Dance Dimensions Faculty
OWNER, DIRECTOR, & TEACHER
Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Tap, & Theater Jazz
Sydney began dancing at the age of 3 years
old at the YMCA in Palm Desert. From there
she went to Center Stage Dance in Indio, CA
and her love of dance grew. She had dreams
of teaching dance and eventually owning her own dance studio.
In 2007, she started dancing at Dance Dimensions and has been there ever since.
She has trained with Kathleen Hartin, Shea New, Ailish Hill, Cassie Dillon, Michelle Baker, Tyrone Baker, Josh King, Josh Curtis and Ceasare Orlando. In 2013, she started teaching and fell in love with it. Her teaching philosophy has always been to teach solid foundations of dance, along with teaching the dancers how to be hardworking and compassionate individuals.
In 2018, she got the privilege of becoming the director of Dance Dimensions Performance Team, where she learned how to coach a team on her own. In 2020, she was promoted to Assistant Director of Dance Dimensions, where it was the greatest pleasure to work under the caring leadership of Kathleen Hartin. She is very excited and determined to continue to create something beautiful through dance in the desert as the new Owner and Director of Dance Dimensions.
VICE PRESIDENT OF MISCELLANEOUS STUFF & TEACHER
Jazz, Modern, & Combo
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Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Tap, Theater Jazz, & Combo
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Ballet & Pointe
After moving to Salt Lake City, Utah she began training at the Ballet Centre founded by
the late William Christensen, founder of San Francisco Ballet and Ballet West in Utah.
Under the intense Russian style training regimen of Michelle Armstrong, Kathleen grew
to perform as one of the Centre's demi soloist dancers. She was one of four dancers
chosen to perform an original piece by Mr. C (William Christensen) when The Centre
revived some of his original choreography in 1999. Mr. C, himself, was in the audience
the night the piece was presented.
In 2000 Kathleen had obtained a full scholarship to The David Taylor Dance Theatre out of Denver, Colorado where she trained directly under renowned artistic directors/choreographers James Clouser and David Taylor. Kathleen was
chosen by Mr. Clouser to perform the Bluebird variation of Sleeping Beauty. Later that year shewas hired into DTDT where she trained with principle dancer Alison Jaramillo andchoreographer/dancer James Wallace.In 2002, she joined the USMC. After her time in service, she certified with the NationalAcademy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and became an Independent Personal Trainerwith an additional certification in Pilates from the Body Arts and Science Institute(BASI). 2014 & 2017 she completed Teacher’s Certification in New York City with theBolshoi Ballet.
Born in Hollywood, CA, his first ballet instructors were Larry and Sarma Rosenberg, directors of Anaheim Ballet, from the David Lichine/Tatiana Riabouchinska school. Tyrone was invited to compete in the New York International Ballet Competition going on to dance with greats such as Janet Eilber, Fernando Bujones, and Mikhail Baryshnikov dancing all of the world’s classical ballets such as Swan Lake and Giselle as well as Bournonville ballets and a majority of contemporary classics such as Rodeo, Romeo & Juliet, The Filling Station and many Balanchine ballets such as Who Cares and Serenade with companies such as Nevada Ballet, Dallas Ballet, and Richmond Ballet; later touring internationally with the renowned Nikolais-Louis company. Tyrone has sung with Jerry Herman’s Broadway and acted in TV series’ such as FBI: The Untold Stories. As an instructor he founded
and operated two successful New York dance academies teaching and coaching dance throughout the world from little ones learning 1st position to top level professionals in major dance companies, private studios, school districts, and in prestigious universities such as Adelphi University, NY and The Claremont Colleges, CA.
Ballet, Modern, & Pointe
At the age of 4, Jessica found herself putting on a pair of ballet shoes, and the world of dance has stuck with her ever since. As a local native of the Coachella Valley, Jessica has competed in the McCallum Theatre's Open Call as a Dance Soloist, Choreography Festival, and was the recipient of two Desert Theater League Awards as an outstanding lead in a ballet. Her dance career allowed her to dance and train with renowned dance professors at UCI's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, a dance program consistently ranking in the top 10% in the country, and is currently ranked #2 in California. As one of the first dancers at Dance Dimensions, Jessica hopes to share her decades' long experience in dance with the younger generations of dancers.
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Ballet, Jazz, Modern, & Pointe
A desert native, Kaylee grew up dancing, training under Penny Huffor and Tyrone Baker. Her professional journey started at the age of 12, where she went to Joffrey Chicago Summer intensive. She has been accepted into Boston Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Kirov Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pennsylvania ballet school, the Rock School, Suzanne Farrell Ballet school, Alvin Ailey School, Alonzo King Company, and Ballet West. She attended the following summer intensives: Miami City Ballet, Joffrey Chicago
(2 Times), American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Chicago, Joffrey San Francisco, Los Angeles Ballet, Hubbard Street, and Backhaus dance. She then attended California State University, Long Beach and graduated with a BFA in Dance. While in college, she has had the privilege to dance professionally in school and out. She has also her Pilates certification.
Ballet & Modern
Courtney was born in La Quinta, California and has lived in the valley her entire life. She has been a dancer for 8 years with various training in ballet, modern, and contemporary. She trained at Xavier Dance Academy for the majority of her dance career. Courtney has trained under Penny Huffor, Kathleen Sapiro (formerly Kathleen Whitener), Tyrone Baker and Ron brown. During her dance career, she has auditioned for many companies' summer intensives and was accepted into Alvin Ailey, American Ballet Theater, Ballet West, and Los Angeles Ballet. Ballet has always been her first love, and she is so excited to teach what she has learned in ballet over the years to others!
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Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop & Combo
Mackenzie has been dancing for over 11 years, and is still continuing her dance education at Dance Dimensions. She is also a member of the Dance Dimensions Company. She has studied various styles of dance under many quality teachers, including Kathleen Hartin, Sydney Jones, Jessica DeSalva, Shea New, and Alex Santos. Her favorite style of dance is either hip hop or jazz. Mackenzie has plans to attend a veterinary medicine program in college, but also wants to continue dancing
in college and afterwards. Her goal is to spread positivity and reach her own goals, setting a great example for those around her.
Ballroom & Combo
At the age of 13, Nicole felt compelled to join a ballroom dance team in Idaho Falls; Idaho Ballroom Academy. She instantly fell in love with the sport. Nicole has competed with a number of different teams throughout her dance career, including the Hillcrest High School team, the Idaho Dancesport Academy team, and the BYU-Idaho ballroom and Extravadance touring teams. She has performed all over the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Her most memorable
competition took place in Blackpool, England at the World Dancesport Championships, where she and her teammates on the Idaho Dancesport Academy placed 2nd in the world for their team division. After high school graduation, Nicole attended Rick’s College/Brigham Young University-Idaho where she received her bachelor’s degree in Home & Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in child development & a minor degree in dance. She is so excited to step into her sparkly heels and cha cha cha once again!
Jazz & Modern
Danielle's passion for dance was sparked at the age of 4, when she took her first lesson from Kathleen Hartin at Miss Julie's Dance Studio in Indio. She continued to study Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Lyrical throughout her childhood and young adult life.
In her teenage years, Danielle served as Captain of the dance team at La Quinta High School, participated in competitions and even accepted her first teaching job at Center Stage Dance Co. After graduating high school, Danielle continued to fine-tune her craft by attending classes and workshops throughout San Diego and Los
Angeles while furthering her education. She later moved to Austin, Texas where she was able to train. at established studios while teaching dance throughout the city. One of her greatest experiences as a dancer was partnering with an amazing organization which afforded
her opportunities to travel the world to teach dance to underprivileged children in countries such as Poland, Uganda and Honduras. After years of traveling and living out of state, Danielle is thrilled to be back in the Valley to share her passion with hopes to inspire the next generation of dancers at Dance Dimensions!