Brian Hogan (Director)

Brian Hogan's mother told him once that some of her favorite memories of him as a child was when he was singing, and harmonizing, along with the radio.
 

Mr. Hogan is finishing his 9th year at Oxford Academy and is very grateful to be working with such amazing students, wonderful parents, amazing staff and supportive administration.

Chaz Kao (Choreographer)

Dance was a huge influence on Chaz Kao starting at an early age. He found the freedom within the art form to be incredibly fulfilling and cathartic.  The very first step he learned as a dancer was the “Moonwalk” and from there, he was hooked.  Before the internet, Chaz would record every Michael Jackson performance on TV and spend hours imitating and perfecting each small detail, from a leg kick to a crotch grab.  During his time in high school, Chaz performed in many community events, benefits and talent shows, in which he received many awards and accolades.  After graduating from high school, he attended Cypress College where he performed and choreographed a piece in the annual “People In Motion” dance concert.  He later transferred to the UC Irvine where he spent one month in New York City learning from top Broadway dancers and choreographers, under the “New York Satellite Program”, that was featured in the music theater department.  Chaz is a budding hip-hop dancer and choreographer, hoping to continue to improve his craft and inspire others to find their own passion in the arts.

Leah Silva (Choreographer)

A native of Orange County, CA, Leah Silva is an emerging professional dancer and Artistic Director who has been studying all forms of dance since the young age of two years old. Leah was an original member of Sound Effects tap com­pany, under the direction of Christy Hernandez, was awarded and completed a professional dance scholarship at Jimmie DeFore Dance Center, Orange Coun­ty’s only professional adult dance studio. Leah has studied professionally from acclaimed professionals/master teachers in the tap industry, including Emmy Award winner Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, Emmy Award winner Ted Louis Levy, Dianne Walker and with the late legendary Harold "Stumpy" Cromer. Leah’s most recent projects include being the Founder and Artistic Director of ReVerb, a professional tap company based in Orange County and Los Angeles, CA, Co-Directing with Christy Hernandez Encore Tap Company, based in Or­ange County, CA, as well as teaching weekly adult professional classes. Leah is also the creator and producer of The Orange County Tap Experience.

Kerri Fenton (Choreographer)

Kerri Fenton currently teaches dance full time at Cypress High School, is the Oxford Academy Dance Crew Advisor, and teaches part time at Orange County Song & Dance.Kerri started her dance training at age 7, and began dancing professionally at age 16. She has performed all over the country as well as the world, including Japan, London, France, Germany and Australia. Some of her credits include the Broadway show 42nd St., the movie “Tap” starring Gregory Hines, stage/industrials/commercials for Disney, Mattel, Barbie, Pepsi and she was one of the original NBA Clipper Girls.Kerri is excited to be a part of the incredible Oxford Choir Program and wishes all of the performers a great show tonight!

Jacqueline Garcia (Choreographer)

Jacqueline Garcia started dancing in high school at the age of 15. During her senior year she was president of her dance team and also helped direct many of the dance show she performed in. After high school she performed at Cypress college for 3 years and was also part of the Cypress Dance Ensemble. She currently is a performer at Disney, and has been in a number of shows and parades including, Fantasmic, Parade of Dreams and A Christmas Fantasy.

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