Teaching Staff

Chloe chabas (ARAD)

Chloe chabas (ARAD)

Chloé's training started at age 4 and included the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) and Cecchetti methods, as well as some Vaganova. She completed her Advanced 2 in RAD (with Distinction) and Advanced 1 in Cecchetti (Honours). Chloé performed as a professional dancer for over 16 years as a Senior Soloist with Joburg Ballet (formerly The South African Ballet Theatre - SABT), and has danced numerous soloist and principal roles. During her professional career, she worked with top producers and choreographers such as Patricia Neary, Janeck Schergen, Ronald Hynd, Natalia Makarova and Maina Gielgud. She performed in all the great classics as well as neo-classical pieces by George Balanchine, Kenneth McMillan and Choo San Goh. In 2011, Chloé obtained her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) with the RAD and is currently a registered teacher with Perfect Pointe School of Dance. 


Miki amen

Miki amen

Miki graduated with Honors while majoring in Dance and Choreography at the University of California, Riverside with a Chancellor's Performance Scholarship in Dance. Miki toured for two years, traveling around the United States, with the live stage shows "Sesame Street Live," and "Dragon Tales Live" under VEE Corporation. She is also a member of the Taiko Center of Los Angeles, a Japanese drumming ensemble. And with TCLA, has united tap and taiko at such venues as the Hollywood Bowl, Ford Theatre, and the Japan American Theatre. Some of Miki's film and television credits include:"187" starring Samuel L. Jack son, "Gilmore Girls,""Seventh Heaven,"and the "O.C." In addition, Miki is pursuing the art of teaching dance and has been teach ing since the age of 15 at various institutions such as, the University of Redlands, Riverside Community College, Jane Addams Middle School in Lawndale, and Claremont College among others. Miki is currently teaching at Riverside City College, Santa Clarita Ballet Academy, Perfect Pointe in LaVerne, Village Dance Arts in Claremont, as well as out of her home dance studio. 


Stephanie kjos

Stephanie kjos

Stephanie trained in Southern California in various styles with an emphasis on jazz and lyrical. She has trained with State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara and the Radio City Rockettes. Stephanie was a principle dancer in Creations Dance Theatre, a Los Angeles ballet and contemporary company. She has also performed in Los Angeles Choreographers Carnival, Dancescape, Dance Spot, Mix Match Dance Festival, and various other festivals. She was a member of Storm Dance, an all star jazz and hip hop team based out of Orange County. Stephanie is currently the director of the Athletic Garage Dance Team, who has won multiple National championships in the jazz division. She also choreographs and performs with LA unbound and with the Athletic Garage Dance Center. Last year she attended the Dance

katherine finnigan

katherine finnigan

Katherine has been dancing since the age of 4. She has studied various styles such as jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, and modern/ contemporary. Her competitive career began at age 6 and lasted 12 years. She has been the recipient of numerous national awards and finished in the top 10 of the World Dance Championship Series. Her professional career consists of choreography awards, a music video, print work for All About Dance, and a dancer for Points of View Modern Dance Company. With her degree in business administrations, received from California State University of Fullerton, Katherine wishes to some day own a dance studio of her own. But for now, her desire to share her passion for dance has brought her to Perfect Pointe School of Dance, where she hopes to continue teaching and developing strong technique in the next generation of dancers. 


Auburn haney

Auburn haney

Auburn has been dancing since she was 5 years old, and began teaching at the age of 13. As a senior in high school Auburn was the assistant choreographer for a musical theater group 'Children's Theater Experience". Auburn studied dance and fine arts at Citrus College and also attained her cosmetology license where she managed hair and makeup for the theater and dance dept. Auburn's passions include ballet, tap, jazz, and is also a professional flamenco dancer and instructor. Most recently, Auburn earned her certificate as a yoga instructor and looks forward to continuing her dance teacher education. Auburn loves to continue to grow within the dance industry and is happy to share and spread the love of dance for all ages. 


Rebecca house

Rebecca house

Rebecca began dancing at age three with her native-born English teacher, who was part of the very first group of examiners of R.A.D. in the United States. In her childhood years in Northern California, she passed all her R.A.D. exams with High Hon ors, danced roles in the San Jose and San Francisco Ballet Companies, and often performed and competed in ballet, tap, and jazz. Rebecca earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Pitzer College, then a Master's of Arts in Education and teaching credential from the Rossier School of Education at U.S.C. She has taught children more than a decade and dance the past seven years along with raising her three children. She holds membership with the Royal Academy of Dance and Dance Masters of America, and enjoys dance professional development. She enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge with students and hopes to pass along a high regard for dance as an art form. 


monica macdonald

monica macdonald

Monica will be a Senior at California State University, Fullerton in Fall 2019. She trained competitively at Just Plain Dancin' for 8 years in the styles of Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Ballet, and will be going into her third year on the Nationally Ranked CSUF Dance Team. Monica is majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Recreation, Fitness and Health Promotion and hopes to become a High School Anatomy Teacher and dance or cheer coach in the future. 


Erin cumbess

Erin cumbess

Erin began dancing at the age of fourteen in Westchester, CA. She later moved to El Segundo, where she danced, and competed with Legacy Dance Academy. Erin has been trained by many acclaimed and recognized teachers throughout the United States, attended California State University Long Beach, and was accepted into the BFA program in 2014. She has taught for multiple facilities and worked for Disneyland Resort entertainment from 2015-2017, completed her NASM certification, and is a certified personal trainer. 



Front Office Staff

Jennie ODonnell

Jennie ODonnell

Jennie joined the front office team at Perfect Pointe early 2015. She has two young children, a son and daughter you may notice around the office by their bright red hair. Her daughter has been dancing at Perfect Pointe since 2014, starting in Angelina Ballerina. Jennie has a Masters degree in Psychology where she focused in child and family dynamics. Jennie enjoys watching her son and daughter participate in sports and activities, and also enjoys helping her children's teachers as a part time aid at school. Family is very important and she is happy to be part of the Perfect Pointe family.

rebecca acosta

rebecca acosta

Rebecca is one of the faces you will see at the front desk at the Covina Studio. She has been employed with Perfect Pointe School Of Dance since 2017. When asked about working at Perfect Pointe, Rebecca is quick to state that it has given her the opportunity to meet many great families and the ability to work with great staff. When not working, Rebecca is known for her love of the outdoors, crafting and spending time with her family.

denise kennedy

denise kennedy

Denise attended UCLA eons ago and was a social worker BC (Before Children). While she dreamed of her girls playing soccer, all 3 decided that dance was their sport of choice. For the last 18 years, she has been a stay-at-home mom, homeschool educator, and blackjack aficionado. A few years ago, she began using her organizational superpowers to bring world domination and peace to Perfect Pointe.