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...

 
 

Ms Shaan

Ballet, Tap, Drama Musical Theatre & Tumbling
Studio Manager

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.


Ms kelly

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!

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MS ANNA

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.


MS EMILY

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.

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MS ALEXIS

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. 


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MS PORCIA

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!!! 


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MS fiona

Ballet, Tap, Hip-Hop
Born and raised in the UK, Fiona started training in musical theatre from the age of 3. After graduating college her career has taken her all over the world and explored many areas of the entertainment industry, from Bollywood Films, to Disney Channel commercials, backing dancing for international artists and modelling for Burberry. Fiona has always had a passion for theatre and loves working with children, remembering how much she loved taking dance class as a young girl. She’s so happy to be settling in Los Angeles and joining the Blue Starz team. 


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MS caroline

Ballet, Tap, Hip-Hop, Parent & Me
Front Desk / Assistant Manager

Caroline began dancing at the early age of three in her hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. Her professional dance and teaching career began in 2007 when she joined Carolina Ballet Theatre as a company trainee and youth instructor. Caroline continued to dance professionally while earning a B.A. in Non-Profit Arts Management from the College of Charleston, and moved to New York in 2013 to further pursue her career. Caroline studied in Broadway Dance Center’s elite Professional Semester Program and trained with some of the industry’s most sought-out choreographers while in New York. Having developed a love for commercial dance, Caroline moved to Los Angeles in 2017 to broaden her career opportunities. Caroline has had the pleasure of working with music artists including Lele Pons, Ayo Jay, Chris Porter, Raymix and Mark B.  She has appeared on television segments including NBC's Red Nose Day Danceathon, Good Morning America, and The Dr. Oz Show. Caroline is so happy to be in Los Angeles chasing her dreams and is excited to begin another year as part of the Blue Starz Team!


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MS bianca

Ballet, Tap, Hip-Hop, Parent & Me

Bianca Scaglione is an accomplished dancer, singer, and actress from Los Angeles, California. Bianca started her dance training when she was just 2 years old, in styles including classical ballet, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, tap, and pointe work. Bianca has been a natural teacher since a young age, always wanting to choreograph with her friends and teach them ballet. She is currently a student at the American Musical Dramatic Academy earning her BFA in Dance Theatre. Most recently, Bianca traveled to New York City to study at the prestigious American Ballet Theater for a month under the instruction of Ethan Brown, Kate Lydon, and Harriet Clark. Bianca has studied and worked with many esteemed and respected teachers such as Ebony Haswell, Adam Parson, Doriana Sanchez, Louis Jones, Fresh Redding and Laura Quinn. When Bianca was only 16, one of her original songs, titled “It’s A Beautiful Day” got featured in the movie “The Sweeter Side of Life”. Bianca has trained and studied very hard her entire life pursuing her passion, and she believes that’s the key to success. Bianca hopes to inspire other artists and make people happy doing what she loves.


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Ms alice

Drama Musical Theatre

Alice has recently settled in LA after living and performing in London and all over the world. She trained at Central School of Ballet and Millennium performing Arts. Musical Theatre credits include, Singing In The Rain, Tommy the Musical, We Will Rock You, Grease, Carousel, The Music Man, Promises Promises, Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 42nd Street. She has also danced along side various British pop artists such as Steps, S Club 7 and Blue. Alice is proud to have performed in London's West End and all over the world dancing, singing and doing what she loves. She has always tried to teach as much as she can and loves passing on her knowledge and passions to the next generation.