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Raised in San Diego, Kristen Volk-DeMaria discovered her love, appreciation and passion for dance at a young age. She has trained the past 22 years in the styles of jazz, ballet, contemporary, modern, tap and hip hop. She attended Chapman University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, a minor in Liberal Studies along with her multiple subjects teaching credential. She received an academic and talent scholarship, and was recognized in 2008, 2009, 2010 as the departments outstanding performer.

       Throughout her dance career she has performed various times in the Jimmy Defore’s Pulse Concert, LA Project Dance, Carnival, alongside Christian vocal artist; Nick Britt, and as a guest performer in various company concerts, including the works of Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company . She has also performed in numerous festivals such as the International Palm Desert Festival: Dancing Under the Stars and American College Dance Festival. She is in her tenth year working for United Spirit Association where she has received the opportunity to travel and teach in multiple locations across the world including Japan, Australia, Ecuador and Mexico City. 

         She is honored to be apart of Long Beach based, RhetOracle Dance Company for the past four years and is thankful to dance alongside friends she considers family.  Recognized in the dance world as a dedicated, passionate and well respected teacher, choreographer and performer; Kristen continues to travel around the world to set choreography, judge, perform and teach master classes to students of all ages. She is excited to be apart of the Grand Arts Faculty and is looking forward to sharing her love of dance with the students.

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Kristen Volk

Click the links below to view dance company's performances at the Glendale Community College Festival: 

Dance Company
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As a Grand Arts Dance Company member, students are offered the unique opportunity to improve their technical training, enhance  personal growth, and participate in a variety of performance opportunities within the school, as well as throughout the community.

Students in dance company are selected by the dance faculty based upon their talent, commitment level and academic achievement.

Cultivating connections with working Los Angeles based artists, companies and choreographers is a highlight of being a company member. Students have received the opportunity to train with: VersaStyle, Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Co., CalArts faculty, AMDA faculty, and many more. 

This year, company was selected to guest perform at a TedX event hosted at VAPA. In addition, the students recently participated in the Future of Dance workshop hosted at Glendale Community College and received a Top Honorable Mention Award for their piece "Bridging the Divides." Upcoming events consist of: VersaStyle Dance Workshop, LA District Arts Festival, and the Spring Dance Concert. 

Please contact Ms. Volk with questions or inquiries regarding company: Kristen.volk@lausd.net

 

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Spring Dance Concert

2018-2019 

Check out last years concert dances from Ms. Volk's jazz, contemporary, and choreography classes, as well as dance company.

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GCC Festival
GCC Festival
GCC Festival
GCC Festival

Spring Dance Concert

2017-2018

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