Instructors

To reveal the dancer in each child, and embrace the enjoyment that dance has to offer through the process of self expression, creativity, and execution.Our knowledgeable staff work hard to instill a sense of self confidence in each one of our students. We guarantee an improvement in your child’s self esteem, character, and dance capabilities as we tackle weaknesses and challenge them to become better.

CHANTELLE YORK

CY Danceworks founder and Hip Hop Instructor

This passionate teacher, professional performer, and an exceptionally boundless choreographer, has had over 15 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 and the YMCA in San Mateo. For three years she studied Jazz, Modern, Tap, and Hip Hop at Long Beach State University,as well as San Jose State University,

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 progression 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. ” I am devoted to my students, It is my ultimate desire to see dance touch thier souls and change thier lives. My mission in life is to educate and improve your skill in this beautiful craft, but my purpose is way bigger: To instill self worth and unyielding confidence upon you. If I do not succeed at perfecting your technique, I will not fail at building your character!” ~ Chantelle YOu

 

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JC Caoile- CY DANCEWORKS AFTER SCHOOL CLUB PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR
JC was the Program Director at ICEC for the past 3 years, where he also taught art and tutored his students. He began as a substitute teacher in 2012 and quickly demonstrated what promise and dedication he had to the growth and progression of the ICEC institute. He has been the key component to the success of the ICEC after school program. With over 3 years experience running the ICEC, mentoring, tutoring and teaching kids, we are ecstatic to have him running our CY Danceworks After School Club. His Hip Hop background is extensive. He has taught at plenty of dance studios in the bay area and currently teaches Hip Hop dance to all ages at CY Danceworks, Millbrae Dance Academy, and Heartbeat Dance Academy. He is the head founder and director

of our very own CY Danceworks college dance team known as Str8Jacket. With his creative mind, dance experience and superb coaching skills, he has turned beginner dancers into professionals is no time. He is super excited to be leading our After School Club this year and can not wait to inspire kids in his amazing dance classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Amanda

Amanda Whipple starting dancing at the age of 3 and throughout her career she has trained with the San Francisco Ballet school, Lines Ballet and The Joffrey Ballet. She pursued her passion after high school and she Graduated from San Francisco State University with BA in Dance. Currently she teaches Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, and Jazz at multiple different studios in the Bay Area including Myriad School of Dance , and CY Danceworks in San Mateo. Dance has always been a positive outlet and motivation for hard work and dedication in my life. Ultimately, Amanda wants to expand the dance industry,by teaching and training our youth to create a thriving and successful community of young dancers in the Bay Area.

 

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Marilyn Cowley

 

Marilyn Cowley has been dancing for over fifteen years, studying various forms of dance. Her training includes styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, contemporary and Pom dancing. At age 3, shebegan dancing at Kirkpatrick’s School of Dance where she was given many opportunities to perform. Marilyn has had the privilege of performing at warrior’s games, senior homes, shows, and parades. During her 4 years of high school she was a member of her high school dance team, “Instep”, and for her senior year, she resided as president of the dance team. Straight out of high school Marilyn joined a team called New Ground Dance Company and she is currently a captain of the Foothill College Pom dance team.

 

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