“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking”- Agnes De Mille
AARON CHAVARRIA is currently a member and soloist with the touring tap company, Rhapsody in Taps; He has been performing with the company for five seasons. Mr. Chavarria has also been on faculty at the Orange County School of the Arts - Commercial Dance Department for the past eight years.
Aaron's film credits include: Sony Pictures “Hail, Caesar!” and “America’s Kids”. Stage credits include: “Oliver”, “Grease”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”, “Annie”, “Peter Pan”, “The Sound of Music”, “The Wizard of Oz”, “Cinderella”, “Cabaret” and “Beauty and the Beast”. Aaron has also danced professionally in “The Music Man”, and “Oklahoma”, with the West Coast Opera Theatre at the McCallum Performing Arts Center.
Aaron was a co-choreographer and performer in the U.C. Irvine Medical Center’s “Baby I’m a Star” breast cancer awareness video. His choreography has been featured in the Spotlight Awards, by YoungArts scholarship winners and several national competitons.
Additionally Aaron was guest performer in Final Cut Dance Concert with L.A. Dance Magic in 2007 and 2009 and has judged and taught for several competitions and conventions throughout the United States.
Aaron is excited to share his love and knowledge for the arts with all of his students at Murrieta Dance Project.
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EMILY SULLIVAN has trained in all styles of dance since the age of four and was a competitive dancer at Murrieta Dance Project since its opening in 2006. She concurrently participated in the studio’s assistant teacher program and has since used that training to teach not only at Murrieta Dance Project, but also at various studios in Southern California. She has choreographed national routines for award-winning high school dance teams in the San Diego area. She currently attends California State University San Marcos, where she is a member of the nationally-competitive dance team and will act as captain for a second year. Emily is excited to be employed by Universal Dance Association and travel throughout California this to teach routines to high school dance teams. Emily is proud to teach at her home studio and looks forward to sharing her love of dance with her own personal style of instructing while maintaining the high-caliber technique and teaching methods that makes MDP a successful and one-of-a-kind studio.
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GRAYSON MCGUIRE, originally from Kansas City, moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to pursue a career in the commercial dance industry. Represented by Clear Talent Group, Grayson is currently a member of Dana Foglia Dance and Entity Contemporary Dance Company, under the direction of Marissa Osato and Will Johnston. Grayson has danced for Lady Gaga, Twenty One Pilots, Helene Fischer, Asia Monet, Trevor Moran, Shane Dawson, and more. Grayson’s style infuses classical contemporary movement with a strong Hip Hop and Jazz Funk foundation for an intricate and athletic experience.
HEATHER CHAVARRIA bio coming soon.
KERRY FLORES started singing and dancing at 5 years old. After years of training, she began directing, choreographing, and starring in various musicals throughout high school and college. Through the course of 10 years, Kerry won numerous dance titles as a competitive dancer, as well as performing in over 20 ballet productions.
She won the "Dance Star" title when she was a senior in high school and flown to London to dance and represent the dancers of California. 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. 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 is 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 and amazing children. Kylee is 22, Allie is 20, Ian is 18, and Titus is 16.
Kerry is the Director of Murrieta Dance Project's Father/ Daughter Revue routines and is the Co-Director of MDP's The Nutcracker "All Tapped Out."
Kerry has been with Murrieta Dance Project going on 12 years and excited to continue to train and love her students here at MDP!
Coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, WILL JOHNSTON received the majority of his training at A.K.A Dance Company under the direction of Kelly and Alex Velasquez. Will holds an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of California: Irvine as well as a B.F.A in Dance Performance, a B.F.A in Dance Choreography, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Credits include Clear Talent, Sonya Tayeh, Stacey Tookey, Justin Giles, Erica Sobol, Donald McKayle, Loretta Livingston, Jodie Gates, Wade Robson, Tyce Diorio, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, Glee, Son Lux, Sigur Ros, FARR, X Ambassadors, and Katy Perry. In addition, Will is the co-director of Entity Contemporary Dance and a faculty member at West Coast Dance Explosion, Murrieta Dance Project, and Chapman University. He has taught and choreographed across the United States, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Australia.
Recently Will won the ACE awards for his choreography will his Company Entity. Will's innovated style is loved by all and he is excited to continue sharing knowledge with the students at Murrieta Dance Project!