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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MISTER EVAN - 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.

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MISS JOURDAN - Jourdan Rushing grew up in Westlake Village, CA and has been involved in the arts from the age of 3 starting with gymnastics, cheer, and then dance. Along with this, she has been in multiple musical theater plays as dancers, except for her debut as ‘Lil Inez’ in Hairspray in the Oaks Christian 2014 Annual Production. Jourdan has danced competitively from the ages of 12-18 in styles such as contemporary, jazz, and hip hop. She then took her talents to the University of Arizona where she graduated with a Bachelors in Arts, Media, and Entertainment. Not only was she choreographer for UA Black n Blue Hip Hop Crew, but a local Tucson studio Heart and Soul Kid Center as well. Now, Jourdan is back in LA dancing commercially, teaching, and uber excited to share her passion for dance with Serendipity’s wonderful students.

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MISTER ROD - Rod Howell has over 30 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 5 million views for his detailed youtube instructional videos.

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MISS ISABEL - Isabel Machado started dancing at the age of 3 in Boise, Idaho. She started competing at age 11  with Elevated Dance Project in Eagle, Idaho. Isabel started teaching and assisting at the age of 14, choreographing solos, duo/trios, and group numbers.

At the age of 18, she became a part of Project Flux, directed by Lydia Sakolsky-Basquil, and soon moved to Texas to join Soul Escape, the Company, under the direction of Justin Giles. Isabel travelled the country assisting dance legend Marcea Lane. She has taught for Nexus Dance Convention, and served as a judge for Odyssey Talent competitions.

After 3 years, Isabel moved to California to continue pursuing her dance career. She has had the opportunity to be a part of RAdiance, an all girls company under the direction of Rudy Abreu, perform at the Emmy’s Ball, Carnival, and the Ace Awards. Isabel was a part of “Rescue”...a dance video bringing light to human trafficking...choreographed by Tessandra Chavez and Rudy Abreu, and directed by Derek Hough. She has worked with choreographers like Tessandra Chavez, Derek Hough, Nick Lanzisera, Erica Sobol and many more. Isabel has taught at several local dance studios and we are oh so fortunate to have her back at Serendipity Dance Co to teach jazz.

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MISS ELLIE - Ellie Scott has been dancing since the age of 4 and has trained at Serendipity since the 2012-2013 season. She is well versed in styles of ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz, hip hop and more. Throughout her competitive journey, she has traveled all over the country for dance conventions and intensives, gaining recognition for her thoughtful movement quality and incredible work ethic. Following her high school graduation, Ellie has decided to take a gap year to focus on training for a college dance program in the future. After assisting combo classes for several years, she is very excited to teach classes of her own this year, as well as work at the front desk. We are oh so lucky to have Miss Ellie joining our faculty this season.

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MISS SADIE - 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