Ina Haybaeck‐Rogers was born, raised and educated in Austria, and earned her State Diploma for Classical Dance from the Austrian Theatrical Federation in 1995. She was the first Austrian citizen awarded the Government Grant for Studies of Dance in the USA, and studied for two years in the Foreign Student Program at Alvin Ailey, Ballet Arts, and New Dance Group in NYC and was trained in Modern Jazz by legendary Jaime Rogers. Ms. Haybaeck‐Rogers received a full 4-year scholarship and government grant for Ballet Center Wolfsegg. She earned her Pedagogy Diploma with Honors in Classical Ballet (Vaganova Method) under Karol Toth and John Bliekendaal, Character Dance under Anatoly A. Borzov, and Creative Dance under Jens Hellemann. Ms. Haybaeck‐Rogers is certified by the Los Angeles Music Center’s “Teaching Artist Training Program” under Susan Cambigue‐Tracey. As a Performing Artist and Soloist, Ms. Haybaeck‐Rogers has danced Classical and Contemporary Repertoire throughout Europe and in the United States on Stage as well as in Television. Her choreographic credits in the field of Ballroom include the movie “The Wedding Crashers” and the TV-show “Private Practice”, as well as preparing notable stars for their participation in “Dancing with the Stars”.
Mrs.Haybaeck-Rogers has coached and choreographed for finalists and award winning students in the Music Center Spotlight Award, YAGP Regional and International competitions. She has been the Ballet-Master and Rehearsal-Director for LA Children’s Casts for The Joffrey Ballet’s “Cinderella” and “Nutcracker” and has been part of the Joffrey LA Summer Intensive Faculty. Ms. Haybaeck-Rogers holds the position of “Associate Dean” at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Artist in Residence at Champs Charter High School for the Arts and teaches throughout Los Angeles County.
“Miss Ina” is thrilled to be part of “MnR Dance Factory” and sharing her passion for Dance with these young talented students!
Alina was born and raised in Riga, Latvia. At age 9 she was accepted into Professional Ballet School. By age 14 she already traveled all over Europe performing and ended up coming to America. Here she danced with various ballet companies. Alina have done many different dance projects, including "Dodge" "Big Lots" and have choreographed for the show "Everybody Hates Chris".
Michelle began her technical dance training at the age of two right here in Los Angeles, before moving to Washington state with her family in her high school years. She then went to a boarding school in BC, Canada, where she learned to choreograph and make artistic choices within her own performance. She has now returned to LA to pursue a double major in Dance and Psychology, as well as an Education minor at UCLA. Michelle has performed and choreographed in numerous musicals ("Phantom of the Opera," "Les Miserables," "In the Heights"), as well as danced in companies such as LA Unbound, TheCRayProject, and is a director of both Foundations Choreography and ICARUS Contemporary Dance Company. She is also this year's producer of the UCLA Dance Program's annual show, Yes to Bodies. Michelle's experience in dance and passion for choreography has played a huge role in her upbringing, and she hopes to pass this down to future generations. This is her first year at MNR and she is so excited to get to know everyone and join the family!
Tia Janeine also known as "HipHop T" a Quadruple threat,Born in Los Angeles California,Raised in Moreno Valley, trained in Dance since age 6 and then by age 15 taught at BRE Dance Studio in Riverside, and took their Hip Hop teams to #1 for many years. Hip Hop T as many call her taught and built dance teams for Jr. High Schools and other studios before choreographing for Cheryl Lynn's stage and Television shows. Having a mother as an Acting & Vocal coach, she had the ability to act and sing, and never looked back as she blossomed into a professional Actress and Singer and has evolved into rolls such as Song Writer, Producer, Director & Visual artist.
Tia has worked with Robin Antin, Cheryl Lynn, Ray Parker Jr. David Foster, To name a few, she has danced in videos for the likes of Calvin Harris and choreographed for Mixchix and many others.Hip Hop T is much more than meets the eye and is very often a welcome surprise.
Ariella Maman has been dancing with MNR for the last 16 years, competitively for 10 years. She also joined the dance company at her high school and choreographed several pieces. Ariella just finished her first year at AMDA, American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood. In her spare time, Ariella finds herself back in the studio teaching classes and managing the summer camp at MNR. She enjoys dancing and teaching all styles of dance including jazz, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, hip hop and jazz funk.
Maya Kramer is a world renowned Aerial artist, Dancer Choreographer and Teacher.
Some of her credits include television shows as So you think you can dance Israel, Cirque style shows as Voyage de la Vie Singapore or "Vienna Marrakesh" Israel, Musicals such as Cats, Variety shows, modern dance companies, Traditional and modern circus, Opera, grand scale events and much more.
KYRRA RICHARDS (BA World Arts & Cultures – Dance, UCLA) Richards took her first dance class at the age of two and was showcased at the age of 11 on the popular talent show Ed McMahon’s Star Search. She became heavily involved in competitive dance, winning various scholarships, national championships, and titles. Her passion for dance brought her to southern California as a UCLA Bruin.
Nikki White is a Montana native and has performed with professional ballet companies such as Smuin Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, and Diablo Ballet. Nikki and her husband Ethan recently created 'White Tree Fine Art' which promotes their performance, choreography, Ethan's visual art, and their newest adventure ‘Prima the Ballerina’.
Ramon Moore comes to MNR with a little over 20 years of coaching experience. Ramon began his teaching/performance career as a Division I Varsity Artistic Gymnast at the University of California at Santa Barbara. After graduating with a BS in Biological Sciences, he made American History becoming the first American to compete and medal in the 1st International Men's Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships.
Will Jardell is a graduate of Texas A&M University class of 2013 with a degree in Biomedical Science and minor in Art and Architecture History. Will has recently relocated to Los Angeles, California from Texas pursuing a career in dance as well as modeling.
Being a competition dancer herself for over 18 years, Paige Davis is thrilled to be bringing her talents to MNR. As well as graduating from Pepperdine University in 2013 majoring in theatre and advertising, Paige choreographed numerous tap, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, and lyrical pieces for Pepperdine’s Dance in Flight show from 2008-2013, and was head coach for the Pepperdine Pom Squad. She has worked with the likes of Liza Minelli & Joel Grey, as well as starred in and choreographed for the upcoming feature film, Dance in Flight.
At age 10 Jennifer Preston recognized her love for dance. She studied with Norine Xavier, Marlene Lange-Clayman, Marguerite Derricks and many top choreographers. Jennifer was a member of the prestigious UCLA Dance Team (cheerleader.)
Spencer Ralston, a Nashville, TN native, taught hip-hop for 8 years at DC Dance Factory, recognized by Dance Spirit Magazine as one of the Top 50 studios in the country. While in Nashville, Spencer trained dancers for The Tennessee Titans, The Nashville Predators, So You Think You Can Dance, and toured with several Radio Disney Artists while teaching Conventions and Master Classes across the country and internationally.
Katya Artiushkina was born in Moscow, Russia. She grew up studying classical ballet under the watchful eye of her parents who were both principals with the famous Bolshoi Ballet. Upon coming to America, Katya continued her training with ABT and PNB in the professional division/apprentice program.
Ms. Khaniashvili was born in Russia. She trained at the world renowned Bolshoi Academy, where she graduated with honors at the age of seventeen. Upon graduation, she was invited to join the Stanislavsky Ballet Theater as a principle dancer (the youngest artist in the company).
A native Nebraskan, Eileen Harman’s dance training began at an early age at various studios in Omaha, Nebraska, where she also was an assistant teacher and choreographer while attending high school and choreographing for her high school’s dance team.