Our Faculty

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Makalea D.

Dance Instructor

Makalea is the Founder/Director of two organizations: Shades of Praise, a 501(c)3 non-profit outreach ministry sharing diverse genres of the Arts to transform lives for Christ, and Pa Hula Ohana, a Polynesian Dance Troupe promoting the culture and dance of the Islands.

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    Nicole A.

    Admin Team, Dance Instructor

    Nicole loves teaching children, as a former elementary and middle school teacher she has experience working with children of all ages and skill levels. She specializes in salsa, lindy hop, and west coast swing.

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      Michelle C.

      Dance Instructor

      Michelle has 40+ years of experience with dance, and has taught her skill to all ages in various regions of the world, including India and Egypt.

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        Rachel B.

        Dance Instructor

        Rachel has been a dance educator since 2009. Her training in teaching movement and dance has equipped her to provide a safe and supportive environment so that your children can grow as dancers, learn to solve problems, work collaboratively and express themselves creatively.

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          Matthew L.

          Admin Team

          Matthew is an administrator for Soaring Spirit Dance and its sister company, The Music Place. As a child of the owners, he has been involved with The Music Place for most of his life and it's like his second-home.