Our Teachers

What makes the Looking Glass Studio stand out from others are our teachers. Our teachers are talented, experienced, and passionate about the art of dance.


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.


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.


Sarah Lopez

Sarah started dancing at Looking Glass at the age of 3. She always had a deep love and passion for classical ballet and trained with all of the best LGSPA ballet instructors as well as the various summer intensive companies such as the Boston ballet. Sarah continued her dance career through college at various studios where she fell in love with lyrical and modern dance. After having her 2 children, Sarah found herself choreographing for many local productions and eventually decided to return to LGSPA to teach. Sarah is now the dance team coach at Inland Leaders Charter School in Yucaipa and is so excited to return to LGSPA to teach the next up and coming generation of dancers.


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.

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Annette R. Wagner

ANNETTE BEGAN training AT THE AGE OF 4 in tap and ballet, and later in jazz and vocal. she JOINED THE LOOKING GLASS STUDIO OF PERFORMING ARTS OVER 20 YEARS AGO, WHERE SHE continued TRAINing IN TAP, AND JAZZ. SOME OF HER MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in performing INCLUDE the redlands bowl dance productions, THE RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DANCE PROGRAM, CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO DRAMA PROGRAM, lgspa Looking good productions, as well as various inland empire organization performances. she has directed and choreographed children’s and adult musicals for various FAITH BASED organizations in the inland empire. annette EARNED HER B.A. IN LIBERAL STUDIES with a concentration in theatre of arts FROM CSUSB.

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Mary has been dancing for five years and singing in the school choir since elementary school. She is a thrid year member of the award-winning women and show choir “Les Chanteuses”, at redlands high school. mary has danced in the Redlands Christmas Parade and performed in musicals with ‘Stars of Tomorrow.’ Mary is a member of assisteens, a volunteer organization, and kimberly juniors.