Ms. Gia has been teaching performing arts in public schools in and around the foothills for over 10 years. As a dance educator, she is committed to bringing quality dance instruction directly to your child in an environment where they can learn to express themselves through the art of dance. Ms. Gia has developed her own curriculum based off her years and experience in dance education. Each child will receive the attention and guidance they need in order to develop their skills necessary to become a confident dancer. During their time in class, children can expect to focus on technique, artistry, fitness, and discipline, all in an engaging way called FUN!


Shyla Greve

We are thrilled to officially announce that Shyla Greve will be joining our staff as our lower level Ballet instructor. With over 10 years of dance training and two years as a teacher's assistant, she is excited to step into this role! Ms. Shyla will be stepping in as lead teacher for KinderBallet & Ballet I while Ms. Gia acts as her assistant and then swapping rolls for Ballet II/III. Currently a member of Mira Loma Dance Company, as well as Capitol Ballet Company and former member of ZDC, Shyla is looking forward to passing on her knowledge to our tiny dancers!


Julia Schoenwandt

Julia has been a working choreographer and dance instructor for the past 6 years for companies such a Music & More Arts Academy, Come Dance With Me Studios, New Castle Elementary, and now Zugzwang Studios. During her time with Music & More she choreographed and Assistant Directed Joesph and the Technicolor Dream Coat and The Producers. She loves teaching dance to young students and is excited to share her gifts with the children of CMP-Orangevale.