Deanna Gallardo has been owner and director of Mirror Image Dance Academy for the past 19 years, and has used her creative talents to establish a high quality, progressive, Christian-based dance academy. Her dance background includes dancing in theater productions, and overseas. She has choreographed numerous musicals, recitals, and productions, but her true passion is in teaching children. “The studio is a realization of several passions of mine: dancing, teaching, and ministering to youth,” she admits. “I love coming to work and laughing every day. The little ones are so honest and loving, and the older students are always eager to learn.” Deanna can be found teaching a variety of classes at Mirror Image from Lil' Angels (for 30-36 months) to Praise, to Team class. She also teaches dance at Mirror Image Dance Preschool, which she founded 13 years ago. In addition, Deanna holds degrees in English and Business, and is a professional photographer.
Deanna and Dave, her husband of 30 years, reside in Valparaiso and have two grown children, Jordan and Kamryn, and one very spoiled dog, Kenzie.