Artistic Dance Academy
opened in 1988 in Temecula under the direction of Brenda Mertz and Denise Renee. They started ADA
with the highest quality training and a goal to create a professional, grounded, disciplined and respected studio.
Their dedication and love for dance showed and they were very respected by all in the Dance Community. Their direction and training led many of their students into professional jobs and careers including: Broadway National Tours, Holland America Cruise Line, Laker Girls, Commercials, music videos, theme parks, and Las Vegas shows.
In January, 2007, the ownership of the studio was transferred to Nicole Gradischek, a former student. She trained with Brenda and Denise from 1988 through 2002. Upon graduating high school, Nicole ventured out to dance for the world to see!
She was very pleased and honored to take the reigns of ADA
. It has been her dream from childhood to own her own studio. Nicole looks forward to continuing to maintain the stellar reputation that ADA
has enjoyed since its inception.