2720 Del Rio Place
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 756-3949
Dance Workshop Faculty  
Spring and Summer 2015
 
Pamela Trokanski
Pamela Trokanski received her BA in Dance from
SUNY Empire State college. She has directed the
Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre for 30 years, in
addition to teaching and running the Dance Workshop.
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.
Heather Wysong
Heather Wysong comes to us with 24
years of formal ballet training,
choreographic expertise, and
experience in the teaching of ballet.  
She currently teaches Ballet Levels 2 -4
and Variations.

Click on her name or picture to find out
more.
Bruce King
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.
Taylor Herrera
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.
Ayre Briar
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
Rebecca Hennagir has been dancing since
she was a child, studying multiple technical
styles. She now focuses primarily on American
Fusion style Belly Dance. She'll be taking over
the Thursday evening class, where many of you
have gotten to know her as both Ayre's sub
and
a wonderful teacher in her own right. More on
her to come!
Janine Klein
Janine Klein is a freshman at UC Davis and is
majoring in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation
Biology. She has been studying strictly hip-hop
and the art of break dancing for over 5 years.
Though she has trained with a company for
most of her dance career her real passion lies
in street dancing. Her choreography is
influenced by old-school styles like locking,
popping and breaking, and Latin based styles
she picked up when she lived in Costa Rica.
Janine has trained with several well-known
dancers in the hip-hop community, including
choreographers and performers from TV
shows So You Think You Can Dance and
America’s Best Dance Crew. She herself has
been in several local and international crews,
like the Elite Team, New Crew, Philippine Pride
and Crew Attraction. She is currently dancing
on the UC Davis team MOBility and loving it!
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