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Kathryn Roche

Kathryn has grown up dancing at the Looking Glass Studio of Performing Arts, where she trained in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, and musical theater. Some of her most memorable experiences dancing include LGSPA’s Looking Good performances and being featured as a tap dance demonstrator in the StepOnIt tap video series with Ron Cocking. She has been teaching at the Looking Glass for the past four years as a Ballet Technique, Pre-Pointe, Pointe, and Beginning Contemporary instructor. She earned her B.A. in Liberal Studies from CSU San Bernardino, and her M.A. in Learning and Teaching from University of Redlands. She currently teaches kindergarten and enjoys watching her students learn and grow. Kathryn is honored to be sharing her knowledge and love for the arts at LGSPA.

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Liana Harnitchek

Liana started her dance training at the age of 3 and continued to attend the Looking Glass for 15 years. During this time, she was trained in many areas of dance, including jazz, tap, hip hop, ballet, and musical theatre. Some of her most memorable experiences were performing with the TAPS ensemble in Looking Good productions, as well as with the IMAGES jazz ensemble at the Mission Inn Festival of Lights and at Disneyland. After numerous classes and performances, Liana is excited to join the LGSPA staff, teaching Kinder Theatre. She looks forward to this opportunity to share and instill her love of dance with her students. She is currently a student at Cal State University San Bernardino, working toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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AnneMarie Dillon

AnneMarie Dillon began dancing at the age of 8 at Inland Dance Academy. For ten years, she trained under Evette DeMarco Swinson of the Los Angeles Ballet, Diane Amendt of Inland Dance Theatre, and shortly with Quincy Jacinto of Ballet Pacifica. Miss Annie performed in Inland Dance Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker for ten years, dancing roles such as Waltz of the Flowers Soloist, Chinese Soloist, Snow Corp, and Spanish Soloist. She also performed a number of small roles in Inland Dance Academy’s Young Artist’s Showcase, the studio’s annual recital, as well as in their two productions of Alice in Wonderland. AnneMarie has taught for The Looking Glass Studio of Performing Arts since February of 2016.  She has been instructing our students in kinder-theatre, beginning ballet, intermediate/advanced ballet, and contemporary. Miss Annie has enjoyed teaching so much, she has decided to pursue a career as a schoolteacher. She is currently studying English at the University of California, Riverside, and will be graduating in the spring of 2019.

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Tendo Sematimba

Tendo grew up at the Looking Glass Studio taking ballet, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. She then jumped into competitive dance with Studio Elite before becoming a Dance major at Chapman University. Tendo has performed with dance crews and companies including Elev8 Dance Crew, and Academy of Villains. 

Kelly Uminski

Kelly grew up dancing at the Looking Glass studio, with her parents as her first teachers.  She has vast experience in theatre performing in shows such as “42nd Street”, “Bye Bye Birdie”, “Godspell”, “Anything Goes”, “Mr Roberts” “Grease”, “Peter Pan” “Hello Dolly”, “Singing in the Rain”, “Barnum” and much more. Television and film credits include Kingdom of Care-a-Lot tv series, Disney After School Specials and more. She has performed, choreographed and produced over 200 shows locally, regionally and nationally.  Kelly has her B.A and M.A. from the University of Redlands.