Meet Our Dedicated Faculty

Ms. Aria

Owner/Director & Instructor

Aria began her dance training at age 7 with the Redwood Empire Ballet, in Santa Rosa California and spent the majority of her adolescent years dedicated to improving her ballet technique. While classical ballet has always been her passion, Aria has also studied jazz, hip hop and modern dance. Growing up, Aria received multiple dance…

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Ms. Emily

Lead Receptionist & Instructor

Emily began dancing at the age of 5, where she discovered her lifelong passion for dance. She attended classes in the greater Sacramento area throughout her childhood, and joined the Granite Bay Dance Team in High School. In high school, she shifted her focus to train in Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop. She was a member…

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Ms. Ashley

Instructor

Ashley’s love for dance began at the young age of 3. She started out in tap and ballet, and quickly realized ballet was her true passion. She continued her ballet training at local studios in the Bay Area, performing in more than a decade of Nutcracker shows and other student recitals. Ashley kept up her…

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Ms. April

Instructor

April Mason, a former president of the Sacramento Area Dance Alliance, has been teaching children and adults since 1996. A graduate of Cedar Crest College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Dance, Miss April has been an instructor at several studios both in the Sacramento and Bay areas including KM Dance Arts (formerly Krei…

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Ms. Emily

Instructor

Emily began her dance training at the age of 4, where she discovered her true love for classical ballet. She dedicated many years to the refinement of her ballet technique while also competing group, pas de deux, and solo pieces at regional and national dance competitions. She was awarded numerous scholarships, titles and monetary prizes…

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Ms. Izzie

Instructor

Izzie found her passion for dance at the young age of three when she took a Ballet and Tap class. After dancing in recreational classes for a few years, she moved to a prominent dance school to train in Ballet, Tap, and Modern dance. In her pre-teen years, she joined a pre-professional division and began…

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Ms. Jay

Instructor 

Jay began dancing at the young age of three and has been involved as a dance teacher since 2007. Jay attended Sacramento State University and received a bachelor’s degree in Dance. While attending college Jay participated in numerous performances and choreographed a senior piece for her graduating class. Another production that Jay was proud to participate in during college, was…

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Ms. Kristine

Instructor

Ms. Kristine has always had a passion for the performing arts, but her love for dance blossomed in her early teen years. As a member of the Del Oro High School dance program from 2010-2014, she developed skills in choreography, leadership, teaching, show production and more. Upon graduation, Kristine received induction into the National Honor…

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Ms. Lauren

Instructor

Lauren fell in love with the arts at a very young age and has enjoyed training in Ballet, Jazz, Character, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre for most of her life. She began her dance career at the Royal Academy of Dance in Page, Arizona where she was awarded multiple scholarships for Ballet, and has carried…

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Ms. Shelley

Shelley took her first ballet class at the age of seven, not knowing it would be the beginning of a lifetime filled with dance. By the time she was fourteen she had already started her professional career as a soloist with Santa Clara Ballet Company. Classically trained, in both Vaganova and Royal Academy styles of ballet, she was an apprentice…

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Ms. Susan 

Instructor

Susan has been teaching classical ballet for over 30 years. Originally from Los Angeles area she studied classical ballet with Helga Monson de Kansky, Upon high school graduation Susan spent a summer school course at Stirling University in Scotland where she studied and performed as a soloist in Swan Lake in Edinburgh Scotland. Susan was…

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Meet Our Guest Instructors

Samuel Fulk

Guest Instructor

Samuel Fulk is a professional ballet dancer with experience in Contemporary, Modern and Classical styles. A dancer since a young age, Sam enjoys studying and performing many styles of dance, including Modern, African, Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap. Born and raised in California, he grew up performing in musical theatre and dramatic productions. When he…

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Nolan T’Sani

Guest Instructor

Following a successful and extensive performing career as a soloist with the New York City Ballet, Nolan T’Sani has been a choreographer, teacher, ballet master and director of his own company. Mr. T’Sani received his formal training on full scholarship at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the School of American Ballet prior…

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Kathy Bailey

Guest Instructor

Kathy Bailey has over 20 years of experience developing the dance talents of students of all ages and abilities.  A former studio owner, Kathy is currently serving as faculty at Sierra Community College and American River College teaching jazz, beginning and intermediate ballet, modern, and tap dance.  She has recently had the opportunity to work…

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Jessica Lawrence

Guest Instructor

Jessica Lawrence received her primary training while on full merit scholarship at the Sacramento Ballet, with additional training at the San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Rock School, and The Washington Ballet. Professional credits include the Suzanne Farrell Ballet in Washington, DC; Ballet NY in New York City; The Sacramento Ballet; and Sunny Mitchell…

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Alexey Kulpin

Guest Instructor

A native of St Petersburg Russia, Alexey Kulpin graduated from the University of Culture and Art (St. Petersburg) and became certified as a ballet teacher and choreographer. His professional dancing career has led him to dance principle roles with Charleston Ballet Theater, City Ballet of San Diego, Grand Rapids Ballet Theater, Isreal Ballet, St Petersburg…

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Ms. Sydney

Instructor

Sydney Rose began studying musical theatre at age 8, and operatic music at age 10. She has participated in opera concerts with a live orchestra including performing The Flower Duet, one of the most technically challenging Aria’s to perform, at the age of 13. At age 14, Sydney studied under the tutelage of Allison Amidon,…

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