South Coast Conservatory’s team of faculty and staff members feature the best and most experienced dance professionals in the area. All of our faculty are certified through highly respected, recognized organizations with extensive training in dance, choreography, wellness, and anatomy training. Additionally, teachers are insured and hold certifications in First Aid and CPR.
Jena has a BS in Marketing from Johnson & Wales University -Summa Cum Laude, awarded "Best Studio" for 8 years in a row, "Woman to Watch" from OC Women of Influence in 2016, and runner-up "Women of the Year" for OC Business Journal...(see more)
School Mgr & Costume Mistress
Miss Chris has been a part of South Coast Conservatory since 2006. With her degree in communications and 25 years of corporate experience, she is a great resource for all SCC clients in all aspects of our school.
CASSIDY N. BREEZE
Marketing & Business Development
Human Resources & Finance Mgr
Jill has a decade of experience in project and database management with a world-renowned neurological company. She has been a part of the Management team at South Coast Conservatory since September 2014.
Sandy graduated from Long Beach State University and has many years of experience in education, administration and sales. She has provided superior customer service to the SCC family for the past 15 years.
Paige is a graphic designer with a BFA in Graphic and Interactive Design at CSUF. As a part of SCC’s marketing team, she applies her design knowledge and clean aesthetic to sustain the SCC brand.
Production Manager & Instructor
Jacqueline toured the US and Canada for many years as a member of Orange County Song and Dance Company. She continues to foster a life-long love of the performing arts by sharing her passion with our students.
AMANDA KAY WHITE
Musical Theatre Adviser
Ali has been dancing since the age of three. She fully utilizes her education in Early Childhood Development from Cal State Fullerton to facilitate an encouraging, nurturing and loving environment in all of her classes.
Michele has coached numerous State, Regional, National and International Champions for over 37 years. And at SCC she creates a friendly environment for students to achieve their highest potential.
Joshua King has been a company member of Backhausdance and Anaheim Ballet. He began dancing in his hometown of Palm Springs and continued his education at California State University, Long Beach as a dance major...(see more)
Darin has worked professionally as a dancer and instructor for more than 25 years. His teaching method infuses his extensive knowledge of the body with a highly developed technical background.
Caitlin has been training in multiple styles of dance since the age of 3. With a BFA degree in Dance from Cal State Long Beach and two ABT Teacher Certifications, she continues to create a positive and encouraging environment for her students...(see more)
Jacquelyn received her BFA from Chapman University in Dance Performance. Her focus is on training, preparing and motivating dancers during their transition into professional careers and college.
Kristal grew up as a competitive dancer in Michigan receiving regional titles at Hollywood Connection, JUMP, NUVO, Tremaine, and Hall of Fame. She jump started her career in Los Angeles after being accepted into the Edge Performing Arts Center Scholarship Program ...(see more)
Nyquita studied acting and performed on the stages of Louisiana State University. Here at SCC, she has been an acting teacher/coach, recital cast member, showcase production manager and make up artist.
Sara Sanders is a graduate of the Commercial Dance Conservatory at OCSA and UCIrvine with a BA in Dance. Sara has taught across the country for the United Spirit Association and at the prestigious Orange County High School of the Arts. Sara is a certified pilates instructor and loves sharing her love of dance with her students.
Araceli is a professional aerial arts performer and instructor. She has performed for several entertainment companies and currently performs weekly for Pirates Dinner Adventure in Buena Park. She graduated from CSU Fullerton in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.
Serenity is currently finishing her senior year in High School and will be attending school next year for nursing. She is an active performer for SOCSA’s Dance Production Team. She is also the current President of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts, and has been involved in SCC for 15 years...(see more)
Spencer received his BFA in Dance at California State University, Long Beach, and has continued to perform as a freelance dancer in both Los Angeles and Orange County. Spencer received his formal dance education from Keith Johnson, Rebecca Lemme, Lorin Johnson, Summer Brown, Rebecca Bryant, and Alicia Head...(see more)
LORI RENÉE DEVEY
Lori has a BA in Music and Vocal Performance from Oregon State University and studied Opera at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Masters Program where she also studied vocal pedagogy. Lori has taught voice and piano for 24 years and is a member of Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC)...(see more)
Brandon Henschel is a Creative Director and Choreographer in the Los Angeles entertainment industry, and is known for his powerful, athletic, hard hitting movement and musicality. Brandon is one of the most versatile choreographers utilizing various genres of choreography for his clients including styles that range from Broadway and Busby Berkley, to rapid fire Hip Hop, Jazz and Classical Ballet...(see more)
Emi is currently a student at CSU Fullerton studying Graphic Design. She has been dancing since four years old under various styles of dance. For the past nine years, she had been focusing on Hip Hop. She started out at Focus Dance Center in Irvine and joined a Hip Hop crew called Kaba Kids...(see more)
Front Desk Advisor
Lulu is studying to become a Registered Nurse at Saddleback College and hopes to transfer to get a Bachelors degree at Cal State Fullerton. She enjoys working and providing great customer service for SCC.