2720 Del Rio Place
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 756-3949
Dance Workshop Faculty  
2018 - 2019
 
Pamela Trokanski  
Director
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
Pictures.
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
Ballet

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.
Isabel Lavallee
Hip Hop for ages 8 - 12
Isabel Lavallee has trained in hip hop for the
past two years and has loved it ever since her
first class. She always looks for new ways to
enrich her learning and teaching experience
through movement. Along with hip hop, she has
also studied other styles such as ballet,
contemporary, and jazz, under the instruction of
Pamela Trokanski.

Her teaching experience includes the PTDW
summer dance camps and includes creating
choreography for the end-of-the-week Friday
performances.

Isabel is currently a student at the Davis School
of Independent Study and is working towards her
high school diploma. In addition to her study of
hip hop she also trains and performs aerial silk
and has had extensive training in gymnastics.
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
Cecchetti.
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