Amy Beltrami - Tap Director
Born into a "Dancing family ", Amy began her training here in the Bay Area at the age of three. Amy studied Ballet, Tap and Jazz for many years and later on focused on Tap and Jazz in her teens. Her Ballet training includes training at the former S.F Dance companies Dance Spectrum and The San Francisco conservatory of Ballet. She received her tap and jazz training from many highly talented teachers including Ann-Marie Garvin and Ann Barrett of the Dancers Synectics Group. She enjoyed the opportunity of taking Master Classes with such tap legends as Sam Weber and Steve Zee. Amy enjoyed performing professionally in several shows and industrials for major companies such as the Coca-Cola Corporation. She developed the Tap program into the competitive level it is today, winning top awards in competitions. She has been a member of the WSPA faculty since 1999.
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.
Angela Jacobs - Ballet ‘n 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.