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Davis, CA 95618
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Dance Workshop Faculty  
2016-2017
 
Pamela Trokanski  
Director
Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Floor Barre, Earth Rhythms,                
Dance for Parkinson's, Second Wind
Pamela Trokanski received her BA in
Dance from SUNY Empire State college.
In addition to teaching and running the
Dance Workshop since August of 1984,
she has directed the Pamela Trokanski
Dance Theatre (since 1985), The Third
Stage (since 1994), and the PTDT
Apprentice Company (since 2009).

She worked with the California Arts
Project from 1993 - 2003 as a presenter
in Dance across the Curriculum and
holds a current California Teachers
Credential and CLAD Credential,
teaching dance at Davis Senior High
School since January 1984.  

She has also written as a dance critic for
the Davis Enterprise.
Erica Ripley
Ballet, Tap, Body Conditioning
Erika Ripley  brings over 16 years of
serious training in multiple technical
styles including ballet, contemporary,
tap and jazz. She graduated from Ball
University with a Major in General
Studies and a Minor in Dance. Her
ballet training includes a strong
background in Cecchetti.
Rebecca Hennagir
American Fusion Belly Dance
Rebecca Hennagir  has been studying various forms
of dance since she was 11 years old. She has been
studying belly dance since 2005 and has been a belly
dance instructor since 2009.  Prior to 2012, Rebecca
performed under the direction of the belly dance pioneer
Amy Sigil throughout the U.S. and abroad with Amy's
internationally renowned Tribal Fusion troupes,
UNMATA and Verbatim.  Since 2013, Rebecca has been
a troupe member and contributing choreographer to the
award-winning Fusion belly dance troupe, ShupaDa,
founded by Ayre Briar. While she has studied various
forms of traditional and folk Middle Eastern dance, most
of Rebecca's training and experience with belly dance
has been in Tribal Fusion and Improvisational Tribal
Style (ITS). Rebecca holds a B.S. in Business
Administration from Sacramento State University.  She is
also the co-owner of Never Lost Tattoo in Sacramento
along with her husband of 18 years, SteveO Hennagir, a
celebrated and award-winning tattoo tattoo artist.
Taylor Herrera
Ballet
Taylor Herrera has studied classical ballet since 1996, with an early focus on RAD
training with Katie Heil. In addition she has studied at the Idyllwild Arts Academy (summer
program 2005), at Steps on Broadway, the Berkeley Ballet Theater, Deane Dance Center,
and the Sacramento Ballet. She graduated in 2012 with her BA in Spanish and
Spanish-American studies from Mills College, where she also took ballet classes from
Sonya Delwaide-Nichols, department head of dance. In addition to studying ballet, Ms
Herrera has studied African dance, Zumba, Modern, Hip Hop, and Flamenco.  Her
performance experience includes six consecutive seasons with the Sacramento Ballet's
annual Nutcracker, Applegate Dance Company, and Momentum Dance Company of DHS,
2007-2008.
Hanna  Herrera  
Ballet / Dance Team
Hanna Herrera has been dancing for nineteen years. She received RAD technique ballet
training from Katie Heil, danced for 5 years in the Applegate Dance Company, attended
multiple summer sessions with the Sacramento Ballet, and participated in summer
intensives with California Ballet and Berkeley Ballet Theater. Hanna performed in the
Sacramento Ballet Nutcracker for three years. She danced with the Davis High School
Dance Team for one season and Mirror Image Competition Team as an Elite team
member. Hanna is currently a student at Sacramento State University studying kinesiology.
Manon Spycher
Pre-Jazz
Manon Spycher began her dance
training at a young age and over the
last decade has been trained in
classical ballet, jazz and Zumba.
Manon has taught Zumba classes for
adults, ballet classes for teens, and a
creative movement class for children
aged 3 to 5..

Manon also has over a decade’s worth
of working with children, working as a
nanny and babysitter for children
between the ages of newborn and 13.
She has always found joy in helping
and watching children learn, grow and
discover their creative side. Above all,
Manon believes that dance is powerful
and important and should be fun for
and accessible to all..
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