Amanda Hart - Director
Born in Visalia, CA, Amanda danced two seasons with The Fresno Ballet at the age of 16 before receiving her BFA in Dance from the California Institute of the Arts in 2005. She was recognized as a Woman of Outstanding Leadership in 2014 by The International Women's Leadership Association and had the pleasure of accepting the Best Dance Company of 2013 and 2014 award by the Pasadena Awards Program. Ms. Hart was also recently appointed Board Chair of the Dance Resource Center of Los Angeles.
Morgan Ashley is a classically trained dancer from Saskatchewan, Canada. She is a recent graduate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy with the completion of her BFA in Dance Theatre. She is signed with Go2Talent agency and is currently a member of Hart Pulse Dance Company in Los Angeles. Morgan dedicates herself to the art of dance and will continue to share her passion with both the commercial and concert industries.
Rob Westin began dance at age nine in his hometown of Miami, Florida, where he studied with The Miami City Ballet. Throughout high school Rob was a competitive dancer and won several national titles. He danced for Telemundo and performed alongside Gloria Estefan and the late Celia Cruz. After moving to Los Angeles and attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Rob has acted and danced in many Film/TV projects, including Wizards of Waverly Place, Victorious and The Hard Times of RJ Berger.
Dominique Lyons is a classically trained ballet and jazz dancer originally from Louisville, Kentucky. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in contemporary dance. She has been fortunate enough to perform with the Kybele Dance Theatre and The Barbara Brooks Dance Company, among others. Dominique is very excited to be joining Hart Pulse this season!
Brian Grannan performed with Robert Moses' Kin and Janice Garrett + Dancers in San Francisco creating numerous roles in original works. Prior to that he was a company member with the Eugene Ballet. In his spare time he is a motorcycle instructor for California Superbike School and a freelance website producer. He is grateful to Anne, his wonderful wife.
Mackenzie Allen began her dancing career at the age of six, growing up in her hometown dance studio, and later attended the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. During college, she had several performance opportunities, including many faculty concerts. She also had the privilege of getting to work with guest artists such as Gary Abbott, Kevin Iega Jeff, and Robert Battle, as well as getting to perform some of their world-renowned works onstage.
Jacob was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and started dancing his senior year of high school. He has trained in jazz, lyrical, modern, ballet, and contemporary. After cheering for 4 years, he was asked by one of his coaches to join her competition dance team. He is currently finishing his last year of competing and is attending Glendale Community College, where he is majoring in dance teaching and choreographic studies.
Anthony Languren is a contemporary dancer, and dance maker, based out of Los Angeles. He previously trained at Mount San Antonio College, under Amy Bates-Nakamura, Mike Esperanza, Will Johnston, and, four-time Ovation Award winner, Lee Martino. Currently, Anthony teaches, and choreographs, at both Boogiezone Utopia and Dance Precisions, and holds his B.A. in dance from Loyola Marymount University. Anthony is very grateful for the support of his friends and family and to be a part of such a wonde
Bre Reinsch is originally from Phoenix Arizona, where she grew up dancing at Royal Dance Works for a total of 15 years. After this, she went on to dance in the NFL as a Charger Girl, and then in the NBA as a Clippers Spirit Dancer. She has taught at multiple studios, and currently is the head cheer coach for Flintridge Preparatory School.
Kistina Pressler studied dance at Columbia College Chicago and afterwards continued her training with Ballet West and Repertory Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City. Since moving to LA, she has danced for Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, OdDancity, B.E. Dance LA, Goddess a Go Go Dance Company among others. Some performance highlights include dancing on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Booking Dance Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Intrinsick at Pieter Space.
Kendra Hoskin was born and raised in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she began dancing at the age of 9. After high school she immediately moved to Los Angeles to explore her passion for dance. She has worked with Cheryl Copeland (BHUMN Dance Company), Christina Woodard (S.H.E. Dance Company), and has assisted Denise Leitner in choreography at Loyola Marymount University. She is incredibly thankful to be joining Hart Pulse this season and getting the opportunity to learn and grow.
Sarah Boyce was born in the sunny state of Florida where she later began her dance career at the age of three. She competed and attended summer intensives until her senior year of high school. After graduation, she initially chose to pursue a career in education, but changed her mind and enrolled in the dance conservatory program at AMDA LA. Since her graduation, she has become a dancer for the MKM Bollystars Bollywood dance company and is now a dancer for Hart Pulse Contemporary company.