Bowen-Hayes School of the Arts -                                                        Est. 2006
INSTRUCTORS
 
Our instructors are some of the most talented in the industry! It is our absolute pleasure to teach what we have learned throughout our many years of training....Please allow us to introduce ourselves.....
 
 
Jamie Azpeitia-Sachs, Artistic Director/Founder
Jamie Azpeitia-Sachs, Artistic Director/Founder
Jamie began her training in theater, ballet, and jazz at the age of 3. Having been trained by; Rosalie & Arthur Woodson, Marie De La Palme, Evette Demarco-Swinson, Diane Amendt, Julio Padilla, Gavin Navarro ,Gina Marume, Diamond Bar Fine Arts Academy, Inland Dance Academy, Claremont Children’s Theater, Sheila Jones, Juan Uribe, and Denise Donovan, and attended Chaminade University of Honolulu to study Dance, Pilates, Physical Therapy & Kinesiology, Jamie is well trained in dance, as well as injury prevention. “Annie”, “Grease”, “Mary Poppins”, “Guys & Dolls”, “Chicago”, “Swan Lake”, “The Nutcracker”, “The Secret Garden”, “The Glory of Easter” are just a few of the productions she has appeared in. At the age of 17, she assisted choreography on 3 world tours for "Next", "Jordan Knight", & "Britney Spears". Jamie has run the Ballet Summer Intensive program for Bowen Hayes School of The Arts since 2007 where several of her students went on to dance with The Los Angeles Ballet, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, cast member of the critically acclaimed “Twist”, The Nutcracker, and child soloist for “The Glory of Christmas“. Her choreography has been requested to appear in numerous productions, including Mayor Patrick Morris’ Operation Phoenix. Jamie has taught in such areas as the Bangor Washington Navel Base, Ballet Mistress for Kristi's Forever Dancin in Riverside, City of Riverside School of the Arts Ballet Mistress, The Marume School of The Arts in Aiea Hawaii, FTP in Moreno Valley, and in The Riverside Unified School District’s Enrichment program. In addition to choreographing, and dancing, she has received numerous VIP invitations to appear at the Breast Cancer Research Foundations’ charity events, for outstanding efforts in helping to find a cure with the fundraising event “Dancing for a Cure” 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010. She was nominated in 2008 as one of San Bernardino County’s Distinguished Women of the Year, & honored by the City of Grand Terrace in January 2012 for her scholarship program, fundraising, and contributions to the performing arts. In February 2012, she was a recipient of Assemblyman Mike Morrell, and the Inland Empire Magazine “Unforgettable Hearts” awards. Jamie has danced with the California Riverside Ballet, Hawaii State Ballet, Inland Dance Theater, Inland Empire Contemporary Ballet, and San Gorgonio Ballet. Most recently, Ballet Mistress, and Pilates instructor Kathryn Scarano issued an exclusive invitation to train in Pilates in closed session at her Riverside studio, Plexis Pilates. Jamie is an active student with the highly acclaimed TVI Actors Studio, the official Choreographer for the Miss Greater Inland Empire & Miss Greater Inland Empire's Outstanding teen pageant. In addition to studying Physical Therapy, Kinesiology, and Sports & Holistic Medicine for over 15 years, Jamie also holds a California VAPA Credential.
Maria Palencia-Quiroa Princess Ballet & Ballet
Maria has trained in various forms of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, and lyrical for over 15 years. Studying under the direction of; Nicole Atlas-Robinson, Jamie Azpeitia-Sachs, Ron Cocking, Denise Donovan, Jeanne Samuels- Davis, Anthony Loa, Carole Lynne, Arian Ramos, Rosa Rodriguez, and Nancy Sample. Most recently, Maria trained under Jamie Azpeitia-Sachs as an understudy with the Inland Empire Contemporary Ballet, and was immediately offered a full time company position for the following season. Since joining IECB, Maria is excited to teach with the City of Riverside School of the Arts as well as Bowen-Hayes School of the Arts.
Maria Palencia-Quiroa Princess Ballet & Ballet
Debra "Debbie" Kaye, Tap, Jazz, Ballet
Debra "Debbie" Kaye, Tap, Jazz, Ballet
Debra Kaye owned & operated her own successful studio for over 30 years here in Riverside. She has taught Master Classes at UCI, Debbie Reynolds Studios, DIA, and DMA. She assisted Gus Giordano, Paul DeRolf, Jim Taylor amongst others in Master classes and seminars. Debra has also choreographed several popular musicals. She belongs to several major dance associations including the Cecchetti Council of America. With a strong background in ballet, she is able to give our students the discipline and drive to further their technique with the benefits of ballet training. She is stern yet caring and helps every student grow within their dancing ability.
Angie J. Lopez, Dance Team Director
Angie Lopez has been Dancing since she was 2 years old, teaching & choreographing sinnce the age of 14, and trained by some of the world’s best instructors; Debra Kaye, Kalvin Latimere, Jackie Sleight, Michael Rooney, Joe Tremaine, Dante Seven, Eddie Garcia, Jo Quinones, Gloria Otero, Terry Best, Dante Seven, and Yanis Marshall just to name a few. She was born in raised in Riverside, CA and Graduated from Riverside Poly High School. She has won numerous choreography awards, as well as best costume, and an undeniable amount of special judge’s awards. She won Entertainment of the year with her award winning Contemporary piece in 2015. She has also been the choreographer for Riversides Ghost Walk since 2010, and a Choreographer/instructor for the Janet Goeske foundation’s Dancing with the stars I.E’s edition since 2007. Angie specializes in styles such as; Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Tap, Ballet, Salsa, Cha Cha, Clogging, and Cheer. She is the director/founder of the salsa dance company Danzanna Productions. She is a well-known Choreographer and Instructor in the Inland Empire. Angie takes her craft seriously, with passion, and love for all!
Angie J. Lopez, Dance Team Director
Morgan Davison, Ballet & Contemporary
Morgan Davison, Ballet & Contemporary
Morgan has trained at Riverside Ballet Arts, Ballet Pacifica, University of Utah’s Department of Ballet (with its resident student company, Utah Ballet), and the Lou Conte Dance Studio in Chicago. She supplemented her training with summer intensives including Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, School of American Ballet, Ballet West, and the Lar Lubovitch Summer Intensive. Her teachers include Amanda McKerrow, Evelyn CisnerosLegate, Conrad Ludlow, Claire Bataille, John Gardner and Glenda Carhart. Morgan began her professional career at 17 years old with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet.. She went on to join Nashville Ballet’s second company, regularly performing with the main company. She then danced for Madison Ballet in Wisconsin. Since returning to Southern California, Morgan has danced with Kenneth Walker Dance Project and is currently dancing with Intersect Dance Theatre.
Danielle Willis, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical
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Danielle Willis, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical
Summer Betancourt, Lyrical, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet
Summer Betancourt, Lyrical, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet
Summer began training when she was 10 years old at California Dance in; ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, modern, and lyrical. She has also attended Dance Dimensions & Dello's Dance where her training continued! Today, Summer attends California Baptist University where she studies Theatre and choreographed dances for the Theatre Department such as; 1940s Radio Hour, Comedy of Errors, Peter and the Starcatcher.
Sydney Azpeitia, Apprentice
Sydney began training in ballet at the age of 4 at Inland Dance Academy with Giselle Demarco. Sydney began training in tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, swing, salsa, contemporary, and Musical Theater by the age of 6 with Bowen-Hayes School of the Arts. Since then, Sydney has trained with Julio Padilla, Jamie Azpeitia-Sachs, Debra Kaye, Anthony Jackson, & Juan Uribe on a regular basis. Sydney has attended ballet summer intensives with Inland Pacific Ballet, Inland Dance Academy, Corona Dance Academy, Maple Conservator, Inland Empire Contemporary Ballet, & the Long Beach Ballet. Sydney has been accepted into the San Francisco Ballet, The Rock Center for Dance, Long Beach Ballet, the Kirov, and has taken workshops with; Tommy Miller, Jerry Kokich, Anton Labushagne, Charmaine Hunter, Kelly Lameroux, Evette Demarco-Swinson, & Eliezer Rubello, and the Portland Ballet. Sydney has appeared in IDT's the Nutcracker, and California Riverside Ballet's the Nutcracker under the direction of Mario Nugara. In 2015, Sydney was an inductee into the Riverside Thespian Association, and was named one of Riverside's most remarkable teens for 2015 by the Riverside Youth Council & the Riverside Police Department. As an Apprentice, she is well varsed in all forms of the performing arts, and co-captain of Bowen-Hayes School of the Arts Dance Team.
Sydney Azpeitia, Apprentice
Teangelo Bell, Hip Hop Workshop
Teangelo Bell, Hip Hop Workshop
Teangelo Began dancing at a young age & went on to train with: Debbie Allen, Jamie Azpeitia-Sachs, Ailey, teach with Bowen-Hayes School of the Arts, Feel the Pressure, and has been honored with numerous excellence in talent awards! Tea as everyone calls him, is now a new media correspondent, internet radio host, and choreographer whose talents and works have been seen on entertainment's global stage. Teangelo began exploring the world of new media hosting when he realized he not only captivated audiences through the art of dance but also through his genius of story telling, commanding personality, crazy, yet fun antics and infectious positive energy. With EOTM Media Teangelo has covered several high profile events including the 42nd NAACP Image Awards Nominee Announcements, 42nd NAAPC Image Awards Luncheon and Gala, the red carpet pre show of the 83rd Academy Awards, The Black College Expo, and one on one interviews with the players of the Harlem Globetrotters, just to name a few. Through Teangelo'’s high energy and infectious personality, while in Time Square his talents were discovered by the producers of the leading voice over conference and competition, That's Voiceover. Teangelo went on to become the first roving reporter for the live event. Teangelo's celebrity profiles and interviews include Tia and Tamera Mowry, Sanaa Lathan, Kimberly Elise, Affion Crockett, Marvin Sapp, Marla Gibbs, T.C. Carson, Rudy Gaskins, Joan Baker, Nita Whittaker LaFontaine, Dawn Lewis, Michael Reel, Kel Mitchell, Lil Zane and many many more. With Teangelo's confidence and refreshing spirit, commanding an interview and gaining insightful information comes natural and with ease. Currently Teangelo is reaching the masses through his weekly internet radio talk show, The Kick it Spot, on www.EOTMradio.com. Also in development is Tea Time, a video blog - all while covering and attending some of Los Angeles’ premier and influential events. Teangelo remains diligent and determined, while in pursuit of obtaining his goal of becoming a sought after media personality...Tea is honored to return to Bowen-Hayes School of the Arts!
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