Instructors

Sac Dance Lab is proud to work with relevant, energetic and industry-leading choreographers/instructors. If you’er interested in instructing or becoming a substitute instructor, please email a choreography reel, headshot and resume to info@sacdancelab.com

Julie Hoffart
JAZZ TECH - JAZZ

Lauren Boyd
HIP HOP

hip hop

Ariel Wright
HIP HOP

Tatiana Gauthier
HIP HOP

hip hop

Marlo Dewing
PUMPS

heels

Marlo Dewing has had roles as a dancer, choreographer, instructor, and judge for companies including the United Spirit Association, The San Francisco 49er Gold Rush, the Golden State Warrior Girls, and Oakland California’s NewStyle Motherlode, as well as teaching and coaching at dance studios and cheer gyms. She is excited to continue teaching and hopes to inspire dancers of all ages to follow their passion as a lifelong pursuit.
Kara Ricks
HIP HOP

pom, hip hop

Jalen Tyre’
HIP HOP

hip hop

Leanne Ruiz
HIP HOP

Hip Hop

Leanne attended Sacramento State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance. This was her second year dancing professionally for the Sacramento Kings and in 2019, Leanne was invited by the NBA to travel to India to perform. Over the past 12 years while working for the United Spirit Association.
Donnie Peake
HIP HOP

hip hop

Mariah Palmiter
JAZZ FUNK - JAZZ

Mariah Palmiter danced for the Sacramento Kings Dancers for three seasons and represented the top pro-dancers and cheerleaders in the country at Pro Action in her final season.
Isela Perez
JAZZ FUNK - PUMPS

Isela Perez has over 20 years of choreography and performance experience including various commercial work and five seasons as a Sacramento Kings Dancer. She is currently the director and lead choreographer of Sac Dance Company.
Jenae Willis
PUMPS - HIP HOP

A former Sacramento Kings Dancer, Jenae helped establish the dance team at Antelope High School and in college, led the ARC Dance Team as a captain. She is passionate about giving others inspiration and confidence to express themselves freely through dance!
Julia Ilsley
BALLET - JAZZ

Julia Ilsley has been dancing and teaching for most of her life. Her greatest accomplishments include dancing at the collegiate level on the UC Davis Dance Team as well as at the professional level with Sac Dance Company. Julia enjoys working with dancers on perfecting technique and gaining confidence to move in their own unique way.
Marcy Byers
POM - JAZZ FUNK

jazz funk, pom

Marcy Byers has an extensive background in cheerleading and dance. She cheered professionally in the NFL for five seasons as an Oakland Raiderette, serving as co-captain and captain. Marcy takes pride in helping others achieve their dance goals, whether professional or personal.
Monica Padilla
BALLET

Monica has trained across the country from an array of instructors in a multitude of styles mainly ballet. Having taught children and adults for over a decade, Monica strives to help her students find their natural movement and voice through ballet.
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