Since receiving her B.A. in Theatre Studies from Yale, Liz has been a dance, yoga, theater and early childhood educator in New York City and now in Los Angeles. She has taught through the New York City Ballet’s Education Program, as well as at various studios and public schools, while also performing in and choreographing for professional productions. She has always been a dancer who acts and an actor who dances, and she draws from both of these disciplines in her teaching and performance. Liz is currently pursuing her multiple subject and kinesiology credentials and her MA in Educational Foundations at Cal State LA. She is the Dance Education Coordinator at Gabriella Charter School, a public charter school where all students have an hour of dance a day.
Anna has been sharing her knowledge and love of dance with children for about 3 years now. She began her dance training at the young age of 4 and has been dancing ever since, studying styles such as, jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, modern, and salsa at The Performing Arts Center in Van Nuys, CA. She also has a passion for music and is currently working toward her Bachelor’s Degree of Music in Vocal Performance. Her understanding of music has given her a new perspective that she loves to incorporate in her teaching. She is anxious to continue developing her performing career and using all her experience to teach the next generation of artists.
Andrea Gise is a choreographer, dance educator, and arts integration specialist. Originally from the east coast, she received her BFA in Dance at Marymount Manhattan College. Since moving to the west coast she has earned her MFA in Choreography from California Institute of the Arts, where she continued to work post-grad as an dance integration specialist in middle and high schools throughout LAUSD. She is a Professor of Dance at Pasadena City College where she teaches Modern, Jazz, and Improvisation to adults. She is passionate about early childhood education and the role dance can play in fostering thoughtfulness, creativity, and confidence in young people.