Mr. DaVenche Burks
Turns, Kicks, Leaps 1, 2 & 3 | Contemporary 1& 2 |
Ballet 1, 2, & 3 | Lyrical 3 | Jazz 1, & 2 |
Boys Dance | Adult Senior Ballet | Musical Theatre
Mr. DaVenche Burks is a Dance Educator. Dance captured Mr. DaVenche at the age of seven and has remained a staple in his life for over thirty years. Mr. DaVenche trained extensively in Classical Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary dance forms; culminating into a professional, principal career dancer throughout the U.S.A. Mr. DaVenche currently teaches Classical Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary.
He is also a choreographer and coach to both students and accomplished dancers.
In support of Performance Art, Mr. DaVenche established two philanthropic organizations in 2020:
L.E.A.F | The Lindell Educational Arts Foundation & T.A.B | The Art Benefactors
Hip Hop 1 & 2, Jazz 3, Contemporary 3
Mia Clarke is a dancer, teacher and choreographer from Chico, California. She grew up as a competitive dancer with Hype Dance Studio where she competed and choreographed for Fusion Dance Company. In September of 2021, she made the move to Los Angeles to begin her professional dance career. She has danced in music videos for artists YUME and Fauzia as well as worked closely with choreographers Madison Cubbage, Kenny Wormald, Misha Gabriel and Dexter Carr.
Ms. Maria Lockhart
Tap 1, 2 & 3
Ms. Maria began her dance training at age 5 in San Bernardino, CA where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, and various other dance and continued her dance training in Riverside, CA starting in high school where she gained performance and competitive dance experience throughout Southern California. She attended California State University, San Bernardino, where she completed her Bachelors of Arts in Theater Arts with an emphasis in Dance while performing and choreographing with the University Dance Company. She has taught and choreographed for various performances throughout Southern California for competitions and special events and has also assisted and taught at dance conventions. Ms. Maria loves to nurture and teach dancers of all levels and ages to find their love and appreciation for dance that lasts a lifetime.
Ms. Kim Henrie
Tiny Tots, Core, Strength and Acro, Tumbling 1
Kim Henrie has been teaching Acro for 6 years with a background in competitive cheer. She loves watching her students work hard and achieve their goals.
Mr. Armando Reyes
Musical Theatre, K-Pop Kids, K-Pop Teens,
Armando Reyes is a Southern California native with a passion for performing and teaching. Having a background in both musical theatre and dance, he is receiving his Bachelor's of Music in Music Education (Vocal Emphasis) from the University of Redlands in April of 2023, where he studied applied voice and was a member of the University's Dance Company, which he led during the Spring of 2022. He is trained and choreographs in the styles of jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, and k-pop. Whether it be singing, dancing, or acting, Armando is eager to learn and share his passion for the arts and hopes to someday work in the commercial industry with various pop media artists.
Ms. Yvette Vasquez
Latin Fusion, Hip Hop Teen, Adult Latin Fusion, Teen Jazz
Yvette Vasquez has been a dancer since the age of 3yrs old. She has been a competitive dancer since the age of 5yrs on through to college. She received her training at California Dancer Studio in Moreno Valley and Just Plain Dancin Co. in Rubidoux. She choreographed and sang in several of her high school musicals. She trained in the styles of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acro, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, African Dance, Praise Dance, and Latin Styles. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Exercise Science and a Minor in Theatre Arts: Dance Emphasis from Cal State San Bernardino in 2007. She has been teaching ages 2 1/2 - adult for over 25 years in many dance styles, as well as worked with students that have Special Needs/Disabilities seen and unseen. She also worked as an Athletic Trainer for High School Sports and was a Career Technical Education Sports Therapy Teacher for those High Schools. Along with meeting her educational goals and managing multiple jobs she continued to dance and choreograph for the University Dance Company at CSUSB and held many officer roles from 2001-2020. She was the Vice President, Junior Company Director, Fundraising Chair, Community Service Chair, Vice President and choreographer of the Touring Company(Performance and Competitive Group of UDC). She also choreographed and assisted with production of Musicals for the Drama Club and Dance Team Showcases for Patriot High School in Menifee, CA. Yvette continues to choreograph for special events such as weddings, quinceaneras, cotillions, youth group activities, birthdays, bridal showers, etc. She has trained with some phenomenal teachers over the years including, Kristoffer Cusick, former dancer/character for Disneyland, Tokyo Disney, Disney Cruiseline, lead roles on Broadways: Wicked and Rent, Former Resident Director at School of Rock Musical, and Former Assoc. Director of The Boys in the Band on Netflix. Another amazing teacher was Terry Schulke who is the Artistic Director, owner and creator of Just Plain Dancin Co. & "Points of View" professional dance company, National Ambassador for the non-profit organization, Dancers Against Cancer, and published author for her amazing book entitled "Lesson #...Searching for hope from lessons learned...and still learning." Yvette has also gone and taken classes over the years at several studios in the Inland Empire, Orange County, and LA area to continue with her dance training, knowledge of trends, and networking opportunities. Yvette was the director and choreographer of a Youth Dance Crew that performed for the Professional (AHL) Ontario Reign Hockey Team, Minor League Baseball Team Inland Empire 66ers and several Inland Empire events. Yvette has also been teaching dance for the Riverside Park & Recreation & Community Services since 1998 and loves to be able to give back to these communities that are underserved and underprivileged. She has always felt that it is so important to share the ability to learn this art form, no matter what you look like or what your circumstances are to be able to afford to take classes.Yvette's goal has been to create a safe space to build life lessons that include: self confidence, self worth, team building, having an outlet for your emotions and expressing them without judgement, and leaning on one another and coming together to form a unique support system while we all endure life and what it throws at us. Yvette is so appreciative and blessed for this opportunity to be here with Mr. Davenche and his staff at TDC LLC and looks forward to being a part of the village that raises extraordinary human beings!