Dance Instructors

Vanae Basso
Tap Dancing for Seniors

Mrs. Venae started dance at age five in tap, jazz, and acrobatics. She
continued classes for nine years and then went on to ballroom in her late
teens which has allowed her to teach for Arthur Murray Studios. During 
that time she and her partner performed as the floor show in several dinner
clubs in the Bay Area. Mrs. Venae has owned a Couple Ballroom dance
studio in Hayward and has acted as the dance director at her church for
twenty years. She has trained in private studios and began teaching for the
City of Fremont in 2006. 

Mrs. Venae's classes are for the over fifty groups. Her classes are invited to
perform for various organization including senior centers and care facilities.

Alexandra de Lory
Children Ballet

Alexandra started dancing at the age of three at Mission Dance in Fremont.  
Later, she moved to Yoko's Dance and Performing Arts Academy and 
danced there until her junior year of high school.  While training at Yoko's
in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and hip hop, she competed in regional and 
national dance competitions and danced in recitals and local performances 
with the Fremont Symphony Orchestra and Moscow Ballet.  She was a 
member of the Hopkins Jr. High Dance Team and while in college, she 
completed jazz, ballet, and modern classes in the University of California,
Irvine's Dance Department.

Alexandra loves dancing because it provides an opportunity to be constantly 
challenged  and is a fun way to stay active.  Also, dance allows her to 
convey certain feelings and stories to an audience, and gives her a sense 
of freedom and accomplishment.  She enjoys  teaching children a new 
skill and seeing them have fun while doing it.

Jessica Gurule
Youth Ballet, Tap and Jazz

Ms. Jessica has been an instructor for the Dance Department over four 
years and worked with all ages.  Prior to teaching, she has taken ballet, 
and jazz and many other types of dance styles over the span of 16 
She had competed  for 2 different studios and had received 
recognition.  In 
2010, she and her group were awarded Grand Champions 
of Starbound 
Competition in Lake Tahoe.  She also participated in many 
musical theatre 
shows with Star Struck Youth Theatre. Musicals like 
nd Street, Cats, The Music Man, Annie and Guys & Dolls. 

Jessica’s passion for dance flows when teaching.  She enjoys spreading 
her knowledge and sharing her experiences to others.

She hopes to see you in her class!

Vaishnavi Misra 
Indian Music and Dance Instructor [Bollywood and Classical]

Vaishnavi  grew up around her mother who is a dancer and stage drama 
artist and director. Assisting her and performing along with her in various 
Stage, Television and Radio [ drama] performances and camps in India.

Vaishnavi studied and learned the Indian classical dance "Kathak" since the 
age of 3 under the guidance of Guru Surendra Saikeya and completed her 
Masters in Classical Dance . This laid the foundation for her to learn many 
other dance forms from around the world that today she Incorporates in 
Bollywood dance.

Vaishnavi also Studied and did her Masters in Indian Classical Vocal
[Hindustani style] under Pandit Rameshwar Prasad  Mishra and has been 
his student for the past 25 years.  She has been a choir singer and soloist 
for western style of singing all through her school and college years and 
have won many awards for genre.

Vaishnavi has taught Music and Dance for as long as she can remember, 
but formally for the past 8 years. It is a passion that she cannot separate 
from. It brings the true"outside the box" thinking in her. Her biggest reward 
is the smile on her students' faces when they leave class and the eagerness
with which they wait for the next.
Janice Sung
Youth & Adult Hula 

At a very young age, Janice was introduced by her mother to a native 
Hawaiian, Kumu, Irene LaChance.  She taught Janice and her older sister 
Hula, Maori and Tahitian dances .  As students, Janice and her family 
became O'hana with her Kumu's, later to find out, this was truly the Aloha 
Spirit O'hana and danced with our hearts.  

However, as Janice became older and needed to focus on college, she 
retired her grass skirt to work a real job.  Up until it was rekindled by a 
friend when asked to perform the Hawaiian Wedding Song at her wedding.  
All those O'hana feelings came back and never left.  Years later, when 
Janice retired from industry and her family well established, she decided 
to bring back Hula into her life, but through Hula Praise dancing.  She had 
become involved with O'hana Crossroads Church, Fremont, Kumu Renee 
Price,  Living Hope, Newark, Kumu Laura Teo, and currently active with 
The Heart of the Bay, Hayward, Kumu Cheryl Kaleinani Pacanas.

In 2013, Janice attended a Hula Conference, "Hula with a Message", where 
she learned traditional Hula fundamentals deeply immerse in the Spirit of 
Aloha. She also attended the new craze classes called Hot Hula Fitness 
and participated at the Save our Shores in Santa Cruz Island Breeze "Hot 
Hula Zumba" Master class event.

A Fremont resident over 50 years, Janice knows the community well.  She 
has become involved in the Fremont Community by bringing children and 
adults to appreciate Hula in a fun and healthy way and to feel great about 
themselves. Her students have participated at the Kid's Kite Festival, Elder 
Care, Centerville Dinning, Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, St. 
Joseph Elementary School, Lincoln Residential, Fremont Senior Center, 
and Boldly Me.
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