Paige Tamarkin - Owner & Artistic Director Contemporary/Jazz/Technique
Paige Tamarkin was born and raised in Chicago, IL where she started her dance training when she was 3 years old. She grew up training in all styles of dance, including: jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, and contemporary, as well as acting and singing. After moving to Gilbert, Arizona in 2005, Paige continued her performance training as a competitive dancer. She began her professional performing career in 2009, when she auditioned and was cast in two off-broadway productions, High School Musical and Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Soon after, she attended the University of Arizona, where she continued her studies in dance, theatre, and voice. Paige is a three year graduate from the College of Fine Arts at the U of A, one of the foremost dance and acting university programs in the United States. During her time at the U of A, she was given the opportunity to write & perform in her own show. She also stage managed at local theaters, and learned everything, from managing to directing, building, writing, and marketing. Miss Tamarkin has trained numerous dancers whom are scholarship recipients for top dance programs, BFA dance majors at highly esteemed universities, have performing contracts, and are working professionally in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. She is back in Gilbert, directing her own competitive dance company, choreographing award-winning numbers, and running her beautiful facility, Full Out Performance Dance Company. She takes the utmost pride in providing her students with an inspirational, happy, knowledgable, and fun home to dance.
Kyle Price - Hip Hop & Full Out Crew
Kyle James Price began dancing competitively in 2006. Kyle realized his passion for hip hop and while competing it was then that he decided to expand his knowledge. After graduating high school, Kyle continued his training and eventually Co-Founded a Dance Crew named the “Elektrolytes”. In March of 2012, the Elektrolytes got their chance to prove themselves by being one of the Crews to make it onto MTV’s and Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance Crew. The Elektrolytes were ultimately crowned Season 7 Champions. Since being on ABDC Kyle has had many opportunities to make appearances and perform with his crew as special guests at numerous events around the world. They were also featured on the season premiere of Disney Channel's “Shake It Up” Season 3. Kyle has been teaching young, aspiring dancers at dance studios in the East Valley for the past six years. As he continues to adapt and grow, he hopes to share the knowledge he has acquired through auditioning and working as a professional dancer with many more students to come.
Rhonda Sevey - Jazz & Lyrical Progressions
Rhonda Sevey’s professional work includes choreography for the Warner Brothers / Disney Channel feature film, “Wish Upon a Star,” the PBS television special, “John Tesh, Live at Red Rocks,” “Star Search,” and the Renaissance Films “Point Blank” talk show pilot. Her teaching credits include Chicago National Dance Masters, Studio 225 in Zurich, Switzerland, National Dance Camp, (Director), the Tanzsommer Festival in Innsbruck, Austria, and master classes in studios and schools across the nation. Adjudication work includes Odyssey Talent Competitions, Starlight Productions, LA Dance Magic, and KAR Competitions. Rhonda owned and directed the nationally recognized Utah Academy Dance Studios for 20 years; producing students who consistently received scholarships and performing contracts worldwide. Rhonda has been directing Nexus Dance Conventions and Competitions for the past 13 years; an education and performance platform designed to motivate dancers from the inside out.
Kenny Jezek - Tap
Kenny Jezek has been tapping most of his adult life, is a master level tapper and has tapped with and trained under some of the very best in the business including Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr., Hinton Battle, Fayard Nicholas, Howard Nicholas, Benny Smith, Glen Shipley, Paul DeRolf and Tony Capola. He has performed in the Los Angeles Companies of “42nd. Street” (1984) and “Cats” (1985). He has taught master level tap and jazz classes throughout the U.S. and Europe (Germany and France). Kenny is well versed in many different styles of tap from Broadway to the streets of New Orleans. He focuses on training students in the fundamentals and then teaching his students how to put their own “signatures” on their tap making it uniquely their own. His way of teaching lends itself to moving students into the vastly popular area of improvisational, or street tap where people can really express themselves while still maintaining a healthy emphasis on entertaining audiences with tap. Being extremely well versed in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and period dancing he can add movement and entertaining dancing to just about any production, be it theatre, television or film. Kenny also holds black belts in several different martial arts styles, which allows him to choreograph exciting stage fights too.
Valerie Lowery - Tumbling/Acrobatics
Valerie Lowery has been a certified Tumbling, Acrobatics and Dance Teacher. Several of her certifications are in the Rozanas Method of Acrobatics, and Cecchetti Method of Ballet. She has been teaching for over 35 years and has owned 3 dance studios. She has taught and trained numerous dancers and tumblers who have gone on to have successful dance and or teaching careers of their own. Her daughter Ashley Valerio from 5th Season So You Think You can dance, was trained in Acrobatics and Tumbling by her.
Trained to teach by: Vera Ronnie Broaddus (Dancer from Royal Academy of Dance of England). Gymala Brooks her daughter. Peter Vidmar (1984 2x Gold Medal Winner and is the highest scoring American gymnast in Olympic history). Clark Gangwish (Taught many World Champions, Acro and tumbling) and many more.
Alyssa Bortono- Pom & Turns
Alyssa Bortono began dancing at the age of 3 and never looked back. She trained at a studio for over15 years in all styles of dance. Throughout her competitive studio years, she was a top dancer and scholarship winner. Alyssa attended Hofstra University, where she made the Competitive Dance Team, as a rookie. She holds a title as National Champion in Division 1 Pom at the UDA College Dance Nationals with her Hofstra team. She teaches Spirit Squad camps with UDA as well as at dance studios in the valley. Alyssa now works as coach of the Hamilton HS Pom Team. She is also heavily involved in the creation of the new SpiritSquad team and program at Full Out. Alyssa has found that aside from dancing, teaching is truly her passion! Alyssa choreographs and directs She loves working with and being apart of the the next generation of dancers, and watching their growth.