1788 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93065

Email: info@serendipitydanceco.org

MISS KERRIE - As 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 - 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 two year old twins keep her on her toes, literally.  Her new 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.

MISS MADDISON - 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.

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MISS HALEY - Miss Haley has known dance her entire life. She grew up in the dance studio and began student teaching at age 13. She has always had a natural gift for choreography and began choreographing pieces at 12 years of age. She has created award winning choreography at the national level for various competitions. She is an assistant for the National workshop/competition Hollywood Dance Jamz, she is the National Prodigy for  NRG Dance Convention, and Miss Haley is also an ACE (assistant) for both Adrenaline and Revive Conventions. Miss Haley was the national title holder for Starbound Dance Competition for 5 years. She has played lead roles for Western Nevada Musical Theater Company & worked semi professionally for Karen Burns Productions. Haley is a natural leader and is loved & well respected by parents and students alike. We are so grateful to have Miss Haley on staff as our hip hop teacher who fills in oh so beautifully in all genres of dance should we need a sub.

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MISS CINDY - Cindy grew up in the San Fernando Valley and pursued both gymnastics and figure skating from a young age. After winning her first competition on ice at the age of 8, she knew it was skating that had her heart! She trained with many world class skaters and was coached for many years by world renowned and Olympic coach Frank Carroll. At 19, she auditioned for and won a part in the Ice Capades, touring the U.S. and Canada. While on tour with the show, she learned the art of production and stage makeup. Coaching her own students to jump and spin soon followed. Since then, she has added to her teaching repertoire: Beginning Movement and Gymnastics, PE and Nutrition Classes, Spinning, TRX, Pilates, Bootcamps, Weightlifting and Weight loss challenges.

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MISTER ROD - Rod Howell has over 25 years of experience teaching and choreographing throughout the country.  He performed on the TV show Soap Net to his own musical composition and his taps were recorded for the nationally televised Miss America Pageant.  He's taught for numerous conventions including Encore, L.A. Underground, L.A. Elite, and 3D Dance Network, and he's performed at Lincoln Center in New York, and the House of Blues in L.A.  He's also a leader in the online tap community, racking up over 4 million views for his detailed youtube instructional videos.

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MISTER ETHAN & MISS NIKKI - Ethan & Nikki Trerise White danced for professional ballet companies such as Smuin Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Diablo Ballet, and Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet for 10+ years before embarking on their own choreographic and performance careers. They were one of the top 3 finalists on CBS show ‘Live to Dance’, they created a children’s dance brand called ‘Prima the Ballerina’, and they have competed in ballroom competitions which led them to be one of 8 couples in the world to recently be invited to compete in the prestigious Blackpool Competition England. They also co-founded Urban Art Farm- a multi-disciplinary non-profit arts organization, Black Rock City Ballet - Burning Man’s first and only professional ballet company, and Making Dance Matter - an outreach program educating children about the importance of dance and art.

Ethan’s artwork is being shown and displayed at several prominent galleries and shows around the country, and Nikki is a
successful commercial actress and stand up comedian.

Their most exciting adventure of all is their sweet son Dax and their new baby girl Skye. 

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MISS HILLARY - Miss Hillary is a certified Progressing Ballet Technique teacher and a Zena Rommett Floor-Barre instructor with over twenty-four years of teaching and coaching classical ballet.  She believes in building a strong foundation not only with classical technique but also with who the students are as individuals…guiding them to become the absolute best they can be. Hillary trained with Stanley Holden, Westside School of Ballet, Pasadena Dance Theater, and Crystal Peterson. For thirteen years she dedicated her life to rigorous training seven days a week and performing. At 22 she decided to dedicate herself to teaching, mentoring, and private coaching. She’s never looked back! We are oh so fortunate to have Miss Hillary training & nurturing our beautiful dancers.

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MISS PAIGE - Miss Paige has been a dancer for over 15 years. She started her dance journey at age 3 with Miss Kerrie. Throughout the years, she has competed on several teams including Serendipity’s very own competition team and the Westlake High School dance team. Miss Paige was head captain of the Westlake dance team her senior year which taught her the importance of leadership, dependability, and compassion. Aside from dance, she is attending Cal Lutheran University and majoring in Special Education hoping to become a High School SPED Teacher. We are oh so excited to have Miss Paige join us to teach our littlest snooty cute combo dancers…Miss Paige has subbed a few classes this season and she is such a delight…I am so so proud of this beautiful girl…her future is bright!