I have the privilege to present this year’s Kinderdance “Rookie of the Year “Award. The Award itself, began over thirty-five years ago to recognize our newest franchisees for their outstanding performance and leadership. The recipient of the Kinderdance “Rookie of the Year “Award must have demonstrated, over the current dance year, their dedication to the education of young children thru dance, movement and fitness combined with a growing Kinderdance business.

            This year’s rookie is a hardworking and focused business owner.  As a young student, she traveled far from her home to study Computer Science in New Orleans.  Then moved to New York to continue her career as a Systems Manager.  However, her dedication and love for family drew her back home to the country of Cyprus were she eventually chose to change careers into one that combined her love of dancing and children; owning a Kinderdance franchise.   

            Since purchasing her franchise in 2016, she is the first Kinderdance franchise in the Mediterranean region, has also earned Kinderdance “Franchisee of the Month,” opened a single location dedicated to building positive relationships in her community as well as teaching in the local market, manages multiple teachers, and runs a business that is all about building the children of tomorrow by introducing them to the magical world of dance and movement. 

Fellow Kinderdance franchisees, teachers and corporate staff, please congratulate with me this year’s Kinderdance “Rookie of the Year “Award to………. Natali Ioannou!