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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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Ballet Performance Program

Contemporary/Modern Performance Program

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KATIE KERWIN-GIELNIAK

MUSICAL THEATRE DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHER

VOCAL COACH

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Musical Theatre Performance Program

WSPA Alumni Class 1993

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ALEXIS-NICHOLE PINEDA

CONTEMPORARY/

MODERN & JAZZ DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHER

TEACHER

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Contemporary/Modern Performance Program

Jazz Performance Program

Ballet & Jazz General School

WSPA Alumni Class 2016

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PATRICK CRUZ

HIP HOP DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHER

TEACHER

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Hip Hop Performance Program

WSPA Alumni Class 2004

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LOREE KENAGY

TAP DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHER

TEACHER

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Tap Performance Program

Musical Theatre Performance Program

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ANTHONY WAIPA MANOIS

POLYNESIAN

DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHER

TEACHER

MUSICIAN/COMPOSER

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Polynesian Performance Program

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ALFRED REMULLA

HIP HOP CO-DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHER

TEACHER

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Hip Hop Performance Program

Hip Hop Advanced Program

WSPA Alumni Class 2014

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JESSICA MANALO

ANGELES

POLYNESIAN

CO-ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHER

TEACHER

RÈPÈTITEUR

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Junior Ballet Performance Program

Polynesian Performance Program

WSPA Alumni Class 2001

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JASON RILLERA

HIP HOP CO-DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHER

TEACHER

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Hip Hop Performance Program

WSPA Alumni Class 2010

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JESSIE MUÑOZ

HIP HOP CO-DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHER

TEACHER

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Hip Hop Performance Program

Hip Hop Advanced Program

Hip Hop General School

WSPA Alumni Class 2012

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MATTHEW

MONTENEGRO

HIP HOP CO-DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHER

TEACHER

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Hip Hop Performance Program

WSPA Alumni Class 2007

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MELISSA

BATESTING

HIP HOP CO-DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHER

TEACHER

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Hip Hop Performance Program

Hip Hop Advanced Program

Hip Hop General School

WSPA Alumni Class 2010

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MARINA

COTTON

HIP HOP CO-DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHER

TEACHER

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Hip Hop Performance Program

WSPA Alumni Class 2007

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MORGAN CHANG-JIMENEZ

POLYNESIAN

CO-ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHER

TEACHER

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Polynesian Performance Program

WSPA Alumni 2008

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ZHERLIN NDUDI

BALLET MASTER

CHOREOGRAPHER

COACH

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Senior Ballet Pre-Professional Division

Ballet Performance Program

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ANGELA JACOBS

BALLET & TAP TEACHER CHOREOGRAPHER

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Ballet & Tap General School

WSPA Alumni Class 2001

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NIKIYA PEOPLES

HIP HOP

TEACHER

CHOREOGRAPHER

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Hip Hop General School

WSPA Alumni Class 2014

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CRISTINA FARGAS-NEWELL

BALLET MISTRESS

CHOREOGRAPHER

COACH

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Junior Ballet Pre-Professional Division

Contemporary/Modern Performance Program

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REINA VICTORIA

BALLET, JAZZ

TEACHER

CHOREOGRAPHER

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Jazz Performance Program

Ballet General School

WSPA Alumni Class 2004

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SAMANTHA BAKER

MUSICAL THEATRE

TEACHER

CHOREOGRAPHER

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Musical Theatre General School

WSPA Alumni Class 2015

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HAILEY ROZZANO-KEEFE

BALLET & JAZZ

STUDENT-TEACHER

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Ballet & Jazz General School

Senior Ballet Pre-Professional Division Dancer

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SAMANTHA GLEAN

MUSICAL THEATRE STUDENT-TEACHER 

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Musical Theatre General School

Musical Theatre Company Member

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RINOA LONGHITANO

POLYNESIAN

STUDENT-TEACHER

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Polynesian General School

Te Ōrama Company Dancer

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SOPHIA VALEN

HIP HOP

STUDENT-TEACHER

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Hip Hop General School

Hip Hop APT & Company Ballet Dancer

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BRIANNA HUANG

POLYNESIAN

STUDENT-TEACHER

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Polynesian General School

Te Ōrama Company Dancer

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MICHAIAH BAUTISTA

HIP HOP

STUDENT-TEACHER

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Hip Hop General School

Hip Hop APT Dancer

EXECUTIVE & ADMINITRATIVE TEAM

MALU RIVERA-PEOPLES

School Director

PATRICK RIVEREA-CRUZ

Assistant School Director


PAUL E. PEOPLES

Chief Executive Officer

JESSICA MANALO-ANGELES

Events Director


DEBBIE KNUTSON

Office Manager

 

JOEY BOUGH

Collections Manager
 

NIKIYA PEOPLES

Content Editor & Marketing Manager

Melissa Batesting

Administrative Assistant & Webmaster

MARINA COTTON

Social Media 

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FRONT DESK TEAM

SONIA LOCKWOOD

Office Staff


CHARLIE RUALO

Office Staff


TRUDY MAR

Office Staff

 

CHRISTINA SOTO

Office Staff
 

NORILYN WOLF

Office Staff

BARBARA ROZZANO-KEEFE

Office Staff

CHERYL SEBASTIAN

Office Staff

CHARA PEREZ

Office Staff

AIM BAY AREA TEAM

JESSICA WALLACK-COHEN

President


REBECCA WHEELER

Vice President


DONNA LACSINA

Treasurer

 

ALLA BOLSHEVA

Secretary
 

CARLEN CHIN

Parent Liasion

HANNAH HAPIN

Press Relations Officer

JENNY NELSON

Parlimentarian

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