2720 Del Rio Place
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 756-3949
Dance Workshop Faculty  
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
 
Pamela Trokanski
Pamela Trokanski is the Director of the Dance Workshop.
She holds a BA in Dance and has been teaching,
choreographing, and performing for
over 30 years. She
teaches a wide range of classes at the studio, reflecting
her interest and belief in the importance of a "multilingual
approach" to a dancer's training. She teaches the
Modern/Contemporary Classes, as well as Jazz, Earth
Rhythms (an African -ethnic based dance form) Dance
Improvisation and Ballet level Beginning I for children. She
also teaches all the Pre-Ballet and Pre-Contemporary
Classes.
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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.

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more and see an interview with Heather.
Caitlin Tiffany
Caitlin Tiffany is a graduate of UC Davis, holding a
degree in psychology with an emphasis in biology. She
has been dancing for 16 years and, while she trained
primarily  in ballet, she also studied jazz, tap, hip hop,
and lyrical/contemporary. She has taught dance to
students ranging in age from 7 to 18, in San Jose, since
2006.

After two years on her high school dance team, she led
them to win the title of Grand National champions as
co-captain of the team at the United Spirit Association's
nationals in Anaheim.
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.
Debbie Eernisse
Debbie Eernisse has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Adult
Development and Aging from UC Davis plus a background in Occupational
Therapy.  She is able to select, grade, and adjust an activity, exercise or yoga pose
to meet the needs of the individual.  She is a registered yoga instructor with 400
hours of study, a graduate from the 2005 & 2009 Yoga Teacher Training at The Bo
Tree.

Over the past 6 years she has taught Prenatal Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Slow Flow and
Yoga for Healthy Backs & Neck.  She instructs elementary school children, high
school and college athletes as well as adults but specializes in beginners and
mature adults.  Her focus is on improving the aging body.

Debbie is also an ACE certified Personal Fitness Trainer for land and water and
has instructed group fitness classes and individuals for 13 years.  In her yoga
classes, she provides practical, innovative and safe ways to simultaneously
challenge and celebrate balance, strength and flexibility through yoga.
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