Owner & Operations
Shaun Babbs has been one of MDPs biggest fans since opening in 2006. In 2008 after Shaun and Erin were married he began working at Murrieta Dance Project and in the next few years Shaun went on to become a partner in this incredible training facility. Shaun runs the accounting department of MDP. You may never see Shaun, as his office is upstairs and out of the hustle and bustle, but rest assured he is here and making sure all things are running smoothly!
Deana has been with MDP since 2006 as one of the first families to enroll at Murrieta Dance Project. Deana has 3 daughters, Emily 18, Lindsey 16 and Payton 14. Emily is a college student at San Marcos University and has trained at MDP since day one! Emily had a very successful competitive career at MDP and after graduating high school Emily was accepted onto the San Marcos Dance Team and hired as an instructor at a very prestigious dance school in San Diego. Lindsey is an accomplished singer and pianist and will graduate from Great Oak High School in June 2016. Payton, the youngest of Deana's 3 daughters, is a freshman at Great Oak High School and at 4 years old was the youngest Company Member at MDP in 2006 when Murrieta Dance Project opened its doors. Payton continues to train at MDP and is a part of the M Dance Project Company and MDPs Competition Company.
Deana's love and dedication to MDP is apparent in everything she does. You will see her Monday-Thursday every week! Stop by and say "hi!"
Bay has supported the Arts for many, many years and is thrilled to be a part of the MDP family. She has been married to Noel for 27 years and has 3 daughters who danced and competed. Her oldest daughter, Erin 26, was on young Erin Walker's (now Erin Babbs) very first competitive teams 20 years ago! She graduated from UCLA and continues to work in the industry. Lauren 23, will receive her BFA from UCI in June 2016. Hannah 20, attends Cal State Long Beach and is studying Nursing. Bay thoroughly enjoyed the many years she spent as a performer in Parades and Entertainment at Disneyland. She remains dedicated to the Arts by volunteering at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County. Bay has a passion for young dancers and loves to encourage children to be the best they can possibly be. Come and see Bay Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the front desk!
Kerry Flores has been dancing and singing for 24 years and involved in musical theatre for the past 15 years. She has directed and choreographed various musicals and has performed in over 15 ballet productions. She began competing in dance at the age of five and over the course of nine years, won numerous dance titles.
She won the “Dance Star” title when she was a senior in high school and was flown to London to dance and represent California in the New Year’s Day parade. She attended UCI where she majored in dance. While in college, she worked as a professional dance instructor for the Universal Cheerleading Association for four years. She taught dance camps to high school and college dance teams all throughout California.
Kerry is also an accomplished singer, having performed and competed with the Madrigal Show Choir for four years. She released her first CD with the Tyler Street Praise Band in 1997. She was the dance director at SCEGA gymnastics, where she trained the competitive gymnasts in the areas of jazz and ballet. Kerry’s energy in contagious and she always gets 100% effort from all of her students. Of her many accomplishments, the ones she takes the most pride in, are her four beautiful children. Kylee is 21, Allie is 19, Ian is 17, and Titus is 15. Come and say “hi” to Kerry Wednesday and Thursday mornings!
Becky Gonzaga has been apart of the MDP family since 2010. She started working the front office in 2013. Becky has three children Kaylee 24, a graduate from CSUF and twin boys 21 year old Sean and Nathan. Sean is in the USMC and Nathan is a dance major at CSULB in his senior year. Nathan started dancing at MDP his junior year of high school. With the training from Murrieta Dance Project Nathan became a very well known and successful competitive dancer having no prior instruction! Nathan went on to his second year at MDP and was on 2 competition teams and had a solo, which he placed 1st in 4 competitions, 2nd in 1, and 3rd at nationals. In just two short years Nathan’s entire life changed and he went on to studio the arts at Long Beach University. Come and say “hi” to Becky at the front desk on Fridays!
Yumi & Nugget
Office staff mascots meet Yumi and Nugget the MDP Mascots!