Dancer Kevin Cosculluela, who appeared on the hit Lifetime reality series Dance Moms, has been arrested on seven felony charges, including sexual battery and multiple counts of sexual misconduct of two underage students.
As reported on Front Page Detectives, Cosculluela worked as an instructor at Peaches Dance and Music Orlando at the time of the incident, where he met his two victims. Two of the dancer’s students allege that in September and December of 2020, they took private classes with Cosculluela before their interactions became inappropriate.
The 25-year-old instructor is also facing charges for the solicitation of a minor and lewd and lascivious conduct. He was arrested last month in Orange County, Fla., and pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
Cosculluela talked to the teenagers via text messages and Snapchat. They texted regularly, and one victim said he told her he loved her and that their conversations quickly became “sexual,” according to Front Page Detectives.
Another victim is alleging the dance instructor solicited nude photos from her and that he climbed on top of her while they were in his bed, but they did not have sex.
Both victims claim that Cosculluela got verbally abusive and angry when they would decline his sexual advances.
“Kevin would threaten to take away lessons, ignore her during lessons, yell at her, swear at her and not speak to her for days if she didn’t do what he wanted. She said that it affected her greatly when he ignored her during her dance lessons because of how important she viewed him,” one of the victims explained in the arrest warrant.
One of the victims said she viewed Cosculluela as “famous” and someone who was “important” and “influential.” She “explained that Kevin is a ‘celebrity’ dancer and was on a television show called, Dance Moms and Broadway,” the warrant said.
Cosculluela has been released on bond and is awaiting trial.