As a professional dancer, Caitlin knew that it was in her blood. Dancing before she could walk, Caitlin has studied at some of the best dance schools in Southern California. With parts dancing on several TV shows and with several productions, Caitlin began to discover different forms of dancing entertainment. Pole dance, Burlesque, and Go Go dancing became instant passions. With a cheer, gymnastics, and dance background, Caitlin adapted to these styles very easily. After teaching Pole and other dance styles for several years, Caitlin along with Gina, decided to open Hidden Talents and start building a place where women of all sizes, shapes, and ages could feel comfortable and enjoy some of the same experiences with dance that she does. Along with teaching classes and choreographing for the Dirty Little Secrets burlesque review, Caitlin enjoys acting and working on several other dance projects in her spare time.
Kristen is classically trained in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and hip hop. Dancing since she was young, she has performed and taken classes from professionals around the country. However, the dance scene gets difficult after college - it's usually time to give up and move on to something more "practical". Well, that wasn't really an option for Kristen, dance had been a part of her life for too long, so she made the transition to a more "adult" scene. This former member of Hidden Talent's own Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque Troupe now teaches pole, burlesque, go go and cardio-stretch classes. Kristen's invaluable dance training gives her the edge needed to meet beginning students where they are and to help them reach their sexy, sassy inner selves!
Krisanna Marie has been dancing for several years and working in the entertainment industry with backgrounds in theatre, belly dance, burlesque, ballet, fitness and hoopdance. She has traveled all over the world with several performance groups as an entertainer and hoopdance artist. She is both a certified and licensed Hoopgirl trainer and burlesque cabaret instructor and is happy to be able to share her talents and the benefits of cabaret and hoopdance at Hidden Talents!
Angeline is presently pursuing a B.A. in Theatre and minor in English and Dance at Chapman University. She has been studying Jazz, Ballet and Modern for fourteen years and also has training in Yoga, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballroom and Pilates. She's been choreographing an performing for the Musical Theatre profession for seven years and also works in Children's Entertainment. Currrently Angeline has done amazing choreography for the Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque and her pole traning at Hidden Talents can be seen during her amazing Polesque classes.
Jennifer has been a student of Hot Hula since April 2010 & has been hooked ever since. What started as a once a week class, eventually turned in 5 or 6 classes a week, attending wherever they were being offered all over Orange County. During this time she embraced being part of the Hot Hula Ohana, making friends & having fun while working out & finding her passion. That passion for Hot Hula led to getting certified in two of the "sivas" (which is the Samoan word for dances) to possibly, one day teach. That certification led to other certifications & she is now certified in 5 of the 6 sivas offered, plus basics. Now she looks forward to sharing her love for Hot Hula as we all strive to reach goals of being healthy & to have a fun & rewarding time doing so. Time to watch the Hot Hula Ohana grow!
Linda has been dancing all her life. Classically trained in ballet, tap, jazz, in Fairbanks Alaska with Mo Holland Dance studio, North Star Ballet, Dance Arts Academy, and Dance Theatre Fairbanks. She started belly dancing with Raqs Souzana and Chandani in 2003. She was also a cheer leader with the Fairbanks Grizzlies dance team in 2009. Performed with Tundra Caravan, middle eastern dance troupe, from 2007-2011, and choreographer of their student troupe and performing troupe from 2009-2011. Founding member and choreographer of Crazy Shakes, Fairbanks burlesque dance group, in 2010-2011. Linda moved to California for adventure in the summer of 2011 and joined Hidden Talents Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque and joined the Jewels That Raq, belly dance group. Bar tender by day and belly dancer by night.
Stephanie's competitive gymnastics background makes her a perfect candidate for all things Hidden Talents. Being a cosmetologist and esthetician by day, and an accomplished Hooper and Go Go by night, Stephanie has a lot ot offer in her Hoop class! She loves to watch peoples passion and knowledge of hooping grow. Her ultimate goal is to make everyone to be the best hooper they can be!
Lisa Lisa is from the east coast and upon moving to CA in 2005, she saw Aerial Tissu in an article in the OC Register. In 2008, despite being deathly afraid of heights, she finally got the nerve to "try it out," and hasn't stopped since. She started with silks in 2008, incorporated hoop in 2009, tried out flying trapeze and pole in 2010 and in 2011 started learning static trapeze. She has done a few performances, but teaching and simply "playing" on any aerial apparatus is her passion. Lisa has taught at various places in the Orange County area and currently teaches the Aerial Tissu/Hoop class at Hidden Talents.