About Us

CELEBRATING OVER 30 YEARS OF DANCE ARTISTRY

Where respect and artistry are in perfect unison.


It doesn’t take long to feel the passion coursing through our studio’s halls. Since 1990, we’ve created space at Encore for all dancers to feel like family — balanced with our beloved staff of professional dancers turned instructors.

We offer a year-round dance curriculum in both classic and modern dance styles as well as summer camps, performing opportunities, and more.

THE ENCORE PHILOSOPHY

Our values move us.

Creative
Self-Expression

To encourage dancers of all ages & abilities to engage in self-expression through dance.

Sound
Teaching

To offer individualized, multidisciplinary teaching of the highest quality.

Welcoming
Environment

To embody an approachable and passionate environment that is welcoming to dancers of all ages and abilities.

Connected
Community

To offer a tight-knit, connected community that uplifts every dancer and parent alike.

Our History


Encore Studio was created by our Owner and Artistic Director, Karen King Flores, in 1990. Our studio serves more than 1,000 students throughout Chesterfield County, and our annual recital to showcase our dance curriculum has become a beloved community event since its commencement.

Meet Our Staff

Each of our instructors teach with passion, rich experience, and commitment to seeing your dancer grow and thrive. Read more about each of our professional instructors below.

Karen King Flores

OWNER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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Cheryl Brower Budimir

STUDIO MANAGER & INSTRUCTOR
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Angelina Gallo

COMPETITION DIRECTOR & INSTRUCTOR
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Michael Knight

Instructor
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Dana Roberson

INSTRUCTOR
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Angelica Burgos

BALLET INSTRUCTOR
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Kate Broas

INSTRUCTOR
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Explore our dance curriculum.


From classical styles like ballet and lyrical to modern expressions like contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, and acro, we have a broad range of options for all movement levels.

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Where dancers of all ages will be inspired, nurtured, and treated with respect.

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We have seen such incredible growth when it comes to her skill and confidence.

— Jacqueline Goodrich, Lucy's Mom

I can’t imagine her dancing anywhere else! I love that class placement is based on the dancer’s ability and not strictly by age.

— Melissa King, Meriko’s (“Koko”) Mom

These last few years at Encore Studio have truly been a blessing. She is learning so many valuable life lessons — teamwork, discipline, perseverance, and humility.

— Kristen Thomas, Penelope’s Mom

Since that first Little Dancers class, I have watched my tiny, shy, toddler grow into a confident, outgoing young lady.

— Ashley Bennett, Nora’s Mom

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