No Limits Program
No Limits. Giving children with special needs a Voice, Friendship, Confidence, Connection.
How our program assists those with special needs:
- Staff is certified in First Aid and CPR
- Every performer will be paired with a Buddy
- Staff and peer mentors (”Buddies”) are trained in positive behavior supports
- Flexible, encouraging and individualized instruction so each participant experiences support
- Social, sensory and visual supports utilized for our dancers
- Class will work on a short routine weekly for a small performance at the end of the session
Carla started her dance training at 3 where she studied at the Kindorf Dance Studio in Cerritos now known as “Impact Dance”. After being picked up by a talent agency at a dance competition at age 5 she began to work professionally. Her professional dance credits include the First Star Search Junior, The People’s choice awards, Kids Incorporated, “TAP” with Gregory Hines and Savion Glover, a Tribute to Michael Jackson, along with numerous National commercials. She continued her dance training and education at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, auditioned and was accepted at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York City and has studied with renowned master teacher Paula Morgan.
Her teaching career started at age 15 where her students ranged from adults to 3 year olds and although she taught all aspects of dance she introduced a new expression of movement to her students that she had become to love from her time at LACHSA, modern dance. She went on to become the lead instructor at USA Jazz Camps. Her students and choreography has received numerous awards at competitions both regionally and nationally.
Kellie has been performing since she was a child of 7 or 8 and training much longer than that. She is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts and holds a BA Theater Performance from CSULB. Throughout her career Kellie has been seen on stage at The Laguna Playhouse, The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville, Fullerton Civic Light Opera, The Pacific Conservatory Theater, Shakespeare Orange County, The Crystal Cathedral, and more.
Her teaching career has taken her up and down the coast giving masterclasses in everything from Shakespeare to movement for the stage. As a professional Dialect Coach she has worked on projects for McCoy Rigby Entertainment, 3D Theatricals, countless youth programs, and privately with clients on projects ranging Broadway audition prep to television spots on projects like The Last Ship and an upcoming Guillermo Del Toro series. She has been a part of the No Limits program for 3 years and is a very popular teacher with the kids.
Stacy has been an educator and cheer/song advisor for 30 years. She is currently then Language Arts Department Chair and Cheer/Song Advisor at Yorba Linda High School. Prior to that she taught and coached at Esperanza High School and SCATS
Gymnastics Academy in Huntington Beach. She has spent her career working with young people. She is looking forward to the next session of No Limits classes as this gives her the opportunity to share her passion for gymnastics and movement with a very special group of kids.
“The No Limits program has been great for our entire family. It is a safe and fun environment for my autistic son. And his twin sister also enjoys mentoring all of the kids in the No Limits class. What a fantastic program!”- The Stoller Family
“The No Limits class has boosted our child’s self confidence and provided an opportunity for personal self-expression through song, dance, and theatrics within an encouraging and nurturing sensory-friendly environment! The dance routines are fun exercises which enhance gross motor development. We are so blessed to have this program available for our child!”- The Rivera Family