Artistic Directors

Cynthia Bradley

Cindy Bradley began her studies at the school of the Atlanta Ballet Company. Later she studied with New York City Ballet’s School of American Ballet. She joined the Virginia Ballet Company, under the direction of Oleg Tupine; the Louisville Ballet Company, under the direction of Richard Munro; the San Diego Ballet Company, under the direction of Keith Martin; and the North San Diego County Ballet, under the direction of Victor Moreno. As well as choreographing many original works, she has staged The Nutcracker,  Coppelia, and Swan Lake. Ms. Bradley co-founded Jetsetter Productions in 2005 and created Shag With a Twist with world-renowned artist Josh Agle, aka Shag. The dance musical premiered at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and won an Ovation award for best costume design, was nominated for eight Lester Horton Awards and had an extended run in Las Vegas in 2007.

 

Patrick David Bradley

Patrick David Bradley has been teaching and dancing in the greater Los Angeles area since 1978. Mr. Bradley holds a BA in studio art and an MA in Intra-Media Art and Performance from California State University at Domiguez Hills. He started dance at Los Angeles Harbor College, then at California State University at Dominguez Hills, continued at Western Michigan University, danced with the CSU Dominguez Hills Dance Company, Angels Gate Dance Company, Loyola Marymount Dance Company and Rose Polsky and Dancers. He was founding director of Matrix Performance Art Company and currently teaches art at San Pedro High School. His works have been featured on many programs including SOLA, Celebrate Dance, California Choreography Festival, Los Angeles Harbor Arts Festival, Dance Under the Stars, and The Los Angeles Dance Invitational. In 2003 San Pedro City Ballet was nominated for a Lester Horton Award for Excellence In Performance for Mr. Bradley’s work Light, and in 2007, Mr. Bradley received a nomination for Excellence In Choreography, Short Form, for Silence.

Office Management

Gabbi Savahna Herrera

Executive Assistant

 

Faculty

 

Ian Aguenza

Ian is an all-style experienced dancer who began dancing in 2007. He excels in breaking, popping, locking, house, and commercial hip hop. Michael Jackson, Usher, and Chris Brown music videos inspired him to start his journey as a dancer. Ian uses dance as a way to express his passion for music and inspire people with a positive message. He is currently dancing with Culture Shock Los Angeles. He trains and works with some of the dance community’s top dancers. As a dancer of Culture Shock LA, he has performed in many showcases and competitions that usually draw in large audiences. He also helps mentor the younger dance companies of Culture Shock LA. Ian is a dedicated team player who wants to help others succeed in the arts while having a “poppin” time.

 

Victoria Green

Victoria Green trained with San Pedro City Ballet since the age of three. She performed in The Nutcracker every year, with her most notable roles being the Harlequin Doll and Arabian lead.

 

Betty Jenkins

Betty Jenkins’ professional performing credits as a dancer include several years of stage, film, and television productions in the U.S. and abroad, predominantly in musical theater and revues.  

After several years of performing, Ms. Jenkins pursued an interest in filmmaking, earning her BA degree from the University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television, Production Emphasis.  

While pursuing her film interests, Ms. Jenkins continued to work as a dance instructor/choreographer.  She taught at Hama’s Dance Center in Glendale, CA for nine years.  Choreography included numerous student recitals and community events for Hama’s Dance Center as well as professional credits for stage and television productions.

With marriage and the arrival of her children, Ms. Jenkins relocated to New York, where she taught dance at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, NY, and at SUNY (State University of New York) Brockport, and choreographed professionally for several musical theater productions.  She also began working in New York City with Dance Films Association (DFA), a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art of dance on the screen.  With DFA, she participated in numerous projects and initiatives as well as their signature event: the prestigious international annual “Dance on Camera” film festivals at Lincoln Center.  

In 2014, Ms. Jenkins returned to Los Angeles. Her recent work includes performing as a ‘hip-hop-dancing mom” in a music video for Jenni Pulos’ television show, Flippin’ Out, on BRAVO,  a tribute for Luigi, choreographed by Hama, “The Dance of the Seven Veils,” a 10-minute dance on screen, that Ms. Jenkins choreographed, directed, and edited for Tabletop Opera’s production of Salome, funded by an NEA Humanities grant involving an array of distinguished artists and scholars from around the world, the musical 13, for ARTES High School in San Fernando, CA, and Suite Sankofa, at the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville- with the East Saint Louis Center for the Performing Arts Dancers at The Katherine Dunham School. 

 

Tracy Jones

Tracy Jones received her early training at San Pedro Ballet School and Lauridsen Ballet Centre.  She has danced professionally with Ballet Austin, Sacramento Ballet, Anaheim Ballet, Borealis Dance Company, and Kenneth Walker Dance Project and performed as a guest artist for South Bay Ballet, Silverlake Contemporary Ballet and San Pedro City Ballet.  She has worked with choreographers such as Ron Cunningham, Lila York, Robert Kelly, Kenneth Walker, Gina Patterson, and Stephen Mills.

 

Amie Kilgore

Amie Kilgore graduated from the University of Arizona in May 2014 as the Outstanding Senior for the School of Dance and the entire College of Fine Arts. While working on her BFA in Dance, Amie earned herself a large number of soloist and principal roles, including guest artist works such as Tarantella, George Balanchine’s virtuosic pas de deux, Firebird, Ernie Flatt’s stunning pop-classic and When the Moon…Bonnie Mathis’s demanding contemporary pas de deux. UA Dance’s esteemed faculty equally rewarded Amie with demanding leading roles such as And So….a solo by Amy Ernst, Her/Him a lyrical jazz duet by Michael Williams, Liebeslieder Waltzer choreographed by Melissa Lowe and James Clouser and Lifting Love’s Wings, a solo created on her by Elizabeth George. Among her fellow dance majors, Amie also had the opportunity to perform George Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante as well as Rubies, a selection from Jewels. Outside of the University of Arizona, Amie spent her summers training with Alonzo King’s LINES Contemporary Ballet, the City Ballet of San Diego, ConDanza Contemporary Ballet, and New York International’s Summer Intensive with Paris Opera Ballet in Paris, France. 2014 was her first time performing with San Pedro City Ballet. Amie took on the roles of Spanish and Dew Drop Fairy in the Nutcracker.

 

Rachel Oberg

Rachel Oberg grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, where she studied ballet under the direction of Melissa Morris at Blue Springs Ballet. During her time with Blue Spring Ballet, Rachel was a principal dancer in the youth ballet company, Blue Springs Ballet Company, and danced the title role of “Cinderella” in Cinderella, “Sugar Plum Fairy” in The Nutcracker, and “Marie Taglioni” In Pas de Quatre. As a young student, she attended many summer dance programs to enhance her ballet training , including Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program, Dmitri Roudnev’s Ballet Intensive from Moscow, and Stephen’s College Summer Dance. Upon graduation from high school, Rachel went on to study ballet at the University of Utah, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ballet education, as well as her teaching certificate. Rachel has danced professionally with the Ballet Theatre of Maryland and Contemporary Ballet Dallas, dancing in such roles as soloist in American Ballads: Blue Trio, Juliet’s friend in Romeo and Juliet, and Belle’s friend in Boogie Woogie Christmas Carol. Rachel has also worked as artistic director and choreographer for North Texas Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

 

Kenneth Walker

Kenneth Walker Dance Project celebrates is 10th year of bringing Contemporary Ballet to life in the Los Angeles area. Kenneth invites the thoughts and ideas of his dancers when creating new works and offers dancers the opportunity to find their own voice within the work. The company presents annual concerts and has appeared at festivals throughout LA, including the Pasadena Dance Festival, Los Angeles Dance Invitational, Mix Match Festival, Palm Desert Choreography Under the Stars, Dance! Now at the Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica, MADBAD Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in New York, Virginia, and South Carolina.