Faculty

Members of the Academy’s office staff are available to answer questions and to give personal assistance Monday through Friday 3:00-7:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Extended telephone hours are available 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Friday. 
Lynnae Shutty
Office Manager

California DanceArts instructors are Dance Education Specialists, with each having established a successful professional career and many being awarded degrees in dance by Colleges and Universities and with many years of teaching experience.  By encouraging our staff to read, attend workshops, continue their own dance education, collaborate and communicate with other specialists, our Academy constantly strives to develop the most current and effective training methods for use in our classrooms. We are constantly sharpening our instructional skills so that students can benefit from the large arsenal of knowledge and techniques designed to work with dance students of all ages. We also offer instructional training programs to our advanced students who wish to gain valuable experience as student intern teachers while assisting our instructors in a variety of our programs in our classrooms.

Please meet our instructors:

Aerin HoltAerin Holt
Artistic Director of California DanceArts
Classical & Contemporary Ballet, Modern Dance, MPT, Dance Essentials
Child, Student & Career Preparatory Divisions

 

Lynn PittengerLynn Bryson Pittenger
Classical Ballet- Student & Career Preparatory Division

 

 

Jerry Kokich
 Classical Ballet-Career Preparatory Division
CCCBallet Summer Intensive, Substitute

 

Malinda Farrington
Broadway Jazz- Adult Division

 


 
Jaclyn Stryker
 AcroDance- Elective Division-Beg – Adv.
Modern Dance- Career Prep Division

 

 
 Louisa Adams
Classical Ballet- Child Division
Broadway & Contemporary Jazz- Student & Career Prep Divisions

 

 

Cindy Thompson
Aerial Ballet-  Elective Division- Beginning- Advanced

 

 

Elle Peterson
Classical Ballet- Child Division