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Dance Faculty

​​​​​​Our instructors keep OCC’s Dance Department on the creative edge. They have taught in private studios, college and university dance programs throughout the nation and the world. Many choreograph professionally with dance companies. Instructors stay current with the latest dance trends and techniques. We also offer live accompaniment in our classes.
 
DANCE DEPARTMENT CHAIR
José Costas - Ballet, Jazz, Latin Dance Styles, Repertoire
 
FULL-TIME FACULTY
Rachel Berman - Ballet, Modern, Polynesian
Amelie Hunter - Ballet, Modern, Pilates, Dance Profession Seminar, Repertoire

PART-TIME FACULTY
Delyer Anderson - Pilates
Teresa Avina - Jazz
Monti Ellison - Modern, African
Amythyst Fritzler - Modern
Zachary Groenewold - Hip Hop
Hiroko Hojo - Dance Online
Arlene Hurtado - Flamenco, Spanish Classical
Devon Marlink - Hip Hop
Shana Menaker - Modern, Yoga for Dancers
Marru Mikaelian - Polynesian
Angelika Nemeth - Mid-Eastern
Donna Place - Kinesiology for Dancers
Dennon Rawles - Jazz, Tap
Linda Sohl-Ellison - Tap, Modern
Audrey Wilson - American Social Dance Styles, Pilates

INSTRUCTIONAL ASSOCIATE FOR DANCE
Joe Lawrence

ACCOMPANISTS
George Adamis - Instrumentalist
Aaron Chavez - Percussion
Paul Kohlhas - Piano
Joe Lawrence - Piano, percussion
Billy Meza - Piano
Vern Nelson - Piano
Malik Sow - Percussion