Wynesha Garner-Groce graduated from Cal State University of San Bernardino double majoring in Business Administration concentrating in marketing and Kinesiology emphasis in pedagogy. She then attended the University of Redlands to get her teaching credential, teaching dance at several studios, and choreographing all over the Inland Empire. Her work has been show cased by AB Miller HS, Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga HS, Upland HS, Don Lugo HS, John W. North HS, Arroyo Valley HS, Alta Loma HS and many more. She has performed as a dancer for a fashion show charity event hosted by "Pretty Little Liars" Lucy Hale and several other events around Southern CA. Wynesha has been dancing for over sixteen years in jazz/lyrical, hip hop, modern/contemporary, and ballet. Dance has always been her passion and driving force that gets her through the obstacles of life. Her professional career as a dancer consist of being a former client for DDO dance agency which gave her a chance to explore the entertainment world of dance through auditions for a variety of music videos, movies, and commercials. .
“A DAY WITHOUT DANCE IS A DAY WASTED” -Nietzsche
Hallie Loo started dancing at the age of 11 after being a U.S junior olympic national team member for acrobatic gymnastics 6 years prior. Hallie trained and competed at Just Plain Dancin’ under Terry Shulke, Mandy Rogers, Marinda Davis and Travis Preston. Throughout her 7 years being a competition dancer she won regional and national competitions throughout the West Coast. Hallie is a company member and performed in Terry Schulke’s modern company “Points of View.” Hallie graduated from Riverside Poly High School in 2019 after being a 4-year varsity song captain and competing with her school throughout the Inland Empire and attending UDA’s National Competition in Orlando, Florida. Hallie began teaching and choreographing at the age of 15 and has loved every second of it! She has choreographed for Just Plain Dancin’, No Limits Dance Academy, Barre Dance Center, Poly High School, and Ramona High School. Hallie is currently attending Riverside City College as a kinesiology major and is a member of RCC’s dance team.
Shelby Bassett has danced competitively since she was 2 years old and has won numerous regional and national titles throughout her 16 years of competing. She trained and graduated from Mather Dance Company and went on to extend her training after high school with Shannon Mather’s adult professional Bridge Into The Industry company. Shelby is a full time college student, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and a teaching credential in dance education. She was a member of the world renowned hip hop/contemporary company, Academy Of Villains, and now continues to dance and choreograph professionally in the industry. Shelby is also a certified personal trainer and spin instructor and has a great love for health, fitness, and nutrition. Some of her accomplishments as a dancer include Kensington Moore’s music video “Slow,” “So You Think You Can Dance” season 15, Blake McGrath’s Choreo Go, “No Dance, No Life” movie, Christopher Robbins’ “World Goes Round Cabaret,” back up dancer for Mario Aguilar’s US tour; as well as numerous live show performances and choreography jobs around the country.
Andrew has trained at Anaheim Ballet under Lawrence and Sarma Rosenberg. He has performed in many productions in roles as the Prince, in The Nutcracker and Puck, in A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Mr. Andrew received National Scholarships to train at Joffrey Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, Inland Pacific Ballet, and Los Angeles Ballet. He enjoys creating entertaining and engaging curriculum, always demonstrating full out, and expecting 100% in return from his eager-to-learn students of all ages.
Mr. Kendell is a professional dancer/choreographer, music producer, clothing designer, and actor from Riverside, California. He’s performed all over the world; including China, Costa Rica, and the Philippines. Credits include: Halloween Horror Nights Orlando, SneakerCon, America’s Got Talent, and many more. His main focus at Elevate, is to not only pass on all the knowledge he’s learned from the professional world, but also lessons in becoming better dancers and people. Some of these things include: diversified genres of hip hop, auditioning tips and performance techniques. “No matter the age or experience, you can always learn something from someone.”
Noelle Labbé is a native of Southern California, where she found her love for dancing at the age of 12. She began her training at Elevate Dance, under Wynesha Groce, and was a part of their competitive team. Noelle was then accepted into Mather Dance Company and trained in all styles under renowned choreographers Shannon Mather, Blake McGrath, and Addison Holmes. She’s competed and won numerous awards at competitions across the West Coast, including Radix, Velocity, KAR, Jump, 24/7, Hall of Fame, etc. She was also a member of two hip hop companies, Dynasty, and Elev8 crew. Noelle is actively working as a dancer and model in Los Angeles and is currently represented by Willow Model Management.
Ashley has her A.A. in Liberal Arts: Kinesiology and an A.S. and certificate in American Sign Language Interpreting. She is continuing her education to receive her bachelors in Kinesiology. She has been training as a dancer for about eleven years. She is a trained hip-hop dancer, but has also done training in jazz, tap, and other genres. Professionally dancing for about seven years, she has appeared in professional studios, companies, and productions in Los Angeles, Anaheim, and across the Inland Empire. Ashley has experience working with deaf people, hard of hearing people, as well as people with special needs; her philosophy is equality and inclusiveness in the classroom. Ashley's greatest passion is dance, and she truly believes it is a beautiful way for anyone to express themselves and a way to prepare them for life lessons. She encourages her students to push themselves, believe in themselves and be the best they can be. There is no such thing is “I can’t”. Watching her students grow as dancers and individuals is the biggest reward she can receive.