Bios

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Jessie Figueroa has been dancing since the age of 3 years old. Jessie has always enjoyed being around peers who have similar goals and have a passion for the arts. Jessie has been around the artistic world her whole life and has adapted the arts as part of her life. She has been part of JuiceBox Dance Academy since it opened in 2010 and has been part of JuiceBox Dance Teams year after year. Jessie has always enjoyed helping people and staying positive. She currently attends Desert Edge High School and is a Varsity Pommie. She teaches dance under the supervision of Andie FIgueroa. Andie has taken Jessie under her wing and has been teaching Jessie the skills and fundamentals to be a successful teacher. Jessie enjoys making a difference in a young dancer's life and enjoys being a teacher. She also enjoys cooking and loves learning about animals.

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Ms. Chloee has been part of the dance world her entire life. She has years of experience and has choreographed award-winning competition dance numbers. Additional Bio  information will be posted soon.

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Ms. Jill has many years of dance instructor experience and is also one of our coordinators for our company teams. Full Bio coming soon. 

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Ms. Corrina is our Hip Hop Crew Director and is known to create amazing choreography dances. She has many years of hip hop culture experience.  Full Bio coming soon. 

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This is Ms. Giana's second year teaching here  at JuiceBox. Giana has been part of JB for several years focusing on our hip hop and ballet program! She is a Senior student at Westview High School and is part of their dance program. Giana has also been part of JB internship program and has been teaching hip hop and pre school acrobatics. She has  the skills and fundamentals to be a successful teacher.  Giana is a currently teaching  recreational classes.

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Teresa Gutierrez was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and has always been passionate about the arts. She has practiced and trained in a variety of different dance styles such as breaking, popping, locking, tutting, house, salsa, ballet, modern, jazz and more! Some of her other hobbies include playing the ukelele, singing, writing, drawing, and making music playlists. She is currently attending Arizona State University to obtain her Bachelor’s in Dance Education. Teresa is also affiliated with The Be Kind People Project, attending different schools and special events with the dance crew in order to teach kids about spreading kindness and developing healthy habits. Her greatest passion is dancing, working with kids, and sharing her knowledge. She hopes to keep inspiring the younger generations and make a positive impact.

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Ms. Kendall is one of our newest dance instructors to join our team.  She is a current Senior at GCU and has years of Ballet and dance experience. We are extremely excited to have Kendall Smith on our team!

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Emmanuel Moore "Bboy Kunta" is currently teaching our Breaking classes and is the  Music Director for our piano and voice classes. He is widely known as Kunta, has performed with Master of Ceremonies and Hip Hop legend, KRS ONE. Founder of Mellow Drama Crew (1996). 
Emmanuel "Bboy Kunta" is an active Youth Mentor who is very proud to be part of the Be Kind Crew, a non-profit organization seeking kindness and speak about being kind to the youth, teachers, and staff in schools throughout the valley. The Be Kind People Project offers innovative and effective programming and services to help students effectively understand, link, and apply social, emotional, academic, civic, nutrition, physical, wellness, leadership, and character education. Kunta has received awards in performance poetry, informative speaking, and debate. He has earned his  Associates Degree and furthered his education earning his BS in Organizational Communication from Northern Arizona University. 
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Ashley is one of our technique instructors. She studied all forms of dance and grew up as a competitive dancer in the Dallas and Phoenix areas.  She received a scholarship to attend Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in Dance.  Ashley continued her dance training at the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles and at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC, along with Chicago’s Lou Conte Dance center, River North Chicago, Visceral Dance Center and The Giordano Dance School in Evanston, IL.  She toured internationally as a professional dancer/performer with Disney Live!’s “Mickey’s Rockin Road Show”, A Feld Entertainment Production.  Ashley also travels around the nation as a competitive dance adjudicator and enjoys sharing her lifetime passion of dance and technical knowledge with others.  She loves to inspire and motivate dancers and students to be their best and is ecstatic to share her love of dance, fitness and creativity with those around her!