Performing Arts Center
Hope Davidson is excited to join AATJ this season to serve as the acting instructor. Hope has performed throughout the Inland Valley and North County, earning accolades and ITL award nominations for her work. In 2010, she began teaching after school acting classes, bringing theater experience directly to children and teens. She is a professional acting coach, and is looking forward to challenging students to grow and bring forth from within their best possible character representation.
Casie's love of dance began at the age of 3. She studied dance at Saddleback Dance Center in Orange County and began competing at the age of 6, winning many awards in the areas of Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, and Pointe. At the age of 9, Casie developed a passion for Ballet. Starting at age 11 she was chosen to attend summer intensive Ballet sessions at Dance Aspen, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, and the World famous “School of American Ballet” in New York City. While studying at the School of American Ballet, Casie had the honor of dancing with Elizabeth Moss and Ashley Simpson. Her master teachers included: Jilliana, Anne Marie DeAngelo, Darcy Kistler, Cheryl Ware, Suki Schorer, Ben Stevenson, Lauren Anderson, and Stefan Wenta. Casie then attended High School at the Orange County “High School of the Arts” where she studied along side Jodi Sweetin (Stephanie on Full House) and Michael Fishman (DJ on Roseanne). Casie also performed with “Ballet Pacifica” and the “Golden State Chamber Ballet”. While with GSCB, Casie was the Principal Soloist in their production of “Les Sylplides” and performed as the Vine Fairy in “Sleeping Beauty”. Casie is currently married and the Mother of four children. Casie is very excited to instill the joy of dance in all her students here at And All That Jazz!
Jill performed on Broadway in the Tony Award winning "Best Musical", MEMPHIS. She has traveled the country as a dancer, singer, actress and choreographer. Highlights include the 1st National Tours of MEMPHIS and Happy Days, representing Mattel as "Barbie" for corporate events; and feature films, television shows, industrials, commercials in both New York and Los Angeles. Jill's love for the performing arts began in the dance studio. She trained and competed locally, winning numerous awards, including the title, "Miss Dance of Southern California" (DanceMasters of America). Jill graduated from the University of Arizona, earning a BFA in Dance and a BA in Media Arts. Shen then began her career locally, performing at venues such as Disneyland, Universal Studios, The Hollywood Bowl, The Queen Mary and most of the region's large musical theatre venues. Today, Jill performs live regularly, at local wineries, restaurants, casinos and community events where she sings and plays keyboard. She is involved with various Temecula Theatre Companies, serving as Director and Choreographer for local productions. Jill recently won 6 Inland Theatre League Awards for her Direction, Musical Direction and Choreography in "Guys and Dolls", "Legally Blonde" and "Memphis" for Temecula Valley Players and Tibbies Center Stage Theatre. She also won the National Youth Arts Award for Outstanding Choreography for "Chicago" at Chaparral High School. www.jillmorrison.com
Robert is a well-known L.A. Choreographer, with work in many major films and television shows. His Choreography has been featured on Modern Family (ABC), The Bachelorette (ABC), Major Crimes (TNT), The Tonight Show (NBC), for Nickelodeon, E3 Games for Toy Story 3, Kimora Life in the Fab Lane, Rachel Ray TV show Halloween Spooktacular, Night Riots Back to Your Love and Contagious Music Video, Juliette Lewis Music Video, Awesomeness, Paulina Rubio's World Tour, The GLAAD awards, Buddy Holly Walk of Fame Star FM, Mobbed Money (co-host) Oprah Winfrey Network, Champs Bowl Half-time Show, Opening Parade for Indianapolis 500, and Got Milk Campaign with Apollo Anton Ohno. Robert has been involved in the Flash Mob Movement the past 5 years and has choreographed over 100 Flash Mobs for FMA, the world's biggest Flash Mob Company. He also hosted "National Dance Day" for So You Think You Can Dance at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Stefani has been dancing since she was six years old and began dancing competitively when she was nine. She won many different high score awards at competitions such as KAR, Showstoppers, and Move. Stefani has been trained in Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Tumbling, and Jazz Funk styles. She has studied with world renowned choreographers such as Nick Lazzarini, Travis Wall, Misha Gabriel, Sonya Tayeh, and Erin Babbs. Her passion for dance is expressed through choreography. Stefani has choreographed for Vista Murrieta High School Dance Team and led them to performances at many different venues. She is so excited to share her knowledge and passion for dance with all of the students here at ...And All That Jazz!
Renata has been dancing, choreographing and teaching dance and gymnastics for many years. She is certified to teach gymnastics by the National Standard of USA Gymnastics. Renata choreographed musicals for two seasons at Mesa Murrieta High School. She has performed in several productions in the Temecula Valley: Anything Goes, A Christmas Carol, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, various ballets and Legends of the Wild West for Longshadow Ranch Winery. She also performed in Memphis at Tibbies Center Stage Theater and Hairspray for Performance Riverside.
Daina started dancing at the age of 18 months in England, at Barbara Speaks Stage School. She moved to California when she was 6 and since then studied with San Diego Dance Center, Dance Machine, California Ballet and the Academy of the Performing Arts. Daina has studied tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, clogging, ballet, Irish step dancing, swing and ballroom. She has won numerous awards in dance competitions, beauty pageants and Irish Feis; including National Overall Highest Score, Regional Champion qualifier for Irish Dancing, Double Grand Champion and she was 1 of 5 dancers to receive a perfect score. Daina has performed with the 1st Tour of Celtic Fusion and was also seen in a commercial for Nike, print work for Compaq computers and in the film, Titanic. Daina is a USA Gymnastics Certified Instructor, Hands On Training Certified in Spotting with USA Gymnastics and Safe Spot Certified with the United States Olympic Committee.
Matthew Atwood began dancing at the age of 13. Two years later, he was signed as a back up Dancer for The Go Project and completed two National Tours. He has performed in several music videos and for venues such as Spirit West Coast, The Epicentre and House of Blues. Credits include a leading role in Clue (Mr. Green), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Linus/Dance Captain) Scare Actor/Monster for several haunted attractions and dancing on stage at Disneyland alongside Mickey Mouse. Matthew has continued to train extensively in all styles of dance and acting, including instruction from Richie Prospal (Culture Shock), Danielle Peig (Dunamix Dance Project) and Sonya Tayeh (Prestige Dance Company). Matthew is pursuing an interest in becoming a playwright with the goal of seeing his work produced on stage. He recently Choreographed the Broadway Starz production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Elizabeth Langlois is a music and stage director, voice and piano teacher, and classical mezzo-soprano. As a director, Elizabeth has lead productions of The Little Mermaid Jr., High School Musical Jr., Honk Jr. and The Star of Bethlehem and has directed the opera Amahl and the Night Visitors for Riverside Lyric Opera. As a musical director, she has recently worked with Fine Arts Network on their productions of Spamalot, Peter Pan Jr. and Annie. Elizabeth also works with the students of Temecula Preparatory School and has joined them in productions of Bonnie and Clyde, Catch Me If You Can, and The Light in the Piazza. Elizabeth is a graduate of CSU at Fullerton with a BM in vocal performance and has been privately teaching for ten years. With her private voice and piano students, she frequently designs fully-staged and costumed recitals in which students learn to perform a range of music including opera, operetta and musical theatre. As a performer, she has sung operatic roles with local companies including Riverside Lyric Opera, EL Dorado Opera and Capitol Opera. Favorite roles performed include 'The Mother' in Amahl and the Night Visitors, 'Lola' in Cavalleria Rusticana, 'Cherubino' in The Marriage of Figaro and 'Flora' in La Traviata. Elizabeth is thrilled to join the team at 'And All That Jazz' and looks forward to coaching students at the studio on vocal technique, singing in harmony, choral technique, music theory, rhythm and more.
Kathryn Baker is honored to be joining the team at "And All That Jazz!" Kathryn has had a love for dance and music since she was a little girl. In her childhood, she took dance classes with her older sister, but believe it or not she was too shy to perform on stage! Then, about 7 years ago, Kathryn got over her stage fright and got the "theatre bug". She found that besides loving to perform, she had a knack for choreography as well. After taking dance classes, choreography classes, and pedagogy classes, and by getting lots of choreography experience under her belt, she is now working all over San Diego County. Kathryn currently choreographs at Mission Vista High School, Classical Academy High School, and Carlsbad Community Theater, to name a few, and has worked in the past for The Broadway Theater, Murrieta Mesa High School, Star Theatre Co., the YMCA, Star Rep., Moonlight Youth Theatre, and many others. Some of her favorite choreography credits include All Shook Up, Beauty and the Beast, Once on this Island, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. When Kathryn is not teaching or choreographing, she enjoys performing as well. Some of her favorite roles include Narrator (Joseph…), Sheila (A Chorus Line), Mrs. Fezziwig (A Christmas Carol), French Taunter (Spamalot), Blind Mouse/Ogress (Shrek), and Mabel (Pirates of Penzance). Kathryn has a passion for teaching and hopes that she can pass on her love of the arts to her students. She loves to see her students feel good about themselves and gain confidence, all while having fun!