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Joanne Brown

Joanne started dancing at the age of 4 in San Francisco with Betty Gentry and Ardith Gotthardt. After Betty and Ardith moved to Fremont, Joanne continued her training with Amy Palmer. At the age of 6 she moved to Westlake in Daly City and took lessons at the St. Francis Heights Dance and Music Guild…

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Stephanie Gonzales

Stephanie Gonzales has been dancing since the age of 5 and continues to train in tap and jazz. She has trained in tap and jazz here at Joanne Brown Dancers for more than 15 years where she also competed on the competition team for many years. Stephanie also danced at Ohlone College for three years…

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Carol Keyser

Ballet is a lifelong love for veteran teacher Carol Keyser who trained at San Francisco Ballet before moving to New York for High School and Boston for College. She performed as first soloist in The Vergiu Cornea Dance Company, creating such roles as Solveg in “Pier Gynt,” The Dying Swan in “Carnival of the Animals.”…

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Aubrey Martinez

Aubrey began dancing for Joanne at the age of 4. She continued with Joanne until the age of 19, when she left and began her college career. During her years of dancing, Joanne recognized Aubrey’s natural ability for choreography at a young age. Joanne nurtured this gift and soon Aubrey was assisting with classes and…

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Serenity Siya Lui Mlay

Serenity grew up dancing since the age of four with various dance studios in the Bay Area such as Academy for the Performing Arts under the direction of Deborah Skinner and Janet Nordgren, Angela Marie’s Choreographics and at Ohlone College under the direction of Janel Tomblin-Brwon. She has also been heavily involved in the local…

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Amber Divina

Amber has performed in many of the biggest dance shows in California, including Battlefest, San Francisco Hip Hop Dancefest, Bustagroove, Body Rock and Vibe. He’s also been lucky enough to perform in the same concert as Amerie, Christina Milian and Bone Thugs & Harmony. For television, Amber was a featured dancer for a popular Filipino…

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