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 under the direction of studio owner and award-winning choreographer, Tamie Slader. 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, Brooke was handed the opportunity to begin choreographing routines for her studios annual dance recital. 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. Brooke was recently awarded The Elite Level Top Choreographer for 2017 at KAR Nationals in LA. Outside of teaching and choreographing, Brooke is a professional working dancer. She just completed her 3rd season as a Professional NFL Cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers. Brooke is currently dancing for the Golden State Warriors team for the 2017-2018 Season! 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 teaches Tap, hip hop and Jazz to the dancers of Xtreme Force Dance Company.
Ericka Skinner has been dancing for over 18 years in all styles of dance. Miss Ericka is an alumni of the Xtreme Force Dance Company where she was a big part of our competition team. Miss Ericka began teaching classes for various bay area studios by age 15. She was a varsity cheerleader for 4 years at Livermore high School where she choreographed routines. It was here she realized her passion for teaching and choreography. After high school she danced for Las Positas Dance Program where once again she was a huge asset to the schools successful program she was a lead dancer and respected choreographer. Miss Ericka has gone on to perform in the professional dance company Soul Con in the bay area, she has danced with them since the beginning for over 7 years. As a teacher Ericka has won several top awards for her choreography as well as her routines. Ericka won Top Choreographer at several competitions. She has a true passion for dance and seeing her kids really progress and learn. We are happy to have Miss Ericka involved in the studio for over 10 years now.
Patrisha Yabes is an alumni of Xtreme Force Dance Company. Patrisha started in our Combo classes. Once our studio began its first competition team Patrisha joined the team. She took classes in ballet, hip hop, jazz , tap and pointe classes. She was an award winning dancer on our competition team for 10 years. At age 18 Patrisha auditioned for the Golden State Warriors Dance Team the Warrior Girls! Patrisha danced with the Warriors dance team for 5 seasons! She has danced with the NBA in China and Bismark for the past two summers. Patrisha is the dance captain for her Golden State Warrior Dance team and was training July 2015 at the Proaction in Las Vegas. After 5 season. Patrisha moved to LA and is currently signed with MSA Talent Agency in L.A. In LA Patrisha also Joined the Chargers for a season. As a Choreographer, Patrisha Won Top Choreography Award at Showbiz National Talent Competition in 2016 and Top Choreographer in 2017. Her routines/Choreography has been awarded 1st Overall at Nationals the past two years. Patrisha is now living in Las Vegas as the Coach of the Las Vegas Raiderettes. We are happy to have Patrisha teaching, doing Master classes camps and choreography for the dancers at XFDC.
Chris Alcanices was born and raised in San Jose. Dance became a passion for this Bay Area native. Alcanices began his journey in the competitive circuit 7 years ago. He started with Future Shock then moved onto other local teams such as GBF, TheOdds, FunkanometrySF, TheCompany, and now leads Chocolate Factory as Co-Director. Chris has been bringing hip hop to Xtreme Force Dance Company for a year now. The dancers highly enjoy Chris’s Classes.
Nicole began dancing at the age of two and studied in all genres throughout her career. During her early years, she was a featured dancer on multiple television programs, which included two dance television pilots. Nicole began teaching at the age of 16 at Castro Valley performing Arts and continued to teach and choreograph at many studios as well as High Schools throughout the Bay Area for over the past 25 years. Nicole was a dance instructor and judge for UCA / UDA and traveled across the United Sates for the organization. On stage, Nicole earned numerous awards and dance scholarships at both the regional and national levels. She was crowned Junior Miss Dance of California, as well as Miss Dance of California. Nicole danced, choreographed, and attended public appearances for the Golden State Warriors for three years, while she was in college. Shortly after leaving the GSW organization, she joined Collective Dance Company, where she performed contemporary pieces in shows around the Bay Area. Nicole has earned her BA in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Child development from San Francisco State University. In addition, she graduated with honors from SFSU as a certified paralegal. Nicole specializes in dance training in all styles of dance as well as all ages.
Briana has been dancing for over 15 years. Briana is a well rounded dancer trained in all styles of dance including, pointe, acrobatics, hip hop, tap, jazz, contemporary and more. Briana was known in the dance industry as a competitive dancer who won several National awards including National Champion and Grand Champion. Briana has been working as a professional dancer in the Bay Area. She has been currently filming videos and commercials. Briana is certified in teaching Acrobatics and is a strong technical teacher at XFDC.
Zoi comes to XFDC from La to train our dancers. Zoi known from So you Think you can Dance Greece Winner, trained in LA as a dancer for over 20 years. Zoi is known for her unique choreography and trains the most elite dancers in the world. Zoi is an award winning choreographer who students competed the past two seasons on World of Dance on NBC. Zoi loves bringing her passion to the dancers of Xtreme Force Dance Company.
Alexa is a passionate dancer, performer and choreographer. Her 12 years as a competitive dancer drove her into auditioning for the 49er Cheerleaders, called the Gold Rush. She dances in the super bowl, media events and was named Rookie of the year in 2012. IN 2013, she appeared on the Craig Ferguson show, News and good Morning America. She was a captain for the Gold Rush and dances in the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando Florida. She has also dances for artists such as Train, Nico, Vinz, Snoop Dog, E40 and Jordin Sparks. Alexa was featured on Trains Video “Mermaid” And did a television pilot called “Friday Night Impossible”. After her time with the 49ers she moved to LA and signed with Movement Talent Agency. In LA she trained in all styles of dance and landed commercials for JustFab Shoes, Gyms, Spas and more. Alexa is Currently the Head coach for the 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders for 2019-2020. She is a positive teacher that brings the students of XFDC lots of energy and fun.
Mikaila is a highly trained dancer that joins XFDC. She has trained in the Boise State University Ballet Program, The Royal Academy of Ballet in London to name a few. She has trained all styles of dance, in the US and in London. She has been apart of many dance teams, London Dance Crew, Boise State Main Line dancers, San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush. Mikaila has been working as a competitive judge for dance competitions and coaches many different dance teams. We are enjoying having Mikaila working with the dancers of Xtreme Force Dance Company.
Jack Wilks has been dancing for 15 years, training in in all styles of dance. He is an Xtreme Force Dance Company alumni who competed in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Musical Theater. Jack first came to XFDC when he was 14 and joined the competition team for 4 years, and began choreographing his senior year of high school. Jack was also a varsity dance team member at Granada High School. Jack teaches Jazz, Lyrical, Jazz Funk, and Musical Theater at XFDC, and sets routines and choreography for the competition team.