Lisa Phelps

Lisa is a mediation attorney and dance advocate in Santa Barbara, California. Her web site and allied social media presence SB Dance Sugar is dedicated to supporting and promoting dance on California’s central coast. In addition to advocating for accessible, affordable dance for everyone (regardless of age, socio-economic background, ability or training level) through SB…

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Suzanne Citere

Suzanne Citere is originally from New York City where she studied dance with some of the finest instructors in the country. She moved to Lighthouse Point in 1996 and since then, has been on faculty at Dance Theatre of Parkland, Dance Theatre of Broward and Broward Dance Academy. Suzanne has been a dance educator for…

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Ray Owens

Ray Owens has been B-Boying, Poppin’ and Lockin’—the original styles of today’s hip hop dance—for more than 30 years as an accomplished break dancer. He’s in his 16th year of teaching overall (5th with the Julie Lang Studio of Dance) and enjoys teaching dance to students of all ages. Ray taught hip hop, breakin’ and…

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Leanna Forcucci

Leanna Forcucci is the Co-Owner and Co-Director of CF Dance Academy in Fullerton, CA and has been teaching dance for over 26 years. She has also taught for several other dance studios in Orange County and even worked as the lead ballet teacher for a competing dance troupe in Austin, TX, where she also worked…

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Ricki Huff

Ricki Huff represents dancers and young choreographers in the industry on the Y.P.A.D. Panel. Ricki interned with Y.P.A.D. for two weeks in Los Angeles in 2015 and it was an experience that changed his life and opened his eyes to what was happening in the dance industry. Ricki currently teaches and choreographs for 24/7 Dance,…

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