Jennifer Barker, Pre-Ballet (3-4)
Jennifer has been dancing for many years. She was trained in classical ballet by Bobbi Bader and have been with First Covenant for the last 6 years. Jennifer continues to take and enjoy ballet, pointe, and jazz. She has performed with Placer Theater Ballet but loves to dance for the Lord here at First Covenant.
Angelique Feliciano, Jazz Ia, Tap II/III
Angelique Feliciano has been dancing for about eleven years. She trained in jazz for eleven, tap for seven years, and ballet, hip hop and swing here and there. She has also participated in partner dancing and musical theatre dances. This all started out at First Covenant Dance Studio. Her sister started dancing and it sparked Angelique’s interest. She would start by going and watching her sister’s class then she signed up to dance as well. She went with the dance studio to I LOVE DANCE competition downtown and performed in a group dance that placed a first place trophy. After she graduated high school she started taking classes and performing on the dance team at Folsom Lake College. She performed with them at Cal Expo, all around Folsom, El Dorado Hills, and Placerville; as well as also choreographing two successful numbers for her dance team. One of those dances got selected to be a guest dance at El Dorado Dance Academy’s Summer Concert. Now she’s back at First Cov and pursuing her joy of dance by taking over the level one jazz class. She loves it and wants to continue teaching dance as long as she can.
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Carolyn has been dancing for well over 20 years. As a younger dancer she favored tap and jazz, but quickly developed a love for ballet. She performed for many years with the Pas de Danse Ballet Company under the tutelage of Deril Balough and continued her training with Cara Rains. Before becoming Artistic Director and an instructor for First Covenant, she taught ballet for five years at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop in Davis, CA. Carolyn has choreographed for many productions and events and is the choreographer for One Way Productions, who perform at Three Stages in Folsom, CA. Her ballet choreography has received first place as well as overall high score for the age division at dance competitions in recent years. Carolyn is very grateful to God for all of these blessings and for leading her to this role at First Covenant. She enjoys keeping current in ballet technique, creating and modifying the studio's curriculum and of course spending time with her husband and new daughter, Cassie.
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Jackie Pascoe, Pre-Ballet (5-7), Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet (Ballet II/III), Jazz II/III
Jackie started dancing at the age of 3 and began training in classical Ballet at the age of 5 and has always loved to dance. Over the past nearly two decades, she has danced at many different studios spanning two states, starting tap and jazz at the age of 9 in Colorado. After coming back to California, she danced with Center Stage Dance Academy in El Dorado Hills and was part of its debut company Xtravadanzers. With Center Stage, she picked up Modern, Contemporary, Polynesian and several other forms in her 5 years with the studio. In her last year there, she taught pre-ballet to 3 to 4 year olds. Jackie came to First Covenant Church when she first moved to the area in late 2001. She saw An Evening In December for the first time that year and has since performed in every one since, saves for 2008 when she was away at school. She started dancing with the Dance Studio at First Covenant Church in 2005 as part of the Dance Company for the Christmas show but made her full transition over to the studio in fall 2007. Since then she has been in close connection with the studio and the company, assisting in Ms. Devin’s Monday Ballet/Jazz 1 class and taking on her own pre-ballet class in January 2012 as well as subbing for Ms. Carolyn’s Adult Ballet class. Jackie still takes class at the studio as well as studies at American River College in Fashion Design, having completed her AA in the subject just this past spring 2012.
Amelia Watson, Pre-Ballet (5-7)
Amelia Watson has danced since 1994 and has studied the fine arts disciplines of ballet, tap, jazz and pointe. She has studied at studios such as Old Towne Dance Center and Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet. She began dancing at First Covenant Dance Studio in 2004 and has enjoyed teaching ballet, jazz and tap for various ages at First Covenant since 2006.
Rose Watson, Pre-Ballet (5-7)
Rose has been dancing for fourteen years. She has taken ballet, tap, jazz and pointe classes. She has danced at Old Town Dance Center and Pamela Hayes Classical ballet. She came to First Coenant Dance Studio in 2004 and has been helping teach children for the past year. She is thrilled to be working in a Christian environment with people she enjoys.
Maryann has been dancing for 13 years. She started dancing at the Footloose Dance Studio in Quincy, CA, where she took classes in ballet, jazz, tap and pointe. At that studio, Maryann taught ballet classes for students up to age 12 and also held private lessons. She moved to Sacramento in 2009 and took a few dance classes at CSU Sacramento before joining the First Covenant Dance Studio in 2010. Dancing has always been a positive activity in her life and she loves the encouraging atmosphere that the studio at First Covenant offers to all of its students.
Sara has been dancing since before she can remember, starting with Junior Jazzercise as a tot and then taking her first formal dance class at age 10. She has been a member of several dance companies including Dance Expressions and University of the Pacific’s dance team. Eager for an opportunity to dance for the Lord, she joined First Covenant Dance Company in 2001 and has been in six seasons of “An Evening in December.” In addition, Sara has performed in the “Best of Broadway” annual show. She is excited to share her passion for Christ in her passion for dance as a teacher at First Covenant Church.
Leah has been dancing for 17 years and has studied at various studios in the Sacramento area, including Broadway Academy and The Dance Studio at First Covenant Church. She has performed in Best of Broadway, Swing! and An Evening in December. Leah was lead choreographer for Rosemont High School's productions of Bye Bye Birdie and Grease. She has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical/modern and contemporary, but specializes in tap.
Hannah started dance in 1999, when she was 4 years old. She took various ballet, tap, lyrical, and jazz classes at a dance studio in Carmichael until 2006. Then when that studio move locations, her family heard about the dance studio at First Covenant Church. Although she was sad and even a little scared to leave her former dance studio, she felt welcomed into the dance studio at First Covenant Church and began taking classes there in 2006, at the age of 11 and has enjoyed getting to be a part of the dance community and family here. Hannah says "It’s so cool to experience how loving and welcoming everyone that I dance with is. It’s also such a blessing and privilege to dance for the Lord! I now take ballet, pointe, jazz, and partnering and I hope to continue dancing throughout the next stages of my life- college and on. It is truly a God-given talent that I hope to pursue and never lose."