Mrs. Garcia has a BA in Dance from CSU, Long Beach and an MFA in Dance with choreographic emphasis in Mexican-American Dance and Cultural Identity. She is the recipient of the Donald McKayle Medal Scholarship from UCI. She studied in New York on a scholarship after being accepted to attend the Alvin Ailey American Dance School in summer 1999. She has been on the faculty at UCI, Fullerton, Cypress, Saddleback, and Santa Ana College, Laguna Beach High School, OCHSA and Saint Joseph Ballet, to name a few.
Mrs. Garcia has been trained in the Horton, Graham, Limon Modern Dance Techniques, Cecchetti Classical Ballet Techniques, Ballet Folklórico, Flamenco, Hip Hop dance, Jazz, Tap and Dance Conditioning. She has helped production concerts for various dance concerts at colleges, high schools and private dance studios and has performed works by award-winning choreographers Marie De La Palme, Loretta Livingston and Jose Limón; Ballet Folklórico Mexicanísimo of Graciela H. Holguin; South Bay Latin Dance Ensemble (a branch of Pacifico Dance Company) under Patricia Astorga; Danza Floricánto/U.S.A. Dance Company, Ting-Ting Chang & Dancers, Flamenco Dance Master Marianno Parra, and UCI Spanish Dance Ensemble under direction of Professor Nancy Ruyter. Mrs. Garcia hosted and judged for the USA National Folklórico Competition 2007 in Orange County.