I have been in several aspects of the dance world from choreographing and coaching nationally ranked youth and high school teams, to industry dancing including Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew Season 2 with Fanny Pak. From 2004-2008 I was a songleading instructor for the United Spirit Association teaching 4 day camps to high school and middle school students. On top of performing, coaching, and creating dance I received my Bachelors Of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in dance at California State University, Northridge. My training consist of modern, jazz, hip hop, jazz funk, ballet, lyrical, character dance, and song-leading which I use for the basis of my coaching. I am in the process of becoming a physical therapist and a dance/movement therapist to open a non profit dance and movement injury prevention/rehabilitation center.
People are generally happier when they are up and moving so my goal is for each client to obtain their goal and leave each session feeling great about themselves with a smile on their face!
California State University, Northridge; Northridge, CA
Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in dance
Southern California Health Institute, North Hollywood, CA
Physical Therapy Aide and Massage Therapy certification
Adult and Child/ Infant CPR/ Basic first Aid
-NewNowNext Pop Lab '09
-MTV's Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew Season 2 '08
-Kendrick Lamar "Swimming Pools (Drank)" '12
-Autumn Carter "911" '12
-Pixie Lott "Turn It Up" '10
-Lil Mama ft. Peter Toh and Fanny Pak '09
-Raven Symone "Double Dutch Bus" '08
-Doll House “Around the Doll House” '07
- Old Navy "Ankle Show" '11
-Rihanna Reb'l Fleur '11
- Sour Patch Kids '07
-Autumn Carter '12
-Margot Fonteyne Ballet Academy NY Nutcracker '09
-Fanny Pak '08- present
-Missy Elliott "Shake it Like A PomPom" '08
-Koolhaus Best Dance Crew Tour Canada '08
-AEG: Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew Live Tour '08 -MTV's Video Music Awards Pre- Show '08
-Enkore Dance Company '06-'07
-Artist Zion - Telemundo '07
Giffoni Hollywood Film Festival Awards '07 Ladies in Lace '07- '08
CHEER! The Musical Workshop '06
-Las Vegas- Canon Vixia '09
-Hairdreams 07 - '09
-California State University, Northridge- Dr. Paula Thomson, Donna Krasnow, Kishema “Pendu” Malik, Bethana Rosenthal,
-CHEER! The Musical- Ron DeJesus, Tony G, Travis Payne, Robert Royston, Lisa Schriver, Maria Torres, Keith Young-
-United Spirit Association- Carina Olis, Marina Ortega, Tony G., John Peters, Cheryl Aure
-Deer Valley High School- Sharlene Sabonis
-Other: Matt Cady, Derek McKay, Beau Fournier, Christi Moniz, Trey Rich, Trevor Kent, Carey & Paulette Ysais
Cheerleading, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, African dance, Ballet, Cheerleading Stunts, Burlesque, Musical Theater, Character/ Novelty Jazz and Hip Hop, Songleading
There are 4 dance sessions that I offer for ages 10 and older :
1) choreography based
In a choreography based class a routine can be taught/ created or a routine of your own that you would like to work on such as a competition routine, try out routine, upcoming performance, etc.
2) dance conditioning
Dance conditioning focuses on strength and endurance such as a bar warm up, muscle toning, stretching, therapeutic stretching, and motion technique that will benefit a dancers body in preventing injury or obtaining/ maintaining a dancers body.
3) dance aerobics
Dance aerobics is cardio based using a variety of high energy dance movement for a great aerobic workout.Each session begins with a warm up that caters to the session.
4) everything dance
An everything dance session is a combination of the other sessions and/or creative movement exploration and improvisation.
The initial session begins with a plan of action to obtain your dance goal. A program is then created that best suits each individual with a chart to document progress. One session may have up to 5 people.