About The Owner
Jennie has loved dance since a child and was always found choreographing her own pieces to perform. She grew up very involved in the arts performing musically, theatrically and in dance. She studied dance and Child Development during her time in Orange County at Orange Coast College, Fullerton College, and received her BA from Vanguard University. She was part of Collective Productions Dance Company from BC Canada and toured with them in the US and Canada. While in Canada she assisted in Running a Dance Academy and expanded the Dance Academy into surrounding communities as well as teaching.
Since residing in San Diego she has been part of San Diego’s Heartlight for Kids, teaching in the San Diego school District with performances at Qualcomm Stadium. Her college studies and life experiences as a Nanny, Parent Coach, and Children’s Instructor have enhanced her love for children and taking part in their growth and development.
She has also been a part of the Orange County Swing dancing community for 6 years, taught at the University of San Diego, Coronado Adult Education, and loves hosting Dance Workshops. Jennie LOVES Zumba and getting adults out on the floor having fun while simultaneously getting fit. She has a passion to see others learn to express themselves through dance in a fun, safe, community environment. She believes dance is not just a skill to be learned but an inspired movement to be expressed.
Lorelle was born and raised in San Diego, and started dancing by the age of 3. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, and lyrical through the local city recreation department. Soon, she became involved with two different performing companies, and danced throughout high school. Her love of dance encouraged her to pursue teaching at a small dance studio, and also the YMCA. She is so grateful for her next chapter as an instructor at Expressions Dance and Fitness!
Teejay danced from the age of 8 through college with PASACAT Filipino Folk Dance Troupe. While dancing and teaching at PASACAT in his teens he discovered his passion for teaching. He later pursued Hip Hop dance and joined the "Rejects Crew" and was a TV backup dancer in the Philippines. He then journeyed into creating his own choreography and teaching Hip Hop as well. He currently has his own streetwear clothing company called KINGDOM and teaches Kids Hip Hop.
"My 5 year old daughter loves Expressions Dance! Miss Jennie is sweet and attentive, which makes my daughter feel welcomed and special. Miss Jennie has a great class structure that keeps the students engaged and I'm always impressed with the beautiful creative dances they come up with!" - Carina
“As a parent, I was very excited to take my daughter to her first-ever dance class! She looked forward to it every week and there is nothing better than picking up your child from a class and seeing her happy and joyful. Ms. Jennie was so welcoming and created a beautiful and safe environment.” - Marilyn
“My 5 year old daughter took Ms Jennie’s Creative movement class and absolutely loved it. The class was well organized and social distancing practices were in place. She was a wonderful teacher who used positivity to guide her students. I absolutely recommend her class to anyone thinking about signing up their kids for dance!” - Jennifer N.
“Ms. Jennie is always so positive and inviting. My daughter loves her classes!” – Brandy
Expressions dance class has been a wonderful introduction to the joy of dancing for our 3yr. Ms. Jennie is a skilled teacher who provides the kiddos with fun, age appropriate & technique accurate instructions. The positivity and care taken with each child really sets these classes apart. We have greatly missed Expressions dance class & look forward to rejoining when a time works for our schedule. We tried another dance studio, but sadly the quality of instruction was so poor, we did not continue our enrollment there. Many thanks to Ms. Jennie for setting the bar high on quality; we look forward to our next class with her!
“Our daughter loved her dance class with Jennie and still talks about it! The classes were great, and Jennie is wonderful with the kids. Highly recommend it!” – Jessica