Meet The Administration Team

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Susie Grafte

Owner/Director

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Angela Zambrano
Operations Manager/Dance Teacher

Angela Zambrano continues her dance training at the Salimpour School of Belly dance and is currently working to become a professional bellydancer. Angela started dancing in her teen years training in styles such as jazz, modern, ballet, tap,  bellydance, and Latin social dance.

She is excited excited to be a part of the Ooh la la Dance program where she can utilize her managerial and organizational skills. 

Her goals working here is to share her passion for dance and increase her knowledge of teaching. Miss Angela believes we were all born to move our bodies and express ourselves through movement in whatever form or style that is. Even if you feel you can't dance, you can if you just believe!

"Dance is therapeutic for the mind, body, and soul. When you dance you are free;  let go and embrace all the troubles in the world.

Dance with life!" -AZ

Meet the Faculty

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Amber Hoffman

Competition Director,
Tap Master, Ballet, Contemporary, M
usical Theatre,Competition Coach

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Odessa Uno

Ballet Master, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Competition Coach, Adult Program

Odessa Mae Uno is a Filipino American movement based artist currently based in Southern California. Ms. Uno is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts and the most recent recipient of the San Diego's Young Choreographer's Competition. With a mission to make dance an accessible art form, she develops and nurtures spaces that encourage movement as therapy, investigation, and celebration.

"I believe that dance has the power to strengthen mentally, physically, and emotionally. As a teacher my goal is to push students to work with thoughtfulness and specificity that transcends the dance studio. I am grateful to be able to work with the fantastic students at Ooh La La, and I am excited to continue seeing their growth!"

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LynnRae Hiers
Technique and Turns Instructor, Youth Program

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Miranda Giles
Ballet Master, Acrobatics, Contemporary, Jazz,
 

Miranda Giles is a professional ballet dancer with Golden State Ballet and has been dancing for 21 years since she was three. She has won multiple YAGP awards and trained with School of American Ballet along with Joffrey Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. In her free time she works on her Sundress Collection, enjoys Hot Yoga and reads. 

 

"I have a passion for teaching children and am so excited to be teaching with Ooh La La Dance academy. When I first visited the studio it instantly felt like home and like a family."

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Nalani Dikitanan
Youth Program, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acrobatic, Jazz, Competition Coach

Nalani has studied many styles of dance including ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and some tap. She has had the opportunity to learn from many instructors that are prominent in the dance industry including Kyle Hanagami, Whitney Bezzant, Dee Caspary, and many more. Nalani has competed at many regionals and nationals throughout her years of studio dance, winning multiple awards and scholarships. She has also had the opportunity to assist many of her mentors and help inspire many dancers. Nalani is currently attending SDSU and is in her junior year of college as a kinesiology major, in hopes to become an occupational therapist. Nalani is currently on the Nationally Winning SDSU Dance Team and teaching at Ooh La La Dance Acadmy. 

"I strive to inspire and share my love for dance for every student I encounter and I'm grateful to just be a part of their dance journey."

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Ellie Delbridge
Adult Program, Ballet, Jazz, Heels, Contemporary, Revue Company Choreographer

Ellie Delbridge started her first day of dance class at age 2 where she grew up dancing just about every day. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Salsa, & Musical Theater are among the styles that Ellie studied and danced competitively. Ellie graduated from Orange County School of the Arts in 2014, where she studied Commercial Dance and achieved the title of “Best Lyrical Dancer” for the class of 2014. Ellie was admitted into San Diego State University as a Dance major and graduated in 2018. In her Professional career of Dance, Ellie has been featured in the music video “For Once” by J.Hofstee & "Buffalo Highway" by Wes Chiller and is currently the Director of Ensemble, one of our Ooh La La Revue performance groups.

 

"I am excited to assist in the growth of my students' technique in Adult Ballet/Jazz, Contemporary & Beg. Heels classes on Monday nights, as well as create a positive community of dancers who wish to perform with the stunning ladies of Ooh La La Revue."

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Dina Bedenko

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More Instructors Coming!

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Lakshmi Basile

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