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MEET
OUR TEAM

Our faculty is composed of some of the best dance and theatre educators in the Bay Area and beyond. These teachers and role models are here to guide your child so they can have a fulfilling and successful journey with our school. Get to know our amazing and dedicated teaching staff!

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MALU RIVERA- PEOPLES

WSPA DIRECTOR

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PATRICK RIVERA-CRUZ

WSPA ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

HIP HOP PROGRAM DIRECTOR

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2004

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ALEXIS NICHOLE-PINEDA

CONTEMPORARY/MODERN & JAZZ PROGRAM DIRECTOR

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2016

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ANTHONY WAIPA
MANAOIS

POLYNESIAN PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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KATIE KERWIN-GIELNIAK

MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 1993

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LOREE KENAGY

TAP PROGRAM DIRECTOR

MUSICAL THEATRE CHOREORGAPHER

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ALFRED REMULLA

HIP HOP TRAINING GROUND

CO-DIRECTOR

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2014

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AGNES LOYOLA

HIP HOP TRAINING GROUND

CO-DIRECTOR

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2006

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JESSICA MANALO ANGELES

POLYNESIAN PROGRAM CO-ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

JUNIOR BALLET PERFORMANCE PROGRAM TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2001

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JESSIE MUÑOZ

HIP HOP APT &

TRAINING GROUND

CO-DIRECTOR

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2012

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JOLO CABRERA

HIP HOP THE COMPANY

CO-DIRECTOR

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2011

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MATTHEW MONTENEGRO

HIP HOP APT CO-DIRECTOR

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2007

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MARINA COTTON

HIP HOP JR.APT & JUNIORS

CO-DIRECTOR

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2017

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MELISSA BATESTING

HIP HOP THE COMPANY & APT CO-DIRECTOR

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2010

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MORGAN CHANG-JIMENEZ

POLYNESIAN PROGRAM CO-ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2008

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CRISTINA FARGAS-NEWELL

BALLET MISTRESS

CHOREOGRAPHER & COACH

SENIOR & JUNIOR PRE PROFESSIONAL TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER

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ANGELA JACOBS

BALLET & TAP

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2001

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NIKIYA RIVERA- PEOPLES

HIP HOP

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2014

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REINA VICTORIA

BALLET & POLYNESIAN

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2004

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SAMANTHA BAKER

MUSICAL THEATRE

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER

WSPA ALUMNI CLASS 2015

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MICHAIAH BAUTISTA

STUDENT-TEACHER

HIP HOP GENERAL SCHOOL

HIP HOP APT MEMBER

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SOPHIA VALEN

STUDENT-TEACHER

HIP HOP GENERAL SCHOOL

HIP HOP APT MEMBER

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SAMANTHA GLEAN

STUDENT-TEACHER

MUSICAL THEATRE GENERAL SCHOOL

MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY MEMBER

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MAYA ANDREWS

STUDENT-TEACHER

BALLET & TAP GENERAL SCHOOL

BALLET COMPANY MEMBER

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KIRA FARGAS

CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM DIRECTOR

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER

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HADASSAH PERRY

CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM DIRECTOR

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER

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JOSEPH PHILLIPS

BALLET MASTER

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER

EXECUTIVE &

ADMINSTRATIVE

TEAM

MALU RIVERA-PEOPLES

School Director

PATRICK RIVERA-CRUZ

Assistant School Director

& Director of Operations

JESSICA MANALO ANGELES

Assistant Director of Operations

& Event Director


PAUL E. PEOPLES

Executive Director


DEBBIE KNUTSON

Office Manager

& Assistant Executive Director

NIKIYA RIVERA-PEOPLES

Marketing Director

MELISSA BATESTING

Administrative Assistant & Webmaster

MARINA COTTON

In-House Photographer

LEM ABDON

Resident Photographer

LEM MANALO

Resident Graphic Designer

CATHERINE BELARDO

Resident Graphic Designer

BARBARA ROZZANO-KEEFE

Costume Mistress

JESS GOMEZ & VIBRVNCY

Resident Videographers

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FRONT DESK TEAM

ASHLEY TORRES

Office Staff

BARBARA ROZZANO-KEEFE

Office Staff

 

CHARA PEREZ

Office Staff

CHERYL SEBASTIAN

Office Staff

 

CHRISTINA SOTO

Office Staff
 

NORILYN WOLF

Office Staff

TRUDY MAR

Office Staff

ARTISTIC

TEAM

MARINA COTTON

In-House Photographer

LEM ABDON

Resident Photographer

LEM MANALO

Resident Graphic Designer

CATHERINE BELARDO

Resident Graphic Designer

BARBARA ROZZANO-KEEFE

Costume Mistress

JESS GOMEZ & VIBRVNCY

Resident Videographers

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AIM BAY AREA TEAM

DANIELLE CHIANG

President


CHARLENE AVILA

Vice President


BERNADETTE ALVARES

Treasurer

 

CATHERINE TOSCANO

Secretary
 

ASHLEY TORRES & CHARA PREZ

Parent Liasion

NICOLE MARTINEZ

Marketing