Madison Farfan’s passion for dance began at four years old when she began her ballet training with the Royal Academy of Dance in Mexico. After moving to Vista in 2009, she enrolled at Shadowridge Dance Center where she only took ballet classes. Although she refused to try other dance styles other than ballet, it was her current dance instructor, Shannon Mueller, who motivated Madison to branch out and dive into various styles. Soon after, dance became such a large part of Madison’s life. She became a teachers assistant for many classes at Shadowridge, worked as an intern for the level three dance class at Rancho Buena Vista High School for two years, and was a member of RBV’s “Maroon Magic” dance team. Besides participating in annual recitals and being a member of Shadowridge Dance Center’s competition team, Madison was also fortunate enough to partake in a few group dance projects outside of the studio. Credits include the San Diego Dance Showcase and the San Diego International Fringe Festival. When she is not teaching or taking classes at the studio, Madison is a full-time Business student at California State University San Marcos.
(Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet/Jazz Combo, Competition Team)
Mueller graduated from Chapman University with a B.F.A. in Dance
Performance and a Minor in Integrated Educational Studies. She is
currently a freelance choreographer as well as a dance teacher. Shannon
has won numerous awards for her choreography, which has been seen
internationally and worldwide. She was selected as one of Regional Dance
America's Emerging Choreographers to attend their annual RDA Craft of
Choreography Conference directed by Janis Brenner. She was also chosen
to set an original piece at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland
for their annual showcase, “The Exhibition”. Shannon’s choreography was
also selected and presented at the MixMatch Dance Festival in Santa
Monica, CA, the Young Choreographer’s Festival at Symphony Space in New
York City, the San Diego International Fringe Festival (2017 and 2018),
and the San Diego Dance Showcase at the Lyceum Theater. Shannon enjoys
teaching all ages and levels and hopes to inspire each of her students
to strive to be no less than their best.
Emma has been dancing since the age of 3, training in styles ranging from tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and contemporary. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from California State University, Fullerton in the spring of 2017. She continues to put her dance and theatre training to use, performing professionally throughout Southern California and locally at venues including Moonlight Stage Productions and San Diego Musical Theatre. You can also catch her performing daily in the LEGO Friends show at LEGOLAND California Resort in Carlsbad.
(Hip-Hop and Competition Hip-Hop)
Jojo started dancing at the young age of 5 years old. When he was 9, he started dancing with a dance studio. Within his first
year, he was on a hip hop competing team and continued to do
numerous competitions. The past 7 years he has trained specifically in street
dance styles abroad. As the co-creator of San Diego's Wild7s Freestyle Krew,
he has dedicated his dance to battling and hip hop culture .