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Alicia dancing a sword dance with the accompaniment of Turkish drummer Cagatay Almaca at the Ozark Actors Theatre Follies

Coming from a long line of performers, Alicia found the love of performing arts at an early age while watching her grandparents dance in their home ballroom studio. At 3 years old, she began her dance training in Independence, Missouri. As she grew older her dance training grew extensively. At the age of 13 she became an assistant dance instructor at Stars of Tomorrow Dance Studio in Humansville, Missouri -- and soon found her passion for teaching. At the young age of 14 she became co-owner of Stars of Tomorrow and within a couple of years she opened her first studio, Alicia’s Dance Academy. Her dancers performed and participated in dance events across the state for over 6 years. Her students entertained at many events and nation-wide dance competitions where they won top awards for their categories, including many top scoring choreographies, judges choice, and best of show. An unfortunate fire partially damaged the building where the studio was located in 2009, and because of the damage she was forced to close down her academy which she was so passionate about. But as they say, one door closes another will soon open!

She moved to Rolla, Missouri and began teaching at the performing art studio, andFLEW! Studios. She became the dance manager and leading mentor and choreographer of andFLEW’s dance company, andMOVE as well as the main instructor of many of the dance and fitness classes. Her student's excelled and Alicia was quickly recognized for her dedication to the fine arts. When andFLEW closed it's doors in 2014, she continued teaching classes in her private home studio, The Centre, Womanspace, and at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, where she was a lead dance fitness instructor.

Soon Alicia was ready to open a new location dedicated to her passions. Shamrock World Dance & Movement Center opened it's doors in April 2017. Alicia wanted to create a dance center focusing on the magnificent dances from around the world. Shamrock was the home to several different genres of dance and movement taught by learned instructors, including Bollywood, Irish Dance, K-Pop, Hula, and all styles of Bellydance! At Shamrock Alicia and her students were involved with the University of Missouri's International Student Association and collaborated with the events hosted by ISA on several occasions. Also in the short time of being opened, her dancers quickly become sought after entertainers across the country! Her students developed a unique presence led by Alicia that caught the eye of several leading entertainment venues. During 2020 Shamrock had to sadly close it's doors as she was to move to across the country and once again had to find a new path to share her art.

Now residing in Daphne, Alabama, she is once again dancing full force and sharing her art through performances, workshops, and online lessons! 

Alicia teaching a virtual class.
Alicia with her S&T University students.
Alicia leading her beginner bellydance students.
Alicia performing at the
Central Missouri Renaissance Festival
Alicia performing at the Turkish Ball.
Alicia leading Zumba class at the gym.
Alicia and her students have won numerous awards for
their dancing, including 1st in Nationals (above photo)



Stars of Tomorrow, Humansville, MO
Dance Instructor and Assistant 1999 - 2001

Alicia's Dance Academy, Humansville, MO

Owner and Operator


andFLEW Studios, Rolla, MO

Dance Instructor, Manager of Dance and Fitness


Taught ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, bollywood, modern, folk, bellydance, irish, tumbling, and various fitness classes including Zumba.

Managed the daily operations of the studio.

Lead choreographer for the competitive dance team.

St. Robert Fitness, St. Robert, MO

Zumba Instructor


The Centre, Rolla, MO

Zumba Instructor

2011-2013 & 2016-2020

S&T Recreational Department, Rolla, MO

Fitness and Dance Instructor


Taught irish, bellydance, zumba, bootcamp fitness, drumcore, bollywood as well as other dance & fitness classes


Cultural Dance Instructor



Bellydance United, Columbia, MO

Performer and Choreographer



Na'ava Sands Bellydance Company

Director and Performer



The Shamrock Irish Dancers

Director and Performer


Macabre Moon FIre & Performing Arts

DIrector and Performer


Alicia Ferrera Patreon Online Lessons and More



Additional Dance and Fitness Training and Education​


Cathy’s Creative Dance Kansas City, MO 1988 to 1994

Chelle’s Dance Bolivar, MO 1995 to 1997


Stars of Tomorrow Humansville, MO 1999 to 2001


Alicia's Dance Academy 2002 to 2008


andFLEW Studios Rolla, MO 2009 - 2014

S&T Dance Workshops Rolla, MO 2013-2020


Personal training with knowledgeable instructors such as the World Famous Bellydancer Aziza, Broadway's Deidre Goodwin, Zumba's ZIN Tony Witt, Tribal Founder Suhaila Salimpour, Zoe Jakes Fusion, and so many other knowledgeable mentors.


Zumba Fitness Basic Training 2009

  • Zumba Gold Training 2017

  • Zumba Instructor Network Monthly Training (ZIN)  Continuous (monthly)

​American Sports and Fitness - Dance and Aerobic Trainer Certification 2016-Present

American Red Cross CPR & First Aid Certificate 2017, 2018, 2019

Bolly Groove Certificate 2015

Experience and Performances


S&T International Student’s Day Showcase  2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Celebration of Nations Talent Show  2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Central Missouri Renaissance Festival  2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Alabama Renaissance Festival 2020

Captain Ron's Pirate Festival Lake of the Ozarks 2018, 2019

Kansas City Renaissance Festival 2019


S&T Minerama Flash Mob 2011, 2014, 2015

The Celtic Nutcracker 2019

Haflaween at Cedar Street Playhouse 2019

Mermaid Festival 2019

Whitehart Renaissance Festival 2017, 2018

New Year in the Global Village Online Haflas 2021

Kabekona Women's Retreat 2020

Missouri River Irish Festival 2018, 2019


S&T Ballet And Dance Club Choreographer 2014, 2015


S&T Ballet And Dance Club Performer 2015

Ozark Actors Theatre Follies Performance 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015


Humansville Talent Show 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014


S&T Girl’s Science Day LED Light Show Dance   2012, 2013


St. Patrick's Day Parade, Rolla, MO  2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


S&T's Leach Theater's Choreography For "Grease" 2015


Christmas Parade, Rolla, MO  2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


Ozark Christmas at Leach Theatre 2011

Fine Linen's "Fiddler on the Roof" 2018


St. Pat's Ball 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020


Rolla Girl Scout Thinking Day 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019


Rolla’s Halloween Flash Mob Organizer  2011


Humansville’s Festival Flash Mob Organizer  2012


Arabian Night Cancer Gala  2013


Rolla Turkish Republic Ball 2013, 2014, 2016


NAFSA VIP Nation of Turkey St. Louis 2013

Chinese Spring Festival 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020


Ozark Actors Theatre "Peter Pan" Sololist 2013


Chandra Graduation Event Showcase 2013

Public House Performances 2019, 2020

St. James Winery Show 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


Mommafest 2014, 2015, 2016

Womanspace International Dance Day Organizer 2016


Newburg Festival 2014, 2015, 2016


Fundraisers for Local Churches and Mission Trips


Salvation Army Bell Ringing and Entertainment 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


Valued and popular performer across the United States. Available for performances or instructing workshops.

RAHC Kids Dance Fitness 2019

Walk to End Alzheimer's Workshop Fundraiser 2019

Girlscout Cultural Day (Lebanon) 2019

MamaFest Workshop 2019

Rolla Optimist Dunk Booth Fundraiser 2019

Sullivan Area Arts Council Master Workshop 2019


Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)   2010


Phelps County Relay for Life  2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019


Phelps County Relay For Life Trivia Performance 2015


Arts and Crafts Festival, Rolla, MO  2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018


Cardio for the Cure  2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018


S&T Latino Night  2012, 2015

S&T African Student "Night at the Nile" 2017, 2018


Zumba for Zayden Fundraiser  2012


Health Expo RTC  2012


S&T's Staff Day Flash Mob Organizer 2014, 2016


S&T's Staff Day Bellydance Class 2015


Area 151 Zumba Nightclub Instructor 2013, 2014


Area 151 Zumba Guest Instructor 2014, 2015


Delta Sigma Theta Zumba Night  2011, 2012, 2016, 2017


Aerobathon for the Humane Society  2011


Zumbathon for Adoption 2013


Zumbathon Glow Party Fundraiser 2014

Summerfest Flash Mob Organizer 2016

S&T Earth Day 2013

Various S&T and Community Events

"Alicia is a highly talented professional who not only excels in her art of dancing, but also with her interactions with clients and people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Her strong ability to interact, communicate, and motivate people cross culturally and generationally makes Alicia a superb professional. Her knowledge and excellence in dance spans many different styles and disciplines and brings a fresh attitude and energy to the classroom and performance hall. If you are looking for a supreme intercultural dance experience from a highly qualified professional, I highly recommend Alicia Ferrera."

- Rebecca Sabogal, Dance Enthusiast, Student, and Business Staff Analyst at Boeing Defense, Space & Security

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