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Elvia Gomez - Instructor, Performer, and Dance Troupe Director

Elvia Gomez has taught ballroom, Latin, and swing dancing for more than 25 years. For more than five years, she has taught at D & D's Dance Center of Riverside, California. Her experience also includes owning and operating various studios. She got her start like many other dance instructors—dancing with her mother in the kitchen while listening to the radio.

Her Start and Working Life

Gomez's career started more than 40 years ago with Mexican folk dance. During the ensuing decades, she has toured extensively throughout the United States as an instructor, choreographer, director of her own dance troupes, and dancer. Her last troupe included over 75 dancers.

Experienced Coaching

She has been taught by some of the top coaches in the country. She now brings her experience, and their lessons, to new students. Her goal is to help all dancers achieve their maximum potential with the proper techniques and relaxed attitude needed to clinch the top prize. Many of her students have earned Top Student Awards, Top Solo Awards, and Supreme Awards. She has earned many Top Teacher Awards.

Elvia Gomez and Friends

Professional Features

Her career has blessed her with work in print and commercials. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild® and has done several national commercials in both English and Spanish. She is also a former board member of the California Swing Hall of Fame.


Jenelle's Women's Clothing

In 1995, Gomez opened a store in downtown Riverside with two friends. One of her customers brought several calendars from a ballroom dance studio and tried to convince Elvia to join. She gave in after her commercial agent informed her of a Tango audition in just three days. Six private lessons later, she developed a passion that has never stopped.

Always My Princess Clothing

Elvia and her daughters produce Latin dresses and ball gowns for dancers of all ages. It is their desire to create the dresses and accessories that encourages girls to move, twirl, and dance. They started All My Princess Clothing together in order to make dreamable, danceable princess dresses and accessories for little girls.