Teachers

Reese Taylor

Reese Taylor

Jazz and Contemporary

Reese has grown up at DC Dance LA and has stepped into the teaching and choreography world. Her passion for dance shines through whether she is instructing a beginner jazz class or carefully choreographing a piece for DC Company/Competition dancers.  

Emily Krenik

Emily Krenik

Ballet, Lyrical, Children's Ballet

Emily (alum of DC Dance) received her Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree from the Alonzo King Lines Ballet BFA Program at Dominican University of California. It is so special for her to now be teaching at the studio that nurtured her dance journey and she cannot be more excited to be working with the students! 

Maureen Gonzalez

Maureen Gonzalez

Hip Hop

Maureen Gonzales (dancer, choreographer & educator) received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from Columbia College Chicago. Given her eclectic training, Maureen’s movement classes focus heavily on mind body awareness, strength and alignment, and music and rhythm. 

Tess Hewlett

Tess Hewlett

Company Director and Choreographer
Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary

Tess is excited to be a member of L.A. Contemporary Dance Company and looks forward to nurturing future dance careers at the DC Dance Center.

Marissa Bumb Stevenson

Marissa Bumb Stevenson

Company Director and Choreographer
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acro

Marissa is has trained with many of the industries’ top choreographers and has had the opportunity to perform with various artists and companies since being in LA.  Marissa loves to share her passion of dance with her students and looks forward to continuing to grow as a dancer and teacher.  

Cierra Crowley

Cierra Crowley

Children's Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe and Contemporary Dance

Cierra, an LA Native, was a member of multiple performing ensembles before choreographing for local high schools and dance studios. She is currently teaching Contemporary classes for Steezy Studio online classes when not at DC Dance.

Kim Davagian

Kim Davagian

Ballet, Modern, Yoga and Tap

Kim comes from Massachusetts where she trained at the Boston Ballet before getting her BFA from Fordham University/Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Upon graduation, Kim taught as Guest Master Teacher passing on her knowledge of ballet technique as well as Horton-based Modern.

Eugenia Rodriguez

Eugenia Rodriguez

Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary

Eugenia Rodriguez, originally from Monterrey, Mexico, is a member of Entity Contemporary Dance. Eugenia has toured internationally with latin pop artist Sofia Reyes and has presented original work across the globe.

Jami Shapiro

Jami Shapiro

Ballet and Lyrical

Jami is a New York native and Los Angeles transplant with a little bit of everything in between, her dancing touring her throughout 47 states and six countries. 

Marissa Kamisugi

Marissa Kamisugi

Jazz Funk, Children's Ballet, Leaps and Turns

Marissa is from Honolulu, Hawaii where she grew up training in jazz, ballet, hip-hop, hula, and Tahitian dance. 

Alice Alyse

Alice Alyse

Ballet

Master Ballet Instructor, Alice Alyse, has been teaching all over the world. A former principal with San Franciso Ballet, Alice has a B.A. in Performing Arts and is currently a dance critic and writer for the LA Dance Chronicle.

Joe-Joe Grooves

Joe-Joe Grooves

Master Class Instructor

Professional commercial dancer who has worked with Paula Abdul, Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry, KeKe Palmer, Latin Popstar Chayanne, Sugarland, Tisha Campbell Martin, Nicki Minaj, Aloe Blaqq, MC HAMMER and P.Diddy.