Serendipity Dance Co’s proud owner/director, Kerrie Burg, is very excited about this new chapter in her life. Serendipity Dance Co. is the culmination of years of hard work and a love of dance. Kerrie is an extremely gifted teacher who works hard to make dance educational and fun, especially for the littlest of dancers. Her one of a kind approach keeps kids engaged and learning from as early as three years of age through their teen years. She has developed many techniques to ensure dancers feel challenged and inspired so they will continue to learn and grow as dancers and young people. She has directed many award winning dance companies through the years. Your child will feel at ease and truly enjoy dancing with Miss Kerrie.
Miss Jen’s a teacher's teacher. She knows how to connect with her students and instill in them a solid dance foundation. Her Sociology degree from USC has taught her how to motivate and guide young dancers. Jen grew up dancing long hours, studying with such talented dancers as Gregg Russell, Paige Porter, Keith Clifton, and Rhonda Miller, to name a few. Her excellent work ethic and bright talent led her to a leading role in the professional tap company, Tapsounds Underground. She toured with the company performing in shows, benefits, tap festivals, pageants and more. She was not only a highlight of many of their tap pieces, but she also contributed with her diverse and creative choreography. In fact, her choreography has won her numerous top awards at regional and national competitions, as well as pageants. Her creative talent knows no bounds and earned her a place as an assistant director on a Carvel television commercial. Jen works hard outside the studio as well where her twins keep her on her toes, literally. Her role as a mom has served to solidify her already nurturing nature as a caring teacher who demands excellence in her students, as well as helping to etch a love of dance into their hearts.
Maddison started dancing at the age of 2 and choreographing at 12. She finished her successful competition years as Miss Sr. Adrenaline 2010. She was a founding member of Westside Dance Project under the direction of Jessie Hartley and was a member of Soul Escape the Company under the direction of Justin Giles for 3 years. Maddison is currently on staff with both Revive & Adrenaline Dance Conventions. TV credits include Victorious, The Cleaner, and a Ubisoft Commercial for Just Dance 2. Maddison choreographs award winning pieces for various studios around the country and local high schools. Maddi is excited to be a founding faculty member for Revive Dance Convention for the upcoming season. She has a gift and passion for teaching, choreographing, and bringing out the very best in each dancer she has the opportunity to work with.
Evan Swenson began dancing at the age of 7 in Kingsburg, Ca. He finished his professional training with and danced for the Houston Ballet. He then joined Atlanta Ballet and NY Theater Ballet. Evan moved back to California in 2009 and has been freelancing all over Southern California with tours to Europe and China. He’ had the opportunity to be a part of many different projects both in concert dance and commercially since returning to LA. We are over the moon grateful to have Evan with us this season. Our girls love his class…come see why…Wednesdays.
Chloe Madding has been dancing since the age of three, with a focus in tap, ballet, and hip hop dance. Growing up in the Houston dance community, Chloe trained all over Texas, including the Houston MET, the PAC, and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She began assisting her mentor Jade Whitmire several years ago and then began teaching tap, ballet, contemporary, and hip hop, as well as setting her own choreography. Chloe now studies at California Institute of the Arts as a Dance major and works as a class assistant at Adrenaline and Revive Dance Conventions. She is very excited to be teaching hip hop at Serendipity this season!
Sadie Black is a freelance dance artist from and based in Los Angeles. She dances with Barak Ballet, Clairobscur Dance, Luminario Ballet, Southern California Dance Theater, Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet, Contempo Ballet, and Freaks with Lines. Sadie is also a choreographer, producer and director for several dance films and productions.She trained with Riverside Ballet Arts, Houston Ballet Academy, and the School of American Ballet. Before her freelance career, Sadie has been a company dancer with Texas Ballet Theater, Columbia City Ballet and Los Angeles Ballet. Sadie is a choreographer and ballet teacher for students of all ages including adults and a yoga, barre and fitness teacher. Sadie has also coached and choreographed for students competing at Youth America Grand Prix and other several dance competitions. Her ballets "Ra" and "Swing Time" were both invited to perform at the YAGP Finals in NYC.
Jen Hooper discovered her love of performing at age 5, when her mom enrolled her in a local theater group to help her overcome her shyness. From there, she catapulted into musical theater, dance and singing, performing in over 100 various productions including voiceovers, shows with Disney and singing the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium. With an emphasis in ballet, she continued dancing through college. Now a proud mama to two beautiful daughters, Jen is excited to revisit her dancing roots and bring that love of dancing full circle. We feel very fortunate to be sharing this new adventure with Ms. Jen. Our dancers will learn and grow oh so much!
Isabella Denolo started dancing at Serendipity Dance Co when she was 5 years old and began competing at the age of 6. Miss Isa has assisted Ms. Kerrie over the years in classes and at summer camps. She is knowledgeable, and a wonderful combination of fun and discipline for our dancers...we are oh so lucky to have her on faculty. “Serendipity has been a huge part of my journey and growth in dance. When I was 14, I joined the dance ensemble team at Chaminade High School and have been a part of the team for 2 years. I recently joined the varsity song team at Chaminade. I’m looking forward to teaching and sharing my love for dance at Serendipity with the students.”
Hunter Wayne Foster was born and raised in small town Denver, North Carolina where he grew up in theatre, studying American Freestyle Karate and dancing at Star Struck Dance Studio. Hunter continued his dance training in college at UNC Charlotte where he helped develop & later became Artistic Director for the UNCC dance department’s first student led organization - Range of Motion Dance Ensemble.
After graduating college, Hunter left for New York City to further his training. While in NYC, he danced on tour with a contemporary ballet production: Sleeping Beauty Dreams, directed and choreographed by Edward Clug. In New York, he performed in Billy Elliot, playing the role of “Older Billy” at Seacoast Repertory Theatre. You can catch him dancing heels in Todrick Hall’s “Bells, Bows, Gifts, Trees”, throwing his body in a church for Beacon Band’s “Be My Organ” music video, as well as a featured extra in Season 3: Episode 1 of The Deuce.
After 4 years, Hunter landed in sunny Los Angeles where he has since been acting, dancing, modeling and teaching indoor cycling. He danced with L.A. Contemporary Dance Company in 2022 and in 2023, danced with Charli XCX at Coachella. This same year, Hunter was a featured dancer in music videos for Vandelux & Paco Versailles, a model in the Stella Artois Holiday Campaign, a choreographer for WeHo Pride, and much more.
Hunter is looking forward to the evolvement of his career as an artist and is grateful for the opportunity to share these experiences with young dancers - @hunterwaynesworld - hwfoster.com.