Mr. Acero has been dancing and teaching professionally for almost 15 years. He has been formally trained in many genres of dance with some of his specialties including: Hip-Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Lyrical, Acro, Afro-Jazz, African, and more. He has performed and trained at prestigious schools such as Alvin Ailey School of Dance and has graduated with his BA in Dance Education from Grand Canyon University in 2015. Miguel has also completed his Master’s in Business Administra;on with emphasis in Marketing and his Master’s in Secondary Education, both obtained from Grand Canyon University.
Mr. Acero’s credits include performing with Ethington Dance Ensemble, Elevate Dance Company, ADD Agency, No Limitz Dance Crew as well as several other dance companies across Arizona and New York. He was a featured dancer in ADD Agency’s music video for “Emma Stone” in 2012. He has won several awards, including Best Hip-Hop Choreography and Most Creative Cheer Dance for AZ All-Stars Fyrestorm Cheer. Mr. Acero has opened 3 new dance programs at the charter school level, most notably as the Director of Art and Dance at Clemente Charter School where he served the community for 3 years. Mr. Acero has also taught at the collegiate level with credits include South Mountain Community College and Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. He has also worked with dozens of studios in the general New York and Los Angeles areas where he hosted master classes and developed award-winning competition dances.
Mr. Acero has a strong passion for preparing dancers to become professional performers/ choreographers/educators and have students engage in learning real-world perspectives using the art as a platform to bring awareness. Using pedagogical, kinesthetic, anatomical and technical dance instruction, Mr. Acero builds his lessons with more than just dance by exposing students to the world of music and theater, along with integrating core content subjects such as math, science, history and ELA. This ensures that students can make connections to content and close gaps to expand knowledge and achieve higher academic success. His classroom ensures that students will learn dance in a fun, safe and enriching environment. He looks forward to sharing his talents, experiences and passion for the art with the future artists of tomorrow!