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SCHS Dance Team Staff

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Kelley Brown

Head Coach/ Director

Kelley Brown is originally from Northern California. She has studied various dance forms including Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Tap, Contemporary, Military and Hip Hop for the past 25 years. Kelley received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance with honors, along with a minor in Leadership and Organizational Studies from Chapman University. Kelley is a BASI certified Pilates Instructor with comprehensive dance specialization, along with a certification in Burn At The Barre. Kelley has been apart of the United Spirit Association for 12 years where she taught for the Dance Staff as a Head Instructor. She was apart of the program development team for the Dance Program as well as a Judge for the USA in both regional and national competitions. Kelley has taught and choreographed for several studios in Southern California where she has been awarded for her choreography. Kelley has been apart of the teaching staff at PAVE School of the Arts since season 1, where she teaches Pilates, Flexibility, Ballet, and Jazz to all ages. Kelley is passionate about supporting every student and encouraging them to be the best dancer and person they can be. She has been extremely humbled and grateful for the opportunity to be a support system for this wonderful program since 2019. Kelley looks forward to continuing the legacy and traditions so many have contributed before her, promoting unity, and excellence in all she does.


Savannah Hooks

Technical Dance Director/ Assistant Coach

Savannah Hooks has been dancing since the age of 3 and is classically trained in the Cecchetti Ballet System. She has a passion for all styles of dance with extensive training in many, including: contemporary, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, modern, and Irish dance. She has danced for a number of dance companies and crews including Unity Dance Ensemble, founded by Tessandra Chavez under the direction of Tarua Hall and Theo Ivey; High Profile Dance Crew, which resides in Las Vegas; and Establish Your Empire, founded by Gigi Torres. She graduated from CSUN magna Cum Laude obtaining a Mathematics degree where she received the F. Lynwood Wren Award. As an educator, Savannah has taught classes all over the country working as a Master Teacher, Choreographer and Coach. She has been a member of the dance staff for the United Spirit Association for almost 11, where she was awarded M.V.P for 2015, 2017, 2018, and received the Unity award for 2019. Savannah loves to create and has always had an absolute passion for choreography. She has been setting pieces on dancers from a very young age, and has choreographed countless award winning, and national title winning routines. She also values the importance of forever being a student, and invests into furthering her education at all times. She has assisted and/or trained under many great dance artists such as Dee Caspary, Tessandra Chavez, Tarua Hall, Liz Imperio, Kayla Kalbfleisch, KJ Gonzales, Keone Madrid, Gigi Torres, and many more. Conclusively Savannah absolutely loves teaching and inspiring others through dance and plans on doing just that for the rest of her life.​


Suzie Poetsch

Ballet Instructor

Suzie Poetsch started dancing at the age of 5 and fell in love with classical ballet which led her to scholarships at San Francisco Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet summer programs. She is trained in the Cecchetti method and R.A.D. Her 15 year professional career with Ballet Pacifica allowed her to explore the possibilities of dance with classical and contemporary choreographers such as David Allen, Diane Diefenderfer and Peter Pucci. She also toured with Los Angeles Ballet and David Taylor Dance Theater of Denver, CO.  Suzie has been a certified Pilates Instructor since 2001 through the Physical Mind Institute. Suzie loves to share her joy of dance, while focusing on proper technique for the longevity of her student’s dance careers.  She looks forward to sharing her passion of ballet with the SCHS Dance Team.


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Domenica Isola

Assistant Coach

Domenica Isola began her dance journey at the age of 7 in local community dance programs, where she grew her passion and dance technique. She joined the SCHS Dance Team as a sophomore in 2016. Inspired by comradery and rich tradition, Domenica went on to become a team captain during her senior year. Leading with poise, she captained the team to National and State wins. Now, she returns with excitement to coach her alma mater. Domenica fosters a team spirit, valuing hard work and fun in equal measure, just like her own memorable experience. Her strong connections with former teammates showcase the lasting impact of the team. With her experience and passion, Domenica hopes to ignite that same sense of belonging in new dancers, making them feel right at home in the dance room.

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