JAZZ AND CHILDREN'S COMBO INSTRUCTOR
KELLI BROCK has been dancing most of her life and has a BA degree in Dance Performance and Arts Management. She has performed in television shows, films, music videos, theatre performances, cruise ships, dance companies and worked for Disney.
Kelli loves teaching all ages and styles of dance. She is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Modern and more.
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CHILDREN'S & JUNIOR BALLET INSTRUCTOR
ERIN CLARK started dancing at age 3 because her mother wanted her to be graceful! And she is! She has danced since that day; the longest being with The Patricia Sekeres Classical Ballet Academy and also in the Pre-Professional Program at The School of Dance both in Ottawa Canada.
Erin has a degree in Women's Studies from the University of Ottawa where she was involved in a Contact Improv group at The Dance Network.
After University Erin undertook a 4 year training program in The Feldenkrais Method; a sophisticated somatic method which aims to improve all aspects of movement from breathing to ballet! She graduated in 2004. Erin is continuing her training in Cecchetti USA with the Santa Barbara Festival Ballet.
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TAP, MUSICAL THEATRE & BARRE FIT INSTRUCTOR
MARNI KING started out her career as a dancer winning multiple scholarships in ballet, jazz and modern from Ballet Arts, , Professional Dancers Society, Stanley Holden's, Debbie Reynolds , and the Ka Ron Brown Dancers company. Her credits as a dancer includes; Debbie Reynolds celebrity benefits, Stevie Wonder's "Black Arts Festival" at the Rose Bowl, "14th Annual NAACP Image Awards", opened for a Richard Pryor movie premier, a tribute to Foster Johnson hosted by the Nicholas Brothers, P.D.S. Tribute to Johny Carson, performed with the "Dottie Starr Tap Dancers,," on a "Different Strokes" episode, the NBC Affiliates Awards Show and many more.
Marni has taught and choreographed in the Ventura and L.A. County area for over 20 years. In addition to yearly spring performances, she choreographed advanced ballet for Pam Rossi's yearly Nutcracker for two years; advanced tap for Academy of Dance Tap team winning multiple top awards and invitations to nationals from Starbound, Kar, Tremaines, Dance Rave and Headliners; also a ballet duet that won the highest score in their group size for Starbound. To name a few.
Recently, Marni acted as head choreographer and judge for the Ventura County "Festival of Talent" directed by Brian Macdonald artistic director of the Rubicon Theatre. She loves to share her passion for dance with each and every one of her students.
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HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR & CREW DIRECTOR
CHANIELLE JOSE started dancing at the age of 4 and also did martial arts as a child. She continued her training with several dance crews in junior high and high school. Chanielle has also danced with Common Ground of Irvine and Academy of Villains from LA. Currently she is training and performing with The Faction.
Chanielle loves to freestyle and wants to inspire dancers to be themselves and express it through dance.
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ACROBATIC DANCE, BALLET, CONTEMPORARY, CHILDREN'S COMBO INSTRUCTOR & COMPANY DIRECTOR
ANGELA NAFIE started her dance training here at Billy Clower Dance Studio and went on to graduate in spring 2008 from Chapman University in Orange, California. She received her B.A. in dance, accompanied by formal academic and departmental honors. Her formal dance education extensively explored various movement forms, and foremost, established a strong foundation in ballet and modern techniques.
Angela unearthed a connection to Pilates in the midst of her university dance training. Through these years of experience with Pilates, she intuitively found a passion for the body aligning practice.
In summer 2008, Angela pursued her professional Pilates teaching certification with Body Arts and Sciences International. She completed her studies to instruct using all the Pilates apparatus equipment, teach the full mat repertoire, and specialize in conditioning for dancers.
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|VALERIE PARIS - VALERIE started her Billy Clower experience as a dance mom in 2002. Over the years she helped backstage, worked in the BC office and also took some hip hop classes for fun. In 2013, the studio closed due the death of Diane Clower Gilbert. Valerie and husband Doug purchased the business to keep the Billy Clower traditions going for our community.|
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CREW DIRECTOR & HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR
|VINCENT SOLIS started dancing at age 15. He has danced with Alias Dance Company, Stay Gifted Dance Crew and Collective Faction. Vincent has coached at Oxnard High School and taught in Santa Barbara. He has huge passion for music whether its playing it, listening to it or dancing to it. Vincent really likes to have his students connect and feel the music when they dance.|
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MELISSA TANNUS is a tap dancer, teacher and choreographer from Brazil who is emerging in the scene worldwide. She started dancing at the age of 6, teaching at the age of 15 and got recognized several times for her dedication and hard work with scholarships for tap festivals in Brazil and the world.
Living in the United States for three years now, Melissa has already been a part of Tapestry Dance Company, in Austin, where she also directed the adult multi-form dance company Tapestry, Too, has performed with Melinda Sullivan Dance Project at the REDCAT and choreographed for Footnotes Tap Ensemble in North Carolina.
She was recently seen on Season 11 of FOX's So You Think You Can Dance winning the very first Crew Battle in the show with Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies.
Melissa is currently living in Los Angeles, performing with the Syncopated Ladies and Sarah Reich's Tap Music Project, as well as doing a weekly tap show at Universal Studios Hollywood. She also continues to teach and travel the world sharing her love for tap.
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