Teachers

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.  

Angel Mammoliti

Angel Mammoliti

Master Class Instructor

Originally from Buffalo New York, Angel is a dancer/choreographer/educator, a member of The Difference Between and Entity Contemporary Dance. She is currently on staff with Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention as a teacher and adjudicator.

Antwon Collier

Antwon Collier

Master Class Instructor and Choreographer

Antwon is a man of many talents. The Southern Florida moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams and has performed with artists such as Janet Jackson, Miley Cyrus, Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Camila Cabello and Janelle Monae. He most recently was a featured dancer as part of the "men in black" on Fox's The Masked Singer.