Our Teachers

Our Teachers are Our Gifts

Gymnastics Coaches

We have the best trained gymnastics staff in the Port. All instructors meet weekly to increase their teacing knowledge, go over safety standards, and lesson plan for the next week. They want to ensure that the students learn effectively in a safe environment while have fun. The teachers have passed their National Risk and Safety Certifications along with their gymnastics coaching certification from USA Gymnastics University.

  • Arik Abulon, aka. Coach Spikey UCLA Grad (Applied Psychology), currently in Med school. USAG Club Gymnastics competitor, UCLA cheer and Cheer Coach, Former Disney Animator and Stuntman
  • Shae Rose – Gymnastics and Art Teacher, Educational Research. Honor Roll Student, Ivy League College qualifications, USAG Club gymnastics competitor (Western Regional Gold Medalist) Academic Scholarship to Western Washington University
  • Jackie Cortez – Gymnastics, Fitness, Dance and Art Teacher. Former San Pedro High School Dance Captain (Pirate Dancers), High school recreational gymnast, Drill Team, Fitness Instructor, singer, choreographer
  • Stacy Alvarez – Owner, Gymnastics, Dance, and Art Teacher. Former USAG club competitor (State Gold medalist), Professional dance theatre performer, choreographer. 30 consecutive years teaching movement.
  • Jade Easley – Gymnastics and Dance. US Army Veteran an still in the reserves, former USAG competitor, Former dancer and instructor at Debbie Allen Dance Academy
  • Megan Escobar – Gymnastics and Dance Teacher, Administration. Currently at Northridge University (Kinesiology). Modern Dance and Ballet at SMU, (studied with Master Teacher, Charlotte Richards) Former Zumba, Pilates, and Fitness Instructor at various national fitness centers.

Dance Teachers
The dance teachers have a thousand years of dance experience combined!

  • Palma Skorin – Ballet Teacher. Artist extraordinaire. Rosalie and Alva’s prodigy. Trained ballet as an adult in France, where her family is from. A distinguished dancer in the community of San Pedro. Teaching Ballet for 4 decades. Her accolades will take up 4 pages.
  • Marel Drake – Ballet Teacher for 4 decades.
  • Consuelo Schroder – Ballet/Contemporary Ballet Teacher. Former Jazz and Flamenco performer. Currently a massage therapist for USC Athletic Dept., Healing arts.
  • Sarah McVickar – Contemporary Jazz. Currently Long Beach State University Dance/Science major, Former Disney Dancer, PV High School Dance Team.
  • Steven “Tseven” Palmer – STOMP & Rhythm Teacher. Form Young American Performer, and Broadway STOMP original cast member. Currently performs with many entertainment groups, personal trainer, Former MP – military veteran.
  • Sharon Palmer – Tap & Ballet Teacher. Current Dance director at Palos Verdes Intermeiate School. Former Young American, BA in Dance, MA in education. Musical theatre and dance master.
  • Kayleen Kamimura – Urban Hip Hop Teacher. Currently a Physical therapist assistant at Torrance Memorial, former Carson high school captain of hip hop crew, former member of Common Ground. Current Director of Play Ground in Irvine.
  • Leslie Harvey – Tap and Jazz Teacher. New York and Los Angeles Broadway Performer, choreographer and teacher. Original cast member of CATS. Studied with Hubbard Street in Chicago, danced Nationally for years. Currently take Taiko Drumming! and is at Miraleste Intermediate (and other organizations) choreographing for Musical Theater.
  • Laura Whiteside – Ballet, Tap, Adult High Heels and Creative Movement Teacher. Teaching dance for decades, Formerly trained with Jimmy DeFore, the Edge, and Ballet Pacifica. You might see her at Chadwick or or other local studios and schools teaching dance. We are very lucky. One of the highlights of her career was touring as the real-life Barbie for Mattel Toys.
  • Lia Colbert – Hip Hop and Gymnastics – San Pedro High School Pirate Dancer and Drill Team Member – Lia in currently attending San Pedro High School.

Music Teachers

  • Chris McCarthy – Guitar, Beginning Bass, Ukulele Teacher
  • Chuck Alvarez – Guitar Teacher, Beginning Bass
  • Abraham Cervantes – Piano, Vocals, including Opera, & Guitar
  • Bethany Langdon – Piano & Vocals
  • Tess Rose – Vocals, including Opera
  • Rosalyn Frauman – Piano

Administrators

  • Diamond Barr
  • Laura Rees – Office
  • Lisa Rossi
  • Genie Tardio

Alvas Liaisons 

  • Jack Snead
  • Art Valdez
  • Matt Lincir