Combo Ballet/Tap Ages 4-5


This class is taught by:

Ashley Parker

Ashley Parker’s training began with Irvine School of Dance at the age of 9. She then joined Ballet Pacifica where she furthered her technique in classical Ballet until the age 17. While studying with Ballet Pacifica, she attended several Summer Intensive programs, such as, School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. After graduating High School, Ashley moved to New York City to join Joffrey Ballet’s year-round trainee program for 2 years. She has performed in several ballets including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle and Mid Summer Night’s Dream.

Sophia Dawidoff

Sophia Dawidoff has been dancing since the age of four. She received her training at the Jimmie DeFore Dance Center. Sophia earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts cum laude, in Dance Performance from Chapman University where she was President of the Chapman Dance Alliance. Sophia has extensive experience in performance and choreography in all dance styles. She was selected to be one of a trio to be the first performers on the grand stage of the new Musco Center for the Arts. Sophia has a particular love of tap dance and has trained with tap legends Chloe Arnold, Maud Arnold, Jason Samuels Smith, Sarah Reich, and Dianne Walker.  This is Sophia's first season with South Coast Performing Arts and we look forward to many seasons beyond 2018!