C. Tyson Garner discovered his passion for the arts at the age of 18. He was a member of the infamous song and dance group "The Young Americans" which launched him into his career. Tyson received a scholarship to Tremaine Dance Center in North Hollywood and continued his training at Orange Coast College, Jimmie DeFore Dance Center, and the Edge. He has an energetic performing style that can be seen in every aspect of the entertainment industry. From the stage to television, from Broadway to the classroom, his unique choreography, and passion for teaching has made him a sought after dance instructor. Tyson has performed on a number of television shows including Mad TV, Family Matters, The Parker's and The Rosie O'Donnell Show. His stage credits include the European Tour of Grease, and most notably the Broadway Cast of Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA. Tyson also appeared in the major motion picture Marci X. Tyson is excited to share his love and passion of the arts with students of all ages. Together with his wife, Genevieve, they are the proud owners of Dance Dynamics, Rancho Santa Margarita's Premier Commercial Dance Studio.
Genevieve Garner holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising from Chapman University. Genevieve started dancing at the age of two, studying ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics at Georgia's School of Dance. She has studied with some of the industries finest instructors including Georgia Copeland, Currie Pederson, Sue Gilson, and Linda-Sohl Donnell. As an adult Genevieve continued her training taking class at Jimmie Defore Dance Center, The Edge, and Tremaine's. Her professional career has taken her around the world. Genevieve has worked for Royal Caribbean and Holland America Cruise Lines, performed as a member of the award winning show Tap Girls, danced for the Jerry Lewis Telethon, Cisco Systems, Disney, and for the National Tap Dance Day in Philadelphia. As a teacher, Genevieve's choreography and students have won over 50 national awards including, most entertaining, best showmanship, and national champions. She is thrilled to offer her talents, dedication and passion with the students of Dance Dynamics. Tyson and Genevieve are the proud parents of Justin and Miles.
Desiree began her exciting dance journey at the age of 3. She trained with the award winning studio Dancer's Edge in the Central Valley under the instruction of Rebekah Meinert whose guidance and support sculpted Desiree into the dancer she is today. Her passion for dance grew tremendously as she showed potential at an early age in her childhood. Desiree's outgoing and freeing personality shows through her dancing. As an accomplished technician, Desiree mixed the style and fun of jazz with a clear understanding of a strong ballet base. As a role model for her students, Desiree provides a fun atmosphere with a disciplined focus in strength training and conditioning. Desiree has competed in the dance world for 12 years. As a competitive dancer she received many top overall awards and was awarded as Miss Primetime. After she graduated high school she signed with Clear Talent Group to follow her dreams of becoming a professional dancer. She was recently cast as a feature performer on Hulu's East Los High and casted into Erik Saradpon's annual Platform showcase. Desiree has worked with many outstanding choreographers such as Keri Le Grand, Donna Shepherd, Brigid Lohoff, Shannon Mather, So You Think You Can Dance season 8's Jordan Casanova, and So You Think Can Dance season 7's Ashley Galvan. Throughout her journey she has grown to love being a teacher enabling her to share her passion through movement, creativity, and love. Desiree is excited to share her technique and style with the students of Dance Dynamics.
Shawn Vitale may have starting dancing later than most professionals, but that hasn’t stopped her yet. She credits Jimmie DeFore Dance Center for her divine training and diversity. As she embarked on her dance career, Hip Hop was the style that gave her the most trouble. To this day she’s not sure how it happened but one day it just “clicked”. Fast-forward 5 years and she has excelled in this genre. She teaches at multiple dance studios in south Orange County and also has the privilege of working with several high schools in the area including Edison and Polytechnic in Long Beach. Not only a brilliant choreographer, Shawn has lit up the stage with artists such as Deborah Cox, Apoetnomadali and MO’AT, just to name a few. She recently appeared in the yet to be released third installment of Harold and Kumar. Currently she is dancing with Dulce burlesque group. Shawn is thankful to be able to make a living doing the one thing she loves the most.
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C. Tyson Garner
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Natalie Jameson was born and raised in Orange County, CA. She loved competing as a child and danced with multiple teams including Power Pak, Team Rave, and All Stars. She attended Orange County High School of the Arts (OCSA) in the Commercial Dance Department where, in 2006, she was recognized as “Outstanding Lyrical Dancer of the Year”. Natalie continued her training, majoring in dance at Orange Coast College and at Chapman University. She has been choreographing competition routines at various studios in Orange County since 2007. Natalie was the Managing Director of the competitive program at Pacific Coast Academy of Dance in 2014-2016. In 2014 and 2015, she choreographed for “Dancerpalooza”. In 2016, she choreographed for San Juan Hills High School show 'Choreographer’s Ball'. She is also an official judge for Move Productions. Natalie’s latest venture is starting her own dance company, Jameson & Company and teaching at Dance Dynamics.
Ms. Kristine Houston has been teaching classical ballet for over 19 years. Her students are chosen regularly to train at summer and year round programs by companies including The School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, ABT, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Kaatsbaan, and The Jose Manuel Carreno International Summer Intensive to name a few. Additionally, Ms. Houston’s students have received recognition in the form of scholarships and professional offers and positions by major ballet and modern companies. Her students have gone on to receive scholarships to top colleges and have been placed in top positions at the prestigious Youth American Grand Prix Competition..
Before she began teaching, Mrs. Houston performed principal and soloist roles in ballets such as La Bayadere, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, La Vivandiere, Spartacus, The Firebird, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty, and Corazones de Espana, among others. During her training, Kristine was selected to receive the Elly Cameron Scholarship and was also given a special technical award while training at the Orange County High School of the Arts.
Jack Taylor began dancing at the Colburn School of the Arts in Los Angeles when he was nine years old. Acclaimed tap dancer Alfred Desio quickly saw Jack’s potential and made him his protégé. As Jack moved into his teen years, he found the Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA), where he trained in a variety of different dance styles. Ms. Allen encourages her students to be "triple threats,” which led Jack to train as an actor and singer, as well as a dancer. His performance credits include stage work (Debbie Allen's Musicals, Dreams and Dancing in the Wings) and television (That's So Raven, and a recurring role in Hannah Montana as Dandruff Danny). Jack especially enjoyed tapping on the finale of So You Think You Can Dance. Jack attended Orange County High School Of the Arts (OCHSA), where he majored in Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance. Through OCHSA he met Parris Mann and Rashida Khan who he is currently working with in the tap show Here’s II Lyfe. Jack is now a teacher at Elevation Studios and Dance Dynamics and is attending Cal State Long Beach as a dance major.
Richard Elszy began his formal dance training at the University of California, Irvine, where he studied under Donald McKayle and David Allen. He has since trained in Chicago at the Ruth Page Center with Larry Long, in Philadelphia with the Philadanco Dance Company, and in Los Angeles with Paul Morgan. Richard has been a teacher in the Paula Morgan Technique for 7 years, and is one of a few teachers accredited to instruct her syllabus. As a personal teaching assistant, he has traveled with Paula Morgan throughout Europe, America and Canada; he can also be seen in all of her Technical DVDs. Richard has danced professionally in numerous dance companies including Chicago Arts Project and Civic Ballet of Chicago. Richard’s TV and stage credits include the Tokyo Disney Sea, Regis & Kelly Live, Dance Flick and Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular. He has choreographed for several dance programs including UCLA, USA (United Spirit Assoc.), Silverlake Contemporary Ballet and Dancer’s Edge. Currently Richard works as the director of technique at Adage Dance Center where he has also won several FDC titles and accreditations; including the 2011 Rainbow Elite Video of the Year for “Step Sisters” and the Best Novelty/Character Musical Theater 2012 KARTV nomination for “500 Miles”.
Michael Houston received his first 10 years of daily from former principle dancers of Houston Ballet and San Antonio Ballet. Michael has supplemented his classical education with private training and workshops from world renowned ballet masters and principle dancers from Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi, Kirov, and Joffrey Ballet. As principle dancer with Ballet Repertory Theatre, Michael’s stage performances include: Grand Pas de Deux’s from Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, Flower Festival, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Black Swan, Grand Pas Classique, Satanella, and Esmeralda, among others. Full length Ballet Lead roles include Coppelia, La Bayadere, Paquita, Les Sylphides, Violin Concerto, and Nutcracker. Mr. Houston has a professional Ballroom/Latin background as well with competition and performance experience nationally and internationally. During Mr. Houston’s tenure as owner/director of Orange County Dance Center (OCDC) from 1994-2012 and PCCA to date, students received professional contracts to Pacific Northwest Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Ballet Pacifica, American Repertory Ballet , Dayton Ballet, Complexions, Cirque de Soleil, and most recently Alvin Ailey. Michael’s students have received countless scholarships to the most prestigious ballet programs nationwide including ABT Jacqueline Onassis School, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, The Rock School, New York City Ballet, Kirov Academy, Jeffrey New York and Julliard, including many year round trainee scholarships. His students have consistently received high placing honors in solo, pas de deux and ensemble categories at Youth America Grand Prix over the past decade, including special awards for technical excellence, and scholarships. Michael is thrilled to be the ballet director at Dance Dynamics