who we are

Head Coach

Marie Pestana

Alma Mater:  Arizona State

Graduating Year:  2017

Ms. Marie has danced since the age of 3. She began developing her dance skills through ballet and tap classes. As her skills developed she began exploring other dance styles such as lyrical, jazz, and hip-hop. At the age of 14, she began teaching a private competitive dance team. In high school, Ms. Marie was a member of the school drill team. Ms. Marie continued to teach dance after high school as she raised her family and attended college.

Ms. Marie has been a teacher for more than a decade. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education. This provided her dual licensure in General Education and Special Education. In 2017, she completed her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorders.  

Marie has taught students of many ages and ability levels. Ms. Marie has directed dance companies and coached multiple high school drill teams. In 2016, Marie was honored with the Teacher of the Year award.

Assistant Coaches

Alex Trujillo and Angel Valdez