Studio Owner, Creative Director, Dance Instructor
Kianda Fiske is a dynamic and unique instructor, who’s love of dance has taken her all over the world to study and teach!
She has been dancing since the age of six. Regardless of where she’s traveled or lived, including Asia, Europe, and South America; she’s always been able to find her natural rhythm in various cultures’ music.
At eighteen, she traveled to New York City to become a member of a professional hip-hop company. Kianda continued to dance hip-hop while pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology at Rutgers University.
In 1996 Kianda discovered Salsa while at Rugters. After relocating to Baltimore in 2000, she began to take every Salsa class she could, including with Manuel Martinez, Psyon Maurico, and Shaka Brown. She eventually apprenticed with Psyon Mauricio as an assistant teacher and choreographer.
She went on to train under a number of acclaimed dancers, including Frankie Martinez, Johnny Matos, Gordon Neil, and Leon Rose.
After co-directing Mezzlocutis dance company with Psyon Mauricio Scott, and a founding the all-female dance company YemaShun, Kianda moved to Norfolk, Virginia where she calls The Mambo Room home.