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Elinor brings a lifetime of dance experience to Cute Moves. She began dancing as a toddler, studying with Linda MacArthur (Miele), a veteran of the New York City Ballet Co., protegé of George Balanchine and repetiteur for the Balanchine Trust. At the age of 14, Elinor began performing with the Maine State Ballet company.


She graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Dance Education, and relocated to the West Coast. After teaching dance at several Los Angeles area schools and launching the JAG Gym dance program, she went on to found Cute Moves.


Elinor continues to perform regularly, and is Co-Founder of Sababa Dance Company, one of LA's most succesful Middle Eastern and World Dance companies. She has appeared in Films, Music Videos, Television, and at venues including Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Hollywood Bowl, Ford Theater and countless events in North America, the Middle East and Europe.


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John has an eclectic movement background: he is a professional 

breakdancer, a long-time capoerista and martial artist, a skilled gymnast, freerunner/traceur, downhill longboarder, and experienced yogi 

(RYT-200 Hatha Yoga Certified).


He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with philosophy and dance minors from Loyola Marymount University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. 


John appreciates dance not only because of its physical challenges, but also because he knows that dance encourages people to thrive and flourish. He has been teaching dance to children and adults since 2009, and has demonstrated his impressive and unique style of movement in dance competitions worldwide. 


Scarlett Leon

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Scarlett Leon is a native Angelino and dancer who received her BA in Dance at UCLA.


Her specialties include lyrical, jazz, Latin, hip hop, and modern dance. She has been choreographing since middle school and is currently performing and training with Versa Style LA’s Junior Dance Company.


Scarlett’s joy in teaching dance is to see her students grow in their technique, artistry, and confidence over the course of their classes. Developing the art of storytelling through movement has driven her passion for performing and teaching dance.

Tyrese Starling

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A young, Passionate street dance artist, Ty has trained in both HipHop and Popping for the last two years under Versa Style Dance company.


As an inspired artist Ty's main goal is to give back in any way possible, in hopes of inspiring future artist.

Born and raised in Pasadena, Ty currently attends Pasadena City College as a communications major.

Ty chose to focus on communications so he could properly pass down his knowledge to his students.

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