Michele Jansma has been teaching dance for 20 years. A former Los Angeles Laker girl and 49er Cheerleader, Michele has travelled extensively performing and choreographing for crowds locally and internationally. Since graduating from Cal State Long Beach where she took classes from their prestigious dance department, she has been teaching and training teams to top placement and overall titles. She currently resides in Fountain Valley with her husband Brandon and their two children, Ryan and Micah. Michele feels blessed to be living out her dream of owning a Dance Studio where people come first, and success is the byproduct.
Marissa Skates began her training and teaching in Central California and received numerous scholarships at conventions growing up. She extended her training into Orange County when transferring to the Academy for the Performing Arts Commercial Dance Ensemble. Marissa spent four years training and headlining with Soul Fresh Fam under the direction of Ricky Cole, and performed with the Walt Disney Company. Throughout Marissa’s time instructing, her passion has grown towards choreographing for collegiate teams including Concordia University and the award-winning Orange Coast College dance team. Her credits include BET, Estrella TV and the Ghostbusters World Premiere.
Kaytlin Greenlaw has been dancing over a decade. She has trained in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre & Ballet. Katy has participated in Dance Competitions most of her life, receiving scholarships and landing in overall placement for her solo work. She was an original member of the first ever DSOC team, and her work ethic and drive are second only to her passion for dance. After graduating High School, Katy joined our team as a permanent staff member while also attending Long Beach State University. Katy is perusing a degree in Education with an emphasis in Child Development. Since joining our team, Katy has choreographed outstanding1st place winning routines for our competitive teams.
Rebecca Hamrock, a California native, trained with Salwa Rizkalla, Alla Artyushkin, Julia Ellis and Houston Ballet. After achieving silver medalist standing in the Dorothy Chandler Spotlight Awards, David Wilcox asked Rebecca to join L.A. Classical Ballet as a company member. In 1995 Rebecca was honored to join Kirk Peterson’s Hartford Ballet where she danced numerous soloist roles like Myrtha, and Lilac Fairy to name a few. Miss Hamrock has guest performed with many smaller companies around the world as well as doing some TV work like the Jay Leno Tonight Show. During this time, she also started refining her teaching and coaching skills. She taught in Long Beach Ballet Arts Center’s and Southland Ballet Academy's star studded summer programs and ballet mistressed their award winning junior companies. In 2003 and 2004 Rebecca staged La Bayadere and Cinderella for China’s Guangzhou Ballet. She has also set and assisted for several of Robert Sund's Ballets. Since retiring, she has worked at a variety of schools and companies including Concordia University where she developed their first ballet program. She has coached NY YAGP winners and even set 2nd Act Swan Lake for the 2008 China Olympic Tour. She has also set and assisted for company such as New York City Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet West Utah, and National Choreographers Initiative among others. After developing a ten year relationship with Garrett Smith Rebecca is thrilled to continue seeing his vision set on the best ballet dancers in the world.
Kelcey Bligh started her dance career at the age of 6 Years Old in Phoenix, Arizona. She grew up at Club Dance Studio before moving to Huntington Beach at the age of 15. In High School, Kelcey danced at West Coast School of the Arts and studied jazz, contemporary, hip hop, ballet, and modern. She has worked with well renowed choregoraphers such as Stacey Tookey, Ray Leaper, Dee Caspery, and Talia Favia. She won numerous scholarships at conventions including Nuvo, Jump, and West Coast Dance Explosion and took home the national title in 2012 for Hollywood Vibe Dancer of the Year. Kelcey was signed to Bloc Talent Agency at 11 years old and has appeared in various commercials and dance video games. She was accepted into San Diego State University Dance Program in 2015, however chose to complete her Bachlors in Communication. Kelcey is excited to be sharing her passion for dance with our students and will be teaching Tricks and Turns here on Tuesdays Nights!
Kyle Schrader is originally from Huntington Beach, CA but has been living in New York City attending Pace University pursuing his BFA in Commercial Dance and minor in business. He began dancing at age eight at Clifton Dance Project, where he studied in a variety of different dance styles with a focus on ballet and went on to attend multiple summer intensives with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre on scholarship. Kyle has also attended West Coast School of the Arts and joined APA’s dance department as a member of Commercial Dance Ensemble. In his time at APA, Kyle spent three years as part of the choreography class where he earned numerous awards for his choreography. Kyle has also continued his classical training over the summers with intensives for Alonzo King’s Lines contemporary ballet company in San Francisco and Art’s Umbrella International Program in Vancouver, Canada where he studied the work of Crystal Pite, Nederlands Dans Theater and more. Kyle has worked with numerous choreographers including; Mandy Moore, Jenn Hamilton, Ray Leeper, Dee Caspary, Rhonda Miller, just to name a few! Kyle looks forward to building strong bonds with his students at DSOC and sharing his love for dance and looks forward to teaching not only dance steps but life lessons that his students can take with them forever.