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Our Team

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Purdance Management Teams

Nami Kim

Nami Kim

Studio Owner | Director

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Aariyn Pearson

Aariyn Pearson

Administrative Assistant

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Erika Alvarez

Erika Alvarez

Children & Teen Program Manager

Erika has been training at Purdance since 2017 and was on the Purdance Classical Competition Team for 4 years. She found a love for dance and passion in teaching. In 2021, she became an instructor and administrative assistant at Purdance! She is trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip hop, and acrobatics. Currently she teaches both Children and Teens classes, as well as Adult classes. As an administrative assistant, she handles the Children and Teens program and planning for Recital. 

Stella Dang

Stella Dang

Elite Program Manager

Stella Dang is a dancer, choreographer, and instructor from San Jose, California. She started dancing at Purdance in 2015, where she trained in contemporary, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical and musical theater. She was a part of multiple elite teams at Purdance which allowed her to perform and compete all across the Bay Area. Stella began working as a teacher assistant at 13 years old. From then she has continued her love for teaching. She adventures in other styles and even found a passion for cheerleading. She cheered all throughout highschool and as captain her senior year was able to lead and choreograph for the team. Stella is studying at Mission College as a Business Management major. She is also currently teaching for both Purdance and CLAP Arts. She hopes to keep dancing all throughout her life and is excited for where it will take her! 

Lucero Beas

Lucero Beas

Adult Program Manager

Lucero Beas is a dancer, instructor, and choreographer based in the Bay Area. She is originally from Stockton, California, and a current student at San Jose State University where she spent her first year on SJSU’s competitive dance team, Sirens of Sparta. She is a Criminology major with a minor in Theatre Arts. She also was on her high school’s cheerleading team. She has a strong passion for all forms of performing arts, where she was trained in different dance styles, theatre arts, and cheerleading. She grew up dabbling in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Modern Dance, and serves her main focus on teaching Hip Hop for our Children, Teens, and Adults! Now she is a current instructor at Purdance and Santa Teresa Academy of Music and Dance, where she shares her love for dance with all of her students! She is excited to continue sharing her love for dance and performing arts for the rest of her life, and excited to be part of the Purdance team!