Miss Kyli has been dancing in the arts for over 25 years. She has been dancing and competing since she was 12. She has choreographed many award-winning competition numbers and helped train many dancers that have taken their careers to a professional level. After receiving her BA Degree from California State University of Bakersfield in Education, she moved on to San Diego where she became an NFL cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers and was selected as "Rookie of the Year." She also taught at different dance studios in San Diego, CA and ran the competitive program at Stars Dance Academy. Miss Kyli was very active in the community with the San Diego Charger Girls. In 2005, Ms Kyli opened up for Cedric the Entertainer in his Rockin the Corps Marine performance. Miss Kyli has served on the KDA "Books in Motion" Board in Kern County that helps bring children's books to life through dance, where her studio has been an active member for the past four years. She also has two beautiful children of her own, Peter & Charlotte. She has always loved the dance arts and wanted to help inspire young dancers with the love for dance and the arts out of her own dance studio, Dancers Turnout Academy, established in 2005.
Julian Turner started dancing and competing at the young age of ten years old in Bakersfield California, where he also began teaching when he turned 15. Three years later at the young age of 18 he went on to move to Los Angeles, California to start his professional career as a teacher and performer. He has appeared on TV shows such as 100 Things To Do In High School, Hell Cats, EJ Johnson’s Sweet Sixteen, Dance Moms and many more. Julian is currently on staff at Abby Lee Dance Company in LA with choreographed numbers that have aired on the tv show as well. He prides himself on being a hands on hardworking teacher, with a diverse background in tumbling, hip hop, technique and cheerleading.
Suze DeArmond currently teaches a variety of dance classes including Ballet, Zumba Fitness, Barre Fitness, Bodyflow, and Swing Dancing. She was primarily trained in Classical Ballet with Martha Knight of the Bakersfield Ballet Theatre. Suze went on to experience a wide variety of genres of dance from ballroom to Lindy Hop to African jazz. To fuse together several styles of dance and fitness makes an interesting and challenging experience that Ms. Suze would like to share with the local community. Ballet is a time honored art form that needs to be shared with our entire community, no matter what gender, ethnicity, or body type.
Miss Brea grew up as a competetive cheerleader and dancer. She started training Ballet, Jazz, Acro, Lyrical, and tap at age 6. She began assisting classes at Dancers Turnout at age 15 and is now a full-time teacher for the studio and company team. She loves working with children and hopes to be an Elementary teacher after finishing college. Miss Brea is currently attending Bakersfield College and will soon be transferring to CSUB to continue her education in Liberal Arts. Miss Brea is currently volunteering in the nursery at Valley Bible Felllowship and loves doing things throughout her community. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, friends, and boyfriend.
Miss Krissy has been dancing since she was 3. She grew up competing in all styles. Miss Krissy started assisting at 15 to her Aunt Jenny Hashim. She is a full time hair stylist and teaches for the studio and company team. She loves all styles of dance primarily tap, lyrical and Afro and continues to educate herself by observing and taking classes. She loves kids and wants to share her passion for dance with them. In her spare time she serves along side her husband at their church and spends time with friends and family!
Miss Jenny is a third generation performer, instructor, and choreographer. 2020 marks her 40th year of educating Kern County’s children and adults. With a passion for continual learning, Miss Jenny is a Lifetime Member of Dance Educators of America, where she also served on the National Board of Directors, and is certified with the Cecchetti Council of America. She studied Early Childhood Education, as well as Kinesiology for Dancers. She is also a former Adjunct Faculty Member at CSUB in Physical Education and Kinesiology. Miss Jenny also created a Pre-K Dance Syllabus that’s both dance and education based. It’s currently being used in multiple studios in the US. Miss Jenny has had the honor of studying under many of the world’s legendary dance educators, including Gus Giordano, Frank Hatchett, Louis DuPron, Jo Rowan, Jackie Sleight, Joe Tremaine, Mia Michaels, Michael Rooney, Marcus Bugler, and more. Throughout her career, she has received many overall high score awards and special recognitions for her choreography at competitions and shows held across the country. Miss Jenny is very proud to have some 35 students who have worked in all aspects of the entertainment industry (dance, theatre, film, television, and modeling), or received college scholarships to further their dance education. Some have become instructors themselves.
Among her greatest achievements, though, are Miss Jenny’s two adult sons, Brock and Beau.
Ms Myka is a Senior at Stockdale High School. She began competitive cheer at the age of 3 and then at the age of 7 began competitive dance. At 14 years old she began to TA classes. She loves teaching hip hop and working with the young students here at the studio. She is involved with Kern Dance Alliance with the books in motion and adaptidance programs. After she graduates she wants to be a special education teacher and plans on attending BC and then transferring to CSUB.
Miss Kaci has been awarded many top overall soloist and group performance awards. She wanted to share her love for dance and started teaching at the age of 17. Her students excelled in all levels and categories. Miss Kaci continues to excel and broaden her knowledge of dance and teaching when opportunity arises. She has been to many dance teacher seminars and professional workshops. Miss Kaci is looking forward to being a part of Dancers Turnout and sharing her love and knowledge of dance with her students!
Ms Tara grew up dancing starting at the age of 6 years old and was a competitive dancer all throughout high school. She was also a cheerleader during high school years. After high school, she coached gymnastics and competitive cheer for 14 years. Tara earned her Bachelors in Liberal Studies from CSUB. She Currently works as a bookkeeper and helps manage the desk at DTA. Ms Tara teaches the acro classes at DTA & enjoys working with all different levels. She Has been married for 21 years and has four children, Brea, Myka, Dakota, (all who also work and/or dance at DTA) and her son Zachery.
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Mr Shawn was Born and raised in Santa Barbara Ca. He started dancing at age 16. He attended college at SBCC and started a break dance and hip hop team while in college that they performed at the UCSB Gaucho basketball game halftime shows. He has performed and competed through out the state including the American Street Dance championship which was televised in Hollywood and also appeared on Good Day in L.A. dancing to promote the show. Mr Shawn moved to Bakersfield in 2008 and taught for many years at his aunt Lenore’s dance studio called “Lenore Smith Dance Arts”. He loves teaching children and adults hip hop and donates his time every Christmas to perform for children at the American Legion Hall in downtown Bakersfield. He looks forward to continue teaching hip hop for many years to come.
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