Jenna Addiss – BALLET & JAZZ INSTRUCTOR
Jenna Addiss first began dancing in a hula class offered through church when she was 7 years old, then when she was 10 she began a Performing Arts class offered to homeschoolers at DiamondHead Theater. In addition, she joined another performing arts program offered through a church in Aina Haina.In 2006 she began training in ballet with Nicole Lam… in 2008 she began taking classes withMoments Unforgettable, where she began to explore other genres of dance, while continuing ballet with Nicole. In Dec 2009, Jenna was cast as a dancer and actress in the premier of HIStory: of CHRISTmas.Jenna has been teaching beginner level dance classes (ballet, jazz and tap) since 2011 after a year of being an assistant in multiple classes. Also, in 2011, she choreographed her first 3 pieces. From 2011-2013 Jenna participated in three large scale, Moments Unforgettable productions, HIStory: of CHRISTmas, HIStory: of Easter and History: for Hawaii. Jenna co-choreographed a piece for HIStory: of Easter and Soul Cry, for History: for Hawaii. Jenna is looking forward to working with Prisma Dance where she can share her love of God and dance and continue to grow in both aspects.
Bethany Agcoili – HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR
Bethany Agcaoili was born in Hawaii and is a current student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, pursuing her bachelor’s degree. Her journey in dance began at the age of 4 in a ballet and tap class. As she got older, her passion for dance increased, and she decided to explore other genres such as jazz, lyrical, and HIP-HOP! Her training in hip-hop began with her church dance crew, reLITE (2010-2017), dancing for church and the community. In 2016, she trained with Hypersquad Dance Company’s competing team, Academy of Hype. Off the clock, Bethany volunteers at a school and teaches hip-hop to kids ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade. During her free time, she enjoys taking dance classes because she believes that there is always room to grow. Ultimately, she shares her passion of dance to use the talent that God has given her to glorify Him!
Micaiah Ganz – JAZZ, LYRICAL, & CONDITIONING INSTRUCTOR
Micaiah is a professional dancer who has spent the past ten years working as a celebrity personal trainer and fitness instructor. Not only has she taught fitness and dance classes, she has also created group fitness classes for boutique fitness and dance studios (Barreworks, Ontario School of Ballet, etc), some of the studios and classes going on to be voted “Best Workout” and “Best Fitness Studio” in Toronto (NOW magazine). Micaiah has also performed professionally and taught dance across the United States, Canada, Central America and South America. Micaiah has worked with numerous famous artists, choreographers and professional dance companies; such as Ontario Ballet Theatre, dance photographer Lois Greenfield, Hosanna Sacred Arts, SHEvisions Theatre, and OMO Dance Company. She is also the Co-Artistic Director of DeviationDance and the humanitarian program Healing Through Dance – an outreach non profit organization that brings dance and healing to communities at risk. As well as being an accomplished dancer, Micaiah earned a BA in Psychology from York University graduating summa cum laude. Micaiah’s background in dance, fitness, and psychology have all contributed to her striving to provide health and happiness to all people. She is now excited to bring all of these passions to Prisma Dance.
Amber Geyrozaga – JAZZ INSTRUCTOR
Amber Geyrozaga has been dancing since the age of ten. Over the years she has been trained in such genres as hip hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, salsa, ballroom, hula, Tahitian, break dancing, popping and locking, and capoeira. Amber started her training at Paradise Stars Dance Studio, where she participated in outreach programs like “Music with the Message”. An outreach that was about inspiring young teenagers, like herself at the time, to be drug free. She then joined her High School’s Dance Team where she held the role of team captain for 3 years. In addition, there she was introduced to Nix Performing Arts Center, where she continued her dance training. Throughout her years at Nix Performing Arts Center, Amber began teaching and choreographing dance classes in ballet, jazz, and hip hop. Her first choreographed piece was her solo in 2009, where she took home the title of Miss Senior Spotlight. Although Amber also teaches ballet, and hip hop, her forte is jazz, lyrical, and jazz technique. Amber continued her teaching and choreographing with longtime partner, Xavier Geyrozaga, for their dance school called Stylez Connection Dance Studio. In 2014, they met Nicole Lam and since then has built a relationship with her and Prisma Dance. Amber has now been teaching for Prisma Dance for the past two years, and is ecstatic to share her knowledge and passion for the art with her students.
Henry Harrison – HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR & ACROBATIC ASSISTANT
Henry Lee Harrison II was born in Newport News, Virginia. He moved to Hawaii at the start of his high school career at Moanalua High School. Henry has been dancing since age 0 and has never skipped a beat. He has been actively involved in several dance clubs and crews over the past 6 years on island including HPU Asthmaticz, who won first place in the recent HPU Freakshow, and reLite, a Christian Hip Hop dance crew as well as a dance minister for LTW Dance ministry. Henry believes not only in the expression of dance, but the message it can portray. Henry hopes to not only teach his students technique, but language of dance and how it can be used to shape the world.
Joanna Herd – BALLET & CONDITIONING INSTRUCTOR
Joanna Herd has trained in classical ballet technique for twenty years. She has performed many leading roles in school and junior company productions, the Nutcracker, and classical ballet repertory throughHawaii State Ballet since the age of ten. After graduating from high school, Joanna pursued other forms of dance. At Diamond Head Theater, she studied tap dancing from Caryn Yee. In 2008, Joanna attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she began studying modern technique and in 2010 earned a BA in Studio Art and a minor in dance. Summer of 2010, Joanna earned a certificate of achievement from thePulse on Tour Teacher Workshop which is also partnered with Broadway Dance Center. Through Moments Unforgettable Performing Arts School and Agency, Joanna has performed in three large productions: HIstory: of Christmas 2009 & 2011, HIstory: of Easter 2013, and HIstory: For Hawaii 2013; including co-choreographing Soul Cry. For the past eight years, Joanna has been an assistant instructor of Prisma Balletwhich instructs classical ballet technique to children ages three to adult, and she is currently a dancer and instructor with Prisma Ballet. Joanna’s heart and life’s passion is to use her dancing, and many forms of art, as vessels that will inspire and bless people of all generations and nationalities for the Glory of God.
ACROBATIC & CONDITIONING INSTRUCTOR
Jordan Herd played and trained in football and basketball for 10 years. He also spent time training children and young adults for football as a JFL, junior football league, coach. He has danced freestyle Hip-Hop and Krump for the past 12 years and has been training in ballet, ballet partnering, hula, and acrobatics since 2012. He is currently being trained by Karl Vorwerk to teach basic acrobatics while continuing his own training in advanced acro. He is co-teaching strength training for dancers and acrobatics. Jordan is a certified massage therapist.
Nicole Lam – BALLET INSTRUCTOR
Nicole Lam, born and raised in Hawaii, USA, is a ballet instructor, dancer, choreographer, and founder of Prisma Dance. With thirteen years of ballet training at Hawaii State Ballet and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance at the University of Hawaii, Nicole has gone on to study modern, hula, sign, jazz, Tahitian, and hip-hop. Nicole Lam has performed and taught for local, national, and international dance schools in Kenya and India. She is currently the owner and Artistic Director for Prisma Dance.
Elisabeth Mather – CONTEMPORARY INSTRUCTOR
Elisabeth Mather received her early training at Ballet Hawaii, under artistic director Pamela Taylor-Tongg, where she performed in works choreographed by Peter Rockford Espiritu, Minou Lallemand, and Marie Takazawa. In 2013, she graduated with a B.F.A in Dance and a Minor in Psychology at Belhaven University. While at Belhaven, she had the privilege of working with choreographers Ryan Corriston, Randall Flinn, Dorrell Martin, Caleb Mitchell, Cynthia Newland, Stephanie Powell, and Laura Morton-Zebert, performing in various pieces, including Donald McKayle’s historical work, Songs of the Disinherited. Additionally, she has furthered her training at workshops with Ad Deum Dance Company and Doug Varone and Dancers, as well as at the 2012 American Dance Festival, where she gained practical experience in technical theater as a stagecraft apprentice. Currently, she teaches dance at Ballet Hawaii, Prisma Dance, and The Movement Center, and can be seen at community events performing with Convergence Dance Theatre.
Sheila Mendes – BALLET INSTRUCTOR
Sheila Marie Mendes was born and raised in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines. She is a proud U.S. Navy chaplain’s wife and homeschooling mom of three delightful, humorous school-age kids. She serves as the Director of Educational Ministries at Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. She started formal dance training at the age of 5 years old at the Academy of the Arts of Leyte State College, now Leyte Normal University. Academy of the Arts is now the Leyte Dance Theater, a multi-awarded cultural and ballet dance company in the Philippines under the directorship of Mr. Jess de Paz. She has trained with City Ballet of San Diego, North County Academy of Dance and with premier Christian Ballet companies, Ballet Magnificat and Ad Deum Dance Company. She then offered different ballet classes at Christian Family Schools of Carlsbad in San Diego and produced 3 shows in two years. Her family moved to Hawaii for a new Navy assignment in 2014 and soon started working at Prisma Dance. As a perennial student in dance, she currently attends classes at Ballet Hawaii.
Crystal Montrone – BALLET & CONDITIONING INSTRUCTOR
Crystal Montrone is Realtor for Locations Hawaii LLC. Mostly recognized as former Miss Hawaii 2013, Crystal is a jack of all trades with a professional background in Public Relations, Event Planning, Social Media Marketing and Dance. Her love of dance began 20 years ago when she followed her best friend into a dance class. Since then Crystal has trained in ballet, jazz, hiphop, contemporary, hula and gymnastics. Crystal is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with her Double Bachelors Degree in Communications and French Language. On her free time, Crystal enjoys the outdoors and traveling around the world and of dance where ever she can.
Karl Vorwerk – ACROBATIC INSTRUCTOR
I started doing acrobatics with the Waikiki Acrobatic Troupe in 1984. I have been teaching acrobatics and trampoline for 28 years. Our style is Sports Acrobatics, a competition style that is done without equipment. I’ve done numerous performances for over 25 years. These included anything from friends parties to corporate events and college athletic halftimes.
Crystal Yukumoto – BALLET & CONDITIONING INSTRUCTOR
Crystal Yukumoto was born in Hawaii and began her classical ballet training in Europe. She received her BFA and Masters of Education degrees from Texas Christian University. She has danced professionally with domestic and international dance companies such as: Ballet Frontier, Commedia Ballet Theater, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, New World Ballet, North Texas Ballet Theatre, and Skånes Dansteater in Sweden. Crystal has taught ballet at various studios in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex as well as for the Swedish National Ballet School in Malmö, Sweden. She has also taught ballroom dance through the Dancing Classrooms North Texas program, and is a 500 hour RYT certified yoga instructor. Crystal currently teaches for various studios and schools in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Hailey Mendiola – ACROBATIC ASSISTANT
Hailey “Mendi” Mendiola started acro in 2013 at age 12 with Prisma. She quickly grew to love the sport and hasn’t stopped since. Furthering her skills, she became an acro assistant in 2016. In her freetime, Mendi loves to sketch, write, and recently has developed an affinity for figure skating.