Holly Scheall-Mehling, originally from Northern California, earned a BA in Theatre, from CSU, Chico, with a concentration in music; an MFA in Dance from UC, Irvine; and is an ABT ® Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT ® National Training Curriculum. Additionally, she is a RYT-200 through Yoga Shakti. Her professional performing credits include seven years with the Los Angeles-based Rhapsody in Taps (RIT), and dancing on Fox’s MadTV. While still an undergraduate, Holly choreographed and performed professionally in numerous musicals at Chico City Light Opera. From 2001-2018, Ms. Mehling served as the the Director of Dance at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, in San Juan Capistrano, teaching, choreographing, directing, and producing biannual dance concerts, as well as choreographing and mentoring student and adult choreographers for the school’s extensive musical season; encompassing grades K-12. She has taught all levels of ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, social dance, yoga and Pilates for over 30 years at many schools and conservatories including: University of California Irvine, Chapman University, Irvine Valley College, Mira Costa College, and Ballet Pacifica. Ms. Mehling has trained extensively with Linda Sohl-Ellison, Monie Adamson, Donald McKayle, Lawerence Rosenberg, Diane Diefenderfer, Christine Baltes, Colleen O’Callaghan, Pauline Hagino, and many other inspiring masters.
Instructor of: Tap