Founder

This passionate teacher, professional performer, and an exceptionally boundless choreographer, has had over 13 years experience in teaching dance technique to children and adults.Chantelle’s diverse Hip Hop background encompasses pop, break, pop n lock, and lyrical hip-hop, but her specialty is choreography.

She has been the head captain and choreographer of her high school’s dance team, as well as coach and choreographer for a national competing team called the Ultimate All-Stars. For four years Chantelle taught Hip-Hop at various local studios such as: Anni Liang’s Dance Studio in Foster City; Miss Teri’s Dance Studio in San Mateo, and Heartbeat Dance Academy in Belmont. She also teaches classes at the YMCA. For three years she studied Jazz, Modern, Tap, and Hip Hop at Long Beach State University,as well as San Jose State University,

Chantelle York

and San Mateo City College. Chantelle has performed with many different up and coming music artists in San Francisco, L.A., and Reno. In 2009 Chantelle York was given the wonderful opportunity to launch a Hip Hop Dance Program through the Hillsborough Recreation Center that would reach out to the entire Hillsborough School District. This Hillsborough Hip Hop program would become the most successful recreation activity there thus far. In 2010, Chantelle York founded CY Danceworks, a studio that specializes in hip-hop and focuses on the expression, confidence, and progress of children. She is currently teaching at the following Hillsborough Schools: North, South, West, and Crocker. She continues to teach dance at Heartbeat Dance academy in Belmont,and at the YMCA in San Mateo, but the majority of her time is spent sharing her passion for dance with her students here at CY Danceworks.