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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

 

Mia Clarke

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

Core, Strength and Acro, Tumbling 1, Contortion

 

 

 

 

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 and Just Plain Dancin Co. 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. Along with meeting her educational goals and managing multiple jobs she danced and choreographed for the University Dance Company at CSUSB and held many officer roles from 2001-2020. Yvette continues to choreograph for special events such as weddings, quinceaneras, cotillions, youth group activities, birthdays, bridal showers, etc. 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. 

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