Our Friendly Dance Teachers

Hello Parents and Dancers!
We take our mission seriously 'to evolve our students through dance while creating heart-warming smiles!' This means great, highly trained teachers.  I hand pick them based on their teaching background, dance experience, charisma, and professionalism.  New EvOLvE teachers must also complete teacher training before taking on their own classes and all are required to complete yearly Dance To EvOLvE professional development workshops.  This continuous training ensures that our teachers are always growing and improving, which is what I believe sets our company apart.  Our teachers also follow the copyrighted EvOLvE curriculum which gives enough flexibility for the teacher to adapt to specific class needs while also utilizing their own teaching strengths. The curriculum also ensures that all classes are learning progressive, age appropriate movement and technique.  Although all our teachers follow the same class structure and format, they obviously have different personalities and teaching styles that will suit different dancers.  Please read the bios below and feel free to call us to help you find the right class and teacher for your dancer!

We look forward to dancing with you.
Brittany White, EvOLvE Director

BRITTANY WHITE (aka Miss B) Director & Owner

Brittany evolve director children dance class san diegoBrittany has over twenty years of teaching experience, a diverse dance background, and lived and danced in five countries.  Studying with acclaimed dance instructors, she attended Gus Giordano Jazz Chicago and was awarded a dance scholarship from the nationally recognized dance program at the University of Arizona.  She directed Ceroc Dance in London, the largest UK partner dance company.  Brittany was a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, Africa and attended graduate school at Hawaii Pacific University to earn a Masters in Business Administration.

Settled in San Diego since 2006, Brittany started Dance To EvOLvE in 2008, including the unique Dance To EvOLvE program, a student-directed leadership dance program that develops dancers’ character, life-skills, and creativity through dance.  Brittany creates a positive and dynamic class, combined with heartfelt energy, excitement, and a love for teaching.  She teaches with a passion, realizing the direct impact dance has made on her character and professional career.  Brittany teaches a diverse range of classes including jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet, and hip-hop from tiny tots to adults.

Parent's Corner:   "Miss B, you are just the best teacher. I feel like I have found Juilliard for my 4-year old. :) I am telling all my friends as EvOLvE is the best program."  -A Mom Of A 4-Year Old In Our Children's Dance Classes

DEFINIQUE H., Lead Teacher & Site Supervisor

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Definique has been teaching and instructing students since 1995, and is very passionate about each and every one of her dancers. She began dancing and tumbling at the age of three and is well versed in dance styles including tap, jazz, ballet, musical theatre, lyrical, modern, as well as a vocal and acting coach. As a professional performer, she has worked at numerous theatres in San Diego, Orange County, Arizona and New York and performed in numerous musicals, with some favorite roles including Ronette in Little Shop of Horrors, Lorraine in 42nd St., and Vibrata in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She has had the good fortune of working with Don and Bonnie Ward (Starlight Musical Theatre) and Jack Tygett (USIU – where she earned her BFA in Musical Theatre in 1992). Some noted teachers and choreographers she has worked with include Debbie Allen, Gregory Hines, Eddie Brown, Sandman Sims, Javier Velasco, Kenny Ortega, Kenneth Green, Jean Isaacs, Frank Hatchett and Pam Thompson. Her teaching experience includes several dance studios in San Diego as well as Orange County and Arizona. She was the Curriculum Expert in Theatre and Dance at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Eastlake for 680 students as well as Lakeside Farms Elementary. Choreographic credits include Footloose and Babe the Sheep Pig for San Diego Junior Theatre as well as many other projects and musicals in San Diego. Definique had the privilege of running her own programs in 2005-2008 & 2011-2014 and is now excited to work with Dance To EvOLvE. She has worked with students ranging from 3-80!

Elvina Adams-Flores San Diego Coordinator

ElvinaElvina Adams has been dancing for over 20 years, & has been teaching for over 11. She trained in Orange County and San Diego in hiphop, contemporary, waacking, voguing,& house. She has been on Culture Shock San Diego, Divine Desi Dance Company, and Super Galactic Beat Manipulators. She also taught classes at Culture Shock Dance Studio and competition teams at Ramona Julian Academy of Dance, Arwen Daniels Dance Academy in Solana Beach ,& Heart 2 Art in Coronado, leading all teams to numerous victories and awards. Her current teaching home for past 4 years has been the Old Globe in Balboa Park as choreographer for their Summer Shakespeare Studio. When not choreographing for studios Elvina also produces her own dance productions. Her biggest passion is spreading the love and joy of dance in kids and adults who never even knew they could dance, or could like dance. She loves to help her students find their own unique style of movement and fall more in love with dance & themselves in the process. 

ANDREA F., Teacher

Andreafanninphotos 021 2Andrea is from Greenville, South Carolina. She has a BA in Dance Performance and a BA in Music from 
Winthrop University. She also attended one year at California State University East Bay. Starting at age 6, Andrea began studying tap, ballet,and jazz.  In high school, she added lyrical, and in college added modern to her repertoire.  Andrea has taught dance in privately owned studios in South Carolina for 6 years.  She also taught in an outreach program hosted by the South Carolina Ballet Association for 3 years. In addition to dancing, Andrea can also sing, play the piano, and act.  She is so excited to be in San Diego and working with Dance To EvOLvE!

Parent's Corner: "We just finished class & Ms. Andrea was amazing! We loved it! My daughter asked to do it again as soon as she came out of class. Seriously, Ms. Andrea was the best Dance teacher we've ever seen for this age group. The kids were engaged, having fun, learning, participating the whole time. She's a gem. She was like a character out of a nickelodeon show...the kids saw her as someone they could relate to, yet she commanded respect and she had a very well structured class. We can't wait until next week!" - Mom at 4S Ranch Kid Ventures

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Sierra has been dancing for 16 years, and is trained in tap, hip-hop, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary, lyrical, pointe, breakdancing, and cheerleading. She began teaching at age 11 and decided to make that her career path. She is currently a student at San Diego State University, and is pursuing a Kinesiology major with a minor in Dance and Spanish.  Sierra is excited to teach with Dance To EvOLvE as she shares their mission statement of not only wanting to build great dancers, but more importantly, helping to create great people.

 

Katie F., TeacherIMG_1326

Katie was born and raised in San Diego and loves calling it home. She has trained in tap, ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary. She started dancing at the age of 3 at a local dance studio here in San Diego, where she trained until she graduated from high school. Katie has been working as a teacher's assistant with Dance To EvOLvE since early 2018 where she has grown and developed her teaching skillsShe is currently a student at San Diego Mesa College and is pursuing her Degree in Dance. She had the honor of Performing with Mesa College Dance Company in 3 of the Company’s shows and at the San Diego International Fringe Festival. When she is not dancing she loves to bake, with her specialty being cupcakes. Katie wants to share her love and passion for dance with EvOLvE so she can inspire a new generation. She not only wants to help others grow as great dancers but help others to grow as great people.

Lisette M., TeacherIMG_0936

Miss Lisette is committed to offering students a solid introduction to ballet and performance art. Born and raised in New York, Lisette studied with American Ballet Theatre, David Howard, Finis Jung, School of American Ballet (SAB), Martha Graham Studios, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center Scholarship Program, Istvan Rabovsky and Frank Hatchett amongst many others along the way. She performed with Orlando Ballet Company, Classical Ballet of New Jersey, American Ballet Theatre and Soloist with Ailey III as well as various other productions and  reviews. Miss Lisette believes, no matter what the student's future holds, dance is a great way to start the journey in self realization, building self-esteem, create stamina and learning to have fun. Reach for the moon and always be amongst the stars!

Giovanna S., TeacherGiovanna Seibel Aug2019 Headshot

Giovanna, a local California artist, is very excited to be a part of the team! She studied ballet, tap and jazz in studios in San Diego. Additionally, she found her love for locking under local hip hop artist Darnay Luckie, as well as Biola’s V3 dance crew. Her love of ballroom was fueled by her instructors Don and Tish of Palomar College as well as lyrical and modern with Molly Faulkner. Giovanna has also graced the local stages of Patio Playhouse, Off Broadway Theater, The Lawrence Welk Resort, and Cox Arena. Most recently, she graduated from the New York Conservatory for Film and Television, and she is excited to incorporate her knowledge and give back to the community that helped her get her start. She is a firm believer in empowering the next generation through dance and expression! Her mantra in life, “everyone deserves to be seen, valued and loved,” and she does her best to live her life through that lens. 

Citra B., TeacherIMG_9675

Citra was raised in the small town of Banning, where she discovered her love for all types of dance including ballet, hip hop, lyrical, jazz, tap, and contemporary. She currently attends UC San Diego as a Human Biology major in hopes of becoming a pediatrician.  From the young age of 8, she taught dance to kids from low income communities. Since then, she’s been very passionate about sharing her love for dance with others.  Working with kids gives her a sense of purpose, as she believes that children are the future. Her favorite part about teaching is getting to see their smiles as they do something that makes her extremely happy as well. Citra is very thankful to be a teacher with Dance to EvOLvE. She cares deeply about the growth of each of her students and promises to create a fun and safe environment where they can learn as much as they can. 

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