Pamela Orenstein grew up in South Africa, a third generation performing dancer. From ages 4 to 19 she studied ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance, earning her Cecchetti Ballet Certification. After several years teaching in South Africa, Pamela emigrated to Los Angeles in 1979 and worked in the music industry, specializing in Artist Relations, Promotions and Live Events. She returned to dance in 1996 and has owned her own studio since 2003. It has been an incredible journey so far and a privilege watching our dancers become the best versions of themselves; gaining the confidence and work ethic to take them into all aspects of their daily lives. The most powerful form of communicating is exploring social issues and life issues through dance. Pamela looks forward to sharing the many opportunities DDPAC has to offer!
Kelly is DDPAC’s studio manager, company director and teacher! We can’t imagine DDPAC without her SPARKLE! Kelly is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and started dancing at a very young age. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in April 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and was awarded The Dance Department Outstanding Student Award. There she had the opportunity to train with master educators from Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. In 2012 she moved to Los Angeles and has garnered credits in multiple outlets. She has had the privilege to perform with Flash Mob America in corporate events for California Pizza Kitchen and Johnson and Johnson. Kelly has danced in music videos for Passenger, Cher Lloyd and Nina Paolicelli. Her commercial credits include Sensa and ROCK THE DOTS campaign for Disney. She was a principal dancer in the television movie “Dear Dumb Diary.” She joined our dance family in 2012.
A native of Seattle, Alex is a Professional Choreographer, Director, Master Teacher and Performer. She has choreographed for clients & companies such as Nike,NFL, Audi, Genentech, Thunderhead.com, Tarbell Realtors, and The Young Americans; She has also contributed choreography to Knott’s Berry Farm (figure skating shows), the opening production for America’s Got Talent (NBC) and Alex was a Jazz coach to Karina Smirnoff & Apollo Ohno on Dancing With The Stars (ABC). Her performance credits include: Wipeout (ABC), Nike, Toyota, Tarbell Realty, CabiClothing, Genentech, Thunderhead.com, and as a company member of Interweave Dance Theatre, Doug Caldwell & Friends and The Young Americans. Teaching classes to hundreds of students at one time is one of her favorite ways to share, connect, educate & motivate young people from all over the world and she has been doing just this since 1999 as a faculty member to multiple international dance conventions including Dance Makers Inc, Velocity Dance Convention, Bella Moxi Dance Convention, Dance Excellence and Young Americans International Outreach Tours. She has joined the faculties of the esteemed Joffrey Ballet School & The Institute of Musical Theatre in NYC for summer intensives.
Alex is also the co-founder of The Feedback Experience, a dance workshop taught to 100% live music, where in all kinds of performance and non-performance artists are welcome to join and make their art during the live music jam/dance class. She has also taught & choreographed in the collegiate setting at AMDA Los Angeles, Cornish College of the Arts, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine University & The Young Americans College of the Arts.
As the Founder/Director of Escape Artists, a theatrical contemporary dance company, Alex premiered Anonymous which marked their first immersive and full-length theatrical production. Since, her piece “7 Chairs” has been workshopped & performed numerous times around Southern California, including performances for, and produced by Breaking The Chains Foundation. Projects which bring attention, awareness & conversation to societal issues hold an important piece in Alex’s mission as an artist. This is why Alex feels incredibly honored to have a seat on the Board of Breaking The Chains Foundation. Alex battled all forms of the Eating Disorder illness for 20 years before committing to a life of recovery, which she continues practicing everyday.
Alexander Pasker was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, where he studied with Brenda Paulsen. Since then, he has studied many genres of dance making him a well-rounded performer and teacher. Later, Alexander decided to further his dance training, by receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Performance and Choreography at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. After graduation, Alexander moved to Chicago and became a member of the tap dance company, Chicago Tap Theatre. Throughout his time in Chicago, Alexander performed and trained with Mark Yonally and Kirsten Uttich, refining and solidifying his tap dance technique. With his recent move to Los Angeles, Alexander is expanding his dance palette, by performing and training in the commercial dance industry. Most recently, Alexander has contributed choreography to a CW Special (a Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute) working under Anthony “Kanec” Carr, and through his mentorship, Alexander has also contributed choreography to routines for performers such as Taye Diggs, Eric Bellinger, and Neyo.
ALEXANDRA HULME has been a choreographer, performer and artist since the beginning. Creating her own shows and performing since the age of 3, her career has led her to work in both American and International films, on stage, and on TV. Alexandra’s wide ranging talent and experience in front of and behind the camera has made her a sought after creative in the Entertainment Industry. She’s been known to wear many hats: producer, director, host, choreographer, actress, dancer, writer, editor, artist.
Alexandra’s TV credits include: GIRLS, GLEE, The Blacklist, SMASH, HBO's Video Synchronicity, Hit the Floor, and Vanity Fair.
Her film credits include: Automata, The Black Gloves, Annie, Kids Vs. Monsters, A Glimpse Inside the mind of Charles Swan III, (500) Days of Summer, GLEE: The 3D Concert Movie, and more. She won best female lead at the Bram Stoker International Film Festival for her work in the film“Lord of Tears.” She plays the lead role of ‘Destiny’ in Sundance/SXSW short films “Morgan M. Morgansens Date with Destiny” and “Morgan and Destiny’s Eleventeeth Date” opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum. Onstage: Alexandra had the unique opportunity to play “Julie Andrews” in the opening production of the Gypsy Awards choreographed by Michael Rooney. This past winter she performed in the winter run of Slava’s Snowshow in Paris, France. She has performed in live stage shows with Katy Perry, GLEE US/UK tour, the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, NYE at Radio City Music Hall, Harlow Gold, Blind Tiger, Rouge Cabaret, Big Willie’s Burlesque, The NBA Madness Tour and the NBA Finals. She worked alongside Josh Bergasse choreographing Broadway Bound Musicals in NYC, including GUYS & DOLLS at Carnegie Hall.
Her commercial clients include: Chevrolet, Ford, Schick, Chipotle, Sonic, Doritos, Chuck E. Cheese, Gamestop, Hairspray Live Promo, Monday Night Football, Mary Kay, and Benefit Cosmetics. She’s the lead in an At Home commercial out this Fall. Alexandra enjoys traveling to choreograph, teach and share her heart and experience with aspiring creators and performers. When not in the studio or on stage, Alexandra is working on creative projects of her own and has co-directed/choreographed/starred in short films Mariah’s Lollipop and The Nutcracked. A passionate painter of large works, Alexandra loves to explore the page as stage, and dreams of sharing her colors widely every place she visits. As a creator and entertainer, Alexandra aspires and inspires to create from the heart. She is based in Los Angeles, California and is currently focused on creating new work for film, television and stage. NOTABLE ARTISTS: KATY PERRY, JENNIFER HUDSON, CHANNING TATUM, LENA DUNHAM, DEBRA MESSING, JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, YOKO ONO, SEAN ONO LENNON, SLAVA POLUNIN, LEA MICHELE, DIANNA AGRON, DARREN CRISS, CHARLIE SHEEN, NATHAN LANE, MEGAN MULLALLY, BERNADETTE PETERS, CHRISTIAN BORLE, PATRICK WILSON, SIERRA BOGGESS, MEGAN HILTY, KATHARINE MCPHEE AND ANJELICA HUSTON.
Amy grew up in the Midwest and began her teaching career at the age of 13, and has taught full time for the past 19 years! She is an in-demand teacher for the little ones, specializing in Baby Ballet, Pre-Ballet, and Creative Dance classes. Ms Amy has been teaching at Dance Dimensions for 6 years.
Anthony Jackson, also known as AJTwerks, is a Dancer, Choreographer, Director, and Instructor from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is often seen paying tribute to his culture through movement, music and style. His recent works with producing, filming and editing for artists, brands, content creators and public figures has created some remarkable products and partnerships. Jackson currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and is signed to Go 2 Talent Agency. He attended Southeastern LA University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, 3 endowed scholarships from the University, and several honors and achievements upon graduating. Anthony continues to show his multifaceted talents within the entertainment industry & dance communities, proving that he's a force to be reckoned with.
Originally from Orange County CA, Ashley moved away from home at age 15 to receive her training at Oregon Ballet Theatre, The Washington School of Ballet, Miami City Ballet, The Rock School for Dance Education, and Pittsburgh Youth Ballet. She joins Dance Dimensions after retiring from a 6 year career as an company artist with Oregon Ballet Theatre. Since moving to Los Angles, she has been working with Karmagraphy, The LA Follies, and Media City Ballet. She is thrilled to be teaching at Dance Dimensions and cannot wait to share her knowledge with all the students!
Bella Silecchio began her training as a performer at her home dance studio in Simi Valley, CA up until she decided that she would attend the AMDA LA campus to become a more varied artist. She very much so values versatility and has gotten to experience a few different performance opportunities such as dancing for Demi Lovato, performing as Maria in AMDA's "East Side Story" production, and dancing and singing in two of AMDA's BFA musicals, "Ghost" and "Aida". She feels so blessed to have many opportunities presented to her through her agency Go2Talent and college, AMDA, which she has graduated from with her BFA in Performing Arts: Dance Theatre. Her greatest passion is to perform, and she thoroughly enjoys training and being able to teach others all of the knowledge she has been collecting and continues to collect over the years. She loves living her life and looks forward to performing for as long as she possibly can!
Bobby Amamizu is a graduate from Orange County High School of the Arts and holds a BFA in Dance Performance from UC Irvine. He has performed classical, Balanchine, and Forsythe ballet’s in his career. Currently he is represented by Movement Talent Agency in Los Angeles as a professional dancer.
Stage credits: Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis (original cast dir. Vincent Paterson), Freelusion, Valse Fantasie (Balanchine), Sleeping Beauty (Blue Bird), Le Corsaire (Ali), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), In The Middle Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe), Artifacts Suite (Forsythe) Who Cares? (Balanchine), Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away Roadshow, Choreographer’s Showcase (Nevada Ballet and Cirque du Soleil), Tokyo the Company (Tokyo Inouye), Unity LA (Tessandra Chavez), Commonality (Adam Parson), Loving The Silent Tears (original musical), International Ballet Festival of Miami, Laguna Dance Festival, National Choreographers Initiative. Film: Valley Girl “Like Totally A Musical”, Fame, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, Dear Dumb Diary. Television/Commercials: Ford, Lip Sync Battle, Sleigh Ride VR 360, Home Joy, Dancing with the Stars, Miss Universe, Strictly Come Dancing, Fiona Apple music video “Paper Bag,” Jerry Lewis Telethon. Industrials: L’Oreal, Mattel, and Morinda.
He has also judged and taught at conventions/companies/Studios including: Cirque du Soleil, The Houston Met, OCSA, Act 1 Talent Dance Competition, Tremaine Dance Conventions, LA Elite/Elite Dance Conventions, and West Coast dance Explosions. Bobby also assisted on projects such as: Kansas City Ballet (rehearsal assistant to Jodie Gates), Love on the Floor featuring Cheryl Burke and Takahashi Daisuke (rehearsal assistant to Tessandra Chavez), Carvana Commercial (Assistant Choreographer to Michael Rooney) and Jose Cuervo Commercial (Assistant Choreographer to Michael Rooney).
Caitlin Christine Curran grew up in Sarasota, FL.She started dancing at a young age and trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, and hip hop.Caitlin joined her dance studios competitive team and participated in dance competitions all over Florida and the US. Caitlin attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, where she got her BFA in jazz dance performance. While in Philly Caitlin was an intern for Ballet X, and a company member of the Michael Susten Dance Company. After graduation Caitlin moved to New York where she danced professionally and taught jazz, ballet, and contemporary. Caitlin continued to train in contemporary, hip hop, and heels while in NYC. Caitlin then signed to the Movement Talent Agency and moved to Los Angeles, CA where she now works as a commercial dancer. Caitlin loves mixing different styles with contemporary technique and shapes.
Jacoby Mosby grew up in the Liberty, MO, and danced at the Conservatory Of Dance Education under the direction of Phil Vitug. Coby is a talented all around dancer/choreographer, trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Swing, and his love, Hip Hop. Credits include a Budweiser Commercial (Super Bowl 2013), Bank Of The Ozarks Commercial, television show “Community” on NBC, co-star in new short film called “Silent Treatment,” the movie “Gangster Squad,” a TV show “Amway” in Hawaii, and the brand new #1 hit show in Las Vegas called “Raiding The Rock Vault.”
Connor grew up training in his home state of Michigan. He trained in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Acrobatics. He eventually continued on to further his training with a pre-professional Ballet and Modern program at an academy in northern Michigan. His senior year of high school, Connor traveled and assisted some of the industry's top teachers and choreographers. Since moving to Los Angeles, Connor has worked professionally on T.V. shows, music videos, and commercials. Credits include: Disney, twenty one pilots, The Orville, Capezio, and many more. Connor is thrilled to be teaching and sharing his love of the arts with children of all ages as he continues to pursue a professional career in the dance industry.
Growing up in Mount Airy, Maryland, Emily Rodriguez has been dancing for nearly 19 years. She danced competitively for 9 years, traveling to conventions, competitions, and elite intensives all across the east coast. Through her competitive years, Emily has had the opportunity to perform in shows such as Dancin Downtown at the Joyce Theatre in New York City, as well as Adrienne Canterna from Bad Boys of Dance, ‘Relief for Hurricane Sandy” Show. At the University of the Arts in Philadelphia as a dance major, she was able to expand her knowledge in dance within all styles including hip hop, modern, contemporary, ballet, aerial silks, tap, choreography, and improv. During a year at the University of the Arts, she danced with a professional contemporary company in DC called Deviated Theatre. From there, she moved to Los Angeles and completed 3 months in the Millennium Certificate Program. Now signed with Go 2 Talent Agency, Emily continues to pursue dance all over LA and has worked closely on projects with choreographers such as Martha Nichols, Donyelle Wilson, and more from So You Think You Can Dance. Emily also has been able to become closely involved with an injury prevention program for dancers in the LA area called Sugarfoot Therapy. She is excited to be able to share her knowledge with all of the Dance Dimensions dancers!