Meet the Team

Where the Passion Begins


Nadia Gewarges

Owner, Head Dance Dreamer

Nadia graduated from SDSU in 2014 with a BS in Liberal Studies to become an elementary school teacher. Although from a young age it was clear that teaching was what Nadia was meant to do, she chose to use those passions and skills for dance. In 2017 Dance Dayz was born! From a mobile dance company organizing school recreation programs throughout San Jose and the Bay Area, to returning home to San Diego, she dreamt of opening a permanent location. Her dream was to provide a studio space for community involving dancers, artists, and their families! Her wish has come true! She gives each of her students personalized attention to fulfill their dance goals by encouraging them to be the best they can be! She specializes in preschool classes including our Princess Ballerinas, tap, jazz, and hip hop.

Meadow Smith

Musical Theater and Dance Instructor

Whether you’re looking to learn new moves or work on your existing skills, Meadow Smith will help you reach your goals. Meadow has won many awards for her talent, is a recent graduate of San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, and is starting college in the Fall. As an experienced and professional Dance Instructor, she has been an integral part of our team since the first week of classes in September of 2018. Meadow specializes in teaching Musical Theater, Tap, and Ballet.


Alex De Mars

Cheer and Dance Instructor

Alex has a passion for dance, movement, and teaching that is genuine, professional and an inspiration! Her goal is for kids to feel confident, learn new skills, and become better dancers. Alex is currently a student at SDSU and an Aztec cheerleader. She has been with us since 2019 as our official Cheer Instructor. She also teaches tumbling, hip hop, and Princess Ballerinas.

Maddie Cornthwaite

Musical Theater Instructor

Maddie is our musical theater instructor for our special needs class. Her students love her energy, and her ability to adapt to any situation makes her another one of our most loved team members. Her passion for theater and teaching others to feel confident dancing is a true inspiration.