We offer many entry level classes where your dancer can come just for fun! From 2 years old through adult, come with attitude to our hip hop class, or slip into your ballet shoes to learn poise and grace. Our younger classes are geared to explore what your new dancer likes best. Combination classes allow your little one to find their own rhythm, whether it be chasse in ballet, or movin’ and grovin’ in tumbling class. Join these classes at any time – we would love to share our passion for dance with you!
Dancers inC Staff
Ashley Jensen-Pierce is our main technique instructor. Trained in ballet, tap and jazz at top studios throughout California, she was a top competitor for 8 years in competition circuits all over the state. She was selected to represent our Country 4 years in a row by Universal Dance which toured through France, Australia, Hawaii and Mexico. Ashley has been a dance instructor for over 15 years, and she has owned Dancers inC since its conception in 2007. Dance is Ashley’s passion, and she is excited every day for the opportunity to share the beauty of dance with your children.
Lesandre Ayrey is a graduate of the Royal Ballet School (London), who was born in Australia and began ballet training at age five in Paris. Her training continued in Beverly Hills and New Zealand, where she won many dance competitions. She became a full scholarship pupil at the San Francisco Ballet School and went on to dance with both the S. F. Ballet Company and S. F. Opera Ballet. Her teachers include Maria Kedrina and Finis Jhung. A lifelong dance devotee, she has also studied, as well as teaches, the classical dance styles of India, Indonesia, China, and Japan, as well as Flamenco and Middle Eastern Dance. Her aim in teaching ballet to the students at Dancers inC is to instill in them not only love of dance, but qualities which they will need as they grow, such as patience, physical & mental discipline, self application, and concentration. Lesandre adores children and teaches from pre-ballet up to advanced levels including pointe.
Valerie Scott was a gymnast from age 5 through college. She competed in diving, gymnastics and trampoline and was also a fitness-oriented competitive bodybuilder. She holds a degree in Physical Education and has the record for pull-ups at Fresno State. She is also trained in tap. Valerie is a valuable asset to Dancers inC, and has been sharing her passion for gymnastics and tap with us for over 4 years.
Beckie DeMasters began dancing at the Ballet Conservatory of Saddleback Valley in Orange County when she was 4 years old. She received extensive training in ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern and pointe under Alan McCarter, Rosemary Mollak, Kim Olmos, Julie Binowitz, Barbra Bean and Lauren Schavitz. While dancing at the BCSV, she performed a Christmas special for the Mission Viejo Mall and the opening of the Mission Viejo Library. She also performed with the Ballet Conservatory for 2 consecutive years at the Orange County Performing Arts Center’s Imagination Celebration. At fifteen, she studied with Ballet Magnificat in Mississippi for their summer intensive. She has danced at Orange Coast College, Saddleback College, Fullerton College and the University of Arizona. While she was part of the dance ensemble at Fullerton College, she was asked to participate in the American College Dance Festival. She has taken Contemporary Classes from SYTYCD all-star Kathryn McCormick, finalists Ade Obayomi and Ellenore Scott, SYTYCD winner Lauren Froderman, and SYTYCD choreographer Stacey Tookey, as well as trained with Mike Esperanza creator of BARE Dance Company. She shared her love of dance with her students in Orange County for thirteen years. She loves being a part of the Dancer’s Inc family and also sharing it with them.
Tiffany Donaghy has taught yoga in the area for the last 10 years. She started dancing at the age of 8 and continued through her mid-twenties. She has studied Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz at the University of Wyoming and has taught dance since she was 16. She found yoga after a major injury left her unable to perform. She has studied yoga all over the USA and Costa Rica. “Yoga has helped me discover who and what I am capable of accomplishing when I felt I couldn’t do anything.” Join her class find the rewards for yourself.