Instructors and Staff

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“A dance teacher helps their students find the song in their heart, the beat in their feet and a passion for life.”

To read more about our instructors, please click on their names below.

Teresa Vidak Owner/Director

Teresa began her early training as a dancer and competitive gymnast learning the Cecchetti method of ballet, studying under Bette Downs. As a student she performed the Nutcracker with the Westside Ballet multiple times ...

Raven Fonseca

Raven Fonseca

Raven has been dancing all her life and began as a student of Dance Arts under Bette Downs. She has trained and performed With Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica, Contra Costa Ballet in Walnut Creek, and Central California Ballet in Fresno. She has ...

Kayla Garcia-Diaz

Kayla Garcia-Diaz

Kayla has been a part of Dance Arts for 20 years beginning as a student and progressing to a teacher. Dance and performance has always been a big part of her life. She was a part of Dance Force, Redwood High School’s dance team, and was involved in many ...

Mariah Marchitiello

Mariah Marchitiello

Mariah Marchitiello is a recent graduate of El Diamante High School. There she was apart of the school dance team. Mariah has been dancing for over 14 years taking classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop. She has been apart of Dance Arts faculty for ...

Megan Skadan

Megan Skadan

Meg graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science. While at Cal Poly, she was a four year member of the elite modern dance company, Orchesis. Growing up in Visalia, Meg danced, taught, and competed for Dance Arts, and...

JoAnn Scott

JoAnn Scott

Wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, (AKA Nana). Dog owner of three yorkies and one cat. Loves sewing , reading and traveling. She loves her Starbucks and Disneyland. Most of all, she loves her job at Dance Arts. She started working in 1996 for Bette Downs …

Dance Arts Teacher Assistants

Back row from left to right – Shaylyn, Alexis, Mariah, Brianna
Middle row – Emma, Katelyn, Rachel
Front row – Jackie, Mariana, Abigail

  • If you are looking for a studio emphasizing fundamentals and classical training this is it! We appreciate Teresa's (and staff's) dedication to teaching the why behind the basics and correct terminology. A true dancers studio!

    Fundamentals & Classical Training Jennifer O.
  • Dance Arts has been a wonderful place for my daughter. They have provided her with not only great dance training, but a place to call a second home. Teresa Vidak and her staff teach fantastic choreography that is always age appropriate and classy. We came to Dance Arts after 5 years at another studio, and we have never regretted our decision to change. Recitals never disappoint, and are always beautiful and fun. Teresa communicates well with the parents, she is always personable and supportive. We are proud to be with Dance Arts!

    Dance Arts is a class act Miranda Brown
  • Both my daughters started dancing at Dance Arts when they were in pre-school and continued through high school. As a parent, it was important to me to have them learn dance skills but also to be in a place where they felt safe and respected. Dance Arts is that type of environment. The staff are positive role models and take the time to get to know each student and their families. My daughters developed dance skills that allowed them to be successful not only at the studio but also with high school dance teams. Performances and recitals are beautifully designed and were the highlight of my daughters' years in dance.

    Performances and recitals are beautifully designed Jodi Fortney
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