Our Incredible Teachers
With their expertise in nurturing young children and backgrounds in performing professionally, we couldn't ask for a more qualified team! Meet our amazing teachers, below...
Ballet, Tap, Drama Musical Theatre & Tumbling
Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Shaan began working professionally at a young age as a singer, dancer, actor and musician. She began her teaching experience in Australia as a young teenager, assisting with younger students and quickly moving on to independent teaching of students of all ages and abilities. Trained in the I.S.T.D. syllabus and with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre from LaSalle College of the Arts, Shaan is experienced in tap, jazz, ballet and acrobatics as well as an experienced vocal coach, music and acting instructor. Shaan has a passion for teaching is currently pursuing her Masters in Teaching with an emphasis on arts education. She recently relocated to Los Angeles after teaching and working professionally in Australia, South East Asia and New York.
Ballet, Tap, Hip-Hop, Parent & Me
Kelly has been dancing since the age of 2. As a child she started in the city's recreational dance classes, then through high school danced at Encore Dance Centre. After high school she continued her dance education at The Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles as an apprentice in their Professional Training Program. She studied intensively under various teachers and choreographers, some of which include Joseph Malone, Terrance Yates, Nancy Dobbs, Jillian Schmitz, Michelle Elkin, Jackie Evans and many more. Kelly is a member of the Hasseen Dance Company and performs in various shows in the Los Angeles area. Kelly is excited to welcome your little ones for another year at Blue Starz!
Ballet, Tap, Hip-Hop
Anna Berg is originally from Los Angeles, CA. She grew up with a love of performing and trained as a dancer at The Performing Arts Center in Van Nuys, CA, under the direction of Joe Malone and Nanci Hammond. Upon graduating, she enrolled at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance in September 2013. Anna has had the pleasure of performing in Skanky Me From Kankakee with Nancy Dobbs Owen, “It’s All About the Love” Cancer Benefitand Daniel Pearl Music Days with Terrance Yates. She has also assisted Michelle Elkin in workshops and intensives.
Front Desk/Studio Assistant
From the snowy slopes of Colorado Emily moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of her dreams here in the entertainment industry. After graduating from theAmerican Musical and Dramatic Academy, she signed with Go 2 Talent Agency. Along her way she has had the privilege to train with some of the industries most legendary and influential instructors. She had the honor to work for the Armenian Music Awards, Disney, Old Navy, Minnie Mouse Rock the Dots, Bare Minerals and the Scyfy network. In addition to her love of dancing Emily also found a passion in front of the camera and works as an actress and model as well. She has a profound teaching and choreographer’s reputation through the Four Corners region and competition circuit. Above anything else Emily wants to share her love of dancing and music with anyone she able to reach and so is thrilled to share her passion and expertise with those at Blue Starz.
Ballet, Tap, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tumbling
Alexis has twenty-five years of classical dance training in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Theatre Dance and Hip Hop. She just concluded her 9th year dancing professionally with REACH Dance Company, before moving to California last June. She has 10 years of experience teaching children ages 16mo-18yrs. Her unique combination of training and experience made for a strong technical teacher with a creative and vibrant mind. She created her own syllabi for creative movement and children’s dance classes and uses the ABT curriculum for ballet classes and technique references. In addition she teaches Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, and Hip Hop and enjoys choreographing creating new work. Miss Alexis has a passion for the artistry of dance and teaching, and a goal to inspire and share her knowledge and love with all of her students.
Front Desk/Studio Assistant
Porcia Javonna Hendrix was born in the United Kingdom but raised in Las Vegas, NV. Porcia has been training since she was a young age in all styles of dance. She graduated from AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts in the Dance Theatre Conservatory Program in Hollywood. Porcia is currently signed with MSA Talent Agency continuing her career path training as a professional dancer. She has worked in a variety of music videos from dancing with Pharrell to singing in a choir with Carrie Underwood. As of recently, Porcia has been in Beach Body Dance Fitness Series, "The Middle" tv show, and working with Disney's "Descendents 2" on Dancing with the Stars. Currently, she is dancing for WNBA LA Sparks Basketball Team for her 2nd Season. Porcia has a talented bright spirit that she enjoys sharing with kids and constantly making each and every person HAPPY!!!