Staff - Towson Dance Studio

ADELICIA TIRADO (Movez Dance Fitness)

A Baltimore native, Adelicia began dancing, not in any classroom… but in the kitchen. Her mother would blast Latin music while cleaning the house… and lo and behold, Adelicia learned to Merengue holding on to her mother’s hips and the broom!

Struggling with Obesity as a child, 50lbs overweight, Adelicia found a true motivation and passion in dance that changed her life, and later boldly impacted her career…

While attending Temple and Towson University, she studied Theatre and Dance. Adelicia’s dance training is extensive in hip hop, African, jazz, and modern dance. In 2007, she also began studying under her godmother
Nancy Flores, aka Nonci Tirado, International Latin Ballroom World Champion and Judge. In 2008, Adelicia entered the fitness circuit, training in dance fitness programs; BODYJAMTM, Zumba Fitness® (Beto Perez, Tanya Beardsley), Aqua Zumba® (Maria Browning) and ZumbAtomic® (Gina Grant). She has performed, led workshops, and choreographed throughout the tri-state area for various theatre productions, film productions, and dance competition teams.

In 2012, Adelicia decided to take it back to her roots and founded Movez ®. A dance cardio class designed to teach the real dances, footwork and steps that go to various music rhythms. Adelicia wanted a class that gave
people the confidence and the steps to be able to step out on any dancefloor and rock it, all while pushing the body to build a dancer’s physique. ​

Some Credits include:

  • Susan G Komen Race for the Cure: Dance Performer (2013, 2014)
  • American Heart Association Baltimore Heart Walk ‘Opening Dancer’ (2011, 2012)
  • Go Red for Women Health Fashion Shows ‘Dancer’ (2012)
  • Zumba He Zumba Ha Music Video (2010)
  • ZIN Convention: African Workshop Presenter Team (2010)
  • The House of Bernarda Alba- Theatre production “Adela” (2007)
  • Broadway Across America: Aida the Musical – “Nubian dancer” (2007)
  • Off Broadway: Cabaret “Dancer-Rosie” (2006)
  • Chicago “Cell Block Tango” Chore & Performance (2005)


Originally from Belarus, Alexei started to dance at the age of 9. His credits
include: first prizes at International Ranking Competitions in Belarus, Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Poland. In 2010 Alexei graduated with honors from the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts in Minsk and was certified as a choreographer and ballroom dance teacher. Known for his exceptional skills in ballroom dance, superb technique and flexibility, Alexei has also been trained in classic and modern style of dance. He has always been in love with performing and choreographing, so his interest led him to participation in numerous production companies such as Jean Ann Ryan Productions, Eldorado Productions Limited, Worldwide Entertainment Productions. Along with his professional
partner Darya Splendzer, Alexei performed in more than 70 countries of the world. In between the shows Darya and Alexei did ballroom dance workshops. They graced the stages of luxurious cruise liners sharing their passion with audiences which never left disappointed. Today Alexei is happy to expand his professional skills at Towson Dance Studio of Baltimore, MD.


​Darya was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. She was introduced to the world of ballroom dancing at the age of 8 and was in love with it ever since. She has won numerous Ranking Competitions in Belarus, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, Ukraine, Russia, Poland. In 2004 she became a member of national team of Republic of Belarus and represented her country in World and European Championships for four consecutive years. Darya was Champion of Belarus in Formation Latin and Standard, Member of National Formation team of Belarus “Mara” (Latin and Standard), repeated finalist and prizewinner of World and European Championships. In 2005, for her exceptional achievements in Dance Sport, Darya was awarded with the Title of Master of Sports of Republic of Belarus. After successful career in sports Darya got involved into show industry. She graced the stages of the world, performed onboard the Luxury Cruise Liners such as Silver Sea, Oceania, Regent, Celebrity and MSC. Together with her dance partner Alexei Bazylev they produced and performed ballroom show “Ballroom
Fever” onboard Celebrity Cruises. Darya has been doing workshops for ballroom dance studios in Europe, her students got recognition at national and international competitions. Darya is happy to be a part of the talented and  professional team of Towson Dance Studio.