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Raven Gantt
jazz/lyrical/contemporary/tap/conditioning
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Megan Rae Jenkins
ballet/lyrical/contemporary/modern/pre-school
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zackary falk 

Zack Falk has been training in dance since the age of 15. During his competitive years with Kristis Forever Dancin’ under the direction of Kristi Fair, his team earned numerous high scores and overall awards in both the regional and national level. As a choreographer he has been awarded multiple overall awards and choreography awards throughout Southern California, as well as other states among the country. His choreography has also been awarded top honors throughout the high school dance team circuit at both state and national level. He currently teaches and choreographs locally.

veronica vargas

grew up in Fontana, CA and started her ballet training at Inland Empire Academy of the Arts . Veronica first began exploring other dance forms, including modern, jazz and hip hop, under the direction of Megan Rae Jenkins in 2009 and Raven Gantt in 2010.  In 2012, she entered the renowned A.B Miller Dance Conservatory Program directed by Nicole Robinson.  Through this program, she was able to work with professional choreographers in a variety of styles; as well as train in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus in which she earned an award of distinction at the Advanced Foundation level.  Veronica was an inaugural member of the de•fine/ dance space competition team, and danced for the Elevate Dance crew under the direction of Kendell Mays.  She is currently in her third year at Cal-State San Bernadino studying Psychology.

kelly rogers

Kelly started dancing at the age of 3 and has loved every minute of it!  She grew up in Redlands and was a part of the Dance Horizons (Redlands, CA) competition teams for 20 years as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She has been trained in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, hula, lyrical, and tap. Thommie Retter (of Broadway’s BILLY ELLIOT) has been her tap teacher and mentor since the age of 14.  Kelly has taught at studios here in the Inland Empire and taught tap and hip-hop in Agoura Hills for Retter’s Academy of Dance.  She has a B.S. in the Recording Industry, and an M.A. in Higher Education and Learning & Teaching from the University of Redlands.  She is a physical education teacher at Cajon High School in San Bernardino. Not only can Kelly teach many forms of dance, but she also has skills when it comes to technology.  She can edit music and has filmed dance instructional videos for MusicWorks, recital footage for Retter’s Academy of Dance, and many recitals for local dance studios in the area.  Kelly is looking forward to bringing her style to so many new students and be back in a studio where she belongs! 

araceli rosales

grew up in Riverside, CA and started her dance training at Backstreet Performing Arts. She has been training under the direction of Raven Gantt since 2010 and Megan Rae Jenkins since 2005. Araceli graduated from Rubidoux High School in 2015 where she was a member of the RHS Dance Team. She competed for over 10 years, and her teams won multiple awards over the years. Araceli is currently in her 4th year at Riverside Community College where she is completing her dance major with hopes to travel with a dance company. She competed with the RCC Rally Cats dance team for one season (2016-2017) placing 4th nationally in Daytona, FL. She danced for Elevate hip hop crew for one season under the Direction of Kendell Mays. Currently, Araceli with the Infuse Dance Crew under the Direction of Jordan Julian.

kiden small

is in her first year of the Promise Program at RCC.  She has been dancing since she was 4 years old, training in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and contemporary styles.  She is a member of de•fine's award winning competition team and has been dancing competitively since the age of 5. In addition to dance competition, Kiden has also successfully competed at the Youth America Grand Prix in classical ballet.  She has trained under the direction of Raven Gantt since 2010, and Megan Rae Jenkins since 2006.  She started teacher training at the age of 11, and recently won the title of Miss KAR Dance at our 2018 Nationals.  

kaitlin lee

recently graduated from Poly High School. She has been dancing since she was 4 years old, training in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and contemporary styles.  She was a member of de•fine's award winning competition team and has been dancing competitively since the age of 5. In addition to dance competition, Kaitlin was a 2-year varsity letter winner on the Poly Song Team.  She has trained under the direction of Raven Gantt since 2010, and Megan Rae Jenkins since 2006.  She started teacher training at the age of 11, and recently earned 2nd place for her solo at KAR Nationals 2018

chelsea rosales (adminstrative assistant)

Chelsea grew up dancing and competed for over 10 years. She trained under the

direction of Megan Jenkins beginning in 2005 and Raven Gantt in 2010. She was an inaugural member of the de•fine/ program. She has been working the front desk for the past year after finishing season 2 of de⋅fine/. She is currently in her third year at California State University of San Bernardino where she is majoring in Business Management. Ella habla español.

lisa gonzales 

began dancing once she moved to Riverside. She has trained at studios in many parts of California. She is trained in ballet, modern, contemporary, lyrical, and hip hop. She started choreographing when she was 16 for her high school dance shows. Once she graduated she became a co coach at La Sierra High School. She now teaches at Riverside City Ballet.  She is an Infuse Dance Crew alumni and is now affiliated with Syde Project, D’rev project and Envy Dance Company.

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