Corinne Glover - Academy Director, received her early training in Northern California in a credentialed Royal Academy of Dancing Ballet School. Her advanced training was studied in Canada. She began teaching as the Director of the English Ballet School in Los Angeles in 1974 and taught there until opening the Academy in Santa Clarita 1992. Many students have benefited from her careful training and supportive personality. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Dance, London and is Executive Director of the Santa Clarita Ballet Company.
Carol Guidry received her R.A.D. training and Advanced Certificate at the Audrey Share School. She was a soloist with the Minnesota Dance Theatre appearing in works by Balanchine, Ashton, Tetley, Loring and Limon. In Germany, she danced with the Heidelberg City Ballet where she also taught company class and choreographed a number of pieces. She has also appeared with the Los Angeles Chamber Ballet. She is the Artistic Director of the Santa Clarita Ballet Company.
Danica Primo brings to our school an extensive dance background. She trained at the Boston Ballet School, Marin Ballet and the West Coast Conservatory of Ballet. She performed with the Portland Ballet Company, Marin Ballet in San Rafael, California, and Ballet Unlimited in Orange, California. She is a member and registered teacher of the Royal academy of Dance, London.
Pamela Sosa has been a teacher at the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy for four years. She is a certified Royal Academy of Dance teacher and has been entering students in exams for nine years. Before moving to Santa Clarita, she studied RAD with Patti Ashby in Bakersfield for 8 years. There she began teaching and completed her Advanced 2 exam with Distinction. In Bakersfield, Pamela was also a memeber of the Kern Classical Ballet Company. While with KCBC she had the opportunity to perform many roles including the Ballerina in The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Tiger-lily and the Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland, and the Autumn Fairy in Cinderella. Pamela has been a guest artist with Cerro Coso Community College productions performing lead roles such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen and Arabian in The Nutcracker. She also performed the lead Mirliton as a guest artist with the Santa Barbara Festival Ballet. Pamela is looking forward to many more years with the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy.
Lauren Heath trained at the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy under Corinne Glover, Carol Guidry, and Danica Primo. She completed her Advanced 1 Certificate through the Royal Academy of Dance and is a full member of the RAD. As a member of the Santa Clarita Ballet Company she danced the roles of the Rat King in The Nutcracker, and the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella as well as many others. Lauren also has a wide background in Jazz and Lyrical Dance and holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education.
Jerry Kokich came to dance relatively late in life, taking his first ballet class the week he graduated from high school. Born into a theatrical family in New York (both parents were Broadway performers) Jerry studied with Tina Youskevitch, Gabriela Darvash, Stanley Williams and Andrei Kramerevsky before joining the Joffrey Ballet's junior company. After 1 1/2 years, he was promoted to the main company where he remained for 8 years, touring internationally and dancing in such ballets as Rodeo, The Green Table, Round of Angels (Original Cast), Suite St Saens, and the rock ballet Billboards among others far too numerous to list. Jerry's athletic background includes long distance running, cycling and swimming (yes, while he was dancing) martial arts, weight training and stage combat. He has choreographed for the Joffrey Ballet School Summer workshop and has taught at SCB since 2006.
Denise Plummer (Jazz) was trained at the Westside School of Ballet in Los Angeles for eight years and at the Milwaukee Ballet School before changing her focus to musical theater. Credits include the national tour of Showboat, regional tours of Mame, The Will Rogers Follies, regional shows including Evita, She Loves Me, Paint Your Wagon and Sugar Babies. She has also appeared as a dancer in film and television as well as many industrial shows.
Miki Amen (Tap) graduated with Honors while majoring in Dance and Choreography at the University of California, Riverside with a Chancellor's Performance Scholarship in Dance. Miki toured for two years, traveling around the United States, with the live stage shows "Sesame Street Live," and "Dragon Tales Live" under VEE Corporation. She is also a member of the Taiko Center of Los Angeles, a Japanese drumming ensemble, and with TCLA, has united tap and taiko at such venues as the Ford Theatre, and the Japan American Theatre. Some of Miki's film and television credits include: "187" starring Samuel L. Jackson, "Gilmore Girls," "Seventh Heaven," and the "O.C." In addition, Miki is pursuing the art of teaching dance at the University of Redlands, Riverside Community College, Jane Addams Middle School in Lawndale, among others and is currently teaching at Santa Clarita Ballet Academy, Little Dance World, Claremont College, as well as out of her new home dance studio.