Reina Victoria - Ballet ‘n Tap & Ballet
Reina began her training at the age of three and joined WSPA in1993. As a member of the Performance Program she rose to the rank of principal dancer with leading roles in “Raymonda”, “Paquita”, “Cinderella”, “Don Quixote”, “La Bayadere”, Sleeping Beauty”, and danced the role of Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutctracker. In 1999, she was voted the most outstanding student of WSPA. In 2001, she received the highest score award at the American Dance Awards Regional and garnered top honors in North American Dance Championships the year after. In 2003, she was Senior Dancer of the Year for the American Dance Awards and qualified for the national finals of Youth American Grand Prix. Reina continues to be a principal dancer of the company and a valued member of the WSPA faculty while earning a bachelor’s degree from the San Francisco State University.
Brigette Guldbech - Ballet ‘n Tap & Tap
Brigette has been dancing since she was three years old. She joined WSPA in 1998 and trained in tap, jazz, ballet, modern, polynesian and musical theater. She made it to the company levels in all her dance disciplines where she participated in competition-level dance training. She has had the opportunity to compete in tap and jazz solos, as well as small groups in ballet, tap, and jazz over the years. From 2000-2006 she participated in WSPA annual Nutcracker performance where she played the roles of the Tapping Toy Solider, Spanish Maiden, Geranium and Chelsea’s Friends. She currently dances jazz and modern at SF Dance Center to keep up with dance training, and also at San Francisco State University where she plans to graduate in December 2012. In the Summer of 2008, she was one of the delegates who toured with WSPA on the island of Macau in China . She joined the teaching staff in 2003 teaching ballet & tap classes. She is a very dedicated and creative teacher for the ages 3-6, with her specialty on tap choreography. In 2011, she took on the Tap General School program where she was able to work with students up to the age of 14 in tap technique and choreography.
Katie Kerwin - Musical Theater & Ballet n' Tap
Katie earned a B.F. A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts CAP21 Conservatory. A veteran of over 15 years in vocal and dance instruction and a professional actress, Katie helps build success both in a group setting and a personalized training for those most avid about their techniques and performance styles. Katie’s teaching expertise is Vocal Technique & Performance, Tap (Broadway and Contemporary), Musical Theatre Performance, and Acting.
Katie’s career spawns from being a member of the artistic staff to Resident Choreographer at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre; as member of the cast of Tony Award-Winning production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas staging from San Francisco, Detroit and St. Paul She is a member of NATS (National Association of Teacher’s of Singing) and the International Tap Association, and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, the professional stage actor’s union.
Angela Jacobs - Ballet ' Tap & Tap
Angela began to dance at the age of three at the South San Francisco Recreation Center. At the age of six she continued her dance education at Schumacher’s School of Dance and then to WSPA’s Performance Program in 2000. Angela has garnered numerous high level competition awards at Showstoppers, Showbiz, International Dance Challenge, the California State Talent Competition and various other national talent competitions. She is a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Political Science. In 2010 Angela moved to London, England to complete a Masters in Business Administration in International Business. Upon her return to the Unites States, she now works in Operations for TaskRabbit and continues to teach dance. She finds great joy and happiness in teaching Ballet n' Tap as well as Tap to her many students.