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CDC STAFF & BIOS
 
Dr. Tedd Davis
Executive/Artistic Director
Dr. Tedd Davis Executive/Artistic Director of the California Dance Center earned his Doctorate in Gerontological Psychology from USC. Moreover, Dr. Davis has trained "privately" in ballet with Yuri Smaltzoff from the Bolshoi Ballet, 8 years with Mr. Gerald McCall from the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and 15 years with Madame Dora Krannig from the Royal Ballet. Dr. Davis has led the California Dance Center Competition Squad to International Championships in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop from 1990 to 2008.  Furthermore, His Competition Squad has been crowned National Champions by the THUNDERSTRUCKDANCE COMPETITION 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.  Dr. Davis's studio has performed for Dr. Maya Angelou, Rev. Ben Vereen, Rev. Della Reese, a variety of Congressmen and Senators, and for the President of South Korea at a special dinner presented by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley!  Dr. Davis has developed a professional dance company: Modern City Repertoire Dance Company {MCR} which has toured the western United States 6 consecutive years, performed in Vancouver, Canada as well as Cancun, Mexico.  Dr. Davis has performed with Dr. Patrice Rushen, Pointer Sisters, Michael Jackson, and choreographed for motion pictures and national commercials. 
 
Dr. Davis has also choreographed and taught "PRAISE DANCE" to many praise dance teams of churches throughout Los Angeles and San Diego Counties. This has led to him being asked to host a Praise Dance Workshop and Competition in August & November 2013, respectively!
 
Finally, Dr. Davis is one of a few BALLET MASTERS in Southern California teaching classical ballet to children, particularly children of color!!
 
 
Mr. D'Sean Collins
Assistant Director/Resident Choreographer
Jazz & Hip-Hop Instructor
Mr. Collins joined the Modern City Repertoire Dance Company in 1983 and later became the Assistant Director in 1987 of California Dance Center.  Mr. Collins choreographed more than 300 routines for the CDC Competition Squad from 1990 to 2013 and received more than 500 1st Place Trophies for his Choreographies, Overall Performances, and Top Teacher Awards in Jazz, Hip-hop, and Abstract Modern.  Mr. Collins' solo performances of "Mr.Bojangles" and "Get Here" received the highest scores in international competition earning 299 out of a possible 300 points.  Mr. Collins received National Championship Trophies for his choreographed Jazz/Street Dance routine "UNFINISHED BUSINESS" and Steppin Routine "BRING IT"!  in 2011 by the THUNDERSTRUCK DANCE COMPETITION!!
In 2012 Mr. Collins received a 1st Place National Trophy for his Praise Dance Trio--
"IN SPIRIT & IN TRUTH"!!
 
Mr. Collins currently teaches jazz and hip-hop, designs costumes and  selects music for choreography at California Dance Center.
 
 
3 NEW STAFF HAVE JOINED
CALIFORNIA DANCE CENTER:
 
Ms.Kiayana Wilson --Former CDC student of 20 years.
 
Ms. Denee Jordan--former professional dancer of Dr.Tedd's
                                Modern City Repertoire Dance Company.
 
Mr. B.J. Jackson--Hip-Hop and Music Video Choreographer
 
Pics and Bio's coming soon!!
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