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The Team

Meet the Team

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Don Francis

Founder & Artistic Director

Sandra Romanski 

 

Sandra has been performing, choreographing, teaching dance for almost 20 years. Sandra has her BFA in dance and has performed and choreographed artistic dance works nationally and internationally.

 

In 2016, Sandra attained her yoga teaching certification and that completely altered how she shows up to teach her students in the classroom. Sandra's mission is to help individuals reach their potential with a focus on body awareness and mindfulness. Creating learning environments where students can thrive is her passion. 

Sandra is also currently in schooling to obtain her Yoga Therapist certification and is very excited to share yoga therapy with individuals in her community.

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Ashley Jones

Assistant Artistic Director & Tap Program Coordinator

Eriketa Cirulli

 

Keta is a native of Buffalo, New York and has been dancing since she was five years old. She graduated from Buffalo State College with a B.A. in dance and theater. She has performed and taught both nationally and internationally. 

Keta relocated to Kingman in 2014 and has been teaching dance in our community ever since. She is inspired to take the best parts of the established dance practices and codified techniques created generations before us and provide a space where dancers can learn, thrive, and reach their goals. 

Keta will also be our Tap Program Coordinator. We are excited for what's to come with her program  "Tapped In."

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Tess Brown

Dance Instructor

Laura Evans

Laura Evans was born in Lake Havasu City, raised in Parker and is a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. She graduated from Arizona State University with her fine arts degree in choreography. At ASU, the emphasis was contemporary ballet and modern dance.

Since graduating, Laura has taught dance and workshops around the area. She has choreographed for the Miss Indian Arizona pageants in Parker and Phoenix. In her spare time Laura plays her clarinet with the Kingman Orchestra, Kingman polka band and the Lake Havasu City Symphonic Winds Band. She is married, has two kiddos and is ready to have dance as part of her daily life again.

 
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Lisa Rose

Teacher Assistant & Front Desk 

Amelia Spurlock

Amelia has been dancing ever since she was 9 years old. She is currently a teacher's assistant in the classroom and also helps manage business projects. She is a wonderful role model for the students and will soon begin pursing a degree in business.

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Tess Brown

Guest Faculty

Brooke Sahawneh

Brooke's passion for dance started when she was just 9 years old. Brooke graduated from the CLI Dance Conservatory in Massachusetts where she had the pleasure of training with a multitude of choreographers in a variety of genres such as Teddy Forance, Akira Uchida, and Riley Watts. She currently resides in Texas continuing her dance studies in the Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program. She aspires to dance with a professional contemporary company. She loves to teach and share her passion to help guide dancers connect body, mind, and soul. It's inspiring to see how movement can help in finding themselves as individuals. 

 
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Tess Brown

Guest Faculty

Aaliyah Kufeld

Aaliyah's  dance journey started when she was just 5 years old. She is an aspiring professional dancer, and hopes to share her passion with her students. She is currently training under professional dancers/performers in Vegas as well as taking virtual dance classes from well-known artists in New York City and Canada. She has grown passionate for teaching, as it’s an amazing experience to witness dancers reach their goals and develop their own flare. 

 
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