STAFF

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. Rebecca Brown

Cheer, Tumbling 2

 

Rebecca’s passion for Cheerleading and Acro began at the age of 8. In 2011, Rebecca began her professional career coaching cheer at the middle school and All-Star recreational level. The following year she began coaching Gymnastics in 2012. She has worked with levels 1-3 comp team as well as hosted private tumbling lessons. She is currently coaching Gymnastics and teaches floor, beam, bars and vault at the Academy level. Rebecca is excited to come aboard TDC and looks forward to encouraging and strengthening all athletes!

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.

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