Director: Arielle Gates
Arielle began her dance training at the age of 6 at a local Southern California dance studio. Throughout her dance career, she has studied in the styles of jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet, and hip hop.
Arielle earned her BA in Dance at California State University, Long Beach where she studied jazz, ballet, and modern under various professional dancers and choreographers. While studying at CSULB, Arielle performed, as well as choreographed, for various dance concerts. She also performed and competed with the nationally ranked Long Beach State Dance Team for three years. In 2010 Arielle was selected to perform with the Black Eyed Peas at the Kids Choice Awards. After graduating, Arielle was a member of the Pace Elite All Star International Competition Team, with whom she is a two time Dance World Champion.
Before teaching high school dance, Arielle taught and choreographed for numerous dance studios and high school dance teams in Southern California. She has also judged for multiple dance competitions both nationally and internationally. Over the past eight years Arielle has been teaching dance in the classroom, as well as coaching at the high school level.
It is important to her to not only teach her students the art form, but to help them grow into hard working, independent, and creative adults. She looks forward to sharing her passion and love for dance with her students at Troy!
2200 E. Dorothy Lane
Fullerton, CA 92831
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