Vanessa Byrne – Guest Contemporary & Jazz Instructor
Vanessa was born and raised in San Jose, CA. Her biggest influencers were Sonya Tayeh and Chris Jacobsen, they shaped her movement as well as her world when she entered their dance company at the age of 15. Over the years Vanessa has found her passion working with dancers to harness their personal strengths, both mentally and physically. She uses technique and movement to explore their individuality and challenge the way they look at themselves and the world around them. When they walk out of the classroom they not only have more of a sense of self but also accomplishment as a dancer.
Maddie Campisano – Guest Ballet and Contemporary Instructor
“My mission is to find all the possible ways to use dance to help nourish young and old minds and hearts alike. I will strive to use my knowledge of dance and creative movement to help better communities by exposing people to the beneficial, thriving qualities that dance naturally brings.”
Madeline Campisano is a graduate of the Alvin Ailey and Fordham University BFA program in New York City. She has performed in San Francisco, New York City, Houston, and San Diego in works by Katerina Wester, Hope Boykin, Nicholas Villeneuve, Kate Skarpetowska, Lara Segura, & John Malashock. She specializes in teaching Ballet, Graham-based Modern, Contemporary, and early childhood creative dance. Madeline is also furthering her passion of teaching & movement through her current, intensive STOTT Pilates certification training.
Madeline is also a New York-trained, professional dance photographer. Her portfolio includes The Martha Graham Dance Company, Abraham.In.Motion, The Alvin Ailey School, Ballet Hispánico, & Malashock Dance.
Audrey Eytchison – Guest Musical Theatre Instructor
Audrey was born and raised in San Diego and began dancing jazz and tap at the age of 12. Follow high school, she began dancing hip hop with Studio 429’s dance teams, Breakthrough and Reprise Production Team, where she trained under Tracy Seiler, Emmett Agapay, Keone & Mari Madrid and more. She received her AA in dance from Palomar College, studying music and dance theory, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, latin social, ballet, modern, tap, and choreography. From there, she transferred to University of California, Irvine, where she attended their New York Satellite Program and performed her first Off-Broadway musical. Throughout her career at UCI, she trained under Myrona DeLaney, Andrew Palermo, Dennis Castellano, Jenn Colella, Sheri Sanders, Ray Hesselink, Josh Bergasse, and many more, and graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Drama with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. Following graduation, Audrey began choreographing at LEGOLAND California Resort for their seasonal dance shows and was also choreographing and performing all over Southern California. She has been seen performing at Disneyland & California Adventure Resorts, LEGOLAND California, The Discovery Channel, NYC’s Playroom Theatre, Coronado Playhouse, Patio Playhouse, Sapphire Theatre Company, and many more. Audrey was never naturally talented when it came to dance or technique and hopes to show children that all dreams are possible if you have the courage and determination to pursue them. She truly believes that who are in this moment is enough! Specialties: Contemp-Hop, Hip-hop, Musical Theatre
Christina Fuschetto – Guest Lyrical and Ballet Instructor
Christina Fuschetto is a graduate of Pace University and holds a B.A. in Psychology and minor in dance. Her training includes attending on scholarship the Pre-Professional Program at Steps on Broadway in NYC. In the past she has had the opportunity to assist the Rockette Summer Intensive at Radio City, Intern at Broadway Dance Center, and workshop brand new shows for Holland America Cruise Lines. Recent credits include Dancing Queen, Christmas On Ice, Legends in Concert and Norwegian Cruise Lines. When Christina is not performing, she teaches all styles of dance, levels, and ages. She has won numerous choreography and special awards for contemporary, ballet, and musical theatre dances. Christina is also a Registered 200 hour yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and incorporates into her warm up how to build strength and safely stretch.
She has a passion for dance that she hopes to share with her students, while teaching them to execute proper technique and exposing them to new styles of dance.
Neha Jaitpal – Bollywood Master Trainer
Justin Viernes – Guest Contemporary Instructor
Justin Viernes has been entertaining audiences nationally and internationally since the age of five. Since starting his professional dance career at the age of 16, he has danced for Fusion Dance Company, Sound Dance Company, The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective, iMago Moves, The PGK Dance Project, Khamla Somphanh and Dancers, The Southern California Ballet, Compulsion Dance and Theater and various artists across the nation. Internationally her has performed in Kazakhstan and Belize as a US Cultural Envoy representing American Modern Dance, San Miguel de Allende and Buenos Aires to name a few. Justin is currently dancing and residing in Philadelphia and is also a senior company dancer for Malashock Dance Company, modern dance faculty at The California State Summmer School for the Arts program at CalArts University and is artistic director for brown paper bag dance co. Justin started as a resident instructor with Dance & Company back in 2009 when they opened and is thrilled to be back as a guest instructor when he is in town.