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Inspire Dance Complex Interview with Brianna Alvarez

Brianna Alvarez, the Competition Team Director for Inspire Dance Complex in Corona, California, tells us that the Inspire Dance Complex is a positive and accepting environment where young dancers develop both dance technique and life skills such as, relationship building, perseverance, and thinking outside of the box.

According to Brianna, Inspire Dance Complex, IDC for short, is a fairly “young” studio, so it has been fun to watch how the studio culture has developed. She believes that what set’s them apart is that their students are “tight-knit” and encourage each other to be the best they can be.

Brianna says that her proudest moment coaching, thus far, was at this year’s (2017) recital. Her heart was so full after receiving post-show hugs from her dancers and it was then that she realized that she is making a positive impact on their lives.

In Brianna’s opinion, the biggest mistake she sees dancers make is a mistake that a lot of her dancers make which “is getting in their own heads.” She constantly reminds them that training is a head game. If they tell themselves that they cannot land three pirouettes or jump as high as another dancer, then they definitely will not accomplish those moves. Dance is hard work and takes a lot of persistence. The easiest way to fix this is to recognize how far they’ve come since those 5-year-old ballet class days and realize that they have so much more room to grow.

As a first-year Competition Team Director, Brianna’s goal is to push all of the boundaries that the students have built for themselves. The Inspire Dance Complex staff is kicking into high gear and holding their students to a high standard while supporting them in all aspects of their lives.

Inspire Dance Complex was founded by Crissy Martinez, president of Inspire Dance Complex. She opened the Complex as a gift for her two daughters. She wanted them to be able to grow up dancing at a studio where they were corrected fairly and were encouraged to improve without being spoken down to even if they were not considered “the best.” Her girls inspired her to create a place for young girls to nurture their love for dance and have something in their lives that they could hold onto and appreciate forever.

Inspire Dance Complex recently expanded and now has four rooms. 2017 has been an exciting year of growth for the studio with the recent expansion and addition of renowned choreographers. They are committed to aiding in shaping their dancers into well-rounded people that excel in school, dance, and life. They are a family focusing on all around positivity.

If you would like more information about Inspire Dance Complex, email Brianna them at, or call her at 951-751-9492. You can also “Like” them on Facebook and view them on YouTube.

Anyone who has danced at Inspire Dance Complex or with Brianna Alvarez is invited to comment on our blog.


In Brianna’s opinion, the biggest mistake she sees dancers make . . .  ‘is getting in their own heads.’

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