click above for bio
Megan Rae Jenkins
click above for bio
Zackary Falk began his training at 16 in riverside, ca under the direction of Kristi Fair. He continued his training post graduation at RCC dance department and was an active member and captain of the RCC dance team. As well as serving as a company members in Points of View contemporary dance company directed by Terry Schulte, he has also trained in Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, and hip hop from master teachers including Marinda Davis, Mark Meismer, Dee Caspary, and Jojo Gomez. Since 2016 Zackary’s focus has been choreography. Starting within the high school and collegiate circuits Zackary’s choreography awards include top honors in overall placements, as well as best choreography at both the regional and national level. Zachary is currently the artistic and competitive director of Inspire Dance complex in corona, Ca and is also the head coach of the award winning UCSB dance team.
Ms. Alyssa has been dancing for almost her entire life; she started her dance career at age 9 and throughout her many years of perfecting dance she has learned jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and modern. Hop-hop is her preferred discipline which she has practiced with teams such as GRV and 909 hip-hop dance troupe. She was also a member of the Riverside City College dance team where she earned the honor of All-American at NDA camp. In addition, over the years she has won many scholarships for dance and other awards. Furthermore, Ms. Alyssa plans on pursuing a career as a registered nurse at California Baptist University (CBU).
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!
didn’t start his dance journey until the end of his senior year in High School, after playing sports all through high school. It wasn’t until his first semester at CSUSB he took his first ballet and jazz class. There was asked to assist at CAHPERD’s annual Southwest Dance and Acro convention in Palm Springs. While there he was exposed to so many other styles, teachers and studios which pushed his drive to venture out and train even harder. Siaki has trained at various studios throughout the Inland Empire and has taken classes in LA as well. While his studio competitor days were short lived, Siaki continued his training and competing in the Hip-Hop dance community on multiple teams but found a home with Natural St8 based out of Chino,CA. He has taught at multiple studios and won various awards with his choreography. Siaki’s love for dance will always be there but his passion is now teaching and inspiring the next generation of dancers! He is excited and thankful to be apart of the De•fine staff and can’t wait to see what’s to come!
is a student at Riverside City College, where she received her associate degree in fine and performing arts with an emphasis in dance. She is now working to get certified to instruct Pilates. 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 danced competitively from the age of 5 to the age of 19. 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. In 2018, she won the title of Miss KAR Dance at Nationals. She started teacher training when she was 11 years old and started teaching on her own when she was 15 years old.
started dancing at the age of 6, under Sheree Skiles at Ballet Theater Company in Moreno Valley. She trained in Russian style technique. She spent her summers at the Rock School when it was affiliated with Pennsylvania Ballet and a few summers at Boston Ballet. Later, she spent a year training at Ballet Arizona and then trained under the now owners of Master Ballet Academy in Phoenix. She owned her own successful ballet studio for 7 years and am happy to say my students attended and were accepted in to many ballet summer programs, achieved high scores, technique and choreography. She has experience setting full length ballets; Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Lion King. She prides herself in using ballet to enhance students’ technique to make all other styles shine. She specializes in young dancers and exposing them to the technique and vocabulary of ballet.
nicole torres (adminstrative assistant)
started dancing at age 12 and competed for 5 years. She trained under the
direction of Megan Jenkins and Raven Gantt exclusively at define dance space. She has been working the front desk for the past year. She will start her first year at California State University of San Bernardino where she is majoring in Criminal Justice. Ella habla español.