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CHRISTINE RADER: Artistic Director (Ballet, Pointe)

Completed her early training with William F. Christensen, Pacific Northwest Ballet School and University of Utah; BA in Fine Arts, University of Utah; Performed with Utah Youth Ballet, Utah Opera and Ballet West repertory productions where she danced roles in Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Aida, Western Symphony, Les Sylphides and The Nutcracker; PSD instructor since 2004. Currently Artistic Director of Ballet Pacific

   

ELKA LEAH SKY: (Primary, Jazz)

Trained in international folk dance, ethnic dance, yoga, ballet, modern, movement therapy; Co-founder, The New Dance Company, Special Steps Performance Group, Puffin-Troubadours; Instructor, Pacific Dance Spectrum 1991-1995; PSD Instructor since 1995.

   

MARIA ROSMAN: (Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Pre Ballet)

Early training in Washington State, then Pacific School of Dance, Lane Community College, Pacific Dance Spectrum, and Comish College of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts in Dance; Studied with Pat Grainey, Wade Madson, Shane Szabo; Performed with Christina Dillard's Big Red Dance Company; Performed as a primary dancer and actress with the Bleeding Hearts Theater Ensemble as well as other smaller groups in the Seattle area; Choreographer, Bleeding Hearts Ensemble, Dance Umbrella Rep. Company; Dance instructor in Seattle area, both group and private lessons; PSD instructor since 2007.

   
Allison Bingham (Registrar)

ALISON BINGHAM (Registrar, Creative Movement)

After spending many years with us as a parent volunteer, Alison became the school’s registrar in 2011. Along with her office duties, in 2015 she began learning and teaching the new format of a quality preschool dance program that is fun, imaginative and inspiring for budding dancers ages 3 and 4.  These unique, theme-based classes, combined with her previous experience as a professional nanny has elevated the excellence of our curriculum.

 

Sara Keene (Tap)

Sara began her early dance training in California then went on to complete Grades I through IV of the Checetti Method of Ballet while also studying modern dance and learning tap with Stanley Kahn, whose method (Kahnotation) she continues to use in her teaching.  She has extensive dance teaching and choreography experience, working with children and adults.  She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from U of C, Santa Cruz; an M.Sc. Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies; M.Sc. Development Sociology, Cornell University; and Ph.D Development Sociology, Cornell University.  She has performed in Carhops Lost in Time - Great Moment in Art, Sacramento; Swan Pond, University of California, Santa Cruz; Bernstein's Mass and the choreography of Jumay Chu at the Locally Grown Dance Festival, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.  PSD instructor since 2017.

GUEST TEACHERS

CONNIE HOGGE
Instructor for Albany Park and Recreation 1972-1973; Dance Program Director and instructor for Crossroads Creative and Performing Arts Center 1973-1988; Artistic Director and Instructor of Pacific Dance Spectrum 1988-1995; Co-founder, Artistic Director and Instructor of Pacific School of Dance 1995 – 2013; Artistic Director and Choreographer for Ballet Pacific (previously Dance Umbrella Repertory Company) from 1993-2013.  Currently, part-time instructor at Eugene Ballet Academy.

CAROLINE WRIGHT
Caroline began her dance training at the early age of three in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where she spent 15 years studying under and training with numerous professional choreographers and instructors in NYC, LA, Orlando, and Las Vegas. Her collegiate career began at the University of South Carolina as a dance company member and served on the faculty as a conservatory instructor. Following her dreams of becoming a triple threat, she transferred to Coastal Carolina University where she earned a BA in Musical Theatre. A proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association, Caroline has worked professionally as a performer, choreographer, judge, and master instructor across the country. She played on the Broadway National Tour of Legally Blonde, the Musical. Favorite regional theater work includes Theatre by the Sea, Ogunquit Playhouse, Atlantic Stage Theatre Company, and Rivertown Theaters. Spending the past two years in New Orleans, she taught 12 classes a week at Encore Dance Studio in the styles of Musical Theater, Jazz, Tap, and Ballet. As a resident choreographer at Rivertown Theaters, she choreographed 6 mainstage productions and was last seen playing “Ulla” in their production of The Producers. In her time off, Caroline worked as a background actor and stand-in on the sets of NCIS: NOLA, Astronaut Wives Club, American Horror Story, the HBO series Quarry, and the newest Will Ferrell movie, Daddy’s Home. She is currently living in Astoria, OR where she can be found at Maddox Dance Studio teaching Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, and Musical Theater.

TREVOR MILES
Trevor Miles (Coos Bay, OR) began his dance training at the Pacific School of Dance at age 17, under the direction of Christine Rader and Connie Hogge. He has studied on scholarship at the American Ballet Theater in New York, as well as Milwaukee Ballet in Wisconsin. Miles attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA, where he performed works by Ohad Naharin, Pat Hon, Timothy Lynch, Kate Wallich, and many others. While in Seattle he also danced as a company member with Ashani Dances, under Artistic Director, Iyun Harrison. Currently in New York he has danced In companies such as; Ballet Hispanico (Second Company), Peridance, and Company of Dance Arts. Alongside concert dance, Trevor is signed with The Mine Talent Agency, where he is pursuing a career in musical theater. Trevor has taught at The Academy of Dance Arts, and Pacific School of Dance, where he choreographed the original work, "Hallelujah". 

PAMELA CHANEY: Administrative Director (Tap, Pilates)

Co-Founder and Instructor, Pacific Dance Spectrum 1989-1995; Instructor, Southwestern Oregon Community College; Studied and taught tap since 1990; ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, certified in Power Pilates© Beginning and Intermediate Mat. PSD co-founder, director and instructor since 1995.

   

MARCIE LAKEY: (Jazz)

Trained with Dance Unlimited of Oregon (DUO), Roseburg, OR and Pacific Dance Spectrum, Coos Bay, OR. Owner/Dance Instructor/Choreographer Marcie's "Dance for You" studio in Woodland, CA; Dance instructor Pacific Dance Spectrum (Including outreach in North Bend, Myrtle Point and Cocquille); Woodland, California Parks and Recreation; In Shape City, Denair Elementary and Middle School. AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor, Cross Court Athletic Club, Woodland, CA. Performed with Extraordinary Students of America in New York and Europe performing group; Tremain Dance Competition in Las Vegas. PSD Instructor from 1990-1999 and since 2008.

   

Lindsay Gumaskas Tap, Jazz, Contemporary

Lindsay began dancing at an early age at Stage One Dance Studio in Fullerton, California. She continued her training at Riverside City College in all dance genres and enhanced her modern training with the company Lux Boreal. Lindsay has dual Associate of Arts degrees, in transfer studies and in Fine and Applied Arts. As a competitive dancer, Lindsay won numerous awards at some of the country’s top competition circuits in all varieties of dance. She was a soloist with Dance Rave and performed in London, England with Varsity Spirit. She danced in the XXXVII Super Bowl Halftime Show plus many more performances in Southern California. Her teaching experience began with pre-school dance and adult tap. She went on to teach hip hop, jazz, tap and lyrical and is an accomplished choreographer. PSD instructor since 2014.

 

Audra Geving (Tap, Jazz)

Audra has trained in tap, jazz, and ballet throughout her childhood and then  continued her dance education at the University of Arizona and Oklahoma City University, graduating with a Bachelors of Performing Arts in Dance Performance with a Minor in History.  She has worked as a model through talent agencies and as an Executive Assistant to David Copperfield.  Her theater experience includes West Side Story and Joseph & the Amazing TechnicolorDreamcoat plus she performed Stars at Sea on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Folies Berger at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Tournament of Kings at Excalibur Hotel & Casino, and several other smaller dance parts while in Las Vegas.  PSD instructor since 2017.

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KATHRYN GABEL
Trained at the Erie School of Ballet, Erie, PA; Clay Ballet School, Verhill, MA; Boston Ballet. Performed with Erie Ballet Company. Instructor, Bandon Dance Club 1996; Southwestern Oregon CC, 2001-2004. PSD Instructor since 1996

JOAN SANDERS-SElDEL
Trained with Nicholas Vasileieff, Portland, OR; Ballet Theatre School and School of American Ballet, NYC. Soloist, American Festival Ballet, Nederland Dans Theatre; Co-founder, Sanders Ballet academy, The Hague; Ballet faculty 23 years, North Carolina School of the Arts; Master Program instructor, Pacific Dance Spectrum, 1991-1995; PSD instructor since 1995.

MARY PAULA
Trained extensively with Gladys Kenny Hodgson of the Chicago Opera Ballet, is a product of the San Francisco Ballet School under the direction of Harold Christensen and is a charter member of the Marin Ballet Company (Leona Norman, Director) and Bay Area Ballet Company (currently titled Lines).

Dominated the ballet scene from 1958 - 1982 as founder and director of the Petaluma School of Ballet, producing the
annual Nutcracker Ballet with guest artists from San Francisco Ballet, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Wizard of Oz., and established the Petaluma City Ballet. Many of her former students have gone on to professional careers in the dance world. Selling the school in 1982, Mrs. Paula has taught in numerous ballet schools bringing her choreographic skills, enthusiasm and precise technical information to multiple levels of students.

Moving to Oregon in 1997, Mrs. Paula has continued to teach, coach and offers private and semi-private classes for the serious students of ballet.


NICK PEREGRINO

Nick began his training at Pacific School of Dance in Coos Bay, Oregon and later at the Oregon Ballet Academy under the direction of John Grensback. In 2009 he received a full scholarship to train at The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia. Since then, he has danced with Roxy Ballet, Peoria Ballet, Philadelphia Ballet Theatre. BalletFleming, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, among others

 

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