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
Ballet Summer Intensive, Substitute


Malinda Farrington
Broadway Jazz- Adult Division


Cindy Thompson
Aerial Ballet-  Elective Division- Beginning- Advanced