Tina has taught Ballet for all ages including primary ages 3 through adult.
She started teaching at the Severance School of Dance and has also taught at Danceworks Unlimited, Dance Rage, Dolce, and the Fresno Adult Program.
She has performed in several productions of the Fresno Ballet and has most recently been apart of Lively Arts' Nutcracker.
My name is Kaylene Fagan. I graduated within the last year from Fresno State at the age of 20, which was very exciting and yet very scary. I had no idea what to do with my life. I then got the joy of being asked to come back and work for the studio that I spent all of my time at. I started ballet pretty late, I was about 12, so I was often older than everyone else. However that never stopped me. I performed in so many productions here at California Arts Academy (Little Mermaid, and Midsummer Nights Dream for example), and I even did a couple of Nutcrackers. Most people tend to go through hiccups when they are living their lives, and my big one was an injury. I had a severe knee injury that I thought I would ruin any prospects of dance for me. After years of struggles I finally managed to get back to dancing and it was way more enjoyable for me. Dancing was and still is a big part of me. When I got offered to come back and teach little dancers those important beginning steps of dancing, I was very excited, and still am. After being taught so much and living the life of a dancer, this is one of the best ways that I can think to give back to the studio that gave me so much.
Jasmin also knew her life would center around dance. After spending part of her childhood in Ethiopia, she returned to Fresno to study at Severance Fresno Ballet School.
She began teaching ballet immediately after graduating from college and has been teaching for 14 years. She loves teaching and dedicating time to her students, especially the ones who have been dancing with her for many years.
Jasmin teaches at the pre-primary level up to the Conservatory level V and believes that studying classical ballet should be a wonderful and positive experience for children and hopes to instill a love of dance in her students as her teachers did for her.
Courtney has always had a passion for the art of dance and knew that it was going to end up being an important part of her life. She has danced for over thirteen years and for ten of those years, she was taught under the American Ballet Theater (ABT) curriculum through California Arts Academy. During these years she has performed in many productions and has landed various roles such as playing the part of Helena in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Cinderella variation from “The Sleeping Beauty,” and The Rose from “Beauty and the Beast: A Story Ballet.” After graduating from high school, she had the dream of being a ballet teacher, and has taught for two years while attending Fresno City College studying Biological Sciences and is currently at Fresno State as a pre-nursing student. Due to her background of many years of studying in dance, and for being a teacher’s assistant for several years, she knew she would be well prepared to pass the baton to the next generation. She looks forward toward sharing her love of dance to her students.