Pearl D. Wardlow
Dance Spectrum Teacher & Artistic Director
Pearl holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance with a Teaching of Dance Emphasis from the University of California at Irvine. In 1989, Pearl was selected to attend the California State Summer School for the Arts at Cal Arts in Valencia, CA and was honored by Governor George Dukmejian as a California Arts Scholar. Pearl's training began with Ann Hall and later Melinda Shaner in the Yucaipa area. She has studied with Paul Maure, Donald Mc Kayle, Bernard Johnson, Buddy Schwimmer, Christine Baltes, Evie Newman, and Brian Vernon. Pearl's performance Credits include Disneyland Parades and Shows as well as special events for KLOS radio station and the Harris' Corporation. She has danced the roles of Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Odette in Swan Lake and Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker under the direction of Melinda Shaner and with staging by Paul Maure. In high school and community theater, Pearl has acted in roles such as M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias and Andy in Steppin' Out (Redlands Footlighters), Maggie in Brigadoon, Ensemble and Congress of Beauties in Show Boat (Redlands Bowl), Ensemble and Virtue in Anything Goes!, Ensemble (featured tap dancer) in The Wizard of Oz. She also holds a Certificate in Television Production from San Bernardino Valley College. Her love of children, dance, and teaching inspired her to open Dance Spectrum in October 1999. In 2007, Pearl was recognized by Assemblyman Paul Cook & the California Legislature for Excellence in Choreography for Yucaipa High School's production of West Side Story. Pearl's students have been accepted into some of the nation's most prestigious summer dance programs including American Ballet Theater, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, Inland Pacific Ballet, Tap Kids, Tap Sounds Underground, and the California State Summer School for the Arts. Former students have worked professionally in the entertainment industry and continue their dance and arts training at the college and university level. More importantly, Dance Spectrum students carry away a lifelong love and appreciation and understanding of dance, music, and the arts.
Lyrical/Contemporary & Jazz Teacher
Born and raised in Southern California, Carlos Renteria started his training at the age of 12 at his local Middle School where he first met his Ballet Teacher, David King. He then continued dancing at his local High School and at Riverside Ballet Arts. During his training, Carlos spent a summer training under The Rock School of Ballet Education in Philadelphia. Carlos continued his training at The University of North Carolina of the Arts in the modern program where he trained and performed in various styles including Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon, and Shen Wei. Since then, he has had the pleasure of dancing for Nickerson-Rossie Dance, Intersect Dance, in the role of Snow King in Inland Dance Theater's Nutcracker and teaching at various schools around the Inland Empire in Southern California.
Brett studied tap, jazz, and more at Dance Spectrum and has gone on to train with and perform with Sarah Reich's now defunct Tap Dance Company, Tap Con Sabor. She regularly attends major Tap Festivals including the Washington D.C. Tap Fest and the L.A Tap Fest where she has worked as an intern for Chloe Arnold. Having studied tap at summer intensives such as Tap Kids in New York, Slide in N.Y.C., and Tap Sounds Underground in L.A., Brett's rhythms and choreography are beloved by her students and we are so pleased to have her on our teaching staff.
Ballet & Pointe Teacher
Jennifer Lourdes Lynch began dancing at the YWCA at the age of 2 and continued her classical training at age 8 at the School of International Ballet. She received scholarships from such prestigious schools as Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, and Boston Ballet. Jennifer became a member of Redlands Festival Ballet Company at age 10. She is annual presenter at CAHPERD Southwest Dance, Movement and Acro Sports Workshop. Jennifer currently teaches ballet to USAG gymnasts at Inland Empire Gymnast Academy. She is also certified in Pilates and Aero Ballet Barre. Jennifer is an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.
Ballet, Tap, Mini Hip-Hop, Jazz & SDE Choreograqpher
Kelly has trained at Dance Spectrum for eight years and has been on the teaching staff since 2007. She has competed at various dance adjudications and performed throughout Southern California as a member of the SDE. She has performed in many Dance Spectrum productions and performed the roles of Fairy Godmother (Sleeping Beauty) and the Dew Drop Fairy (Nutcracker). She is a graduate of Cal State San Bernardino and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications. Along with her love of dance she also has a passion for video production and editing and has helped produce the Dance Spectrum production videos for the last three years. She enjoys sharing her love of dance and the arts with all of her students.
Acro/Tumbling, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop Teacher &
Julia trained at Dance Spectrum for over 12 years. She has performed and competed as a member of Spectrum Dance Ensemble and was a member of the Beaumont High School Cheer Squad. Her fun and creative choreography has won top awards at multiple dance competitions.
Having trained in Ballet in St. Louis, Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, and Los Angeles, California, Jackie is excited to share her well varied teaching style with our Beginning/Intermediate and Adult students. She has performed with the Minnesota Ballet and in Musical Theater productions. Jackie holds 3 degrees: B.S in Environmental Sciences (Art Interior Design Specialty), M.S in Psychiatric Nursing, and a B.S in General Nursing. She enjoys her position as a Substitute teacher in the Beaumont Unified School District and enjoys sharing her passion for dance with her students at Dance Spectrum.
Rhonda has been a dance professional for over 30 years. She was one of the youngest, at the time, to receive her dance instructor's accreditations from the Dance Educators of America Association which accredits teachers, choreographers, and professional dancers throughout the U.S.A. She has taught and performed professionally in Hawaiian, Polynesian, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and founded her own dance performing troupes. She has directed and choreographed many stage shows through the years. Rhonda owned her own dance studio in Beaumont (Rhonda and Co.) and she is thrilled to return to a studio setting in which she can share her love of dance with others.
Ballet, Tap & Jazz Teacher
Alyse was a student at Dance Spectrum for 12 years. She currently attends Mount San Jacinto College where she is a Liberal Arts Major and has taken dance classes to augment her training. She has taught at Dance Spectrum since 2016 and she hopes to continue until she transfers to Cal State University Northridge where she will obtain her teaching credential and minor in dance. During her time as a member of Spectrum Dance Ensemble, she has performed in competitions and attended conventions such as Rainbow Dance Competition, Professional Dance Network (PDN), and Jump (where she won a scholarship to attend the Dancer Palooza Convention). Alyse has a giving spirit and has served as a volunteer at New Creation Church for over 3 years and has helped at Calvary Christian School's holiday events, as well as at Beaumont High School's Catering class.
Sarah has been dancing with Dance Spectrum for seven years and has been a member of SDE for four years. She attended Inland Pacific Ballet's Summer Ballet Intensive in the summer of 2017. She performed as a dancer in the dance numbers choreographed by Inland Pacific Ballet for the production of "Tarzan" at the Redlands Bowl in the summer of 2017 as well. More recently Sarah acted, sang, and danced in the musical production of "Simeon's Story" at Freedom in Christ Church in Beaumont. She plans to attend Cal State Fullerton as a dance major and pursue a career as a dance teacher and choreographer.
Eliza has trained at Dance Spectrum for 14 years. Since the beginning of her training, she has always wanted to become a teacher. For the last 5 years, Eliza has trained to become a student teacher at Dance Spectrum. This year she is so excited to have joined the Dance Spectrum staff. In the near future, Eliza plans to attend UC Riverside to obtain her teaching credential and become an elementary school teacher.