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Shanna de la Torre

Shanna de la Torre

Shanna’s love and passion for dance has been present throughout her life.
Starting at the age of four, competing and training in all types of dance, Shanna knew she had found her calling.

Performing in hip hop troupes such as, Positive Steps, and Culture Shock, Shanna was able to discover her true love of dance, hip hop.
Training in avenues ranging from college, to conventions, and master classes, her main goal was to explore what the world of hip hop meant to her, and she found her answer in teaching.

She has since gone on to choreograph routines that have received awards such as; Best Choreography, Precision, the Showstoppers Essence of Hip Hop Award, and many more.

Through her dancing and teaching style, Shanna strives to communicate her love and enthusiasm for life and the arts, to all that she is able to work with.

Adrianne Cherry

Adrianne Cherry

Adrianne began dancing when she was six years old, competing and taking classes in Jazz, Tap and Ballet. After high school she began to discover her own style of choreography, dancing and choreographing at Las Positas College.

After Las Positas, Adrianne went on to San Jose State to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism with minors in business and dance.
At San Jose State she discovered her love for modern dance and the artistic expression involved in choreography.

Eager to pursue her passion for dance, she applied to Mill’s College for a Masters of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance.

During her time at Mills, Adrianne had the opportunity to work with award winning faculty as well as taking master classes from choreographers from around the world. Upon graduation Adrianne received the E. L. Weigand Foundation Award for Excellence in Choreography and Performance.

She has been teaching her own Contemporary Modern choreography to adults for the last ten years, through college and outside projects, and has been teaching kids in studios the last six years in Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical. Adrianne continues to take technique classes and intensives to better improve her own technique and strives to provide an exciting and challenging class for those she teaches.

Bill Langley

Bill Langley

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Bill is a native of Michigan and moved to the bay area in 2003.
Starting out as a competitive dancer he appeared on the nationally televised 1996 American Dance Championships, where his team was crowned national champions.
He attended Oakland University, and Wayne State University both on dance scholarships. He has performed with the Oakland Dance Theatre, Bob McGrath of Sesame Street, the television show Club Connect, TV Promo’s for Five Great Reasons on Fuse and for Dawn Dish Soap.
He has choreographed numbers for The Children’s Miracle Network, Jerry Lewis Telethon, Variety Clubs International Convention in Palm Springs, The Reel Awards at The Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, For the San Jose Saber Kittens and Numerous NBA half time shows.

As a teacher Bill’s students have performed on Star Search with Arsenio Hall, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Mariah Carey’s “The Keys Of Christmas” the movie “Pixel Perfect” by Disney, High School Musical 3, Re-occurring   roles on The Young and The Restless, Rent and Wicked on Broadway, and Touring casts of Fosse, Movin’ Out, Wicked and Cats.

Bill has been teaching dance for 21 years and his students have won numerous high score and top awards at competitions all over the United States, most recently the 2015 Industry Dance Awards Winner for Jazz.

Brian Drogosch

Brian Drogosch

staff_brian2As a competitive dancer Brian was a member of the 1996 and 1998 National Champions at the American Dance Championships in Myrtle Beach.
He then started his career at the prestigious Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles on scholarship under the direction of Joe Malone.

He has appeared on the television show “3rd Rock From the Sun.” He has danced at the American Choreography Awards, The Nutcracker in Los Angeles, worked on the movie “These Old Broads” with Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins, Shirley McClain, and Elizabeth Taylor, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, The set of “Alley McBeal”
and Tremaine Dance Conventions. Brian has been teaching for fifteen years, specializing in Lyrical and Contemporary. His students have won national recognition and numerous awards from competitions all over the country.