|| Courtney Delaney
Studio Owner/ Director
Courtney has over twenty years of experience dancing, training, and performing in a wide variety of dance techniques. Beginning at a young age, Courtney began training in ballet, jazz, and tap from a variety of studios across the United States. At the age of 14, Courtney began dancing in her first ballet company, Kingwood Dance Theater in Texas. Upon moving to California, she then began dancing with Folsom Lake Civic Ballet. During this time she performed at Regional Dance America’s Southwest Festival , and in numerous ballets including “The Nutcracker”, ”Cinderella”, and the lead in “Coppélia”.
Courtney toured with the competition group Impact around northern California competing at a variety of conventions, where she had the opportunity to train with professional choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Desiree Robbins, and Susie Miller-Fuentes.
During her time in college, Courtney danced and captained the UC San Diego Dance Team, which ranked second nationally in their division. Also, during her college career, Courtney trained in modern and contemporary with many local and world renowned choreographers such as Allyson Green, Patricia Rincon, and Jean Issacs. Courtney still continues performing and has performed in the “Voices of San Diego Dance Theater”, as well as San Diego Dance Theater’s “Trolley Dances”. Courtney received her BA with honors from UC San Diego, and also received her Teaching Credential from San Diego State.
Throughout her dancing career, Courtney also continually developed her musical abilities, and participated in a wide variety of musicals. She is excited to extend this love of music by bringing the nationally proclaimed early childhood music program Music Together to All Star Dance.
As the owner and lead instructor at All Star Dance, she instills her passion for dance and music into all her students, and makes All Star a fun, safe learning environment for all her students.
Katilynne Van’t Hul
Katilynne started dancing at age 4. She received her training from Jump Dance and Performing Arts Center where she studied ballet, jazz, tap, acro tumbling, hip hop, modern, lyrical, and musical theater. Katilynne starred in leading roles in their productions such as Alice in Wonderland, Oliver Twist, Snow Queen, and Cinderella. At Jump Dance, she was also on the competition team which led her to win awards such as “Most Distinguished Dancer”, “Style and Grace”, as well as placing in the overalls at numerous competitions. She has also auditioned and been accepted to summer intensive programs such as Riverside Ballet, Ballet Pacifica, City Ballet of San Diego, Kirov Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet, and Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet. In 2008, Katilynne accepted a professional contract at Inland Pacific Ballet Company where she went on to dance lead roles in The Nutcracker, Little Mermaid, Swan Lake, and other original repertoires created for her specifically. Currently a student of human biology at University of California San Diego, Katilynne hopes to demonstrate and pass on her love of dance to her students as well as help them on their own personal journey ahead.
Before moving to San Diego, Robin was the Assistant Director
of The Dance Inn, her mother's dance studio in Massachusetts.
Robin taught dance classes, ran health and fitness workshops,
and managed their pre-professional company, the Legacy Dancers.
Robin has also had the opportunity to perform and choreograph
for the Special Olympics, Reebok, and Clemson University
Dancers, to name a few. When she's not teaching here, Robin is
at her personal training studio, Breathe Fitness, located in
Ocean Beach. She enjoys working with all ages to help manage
pain conditions, improve physical fitness, and achieve
performance goals. Robin's mother taught her that dance is a
gift and "gifts are meant to be shared - that's when they
flourish and grow". She is happy to be able to share this
beautiful gift of dance with the students at All Star Dance
Lauren Jackson is an accomplished
dancer, choreographer and energetic teacher who has been training
since the age of two. She received the majority of her training at
various competitive and ballet-focused studios throughout
Riverside and San Diego County. Her love for dance has led her to
perform at various venues including World of Dance, The Rose
Parade, Disneyland, and Carnival Cruise Lines. In addition to her
21 years of dancing, she has 9 years of teaching experience.
Lauren’s distinctive choreography has received numerous high point
and top choreography awards at regional and national competitions.
Her students have been recipients for many scholarship awards,
cash prizes and have gone on to be represented by top agencies.
Lauren recently graduated from the University of California,
Irvine with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and is proud and
extremely excited to share her knowledge and love for dance, the
arts, and life with her students!
Rebekah Brown grew up at Opus II Dance
Studio in Ashland, OH where she received training in ballet,
modern, jazz, and tap. After high school, she attended The State
University of New York at Buffalo, graduating in 2010 with her BFA
in Dance Performance. During her senior year, Rebekah pioneered a
dance study abroad program between SUNY Buffalo and the University
of Chichester in England where she studied for six months. She
returned to studying at Mills College in Oakland, CA where she
graduated in 2013 with her MFA in Dance Performance and
Choreography. While there, she performed, choreographed, taught,
and explored painting and lighting design. Rebekah’s curiosity for
painting continues to be a strong component of her professional
creative work. Since graduation, she has worked in performance,
teaching, choreographic, and administrative capacities throughout
the Bay Area. Her work, now showcased mainly through the dancers
of H2O Dance Company, has been performed at Mills College, the
LEVYdance Salon, SAFEhouse Arts, Opus II Dance Studio, and
numerous other classroom venues. Rebekah is excited for the
opportunity to now share her passion with students in Southern
Jill Gibson began her dance training in
Tucson, AZ at the age of 3, under the direction of Linda Walker at
the Academy of Ballet. She continued on to
dance with Tucson
Regional Ballet for several seasons. In 2007 Ms. Gibson decided to
pursue her BA in Dance from UC San Diego. She had the privilege to
study under and work with amazing community artists such as
Patricia Rincon, Judy Sharp and Eric Geiger. She was awarded with
the Stewart Prize in Choreography for her work
After her time in college, Jill immediately began teaching and
quickly realized her strengths as an Instructor and Director. She
is the Director for her company the Jill Gibson Dance Project. Her
dream is to follow in her teachers’ footsteps and share her
passion for proper dance technique with her students in a way that
excites them about dance, as well as builds constructive stepping
stones for success in their years to come!