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Mayra Smalley
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General Information
Gender: Female
Born: October 24
Occupation: Manager of Stars
Makeup artist for Stars
Family and Friends
Children: Victor Smalley (son)
Friends: Angel Armas
Behind the Scenes
First appearance: Get Fierce!


Mayra Smalley (born October 24)[1] is Victor's mother. Besides being the makeup artist for Stars Dance Studio, she is the manager of the dance studio.

About

Early Life

Born in Aruba and raised in Venezuela, Mayra has lived in Miami for 33 years. She started dancing at the age of two-and-a-half and continued until she was 29-years-old. Mayra performed Classical Ballet, Jazz and Folklore. Originally, she studied dance in Venezuela at the Nina Novak Ballet academy with Maestro Vicente Abad and at the Tempo dance studio. In Miami, Mayra took classes at Joe Michaels and Ballet Concerto.[2]

Stars Dance Studio

In 2007, Victor Smalley and Angel DeArmas Salabert opened Stars Dance Studio in Miami. Victor’s mother Mayra Smalley was also there from the very beginning serving as the studio’s director and makeup artist to the dancers. From the start the team upholds their motto, “Turning Kids into Dancers and Dancers into Stars.” The Stars studio continues to be an award-winning studio and they are proud to be known as a “home away from home” to their dancers, offering a wide range of classes in a state-of-the-art-facility.

Although she has taught hundreds of students over the years, at Stars Dance Studio she no longer teaches, but holds the official titles of “Studio Director,” “Office Manager” and “Makeup Artist” for the dancers.[2]

Trivia

  • Mayra’s favorite things about living in Miami are the beaches, the people and the variety of cultures. She believes the Miami dance culture is heavily influenced by salsa as well as the style and diversity of the area and its different cultures.[2]
  • In September of 2012, she launched a line of make-up called Stars by Mayra.[3]
  • She used to be a ballerina.

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