About your instructors

Breanne Stambusky

*Breanne was born and raised in the small town of Quincy CA.  She found her passion early when she started dancing at age 2.  After learning tap and ballet as a young girl, she moved more into the jazz genre as she got older.  In Junior High, she joined the cheer squad and started to assist in youth gymnastics.  In Senior High, she continued to dance as a cheerleader and was also the assistant coach for the Pop Warner cheer squad.  

After moving to Davis in 2000, she started teaching alongside her sister at the Davis Art Center, eventually taking over her classes in 2001.

In 2014, Breanne started a dance team called the Poprocks, focusing on public performances and competitions. The Poprocks grew forming a performance team in 2015 and a second branch of competition team in 2016!

She opened Stambusky Studios in the fall of 2016 and currently continues to do what she loves; teaching children to share her love of dance and performing.  

When she’s not dancing, Breanne works for the Davis Joint Unified School District as a para educator for the special education pre-school.  

“I teach dance to help children gain confidence and self awareness, but the most important thing to me is that the kids have fun!  If I can walk away from a class knowing everyone had a great time and learned something new, I’ve done my job.”  – Breanne

Brooklyn Torres

*Brooklyn Page Torres, originally from Winters, CA, earned his B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He has performed professionally with Broadway at Music Circus and the Sacramento Opera Company, and is an alumni of the Open Jar Institute in New York City where he studied under Broadway directors and choreographers including Jeff Whiting and James Gray.

Having danced since the age of 2, Brooklyn has trained in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary, modern, tap, hip-hop, improvisation, Filipino folk, Polynesian, and aerial arts. Brooklyn also has an extensive music background as a Suzuki trained violinist and multi-instrumentalist, and is an award winning vocalist in opera and musical theatre. In 2012, he was designated a California Arts Scholar and awarded the Governor’s Medallion after graduating from the music program at the California State Summer School for the Arts.

In addition to teaching, Brooklyn is a current performing artist appearing in productions, events, and independent short films around the SF Bay Area and Los Angeles. He is extremely passionate about approaching performance as a healing art, and always strives to create a learning environment of inclusivity and self-respect. Through his teaching, Brooklyn places an emphasis not only on how to perform but also why we perform and in what ways we can use our artistic skills to benefit both ourselves and those around us.

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