Marcia Van de Kieft
Director, Sorrento-Mt Dora
Dancing became a noticeable passion of Miss Marcia’s at an early age. As soon as she could
walk, you would see her prancing around on her tippy toes. At age two, she was enrolled at
Lyn’s Academy of Dance in Lima, Ohio where she began showcasing her natural dance abilities
in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop.
At age nine, Miss Marcia’s family relocated to South Bend, Indiana and she found her new
dance family at Creative Dance N’ (formerly Janice’s School of Dance) and continued her formal
dance lessons through middle school. In 1993, she earned her spot on the high school dance
team where she held the title of team captain her Junior & Senior year and led her team to
Nationals at Hollywood Studios Orlando (Senior Year) with a routine she choreographed herself.
Miss Marcia spent the next twenty years dedicating her life to teaching and raising children. She
was a lead teacher at Starz Academy and with Mishawaka Community School Corporation after
high school. In 2001, she relocated to Orlando, FL to begin her Professional Nanny career
where she was honored with the experience of working with multiples (twins & triplets), special
needs children, traveled extensively with a NASCAR family, founded the Central Florida
Nannies Support Group and organized Nannypalooza Orlando & National Nanny Training Day
Orlando for several years in a row.
Entrepreneurship has been one of Miss Marcia’s other passions for many years. She was the
regional manager of a nationwide nanny agency for a few years and then created a (still)
successful wedding & event babysitting service with a good friend in 2010.
Miss Marcia married her best friend (Tom) on St Pete Beach in 2006 and eventually passed her
love of dance onto her newest loves in 2014 (Ella) and 2016 (Andrew). As a mother of two
special needs children, she has dedicated herself to being an advocate for inclusivity and
creating a healthy environment for all families.
In 2020, she began to make big changes in her life. She left the business she created in June
2021 to place more concentration on her health, her family and her education. During this time,
she joined the Apopka Run Club and ran more 5K’s in a year than she had her entire life. She
joined the gym and fell in love with strength training. She became a certified Zumba instructor
and went back to school to complete a degree in Health Science.
Miss Marcia believes that ANY BODY can dance and should (often & as if no one is watching).
She loves how dancing brings happiness & laughter to everyone’s lives. She is so excited for
the future of Showtime USA Sorrento-Mt Dora and looks forward to the experiences it brings for
her family & the community for many years to come. She considers it an absolute honor to have
the privilege of teaching your children the art & love of dance.
Class Schedule – August 2022
4:30-5:30 Kajun Kids
5:30-6:45 Jr Ambassadors
6:30-7:45 Sr Ambassadors
4:45-5:30 Singing Stars
5:30-6:30 Main Street Express
6:30-7:15 La’Deez Only (Beginning 9/15)