SMASH Founder Lisa Valdes Romero Co-Founder Mr. Rob Romero

Lisa Valdes Romero, Founder of SMASH, Vegas Stiletto Fitness, and NuSMASH Project is a military wife, a mother, and a grandmother. A Las Vegas native, Lisa grew up as a competing gymnast for Fern Adair Conservatory of the Arts Las Vegas where she also trained in ballet, tap, and jazz. Later as an adult, she trained in ballroom and bellydance. Her love for performing on stage grew as she danced and choreographed for performing the show band, “Suave” , managed by her father, at the Las Vegas Tropicana Hotel.  During this time, Lisa also directed the dance troupe “Latin Desert Girls” and was a salsa performer for the Sin City Salseros.

Her love for teaching dance started with the opportunity given to create a dance program at a Las Vegas recreational center for at risk youth. Having the freedom to teach what she wanted, she created dance programs for pre schoolers, salsa for kids & teens, bellydance for kids & teens, basic tumbling, and jazz/hiphop for kids. She was awarded & recognized by Clark County, NV Parks & Recreation for her dedication to dance. In 2005 she started SMASH, School of Martial Arts, Salsa, & Hiphop. SMASH was recognized by Senator Reid for conserving cultural dance classes. By 2008, SMASH was changed to School of Modern Arts, Salsa, & Hiphop to focus more on dance and fitness. In 2009, Lisa met her military husband Rob at SMASH who came to try kickboxing classes. Soon after, SMASH was moved to San Antonio, TX in 2010.

In San Antonio, Lisa & Rob teamed up to teach adult SMASH dance fitness classes and still offer fun recreational dance classes for kids. Zumba, Bollywood, Bellydance, VSF, Kickboxing, BossChick, & more was added to the adult programs while also offering Creative dance, Hiphop, & Breakdancing to kids. SMASH now has 12 instructors teaching 10 different dance & fitness programs 22 times a week at our main studio SMASH in San Antonio, and also at 3 Daycares, 1 Community Center, and Lisa’s daughter, Yessika, still runs 1 jazz/hiphop program in Las Vegas. Lisa also coaches over 50 dance instructors nation wide with her Vegas Stiletto Fitness brand, empowering women through dance.

The Romeros, reside in San Antonio but travel back & forth from San Antonio to Las Vegas. In 2015, NuSMASH Project a non-profit organization was born to offer affordable low cost or no cost dance fitness classes to the communities of Las Vegas and San Antonio while helping women and children in need. Working with the communities and helping others has become an ultimate passion now for Lisa, as she now continues to grow NuSMASH Project along with SMASH & VSF.

Our mission is to help youth & adults achieve their fitness goals, teach our instructors to give back by sharing their own talents with others, and give our students the opportunity to use their energy in a positive outlet through the expression of dance & fitness.  We work hard to accomplish this through SMASH.

Daycare Creative Dance Instructor, Ms. Aisha

Aisha M. is excited to be part of the staff at SMASH where she can finally combine her love of teaching children and performance art. In addition to 3 years as a preschool teacher at an area daycare, she is also an accomplished singer, actress and dancer having performed in regional commercials, various music revues and in local theater productions around the city including San Pedro Playhouse, Josephine Theater and Jumpstart Theater. She is also the founder and artistic director of The Girls of S.A.S.S, a performance group rapidly making a name for themselves with their brand of style and community service. She is the director of our SMASH Daycare Creative Dance programs of San Antonio and is an independent instructor for our Vegas Stiletto Fitness program. She is also a certified Fitness Pole Instructor.

SMASH Artistic Director & Dance Fitness Instructor, Ms. Brandy P.

SMASH Hip Hop Crew Director,Ms. Amy E.

Amy E. hiphop and popper: has been dancing her whole life. She started getting serious about it after winning numerous competitions including, stxym(south Texas youth ministries) kapa tau(college division), district fine arts 2011 competition (awarded merit, a highest score u can have) Nations fine arts competition kapa tau(college division) awarded merit 2011. She was the fine arts director and coordinator for 4 years and worked with Hype Sacada for over a year as assistant choreographer and dancer (may '10) *Art camp in summer of '11 as the Hip Hop choreographer & Back up dancer for Jackie Carter who opened up for Pastor and gospel singer Marvin Sapp. This young super talented instructor is loved by the SMASH students as she shares her talents with them and guides them in very creative hip hop dance moves. MS. AMY TEACHES HIPHOP 1 EVERY SATURDAY AND LEADS OUR SMASH HIPHOP CREW

Kids Hip Hop Instructor, Ms.Daphne B.

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Daphne B. dancer/singer/guitar player/choreographer is one of the youngest of the SMASH Dance family. She was first introduced to dancing when she was 7 years old being enrolled in a summer jazz class at North Vista College. From that time on, she started performing around family and friends. She then joined the Hype Group of San Antonio dancing among selected young teens to perform in an audience around Texas. Her biggest influencing factors are Brian Puspos, Ian Eastwood, Olivia “Chachi” Gonzales, Usher, Justin Bieber, and of course the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. She is also an entertainer & dancer for Sea World San Antonio and she continues to choreograph dance routines at studios when invited but enjoys her time mostly with her regular Hip Hop dancers at SMASH! This up & coming rising star teaches her amazing hip hop moves to her SMASH students with a lot of patience and passion, the kids absolutely look up to her. EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AT VILLAGES OF WEST CREEK COMMUNITY CENTER

Breakdancing Instructor, Mr. Kevin B.

My name is Kevin Brewster, my dance name is Bboy KidRaw. I am from nXg Dance Crew located in San Antonio, Tx. Our crew's message is to inspire the youth and create innovative ways to build up our community. I have whole heartedly embodied this ideology. I have traveled to different cities across Texas competing, teaching, and learning. I have collaborated with artist ranging from gospel singers to graphic designers. I have choreographed several pieces for events at Traders Village, Debuts, and dance recitals. I strive to bring out the best in every student that I teach. Overall I want to make sure that the youth understands the importance of unity, peace, and confidence that dance brings.

Zumba Gold Instructor,Mr. Albert E.

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Albert started his fitness career in Chinese Kenpo Karate to help stay fit and keep active. He also graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University with a degree in Liberal Arts. During that same time, he proudly served in the Texas Army National Guard, Mechanized Infantry Unit, last position as Company Commander, Captain. Later he trained in ballroom and then discovered and fell in love with Zumba.

He is certified in Zumba Basic, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold, and Zumba Gold/Toning. Zumba Toning combines the excitement of Zumba Basic with body-sculpting exercises and Latin infused music. The students have an opportunity to use Zumba toning sticks to benefit the muscle developing aspect. Zumba Gold modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant as well as those beginners just starting their journey to a fit lifestyle. Zumba Gold Toning combines the exhilarating experience of a Zumba Fitness Party with the benefits of safe and effective strength training. All this combined with a hot Latin beat still makes it a party.

Adult Hip Hop Instructor, Ms. Wendy A.

Wendy has been dancing since the age of six and has loved dance for as long as she can remember. She has been formally trained in Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern and Hawaiian and loves any and ALL styles of dance. She is also a certified Vegas Stiletto Fitness instructor. Wendy has taught everything from Contemporary Jazz to adult fitness classes, to coaching youth cheerleading. She has been choreographing and teaching Hip Hop in various studios for 10 years and is happy to call SMASH home. She teaches Hip Hop Cardio every Monday!! HHC is an energetic, calorie blasting, dance-based cardio class that combines simple hip hop moves and fun choreography to tone your entire body and make you sweat! Wendy feels blessed to be able to do what she loves and share her passion for dance with others.

XB Kickboxing / Kettlebell Instructor, Ms. Rhoda

Hey everyone, my name is Rhoda! From a vey early age I've always had a love for fitness and sports. Growing up I played on pretty much every sports team my school offered. After high school I graduated from the Virginia Institute of health and healing as a massage therapist. After graduating from there my husband and I moved to Texas where I've worked in childcare for the past nine years. When I started coming to Smash, I knew I was looking for a career change but I didn't know Id find it here! I was able to merge my love of fitness and my knowledge of the body into becoming a kickboxing instructor. I enjoy every aspect of teaching my class but mostly I enjoy the people who come here and make me feel like part of the family. Everyone who comes here is ready to work out hard, so it makes being an instructor feel very easy. I hope to leave everyone I meet feeling better about their body and motivated to come back every week stronger. I'm thankful every day I can do a job I love and I'm grateful to Smash for providing not only that opportunity, but the positive changes it made for me as a person! "When in doubt, dance it out!"

Kids Hip Hop Jazz Instructor, Ms. Yessika G.

Yessika G, Singer, Dancer, and Actress. Yessika is the daughter of SMASH director , Lisa. Yessika has been performing since the age of 4 winning numerous talent competitions. This multi-talented performer went on to Miami and was part of Miami’s elite singing, drama, captain of the dance team and was named Student Of The Year for Miami’s Goodlet Park Cultural Program. Yessika was a regular performer for the big brother big sister association where she was invited to sing for South Beach 9-11 tribute and was a featured singer/dancer for the city of Hialeah, FL 4th of July celebrations for the mayor. Yessika started the first SMASH dance team in 2008 in Las Vegas and was acknowledged for her diverse routines and took her dance team to win numerous competitions. Yessika was also a National Anthem singer for the Summer All Stars Basket Ball games at UNLV. Yessika specializes in teaching Jazz/HipHop, Musical Theater, & Creative Dance. She also choreographs Quinceaneras. Graduated from Los Angeles Recording School broadening her career as a music engineer.

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