Mrs. Timmons has an extensive dance background and has trained at the In Motion Dance Center, Southwestern College, Mesa College and the Academy of Performing Arts where she was a scholarship student. She performed in a dozen musicals at Starlight Musical Theater in Balboa Park her favorite being Miss Saigon and A Chorus Line. She also danced with the San Diego Gulls Girls for three years and became their choreographer for two years after. With the Gulls Girls she made an appearance in Universal Picture's Bring It On and for 989 Sports Video Game NBA Shootout 2001 for Sony Playstation. She received her BA in Mathematics from San Diego State University and her MA in Cross Cultural Education from National University. After teaching dance at the In Motion Dance Center she continued her career teaching dance at Chula Vista High School for the Creative and Performing Arts from 2000-2005 and is currently teaching dance and math at Bonita Vista High School where she directs the dance program and teaches colorguard at Olympian High School. She has done extensive work with the California Arts Project, a government funded program that provides professional development for arts teachers. Christine has also choreographed/taught for the SUHSD Summer Theater Institute and Sweetwatwer Summer Fine Arts Camp. Although dance is her first passion, traveling has also become a large part of her life. She has traveled to 6 of the 7 continents including 17 countries where she has gone: hiking, backpacking, white water rafting, black water rafting, bungee jumping, caving, waterfall repelling, skydiving, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming with whale sharks and adopted an elephant for a day although she doesn't consider herself adventurous. Her most favorite souviner is her husband, whom she met while traveling through Mexico. Although her dancing has not made her "rich and famous" she feels like a millionaire being able to do what she loves every day.
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Attendance to class is mandatory. Students that are absent will be marked as "absent" and will need to be cleared through the attendance office. Class times are Tues/Thurs 2:45-5:00 and Wed from 2:45-4:00.
Jisselle Cardenas' background ranges from Band, to Dance and most importantly, Color Guard. She first joined Color Guard at the age of 12 as a Flag and Letterette and began playing the Flute at the age of 13 at Castle Park Middle School. At the age of 14, she was recruited to Olympian High School's Color Guard. Her Freshman year of High School was the second year of Olympian High School's existence. Throughout her years of High School, Jisselle was very involved in the Visual And Performing Arts. She became involved in the Band, Dance, and Color Guard programs. In fact, Eric Mabrey was her Wind Ensemble teacher! As a freshman, she auditioned for Olympian High School's Advanced Dance class and successfully remained in the class for all four years. During this time, she choreographed a number of dance pieces, solos, and duets and here discovered her love for the art. As a Junior, Jisselle was chosen to attend the Sweetwater Summer Fine Arts Camp for Band and Dance, but decided to go for Dance. She feels very fortunate to have been able to work with such amazing talents. From her Sophomore year to her Senior year, she proudly held the title as Captain of Olympian High School's Color Guard team. She learned many leadership skills during this time that she now applies to her coaching. Jisselle is currently attending Southwestern Community College, but plans to transfer in the near future. She trained with Kruciaal Element Hip-Hop Dance Company from October 2012-May 2013, and has been involved in the SWC Dance Program from 2011 to current. She is majoring in Liberal Studies Elementary Education, and minoring in Dance. She hopes to one day teach children overseas, and maybe even get a Color Guard Team started! Jisselle feels very fortunate to be working in a field that she has such passion for.
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