"Miss Sarah" Johnston, is the Owner and Lead Instructor for Showtime Dance, Inc., which brings dance classes to schools throughout San Diego and Orange Counties in California. Her first dance class was at the age of 3, and she immediately knew what she had to do with the rest of her life. Miss Sarah graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a BFA in Dance Performance and Education, and she has now been teaching dance for 25 years. She also is a California State certified preschool teacher with a certificate in Early Childhood Education. She performed professionally in Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, and Jazz Dance with Paul Powell Productions in Tucson, Canyon Movement Company in Flagstaff, with Watson Dance Company in Yorba Linda, and in "The Glory of Christmas" at the Crystal Cathedral in Orange, CA. For 5 years, she danced at Disneyland: in the Parade of Dreams, A Christmas Fantasy Parade, Disney’s Electrical Parade, and Fantasmic. “Miss Sarah” has taught ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip hop, leaps and turns, improvisation, and choreography for Momentum Dance Center, Pacific Dance Center, Canyon Dance Academy, Orange County Dance Productions, Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, and Coconino Community College. She performed in Arizona, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Italy, and she has taught at the American College Dance Festival in New Mexico and Washington State, and at The Dance and the Child International conference in The Netherlands. At the Disneyland Resort, she taught Physics and Leadership Workshops through the Youth Education Series, and stage managed children's performing groups from all over the world. Miss Sarah is a certified yoga teacher and a certified "Rhythm Works Integrative Dance" instructor for children with special needs. Her newest title is that of "Mom," to her own two tiny dancers
"Miss Bella" grew up in Austin, Texas where she began training in many styles, and found her love for Hip Hop and Contemporary dance when she was only ten. She moved to California after graduating high school to pursue her dreams of being a professional commercial dancer. Miss Bella is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Dance at California State University at Long Beach.
"Miss Hannah" began her training at many dance studios in North San Diego County. She then attended the Joffrey Ballet School’s Trainee Program, mentored by Francesca Corkle. Miss Hannah attended UCSD where she studied under Patricia Rincon, Eric Geiger, Alison Dietterle Smith, Liam Clancy, Sadie Weinberg, and Terry Wilson. She completed her BA and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2014, where she was recognized as a Muir Scholar and awarded The Leandra Smith Memorial Dance Scholarship. She has taught dance in elementary schools through Arts for Learning and Showtime Dance. Currently, she is enjoying teaching and choreographing in many styles. While living in Encintas, she has continued teaching for Showtime Dance through the Outschool platform. Reaching new students through technology has been amazing!
"Miss Katie graduated in 2020 with her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from California State University Long Beach with special emphasis on performance and pedagogy. There she trained in classical ballet, modern, jazz, dance improvisation, and Pilates. Miss Katie has been performing professionally for the past five years in regional theatre productions including: The Welk Resort Theatre, Barn Stage Company, and the GEM Theatre. Miss Katie has been teaching and choreographing since 2012, and she is passionate about creating the next generation of performing artists who also possess kindness and respect for their fellow artists. In the Fall, she will be pursuing a Masters Degree in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre Studies.
"Riley's smiling face will great you as you enter Showtime Dance Academy. She is a truly outstanding high school senior: valedictorian, and active in ASB, her church's Youth Group and Church Council. She is the Dance Captain for the church Liturgical Dance Ministry and assistant for the children's dance troupe. Riley was accepted to multiple universities, including her first choice of schools. She will be greatly missed when she leaves for college to pursue her dreams of studying Chemistry and Forensic Science.
"Miss Sandra" started dancing at 4 years old at Classical Dance Center. In high school, Sandra performed in, and helped to choreograph school musicals and plays, where she won a Bright Spot Award from The Spirit of the Macy’s Awards for work as Cindy Lou Who in Seusscial The Musical. She has trained at Orange County Dance Center, Hirschl School of Dance Arts, and Millennium Dance Complex OC, Millennium Dance Complex L.A., and Edge Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Everyday, Miss Sandra continues to fall more and more in love with dance and continues to work hard to achieve her dance goals.
"Miss Bella" grew up in Austin, Texas where she began training in many styles, and found her love for Hip Hop and Contemporary dance when she was only ten. She moved to California after graduating high school to pursue"Miss Sharon" Jewell joins us from the world of professional musical theatre, having performed is such shows as: Oliver!, Chicago, Singing in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Memphis, Godspell, The Tempest, and Crazy for You. She is also an experienced dance and cotillion teacher with training from Circle in the Square Theatre School and a theatre degree from BYU. She performed in parades at Disneyland for 7 years, and in plays, and musicals throughout Orange County, including Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors with "Shakespeare by the Sea.” She recently moved to New York City to pursue her dreams of Broadway, and regularly performs in her own YouTube series and teaches Outschool live online classes for Showtime Dance.
Stephanie took her first dance class when she was 4 years old and immediately fell in love. She trained under the Royal Academy of Dance method and trained as an apprentice with Peninsula Ballet Theater in San Mateo, CA, and went on to obtain her Associate’s Degree in Dance from Irvine Valley College. She taught and performed in Alaska, Arkansas, Boston, Minnesota, Utah, and Paris. Currently, Miss Stephanie dances professionally with Emergent Dance Company and with FUSE Dance Company. Since 2012, she has been taught Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Cheer, Tumbling, Chinese Dance, Zumba, Creative Dance, and Parent & Me throughout Orange County and LA, including . Her ultimate passion is building a strong dance foundation for young children and beginners while making it a fun and safe experience.
"Miss Carrie" Render is the Original Owner and Founder of Showtime Dance Company. She grew up dancing, and later teaching, at her mother's studio, Bettie Jane's Center of Dance Art. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Finance from Mt. St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Upon graduation, she moved to Tampa, Florida where she owned and directed Accent on Dance for five years. She is a mother of 3 children between the ages of 6 and 13 and the Director of Holy Cross Early Learning Center in Mahwah, NJ.