Our staff of industry professionals genuinely cares about your child and wants only the best for their dance education. Our teachers love what they do, and are inspired by your children every day!
An instructor for over 20 years, and owner of Step 2 This - Amber studied dance throughout the Bay Area. She began competing at Regional Competitions at the age of 7 and won many Top awards. Amber studied ballet at Delta Ballet under the direction of (retired) Helga Isikata and started teaching dance at age 13. She was a Deer Valley High School Cheerleader, as well as a member of the Deer Valley Dance Squad, and choreographed routines for several high schools, Dance Studios and cheer organizations while in college. Over the years, Amber has fostered great relationships with other dance studios and choreographers within California. She is always networking with other dance studios and Choreographers to bring workshops and up-to-date instruction into East County.
Haley has been dancing for 20 years and is excited to pass on her passion and knowledge of dance. She studied at Academy of Arts and Ballet under the direction of Arlene Newhouse and Yvette Del Monte Madrigal. She was also a member of the Ballet Celeste and Theatre Ballet of San Francisco. Haley was an apprentice with Diablo Ballet, under the direction of Viktor Kabanaiev and Tina Kay Bohnstedt and trained in the classical form of Russian Vaganova ballet. Haley has attended many summer ballet intensives, includinga Contra Costa Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, Lines Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and the Kirov Ballet Academy, where she received a scholarship to attend full time. Haley graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Biological Sciences and was a founding member of the Davis Ballet Company.
Originally from Chicago, Julianne began her dance training at the age of 4, and by 7 was already competing nationally. She was fortunate to learn and dance with former “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographers Brian Friedman and Tyce Diorio. Julianne continued her training at the Lou Conte Dance Studio in Chicago. During this time she also led her high school dance team to a 1st place state championship as team captain and choreographer. Julianne got her BA in Dance at Columbia College Chicago where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop and African dance. While there she also focuse on teaching and choreography. She moved to the Bay Area in 2015 and is committed to making dance a positive and fun experience for all her students, and to provide an environment in which dancers can learn and grow.
Katherine has been teaching Tap and Hip Hop for the past 20 years and is highly regarded by both her peers, students and parents. She grew up studying all styles of dance in the San Francisco Bay area, but found her true passion after taking her very first tap class. She has further studied with notable teachers such as Gregg Russell, Kaelyn Gray, Cory Finn, Mike Minery and Mark Mendonca. Katherine's choreography has garnered numerous high point awards and special judge’s awards - most notably 2 Industry Dance Award Regional Nominations and the Al Gilbert Tap Excellence Award. Katherine holds a deep passion for helping beginning through advanced level dancers of all age explore and discover their own joy through the expression of dance.
Jeanette developed her love of dance at age 3, and has studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop, tumbling and cheer. At an early age she performed in professional as well as children's theater productions of "The Nutcracker." During her training she attended workshops taught by many sought after choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Mandy Moore, Chris Judd, Dave Scott and Shane Sparks. After high school she continued dancing in the dance program at Diablo Valley College. She continues to take class and attend workshops. Jeanette continued her lifelong relationship as a dancer of a Dance Masters of America student and became a Dance Masters Member Teacher in 2011. She has been a member of 3 professional dance teams in Sacramento and the Bay Area. She has studied to become a certified USASF Certificated Coach. Her love of dance continues through her teaching and the joy she sees in her student's accomplishments.
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