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Miranda Giles is a professional dancer with California Ballet in San Diego, Ca . She has a huge passion for ballet and sharing it with others. She has experience coaching YAGP winners and teaching ballet classes since she was 16. She grew up learning both Russian and Balanchine Ballet methods. We are excited to welcome Miranda to our Fall 2018 classes.
Sam Tribble is a former collegiate, All American gymnast. He has been inducted into
Sacramento’s Hall Of Fame for outstanding athletes. Sam continues to train Junior Olympic
athletes and participates in the Professional Development Program for USA Gymnastics. Sam
was the first US Worlds team coach for the sport of Cyr Wheel (2013 and 2015) and has
created the Progressive Axis Training (PAT)tm technique for teaching skill progression for the art of Cyr. He is certified through the IRV as a technical judge and served on the board of USA Wheel Gymnastics as a technical advisor. Sam was the owner and head coach of Giants
Gymnastics, a recreational and competitive mens and women USA gymnastics club from 1995 to 2010
Sierra Paris is pursuing her BFA in dance at San Diego State University. She grew up dancing and teaching at the Billy Clower Dance Studio in Ventura, Ca. We are excited to have Sierra join the Rap A Tap Family as one of our tap instructors.
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Courtney Giannone holds a BFA in Dance from Fordham University and the Alvin Ailey American Dance School. She is professionally trained in multiple forms of dance including: Ballet, the Martha Graham Technique, Lester Horton technique, release technique, the Jose Limon technique, modern partnering, improvisation, choreography and notation, and aerial/acrobatic dance. As of 2010, Courtney has completed six certifications for the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM ®, a wellness modality described as "the art of exercise and beyond." She also earned a personal training certification, and has instructed group classes in gymnastics, dance, STREB's action technique, and Inversion techniques.
Trixi Agiao grew up dancing traditional Igorot dances. Her first ties to dance were family, tradition, music, singing, and community. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in Dance from UCSD in 2011. She is a founding member of the Collective Dance Collective, based in San Diego and New York. She joined Visionary Dance Theatre and [the] movement initiative in the spring of 2013. Besides performing and choreographing, Trixi enjoys teaching dance and working for arts organizations like contACT ARTS and San Diego Fringe.
Meet Our Rap A Tap Staff
Josh Morris began his dance career in high school when a studio owner offered free jazz dance lessons to his football team. His love of dance flourished and by his senior year, he was helping teach tap classes to pay for additional classes in ballet, jazz, and tap. He continued exploring the world of dance in college and at age 18 was offered a student teaching position in the tap dance program at Brigham Young University. He has taught tap classes in Utah, Nevada, Colorado, California and Brazil. Currently, he splits his free time between his two horses, clogging with the Kickers Cloggers and California Rhythm Project.
Contemporary Acro Instructor
Summer Briggs has been training for the past 20 years in Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern and Liturgical dance. She received her Bachelors of Art in Dance from San Diego State University with a Minor in Business Administration. She received her Masters in Education and Teaching Credential from National University. Summer has taught and performed for international groups such as Pro Danza Italia, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Momentum Dance Theater and Capital Tap. She has been featured in a Sony commercial and as a backup dancer for recording artist Megan Henry. She has taught at several dance studios throughout the San Diego area and is currently a member of California Rhythm Project.