mandelstamdance is the official dance program of The Mandelstam School in South Miami, Florida. Mandelstam Dance provides a dance education designed to produce well-rounded young artists versed in both, classical ballet and modern techniques.  Mandelstam Dance offers a foundation that provides knowledge and technical training concurrent with today's professional dance standards.  Our programs are structured to instill a disciplined work ethic that will go beyond the world of dance and accompany our students throughout their lives.

Mandelstam Dance is directed by iMEE Dance Company Co-Directors, Spencer Gavin Hering and Andrea Dawn Shelley.  iMEE is a professional national & international touring dance company founded by Hering & Shelley in Santa Barbara, CA in 2009.  As acclaimed Directors, Teachers, Choroegraphers & Dancers, Hering & Shelley bring over 25 years experience to Mandelstam Dance:

  • 20 years teaching experience in:  Florida, Texas, Rhode Island, California, Italy & Australia
  • 24 years professional dance experience dancing with companies located in: Florida, Texas, Rhode Island, California (touring nationally &  internationally)
  • 12 years professional choreographic experience with:  professional dance companies, Universities & Colleges throughout the USA
  • Bachelor of the Arts Degree, Dance Education, Florida International University
  • Graduate of Pacific Northwest Ballet, Professional Division, 2 Year Program
  • Trained by national & internationally renowned teachers such as:  Magdalena Maury, Magda Auñon, Cecilia Hering, Charles & Philip Fuller, Charles Maple, Jorge Esquivel, Roberto Almaguer
  • Additional dance training received by Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Founded iMEE Dance Company
  • Former Associate Artistic Director, Resident Choreographer, Ballet Master, Island Moving Co.
  • Former Dance Faculty, SRU Company Director & Resident Choreographer, Salve Regina University
  • Choreographic work presented in:  Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, California, Washington, Italy, Bulgaria, Australia and Mexico City
Mandelstam Dance  is additionally staffed with a national & international professional Faculty hailing from Florida, California, Wisconsin, Cuba & France. ​​Please see BIOS below.


  1. Spencer  Gavin  Hering
    Spencer Gavin Hering
  1. Andrea Dawn Shelley
    Andrea Dawn Shelley


  1. Mélanie Martel
    Mélanie Martel
  1. Loliette Ribot
    Loliette Ribot
  1. Randolph T. Ward
    Randolph T. Ward
  1. Brittany Reuss
    Brittany Reuss