Faculty

Allison Evans - Owner

Heather Caden - Assistant Director

Student Teachers

Anna Burke

Kolton Cross

Malia Dizon

Mila Gonzales

Teachers:

Jacquie Alvarez - Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical

Christina Cooper - Intro, Jazz, Ballet, Special Needs

Wren Crisologo - Hip Hop

Sandy Gomez - Intro, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop

Kayla Hallman - Ballet

Casey Harris - Jazz, Lyrical

Christina Kisela - Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Lyrical


Guest Faculty

Alex Blitstein

Born and raised in Northern California, Alex Blitstein's dance career began after 12 years of competitive gymnastics training. Alex earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Science from San Diego State University. Alex's passion for dance education and strong technical background has granted him wonderful opportunities to spread his knowledge and love of dance around the world. He is currently a faculty member on 24 Seven Dance Convention and this season has also been a guest faculty member on both JUMP and NUVO. 

Some of Alex's credits include: Jennifer Lopez, Glee, American Idol's Jessica Sanchez, Disney Channel, FOX Networks "Mobbed", America's Got Talent and dancing in industrials for Estee Lauder, Adidas, Genetech, FIAT and Flash Mob America. 

As a dance educator, Alex has found himself around the globe working in many different arenas aside from his work at studios, universities and with professional companies. Most recently Alex was in Tokyo, Japan for 7 weeks where he was training some of Japan's most famous boy bands and solo artists. He also works at the World Arena-Olympic training center in Colorado Springs where he privately coaches U.S. figure skaters, synchronized swimmers and gymnasts.

Cheryl Copeland

Cheryl graduated with a BFA in Dance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Cheryl’s fresh, unique style and approach to dance has made her in demand and given her notoriety across the United States. Having studied and performed extensively in Florida, New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, her training and technical expertise is reflected in her classes and choreography. Her professional work includes Tap Kids, Between Lines, Superbowl, Disney, MTV, as well as several industrials. She has worked under such notable choreographers as Mia Michaels, Milton Myers, Lisa Hopkins, and Winifred R. Harris. 
As a teacher, her students have received countless awards, scholarships, and gone on to dance with artists such as Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Aaron Carter, and can be seen in Target , Gap , and Old Navy commercials. Some of her students are even pursuing degrees at the notorious Juilliard. 
As a choreographer, she has won countless awards including a Choreography Under the Stars finalist cash award, A young choreographers award from NYCDA, and several outstanding choreography awards from various regional and national dance competitions. 
After touring with Tap Kids as assistant to well known tap choreographer Lisa Hopkins, and serving as resident choreographer for Teen Dance Company of the Bay Area, Cheryl relocated to Los Angeles where she can be found teaching at Edge Performing Arts Center and Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio. She can also be found teaching master classes, workshops, and residencies all around the country, (her most recent being in Austin, Texas at Tapestry and The Dance Spot) and she is currently in the process of founding her own modern dance company, BHumn Dance. She has been an adjudicator for Starbound, Bounce, Creation Dance Championships, and Jump/ Cheryl’s ballet classes combine classical technique with a contemporary flare. Her contemporary jazz classes encourage students to move organically and connect emotionally while still utilizing their technical foundation.

ADAM PETERSON

Discovering his passion for dance through Universal Rhythm at Sheldon High School, Adam has gone on to become a graduate of the Dominican University of CA/Alonzo King's LINES Ballet Program with his BFA in dance. He also trained with Elite Studio of Dance and participated in prestigious programs such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Summer Program, and ODC/DANCE Inside ODC Summer Audition Workshop. He has taught master classes and choreographed numerous pieces for local dance companies and studios and won choreography awards at various competitions and conventions. As a performer, Adam has graced the stage with world renowned companies such as the Limon Dance Co., Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, Dawson Dance Co., Project Agora, & ODC/DANCE Inside ODC.

Cindy Salgado

Born in California, Cindy moved to New York to train at the Juilliard School. She was honored to receive the Princes Grace Award in 2004 and earned a BFA in 2005. Since then, she has been a member of Aszure Barton & Artists, with director Aszure Barton. In 2007, she toured with Mikhail Baryshnikov in his Hell’s Kitchen Dance Tour. Cindy has worked with Andy Blankenbuehler on preproduction for a few Broadway musicals, and Mia Michaels as both a performer and an assistant on various projects since 2000. She is a cofounder and teacher for Artists Striving To End Poverty (ASTEP), an outreach organization that provides arts programming for underserved children in New York, South Florida, South Africa, and India. In 2009 Cindy joined Kidd Pivot, a contemporary dance company based in Frankfurt, Germany, with artistic director, Crystal Pite. They are currently touring throughout Europe, Canada, Australia & the US. When Cindy’s not performing, she loves teaching and inspiring young dancers to live their dreams.