2720 Del Rio Place
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 756-3949
Dance Workshop Faculty  
2018 - 2019
Pamela Trokanski  
Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Dance for Parkinson's, Second Wind
Pamela Trokanski received her BA in
Dance from SUNY Empire State college.
In addition to teaching and running the
Dance Workshop since August of 1984,
she has directed the Pamela Trokanski
Dance Theatre (since 1985), The Third
Stage (since 1994), and the PTDT
Apprentice Company (since 2009).

She worked with the California Arts
Project from 1993 - 2003 as a presenter
in Dance across the Curriculum and
holds a current California Teachers
Credential and CLAD Credential,
teaching dance at Davis Senior High
School since January 1984.  

She has also written as a dance critic for
the Davis Enterprise.
Sterling Anderson
Monologue & Auditions / Scene Study & Acting Technique
Sterling Anderson is a three time NAACP Image
Award nominee for best screenwriter and winner
of the Movieguide Faith & Freedom award for The
Gabby Douglas Story. His television movie The
Simple Life of Noah Dearborn received an three
Emmy nominations and won an Image Award.

He has written for some of the most popular
network television shows, such as The Unit,
Medium and Heist. Sterling's extensive resume
also includes screenplays written for Lions Gate,
Disney, HBO, TriStar Pictures and Columbia
Before his illustrious screenwriting career, Sterling
attended The American Conservatory Theatre
(ACT) in San Francisco, HB Studio in New York
with Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof. And he
trained with legendary Hollywood acting coaches,
Ivana Chubbuck and Roy London.
Sterling Anderson has mentored many
actors/actresses into remarkable success and
stardom. He has studied and worked with
acclaimed actors and actresses, like Brad Pitt,
Hank Azaria, Dennis Haysbert, Scott Foley, Mary
Louise Parker, Nina Dobrev, Benjamin Bratt,
Patricia Arquette, and Imani Hakim.
Rebecca Hennagir
American Fusion Belly Dance
Rebecca Hennagir  has been studying various forms
of dance since she was 11 years old. She has been
studying belly dance since 2005 and has been a belly
dance instructor since 2009.  Prior to 2012, Rebecca
performed under the direction of the belly dance pioneer
Amy Sigil throughout the U.S. and abroad with Amy's
internationally renowned Tribal Fusion troupes,
UNMATA and Verbatim.  Since 2013, Rebecca has been
a troupe member and contributing choreographer to the
award-winning Fusion belly dance troupe, ShupaDa,
founded by Ayre Briar. While she has studied various
forms of traditional and folk Middle Eastern dance, most
of Rebecca's training and experience with belly dance
has been in Tribal Fusion and Improvisational Tribal
Style (ITS). Rebecca holds a B.S. in Business
Administration from Sacramento State University.  She is
also the co-owner of Never Lost Tattoo in Sacramento
along with her husband of 18 years, SteveO Hennagir, a
celebrated and award-winning tattoo tattoo artist.
Taylor Herrera

Taylor Herrera has studied classical ballet
since 1996, with an early focus on RAD
training with Katie Heil. In addition she has
studied at the Idyllwild Arts Academy
(summer program 2005), at Steps on
Broadway, the Berkeley Ballet Theater,
Deane Dance Center, and the Sacramento
Ballet. She graduated in 2012 with her BA
in Spanish and Spanish-American studies
from Mills College, where she also took
ballet classes from Sonya Delwaide-Nichols,
department head of dance. In addition to
studying ballet, Ms Herrera has studied
African dance, Zumba, Modern, Hip Hop,
and Flamenco.  Her performance
experience includes six consecutive
seasons with the Sacramento Ballet's
annual Nutcracker, Applegate Dance
Company, and Momentum Dance Company
of DHS, 2007-2008.
Emily Reisenauer
Emily Reisenaur began dancing
at the age of 3. Her training was
focused in classical ballet, with
experience in jazz, lyrical
and contemporary. A
dancer with
the Applegate Dance Company
for 6 years, she then studied
under Hanneke
Lohse for 2 years.

During those years, she also had the pleasure
of studying at
STEPS on Broadway, Shawl
Anderson, Deane Dance Center
and attended
a summer intensive
at the Jillana School in New
Emily is passionate about sharing
her knowledge and enthusiasm
for dance and
is excited to be part
of the PTDW family.
Erica Ripley
Ballet, Tap, Body Conditioning
Erika Ripley  brings over 16 years
of serious training in multiple
technical styles including ballet,
contemporary, tap and jazz. She
graduated from Ball University with a
Major in General Studies and a
Minor in Dance. Her ballet training
includes a strong background in
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