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Geo Lee

Teaches Hip Hop and Break Dancing at Dancecapade Geo’s journey with dance began in Taiwan when he and his friends would meet up and practice moves after school. Moving to California after graduating high school, he attended the University of … Continue reading

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Mariah Schemenauer

Teaches Ballet and Pointe Mariah is a southern California native and began studying ballet under the direction of Evette Demarco Swinson, former principal with Los Angeles ballet. In her elementary years, Mariah was a featured soloist in the Youth America … Continue reading

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Valerie Gaitan

Teaches Jazz, Tap, Jazz Funk and Competition Teams Valerie began dancing at the age of 3, training in jazz, ballet, hip-hop, tap, lyrical, and contemporary. She has won numerous awards at dance competitions including KAR Miss Teen Dance, Top Elite … Continue reading

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Kathy Duran

Teaches Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Tumbling, and Competition Team at Dancecapade Kathy Duran is from Corona, California and has over 20 years of dance experience. She has trained in styles such as Modern, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Tumbling, Cheer, … Continue reading

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Laura Alexich

teaches Ballet and Pointe The collection of some ballets in which Laura has performed includes, Giselle, Dracula, Serenade, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker. From 2007 to 2009 she joined the cast dancing in the Glory of … Continue reading

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Hayley Roy

Teaches Creative Dance, Ballet/Tap Combo, Jazz, Lyrical and Advanced Techniques Hayley is from Murrieta, California and has been dancing since the age of three in the styles of jazz, lyrical, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, tap, and pom. She started competing … Continue reading

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Miranda Rose

Teaches Ballet and Pointe at Dancecapade Ms. Miranda received her training at Inland Pacific Ballet Academy, as well as through summer intensive programs she attended on scholarship, including Long Beach Ballet Arts Center, Ballet Pacifica, and Boston Ballet. Her performance … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Lintin

Teaches Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Tumbling Ms. Beth Lawson started dancing when she was 4 years old. She has trained in many types of dance including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, and Tumbling. She has also … Continue reading

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Alessa Lohoff

Teaches Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Competition Teams Ms. Alessa has been dancing since the age of 2. She has been able to share her love of dance, as she has been a teacher/ choreographer for almost 12 years. She has … Continue reading

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Alice Chien

Director and founder of Dancecapade Performing Arts Center Ms. Alice Chien is the director and founder of Dancecapade Performing Arts Center. She has been teaching and choreographing in Southern California for the past 20 years. Growing up in the Walnut/Diamond … Continue reading

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