Faculty

Department: youth-dance-programs

Dean, Trudl Zipper Dance Institute
Dancer, educator, and choreographer Silas Farley, a recent New York City Ballet alumnus, is Dean of the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute and an Amplify Artist.
Visiting Artist, Trudl Zipper Dance Institute
James Fayette has a deep understanding of how the employment of dancers is managed and is keenly sensitive to the needs and career concerns of professional artists.
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Musical Theater Instructor
Lea Floden is a Los Angeles based actor, writer, director and acting coach.
Yuka Fukuda
Modern Dance Instructor
Yuka Fukuda, originally from Tokyo, Japan, trained at Tokyo Junior Ballet and Asami Maki Ballet Arts.
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Dance Accompanist
M.A. degree in composition from California State University, Los Angeles; Served as Opera Workshop coach at Cal State, L.A.; Founded his own Contemporary Opera Theatre Workshop.
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Ballet Instructor
In addition to teaching at the Colburn School, Lisa Gillespie is an adjunct professor of dance at Loyola Marymount University and a frequent instructor at the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy.