Storeybook Class information
Storeybook Dance Owner/Instructor
Musical Theater/Jazz/Creative Dance
Jennifer has been singing, dancing and acting since the age of 3! As a member of SAG/AFTRA,she worked extensively as a child in television and national commercials in the 1970's and 1980's such as MacDonalds, Milk, Dorritos, Quaker Oats, TWA Airlines, Noodler Markers, Bubble up, and in was featured on the funny hit TV series ‘Three’s Company’ & the movie ‘Rage’ with represention by the notorious agent, Iris Burton.
As a dancer, She trained in Jazz and Ballet growing up in the San Gabriel Valley, training with Joan Collanette at Collanette Ballet in San Marino, Jazz under Danny Page Pulley at Pasadena's LeStudio, and under Julie McConnell at the Debbie Reynolds Dance studio. As a teen, she became Dance Captain of her High School Dance team under advisor Jenny Backhaus of Backhaus Dance, and after moving to Orange County,she won a 2 year Jazz scholarship to Jimmy DeFore Dance Center in which she trained in all styles of dance under Instructors such as Christine Baltes, MIchael Van Patten, Leann McGreggor, and Suzanne O'Connor. As a performer, she Danced in Video's such as Whitney Houstons 'Step by Step' video, and toured the Carribean, Alaska and South America as a Dancer/Singer aboard MS HOLLAND AMERICA LINES Niuew Amsterdam and Noordam Ships for Anita Mann Productions. She has performed in over 20 musicals on Los Angeles and Orange County stages, including the shows A CHORUS LINE, GYPSY, DAMES AT SEA, WEST SIDE STORY, CABARET, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CABARET, OKLAHOMA, GREASE, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT to name a few.
At studios, she has taught dance for 25 + years from preschool age to adult, and she has Directed and Choreographed multiple shows & Broadway showcases for private Schools such asTHE PRENTICE SCHOOL in Tustin, including PETER PAN, GREASE, ANNIE, and ELF.
In the past couple of years, she started teaching children in preschools, and soon started combining her human development education and experence instructing preschoolers, her dramatic flair with dance training, and she began teaching creative dance in preschools all around Orange county. She had fallen in love, and it became clear what would make her happy. (besides working with puppets)
She then started her own preschool dance company, Storeybook Dance in which she's been mobile since 2017. With the success of her company, (and multiple people asking where they could find her studio),she decided to expand in her town of Orange to open her studio, STOREYBOOK DANCE. This is a dream come true!
Ballet, Jazz, Tap
Caleigh Johnson started dancing at age 3 in a ballet/tap class. She immediately took to it and expanded her training to all styles of dance. She completed on national champion teams and has won multiple awards In Her performances. At age 13, she switched to a ballet studio to further her classical training. A highlight was dancing the role of Clara in Nutcracker and performing at Segrestrom Center. She is currently a Music major at Orange Coast College.
Ballet/ Hip Hop
Beginning at Classical Dance Center, Sandra started dancing at 4 years old. As she grew older, Sandra was very much inspired by tv shows such as Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance to become a professional dancer. In high school, Sandra helped choreograph for school musicals and plays and also danced in them as well. She has won a Bright Spot Award from The Spirit of the Macy’s Awards for work as Cindy Lou Who and dancer in Seusscial The Musical as performed by her high school. She has taken her training to Orange County Dance Center, Hirschl School of Dance Arts, and Millennium Dance Complex O.C. in Orange County all the way to Millennium Dance Complex L.A., Edge Performing Arts in Los Angels. With some of those studios, she has been lucky enough to perform various roles in The Nutcracker. At Millennium Dance Complex O.C., Sandra is a workstudy for the studio and is studying under Kristin Santiago to further her skills in hip hop. Everyday Sandra continues to fall more and more in love with dance and continues to work hard to achieve her dance goals.
Alexandra (Lexi) Bormeth
Alexandra (Lexi) Bormeth
Alexandra (Lexi) Bormeth is a ballet and contemporary movement choreographic artist, originally based from Sonoma County, California. Receiving her Bachelors in Fine Arts, Dance Choreography, at the University of California, Irvine, Bormeth has studied ballet techniques under the tutelage of Tong Wang and Dianne Diefenderfer, as well modern techniques by Charlotte Griffin, Kate Skarpetowska, and many more. Rooted in classical Russian Vaganova ballet technique during her childhood, she has later been redefined by progressive modern and contemporary movement approaches, and now understands a unique dichotomy of knowledge in
both technique styles to effectively teach students. Further in her experience, she has performed
Lar Lubovitch’s acclaimed ‘Marimba’ repertoire, along with ‘Pointe Blank’, an original work by Chad M. Hall, at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Traveling to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for a month, she has been immersed into the artistically rich culture and contemporary dance culture of Israel.
In the center of Jerusalem, studying the release techniques of the Vertigo Dance Company dancers and founder, Noa Wertheim, she learned repertoire such as ‘Vertigo 20’, and was featured in original work ‘Fomo’ choreographed by Nitzan Lederman; additionally in Tel Aviv, she learned Ohad Naharin’s Gaga technique and original repertoire such as ‘Echad Mi Yodea’ from the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, at the Suzanne Dellal Center for the Arts. As a professional choreographic artist, her projects today maintain a grassroots foundation, with a purpose to provide the community with a stronger connection to the arts, and an outlet to grow together with. Being grateful for so many impactful opportunities in her own youth, which have helped to now have established her repertoire of choreographic works over the last ten years,Bormeth is eager to contribute an excitingly creative and imaginative guidance for young dance
artists to grow.
Toddler and me/Combo Ballet Tap
Kristina is very excited to be teaching at Storeybook Creative Dance! Kristina has been dancing since the age of 3. She spent the first 12 years training at the Newport Ballet Academy and 6 years at Jimmy Defores. Kristina also attended the Orange County School of the Arts where she majored in Musical Theater with an emphasis on dance. After high school, Kristina worked and performed all over Orange County until she traveled with The Young Americans. With them, she honed her teaching skills, working and performing with children of all ages. Kristina’s love for kids, especially the younger ones, has lead her to teach in many different schools. Dance can be a very inspirational experience for everyone, especially young kids, which is why she strives to make every class and every interaction a memorable learning experience.