2720 Del Rio Place
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 756-3949
Dance Workshop Faculty, continued
2018 - 2019

Laurie Kaden
Laurie Kaden has pursued a finely integrated
career as a teacher, choreographer, and
performer. She began her career in her native
Sacramento as a pupil of Marguerite Phares, and
continued her training at the San Francisco Ballet
School, the Milwaukee Ballet School, and the
International Ballet Competition School in
Jackson, Mississippi.

She received her B.F.A. in dance from the North
Carolina School of the Arts and earned a Master
of Arts in dance history from the University of
California, Riverside.
In her career as a dance educator, Ms. Kaden
has developed strengths in teaching ballet, jazz,
and dance history. She has taught around the
world at high schools, colleges, and universities in
California, England, Missouri, Taiwan, Virginia,
Washington DC, and Washington.
Ana Hansen
Intro to Dance, Pre-Tap, Pre-Jazz, Dance for Musical Theatre
Ana  Hansen has been a dancer for the last 17
years and a mover since birth. She studied ballet in
the Bay Area and Deanne Dance Center in
Sacramento as well as performing in the
Sacramento Ballet Company's Nutcracker for 8
seasons in a row. As an early retired competitive
gymnast, she quickly picked up an intense love for
musical theatre and has since served as a featured
dancer, dance captain, conditioning captain, and
choreographer both here and throughout the bay

Over the last 4 years she has also enjoyed stage
managing and assistant directing for both youth
and mainstage theatre programs. She learned
quickly that a good dancer is a strong dancer. She
developed a true love for fitness, body awareness,
and sports conditioning that have kept her on her
feet through and after injuries. She hopes to instill
musicality, spacial awareness, overall wellness,
and a love for storytelling in the next generation of
Allegra Silberstein
Allegra Silberstein has been a student of yoga for more than 20 years and feels that it has
helped her to maintain the flexibility needed to continue as a dancer in Pamela Trokanski’s
Third Stage Company. Janet Papale has been her primary teacher. In 2003-2004 she took
teacher training classes with her and Ann Rogers.  Workshop retreats with Gila Zion have also
been a great influence on her practice of yoga.
Bob Stephenson
Bob Stephenson began studying Pilates in
1975. He studied anatomy, physiology, and
related subjects while earning his BS and
DVM from UC Davis.

Pilates incorporates exercises and principles
from anatomy, physiology, ballet, kung fu,
tai chi, yoga, weight lifting, and gymnastics.

Bob has had training in weight lifting, yoga,
and gymnastics exercises, and trained in
ballet at various studios in Sacramento and
Yolo County. He is a certified kung fu and tai
chi instructor, and has taught Pilates, kung
fu, tai chi, and self defense in California,
Canada, Washington State, and Arizona.
Shontea Evans
Hip Hop
Shontea Evans is a 23 year old dancer
and choreographer who strives to fulfill
the highest form of herself as an artist.
Shontea has studied all genres of dance
for 6 years from the Sacramento, Bay,
and Los Angeles area with a focus on
modern Hip Hop. She trains in
advanced/master choreography at Bliss
Urban Arts Center, Playground L.A,
Millenium Dance Complex, and Sac Dance
Lab and has choreographed for
competitions/music videos and
performances. Shontea's goal is to
become a professional L.A choreographer
for the upcoming industry artists
Darrah Rosin
Hip Hop
Darrah Rosin has been studying various
forms of dance including jazz, ballet, hip hop,
tap, contemporary, and modern since she
was 5 years old. She was part of her high
school’s dance conservatory program. She
graduated from UC Davis with a major in
Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior.

Throughout her college career she was part
of Released Contemporary Dance Company
at UC Davis. In high school she created a
dance program for girls with autism and a
dance program for kids attending schools in
underprivileged areas. She has worked with
and taught various age groups from 3 year
olds to college students. She was trained in
Hip Hop under Sy Bartolome from Choreo
Interested in teaching at the Dance Workshop?
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