Liz has been dancing for 27 years, starting at the age of 3 at Belinda's Dance Studio. She has been trained in tap, jazz, ballet, and lyrical. She studied under Belinda Lands, Miss Kathleen Jenkins and Ernest Balderas, as well as many other professional dance teachers in southern California. She has taken many classes at the Edge Performing Arts Center, Broadway Dance Center, New York and several LA dance conventions to keep up with the latest styles.
ODC Downey Artistic Director
Alicia began her dance journey at the age of 4 at Belinda's Dance Studio. She then continued her dance journey here at Onstage Dance Center! In her 20th year of dancing, Alicia has studied Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Acro, Cheer/Pom and Lyrical under Ms. Kathleen Jenkins and Ms. Liz Vega. She is currently the Artistic Director here at Onstage Dance Center and oversees all the wonderful Onstage Families!
ODC Los Alamitos Artistic Director
Kelly began training at the Studio ``C`` School of Performing Arts in Downey, studying under Dennis Caspary, Tina Caspary, and Dee Caspary. She studied Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, and Ballet competing in competitions all over Southern California winning overall and highpoint awards. Kelly auditioned for Orange County High School of The Arts her senior year and was accepted.
Leslie began dancing at the age of three, training at Studio ``C`` School of Performing Arts in Downey, California. While at Studio ``C``, Leslie received numerous first place awards and high marks in solo, trio, and group categories. Studio ``C`` gave Leslie her first taste of teaching and assisting dance at the tender age of 10, and she has been teaching ever since.
Miss Amber began dancing at the young age of 3 at ODC (formerly known as Belinda's Dance). She started with ballet, then ventured into jazz, tap, lyrical, and musical theater. After 2 years, she was asked to join a Performing Group called the Twinklelytes.
hantall started dancing at the age of 9 at Belinda’s Dance Studio. She has studied tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, and pointe. Chantall danced competitively for seven years throughout Southern California and Nevada with Onstage Dance Center and loved every minute of it.
Krystal has been dancing since she was 3. She started her training at The Dance Factory, where she competed for 7 years. In 2002, she performed in the dance show ``Mood Swings`` in Hollywood, which was produced and choreographed by Cruz. At 15 she became a teacher and hasn't stopped since.
Casey's love for dance began at a very young age. Her parents enrolled her in her first dance class at a local dance studio, and the older she got the greater her passion for dance grew. In 2005 Casey made the Millikan High School Advanced Dance Team
At the age of 5, Brianne began her training at Belinda’s Dance Studio. She has been trained in tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, Pointe and gymnastics. She has had the privilege of studying under Denise Danner, Kathleen Jenkins, Liz Vega, Kelly Molnar, Belinda Lands, Ernest Balderas and Art Sirisujarittham.
Kathleen began her dance training at the age of five. She studied not only ballet, but jazz and tap as well. Before graduating from high school, she was performing with the Ballet Theater of North Hollywood. Spent a summer studying with the San Francisco Ballet, and was crowed Miss Dance of Southern California.
Mackenzie Martin began her ballet training at the age of two in Minnesota. She later supplemented her training by attending numerous summer intensives with top ballet companies, including American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Houston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Ballet Adriatico (Italy).
Belinda began her formal dance training with Ballet Pacifica (Laguna Beach Civic Ballet) under the direction of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo soloist, Miss Lila Zali. At the age of 15, she received scholarships to the New York City Ballet and Ballet West.
Megan started dancing at the age of 4 and studied dance at Center Stage Dance Academy for 11 years. She trained and performed in: tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, pointe and vocal classes.