MEET THE STUDIO OWNERS
Starting at the age of three, Alyssa knew dance would always be her passion. Twenty one years later she is still doing what she loves most. While training at various local dance studios she has studied multiple dance styles that include ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, modern and Mexican folkloric dancing.
Alyssa Rodriguez started assisting and teaching classes in junior high. After high school she became the Dance Program Director at a local Gymnastics institute where she also coached competitive gymnast. She was also the Co-Director of a Local Performing Arts Academy's dance competition team, alongside Edgar Villegas. Since, she has also won multiple choreography and dance technique awards at local dance competitions throughout California.
Other accomplishments include performing with the Great Russian Ballet in the Nutcracker and personally performed for former state Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with her former Mexican Folkloric dance team. Recent projects she has done include choreography for the community, musicals & choir shows.
Her main goal is to not just teach dance to students but to inspire them!
Dance has always been a part of his life, but it wasn’t until junior year of high school that Edgar realized dance was his passion. He first enrolled at The City Performing Arts Academy where he first started his technical training studying multiple styles of dance that include ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical and modern dance.
Performing is a big passion of his and he has always loved the opportunity to be on stage. Edgar was involved in the school musicals and dance programs throughout all four years of high school. He was also involved in performing throughout the community doing Mexican folkloric. After graduating from El Diamante, he studied dance at the College of the Sequoias and trained with local teachers such as Linda Amaral, Gracie Lovenburg and Martha Kelley-Fierro.
While being a full time student at Fresno State and receiving his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on physical education and dance, he has also managed to direct a competitive team at a former studio alongside Alyssa Rodriguez. He has also helped choreograph dances and musicals for local high schools in the community. Other accomplishments include winning multiple choreography and performance awards from local competitions.