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Instructors

Felicia Fry

With over 20 years of experience in dance education and choreography, Felicia Fry has leveraged 30 years of personal training, from Cecchetti to UC Irvine, to help hundreds of students excel in the art of dance. Felicia began her training under long time Cecchetti Society board member, Jean Fulton at Sierra Dance Academy in Roseville, California where she studied and tested under the Cecchetti method for 15 years.

In 2003, Felicia moved to southern California to attend the leading dance program at UC Irvine, where she would receive her B.F.A. in Dance with anEmphasis in Performing. While attending UCI she was a member of the Donald McKayle's Etude Ensemble and the founder of the Community Outreach Program for Bare Bones Dance Theatre, which educated local High School students on the process of producing a dance show and encouraged them to pursue a college education. While dancing with Dave Massey, she placed first at the 2004 Gus Giordano's Jazz Dance World Congress in Costa Rica. She has also spent summers training with Cecchetti USA, Lines Ballet in San Francisco and Summer Lee Rhatigan at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance.

In 2007, Felicia returned to Northern California and opened Anti-Gravity School of Dance in Roseville, where she received high praise for offering scholarships to underprivileged children. In addition to volunteering at several local charter and public schools, Felicia has been a member and supporter of the Sacramento Area Dance Alliance. She is one of the newestCommittee members of Cecchetti USA and was a coach in the Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition in 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. She holds an Associate Teaching Certificate from Cecchetti USA and has held a Personal Training certificate from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. After nine years of living her dream owning and operating a successful dance school, Felicia now focuses on providing quality dance instruction to children of all ages in Northern California.

Serena Peterson

Serena Peterson began dancing at 8 years old at a local studio, mainly under the instruction of Felicia Flores. During her time with Ms. Flores, she focused on the Cecchetti method of ballet, as well as other methods of ballet, jazz, and contemporary throughout her career as a dancer. Serena previously taught at Ticks Dance School and was often a guest choreographer for Oakmont High School.

Aidan Ward

Aidan took her first dance class at age 7 at her home studio, Step 1 Dance and Fitness, and has trained in jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, hip hop, modern, and musical theater. She began choreographing at age 14, and has since choreographed several group pieces and solos. She is currently dancing competitively in jazz, tap, and hip hop, and is working hard to fulfill her dream of becoming a professional tap dancer. Her biggest inspirations include Jason Samuels Smith, Michelle Dorrance, and Melinda Sullivan.