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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.
Jose Costas - Ballet, Jazz, Latin Dance Styles, Repertoire
Amelie Hunter - Ballet, Modern, Pilates, Dance Profession Seminar, Repertoire

Teresa Avina - Jazz
Christine Baltes -Jazz, Intro to Careers in Dance 
Radha Carmen - Classical Indian dance
Monti Ellison - Modern, African
Amy Fritzler - Modern
Arlene Hurtado - Flamenco Dance, Spanish Classical Dance
Kari Jensen - Hip Hop 
Kathy Kahn - Ballet
Joe Lawrence - Dance Accompanist, Instructional Associate for Dance
Shana Menaker - Modern, Yoga for Dancers
Angelika Nemeth - Mid-Eastern Dance
Donna Place - Kinesiology for Dancers
Jennifer Parra - Modern
Donna Place - Kinesiology for dancers
Dennon Rawles -Jazz, Tap
Linda Sohl-Donnell - Tap, Modern
Audrey Wilson - American Social Dance Styles