After performing all over the world Ray is happy to be returning to Bay City to share his passion and expertise in dance with the people of Bay City! Some of his favorite credits as a performer include LIFE WITHOUT MAKEUP starring RITA MORENO at Berkeley Rep, RENT on Broadway and the first national tour as Angel and other roles, PETER PAN with Cathy Rigby on Broadway and National Tour, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS with Val Kilmer in Los Angeles, DAMN YANKEES directed by Jason Alexander, PIPPIN, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES as Hanna, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, KISS ME KATE and many others. Ray lived in Rome, Italy for 3 years and danced on Italy's most popular TV show, FANTASTICO and played the role of Daddy in the all Italian version of SWEET CHARITY. Performed and choreographed for pop icon DEBBIE GIBSON. He can also be seen in the independent film NEVERLAND and the feature film RENT, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and JANE THE VIRGIN. Choreography credits include UNIVERSAL STUDIOS: HOLLYWOOD, ORLANDO AND OSAKA JAPAN, LIVE IT UP PRODUCTIONS, NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES and most recently for the TV series PLAYING HOUSE.
Ray trained at the esteemed JOE TREMAINE DANCE STUDIO in LA and eventually became an instructor there. He has taught all over the world and is thrilled to be here in Bay City to teach and encourage young people with a dream!
Jade, a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher has been teaching for many years and is always a student favorite! He started his dancing career at the young age of 16 working for LA's top choreographers. He has done television, movies, music videos, stage and world tours, working with many artists such as DIANA ROSS, DEBBIE GIBSON, PRINCE and DESTINY'S CHILD.
Since a very young age, Chloe has been a gifted and spirited dancer. She brings youthful vitality and skill to our growing roster of instructors. With four brothers to contend with at home (3 of them younger than she) Chloe knows a lot about patience! She is the daughter of her adoring parents Jade and Gloria, and niece to Ray. She assists both Ray and Jade with classes, and fills the role of lead instructor with the younger students. Chloe has been a part of many Bay City productions as a singer and dancer and has also performed with new artist Kate Watson. You can also see Chloe in the movie The Tree of Life and hear her voice on the album Songs in My Head.