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!
Studio Manager + Front Desk
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!"
Customer Relations + Front Desk
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!
Yumi & Nugget
Office staff mascots meet Yumi and Nugget the MDP Mascots!