Jazz 1 (Ages 5-7)


This class is taught by:

Micaela King

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Stephanie Johnson

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Christopher Aguilar

Christopher Aguilar holds a Master of Arts Degree in Music
Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University
of London. He recently played MIKE in A CHORUS LINE for DESERT
CITIES MUSIC THEATRE and can be seen in EL REY NETWORK'S all-new
original TV series: MATADOR premiering July 15. He was a series
regular cast member on the DISNEY and PBS series KIDSONGS and has
always had a passion to inspire young, creative minds and talent.

Chantal Ricci

Chantal has been dancing ever since she learned to walk! In 2007 she earned her B.A in Dance and B.S. in Business Administration from Chapman University. At Chapman, Chantal studied, trained and performed with a diverse and accomplished faculty  In addition to training extensively with renown faculty at studios throughout Orange County, Chantal has studied at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Ballet Pacifica Conservatory and American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive program.

While growing up, Chantal was awarded many titles at various regional and national competitions. One of her most memorable early performances was dancing in the children’s cast of the Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker at the OCPAC. Chantal has also enjoyed dance roles in the Crystal Cathedral’s The Glory of Christmas and in Disneyland parades. For the past seven years she has been choreographing and teaching ballet, pointe, lyrical and jazz in local studios and for High School song teams. She is grateful for the privilege to share her knowledge and love of dance with her community through teaching.

Talia Serra

Talia Serra: Company Director
Dancing since the age of three, Talia has trained throughout the Southland with such notable instructors as Monie Andomson, Desiree Robbins and our very own Julie Rhoton. Having a wide experience in various dance styles as a performer and instructor has benefited Talia in being an important part of the University of Fullerton’s dance team, being a National Championship team while she was in attendance. Talia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the California State University, Fullerton and was inspired to have worked with Mike Esperanza, a notable choreographer. As Company Director of SCPA there is much excitement for developing a venue for dancers to be extraordinary. Talia’s enthusiasm for dance is fueled by both her student’s endless energy and willingness to step out of their comfort zone and by her sister, Stacey, with whom much gratitude is bestow upon for being a light to be guided by.

Valerie Barrow

Valerie has been dancing since age 2 with ballet, tap and jazz through the city of Westminster. At 8 years old, she decided she wanted to be just like Shirley Temple and begged her parents to put her into more training. She then began extensive training with many different instructors in tap, ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, hula and polynesian. She has performed in many recitals for her studio, special events for her city, and at the O.C. Fair every summer. When she was 12, she became an assistant teacher for her studio. She has been teaching and choreographing beginning and intermediate classes since she was only 15. She is currently performing in Luau's and competitions with Hula O' Napualani as well as dancing with Beth Eisleben's Bethel Ballet Company, bringing hope and joy to nursing homes through ballet. She is also teaching hula and ballet at birthday parties and sharing her passion and love for dance as a teacher and choreographer at South Coast Performing Arts.
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