With a long career as a dancer, fitness instructor and dance educator, Ivelisse joined Dancing Classrooms in 2008 as a Teaching Artist before becoming a full time staff member.

Ivelisse Garcia (she/her/ella)

Senior Manager, Finance & Operations


Ivelisse is originally from Puerto Rico, where she started dancing ballet and Flamenco when she was nine years old under Milagros Vicente. Soon after, she sought to expand her art further and began studying jazz under contemporary choreographer Junito Betancourt. Ivelisse performed nationally with Ballet Municipal, Junito Betancourt Dance Company, and the Rosario Galan Company. She attended The Boston Conservatory, where she received a BFA in Dance. As a student, Ivelisse worked with prominent choreographers and dancers such as Ana Sokolow, Jennifer Scanlon, Sam Kurkijan, Mary Wolff, and Marcus Schulkind.

Ivelisse taught dance and fitness classes before joining Dancing Classrooms in 2008 as a Teaching Artist. She has since served as an Educational Liaison and spent years supporting the Program Department in billing and overseeing logistics of the Colors of the Rainbow Team Matches and Grand Finals. Ivelisse brings her meticulous eye for detail and her passion for dance education to her work as the Senior Manager of Finance & Operations.