Joanne Arakaki

Instructor

  • BS in Accountancy from the University of Illinois

  • American Ballet Theatre (ABT) certified teacher in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum)

  • Progressive Ballet Technique

Joanne’s love for dance started in Hong Kong at the age of 5. Joanne has always wanted to be a ballet teacher and believes that dance can be accessible and appreciated by all ages and levels. Joanne trained under the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) curriculum to Advanced level in Hong Kong. After moving to the US, she danced with the Springfield Ballet Company in Illinois in their seasonal productions such as Nutcracker and Giselle.  While studying Accounting in college, she continued her ballet training and explored different dance forms at the university. Joanne has also performed with a local ballet company and a Christian dance troupe.  To pursue her passion for teaching ballet, she successfully completed the rigorous ABT Teacher Training in Pre-Primary through Level 3 in NYC, taught by the curriculum founders. Joanne is also trained and certified in Pilates and Progressive Ballet Technique. Joanne continues taking ballet classes and workshops for professional development, and has performed in the Orange Coast Faculty Concert.  Besides dancing, Joanne is an Internal Auditor in public companies and she is a mother of two busy Irvine kids. Joanne enjoys biking with her kids, running marathons, volunteering at schools’ PTO board and church, and playing with her two adorable ragdoll kittens.

Tiny Dancer

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Pre-Ballet 2 (aka Primary B) Saturday 11:00 am—12:00 pm 5 – 8 Joanne
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Level 1

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Ballet 1 Saturday 10:00 am—11:00 am 7 – 11 Joanne
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Level 2

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Ballet 2 Saturday 9:00 am—10:00 am 9+ Joanne
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