SIERRA GARRIDO IS CURRENTLY A SECOND YEAR AT UCSB. SHE DISCOVERED HER PASSION FOR DANCE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND HAS DEVOTED HER TIME TO THIS CRAFT FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS. IN THIS AMOUNT OF TIME SHE HAS LEARNED AND TAUGHT IN MULTIPLE STYLES OF DANCE SUCH AS HIP HOP, JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, POM, MILITARY, STEPPING, AND SALSA.  SIERRA ABSOLUTELY ADORES CHILDREN AND IS LOOKING FORWARD TO OFFERING THEM AN OUTLET OF CREATIVE EXPRESSION THAT MADE HER THE PERSON SHE IS TODAY.

SIERRA GARRIDO IS CURRENTLY A SECOND YEAR AT UCSB. SHE DISCOVERED HER PASSION FOR DANCE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND HAS DEVOTED HER TIME TO THIS CRAFT FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS. IN THIS AMOUNT OF TIME SHE HAS LEARNED AND TAUGHT IN MULTIPLE STYLES OF DANCE SUCH AS HIP HOP, JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, POM, MILITARY, STEPPING, AND SALSA.  SIERRA ABSOLUTELY ADORES CHILDREN AND IS LOOKING FORWARD TO OFFERING THEM AN OUTLET OF CREATIVE EXPRESSION THAT MADE HER THE PERSON SHE IS TODAY.

SARAH HAS BEEN DANCING COMPETITIVELY SINCE AGE 5 AND IS TRAINED EXTENSIVELY IN A BROAD RANGE OF STYLES, INCLUDING CONTEMPORARY, JAZZ, HIP HOP, BALLET, LYRICAL, TAP AND POM. Sarah IS CO-DIRECTOR OF THE COMPETITIVE HIP-HOP TEAM, URBAN DANCE COMPANY at ucsb. DANCE INSPIRES HER TO SET GOALS, PUSH BOUNDARIES AND BE CREATIVE. SHE IS ABSOLUTELY THRILLED TO BE TEACHING FOR EDN! AS SHE GREATLY VALUES THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE HER PASSION FOR DANCE WITH OTHERS.  

SARAH HAS BEEN DANCING COMPETITIVELY SINCE AGE 5 AND IS TRAINED EXTENSIVELY IN A BROAD RANGE OF STYLES, INCLUDING CONTEMPORARY, JAZZ, HIP HOP, BALLET, LYRICAL, TAP AND POM. Sarah IS CO-DIRECTOR OF THE COMPETITIVE HIP-HOP TEAM, URBAN DANCE COMPANY at ucsb. DANCE INSPIRES HER TO SET GOALS, PUSH BOUNDARIES AND BE CREATIVE. SHE IS ABSOLUTELY THRILLED TO BE TEACHING FOR EDN! AS SHE GREATLY VALUES THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE HER PASSION FOR DANCE WITH OTHERS.  

MAI ONO IS A SOPHOMORE AT UC SANTA BARBARA. SHE IS CURRENTLY MAJORING IN BIOPSYCHOLOGY AND HOPING TO HAVE A CAREER IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH FIELD. MAI STARTED DANCING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND IMMEDIATELY FELL IN LOVE WITH HIP HOP. SHE IS PROUD TO SAY THAT SHE IS A PART OF THE HIP HOP DANCE TEAM, URBAN DANCE COMPANY, AT UCSB! MAI IS HAPPY TO BE A PART OF THE EDN!SB TEAM!

MAI ONO IS A SOPHOMORE AT UC SANTA BARBARA. SHE IS CURRENTLY MAJORING IN BIOPSYCHOLOGY AND HOPING TO HAVE A CAREER IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH FIELD. MAI STARTED DANCING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND IMMEDIATELY FELL IN LOVE WITH HIP HOP. SHE IS PROUD TO SAY THAT SHE IS A PART OF THE HIP HOP DANCE TEAM, URBAN DANCE COMPANY, AT UCSB! MAI IS HAPPY TO BE A PART OF THE EDN!SB TEAM!

DAMIAN WILLIAMS WAS BORN IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA AND IS 21 YEARS OLD. HE STARTED FREESTYLE DANCING IN HIGH SCHOOL AND THEN SPENT A YEAR DOING CHOREOGRAPHY WITH URBAN DANCE COMPANY AT UCSB. HE IS ENTERING HIS 4TH YEAR AT UCSB AS PART OF THE GLOBAL STUDIES AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM. SOME OF DAMIAN'S OTHER HOBBIES INCLUDE BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, AND KENDO. THIS WILL BE HIS FIRST YEAR TEACHING WITH EDN!SB AND HE IS SO EXCITED!nett

DAMIAN WILLIAMS WAS BORN IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA AND IS 21 YEARS OLD. HE STARTED FREESTYLE DANCING IN HIGH SCHOOL AND THEN SPENT A YEAR DOING CHOREOGRAPHY WITH URBAN DANCE COMPANY AT UCSB. HE IS ENTERING HIS 4TH YEAR AT UCSB AS PART OF THE GLOBAL STUDIES AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM. SOME OF DAMIAN'S OTHER HOBBIES INCLUDE BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, AND KENDO. THIS WILL BE HIS FIRST YEAR TEACHING WITH EDN!SB AND HE IS SO EXCITED!nett

TINELLE MATLOCK BEGIN HER PROFESSIONAL DANCE CAREER AND TRAINING IN NEW YORK CITY IN 2005, SHE HAS WORKED AND TRAINED WITH PROMINENT LA AND NEW YORK CHOREOGRAPHERS  FOR TODAY’S LEADING MUSIC ARTISTS SUCH AS LUAM, RICH AND TONE, AND TERESA ESPINOSA. TINELLE HAS TAUGHT AT MANY WELL-KNOWN DANCE STUDIOS IN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES INCLUDING IDA HOLLYWOOD AND L.Y.T.E. DANCE STUDIO.AS TINELLE CONTINUES TO GROW BY PUSHING HERSELF TO LEARN, GROW, AND ACQUIRE NEW VOCABULARY, SHE IS EXCITED TO SHARE HER PASSION TO HELP DEVELOP HER STUDENTS.

TINELLE MATLOCK BEGIN HER PROFESSIONAL DANCE CAREER AND TRAINING IN NEW YORK CITY IN 2005, SHE HAS WORKED AND TRAINED WITH PROMINENT LA AND NEW YORK CHOREOGRAPHERS  FOR TODAY’S LEADING MUSIC ARTISTS SUCH AS LUAM, RICH AND TONE, AND TERESA ESPINOSA. TINELLE HAS TAUGHT AT MANY WELL-KNOWN DANCE STUDIOS IN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES INCLUDING IDA HOLLYWOOD AND L.Y.T.E. DANCE STUDIO.AS TINELLE CONTINUES TO GROW BY PUSHING HERSELF TO LEARN, GROW, AND ACQUIRE NEW VOCABULARY, SHE IS EXCITED TO SHARE HER PASSION TO HELP DEVELOP HER STUDENTS.

RICHARD BEGAN DANCING AT THE AGE OF 14 AS A BREAK-DANCER. UPON ENTERING UCSB, RICHARD JOINED URBAN DANCE COMPANY AND BECAME THE COMPANY'S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR HIS 3RD AND 4TH YEAR. RICHARD HAS RECENTLY JOINED A TEAM BASED OUT IN OXNARD CALLED THE FACTION AND IS ALSO A DANCE TEACHER AT SANTA BARBARA DANCE ARTS. IN ADDITION TO DANCING, RICHARD HAS RECENTLY STARTED WORKING AT A LOCAL TECH COMPANY LOCATED IN GOLETA. RICHARD ENJOYS DANCING, TEACHING, AND MOST OF ALL, GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. 

RICHARD BEGAN DANCING AT THE AGE OF 14 AS A BREAK-DANCER. UPON ENTERING UCSB, RICHARD JOINED URBAN DANCE COMPANY AND BECAME THE COMPANY'S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR HIS 3RD AND 4TH YEAR. RICHARD HAS RECENTLY JOINED A TEAM BASED OUT IN OXNARD CALLED THE FACTION AND IS ALSO A DANCE TEACHER AT SANTA BARBARA DANCE ARTS. IN ADDITION TO DANCING, RICHARD HAS RECENTLY STARTED WORKING AT A LOCAL TECH COMPANY LOCATED IN GOLETA. RICHARD ENJOYS DANCING, TEACHING, AND MOST OF ALL, GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. 

SYDNEY TRASK IS A FOURTH YEAR BIOPSYCHOLOGY STUDENT AT UCSB. SHE HAS BEEN DANCING SINCE SHE WAS 6, OFTEN DANCING IN VARIOUS STYLES SUCH AS TAP, HIP-HOP, LYRICAL AND JAZZ. SYDNEY IS GOING INTO HER FOURTH YEAR AS A CO-DIRECTOR OF A STUDENT RUN DANCE COMPANY AT UCSB KNOWN AS URBAN DANCE CO. AS SHE ENTERS HER FINAL YEAR STUDYING IN SANTA BARBARA, SHE IS EXTREMELY EXCITED TO WORK A SECOND YEAR WITH EDN! TO HELP SPREAD THAT HAPPINESS THAT DANCE HAS GIVEN HER, TO HER LOCAL COMMUNITY.

SYDNEY TRASK IS A FOURTH YEAR BIOPSYCHOLOGY STUDENT AT UCSB. SHE HAS BEEN DANCING SINCE SHE WAS 6, OFTEN DANCING IN VARIOUS STYLES SUCH AS TAP, HIP-HOP, LYRICAL AND JAZZ. SYDNEY IS GOING INTO HER FOURTH YEAR AS A CO-DIRECTOR OF A STUDENT RUN DANCE COMPANY AT UCSB KNOWN AS URBAN DANCE CO. AS SHE ENTERS HER FINAL YEAR STUDYING IN SANTA BARBARA, SHE IS EXTREMELY EXCITED TO WORK A SECOND YEAR WITH EDN! TO HELP SPREAD THAT HAPPINESS THAT DANCE HAS GIVEN HER, TO HER LOCAL COMMUNITY.

ARI GRADUATED FROM UCSC WITH A MAJOR IN ECONOMICS AND THEATER ARTS. DURING HER TIME AT UCSC, SHE WAS APART OF ARTSBRIDGE PROGRAM WHICH FUELED HER PASSION AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEED FOR ARTS EDUCATION TO BE ACCESSIBLE. AS ARI'S STYLE IS BUILT FROM A TAP BACKGROUND, HER HIP HOP AND JAZZ FUNK CLASSES ARE HIGH ENERGY! ARI IS EXCITED TO SHARE HER LOVE OF DANCE WITH EDN!hua Ojeda

ARI GRADUATED FROM UCSC WITH A MAJOR IN ECONOMICS AND THEATER ARTS. DURING HER TIME AT UCSC, SHE WAS APART OF ARTSBRIDGE PROGRAM WHICH FUELED HER PASSION AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEED FOR ARTS EDUCATION TO BE ACCESSIBLE. AS ARI'S STYLE IS BUILT FROM A TAP BACKGROUND, HER HIP HOP AND JAZZ FUNK CLASSES ARE HIGH ENERGY! ARI IS EXCITED TO SHARE HER LOVE OF DANCE WITH EDN!hua Ojeda

LYDIA IS FROM TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA AND IS CURRENTLY A JUNIOR AT UCSB STUDYING ECONOMICS/ACCOUNTING. SHE BEGAN DANCING IN HIGH SCHOOL AND JOINED UCSB'S HIP HOP TEAM, URBAN DANCE COMPANY, DURING HER SOPHOMORE YEAR. LYDIA LOVES WORKING WITH KIDS AND IS A CAMP COUNSELOR AND COORDINATOR FOR UCSB'S CAMP KESEM ORGANIZATION. THIS IS HER FIRST YEAR WITH THE EDN! AND SHE IS SO EXCITED TO BE A PART OF SUCH AN INCREDIBLE TEAM!cardo

LYDIA IS FROM TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA AND IS CURRENTLY A JUNIOR AT UCSB STUDYING ECONOMICS/ACCOUNTING. SHE BEGAN DANCING IN HIGH SCHOOL AND JOINED UCSB'S HIP HOP TEAM, URBAN DANCE COMPANY, DURING HER SOPHOMORE YEAR. LYDIA LOVES WORKING WITH KIDS AND IS A CAMP COUNSELOR AND COORDINATOR FOR UCSB'S CAMP KESEM ORGANIZATION. THIS IS HER FIRST YEAR WITH THE EDN! AND SHE IS SO EXCITED TO BE A PART OF SUCH AN INCREDIBLE TEAM!cardo

KAI IS A SECOND-YEAR UCSB STUDENT THAT LOVES MAKING MOVIES, VIDEO GAMES, AND DISCOVERING MUSIC. HE HAS BEEN DANCING AND PRACTICING MARTIAL ARTS FOR TWELVE YEARS, INVOLVING HIMSELF IN THE PERFORMING ARTS FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE. KAI SPECIALIZES IN B-BOYING, PRACTICING TO IMPROVE EVERY DAY HE CAN. HE BELIEVES THAT DANCE OFFERS COUNTLESS INVALUABLE QUALITIES TO EVERYDAY LIFE, AND HE IS MORE THAN HAPPY TO TEACH ANYBODY WHO IS WILLING TO TRY AND LEARN!

KAI IS A SECOND-YEAR UCSB STUDENT THAT LOVES MAKING MOVIES, VIDEO GAMES, AND DISCOVERING MUSIC. HE HAS BEEN DANCING AND PRACTICING MARTIAL ARTS FOR TWELVE YEARS, INVOLVING HIMSELF IN THE PERFORMING ARTS FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE. KAI SPECIALIZES IN B-BOYING, PRACTICING TO IMPROVE EVERY DAY HE CAN. HE BELIEVES THAT DANCE OFFERS COUNTLESS INVALUABLE QUALITIES TO EVERYDAY LIFE, AND HE IS MORE THAN HAPPY TO TEACH ANYBODY WHO IS WILLING TO TRY AND LEARN!

OLIVIA MAGGI ATTENDS UCSB WHERE SHE IS COMPLETING HER BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN DANCE. SHE IS FROM PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, WHERE SHE STARTED DANCING AT AGE THREE. SHE GREW UP TRAINING IN MANY STYLES INCLUDING BALLET, POINTE, JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, TAP AND HIP-HOP. OLIVIA IS HONORED TO WORK FOR EDN! SHE'S FEELS THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO SPREAD HER KNOWLEDGE OF DANCE AND ALL THE GREAT QUALITIES THAT COME WITH IT TO THE KIDS IN THE COMMUNITY. SHE IS EXCITED TO SEE HER STUDENTS GROW!nalad

OLIVIA MAGGI ATTENDS UCSB WHERE SHE IS COMPLETING HER BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN DANCE. SHE IS FROM PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, WHERE SHE STARTED DANCING AT AGE THREE. SHE GREW UP TRAINING IN MANY STYLES INCLUDING BALLET, POINTE, JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, TAP AND HIP-HOP. OLIVIA IS HONORED TO WORK FOR EDN! SHE'S FEELS THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO SPREAD HER KNOWLEDGE OF DANCE AND ALL THE GREAT QUALITIES THAT COME WITH IT TO THE KIDS IN THE COMMUNITY. SHE IS EXCITED TO SEE HER STUDENTS GROW!nalad

KELLI FORMAN IS A DANCE INSTRUCTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER, YOGA INSTRUCTOR, CA CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST, TEEN MEDITATION GROUP LEADER, AND THE NATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR EVERYBODY DANCE NOW!. KELLI BEGAN DANCING AT THE AGE OF FOUR, ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS ON A FULL DANCE SCHOLARSHIP, AND LATER MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY AND LOS ANGELES, WHERE SHE WORKED WITH CHOREOGRAPHERS SUCH AS BRIAN FRIEDMAN, HI HAT, KENNY ORTEGA, FATIMA ROBINSON, AND TRAVIS PAYNE (MICHAEL JACKSON'S CHOREOGRAPHER). SHE DANCED ON SHOWS SUCH AS X-FACTOR, DANCING WITH THE STARS, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, AND GLEE. KELLI JOINED THE EDN! TEAM THREE YEARS AGO AS THE NATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND SANTA BARBARA CHAPTER DIRECTOR AND CONTINUES HER PASSION OF TEACHING, CHOREOGRAPHY, AND NON-PROFIT WORK. 

KELLI FORMAN IS A DANCE INSTRUCTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER, YOGA INSTRUCTOR, CA CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST, TEEN MEDITATION GROUP LEADER, AND THE NATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR EVERYBODY DANCE NOW!. KELLI BEGAN DANCING AT THE AGE OF FOUR, ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS ON A FULL DANCE SCHOLARSHIP, AND LATER MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY AND LOS ANGELES, WHERE SHE WORKED WITH CHOREOGRAPHERS SUCH AS BRIAN FRIEDMAN, HI HAT, KENNY ORTEGA, FATIMA ROBINSON, AND TRAVIS PAYNE (MICHAEL JACKSON'S CHOREOGRAPHER). SHE DANCED ON SHOWS SUCH AS X-FACTOR, DANCING WITH THE STARS, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, AND GLEE. KELLI JOINED THE EDN! TEAM THREE YEARS AGO AS THE NATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND SANTA BARBARA CHAPTER DIRECTOR AND CONTINUES HER PASSION OF TEACHING, CHOREOGRAPHY, AND NON-PROFIT WORK. 

JONATHAN YAN (GENE) HAS BEEN DANCING SINCE THE SUMMER OF 2011, AND SPECIALIZES IN BREAKING. HE STUDIES ECONOMICS AT UCSB WHERE HE IS ALSO A PART OF THE BREAKING CLUB, UCSBREAKIN'. JONATHAN'S GOAL FOR DANCE WHILE IN COLLEGE IS TO FURTHER ADVANCE THE SANTA BARBARA DANCE SCENE IN ANY WAY THAT HE CAN, AND TO OVERALL BECOME THE BEST DANCER HE CAN BE. THIS IS HIS FIRST YEAR WITH EDN!SB, BUT HE HAS PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCE. JONATHAN IS LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING A PART OF THE EDN!SB FAMILY!

JONATHAN YAN (GENE) HAS BEEN DANCING SINCE THE SUMMER OF 2011, AND SPECIALIZES IN BREAKING. HE STUDIES ECONOMICS AT UCSB WHERE HE IS ALSO A PART OF THE BREAKING CLUB, UCSBREAKIN'. JONATHAN'S GOAL FOR DANCE WHILE IN COLLEGE IS TO FURTHER ADVANCE THE SANTA BARBARA DANCE SCENE IN ANY WAY THAT HE CAN, AND TO OVERALL BECOME THE BEST DANCER HE CAN BE. THIS IS HIS FIRST YEAR WITH EDN!SB, BUT HE HAS PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCE. JONATHAN IS LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING A PART OF THE EDN!SB FAMILY!

VICKY INOYO IS AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AT UCSB STUDYING POLITICAL SCIENCE, ORIGINALLY FROM ONTARIO, CA. IN ADDITION TO WORKING FOR EVERYBODY DANCE NOW, VICKY IS A MEMBER OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY AND DANCES ON URBAN DANCE COMPANY. OVERALL, VICKY ENJOYS DANCING, TRAVELING AND GIVING BACK TO HER COMMUNITY. SHE HAS BEEN DANCING FOR SEVEN YEARS AND IS VERY EXCITED FOR THIS UPCOMING YEAR. 

VICKY INOYO IS AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AT UCSB STUDYING POLITICAL SCIENCE, ORIGINALLY FROM ONTARIO, CA. IN ADDITION TO WORKING FOR EVERYBODY DANCE NOW, VICKY IS A MEMBER OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY AND DANCES ON URBAN DANCE COMPANY. OVERALL, VICKY ENJOYS DANCING, TRAVELING AND GIVING BACK TO HER COMMUNITY. SHE HAS BEEN DANCING FOR SEVEN YEARS AND IS VERY EXCITED FOR THIS UPCOMING YEAR. 

MOIRA SAXENA BEGAN DANCING AT THE AGE OF SIX WHERE SHE LEARNED BALLET, JAZZ, AND LYRICAL. LATER SHE STUDIED HIP HOP, MODERN, AND TAP. SHE IS CURRENTLY A THIRD YEAR DANCE MAJOR AT UCSB. THIS IS HER FIRST YEAR WITH EDN; SHE LOOKS FORWARD TO SHARING THE POSITIVE EXPERIENCES THAT COME WITH DANCING WITH HER NEW STUDENTS AND CO-WORKERS. 

MOIRA SAXENA BEGAN DANCING AT THE AGE OF SIX WHERE SHE LEARNED BALLET, JAZZ, AND LYRICAL. LATER SHE STUDIED HIP HOP, MODERN, AND TAP. SHE IS CURRENTLY A THIRD YEAR DANCE MAJOR AT UCSB. THIS IS HER FIRST YEAR WITH EDN; SHE LOOKS FORWARD TO SHARING THE POSITIVE EXPERIENCES THAT COME WITH DANCING WITH HER NEW STUDENTS AND CO-WORKERS.