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 is a passionate dance educator. Under her leadership, South Coast Conservatory has received dozens of awards for choreography and has been voted as the best dance studio in the community for the past 8 years.
Renee has a BFA in Music Theater Dance from OKCU and a MFA in Dance from UC Irvine. Her main focus of research has been the study of multiple intelligences within the choreographic process.
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.
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Cassidy has spent the last 10 years coaching award-winning dance teams at South Coast Conservatory. She enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge of dance in all of her regular, team and master classes.
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.
Marketing and Design
Paige is a graphic designer, working towards her BFA at Cal State Fullerton. 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 has BFA in Dance Performance from Chapman University and a MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University. At SCC she directs the Compass Dance Company and is currently on faculty at Chapman University, Santa Ana College, and OCSA.
Ashley Korngold has been teaching and coaching at South Coast Conservatory for 11 years. Her enthusiasm and passion for dance is contagious. Ashley's choreography has won numerous awards and currently holds the 2018 Countdown National Title.
Enton graduated from the Bolshoi Academy in Moscow with a Master's degree. His vast repertoire includes principal roles in all the major ballets which he has performed and set on other dancers from all over the world.
Musical Theatre Adviser
Marji has been teaching dance and musical theatre in Orange County for over 20 years. Marji's classes epitomize the ethical training necessary to succeed in the highly competitive performing arts industry.
Carol Reeder “Miss Carol”, began dance at age 5, when her mother enrolled her in ballet to strengthen her rolling ankles and knocked knees. She continued her training within the Cecchetti method...(see more)
Maria received a PhD from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Her career has included creating choreography for Moscow Ballet and collaborating with artists from the Bolshoi Ballet and the Kremlin Ballet Theatre.
Sarah has been a dancer for 18 years and continues to study with some of the top artists in the country. She strives to be a motivator and innovator in both aspects of being a dance artist and an educator.
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.
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.
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)
Originally from San Antonio, Buddy began training in Acrobatic Arts in High School. He went on to join his college Acro team and eventually began teaching tumbling classes at Ginger Brown’s Academy of Performing Arts and then at Gymnastic Center of Chattanooga. In 2011, Buddy joined...(see more)
Cassandra started dancing at the age of 3 at SCC. She is extremely passionate about sharing her love for dance with her students and being able to watch them have fun and grow in each class.
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.
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.
Sara received her early training from Axel & Cecilia Herring, Larry & Sarma Rosenburg, Molly Lynch, and Lila Zali. She studied with full scholarship with Maria Tallchief at Chicago Ballet and then later had a full scholarship as a Joffrey Trainee...(see more)
Kristal was raised in Detroit, Michigan and began her dance training at one of the top competition dance studios in the city. After graduating high school, she auditioned for the Edge Performing Arts Center scholarship program and became an alumni of...(see more)
Mookie has an extensive background as a dancer, teacher and choreographer. His credits include performing with different crews throughout the USA and teaching internationally.
Mychal has been a teacher at South Coast Conservatory since 2007. He is the founder and director of the NXT LVL company which performs a wide range of productions from variety acts to musical theatre shows.
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 has all the qualities of a superb teacher: enthusiasm, compassion, tenacity and honesty. While she continues her own training as a dancer she immediately shares her knowledge in a supportive and encouraging way.
Judi started dancing at five, attended The Hartford Ballet and later became a professional dance fitness instructor.. As a new team leader at SCC, she ensures that every client is welcomed in a way that has become customary.
Katie was in law enforcement for 25 years prior to becoming a dance teacher. Her classes combine low impact strength training, stretching and dancing with a non-competitive, non-judgmental approach.
Yashia has been a ZumbaⓇ instructor for several years. She enjoys sharing her passion for Latin music and dance, plus helping others reach their fitness goals through dancing and having fun.
Kim has over 20 years experience as a fitness instructor/trainer/coach and began practicing Yoga 16 years ago. She also has a passion for dance and you will see her teaching a Zumba Class here and there at the studio.
Front Desk Advisor
Sonia has held a variety of positions in different jobs in which she has found her propensity for helping people. She truly enjoys providing customer service at SCC and making a difference in people's lives.
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.