Meet The Team
N-PAC was created by Dean and Bridget Norris with a vision to create a world-class integrated dance, theater, art, music and acting program, and to bring together some of the highest quality teachers in the Southern California area.
Studio Director/Tap Program Director
Michelle has been an accomplished tap choreographer for over 24 years. Michelle has trained with such tap masters as Brenda Buffalino, Mike Minery, Sam Weber and the late Gregory Hines. Well known as the tap trainer and choreographer for Sophia Lucia, she was also the mentor for the 2012 Guinness world record for consecutive pirouettes broken by Sophia. Her choreography is sought after all over the country and her students can be seen dancing for Fox, Disney, ESPN and in “Dance Teacher” and “Dance Spirit” magazine. Her students hold numerous national championship titles and she is known as one of the most successful tap choreographers ever in the competition dance industry. Most recently, you will see her tap on NBC’s World Of Dance. She has also trained the 2006 World Dance Champion, who became the youngest ever intern for the NYC Rockettes and her students have danced for such artists as Rhianna and Britney Spears. You can see her choreography on Fox and numerous music videos. Michelle is proud to have had 8 tap dances nominated for an Industry Dance Award and won the IDA for “Best Tap Dance” three years out of the six it has been given.
Sarah began working as a dance captain for Theatre Royale at age fifteen, and continued to grow in the company while pursuing her college degree. In 2016 she graduated from CBU with her B.A. in Theatre; concentrating in Theatrical Performance as well as Technical Design and Management. Sarah continues to work under the direction of J. Scott King as dance director with Theatre Royale.
Director of Acting and Theater Programs
Stefani attended SUNY Purchase Acting conservatory for her BFA and YALE school of Drama where she received her MFA. Her passion for teaching began while at YALE coaching fellow students and as the co-artistic director of the YALE summer Cabaret. Her teaching style is a mix of Classical Acting Technique, Method Acting, Stanislavsky, Meisner and Chekhov Technique. With younger students Stefani focuses on character development and the fun of performance.
Triple Threat Director
With over 20 years of musical theater experience, both performing and directing, Jacquelyn is a veteran of the arts who has worked throughout Southern California and New York. Jacquelyn trained at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and recently directed and musically directed the 2016 production of A Christmas Carol for the Temecula Valley Players, making it the company's highest grossing show on record.
Contemporary, Lyrical and Technique
Taylor began her formal dance training at the age of 2, and started competitive dance at the age of 5. Taylor's formal dance training includes jazz, lyrical, modern, ballet and tap. Taylor has trained with Shannon Mather, Terry Shulke, and Jose Chavez and has been a performing member of various dance company's throughout Southern California. Taylor began teaching dance at 16 years old and loves helping dancers to become better technically and improving their movement quality.
Tap and Jazz
KJ Humphrey has been dancing for over 19 years at studios all across southern California. KJ has trained under some prestigious names such as: Sharon Keller, and Michelle Miner. He competed in both regional and national competitions, winning numerous high point awards in tap, jazz. Starting out as an assistant teacher at 15 really fueled his passion for teaching. KJ has traveled the country as assistant choreographer to his teacher/mentor Michelle Miner.
Mr. Erickson's dance credits include lead roles in most of the major ballets and he was a finalist in the International Ballet Competition. He has taught Master classes through out North America including the Canadian School of Ballet. Some Film & TV credits include The River, American Gothic, Amazing Stories, In Living Color, and Star Trek-Deep Space Nine. After completing an 8 year run in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, Mr. Erickson opened The Ballet Studio in the Temecula Valley to train dancers.
Jazz and Hip Hop
Jasmine Beaulieu, also known as Jazzy B, began her dancing career at the young age of 8 in Los Angeles, CA. Her skills as a trainer and choreographer have earned her numerous choreography awards and national championship titles, as well as having her students be featured on So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, in national commercials and in videos/ live performances with major artists.
Miss Heather teaches our Jazz/Tap/Ballet combo classes. She loves working with our younger students.
Jeff is a working actor, director and producer and is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
Melanie Gonzalez landed her first professional Equity show in the original LA cast of “Evita” at the Shubert Theater, directed by Tony award wining Harold Prince for 3 years. Melanie went on to perform in various productions as Sarah in “Guys and Dolls” and Kate in “Pirates of Penzance.” She is also a graduate from the American Center for Musical Theater directed by Paul Gleason at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. She took further interest in studying the art of the voice and studied under the teaching of well known Opera coaches Esther Andreas (Metropolitan opera coach) and Heinz Blankenberg, (German Baritone and Director) developing into a lyric soprano and became active in classical/opera singing. She performed in her first operatic soprano lead as Euridice in Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice” (French) and Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” (Italian) as Susanna.
Isaiah is an actor, director, and voiceover artist based in Southern California. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University.
Isaiah believes that it is his responsibility as an artist to share what he has learned to help set others up for a successful and enjoyable future in the entertainment industry.