Pearl D. Wardlow
Dance Spectrum Teacher & Artistic Director
Pearl holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance with a Teaching of Dance Emphasis from the University of California at Irvine. In 1989, Pearl was selected to attend the California State Summer School for the Arts at Cal Arts in Valencia, CA and was honored by Governor George Dukmejian as a California Arts Scholar. Pearl's training began with Ann Hall and later Melinda Shaner in the Yucaipa area. She has studied with Paul Maure, Donald Mc Kayle, Bernard Johnson, Buddy Schwimmer, Christine Baltes, Evie Newman, and Brian Vernon. Pearl's performance Credits include Disneyland Parades and Shows as well as special events for KLOS radio station and the Harris' Corporation. She has danced the roles of Lilac Fairy (Sleeping Beauty), Odette (Swan Lake) and Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker) under the direction of Melinda Shaner and with staging by Paul Maure. In high school and community theater, Pearl has acted in roles such as M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias and Andy in Steppin' Out (Redlands Footlighters), Maggie in Brigadoon, Ensemble and Congress of Beauties in Show Boat (Redlands Bowl), Ensemble and Virtue in Anything Goes!, Ensemble (featured tap dancer) in The Wizard of Oz. She also holds a Certificate in Television Production from San Bernardino Valley College. Her love of children, dance, and teaching inspired her to open Dance Spectrum in October 1999. In 2007, Pearl was recognized by Assemblyman Paul Cook & the California Legislature for Excellence in Choreography for Yucaipa High School's production of West Side Story. Currently, Pearl is training, along with other Dance Spectrum teachers, to become a Teacher Member of the Cecchetti Council of America under the teaching of Eliezer Rabelo. Pearl's students have been accepted into some of the nation's most prestigious summer dance programs including programs by American Ballet Theater, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, Inland Pacific Ballet, Tap Kids, Tap Sounds Underground, and the California State Summer School for the Arts. Former students have worked professionally in the entertainment industry and continue their dance and arts training at the college and university level. More importantly, Dance Spectrum students carry away a lifelong love and appreciation and understanding of dance, music, and the arts.
Lyrical/Contemporary & Jazz Teacher
Born and raised in Southern California, Carlos Renteria started his training at the age of 12 at his local Middle School where he first met his Ballet Teacher, David King. He then continued dancing at his local High School and at Riverside Ballet Arts. During his training, Carlos spent a summer training under The Rock School of Ballet Education in Philadelphia. Carlos continued his training at The University of North Carolina of the Arts in the modern program where he trained and performed in various styles including Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon, and Shen Wei. Since then, he has had the pleasure of dancing for Nickerson-Rossie Dance, Intersect Dance, in the role of Snow King in Inland Dance Theater's production of The Nutcracker and teaching at various schools around the Inland Empire in Southern California. Currently, Carlos is working on completing his dance degree and becoming a Certified Pilates Instructor. Dance Spectrum students enjoy his challenging classes and exciting choreography.
Tap and Musical Theatre Teacher
Susannah has been dancing for 24 years, cross training in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary and musical theatre. She began her studies in Moreno Valley, CA, at California Dancer. In 2009, she furthered her training at Jimmie Defore Dance Center where she closely worked and performed with Leann Alduenda. Susannah continued her tap education by taking several classes throughout Orange County and LA County with Linda Sohl-Ellison, Leah Silva, Lacey Yell, Jason Samuel Smith, and Chloe Arnold. In 2012, Susannah’s tap piece was selected as one of the twenty-one finalists in the Open Call showcase held at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA. In 2017, she became a member of the professional tap company Tap Overload directed by Gabe and Mindy Copeland.
Susannah has been teaching dance for over 10 years in pre-ballet, pre-jazz, lyrical, jazz, contemporary, tap, and musical theatre, and specializes in tap and musical theatre. For the past 7 years she has created a 20-minute musical theatre production in Moreno Valley, CA. Susannah has been choreographing routines for competitions for 9 years. She has won judges and choreography awards. In January 2017, she began teaching private lessons and group classes in Pilates. Susannah attended Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, CA, where she obtained her AAT in Theatre Arts, emphasis in musical performance. She was chosen as an actor, singer, and dancer in numerous plays at the college. Her choreography was also selected for three shows. Susannah attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA, where she attained her Pilates/Dance Conditioning Certificate of Achievement, Dance Instructors Certificate of Specialization, and AA in Dance in July 2017. In 2020, Susannah graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Concordia University, St. Paul. Additionally, she obtained the Youth Exercise Specialization certificate from NASM in 2021. Most recently, Susannah graduated summa cum laude with her Master’s in Kinesiology with a focus on Exercise Physiology at Concordia University, St. Paul, in December 2022. Susannah is currently completing the Inclusion Training with Rhythm Works to more effectively teach her students who are neurodivergent.
Ballet and Pas de deux Teacher
Eliezer Rabelo is an international dancer trained at the Espaco Cultural Claudio Santoro and Teatro Americo Alvarez. His teachers included Ivo Karaguiorgiev (Vaganova & Bourgneville), Sharon McCormick (RAD), Jo Anna Hopkins (Cecchetti), and Allen Desterhaft (Cecchetti).
He has worked professionally with the following dance companies: Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Lake Arrowhead Classical Company, Project 21, Kin Dance Company, Bale Folklorico do Brasil, Corpo de Danca do Amazonas, and Grupo Espaco de Danca do Amazonas.
Eliezer has taught at various schools including schools in the Clark County School District, Nevada, USA, Olga Kresin Ballet School in Philadelphia, USA, Allegro Escuela de Ballet in Jalisco, Mexico, Lake Arrowhead School of Dance, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, The Studio for Performing Arts Malibu, and the Secretaria de Cultura do Estrado do Amazonas/Centro Cultural Claudio Santoro in Amazona, Brazil.
He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Cia.Ballet da Barra and 11th Hour Dance Project and the Studio Manager of La Quinta Pilates. He holds is Pilates Certification with BASI and is a Faculty Assistant with Body Arts and Science International. He is a Teaching Member of the Cecchetti Council of America and is currently teaching Grade One of the Cecchetti Syllabus for Teachers at Dance Spectrum. Eliezer’s love of the performing arts extends to vocal performance as well. He is a countertenor and has performed with In Nomine, Teatro Americo Alvarez, Mormon Choir Amazonas Brasil, Centro Cultural Claudio Santoro-Miscelaneous (Featured as alto in Carpentier’s Te Deun), and Voci Soli. In addition, he has acted in the films Mockmentary (Laura Behr), and Tiny Dancer (Ford Austin).
To add to his list of accomplishments, Eliezer speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, and some Italian. We are so pleased to have Eliezer on our teaching staff at Dance Spectrum.
Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Jazz, & SDE Choreograqpher
Kelly trained at Dance Spectrum for eight years and has been on the teaching staff since 2007. She has competed at various dance adjudications and performed throughout Southern California as a member of the SDE. She has performed in many Dance Spectrum productions and performed the roles of Fairy Godmother (Sleeping Beauty) and the Dew Drop Fairy (Nutcracker). She is a graduate of CSU, San Bernardino and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications. Kelly is working on obtaining her teaching credential and will become a school teacher in the near future while still teaching at Dance Spectrum on some evenings. She is also training to become a Teacher Member of the Cecchetti Council of America. Recently, Kelly's dance "Troop Beverly Hills" won 1st overall in Musical Theater at Kids Artistic Revue competition in San Gabriel. Along with her love of dance she also has a passion for video production and editing and has helped produce the Dance Spectrum production. She enjoys sharing her love of dance and the arts with all of her students.
Acro/Tumbling, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop Teacher &
Julia trained at Dance Spectrum for over 12 years. She has performed and competed as a member of Spectrum Dance Ensemble and was a member of the Beaumont High School Cheer Squad. Her fun and creative choreography has won top awards at multiple dance competitions-most recently at PDN & Kids Artistic Revue in San Gabriel.
Rhonda has been a dance professional for over 30 years. She was one of the youngest, at the time, to receive her dance instructor's accreditations from the Dance Educators of America Association which accredits teachers, choreographers, and professional dancers throughout the U.S.A. She has taught and performed professionally in Hawaiian, Polynesian, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and founded her own dance performing troupes. She has directed and choreographed many stage shows through the years. Rhonda owned her own dance studio in Beaumont (Rhonda and Co.) and she is thrilled to return to a studio setting in which she can share her love of dance with others.
Jazz and Lyrical/Contemporary Teacher
Brianna began dancing at the age of 3 and trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, musical theatre, jazz funk and hip hop at Just Plain Dancin’ in Corona.
She's won multiple national dance competitions and performed at events as a member of the Varsity cheer and hip-hop teams in high school. Brianna started teaching as a substitute dance teacher in 2010 and choreographed dances for her high school cheer and hip-hop teams before graduating in 2012.
In 2014, she began teaching at a dance studio in Corona, where she soon became the Competition Team Director. She is happy to share that many of her students during that time won competitions and she was honored with choreography awards. She took time away from dance to complete her BA in Communication at CSU, Fullerton and since has been raising a family here in Beaumont, Ca.
She has explored careers such as event planning and coordination with World of Dance National Dance Competition (WOD), and in cosmetology, and digital marketing.
“No matter what I do in my life, dance is my ultimate passion and teaching and choreographing are what I truly love and feel fulfilled by,” said Brianna.
Her goal as a dance instructor is to train dancers to be the best they can be technically, but more importantly, to make an impact on their character with dance as a tool to practice hard work, perseverance, respect, team building, commitment, and self acceptance. In her opinion, dance inspires the heart to believe that all things are possible and she loves sharing that with her students.
Ballet, Tap & Jazz Teacher
Alyse studied at Dance Spectrum for 12 years and has taught since 2016. Alyse holds three AA degrees from Mt. San Jacinto Community College in English, Liberal Arts, and Humanities and a BA in English from California State University, San Bernardino, where she is currently studying for her MA in English and Writing Studies. During her education, she has continued to develop as a dance instructor by taking relevant courses such as Conditioning and Alignment, Theatre, Kinesiology, and Dance History.
She found her passion for teaching during her time with Dance Spectrum in the teaching apprentince program, and she plans to pursue that passion in her future career as a Professor of English and Literature. During her time as a member of the Spectrum Dance Ensemble, she performed in competitions and attended conventions such as Rainbow Dance Competition, Professional Dance Network (PDN), and Jump, where she received a scholarship to attend Dancer Palooza. She also performed in roles such as the Fairy Godmother (Cinderella) and Dew Drop (The Nutcracker). Alyse is excited for her future career, but also plans to stay in touch with her dance roots and to pass them on to her daughter as well.
Ballet, Tap, and Jazz Teacher
Eliza has trained at Dance Spectrum for 14 years. Since the beginning of her training, she has always wanted to become a teacher. For the last 5 years, Eliza has trained to become a student teacher at Dance Spectrum. This year she is so excited to have joined the Dance Spectrum staff. In the near future, Eliza plans to attend UC Riverside to obtain her teaching credential and become an elementary school teacher.
Jazz Funk Teacher
Lyah started training at Dance Spectrum at the age of 2 1/2. She was a member of Spectrum Dance Ensemble for 6 years and has assisted classes for 2 years. Lyah graduated in June 2023 from Santa Monica College with 3 degrees: AA-Transfer in Psychology, AA -General Science, & AA -Liberal Arts-Social & Behavioral Science. She is tranferring to UCLA this summer as a Junior to pursue a Bachelors degree in Psychology. We are so proud of Lyah as she sets out on her exciting journey!
For 13 years, Allison has been training at Dance Spectrum. She was a member of Spectrum Dance Ensemble since 2007. Allison was recently selected by audition to be a KAR Protege dancer. She has the opportunity to attended any KAR Dance Convention for free next season where she will assist the teachers as a demonstrator, perform a closing show dance with the other KAR Protoge dancers selected from around the country, and film a promotional video-we are so proud of her! Allison is a member of the National Honor Society of Dance Arts. She is currently training to become a Teacher Member in the Cecchetti Council of America. Prior to teaching at Dance Spectrum, Allison was a helper in classes for about 7 years and has been trained in the teacher apprentice program for 3 years. She is so happy to be sharing her love of dance with her students. Allison would like to become a professional dancer/cheerleader for a NFL team and eventually open her own restaurant.
Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, & Jazz Student Teacher
Jasmine began dancing with a handful of her many siblings in 2013. She has been dancing at Dance Spectrum for the past eight years After training for three years in our teacher's program, she is so excited to finally share her passion with our students. Jasmine is considering a degree in interior design while growing her dance career as a dance teacher. Jasmine is currently training to become a Teacher Member of the Cecchetti Council of America.
Caitlin has been dancing with Dance Spectrum for over 12 years, and has been a member of the Spectrum Dance Ensemble for many years. Prior to teaching at Dance Spectrum, Caitlin trained as a teacher apprentice for three years. Caitlin is also a member of the National Arts Society for Dance and enjoys sharing her love, particularly of ballet, with others. Caitlin is involved in her congregation, in Palm Springs, providing Davidic dance and audio visual support. She currently attends Dikaios Christian Academy and would like to attend art school afterwards. Caitlin enjoys creating art, playing the piano, and spending time with her dog Snuggles.
Katherine has been dancing with Dance Spectrum for over 12 years, and has been a member of the Spectrum Dance Ensemble for many years. Prior to teaching at Dance Spectrum, Katherine trained as a teacher apprentice for three years. Katherine is actively involved in her congregation, Ohav Shalom, providing Davidic dance and teaching children’s Bible class. She currently attends Dikaios Christian Academy and would like to earn a medical degree. Katherine loves playing the piano, mechanics, gardening and spending time with her dog Sadie.
Arwen began dancing at Dance Spectrum at the tender age of 3. She has been a member of Spectrum Dance Ensemble for 12 years & has been a Teacher's Apprentice for 4 years. She has modeled and worked in the movie & tv industry for over 12 years.
Arwen loves children and is so excited to be teaching her own classes and substitute teaching whenever needed.