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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. We also offer live accompaniment in our classes.
Jose Costas - Ballet, Jazz, Latin Dance Styles, Repertoire
Rachel Berman - Ballet, Modern, Polynesian
Amelie Hunter - Ballet, Modern, Pilates, Dance Profession Seminar, Repertoire

Delyer Anderson - Pilates
Teresa Avina - Jazz
Monti Ellison - Modern, African
Amythyst Fritzler - Modern
Zachary Groenewold - Hip Hop
Hiroko Hojo - Dance Online
Arlene Hurtado - Flamenco, Spanish Classical
Devon Marlink - Hip Hop
Shana Menaker - Modern, Yoga for Dancers
Marru Mikaelian - Polynesian
Angelika Nemeth - Mid-Eastern
Donna Place - Kinesiology for Dancers
Dennon Rawles - Jazz, Tap
Linda Sohl-Ellison - Tap, Modern
Audrey Wilson - American Social Dance Styles, Pilates

Joe Lawrence - Instructional Associate for Dance
George Adamis - Instrumentalist
Aaron Chavez - Percussion
Paul Kohlhas - Piano
Billy Meza - Piano
Malik Sow - Percussion