Lesley Ruzon, Director: Lesley grew up near Boston and learned to dance at the Judith Clark Academy of Dance. She started teaching there as well, completing a three-summer teacherís training course through the Dance Teacherís Club of Boston in association with the American Society. Lesley attended the University of Southern California, where she performed with the School of Theatreís Dance Theatre Troupe as well as the student-run troupe DanSCers. After graduating with a B.A. in theatre and a teaching credential, Lesley moved to the Bay Area and has taught drama and dance in area high schools and junior high schools as well as private studios. In addition, she performed in and choreographed numerous musical theatre productions. As a mother of four she brings a unique perspective to teaching and directing a studio.
Tara Roberts, Teacher: Tara graduated from Alma College in Michigan with a BA in Dance. While there, Tara was a member of the Alma College Dance Company and the dance honorary fraternity, Pi Delta Chi. She had her choreography performed in the annual Student Choreographerís Showcase and received commendations for several pieces. While in the company, she worked with guest artists such as Mitzi Adams, Sherri Gilpin, and the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble. She also danced in many classical works like The Nutcracker, Giselle, and Choreographic Offering by Jose Limon. Tara has taught for seven years and is a certified Zumbaģ Fitness instructor.
Dani Robinson, Teacher: Dani is a graduate of San Jose State University with a BA in Dance. She has studied jazz, ballet, hip hop, tap, afro-caribbean, and musical theatre techniques. Dani has been a dance instructor for over 5 years, and performs throughout the Bay Area with San Francisco's Radio Disney Dance Team as well as Provocature Dance Company.
Kasey Baldini, Teacher: A Bay Area native, Kasey has been dancing her entire life. Kasey brings her passion for dance to our Tiny Tots classes. Her training is well-rounded, including ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop and tap. At San Jose State University she choreographed many student productions.