Stephanie Jenkins - Creative Director/Instructor
Stephanie was born here in Palm Springs, CA. She received her first training in Balanchine technique at CK Dance Company starting at three years old. Stephanie has studied with American Ballet Theater, Ballet Austin for five summers, at City Ballet with Steven and Elizabeth Wistrich, and Ballet Pacifica with instructors such as Charles Maples.
Stephanie became a principal dancer for CK Dance at the age of 16, and starred in roles such as the Nutcracker’s Sugar Plum Fairy and Odile (or the Black Swan) of Swan Lake. She has performed for the guests of Disneyland in parades and the passengers of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Stephanie has taken the first place title at Open Call, and she has also competed in Showbiz, Professional Dance Network, Youth America Grand Prix, and numerous other dance competitions. While Stephanie specializes in Ballet, she is also versed in the genres of Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Modern, and Contemporary Dance. Stephanie is an award winning choreographer at many National competitions, and her students regularly take tops awards.
Miss Stephanie brings a big city vision to the desert with a small town pride and passion for her students.
Brittany Wall - Instructor
Brittany started tumbling when she was five years old and joined recreational cheer in her community. That developed int0 All-Star cheer-leading which became her passion for 6 years from middle school through high school. She began coaching cheer-leading and tumbling after high school which evolved into a full-time gymnastics and tumbling coaching position in Chapel Hill, NC. Brittany was the Program Director for Chapel Hill Gymnastics for 10 years.
Brittany decided to continue to follow her passion for fitness and exercise by moving out to California where she could follow her dreams of becoming a professional body builder. She loves working with kids and teaching them to have strong minds and strong bodies and that having special skills like tumbling builds confidence and perseverance.
Dylan Smith is a Southern California based dancer, choreographer, instructor and visual artist. He has had the immense pleasure of performing and choreographing with Transcendence Theatre Company in Sonoma, California, winning Best Choreography 2015 by Broadway World San Francisco. Professional credits include: The Japan and National Tours of 42nd Street, JUBILEE! at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Principal Dancer aboard Holland America Cruise Line as well as various regional theater work, industrials, film and television. Other highlights include JUMP JIVE & WAIL! with the USO starring Paris Hilton as well as performing alongside the band PHISH to a sold out crowd of 35,000 on New Years Eve at Madison Square Garden. Dylan is a choreographer and audition coordinator for the Emmy award winning production company RWS & Associates in NYC. Mr. Smith is a much sought after instructor and national adjudicator. His upbeat, energetic and multifaceted styles keep him in high demand; traveling across the country to countless studios, workshops and intensives. In addition, Dylan has worked as a choreographer and teaching artist at Sonoma State University and the Santa Rosa Junior College. Dylan holds a BA in Dance from the prestigious Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.
Tatiana Lee Rose-Hip Hop Instructor
Tatiana has been performed on the television show "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 2, the New York auditions. She also taught at City Center Dance in Whiteplains New York. She has also taught at various studios around the Coachella Valley She speacilizes in Hip Hop and Lyrical . Tatiana was featured in Boo to Bullying and was the co-choreographer.
Richard B. Jenkins - Business Manager
Richard is our Business and Public Relations Manager. He manages our technology programs. Richard has over 30 years of experience working with kids. Over 20 of those years are in the sports industry. Richard is also a 10 year veteran of the Palm Springs Police Department and retired from the City of Palm Springs after a 23 year career in traffic engineering.