About Dancyn Studio
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At Dancyn Studio we prepare our dancers for a future of success. By ingraining the values of hard work, discipline, and teamwork, they gain a solid foundation of dance excellence.
Cindy La Herran-Kopacz began her dance training with Alice Faye Myers and Benny Smith who taught her the fundamentals of tap, jazz and ballet. In 1987 Cindy was crowned Miss Santa Clara and the following year became the first Miss San Jose, earning the inaugural title with a stunning tap solo.
During her seven-year reign as a San Francisco Forty-Niners Gold Rush cheerleader, she earned two Super Bowl rings. Cheering in the NFL provided Cindy with the opportunity to dance behind musical greats Tony Bennett, Jeffrey Osbourne, Boys II Men, and Carlos Santana. A select member of the Gold Rush Tour Group, she performed for the USO, entertaining United States troops stationed in Korea. She has kept her ties with the Forty-Niners organization as an active member of the NFL Alumni. From 2011 to 2015 Cindy Co-Directed the San Jose SaberKittens. She was proud to earn an Arena Bowl ring at the conclusion of the 2015 season.
Cindy has trained with Dennis Casbury, Gill Stroming and Mia Michaels, some of the best of today. Cindy keeps up with the current dance world by attending clinics, workshops and conventions.
Teaching dance and performing has been Cindy’s passion for over 25 years. In 2004 she fulfilled a life-long dream when she opened the doors to her own studio, Dancyn Studio. With the help of her sister Michelle, Dancyn Studio has grown rapidly and is on its way to a very successful future.
Michelle La Herran
Michelle La Herran started dance lessons at the age of two and a half. She started with tap lessons then learned jazz, ballet and gymnastics. Under the direction and training of Alice Faye Myers she learned adagio, a combination of ballet and lifts between a pair. She and her partner won numerous state competitions and performed together several times a year. She also performed and competed year round on a co-ed competition team.
Michelle took her dance experience to the next level when she cheered for the San Francisco Forty-Niners on the Gold Rush. In her five years on the team she traveled to Korea and Bosnia on USO Tours, earned a Super Bowl ring, and graced the cover of the Gold Rush calendar. Michelle also spent four years cheering in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors. Her years of gymnastic training proved valuable while she cheered on this athletic and energetic team.
In 2007 and 2008 Michelle served as the Assistant Choreographer for the San Jose SaberKittens. She traveled with the team to New Orleans as they became the Arena Bowl Champs of 2007. From 2011 to 2015 Michelle served as the SaberKitten Co-Director and earned a second Arena Bowl ring in 2015.
A graduate of San Jose State University, Michelle earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Public Relations. With a talent for writing and a passion for sports and entertainment she has held various jobs in the sports industry.
Today Michelle enjoys running Dancyn Studio with her sister Cindy. She enjoys teaching new students and choreographing for the Performing Company.
The Dancyn Team
Miss Sierrah has been dancing for 21 years and teaching for 5 years. She is trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. Performing has always been a passion for Miss Hoover. She is honored to be a 3 year member of the 49ers Gold Rush. Miss Sierrah’s favorite part about teaching is watching her dancers technique grow throughout the year.
Miss Jennifer has been dancing since the age of 2 and is trained in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical. She is a Dancyn Studio Performing Company Alumni, a San Jose Saberkitten cheerleader, and a dance coach for Santa Clara University.
Logan Quisol started dancing at the young age of 2.5. She immediately loved Tap, Jazz and Ballet. By age 6 she was competing with the Dancyn Studio Performing Company. An elite dancer on our team, she has won several Overall First Place Awards for both group and individual entries. After performing as a member of the University of Montana Dance team, she returned to the Bay Area to become a professional cheerleader for the San Jose Sabercats.
Adolfo Marazita comes to Dancyn Studio all the way from Bari, Italy. Adolfo studied classical Ballet at a very young age at the Academia di Danza di Alta Formazione “Dondazione Concerti Niccolo Piccinni”. In 1984 he won a scholarship to the Institute of State Ballet of Budapest where he was the only Italian accepted. He went on to perform as a principal dancer with the Italian National Ballet, Ballet Classic de Paris and Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, and the amazing ballet Etoile Maya Plisetskaya.
Miss Jordan has been dancing since the age of four and since then has continued to share her passion of dance. She spent most of her training in classical ballet and was a principal dancer for her hometown studio. Beyond her specialization in ballet and pointe training, she has also studied various styles including jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and tap, as well as 5 years experience as a professional cheerleader with the San Francisco 49ers.
Katie has danced fo 17 years, training in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and hip hop. She has been a principal soloist in many ballet productions including the Nutcracker, Coppelia, and Cinderella. Katie was on the Pioneer High School dance team for 2 years and was an officer in her senior year. She is currently a Neurobiology student at UC Davis and is also starting her third year on the UC Davis dance team.
Kathryn has been dancing for 17 years. She has been in various performances such as halftime for the Golden State Warriors and the Disneyland Christmas Parade. Kathryn was also on the pioneer high school dance team for 4 years and a officer for 2, choreographing for football and basketball games. Kathryn is going to be a junior at Chapman University, majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in dance. She is also a proud member of her schools hip hop team Floor 13.
Karoline has danced since she was 18 months old, training in all styles of dance. She has been with Dancyn Studio since the beginning and has won many group national championships and individual titles including Miss Starbound, Miss Spotlight, Miss Nexstar, and runner up for Miss Dance KAR. She was on Dance Infinia at Castillero Middle School for 3 years and was on the Pioneer High School dance team for 4 years, serving as an officer for 3.