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.
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.