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
Felix "Michael" Galvan started dancing at the age of 9. He competed as a dancer and an All-Star Cheerleader, winning titles in places such as LA, Vegas and Hawaii. At the age of 21 he became a member of the Mt SAC Repertory Company under the direction of Lee Martino and Amy Nakamura. It was there at Mt SAC where he performed at various shows including The Palm Desert Choreography Festival and The American College Dance Festival. Felix has proven himself as a force to be reckoned with in the competition circuit, earning multiple championships and choreography awards for his work. As a performer he has been in multiple contemporary companies as well as hip hop crews. In 2016 he, with his crew, won at World of Dance LA. As a professional he has shared the stage with people such as Jennifer Holiday, Lucas Grabeel, Courtney Love, Walk The Moon, Snoop Dogg and his personal favorite Seth Rogen. In 2015 he was named Most Innovative Choreographer by the National Dance Alliance in Daytona, Fl. He prides himself on his versatility and always encourages a positive work space.
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.”
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.
Jayleen Zepeda began dancing at age 5. She joined her first dance team and began competing when she was eight years old. Jayleen has trained at Studio Elite and Elevate Dance, under the direction of Wynesha Groce. Through Elevate Dance, she has had the opportunity to perform throughout the Inland Empire at sporting events, performed at World of Dance, and filmed several concept videos. Jayleen’s training incudes jazz, lyrical, contemporary, ballet, and hip-hop. Currently, she is enrolled at Riverside City College, majoring in accounting with hopes of becoming a personal financial advisor. Jayleen is also a member RCC Rally Cats dance team. One of her main approaches as a dance teacher is creating a positive and comfortable environment for my students to express themselves.
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.
Michele, along with her husband Harold & Wynesha Groce, opened Elevate Dance in June 2012 with a small competitive team of 22 dancers. With the support of our parents, phenomenal teaching staff and eager dancers, Elevate Dance has just begun its 9th season!
We are proud of our studio and our accomplishments; several regional, national and grand national titles, ADCC Studio Excellence Winner, Star Dance Alliance Power Ranking 2019 Champion for "Beyonce," Studio of the Year awards for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019, Video of the Year Winner 2017, Industry Dance Nominee & more...
Michele's primary role at Elevate is managing the daily operations at the studio and working the front desk.