Angel Armas is the co-owner of Stars Dance Studio in Miami, Florida, which has been operating since 2007.
Angel was born in Sagua La Grande, Villa Clara, Cuba, and moved to the United States in 1995 when he was eleven. Because he had the chance to leave Cuba as a young child, he says he had the unique opportunity to gain incredible perspective and drive in all aspects of his life. Angel prides himself on “living the American dream.” At the age of twelve, he began taking lessons in Ballroom Dance, which exposed him to the larger world of dance competitions. Inspired by what he saw, he began studying Jazz, Lyrical, and Modern dance. As a young teacher, he was heavily influenced by Martha Graham and quickly became well-known for his innovative style and ability to combine elements from different genres of dance.
Angel’s choreography is in high demand by local Miami TV shows, South Florida Magnet Schools, concerts and artists. In 2004, he was named “Top Jazz Choreographer” by the National Dance Alliance and top “Lyrical Choreographer in 2005.” Under his direction, Stars Dance Studio has won many regional and national competitions and his dancers often win multiple titles at competitions throughout the U.S.
Victor and Angel both pride themselves on being a part of the “new” generation of dancers and they recently co-founded the nonprofit organization Stars for Artists, with the mission of raising funds for children of all ages to achieve their dance dreams in South Florida.