MEET THE TEAM

Alyssa Root was raised in the SF-Bay Area and moved to San Diego in 2006 to attend SDSU. Alyssa started as a gymnast and competed in acro gymnastics throughout California. Her training for gymnastics would eventually lead her into the dance world, training in jazz, Irish step dancing, tap, and hip hop. In 2014, Alyssa rejoined the dance scene and has since danced with Afta Shock Dance Troupe, The DREAMers Project, and Alpha Bots. She spent time on multiple side projects, and spent two years as staff for Body Rock Dance Competition. Her passion in working with youth lead her to be the Director of the Tot Bots Dance Crew for two years and co-own the Robotix Dance Family until Spring 2018. 

 

In addition to dance, Alyssa focuses her energy on wellness and empowering women through her personal brand, The Rooted Warrior.

ALYSSA ROOT

Andres Ley Fuentes is the Co-founder and Director of 664 In The Groove, based in Tijuana, Mexico and is the Co-Director of Future Shock San Diego.

He currently dances with Super Galactic Beat Manipulators. He has worked with companies and artists such as, Warner Bros Music Company Latino America, Badabun, Coca-Cola, Nortec Collective, Javier Batiz, Somos Uno Crew, Medio dia, Xolos de Tijuana, Toros de Tijuana, Zonkeys de Tijuana, among others.

ANDRES FUENTE

Byran "BJ" Roberson is a San Diego native.  He's had a love for country music since he was a kid, but didn't get into country line dancing until 2015.  After one year won the InCahoots annual dance competition.  Since then, he has taught various classes from private, corporate, group, and various bars.  He brings a unique and energetic style to country line dancing that people gravitate toward.  This style and passion earned him an invitation to be a member of the Stagecoach Dance Team 2 years in a row.  In addition, he taught and judged at Country Thunder, a 4 day country festival in Arizona.  His goal is to help people build the confidence to get on the floor and develop their personal style to turn heads at any dance hall.

BJ

Brian "BG" Geonanga has been dancing since the age of 6, but it wasn't until after high school that he started training more consistently in House Dance with his good friend Vinh Nguyen. Together they met more house dancers at multiple events and eventually met Odie Kim, in 2005, their first teacher from San Francisco who exposed them to the real house dance culture. The rest is history and BG has been dancing ever since.

BG's dreams and goals with House Dance are to recreate for his students the sensation he felt, the first time he saw real House Dance. BG's teachers and influences include: Michael Jackson, Odie Kim, Jzon, Brian "Footwork" Green, Shan S, Caleaf, Tony McGregor, Brooklyn Terry, Ejoe, Hiro, So Deep, Babson, Yugson, Michel "Meech" Onomo, James Titus Godbolt aka Jimmy Slyde, Mop Top Crew, Elite Force and all of the originators of House Dance.

BG

Chad starting dancing in high school, and his passion for dance is still alive today. Originally from Temecula, Chad trained at the Temecula Dance Company. He has trained under Erik Saradpon and is trained in all styles of dance. Chad has competed nationally  and directs his own dance team, Audacity.  He was a Hip-Hop Director for Just Bling Performing Arts and has hosted multiple shows through Just Bling.

 

Chad loves sharing his knowledge of dance with dancers both new and experienced. With over 10 years dance experience and 4 years teaching experience, Chad is thrilled to be dancing and teaching at The Facility. He currently is a member of The Facility's adult team, District 2.  

CHAD OLAES

Lovelyn Redfearn was born in the Philippines, but she considers herself a San Diego native and has lived here since 1995. She has been honored to train with and perform on Culture Shock San Diego from 2003-2014 (off from 2010-2012). Lovelyn was also the co-Artistic Director for one year in 2013. From 2010-2012 Lovelyn spent time living in Wenzhou, China as a professional dancer. Her resume also includes back-up dancing for a handful of San Diego artists at various concert venues. She has starred in music sensation Flo-Rida’s YouTube music video remix to his hit “Wild Ones”. Lovelyn also danced for Sea World San Diego from 2005-2008 in their Summer sensation, a production called “Rip Tide” that garnered audiences in the hundreds night after night. From 2013-2015, Lovelyn was a part of Coca-Cola’s Club Atlantis, a family friendly dance club in the heart of Sea World park.  

 

Lovelyn enjoys teaching and sharing her craft with people of all walks! Her mission is to create an environment where her students can feel empowered and build confidence all while burning serious calories! Lovelyn truly believes dance is fun and should be enjoyed not feared!

LOVELYN REDREARN

Coming from a musical family, Christian has had a love of the arts for as long as he can remember. The majority of his life was spent on stage behind a microphone until he discovered his true passion for dance and choreography. He’s had the priviledge of training at several dance intensives and scholarship programs including Culture Shock SD and the Academy of Performing Art. Christian has also had the pleasure of dancing and/or choreographing for several dance teams, show choirs, companies, corporations, productions and recording artist including 3M Global, San Diego Symphony, D.A.R.E. America, San Diego County Fair’s “Michael Jackson Tribute”.

CHRISTIAN DE PAUL

Daniel Aparicio has been dancing for the past 16 years. Daniel started his career in Tuscon, Arizona, where he trained as a freestyle dancer. Daniel started breakdancing at the age of 17. Since moving to San Diego, Daniel trained at Culture Shock Dance Studio, and has been a member of Culture Shock San Diego and Diversity District Crew. Daniel has been featured in videos for Travis Barker, Problem and Bad Lucc. He has danced at Sea World and currently performs with Insomniac Productions. Most recently Daniel performed at the EDC Las Vegas 2017 and EDC Mexico 2018.  

Daniel’s passion is teaching beginner and youth dancers, helping dancers build their confidence through movement.

DANIEL APARACIO

Eddie Gutierrez has been teaching hip-hop/breaking for over 24 years. He has spent time training b-boys of Southern California and has traveled to various countries sharing his insight. Eddie is a former member of the JabbaWockeeZ Crew (MTV's America's Best Dance Crew Season One Winners), Rock So Fresh, and The Universal Zulu Nation - an organization of individuals in search of success, peace, knowledge, wisdom, and understanding through HIP HOP culture. He has an impressive resume of projects including working with such notable artists and companies as: Daddy Yankee, New Kids on the Block, Missy Elliot, Neyo, Shaquille O'Neal (All Star Game), Swiss Beats, KRS One, Talib Kweli, Mark Ronson, Q-Tip, Afrika Bambaata, Yahoo, Macy's, Google, Nike, Adidas, Pro-Keds, Pony, The Make-a-Wish Foundation, D.A.R.E. Program, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Gatorade, and Red Bull.

EDDIE STYLES

Karley has been dancing since she went to her first class at age 4. She grew up dancing on competition teams and began teaching at age 17. She moved from the Midwest to California to continue training and pursue a professional dance career. She is currently represented by Brickhouse Talent Agency and performs at various shows and events in the San Diego community. She has 8 years of experience directing, teaching, and choreographing for different styles, age groups and dance companies. She is passionate about learning from others and making a positive impact through her teaching. She aspires to have a career in dance and work full time performing in shows, concerts, events and more. Jazz is one of her favorite genres and she loves encouraging others to step out of their comfort zone and dance their heart out. 

KARLEY GARDNER

Kaylar Preite has been dancing for over 16 years and has trained in various styles including jazz, tap, ballet, and modern. However, her passion for hip-hop has taken over her dance career. She was a member of Future Shock San Diego for 6 years and is now one of their directors for the spring 2018 season. She is also currently on a dance team in San Diego called 220 and has been teaching at various studios and schools throughout the county. While continuing to train and learn as a dancer, Kaylar has been working on her path as a choreographer as well. But, in her heart she will always be a performer.

KAYLAR PREITE

Growing up in Iowa, prior to any dance experience, Kendall had a strong background in Musical Theatre. While dancing on teams in high school and college, theatre was her initial  passion. She worked as a performer for a professional regional theatre company at the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, while simultaneously studying musical theatre and dance, performing in shows such as Hairspray, South Pacific, Noises Off, Joseph, etc.

 

Her love for live theatre and performance led her to gradually transition her passion toward dance and choreography. Kendall found her dance specialty in heels and burlesque while in Las Vegas, performing in multiple tribute shows, dancing in a burlesque group under Terissa & Co., a series of burlesque performances at NYNY Hotel & Casino, Marquee at The Cosmopolitan, MGM, Palms, Zumanity Theatre, etc. Unfortunately after suffering a damaging injury, dance was no longer an option; Kendall made her way back to her original passion and decided to further her studies at Toronto Film School with a focus in Acting for Film, Television, & Theatre with minor studies in production and screenwriting. A few moves, a little physical rehab, and what feels like many lifetimes later, Kendall is now living in San Diego & excited to bring her passion for dance, creativity, and individuality to The Facility.

KENDALL HEIM

Latte grew up training in classical cecchetti and Russian style ballet. She received her Associate’s degree in Dance from San Joaquin Delta College, where she studied modern technique, choreography, and jazz. She performed in several major college productions and had the opportunity to dance with the R&B artist Lady-T on a multi state tour.

 

Continuously learning and evolving, Latte enjoys fusing her ballet and modern technique with an urban dance style. When she’s not dancing she teaches barre conditioning classes.

LATTE WILLIAMS

Macy Hernandez is a Professional Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, and Voice Over Artist from San Diego, California. Falling in love with dance very early, Macy started teaching at age 9, and quickly became a strong leader with in her community as Assistant Dance Director of Joan MacQueen Middle School and Shadow Hills Elementary School by age 14. She is a proud Almuni of the world renowned AMDA College of the Performing Arts studying in Hollywood, California and Manhattan, New York. Training with industry professionals such as Donyelle Jones from So You Think You Can Dance: Season 2 and Chrissy Whitehead from the Radio City Rockettes, Macy has attained her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. She has performed workshops with Disney, University of Hawaii, worked with networks such as NBC and CBS, and performed internationally on tour in Asia.

 

Moving back home to San Diego, California, Macy has been a contracted dancer for the San Diego Kings Professional Dance Team of the American Basketball Association, has performed Downtown in the GasLamp as a Gogo Dancer for AfterGlow Entertainment, and has taught alongside Lesa M. Green at Culture Shock Dance Center. Currently represented by San Diego's Premier Modeling and Dance Agency, Macy now continues her performance career and brings her knowledge of the dance and entertainment industry to The Facility to share what she loves most about dance!

MACY HERNANDEZ

Learning his sense of rhythm and freesyle from the streets of Chicago, Michael has been performing since the age of 7. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a degree in History. While attending the university, Michael studied & trained in a variety dance styles including: Ballet, Ballroom, and traditional African dances. Michael also traveled and performed with the Wisconsin Singers, a musical variety show based in Madison. Moving to San Diego in 2014, Michael joined Culture Shock San Diego. Additionally, Michael continues to perform with such groups as the DREAMers Project, ThaMost Dance Crew, and NuEra Dance Crew. Michael is excited for this next venture at The Facility and can’t wait to share his talents with every person who walks through those doors. 

MICHAEL SIMPSON

Nicole is a NASM certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and dancer new to the west coast from NYC! She has been a competitive dancer and gymnast since the age of 3, and received several regional and national titles in her youth. Nicole attended George Washington University in Washington D.C. and graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a B.A. in Dance as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts. After graduation in May 2014, Nicole decided to pursue dance professionally, and soon after landed a job dancing for the Brooklynettes, the NBA dance team for the Brooklyn Nets. During her season on the team, Nicole performed at all of the home games and traveled to Rio De Janerio to perform in the pre-season NBA 3x games. She was also featured performing on TNT's All-star Saturday night during the 2015 All-Star games. After a year of performing professionally, Nicole’s career naturally transitioned to fitness, and she never looked back! Over the next three years, Nicole taught barre and boot camp classes, and trained private clients. Nicole has also been featured as background talent on Good Morning America with Shaun T, the Daily Burn, and workout videos for Women’s Health Magazine. In addition to teaching at the Facility, she is also a coach for OrangeTheory Fitness and Fit Athletic Downtown. Nicole is so excited to bring her high-energy and passion for dance and fitness to the Facility, and honored to be a part of the family! 

NICOLE PICARD

Niara, born and raised in Brussels, Belgium, is a former Colorado NBA Hip Hop dancer and studio owner. Her training includes hip hop, contemporary jazz and ballet at New York's Broadway Dance Center, Colorado's Motion Underground and the Brussels Ballet Conservatory. She was an instructor and troupe director at both Motion Underground and StreetSide Studios where she was also an owner.  Niara has performed nationally and abroad with Gary Kendell’s ‘Monster Shop Bumpin’ tour,  and Kenny Jimenez’s ‘Elements of Motion'. Since relocating to California she's taught at the Academy of Performing Arts, worked with circus performers at the San Diego Circus Center, and is an instructor at the Pacific Arts Dance Center.  She's the Artistic Director of 'DUSK' - a heels performance group - and of a newly created youth contemporary company. Niara's heels class was featured in both 'San Diego Magazine’ and ABC's "The List” as one of the best new workouts to try in San Diego.  Niara’s high energy classes hone technique, choreography, and performance skills with a focus on developing and nurturing your own unique style. She always encourages her students to step outside of their comfort zone, strive for maximum growth, and move with purpose.  

NIARA LUCAS EUSTACE

Paul has been dancing for over 20 years as a hip-hop dancer, instructor, and choreographer. Paul began his journey into dance with musical theater but, in 1998, after taking a hip-hop class at Mesa College under the instruction of Angie Bunch, he was immediately hooked. Paul eventually became Angie’s teaching assistant at both Mesa and Grossmont College for a short time. In the summer of 2000, Paul was a finalist on MTV’s Sisqo Shakedown. He later became a member of the Culture Shock San Diego dance troupe in 2001. Since then he has gone on to teach, choreograph, and perform all over San Diego. Including choreographing and performing for local Gospel/Hip-Hop artist Tonex for his Out The Box concert and live DVD at the San Diego Civic Theater in 2003.

 

Paul has taught many classes and workshops spanning every age and level of dance. Paul has also worked with multiple youth and after school programs with various organizations around San Diego including The Old Globe. After a long hiatus Paul made his return to dance. Now as a father, he is passionate about working with young dancers and parents with the goal of awakening a love for dance that they can connect with and share. Paul is currently a director and dancer for the Robotix Dance Family, directing the Baby Bots (ages 3-5) and dancing as a member of the Alpha Bots adult team.

PAUL REED

Robbie Del Rosario is a San Diego native looking to inspire new and existing movers  throughout the San Diego county. His training with some of the leading choreographers include: Erik Saradpon, Keone Madrid, Vinh Nguyen, Phillip Geniza, Jonathan Sison, David ‘Darkie’ Simmons, B-Boy Rainen, & Sherman Shoate. His journey began at the start of high school trying to understand his calling. Amongst the student organizations, marching band, and high school athlete programs, dance became a safe haven to express himself. Bonita Vista High School’s Airband competition was the start of it all. Some of the dance teams he’s worked with or directed include: MonkeyStix, Formality, Flipside, Mass Appeal, Future Shock San Diego, Culture Shock San Diego, Eastlake All Male, IAM, Urban FX, and NBC’s World of Dance Season 2 - ThaMost.

 

“ANYONE CAN DANCE! It’s my job to teach someone how to understand their body mechanics so that they can cultivate and bring out their inner artistry. Working and training under the various teams over the years has been a true blessing. I’m ready to take everything that I’ve learned and apply it to The Facility and the LA dance industry.”

ROBBIE DEL ROSARIO 

Seji Gaerlan has been dancing since his senior year of high school with the Alliance dance team under the direction of Arnel Vasquez. He then went on in joining local dance teams in the Temecula area such as New Era, Audacity, Articulate and FTDT, competing in Urban dance competitions. 

In college, he choreographed for Axxiom Dance Collective and later Co-founded Monsters Elite Dance Team. Seji is currently a part of Infused Dance Crew based in Riverside California, under the direction of Jordan Julian. 

SEJI GAERLAN

Taylor Tarantino grew up in Santa Rosa, California, where she started dancing at the age of 5. Starting with ballet, she slowly gravitated to jazz and tap, then on to hip-hop where she found her true passion. She attended dance competitions throughout the North Bay, as well as attended an arts-based high school where she trained in various styles with Artquest Dance Company. She also has performed with various hip-hop teams such as The Unit, and San Diego's own Urban FX.

 

Four years ago, Taylor moved down to San Diego to attend SDSU where she recently graduated with a BA in Communication. She's been in love with San Diego ever since. Currently, she dances for Insomniac Events where she recently performed at EDC Las Vegas and Nocturnal Wonderland. She also teaches youth hip-hop classes where she urges her students to work hard, have fun, and be their best selves. Taylor is so excited to be apart of the Facility family and is looking forward to working with kids who share her passion for dance. 

TAYLOR TARANTINO

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