Dance To EvOLvE
Our Friendly Teachers
We take our mission seriously ‘to evolve our students through dance while creating heart-warming smiles!’ This means great, highly trained teachers.
Hello Parents and Dancers!
Our Friendly Dance Teachers
We take our mission seriously ‘to evolve our students through dance while creating heart-warming smiles!’ This means great, highly trained teachers. I hand pick them based on their teaching background, dance experience, charisma, and professionalism. New EvOLvE teachers must also complete teacher training before taking on their own classes and all are required to complete yearly Dance To EvOLvE professional development workshops. This continuous training ensures that our teachers are always growing and improving, which is what I believe sets our company apart.
Our teachers also follow the copyrighted EvOLvE curriculum which gives enough flexibility for the teacher to adapt to specific class needs while also utilizing their own teaching strengths. The curriculum also ensures that all dance classes are learning progressive, age appropriate movement and technique. Although all our teachers follow the same class structure and format, they obviously have different personalities and teaching styles that will suit different dancers. Please read the bios below and feel free to call us to help you find the right class and teacher for your dancer!
Director & Owner
Brittany has over twenty years of teaching experience, a diverse dance background, and lived and danced in five countries. Studying with acclaimed dance instructors, she attended Gus Giordano Jazz Chicago and was awarded a dance scholarship from the nationally recognized dance program at the University of Arizona. She directed Ceroc Dance in London, the largest UK partner dance company. Brittany was a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, Africa and attended graduate school at Hawaii Pacific University to earn a Masters in Business Administration.
Settled in San Diego since 2006, Brittany started Dance To EvOLvE in 2008, including the unique Dance To EvOLvE program, a student-directed leadership dance program that develops dancers’ character, life-skills, and creativity through dance. Brittany creates a positive and dynamic class, combined with heartfelt energy, excitement, and a love for teaching. She teaches with a passion, realizing the direct impact dance has made on her character and professional career. Brittany teaches a diverse range of classes including jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet, and hip-hop from tiny tots to adults.
Andrea is from Greenville, South Carolina. She has a BA in Dance Performance and a BA in Music from Winthrop University. She also attended one year at California State University East Bay. Starting at age 6, Andrea began studying tap, ballet,and jazz. In high school, she added lyrical, and in college added modern to her repertoire. Andrea has taught dance in privately owned studios in South Carolina for 6 years. She also taught in an outreach program hosted by the South Carolina Ballet Association for 3 years. In addition to dancing, Andrea can also sing, play the piano, and act. She is so excited to be in San Diego and working with Dance To EvOLvE!
Katie was born and raised in San Diego and loves calling it home. She has trained in tap, ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary. She started dancing at the age of 3 at a local dance studio here in San Diego, where she trained until she graduated from high school. Katie has been working as a teacher’s assistant with Dance To EvOLvE since early 2018 where she has grown and developed her teaching skills. She is currently a student at San Diego Mesa College and is pursuing her Degree in Dance. She had the honor of Performing with Mesa College Dance Company in 3 of the Company’s shows and at the San Diego International Fringe Festival. When she is not dancing she loves to bake, with her specialty being cupcakes. Katie wants to share her love and passion for dance with EvOLvE so she can inspire a new generation. She not only wants to help others grow as great dancers but help others to grow as great people.
Aleks began coaching as a hip hop coach in winter of 2016, but joined his own Hip Hop Team in 2015. Each year he has traveled across the country to compete with Gold Star Dance studio in Worlds and in 2018 finished in the top four. Aleks has shared his time coaching and working for recreation center as both a leader in their summer camp program and their after-school care. He attends Film Connections Film Institute where he is working towards becoming a creative director. Aleks true strength is his creativity as a choreographer, and his devotion to children. This combination makes him a wonderful teacher
Nena is super excited to be joining the Dance to EvOLvE team! She is a San Diego native and has been dancing for 18 years. She received most of her dance training with the San Diego Civic Dance Company, as well as being a member of the Studio FX competition team. Nena is trained in many styles including tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary, and hip-hop. She is currently a sophomore majoring in technical theater at San Diego City College and plans on transferring to a four-year university in hopes of becoming a costume designer. Nena loves dancing and hopes that she can spread her love of dance by teaching the next generation of dancers.
Kristina is originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland and currently is a freshman attending UCSD as a human biology major in hopes of becoming a cardiologist. She started dancing at 3 years old and when she was 8 years old, she was on a competition team until she graduated high school. She has earned numerous scholarships while at conventions which has helped her train in ballet, tap, jazz, hiphop, contemporary, musical theater, lyrical, and POM. In high school, she was on her school’s dance team and ended up being team captain her senior year. In college, she joined the UCSD Dance Team and hopes to continue throughout college. She has taught dance classes since she was 13 at her dance studio and later moved onto teaching gymnastic classes in high school at The Little Gym. When Kristina is not dancing, she is most likely hanging with her friends at the beach or traveling with her family. Kristina is beyond excited to be a part of Dance to Evolve and can’t wait to build relationships with the different families.
While in college, she taught tap, jazz, and hip hop with San Diego Civic Dance Arts for 7 years, where she was a student from the age of 3. She has taught all levels, and all age groups. In fact, one of her most memorable students was a gentleman of 80 years young taking tap for the very first time when she taught at Southwestern College.
“What I missed most about teaching was seeing my students’ happy faces every day and knowing that I made a positive difference in their lives.” She thinks about her special needs students, her teeny tiny little ones, her 80 year old tap student and smiles, knowing she made the best decision of her life. “I am excited about creating something good through the love of music and dancing.”
Mary was born and raised in San Diego. She has spent most of her dance training years at San Diego Civic Dance Arts, in which she danced with their performance level company, and at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts which she attended from 6-12th grade. Mary has studied styles such as modern, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. She is currently a dance major at San Diego Mesa College and is involved with the California Rhythm Project. She hopes to transfer to a four year university and continue her dance education. Mary loves the creative impact that dance can have on people. She is beyond excited to be a part of Dance To EvOLvE and is determined to share her love of learning, dancing, and having fun!