Paula has been a renowned choreographer, dance instructor, and personal manager for more than 40 years. She holds a Degree in Theater Arts and has studied all genres of dance in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York. Paula performed on stage, as an actress, dancer, and ice skater for many years.
Along with her dancers receiving high achievements at dance competitions and conventions, many are eventually signed with talent agencies. Several of her students have gone on to pursue careers as professional dancers in the industry. They have performed on Broadway in productions of “Billy Elliot”, “Hairspray,” “42nd Street”, “Wicked” and the “Lion King,” to name a few. Students of Paula’s have also performed and competed on “So You Think You Can Dance”, Star Search, and have toured with Taylor Swift. They have also been featured as dancers in movies such as “La La Land” and “Vice”.
She has also proudly seen many of her dancers be accepted into some of the country’s most competitive colleges as dance majors – Julliard, UCLA, USC, Chapman University, Pace University, and NYU. Paula has hosted dancers from China, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand at her studio and continues to do so virtually.
Along with dance, Paula was a choreographer for both national and international competing figure skaters. She has also choreographed for members of the U.S. Gymnastics Team. Paula has received top choreography awards at many dance competitions in the U.S, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
John is currently teaching at West Coast School of The Arts in Costa Mesa, CA, and Urban Edge Dance Company in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. In addition to dedicating his life to the competitive world of dance, he also furthered his dance education and graduated from the University of California, Irvine. John received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Dance Choreography in June of 2019.
Dawn began dancing professionally at the age of 19, initially at dinner theatre in Queens, New York, before accepting contracts to perform for several major cruise lines. Dawn’s cruise line contracts included Holland America and Royal Viking. In between cruise line performances, Dawn enjoyed substantial theatre work in Puerto Rico before moving to Las Vegas to continue her career.
Once in Las Vegas, Dawn began an impressive run of appearances in over 7 well-known production shows including The Folies Bergere, Jubillee, Abracadabra, Enter the Night, and Siegfried And Roy, spanning a period of 20 years.
While Dawn is an accomplished professional dancer, her love of dance and desire to inspire others is unmatched. This is most evident when recognizing that throughout her career, Dawn continued to teach during the day while dancing professionally at night. Her dedication to dance instruction, particularly to the youngest aspiring dancers, shines through to this very day.
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She is a seasoned judge, having judged competitions such as World of Dance, USA High School Dance Nationals, UDA College Dance Nationals, Japan Dance Nationals and Dance Worlds. She is also a faculty member at the prestigious Orange County School of the Arts, but spends most of her time teaching and choreography for high school teams and studios in California. She has taught master classes in places such as Canada, Australia, Norway, China, Mexico, Japan and continues to teach all over the US.
Currently, she is signed with MSA Talent Agency. Some of her achievements have been dancing with Jojo Siwa, assisting on national commercials with Michael Rooney, television shows such as the newest hit tv show “GLOW” with Marguerite Derricks, a digital backup dancer in Paula Abdul’s tour “Straight Up Paula”, and dancing in and choreographing for music videos. Alex’s most recent dance achievement is becoming a full time faculty member on The Dance Xperience Convention, all while still pursuing the “starving artist’s” dream!
Clarice has worked with choreographers of Broadway shows like Hamilton (Andy Blakenbeuhler) and Head Over Heels (Spencer Liﬀ). She was associate choreographer to Liﬀ and dance captain of McCoy Rigby Entertainment’s highly successful Singin’ In The Rain with which received them an Ovation award for their choreography. Her own choreography is featured in the ﬁrst two seasons of the Netﬂix Show One Day at a Time.
She continues to dance commercially as well as teaches dance to children ages 5-18. Clarice loves getting the opportunity to take all that she learned growing up as a dancer, and give back to today’s generation of talented dancers.
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Since graduation, she is excited to have also joined Entity Contemporary Dance, direct by Marissa Osato-Moreno & Will Johnston, as a company member. Vickie strives to use dance as a vehicle to contribute to the world around her and ultimately, encourage others to do the same. She is thrilled to continue exploring her voice as a professional dancer, teacher, choreographer and creative while remaining a forever student along the way!
In addition to teaching at West Coast School of the Arts, she is also an instructor and choreographer for various studios and high schools in Orange and Riverside Counties. Jazelle is in the process of pursuing her Pilates Certification and BA in Dance Education.
After several years as a gymnastics coach, she began a career in law enforcement, but her love of gymnastics brought her back to teaching again. For more than 35 years, she has taught many dancers to tumble and has a driving force in competition teams performing in the jazz and acro category. Winning numerous platinum titles and all-around awards including most entertaining and original choreography at Showstoppers, Hall of Fame and Star Power Dance competitions.
Theresa finds that the most rewarding part of her coaching is watching her students grow and achieve their personal goals by mastering tumbling skills. She continues to stay current in all the new forms of acrobatic dance and training, even teaching virtual classes and privates online.
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Leanne Geddis Baca
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