Mychelle Pérez earned her BA and MFA in Dance from UC Irvine. After dancing professionally both locally and abroad, she has worked as a guest artist/lecturer for ABT’s Summer Intensive, California Riverside Ballet, Kinetic Dance Project, DeFore Dance Center and Bare Dance Company. She has been on the faculty of Coast Ballet Academy, Fullerton College, Golden West College, California Conservatory of the Arts, Saint Joseph Ballet and Laguna Beach Dance Company, where she was the founding Classical Program Director and served as interim Artistic Director. In addition to her work in the dance field she is also a BASI certified Pilates instructor with a specialization in Pilates for dancers and has worked as a Pilates instructor for organizations such as St. Jude Centers for Rehabilitation and Wellness. Currently she is a dance faculty member for Santa Ana College and Cypress College as well as an instructor for Push Pilates in Tustin.