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Nancy Boskin-Mullen

Nancy Boskin-Mullen's career as a professional dancer and choreographer has spanned three decades and three continents. She holds a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures with a concentration in dance, and an M.A. in Dance from UCLA. She currently teaches dance at Grossmont College and Mesa College. She has danced with California Rhythm Project since 1998 and became company director in 2012.

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Summer Briggs

Summer earned a B.A. in Dance at SDSU and a Masters in Education and Teaching Credential from National University. She has danced with Pro Danza Italia, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Momentum Dance Theater and Capital Tap, and has performed for DC Tap Festival, and Sony Production's Taylor Swift Commercial. She is the owner of Rap A Tap Center For The Arts, a dance studio located in the city of San Diego, and also teaches dance at Creative, Performing and Media Arts Magnet Middle School.

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Sara Dickman

Born and raised in San Diego, Sara began dancing as a child. She continued her dance training at the University of California San Diego where she earned a BA in Dance, her teaching credential and Masters in Education. She currently teaches dance at Creative, Performing and Media Arts Magnet Middle School where she has built a dance program focusing on tap, jazz, and ballet. Sara loves to share her passion for dance with others.

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Shary Folkmann

A writer and a dancer, Shary loves finding the rhythm in a sentence or a step. She started performing with a small tap dance troupe when she was a child, and later danced in community theater productions and with the University Dance Theatre Ensemble at the University of Houston where she earned a BA in French Language and Literature. After a year spent teaching English in France, she worked in a variety of spheres from public education to corporate and nonprofit administration. Now a dancer with California Rhythm Project, she also serves as the company’s general manager, and she is a freelance copywriter for a few small businesses. She most enjoys writing about creative people and the work that energizes them.

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Mary Jo Horvath

Mary Jo has directed and choreographed over 40 dance concerts at Southwestern College since 1990. She received her B.A and M.F.A. in Dance from UC Irvine where she studied with Eugene Loring, Jillana, Donald Bradburn, El Gabriel, Olga Maynard, James Penrod, Janice Plastino and Nancy Ruyter. She has also studied under Jean Isaacs, Billy Siegenfeld and Jeannie Hill, Diane Walker, Linda Sohl-Ellison and Ted Levy. She has danced professionally with Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre and the California Rhythm Project.

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Karina Johnson

Karina has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She is a graduate of Coronado High School and is currently studying dance at Mesa College. She studied with Summer Briggs Williams at Rap A Tap Center for the Arts where she performed with their Tap Company and then became an assistant teacher. She also spent two summers training with the Rockettes during their Summer Intensive program. When she isn't dancing or studying, Karina enjoys baking. She's also an animal lover and she has three cats, a dog, and a bunny.

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Veronica Martinelli

Veronica has been dancing most of her life. Although trained in many different forms of dance, tap has always been her main passion. Growing up in San Francisco, she was introduced to different forms of tap by masters such as Sam Weber, John Kloss and Kathe Burick. She found her home when she was introduced to California Rhythm Project in 2009.

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Kyra Moore

Kyra was 7 years old when she started taking dance classes, learning technique in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Polynesian, Tahitian, Contemporary, and Modern at MYSTIC Dance San Diego Studio. In the years since, she has performed on television and in countless competitions and workshops throughout San Diego, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. She has been dancing with California Rhythm project since 2017.

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Josh Morris

Josh began his dance career in high school when a studio owner offered free jazz dance lessons to his football team. His love of dance flourished and by his senior year he was helping teach tap classes to pay for additional classes in ballet, jazz and tap. He continued exploring the world of dance in college and at age 18 was offered a student teaching position in the tap dance program at Brigham Young University. He has taught tap classes in Utah, Nevada, Colorado, California and Brazil. Currently he splits his free time between his two horses, clogging with the Kickers Cloggers and California Rhythm Project.

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Vincent Padilla

Tap is Vincent's first love, which he is delighted to share with others. He has studied multiple styles of dance, especially ballet and tap. Beginning at 4 years old, he studied at Civic Dance Arts, graduated from San Diego SCPA, and then completed a "normal" degree at University of San Diego. For five seasons he has been a Corps de Ballet member of California Ballet Company, and continues to perform in The Nutcracker and other ballets.

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Mikah Ramirez

Mikah has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and character at Ramona/Julian Academy of Dance. She went on to compete and perform with the Academy and she also performed in Ramona High School's dance productions. Now an instructor at Ramona/Julian Academy of Dance, she teaches Pre-school Creative Movement, Beginning Tap, and Competitive Dance. She is currently studying at Grossmont College, having earned an Associate’s in Social and Behavioral Sciences, and is working towards an A.A. in Dance. She was a member of the 2019 Grossmont College Touring Dance Company and is currently taking a variety of classes such as Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Choreographic studies, and more. She plans on earning a B.A. in Liberal Studies, and teaching credentials, to continue a career teaching in schools, as well as the studio.

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Cari Sacco

Cari began dancing in kindergarten and she hasn't stopped since. She has studied jazz, ballet, modern and tap. She currently teaches math and works with dance and musical theater groups at Clairemont High School.