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Terry Wong McDonnell

Ms. Terry Wong-McDonnell, a Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher (RAD RTS), and Associate of RAD (ARAD) welcome you to Poise Ballet. (Moved to USA in 2009).

Teacher Terry, is a British National from London, England. After 9 years full time training with RAD Examiners, Ms. June Mitchell and Ms. Joan O'Hara in RAD London, and Mr. Raul Sauz, RAD Philippines Examiner. As well as Ms. Perry Sevidal, former artist of ballet company, Ballet Philippines. Terry gained her RAD qualifications not only as a professional level dancer as well as a professional teacher. (As a Certified RAD classical ballet teacher, Terry is qualified to teach your children in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.)

Terry has been dancing a variety of dance: Ballet, Flamenco, Tap and Jazz for more than 20 years. Nine years training with Ms. Joan Gibbs of the UK, Terry was awarded Gold Medal for Adult popular Tap by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D.), London – England.

DANIEL ARIZMENDI, Assistant Artistic Director / Contemporary

An international martial arts champion, Daniel began his vocational ballet training with a full scholarship at Redding Ballet Academie in their Pre-Professional program, and he also was privately coached by Natasha Morken.

For over six years, he was a principal dancer with Redding City Ballet as well as a resident choreographer for both the company and the school.

He also founded Belariz Ballet School, is the former Owner/Director of The Dance Zone Studio, is a senior member of the world renowned indigenous dance company Dancing Earth, was a founding member of Artesan Dance Company, and has worked with various companies throughout the world.

As an indigenous choreographer and teacher, he creates original works and teaches master classes for dance companies, schools, and universities.

Office Manager (To Be Announced), PR producers, accountant, Dance Teacher Assistant Apprentice

STEPHEN MELLO

Professional Pianist working with Poise Ballet for 4 years.
Oakland Ballet, Alonzo King Ballet