INSTRUCTORS

  • Nicole Lucia Owner/Artistic Director/DPC Director

    Nicole Lucia was born and raised in San Diego, California. Trained as a competitive dancer in her youth, Niki set her sights on a career pursuing dance. She danced three years with the San Diego Charger Girls Dance Team and in her final season was selected by the NFL as a participant in the Pro Bowl.

  • Elena Baltovick DACB Program Director

    Elena Baltovick began her classical ballet studies at the age of nine in her native Kiev, Ukraine at the National Choreographic Ballet School of Ukraine where she went on to dance with the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

  • Nicole Hogg Teacher - Contemporary

    Nicole Hogg has trained in all styles of dance since she was three years old. Growing up in the Bay Area, she attended Dance Academy USA and later The Dance Company of San Francisco, under the direction of Chris Jacobsen and Sonya Tayeh.

  • Tiffani King Teacher - Tech/Jazz/Open

    Tiffani King is from San Diego and graduated, with honors, from Cal State San Marcos with a bachelor degree in communication. She has been teaching dance for 18 years and specializes in variations of jazz, lyrical, musical theater and contemporary.

  • Megan McBride Moore Tap Co & Events Program Director

    True to the rhythm, eager to be on time, and dedicated to the dancers that came before her, Megan McBride Moore has a unique blend of styles that makes her a standout in the tap community.

  • Nick Meola Teacher - Contemporary

    Nick Meola started his formal dance training at the age of sixteen, after moving to Scottsdale, Arizona. He has since trained in many dance styles of dance, such as contemporary, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop at multiple studios in the Phoenix area.

  • Jackie Mougel Club Program Director

    Jackie Mougel has a Bachelors of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts from Cal State San Marcos University and danced competitively for several years in southern California. She has been with Danceoloogy since they opened their doors where she started as a student and transitioned to a teacher in 2004.

  • Julia Pearson Diva & Tots Program Director

    Julia Pearson has been a dance instructor for the past fourteen years, teaching children from the ages of 3 years old to 8 years old. She was a student of ballet, tap, and jazz at Kathy Haller School of Dance in Los Angeles and a student of ballet, jazz, and musical theatre at Rozann Zimmerman Ballet Center in Los Angeles for 10 years.

  • Alexa Huey DPC Reg Admin / Teacher

    Alexa Huey is a San Diego native and has been trained in various styles of dance from the age of five years old. Alexa’s passion for dance blossomed when she was a student at Danceology. She competed as a member of Danceology’s Performance Company under the direction of Nicole Lucia, where she won numerous scholarships from various competitions and conventions.

  • Allison Hill Teacher - Tap

    Allison grew up and trained as a young student in San Diego. In her late teens, she began taking a class from Chance Taylor and Claudia Gomez. Two teachers that provided new influence on her tap dancing and approach.

  • Vanessa Torre Teacher - Tech/Ballet/Lyrical

    Vanessa Torre grew up in San Diego and began dancing at the age of 4. She trained in all styles of dance and had the opportunity to work with many well-respected studios and instructors throughout Southern California.

  • Ethan Bloem Teacher

    Ethan Bloem, is a multi-talented dancer with an urban choreography focus.

  • Kristen Hibbs Teacher

    Her choreography has won hundreds of high-profile awards; and her dancers find ongoing success in today’s hottest dance platforms like NUVO, Jump, 24 Seven, Radix and more.

    • Julie Friedrich
      Julie Friedrich

      Julie Friedrich’s distinguished career as a professional dancer, mentor, and dance educator in the areas
      of ballet and contemporary dance spans more than 20 years. Julie received her primary dance
      education from Meredith Baylis of the Joffrey Ballet School and the Los Angeles County High School
      for the Arts. Upon graduation, Julie joined the American Repertory Ballet under the direction of
      Septime Webre; and then went onto join Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal under the
      direction of Lawrence Rhodes.  Discovering her passion for contemporary dance during her time with
      Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, she made the move to Europe where she danced professionally for five
      years. In Europe she had the opportunity to dance with Compagnia Zappala Danza and Teatro di Bari.
      Throughout her career she has danced works by George Balanchine, Anthony Tudor, Ohad Naharin,
      Septime Webre, Nacho Duato, Guy Weizman, Roberto Zappala, and various other European and
      American choreographers. Upon returning to the United States, Julie joined the acclaimed
      contemporary dance company BodyTraffic as one of its founding members, where she danced for the
      last three years of her professional dancing career.
      Julie taught for over a decade at both the Orange County High School for the Arts and the Los
      Angeles County High School for the Arts. During her time at both schools, along with teaching ballet
      and contemporary, she created the senior seminar course, a class that prepared students for entrance
      into college. At both of the arts high schools, Julie was the lead senior seminar advisor to all of the
      graduating dance students going into the professional and collegiate world of dance.  Through her
      guidance, Julie has numerous Young Arts winners and her students have gone on to study at the
      Juilliard School, USC/Kaufman, SUNY Purchase, Arts Umbrella, Cal Arts, Tisch at NYU, and Pace
      University just to name a few. Professionally, she has former students working in such companies as
      ATE9, Kyle Abraham, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Cirque Du Soleil, and on Broadway. In 2012 Julie was
      featured in the documentary film “Fame High” for her mentorship of Grace Song, the first Korean
      American female to be admitted in dance to the Juilliard School. In 2013, through the Young Arts
      Foundation, President Obama and the White House named Julie one of the most influential arts
      teachers in the country for her mentorship of young dancers.
      Currently, Julie serves on the performing arts faculty at the Windward School in Culver City, where
      she teaches, directs, and curates the dance program. In 2021-2022, along with her full time work at
      Windward, she will serve as ballet faculty for Danceology and Westside Dance Project. Since 2012
      she has been an integral part of the artistic team at Francisco Gella Dance Works. In 2019, Julie was
      named the artistic associate of career and college programs for all of FGDW. Through her work with
      FGDW she has been a lead faculty member at the New Century Dance Project, New Year’s Training
      Camp, and Ballet Plus Miami. In 2016 Francisco and Julie created the Pre Professional Dancers
      Institute, a five day program they direct, serving the highest level of young artists in the nation. Most
      recently she has been involved with the creation, implementation, and teaching of the Tech Trio, a
      virtual training program under the umbrella of FGDW. Julie continues her work mentoring students in
      preparation for their entrance into the collegiate world through her College Preparatory Program that
      has developed into a nationwide program serving students and families.

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