Dance Program

Five, six, seven, eight…Ready to learn more about a career in the world of dance? Do you want to move with greater agility and flexibility? San Diego Mesa College’s Dance program introduces you to a unique mode of artistic expression and study that paves the way toward a Dance Certificate, Degree, and a fulfilling career in dance. Take part in the program's nurturing and fun environment, with supportive dance educators who will meet you at your unique level of ability and create spaces where you can feel safe to explore the capabilities of your body. Our demanding technical dance classes and rewarding exploration classes in theory, history, and choreography will provide you with the opportunity to explore the creation of movement as a rich part of the fabric and culture of our world. Diverse dance courses, including ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, tap, belly dance, ballroom, Latin Dance, and other dance forms will instill you with a global awareness and appreciation for different cultures’ contributions that extends far beyond the art form. By joining Mesa College’s vibrant dance community, you will also have the opportunity to participate in choreographed performances and presentations with your talented peers. See how the Dance Program helps you tap into your potential as a mover and take your first step toward a professional dance career or your continued education at another dance college in California and beyond.

MESA MOVES: Dance Moments


Fall 2023

Thursday, October 26. 7:30 PM

Friday, October 27. 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 28. 4:30 PM

Saturday, October 28. 7:30 PM

Apolliad Theatre

7250 Mesa College Dr


$10 Student/Senior/Military

$20 General Admission

Pay What You Can


An evening of Dance and Entertainment featuring faculty and student choreography.


See talented Mesa College Dancers take to the stage with energy, passion, and enthusiasm!

Showcasing a wide range of dynamic dance styles, audiences will be wowed by Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Urban Choreo, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Fusion!



  • Mesa Dance Faculty: Donna Flournoy, Blythe Barton, Audrey Bondoc, Jazmyn Brown, Faith Jensen-Ismay, Zaquia Mahler Salinas, Angela Moran, Jessica Rabanzo-Flores

    Students: Shiloh Beckett, Nika Fikhman

  • Dancers:

    Ethne Acosta, Hailey Arner de France, Romeo Baccarella, Shiloh Beckett, Ava Bernal, Isaiah Brooks, Armani Burns, Stephanie Busuioc, Alexis Campuzano, Ahamed Coffey, Emily Diaz, Ileana "Cy" Diaz-Salcedo, Annika Feng, Gene Fernando, Nika Fikhman, Melissa Flores, Ivan Flores, Elsi Garcia, Maria Garin, Avery Goudswaard, Evelyn Hernandez, Hanalei Knight, Arielle Knittel, Alexandra Koresaar, Andres Lagang, Emelia Lamb Reuter, Megan Lao, Sheng Lee, Chloe Lemas, Jessica Lewis, Matthew Manuel, April Meza, Siri Murthy, Kristina Norris, Kylee Orr, Becca Palm, Erika Pimentel, Aiden Purtell, Rylee Reid, Hailey Renard, Dulce Rocha, Carly Saenz, Olivia Schulman, Wen Song, Talia Tarabishi, Ren Truong Ferro, Ramell Vann, Jayson Villarina, Janessa Whitlock

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