Spotlight Arts Academy of Dance and Music will be having an open house this Sunday, August 12th, from 12noon to 2:00PM for their 2012-2013 season in Dublin, CA. As part of the open house, visitors will also have a chance to find out more about Spotlight Arts Academy’s exciting new classes which include: their Ballet Performing Group giving students the opportunity to perform the “Nutcracker” and more. Also first time ever Hip-Hop for 5-6yr olds, a Saturday dance program including Jazz, Tap, Ballet for 6-9yr olds and lastly their Ballroom Formation class for boys and girls ages 10-17yrs- all starting in Fall 2012. Fall classes start Monday September 10th.
New staff joining Spotlight:
Michelle 'Mystique' Lukmani 'World renowned Michelle 'Mystique' is no stranger to the dance & circus world with over 20 years of experience. Working with many talented names varying from musicians, to broadway & circus talents, she has shared the stage with the best. She is also internationally acclaimed through her performance in London's festival for women "B. Supreme", and touring with the off-Broadway show, "Break!" Teaching professionally for 7 years, she breaks down the basic foundation and concept of popping, making any level student able to learn and understand. Spreading the knowledge of this street-style form of dance is one of her greatest passions in life.'
Chantelle Pianetta trained at the Contra Costa Ballet School and the School of American Ballet. She performed with the New York City Ballet in George Balanchine’s Serenade and Scherzo a la Russe, Christopher Wheeldon’s Scenes de Ballet, and Susan Stroman’s Double Feature. She originated roles in works by Melissa Barak, Adam Hougland, and Alexey Miroshnichenko for the New York Choreographic Institute. In 2008, Chantelle enrolled in Columbia University’s School of General Studies and was a member of the Columbia Ballet Collaborative.
Leah Curran was born and raised in Devils Lake, North Dakota. At age 11, she began her dance training and never looked back. In 2001 she moved to Missoula, MT to attend the University of Montana, earning a B.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography. Leah moved to Oakland in 2007 and promptly immersed herself in the Bay Area dance community— both as a dancer and as an arts administrator. She currently dances with Dana Lawton Dances, Gretchen Garnett & Dancers and The Riley Project; and has worked with Aura Fischbeck Dance, Kelly Bowker & Dancers, as well as the Pfeifle Dance Project.
Annalisa Perrazo is a graduate of San Jose State University and has trained in ballet, jazz, and tap at a small studio in Livermore and continued her training in ballet during her teen years with the Oakland Ballet Academy under the direction of Ronn Guidi. She later joined the Oakland Ballet Company as an apprentice performing in such productions as The Nutcracker and Secret Garden. She was a member of University Dance Theatre at SJSU under the direction of Gary Masters and was able to attend the American College Dance Festival (ACDF) in both Salt Lake City, UT. and Tempe, AZ. She was born and raised in the SF Bay Area.
Spotlight Arts Academy of Dance and Music is the premier performing arts school in Dublin. It offers a full range of dance classes such as Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Kinder-dance, Lyrical, Ballroom, Musical Theater, Vocal, Pilates, Poppin’ & Lockin’, Break-dance and Competitive Dance. Students of all ages and skill levels are welcome at Spotlight.
Spotlight Arts Academy of Dance and Music award-winning Owner and Artistic Director Naja Gentry has danced with Paula Abdul, toured with MC Hammer, been a member of both the Golden Warrior Girls and 49ers Gold Rush cheer leading teams, and provided dance instruction for students throughout the United States.
Spotlight Arts Academy of Dance and Music is located at 6979 Sierra Court. For more information, please call (925) 828-9722.
Spotlight Arts Academy of Dance and Music is offering a partial scholarship for boys willing to train and compete in ballroom with them this Fall. By mentioning the code word: dublinpatch patrons will receive $25 off their registration through Sept 30th, 2012. *Promotions are available to NEW students to Spotlight Arts Academy of Dance & Music only.*