CURRENT DANCERS


MEGAN ASHLY CUTLER (2013-Present) started training in all styles of dance at the age of 3. When she was 12, she joined MSA agency where she booked various jobs in the entertainment industry with highlights including: Disney's Tarzan 2 music video "Who Am I", a Cellular South cell phone commercial, Samsung of Korea, a Tony Tee instructional Hip Hop Video and Star Dancewear. She began studying at the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) in 7th grade. At 13, she traveled and toured nationally with Dance Caravan, a convention dance company, for six weeks assisting master teachers and performing at various venues. She remained with the company until age 15. During high school, Megan was selected as one of fourteen dancers to represent OCSA's premiere performing group Montage, with which she continued to perform until she graduated high school. At 18, Megan was afforded the opportunity to work closely with So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Tessandra Chavez in a performance of “Turning Tables” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Megan graduated as Valedictorian of the Commercial Dance Conservatory. She began her first year of college at Columbia College of Chicago studying Dance and Entertainment Business, but she soon realized that she needed to be in Los Angeles. She returned in 2012 and is currently studying Dance and Business Entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University. This past year, she has had the opportunity to join Show Off Dolls Dance Company, IB Modern Hip Hop Crew and, lastly, Leverage Dance. Megan also works for Cal Elite Dance Company, where she has been teaching the competitive team for five years, winning many overall awards and special awards. This past year, she received Best Choreography Award, in addition to Peoples Choice Award with the Federation of Dance Competitions at Revolution Dance Competition. Megan has two more years at school, after which she plans to pursue the entertainment industry full time with aspirations to tour internationally with artists and inspire kids to dance.  


SANDRA GODINEZ (2012-Present) was born and raised in Orange County, California. She began dancing at the age of 12 when she joined her junior high dance program. Dance became her passion at age 14, when she enrolled at Impact Dance Center and was introduced to the art of movement. She attended the Backhausdance Summer Intensive in 2013, working closely with dancers with similar goals as she. In addition to being a four-year member of the Advanced Dance Program at Pacifica High School, Sandra has danced on the school’s nationally ranked dance team. Sandra is a founding member of Impact Dance Center’s Ballet Conservatory and has previously performed with the studio’s Holiday Troupe. Sandra is looking forward to continuing her dance education and pursuing a future career as a dancer and instructor. 


MONICA KERR (2013-Present), originally from Southern California, has studied ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and tap at Impact Dance Center in Los Alamitos for more than seven years. She has participated as a a member of the studio’s competition for five years and the ballet conservatory for two years. Monica was recently awarded her second scholarship from Impact Dance Center. In addition to her studio training, Monica has put her hard work and dedication to use at several conventions and, most recently, the Backhausdance summer intensive program. Monica hopes to attend college and one day combine her passion for dance with her care for special needs individuals, by providing them the opportunity to experience movement like she has. 


SHIRINE REHMANI (2013-Present) has been dancing for over thirteen years. She has trained in jazz, ballet, tap, pointe and modern. She danced competitively for many years, winning numerous awards. She has trained at Orange County Performing Arts Academy and Higher Ground Dance Company. Shirine graduated from the Commercial Dance conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts. She has worked with several renowned and talented dance educators and choreographers including Cindy Peca Dolan, Jim Kolb, Rochelle Mapes, Tawny Chapman, Molly Lynch, Chad Michael Hall, Loretta Livingston, Diane Diefenderfer, Tong Wang, Sheron Wray and Saleemah Knight. She is currently studying at University of California, Irvine, working towards a BFA in Dance Choreography. After college, Shirine hopes to work professionally as a dancer as well as a choreographer. She is excited for the opportunity to be a member of Leverage Dance and looks forward to expanding her knowledge of movement and artistry. 


WHITNEY RODGERS (2011-Present) was born and raised in Anaheim, California where she has been dancing since she was 2. She has trained at The Dance Factory, Elevation Studios, Kindorf Dancers, and Impact Dance Center in many genres including ballet, tap, hiphop, lyrical, jazz, and modern. She competed for 6 years with The Dance Factory before entering high school. She graduated from Los Alamitos High School where she was on the dance team for all 4 years and is currently a student at Chapman University as a Dance Major. She is currently teaching jazz and modern at Strong Dance Studios. 



PAST DANCERS


MARNITA NYCHELLE BILLUPS (2009-2010) completed her Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in Spanish from Cal State University Fullerton. She performed in numerous community college concerts and trained under the tutelage of Ms. Erin Landry and Team Millennia for over 4 years. She has choreographed for Mavyn Entertainment, Team Millennia, Expressive Doubt, Sheroes, high schools in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, local church conventions, hair shows and Cypress and Fullerton College. Her credits include Cypress College Dance Ensemble, Expressive Doubt, Sheroes and Team Millennia Alumni. 


HAILEY BUNDRANT (2009-2011, 2012-2013) has been dancing since the age of three. Her previous training has included Impact Dance Center (formerly Kindorf Dancers) and Orange Coast College. She was a song leader at Corona High School for three years and graduated in the class of 2009. Hailey is currently on faculty at Impact Dance Center and is performing as an apprentice with Rhapsody in Taps.


ROGER COOPER (2010-2012) has been dancing since he was born, but never attended a formal dance class until the age of 15. He is currently studying at UNLV where he will receive his Bachelor of Arts degree both in Dance and Kinesiology. Shortly after that is complete he plans on earning a Masters in Dance, so that he can become an educator in the field of dance. He has been training at Impact Dance Center formerly known as Kindorf Dancers since his junior year in high school. 


TOMI LEE CORNIA (2009-2013) has been dancing since she was two years old. She is trained in all types of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and hula. She found a love for ballet at a young age and committed herself to the Cecchetti program. After years of training she completed eight Cecchetti Ballet Exams. She has performed in many ballets including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty. In 2004 she received the lead role of Clara in Ballet Etudes, The Nutcracker accompanied by principal guest artist Aram Manukyan from the Sarasota Ballet of Florida. Tomi is a student at Orange Coast College and teaches dance at Impact Dance Center in Los Alamitos.


ROBERT GOMEZ (2012-2013)


NICOLE HARRISON (2011-2013) born in Los Alamitos, California grew to love dance ever since she was little. At the age of 13, she started dancing in her high school dance program and realized dance was for her. She has taken master classes with the acclaimed Jennifer Backhaus and Stephen "Twitch" Boss. Nicole has choreographed for various shows including Golden West College's annual student-choreography concert. Nicole is currently studying at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.


MAKAYLAH LERVOLD (2009-2011) was born and raised in Southern California. In 7th grade Makaylah was accepted into the Orange County School of the Arts, to train as a dancer in the Commercial Dance program. She attended OCSA during 7th and 8th grade. In high school she transferred to Los Alamitos High School and joined the dance team. She trained in gymnastics at Scats in Huntington Beach on the competitive team for 5 years. At age 13 she retired from gymnastics and pursued a life that involved dance and performing. As a former gymnast of Scats Gymnastics, she received a job to work as a gymnastics and dance teacher to children ages 3-12. Makaylah's credits include Disneyland Resort and Disney Cruise Lines.


ANGELA MATTERN (2009-2011) recently completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the California State University of Long Beach where she was also a proud member of the nationally ranked dance team for two seasons. She previously attended the Orange County School of the Arts with the Classical Dance Department. Angela has performed as a soloist for the Nouveau Chamber Ballet where she trained extensively under Ms. Lois Ellyn, Janice Gilmore and Stefan Wenta. Other choreographers and educators that Angela has worked and trained with include Lorin Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Holly Johnston, Regina Klenjoski, Andrew Vaca, Rey Lozano and others. Upon graduation, Angela was offered a contract as a dance performer with Holland America cruise lines.


SHANTANI MOORE (2011-2013) was raised in Orange County, California. She is currently studying dance at Cypress College, receiving her AA in Dance and Dance Teaching Certificate this year. Her previous training included classes and competitive teams at Impact Dance Center in Los Alamitos, as well as summer intensives with the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Brockus Project Studios, and Backhausdance. Shantani has choreographed for various shows and events, including the Cypress College student-choreography dance concert. Shantani actively pursues her passion for dance, attending as many classes as possible at Impact Dance Center, Elevation Studios, and Jimmie Defore Dance Center.


DANIELLE OSBON (2009-2011), born and raised in Orange County, California has been dancing with Impact Dance Center (formerly Kindorf Dancers) since 2001. She performed with the Lady Cougars Dance Team at California State University of San Marcos where she also choreographed a piece. After that she continued her training at Cypress College making it onto Cypress College Dance Ensemble. Danielle recently graduated from Cal Poly Pomona.


KRISTIN OSBON (2009-2013) studied dance for nine years at Impact Dance Center (formerly Kindorf Dancers) before joining the faculty at the studio. In addition to the studio, she also received training at California State University Long Beach, Cypress College, and was a member of the dance team at Cypress High School. Kristin currently juggles a full-time position at Wells Fargo along with her teaching hours at the studio. She recently completed her BASI Pilates certification and is on faculty at One Body Studios in La Habra.


NICOLE OSBON (2011-2013) recently graduated from Orange County School of the Arts where she was a student in the Commercial Dance conservatory. Her previous training includes Impact Dance Center (formerly Kindorf Dancers) classes and competitive teams. She has attended the Backhausdance summer intensive for two consecutive years. Nicole is currently studying at Irvine Valley College.


BROOKE PRIMROSE (2012-2013), born and raised in Tustin, California, has been dancing since the age of nine. She is currently a student of the Commercial Dance conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts. Her previous training has been under the direction of Carolyn Lovett, Lawrence Rosenberg, Leann Alduenda, Huggy Ford, Laurie Weiner and Jason Gorman. She has performed at several competitions and community events with locally, renowned studios. She has studied a diverse range of styles including jazz, tap, contemporary, ballet, pointe and modern. She recently attended the two-week Backhausdance summer intensive where she was afforded the opportunity to perform company repertory on stage. 


BREANNA RATHBUN (2010-2011) has been dancing since she was about 8 years old. Previously, she attended the South Orange County School of the Arts program at Dana Hills High School where she had the privilege of being the Manager of their Dance Production Team as well as a choreographer for numerous productions. In addition, she has trained at Pacific Coast Academy of Dance where she has had the opportunity to train with many talented instructors in ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, musical theatre, tap and swing. Breanna studied dance at Saddleback College before transferring to LINES Ballet/Dominican University of California.


AVA ROSENFELD (2012-2013), born and raised in Orange, California has been dancing since the age of 4. She has trained in ballet, jazz, and modern throughout her dancing career. Performing in Ballets such as, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Coppelia, Don Que, and Cinderella. Playing lead role in The Nutcracker for two consecutive years. Through all her years of dance training, ballet has always been her number one love. She joined her studio ballet company at the age of 13, attended The Joffrey Ballet School in New York City the summer of 2008, and Backhausdance summer of 2010. She was on Varsity Dance at Villa Park High School all four years and captain for three years, also on Varsity Song for two years. She has won awards competing on her studio competition dance team, awards for outstanding performance/choreography for high school dance, and has won the award as an All American Dancer for the United Spirit Association. After graduating high school in 2011, Ava went to New York City as a classical ballet trainee with the Joffrey Ballet School. She is currently studying at Orange Coast College.


MIRANDA WITTROCK (2012-2013) Miranda is a graduate of the Orange County School of the Arts where she studied in the Commercial Dance conservatory. She is currently attending Westmont College.


ALEXANDRA ZALDIVAR (2009-2010, Guest Performer 2011-2012) trained at Pacific Dance in Irvine and Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy in Lake Forest where she studied Ballet, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Pointe, and Character. Currently attending California State University of Long Beach, she has been working towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance and will be finishing the degree at State University of New York in Purchase next year. Alexandra has worked with Dmitri Kulev, Jennifer Kulev, Lisa Johnson, Holly Johnston, Lindajoy Tashiro-Nafarrete, Regina Klenioski, William Lu and many others. Alexandra performed in the 12th Annual Dance Under The Stars Choreography Festival at the Mccallum Theatre in a piece called Current by Lorin Johnson. Alexandra recently returned from SUNY Purchase in New York. She is currently teaching dance and Pilates in Orange County and performs with Nickerson-Rossi Dance.