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.

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. 

Laura Schierhorn

Laura Jane Schierhorn, a Chicago native, began her dance career training with Watmora Casey, Homer Bryant, Bruce Stegman, Jay Fagan, Melissa Ridgway and Fletcher Nickerson. Upon moving to California, Laura continued her training at Jimmie DeFore Dance Center eventually becoming a company member of Jazz Spectrum under Artistic Director and company founder, Christine Baltes.

Laura also began teaching at several Southern California studios including the prestigious Southland Ballet Academy. Laura is an International award winning teacher and choreographer and has students that have gone on to have illustrious careers with companies such as ABT, Nashville Ballet, the Royal Ballet, Alonzo King’s LINES and many more.

For the last 15 years, Laura‘s work as a Global editorial and celebrity makeup artist and beauty editor has taken her across the globe, but dance has always been her first love.

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.