Instructors | Millbrae’s Dance Studio

Angela HolmesAngela Holmes – Artistic Director

Angela Holmes has been teaching dance and performing professionally for over fifteen years. Her award winning choreography has been recognized nationally. Angela’s love of dance started at a young age when she started taking class at the age of 5. Continuing her training through childhood, she was accepted to the prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas where she studied ballet, modern, jazz, tap, musical theatre and dance composition. After high school, she was awarded a scholarship to train at the University of Arizona School of Dance under the instruction of the world renowned James Clouser, Amy Earnst, Melissa Lowe, Susan Quinn, Sam Watson, and Michael Williams. Angela was awarded “Most Outstanding Senior” and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors of fine arts in dance. She has also studied dance at The Juilliard School, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, School of Pennsylvania Ballet, The Limón School and Broadway Theatre Project. Angela’s performing credits include It’s a Wonderful Life, Chicago, Evita, and Grease with Theatre Under the Stars and J & D Entertainment in Houston, Texas. She has performed as a back up dancer for Clay Walker and has been featured in national commercials for the WNBA. Combined with her extensive experience, Angela’s infectious energy and passion for dance make her an admired teacher amongst her students.


 Sharon Anzora

Sharon Anzora started dancing at the age of three. As a Bay Area native, she grew up performing and competing locally in tap, ballet, hip hop, and jazz. She also trained and performed extensively with Nicaraguan folklore dance groups all over Northern California. She was thrilled by the opportunity to join the faculty at West Coast Dance Conservatory. Her favorite thing about dancing is that it is all about self expression and confidence and she hopes to instill that in all her students. The biggest reward for Sharon as a dance teacher is seeing her students step out of their comfort zones and see them get inspired.


corie headshot cropped KMK_3453Corie Brickman

Corie Brickman grew up dancing in the Bay Area where she began taking classes at the age of three. She can still remember the pink ballet box that she carried her ballet slippers and tap shoes to class in. After many years of studying ballet, tap, and hip-hop, and competing in both jazz and lyrical, she went on to study ballet at the University of California, Riverside. After graduating, she moved back to the Bay Area and quickly found her love for teaching. Corie roots her teaching in technique while instilling a deep sense of self-confidence and positivity in all of her students.


JC headshot IMG_0186JC Caoile

JC has been teaching HipHop since the age of seventeen but has been dancing since the age of 6. He started with ballroom dancing, popping, and strutting and now trains himself in housing, locking, waacking, and breakdancing. JC likes to embrace all styles of dance by incorporating them into his choreography. He has been a team member of HipHop dance teams all around the Bay Area as well as a few outside the country. He founded Str8jacket, a competitive HipHop dance team located in the Bay Area. Aside from teaching HipHop, JC is Program Director for an afterschool program in Millbrae. He has taught at studios all around the Bay Area as well as several different high schools and elementary schools. His enthusiastic yet stern teaching style makes his classes very engaging for his students.


Dance Classes near Burlingame

Alysia Chang

ALYSIA CHANG, a Bay area native, spent her early years training at the Contra Costa Ballet. She went on to graduate magna cum laude from SUNY Purchase with a BFA and a Minor in Arts Management, receiving the ballet faculty award. Chang has danced with Sacramento Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, San Francisco Opera, DawsonDance SF, Concept 04, and Red Brick Company. Abroad she has toured China with Ziru Dance and was invited to study in Taiwan with the national company “Cloudgate” studying tai-chi, martial arts and modern dance. Most recently, she has been a member of the San Francisco Opera Ballet and Amy Seiwert’s Imagery bringing Amy’s ballet “Wandering” to the Joyce Theatre /Jacob’s Pillow and working with noted choreographer’s Gabrielle Lamb and Jennifer Archibald. This season Alysia appeared with SF Danceworks and Smuin Contemporary Ballet for the 2018 Fall Season. Alysia’s repertoire includes new works by Helen Pickett,Yannis Adoniou, Melissa Barak, Graham Lustig, Nick Korkos, Janice Garrett/Charles Moulton and classics by George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Lila York, and Mark Morris, Alysia was lucky study composition under the late Kazuko Hirabayashi at SUNY Purchase. Using this strong foundation, she has choreographed for the Sacramento Ballet’s annual “Beer and Ballet” performances and has been commissioned twice by local Ziru Dance. Alysia enjoys teaching the next generation and has taught at numerous schools around the Bay Area and been invited to teach at Celebrity Conventions and Dance Masters USA.

Dance Classes for Kids

Alice Foy

Alice Foy grew up in Millbrae, CA, and has attended West Coast Dance Conservatory since the age of 7, where she did ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, ballet, lyrical, and contemporary dance, in addition to being part of WCDC’s Dance Company. She began her teaching career at the age of 17, where she discovered her love of children. She then decided to pursue a BA in Education Sciences at UC Irvine, where she graduated within 2 years with specializations in Early Childhood Learning and Development and Children’s Learning and Development. Her favorite part of teaching dance is watching her students learn new skills, work hard at them, and gain confidence in their abilities!

Ballet Classes

Logan Learned

Logan Learned was born in Berkley, California and knew he wanted to be a professional ballet dancer when he was 7.  He trained at the San Francisco Ballet School for 8 years before moving to Orlando to work with Fernando Bujones. He was with the Orlando Ballet for 3 years before getting a job with the Sarasota Ballet in 2008.  He danced with them for 10 years, 6 of those years as a Principal Dancer before retiring and moving back to the Bay Area. Some of his most notable work is Male Lead in Balanchine’s Who Cares?, The Blue Boy in Fredrick Ashton’s Les Patineurs and the Prodigal Son in Balanchine’s Prodigal Son.  He is excited to be back in California and to be dancing in the area he grew up in.



Dance in Millbrae

Clarissa Ko 

Clarissa K. Ko is a dance educator and choreographer. She received her BA in Performing Arts and Social Justice from the University of San Francisco and her MSEd in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University.  She is currently dancing with Lizz Roman and Dancers and 13th Floor Dance Theater. Through her dance company, Five Feet Dance, Clarissa has presented work at CounterPulse, SAFEhouse for the Arts, Little Boxes Theater, and the Asian Art Museum. 




moyer headshot imageChristine Moyer

Christine is a California native, fitness professional, wife, and mom. Before becoming a fitness professional, she was a professional ballet/modern dancer with a small company in San Francisco. Christine has always had a love of movement and expression. As a child she looked up to gymnasts and dancers. She admired their grace, athletic ability, and determination. Inspired, she would get up early to workout before school, and begged her mom for dance lessons. She started out with tap, and never looked back. As a teen, she attended a Performing Arts High school, where she would focus on dance, musical theater, and performing. In college, she wanted to do nothing more than dance professionally. She focused all her energy on ballet and modern dance, teaching classes, and mentoring.  Dance not only put a smile on her face, but taught her how to work hard, have discipline, and set goals. Christine loves nothing more than sharing this passion with others. Encouraging and patient, she loves teaching children, and seeing that love of dance come to life in them.


Dance ClassesAmanda Whipple

Amanda’s passion for dance started at a young age when she saw the Nutcracker Ballet. Soon enough, she was accepted at the San Francisco Ballet where she started her training. She has also trained with Alonzo King Lines Ballet, and The Joffrey Ballet. In high school, she pursued dance with Bay Area hip hop teams and enjoyed traveling and competing. The journey continued through college and she graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Dance. After college, she began teaching and also performing for international music artists. Dance has always been a positive outlet for her and she encourages students to stay dedicated and learn to work hard through Dance.