TEACHERS

Carlsbad Performing Arts Academy prides itself on its diverse and quality instructors that are dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the performing arts. Each staff member has a unique and distinct style that integrates the technical and knowledgeable foundation of dance with the passion that it takes to inspire our future artist to achieve maximum success both in and outside of the classroom.

MEET OUR STAFF

CARINA HODGINS

  JAZZ | HIP HOP | TAP/JAZZ COMBO  

Carina Hodgins is a current B.F.A candidate at California State University, Long Beach. While training in modern, ballet, and jazz, Carina has had the opportunity to work with...LEARN MORE

CHRISTINE KOLLAR

  LYRICAL JAZZ | LEAPS & TURNS  

Born and raised in southern California, Christine began dancing and doing gymnastics at the age of 4. She trained at SCATS Olympic gym (with Cathy Rigby) for 10 years and has had a wide range of ballet training in varied styles including... LEARN MORE

AMANDA LAMSON

  TAP  

Amanda Lamson has had a great love of tap since the age of 6, and despite taking many other kinds of dance classes, tap has always been her favorite. Mainly a rhythm tapper, she has been teaching... LEARN MORE

DARNAY LUCKIE

  HIP HOP | BREAK DANCING  

Darnay Luckie began dancing in high school and went on to dance with artists like Beyonce, Rihanna, Chaka Khan, and Kelly Rowland shortly after. He can been seen in many live performances and music videos. While these experiences helped to make him who is today... LEARN MORE

JILL GORRIE

  BALLET  

Jill Gorrie is a bi-coastal choreographer, director and teaching artist. She earned her BFA degree in Dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts and her MFA degree in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University. Beginning in 1999, Jill served as the dance... LEARN MORE

SHANNON MEULLER

  TAP | BALLET | JAZZ  

Shannon Mueller graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance as well as a Minor in Integrated Educational Studies. She is formally trained in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and is a licensed Zumba instructor... LEARN MORE

PEGGY SEIPP-ROY

  BALLET  

Peggy Seipp-Roy, danced professionally as a Principle dancer with Companies throughout the US and Europe. Companies such as Minnesota Dance Theatre, James Sewell Ballet, TU Dance, Moving Spaces (Germany)... LEARN MORE

SAVANNAH ROWLAND

  CONTEMPORARY | BALLET | LEAPS & TURNS  

Savannah is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and trained competitively with Priscilla and Dana's School of Dance in various forms including; tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, modern and pointe.... LEARN MORE