire her to follow her dancing dreams. In addition to being on the dance team, Aimee was a principle dancer in her high school's musical productions of The Wiz, Hello Dolly, and Anything Goes, where she was able to utilize her tap, jazz, broadway, and lyrical skills. During her junior and senior years, she participated in the school's marching band as one of the band's first "Band Dancers."

 

In 2004, Aimee moved to Blacksburg, Virginia, where she attended Virginia Tech in pursuit of a degree in Theatre Arts. As part of her sorority, alpha Kappa Delta Phi, she was able to expand her dance abilities to different styles of hip hop, step, and strolls, and helped choreograph for conferences, conventions, and cultural shows. She joined other cultural groups such as the Asian American Student Union (AASU), Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), and the Chinese American Society (CAS) and performed hip hop and hip hop modern dances at their various cultural shows as well. She was also exposed to various traditional Asian dances. The step and stroll combinations were among her favorite to perform.

Aimee graduated from Tech in 2009. As an alumni living in Blacksburg, she performed in two musicals as a principle dancer for a community theater group, Summer Musical Enterprise. Aimee also danced as an associate member for Virginia Tech's student run organization, Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE), to further her ballet, jazz, broadway, and contemporary training. She also participated in workshops for VT's hip hop groups, Bamboom and D.O.P.

In 2012, Aimee moved to Richmond and took a few classes at Legacy. A year later she joined the staff while continuing to take classes. She loves being a part of this dance family and looks forward to each year & sharing her passion for dance with all her students.

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When she isn't dancing, she enjoys spending time with her sweet little boy and her wonderful husband!