Bio: Savannah Hooks has been dancing since the age of 3 and is classically trained in the Cecchetti Ballet System. She loves all styles of dance and continues to train in many such as lyrical, contemporary, jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, and more. Savannah has danced for a number of dance companies and crews including Unity Dance Ensemble, founded by Tessandra Chavez; 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 with a Secondary Teaching option. Savannah 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 Tessandra Chavez, Liz Imperio, KJ Gonzales, Kayla Kalbfleisch, Khasan Brailsford, Dee Caspary, Keone Madrid, Gigi Torres, and many more. Savannah loves to create and has choreographed many award winning, and national title winning routines throughout the high school and studio realms. She has also worked as choreographer’s assistant on “Abbey Lee’s Ultimate Dance Competition”. As a staff member with the United Spirit Association she was awarded M.V.P. for 2015. Taking it back to high school, Savannah was captain of her dance team for 2 years and took 2nd place at the U.S.A. solo champion Finals in 2010. She loves teaching and inspiring others through dance and plans on doing just that for the rest of her life.
Bio: Autumn started dancing at the age of 3 in Southern California at Black Moutain Ballet Academy, where she trained in multiple levels of the Checchetti Ballet System. For 10 years ballet was her 1st love and at the age of 13 she began to train in other styles of dance such as Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz, Modern and Contemporary. In High School Autumn was captain of her nationaly ranked competition for two years and took 2nd Runner Up at U.S.A. National’s Solo Campion Finals in 2011. Autumn currently teaches and choreographs across California and is an adjudicator for various dance competitions. She most recently was invited to Mexico City to adjudicate for ONP México’s Nationals. She is also currently on staff with the United Spirit Association where she teaches and choreographs for hundreds of Jr. High and High School dancers at Universities across the country. Autumn has trained under some of the best including Liz Imperio, Tina Landon, Josh Prince, Keone Madrid, Dee Caspary, KJ Gonzales and many more. She was a member of the dance company Unity Dance Ensemble, directed by Tessandra Chavez and Tarua Hall, for 6 Years performing throughout Southern California. Autumn has been named one of Kids Artistic Revues Dance Stars of Tomorrow and and was named by Joe Loera and KAR TV as one of the US’s up and coming dancers. She most recently had the opportunity to dance along side the Martha Graham Dance Company in performing the work ‘Panarama’, choreographed by the late Martha Graham. Autumn has earned a BS in Apparel Design and Production from Cal State Northridge, and now currently combines her passions of design and dance.
2017-2018 Executive Board
President – Yvonne Saputo Allen
Vice President of Fundraising & Events – Tiffany Higham
Treasurer – Karen Magon
Vice President of Organization & Finances – Dee Nitzsche