Dance Instructors

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, 
tap and jazz and many other types of dance styles over the span of 16 
years.   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 
42nd 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!

Cole Lorenzo
Dance Assistant Children & Youth Hip Hop

Cole had been dancing and training Hip-Hop since 2008 in a dance crew named re.DEFINE dance company, currently directed by Michael Mappala and co-directed 
by Margela Cruz and Ron General.

Cole love to dance and teach dance. First is because dance is a good way for him to express his words and emotions through his choreography. He says it is fun and easy for everyone to understand especially to a dance community who is supportive.  Second is because he 
can spread his knowledge to other people and hope that they strive to love and have a passion for dance like the way he does. 

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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