Teacher Bios

Celinda Bradley

Celinda is the owner of En Pointe Dance & Fitness.  She began dancing at the age of three in a small town in Northern California.  She danced with Ballet Repertoire Theatre throughout her high school years.  

 

She continued to dance in college and followed her love of dance to California State University, Long Beach where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Celinda owned and operated a children's mobile dance company for the past ten years, bringing dance to children in preschools, elementary schools and junior high schools.  

 

She has performed in ballets such as "The Nutcracker," "Cinderella," "Alice In Wonderland," "Hansel & Gretel," "Sleeping Beauty" and many others.  Celinda is a certified Burn at the Barre instructor and is licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba Toning and Zumbatomics.  

 

She is excited for  the opportunity to bring dance and fitness to the community through En Pointe Dance & Fitness.

Adrian Young

Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Adrian started dancing at the age of six with Ballet, Tap and Jazz and at age 11 Adrian was accepted into Paula Morgan Dance Academy. Adrian continued her education as a Dance Major at California State University of Long Beach where she studied Lewitzky, Graham and Horton and also had the honor of working with such greats as Michele Simmons, Gus Solomon, Judith Jamison.

Shortly after finishing her studies at CSULB, Adrian met her mentor Winifred Harris, artistic director of Winifred R. Harris’ Between Lines Dance Company. Adrian fell in love with the movement and related to the vision and passion of the choreographer. Her drive, determination and attention to detail did not go unnoticed and she quickly became principal dancer and rehearsal director of Between Lines. You can say she was Winifred’s clone of “stylized technique”.

In addition to company/theatre work, Adrian has worked commercially with credits in television, film, music videos, and stage productions. Combining Lyrical, Modern, Hip-Hop, and Freestyle, she’s traveled nationally and abroad to such places as Japan, Korea, Europe and South America. She continued to develop her style, personality, business savvy, inner strength, and technique which kept her in constant demand as dancer, choreographer and teacher. Adrian has had the opportunity to work with such artists as Prince, Toni Braxton, Dr Dre, Drew Carey, Debbie Allen, Michael Jackson, Brian McKnight, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Spice Girls, Lou Bega, En Vogue, and Aero Smith just to name a few. Adrian was also an original cast member of the Broadway musical “The Lion King”, Los Angeles.

Adrian received her Pilates certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning under the supervision of Marie Jose- Blum. Her infectious energy and attention to detail helps her clients attain their personal goals of health, fitness and well-being. Adrian has a wonderful motivating style of teaching.

Amy LeNoble

Amy LeNoble is a professional Dancer and Instructor performing in both Los Angeles and New York City. She received a BA in Dance at Loyola Marymount University specializing in Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Jazz styles. Post college Amy went on to dance commercially working with artists including: Omarion, K Smith, Ashley Tisdale, Lil Keesha, Fatal Mack, BoA, and Jupiter Rising. Her company credits include Keshet Chaim, under the direction of Beyonce's choreographer Kobi Rozenfeld, and Blue 13, founded by Bollywood legend Achinta McDaniel. Amy did promotional performances in NYC for Flash Mob America where she taught and performed for Suave, Arby’s, and Charmin. NY Commercial credits include: Michael Avila’s music video Forbidden, as well as the Feature Dance Film Fractures with director Rich Lugo. Tour and performance credits: Jim Linehan’s “BreakUpThrough” tour, NY tour for singer/songwriter Ebonie Smith, Cornell’s outreach program with YWAM (Youth With A Mission), and GX International USA Tour in 2013. Amy is very excited to have recently moved back to Long Beach, CA! She is one who knows that nothing is impossible for those who believe, and plans to spread that message through her dancing.

Caitee Ferenci

Caitee Ferenci began dancing at the age of 5, in her hometown of Visalia, CA. She has been trained in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, hip hop, musical theater, and contemporary. Trained under the direction of Teresa Vidak, Caitee was exposed to many different choreographers from an early age, traveling to conventions and intensives such as Tremaine, iHollywood, and Dance League. She has taken master classes from iconic choreographers including Benji Schwimmer, Sheryl Murakami, Doug Caldwell, and Laurie Johnson and has participated in numerous community performances, annual recitals, and competitions. She also was a member of her high school dance team, IN MOTION. When she is not dancing, Caitee is a Kinesiology student at California State University, Long Beach, obtaining her degree in Adapted Physical Education. It is her joy and passion to spread dance and movement to all people.

Charles Fentroy

Charles Fentroy started dancing in high school as mostly a Jazz and Hip-Hop dancer. After graduating he moved on to South West Texas University and played football and majored in Sports Science and minored in Dance. Charles played professional football in Canada for 3 years while he served in the Navy.  At that time, he decided to get back into dance and focused mostly on Ballet, studying under Cindy and Patrick Bradley, Patricia Stander, and Dudley Davies. Ballet became his new love.  Charles danced for several companies such as San Pedro City Ballet, Dance Peninsula Ballet, Philosophy In Motion Dance Company, and more. He has been teaching Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Lyrical and Contemporary for 20 plus years.  He also has been in the competition circuit for many years and is a judge and choreographer for Miss Dance and Drill Team USA.

Chelsea Johnson

Chelsea Johnson is a recent transplant to Long Beach from Chicago. She graduated with honors from Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in dance, choreographic concentration. She received extensive ballet training through high school, but fell in love with modern and contemporary dance in college. After graduation, Chelsea danced as an apprentice for Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater and company member for Noumenon Dance Ensemble, Innervation Dance Cooperative SPEAKS, Tapestry Dance Company, Project606, and a featured dancer with Core Project. Her choreography has been showcased at Going Dutch, an all female choreographers showcase in Chicago, and Delve Showcase. Her most recent passion is fitness and completed her certification in Jillian Michaels Body Shred in 2015. Chelsea is enjoying soaking up the Cali sun, riding her bike around Long Beach, and exploring new places with her husband. 

Laura Schierhorn

Lexie Davis

Lexie Davis began dancing at the age of 4 and fell in love instantly. Born and raised in Southern California, Lexie danced at Expressions Dance training in various styles until she found her niche in Hip-Hop and liturgical dance. Lexie has always loved teaching and working with children and found she was now to do both at En Pointe Dance and Fitness as the Mini Hip Hop and Boys Hip Hop dance teacher and the after schools program coordinator. 

Liz Gilliand

Born and raised in Long Beach, Liz has trained extensively in all genres of dance throughout the L.A. and Orange County areas. She began her training at the age of 8 years old at a local studio in Long Beach. Shortly after beginning her training she began her teaching career at the age of 12. Liz danced through high school and received a dance scholarship to Chapman University where she continued to broaden her dance training to include Modern, Dunham African Dance, Pilates and Musical Theatre. She has performed with Van Son Entertainment in Orange County and Atlantic City. Though she has taken a few hiatuses from teaching and training to recover from injuries and start a family, dance has always been a part of her life in some form or another. Upon her recent return Liz has discovered a new passion for Burn at the Barre. She is currently teaching Adult Barre, Ballet and Lyrical. Liz has taught all ages from toddlers to adults and thoroughly enjoys being a part of each of her students’ journey through dance. 

Rachel Robbins

Rachel Robbins began her ballet training at the age of seven in Long Beach, California. From there she continued her education throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, where she studied under Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner, Hasmik Amirian, Diane Lauridsen, Charles Maple, and Shani Englert. She attended summer programs at Tulsa Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Maple Conservatory of Ballet, Polish National Ballet School in Warsaw, Poland.

 

Rachel attended Butler University on scholarship and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Pedagogy. Upon graduating, Rachel performed with ARC Dance Productions in Seattle, WA, as a company apprentice. 

 

Rachel is excited to begin a teaching career and is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for ballet students while developing strong technical and artistic understanding. 

Vannia Ibarguen

Vannia Ibarguen, a ballet dancer from the age of ten, went on to complete her undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering and graduated Magna Cum Laude. As a dancer, she has performed in Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Hong Kong, Colombia, and the US. She was a Soloist at the Ballet Municipal of Lima (Peru), and finalist at the XIII International Ballet Competition. In 2005, Vannia received the Best Dancer and Choreography Award in Argentina. In Washington DC, she has performed with Nejla Yatkin’s NY2Dance, and Teatro de Danza Contemporanea. Vannia has also been an e-Business Consultant, Communication Manager at the National Dance Council-Peru, and a journalist for DanzaHoy e-Magazine. 

She obtained her MFA in Dance at the University of Maryland in 2009, and she has been teaching ballet, Contemporary Dance, Modern Dance, Dance and Technology, Site Specific Dance, Composition, Improvisation. Among the artists she worked with at the University of Maryland are John Jasperse, Tere O'Connor, Donna Uchizono and Victoria Marks. Vannia was awarded the Anne Zirulnik Student Scholarship for exceptional promise in Dance Education in the NDEO Conference in New York in June 2009.

 

Vannia has been Artistic Director of her own dance troupe company called VIDA - Vannia Ibarguen Dance Arts Since 2005, choreographing and directing more than 20 small dances and seven full evening shows; and she is Artistic Director of Global Water Dances, a non profit organization whose mission is to inspire action, leadership, and international collaboration for environmental water solutions around the world through the universal language of dance.

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