Jonica began dancing at the age of 2 as a shy little girl in the corner. Once she stepped on stage, Jonica found her new home. Dance turned from a hobby to a passion where she dedicated her time, energy and heart to her art. Jonica attended Orange County High School of the Arts as a Commercial Dance major, while competing for West Coast School of the Arts. After attending a high school football game Jonica gained the desire to become a song leader. She enrolled at Northwood High School during her junior year where she was on Varsity Song for two years. As captain of the song team, she led the team to earn the Nation Champion title in Jazz and Lyrical small groups, Ultimate National Champions for Lyrical small group, and her Jazz solo. In addition, she earned a scholarship through Nation Dance Association. After graduating from Northwood, she jumped into coaching song for multiple high schools throughout Orange County. In her eight years of coaching, she has earned multiple choreography titles and championship titles through competitions including USA, US Spirit leaders, Jamz and NDA. While Jonica was seeking more knowledge of injury prevention and movement training, she found her second passion of yoga. She is a Expert Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance and received her certifications through Corepower Yoga, where she now teaches full time. Jonica is excited to bring her passions for dance and yoga to FOCUS Dance Center. She has a passion for creating strong dancers through strength training and injury prevention techniques in a fun and engaging environment.
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