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Faculty & Staff

Artistic Directors

Founder/Executive Director

Jen Bradford

Jen Bradford began dancing at a very early age in Utah and continued her training in the California Bay Area and New York City. While in NYC she received the Steps on Broadway scholarship and had the opportunity to study and perform repertoire with some of the most innovative choreographers in the city.

Managing Director/Ballet Director

Michael Levine

Michael Levine has been involved with professional dance for over 24 years. He has had the privilege of dancing with companies such as the Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and San Francisco Ballet.

Ballet Director

Maia Wilkins

Maia Wilkins has taught and helped with dance workshops and performances at all levels throughout the country. She is honored to continue Gerald Arpino’s legacy as a répétiteur and board member for the Gerald Arpino Foundation.

Robin Barthomolew
Tap Director

Robin Bartholomew

Robin Bartholomew began her training in the bay area at age five, studying ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics. She began her professional career by joining the San Francisco Ballet Company to study and perform.

Hip Hop Director

Nhan Ho

Nhan Ho, an established artist from Sacramento, California, is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, and director. He is most known for his fusion of dance styles and movements.

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ACCESS Director

Lindsey Oester

Lindsey is a native of Southern California where she studied classical ballet under Laurence Blake, Cynthia Young and Kristen Olsen Potts. She went on to attended The School of American Ballet in New York City.



Cory Betts

Born & raised in Sacramento, California. Cory began dancing at the age of 5. Training at multiple studios but predominantly receiving training from The Sacramento Ballet & Northern California Dance Conservatory.


Dacia Biletnikoff

Dacia Biletnikoff was born and raised in California, USA. She started her formal training under Jen Bradford and Kelly Archer in Modern dance techniques, at Northern California Dance Conservatory.


Tessa Buys

Tessa Buys has been teaching dance in the Sacramento area for over twenty years. Originally from Utah, she trained extensively in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, ballroom, tap, and acting


Tina DeVine

Tina received her early training from the Rose Marie Floyd Studio of Dance in Royal Oak, Michigan, where she completed six levels of the Cecchetti Method of Ballet by the age of 16.


Peggy Dolkas

Peggy Dolkas was born in Auburn, California and studied under Sheila Humphreys, former dancer and Ballet Mistress of The Royal Ballet of London.


Sarah Marshall

Sarah began dancing as a young student, finding a special love for ballet as she grew. She was raised in El Dorado Hills, studied under Georgina Coleman at Center Stage Dance Academy, and joined Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical/ Contemporary companies there.


Becca Newton

Becca Newton, originally from Sacramento, CA, is a graduate from CSU Long Beach where she obtained her BFA in dance.


Lara Spence

Lara Spence was born in Cape Town, South Africa. In South Africa, she worked freelance performance and teaching jobs as well as with, Matchbox Theatre Collective, a release-based dance company.


Alex Stewart

Alex is a proud Sacramento native and has been based in New York City since 2016 where he has has been given the opportunities to work with some of the premier theatre companies and creatives in the US.

Administrative & Support Team

Michelle Alias – Administrative Director

Sherry Hechtle – Office Manager

Mike Hechtle – Financial & Account Manager

Tanya Lykins – Office Assistant

Jessica Lawrence – Social Media Manager

Andra Jamison – Costume Manager

Susan Broaddus – Costume Advisor/Designer

Tamara Plummer – Volunteer Coordinator

Rich Kirlin – Theater Technical Manager

Silas Barker – Multi Media Production/Videography

Tim Engle – Studio and Show Photographer