2720 Del Rio Place
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 756-3949
Dance Workshop Faculty  
Fall 2015
 
Pamela Trokanski  
Director
Pamela Trokanski received her BA in
Dance from SUNY Empire State
college. In addition to teaching and
running the Dance Workshop for the
last 30 years, 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,
teaching dance at Davis Senior High
School since January 1984.  

She has also written as a dance critic
for the Davis Enterprise.
Ayre Briar
American Fusion Belly Dance
Ayre Briar has been studying belly dance since 2006 and has
been performing in the greater Sacramento area since 2009.   
She has over 10 years of experience teaching subjects such
as math, science and English, and has been teaching belly
dance since early 2010.   She currently performs with three
local dance troupes whose styles range from Tribal Fusion
Belly Dance to Oriental (Cabaret) Belly Dance to World
Dance.  Ayre also performs as a percussionist for fire
performers, yoga retreats and other events.  In addition to
studying dancing and drumming, she has been running a small
photography business since 2004.  Ayre Briar received her
B.A. from UC Berkeley in Astrophysics.
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 for over fifteen years, 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.
Bruce King
Ballet
Bruce L. King is a California native who studied with
Eugene Loring, Mlada Mladova, and Tatiana
Riabouchinska. His expansive ballet career, boasting
both principal and soloist roles in numerous classical
repertoires, has spanned over 40 years.

In 1992, Mr. King retired from dancing and devoted
himself to teaching and choreography. As a dance
educator, Mr. King specializes in teaching young
children ballet pedagogy based largely in the French
system. He has served as a guest instructor and
character artist with such prestigious companies as
the Sacramento Ballet and State Street Ballet, as well
as the ballet division of the California Arts Academy.
Currently, he is resident choreographer, Master
Teacher, and character artist for Capitol Ballet
Company and Northern California Ballet Company
(NCB). He has staged two full length, world premiere
ballets: Heidi and A Christmas Carol, both for NCB. In
the spring of 2007, Mr. King also co-choreographed
Dracula with NCB’s artistic director, Trudi Angel. As a
character artist, Mr. King has performed many
diverse roles, including Herr Drosselmeyer in The
Nutcracker, Dr. Coppelius in Coppelia, Von
Rothbartin in Swan Lake, Dr. Van-Helsing in Dracula,
Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, and the title role
in Don Quixote.

Additionally, Mr. King is a fencing master and stage
sword fighting specialist with over 100 productions to
his credit. He also holds numerous degrees and
honors, including M.F.A. and M.A. degrees in
Theater Arts.
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