Xtreme Force Dance Instructors

Edilsa grew up in Tijuana, Mexico, and received her early training at the Gloria Campobello Dance School. She later graduated from the National Ballet School in Havana, Cuba. After attending summer intensives in Monterrey, Mexico, Havana, Cuba and the San Francisco Ballet School, her professional experience began with the San Diego Ballet. Edilsa joined Nevada Ballet Theatre for four seasons where she performed works by George Balanchine and lead roles in the Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Giselle and Cinderella. She joined the professional Company C Contemporary Ballet in 2009 where she continued to dance and perform with them for her six seasons. Edilsa was chosen to perform in China in 2015 as Giselle and performed in China for 4 months. She was then chosen July 2015 as the one of the world’s Top 16 Professional Ballet dancers and performed for a showcase of the best ballet dancers in Irvine, Ca. Edilsa was currently a full time dancer for the Bay Pointe Ballet Company until she retired in 2019. Edilsa has been bringing phenomenal ballet training to the dancers of Xtreme Force Dance Company. for over 12 years. She is a valued member of the Xtreme Force Dance Staff and continues to bring us a wonderful ballet program.

Ashley has been dancing for over 25 years in tap, jazz, and ballet. She has focused her dance training in all genres of dance including hip hop, lyrical and contemporary. Growing up she was a competitive dancer performing all styles of dance. At age 16 she began dancing in local shows, musicals, and joined a professional dance team while she continued to train and compete. Once she began college she was selected as a dancer for the NBA Golden State Warriors Dance Team, also known as the Warrior Girls. Ashley trained with choreographers from all over the country and danced at over 50 NBA Games a season as well as at all the Warriors appearances and special events. She would dance for local television shows as well, and appear on local radio spots including dancing most mornings for the Mornings on 2 on Fox and a show called Team Up on CBS. Ashley was also a dancer for the NBA All- Star Games. After performing for so many years, Ashley began teaching dance while still continuing to train including Dance teacher training summits. Her students have won numerous competitive awards including national and international titles, scholarships, and have too gone on to dance professionally in the NBA and NFL. Ashley was awarded the 2018 teacher of the year through KAR dance competition. Ashley is nationally certified in teaching tumbling and acrobatics through Acrobatics Art.  She continues to put her heart into making her passion of teaching dance a success. Ashley specializes dance training in all styles of dance as well as all ages. Ashley brings lots of energy and passion to the Xtreme Force Dance Company in Livermore.

Brooke was born and raised in Northern California where she began dancing at the age of two. Brooke studied tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and ballet. Brooke competed at countless regional and national competitions from ages 3-18, and at the age of 13 began assistant teaching. Soon after, she was given her own competitive and recreational dance classes to teach and at the age of 16. After graduating High School, Brooke studied for two years at a local Junior College while continuing to teach as well as choreograph top, award-winning, tap routines for multiple studios throughout the Bay Area. She then moved to Southern California to further her education and study under some of the nation’s top tap instructors and choreographers. While living in Southern California and earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at California State University, Long Beach, Brooke began to travel throughout the United States as a guest choreographer and master instructor. Brooke’s routines have won numerous top awards for their choreography and excellence from many different competitions throughout the United States. Outside of teaching and choreographing, Brooke was a professional working dancer.  She danced for 3 seasons as a Professional NFL Cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers. Brooke then danced two seasons for the Golden State Warriors dance team.  She strives to better her students in a positive and exciting environment and is ready to share her love for rhythm, entertainment and tap with all of you. Brooke is currently a sought after top choreographer. Brooke has been apart of Xteme Force Dance Company for over 10 years.

Nicoll is starting her second season as a teacher at XFDC. Nicoll who is a full time college student in childhood development is an alumni of XFDC. Nicoll started her dance career at XFDC as a young girl in all styles of dance. Nicoll joined the Xtreme Competition team and competed in Hip hop, contemporary and jazz. Nicoll was a natural performer. Nicoll along with her XFDC teammates were in finals for casting for World of Dance season 3. The dancers enjoy Nicoll’s classes are we are excited to have her teaching at XFDC.


Niamh Bogie is a passionate, detail oriented, and versatile teacher, performer, and choreographer with her BA in Dance at Sacramento State University. Ever since a young age, music and movement has had a strong influence on Niamh and led her to trying a dance class at age 7. Since then, she has continued to train in and study dance. She trained and competed in multiple styles such as jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and heels at Xtreme Force Dance Company for 10 years. While competing, she assisted dance classes and after competing began teaching competition and technique classes. Once she came to Sacramento State, she joined the campus’s dance team, serving as a leader for 1 season and captain for 3 seasons. She attended ProAction dance camp twice, learning from leading choreographers in the dance team industry. Her impact on the dance team as captain led them to competing and ranking nationally. Niamh participated in a Covered CA insurance online video campaign and press conference in 2018 where she worked with choreographer Jessica Star. She also performed in Sacramento State’s Theatre and Dance department’s yearly University Dance Concert. Throughout her degree, Niamh has studied dance history, dance science and somatics, creative dance for children, contemporary movement, and dance improvisation and composition. Niamh’s passion is for blending artistry and athleticism in her choreography and teaching with a strong emphasis on technique and musicality. In her classes, Niamh has a student-centered approach teaching with enthusiasm and positivity to create a safe place to explore movement. She emphasizes learning through problem solving, inquiry, collaboration, and intrinsic motivation, believing dance class is not only about learning dance but also life skills. Niamh is currently on staff for UDA where she travels and shares her teaching with dancers from all around the US. Niamh is an award winning teacher and choreographer at Xtreme.


Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Nicole Ciapponi trained with Goh Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and The San Francisco Ballet School. Ms. Ciapponi joined the San Francisco Ballet in 2010 and the Joffrey Ballet in 2015. She has danced principal roles in Helgi Tomasson’s Giselle, The Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake and 7 for Eight, George Balanchine’s Coppélia, Scotch Symphony, Symphony in C, Theme and Variations, Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments, Serenade, Tarantella and Stravinsky Violin Concerto; Rudolf Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III, Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, Number Nine and Ghosts and in ballets by Gerald Arpino, Nicholas Blanc, John Cranko, William Forsythe, Robert Joffrey, Jiri Kylian, Edwaard Liang, Wayne McGregor, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Justin Peck, Yuri Possokhov, Alexei Ratmansky, Jerome Robbins, and Myles Thatcher. She performed the Flames of Paris Pas de Deux at The Arts of Classical Ballet School in 2012 and the Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire with Tiit Helimets and Company on tour in Estonia. Ms. Ciapponi’s joined Diablo Ballet in 2022 performing roles in Gerald Arpino’s Confetti, Penny Saunders’ Sur le Fil and Julia Adam’s The Nutcracker Suite and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is a faculty member of Diablo Ballet School. Nicole is a valued member of the Xtreme Dance Company.