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Guest Teacher Contemporary
Guest Teacher Jace attended Orange County High School of the Arts for four years. He is a dancer in the Mather Professional Dance Company. Jace is also a dancer in the Unity Dance Ensemble and Marrow Dance Company. Jace has assisted Mark Meismer, Tiffanie Siyavong, and Chalatorn Ujamras. He can be seen as a dancer in Nickelodeon’s “Victorious” television show. He is a Los Angeles Music Spotlight Awards Semi-Finalist and National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts winner.
Kirov Academy of Ballet scholarship graduate Adrienne Canterna is the recipient of numerous national and international awards including the 1998 Women’s Junior GOLD Medal at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. Other prestigious awards include winning the title of “Teen Miss Dance of America” and the “Grishko Award of Excellence in Ballet.” Adrienne has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean and more.
Rachel Victoria Hernon
Rachel began her vocational ballet training at Elmhurst School for Dance. In 2006 Rachel was invited to the Perm State Choreographic Academy in Russia, where she studied under Elena Vladimirovna Bistritskaya. In 2009 Rachel graduated from the Perm State Choreographic Academy, Russia and was awarded the Diploma as an Artist of Classical Ballet by the Russian Federation. Rachel was a Principal Dancer with the Ballet Theater of Sibiu, Romania and currently performs and teaches in the UK.
Guest Teacher Alicia trained at Elmhurst School of Ballet and graduated in 2007. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ; 2015 Meg in Phantom of the Opera (West End) 2013/14: 'CATS' UK/ European Tour, Victoria (White Cat) 2012 : Ballet Nice Méditerranée, Nice Opera House, France, Eric Vu-An 2009-2012: The Zurich Ballet, Zurich Opera House, Switzerland, Heinz Spoerli 2007-2009: Ballet Dortmund, Dortmund Statdtheater, Germany, Xin Peng Wang 2007: The Birningham Royal Ballet, UK Tour, David Bintley
Patrick Daniel Gerstle
MASTERCLASS Patrick Daniel Gerstle is a contemporary ballet dancer hailing from Rockledge, Florida. At age 11 he began his dance training in ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop and contemporary dance at Precision Contemporary Dance and Viera Dance Conservatory. Furthermore, he also has studied at such prestigious institutions as The Rock School of Dance, ABT Austin, Orlando Ballet School, and Joffrey Ballet School. Patrick currently dances with Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance
MASTERCLASS Lee Gumbs started dancing at age 5 and by 7 he received scholarships for ballet & jazz classes. Shortly after he started signing himself up for more classes without permission! This is when his mom realized this was more than a hobby. He went on to win numerous regional & national dance competitions. Lee started traveling solo at 15 to L.A., New York, Las Vegas & Virginia Beach to take advantage of scholarships he had won. At 16 he was the first boy chosen by Dance Spirit magazine
MASTERCLASS Jake Casey is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, creator, and artist and a member of the Cincinnati Ballet. But, above all else he is a lover of movement.