Tiny Tots, Combo, Enchanted Doorway, Jazz, Ballet,Tap;
Head of the Junior Program at Academy of Dance.

Bridget Chavez is a Southern California native with a love for the arts. Bridget is an honors graduate of California State University, Fullerton where she earned her Bachelors of Art degree in Dance.

Bridget is extensively trained in ballet, modern, jazz, musical theatre, and tap. She has performed both dancing and acting roles with groups including Cal State Fullerton’s Dance Department, American Pacific Ballet Company, VVC Dance Theatre, High Steppers Dance, and Standing Room Only Productions.

Bridget has trained under the direction of Gladys Kares, Debra Noble, Tony Coppola, Merle Sepel, Muriel Joyce, and Alvin Rangel.

Bridget is a certified instructor of Rhythm Works Integrative Dance, a program designed for those with individual learning differences and other special needs. She is also a certified Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) instructor. PBT by Marie Walton-Mahon is an innovative ballet training program that teaches students to understand proper muscle strength, alignment, weight placement and core stability. Her other credentials include a certificate in dance from Victor Valley College and a certificate of completion of Dance Teacher University through The University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Bridget spends her mornings teaching ballet at the Montessori Pre-Schools of Irvine and proudly spends her evenings teaching at Academy of Dance where she co-heads the studio’s Jr Program.