TDC STAFF BIO's
Brea Paillet (Director) grew up on stage as a little pageant girl in Bakersfield, CA. By age 8 began her training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Tumbling. In the late 80’s Brea appeared in numerous TV shows and national commercials and eventually became involved in the Miss America organization. Brea was first Miss Los Altos in 1996 and went on to be Miss Santa Clara in 1998. In 1997 Brea became a member or the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleading team where she worked with a wide range of choreographers and made numerous appearances in magazines and the USA cheer Catalog. Brea began teaching children over 20 year ago and has been the Director of The Dance Company of Los Gatos for the past 12 years. She is looking forward to many more years giving children the opportunity to perform and grow as dancers and helping them apply the lessons of dance to their future endeavors.
Miss Ale Yrure trained with the Ballet San Jose School for 9 years under the direction of Dennis Nahat and Lise la Cour. During her time there, she had the privilege of performing corps roles with the professional company. While in high school, she spent her summers studying with other prestigious ballet schools around the country, some of which include American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, and Orlando Ballet. Miss Ale graduated from Butler University with a BA in Dance Pedagogy. She has danced professionally with Peninsula Ballet Theatre and currently dances with Bay Pointe Ballet. Miss Ale is also certified in Pilates and is an instructor at Body Dynamic and Premier Pilates of Los Gatos.
Lynnette (Instructor) Lynnette has been dancing since the age of three. She has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and contemporary. She danced competitively since she was 12 and won numerous awards and recognition. After high school, she studied dance at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood. She then began dancing as a parade performer at Disneyland, where she performed in the Pixar Play Parade. At the age of 20, Lynnette made the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush team, where she cheered for four seasons. In her free time, she also teaches CycleBar spin classes. Lynnette began teaching dance at the age of 16 and is so excited to teach at TDC.
Aksana Laziuk (Ballet Instructor) graduated with honors from The State College of Arts of the Republic of Belarus in 2000 with specialization in choreography and qualification as a Folk and Ballet Master. Also, in 2003 Aksana received a Master's Degree from the State Belarusian University of Culture and Arts as a specialty dance performer, teacher, and choreographer. After her studies, Aksana was invited to perform with the famous State Academic Folk Dance Ensemble "Haroshki" and "Sviata". Also, she worked with many different choreographers in Europe. Her credentials include several years of work with the Taiwan Theatre in Hualien, MSC Cruises Company and Princess Cruises Company.
Missy Revino (Instructor) has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She has competed in various competitions throughout her 20 years of competitive dancing and received numerous awards. Missy was also a 2-time contestant in the Miss California pageant as Miss Gavilan Hills and Miss Northern California Regional. Missy has been teaching for over 20 years at several studios around the bay area. She has been an instructor at The Dance Company for over 8 years. Even as her family grows, The Dance Company and their staff and students will always be her family.
Esteban Deleon has been dancing and choreographing from a young age. In college, he created a dance group called Strategy where he put together performances for the college and the community. Esteban was granted a scholarship for dance towards his college education. He has been choreographing and teaching adults and children for the past seven years all over the South Bay. He started teaching at the Dance Company of Los Gatos in November 2015 where he teaches kids and teens hip-hop. He also offers Adult dance/fitness classes and workshops at the Studio. For a schedule of his adult drop-in dance/fitness/zumba classes please email him at Deleon.email@example.com.
In January 2017, Esteban will also offer Adult Hip-Hop Mom's class Thursday nights. Mom's will have the opportunity to perform in the end of the year recital if they choose. Email if interested Deleon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
My love of dance began in High School as I studied with the dance team and performed as a cheerleader also. During college I danced with the AFL San Jose Saberkittens for two years. I then joined the NFL in 2013 as a San Francisco 49ers cheerleader, I just finished up my 4th season with the Gold Rush! I also am a nanny to multiple families taking care of kids from ages 0 - 14 years old. I'm very much looking forward to teaching here at TDCLG!
Christian Vega comes with 20 years of Tumbling experience for Gymnastics, Dance, Cheer, and Martial Arts. He is proven with successful results by teaching all students in the Bay Area, including various students in TDC of Los Gatos. Also a family man, Christian understands that each student is different and will assess the talents and strengthen any weaknesses to the full extent of his ability. He is the one to get you to the next level in the field of Acrobatics & Tumbling for Dance performance.
It was at the age of three when Charleigh France was introduced to a beautiful art form
we know of as dance. Unable to keep still and keep off stage, she was put in the competition
world at the age of 5. From there she has continued to pursue dance as a professional career.
She believes it started in high school when she joined the San Jose Ballet School and from there it
unraveled to becoming apart of the San Diego State School of Music and Dance. Being apart of
the dance department at SDSU has opened many doors and allowed her to take advantage of
traveling opportunities such as attending the World Dance Festival in Poland, which included
work by Johannes Wieland and Idan Cohen(Israel), and a summer intensive at Tisch School of
the Arts in New York City, along with master classes at Julliard.
There she participated in choreography work by well known companies such as Ronald K. Brown, Battleworks and Gina Gibney Dance Company. A move to Vegas led her to work with the worlds famous Cirque Du Soleil along with cast members of Jubilee. From Vegas came a job offer in Mexico where she choreographed and performed with Barcelo Resorts and CoCo Bongo. During this time she has also been recognized by recording artists such as Ciara, Christina Agulaira and Busta Rhymes along with a participant in So You Think You Can Dance. In between traveling and technique classes Charleigh also teaches children and adults in San Diego as well as in Northern California.
Her award winning choreography can be recognized in all areas of California and Minnesota. From show choirs, competitive dance teams, productions and conventions to working with special needs children, and being a head judge at Dance Worlds, her passion for teaching will always be a big part of her career. Her career has taken her back to Southern California ,where she is currently erforming, choreographing, directing and teaching. Recently, Charleigh has become a well known convention teacher with DX in the Midwest circuit and international judge/instructor, currently doing work in Australia. With hopes and dreams of running her own conservatory and developing high end dance programs, Charleigh continues to travel and share her love for dance around the world.