Thrive: The Essence of Dance, was founded in 2014 by lifelong dancer and experienced choreographer, Persephonie Alvarez. She provides a fresh, unique take on the traditional dance experience by drawing on an insightful and versatile background. Persephonie combines her passion for dancing with her studies in Evolutionary Psychology and human growth and development. This combination of studying both dance and the human mind has enabled her to take a broadened approach to dance where it is not only an art and a skill, but a model for everyday life.

Persephonie pushes her students to fight past comfort zones and adversities while also providing a safe emotional outlet through the art of dance. It is her goal as a teacher and to help her students find their personal best and explore areas where perhaps they may have feared to explore. In her life and for her students, she maintains high expectations by instilling important life skills such as persistence, discipline, commitment, and hard work. Persephonie’s unique approach also supports the spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being of each student as a focal point of instruction.

Rather than providing a mere physical dance experience, Persephonie immerses herself into the entire being of each of her students and invests in their journey towards holistic excellence.

“We do not settle for mediocrity, but rather aspire passionately to reach our personal potential; that is, to Thrive. This is the essence of dance.”

Why Choose Thrive?


Thrive is a welcoming, safe, and positive environment that is educational and fun to help each dancer reach their fullest potential.

Our facility is state-of-the-art featuring 3 spacious central air-conditioned dance studios all in one location.

All of our studios are on an elevated, quality sprung dance floor, to prevent injuries with StageStep Dance Marley.

All of our classes are taught by experienced dance professionals who pour their heart and soul into their students and the art of dance.

We offer classes for dancers of all ages, levels, and experiences in all dance genres.

We strive to make each dancer and their families feel a welcome part of our Thrive Tribe.

Our studios have viewing windows for parents to watch their dances without disrupting the class.

We have a dancers hangout for dancers to relax, socialize, or do homework.

We have a large lobby for our Thrive families to relax in while their dancer is in class.