ORANGE COUNTY SONG & DANCE
5301 Oceanus Drive, Huntington Beach 92649
Stacie Craig – Lyrical/Contemporary/Jazz/Tap/Company Choreographer:
SAG-AFTRA, AEA, AGVA
Stacie’s performance credits include: Regional Musical Theatre, Industrials, Commercials, Television, Video/DVD, and voice-overs; including 42nd Street, lead role in a series of videos/DVDs, voice and model/dancer for the lead character in an Animated Feature Film, as well as commercials for McDonald’s, Ralph’s. Stacie’s Choreography credit include: Sr Staff Choreographer and Manager of the Choreography and Staging Department for The Disneyland Resort resulting in over 500 shows, parades, TV specials and Celebrity events. She continues to choreograph and create for many high profile Entertainment Companies within the US, Canada and Australia. She also sits on 3 Dance Advisory Boards enabling Stacie to encourage and share the Love of Dance.
Heather Hoppus - Musical Theatre/Choreographer: AEA, SAG-AFTRA
Heather is a Cum Laude graduate of UCI. Performance credits include: lead singer for Norwegian Cruise Lines, principal in the made for TV movie “Stop the World, I Want To Get Off, first National Tour of Beauty and the Beast “silly girl”, Babe in the West Coast premier of Good News, numerous other national tours and regional theatre productions. Heather is a member of The Musical Theater Guild (MTG) in Los Angeles. Currently Heather choreographs for national champion show choir program at Los Alamitos High School.
Nicole Werner-Sliwa – Voice/Musical Theatre –
AEA, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Musical Theatre Educators Alliance
Nicole graduated from Orange County High School of the Arts before
earning a B.A. in Human Development with a secondary emphasis in dance from UC, San Diego (Cum Laude, Phieta Kappa). After training in New York and performing across the country, she continued her education with a M.F.A. in Musical Theatre from San Diego State (Phi Kappa Phi). Nicole’s performing credits include musical theatre and concert work including serving as a returning guest artist for the San Diego Chamber Orchestra and the Cape Cod Symphony and is the vocalist for her jazz trio “Blue Coral”.
Mollie Rae McKinnon – Choreographer/Dance/Certified Rhythm Works Instructor/Pre-school Dance Specialist: SAG-AFTRA
Mollie Rae Holds a BS from APU and has grownup training and performing with OCSD. She is also a Certified Rhythm Works Instructor. This program uses dance steps and activities in its curriculum to help children with special needs, creating an exciting and encouraging learning environment that has no limits to dancing. Favorite performing credits include: “Molly” in the original cast of American Girl Revue, Voice-overs/events/special events for The Walt Disney Company, Regional Theatre productions of Sound of Music, Annie, Ragtime, Annie Get your Gun and National Tour of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Mollie Rae has extensive training in a variety of dance disciplines including jazz/tap/lyrical/ballet/contemporary and is a Dupree dance scholarship recipient. Mollie Rae can be seen dancing in parades at Disneyland including the recent Disney’s Electrical Parades as well as Mickey’s Soundsational, A Christmas Fantasy and Disney’s Paint the Night Parades. She will be attending Graduate school to purse her Doctorate in Pediatric Occupational Therapy.
Myrona DeLaney - Voice/Musical Theatre
Myrona DeLaney has a BFA in Vocal Performance (Ohio University), an MFA in Drama (UCIrvine) and a Doctorate in Education (UCIrvine). Myrona is a tenured lecturer in Drama at UCIrvine where she is Director of the New York Satellite Program in Musical Theatre.
Karie Seasock – Choreographer/Lyrical/Jazz/Tap: AGVA, SAG-AFTRA
Karie is a graduate of UC Irvine with a B.A. in Drama, is a frequent performer at FCLO and MTW in addition to numerous shows at the Disneyland Resort. For the past several years, Karie has performed with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Chicago, Toronto, Costa Mesa, and Nashville. TV credits include: The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
Kerri Fenton – Hip Hop/Tap/Jazz
Kerri’s performing credits include: 42nd St., Disneyland, Mattel, Body Glove, Pepsi, Fila, Coach, and Tap with Gregory Hines. She also was one of the first NBA Clipper Girls. Kerri holds a BA in dance with an emphasis in Education, with teaching credentials in California, Nevada and Arizona. Kerri created the Dance Dept for Foothill HS and currently heads the Dance Department at Cypress High.
Nicole Manly – Tap/Jazz/Choreographer
Nicole is a graduate of UC Irvine with a B.A. in Drama and Literary Journalism. Nicole has spent a good portion of last year in New York as an assistant director for an Off-Broadway production, and touring with Camp Broadway as a teaching artist and performer as “Sandy” in Grease. In addition to teaching at the studio, Nicole is can be seen in CLO productions around Southern California. She recently finished her Education Specialist credential at CSULB and will begin teaching in the Los Alamitos School District.
Suzanne McElderry -Voice
Suzanne has a B.S. from San Diego Christian College, M.A. from CSULB in Music Education. Suzanne plays several instruments, directed children’s choirs and toured throughout high school and college with performing groups. After directing the choirs of Kennedy High School for seven years, she now teaches music at both McGaugh and Lee Elementary Schools in the Los Alamitos School District.
Stacy Schmitz – Pre-school Dance Specialist
Stacy has a B.A. from CSUF in Child Development and holds her Masters Degree in School Counseling from University of La Verne. She is a full time kindergarten teacher in Los Alamitos Unified. Stacy has appeared in many productions, including stage shows and parades, for the Disneyland Resort.