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Total loan: $10,000
Hayward, CA, United States / Arts
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A loan helped support a community performing arts school who, after loosing their building, transition into a new studio space and install mirrors and flooring.
Originally from Denver Co, Reagan began dancing at 7 years old, training in the Vaganova method at Colorado Ballet. Under the tutelage of Artistic Director Martin Friedman, Reagan was awarded full merit scholarship and began to dance en pointe at the very young age of 8 years. During this time, Reagan also attended both Middle and High Schools for the Performing Arts in Denver, CO. Reagan has trained at City Ballet, San Francisco, CA, Boston Ballet and with the world renown Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in Denver CO adding modern, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, hip hop and West African to her dance repertoire. Reagan, also trying her hand in the competition world, competed in The Denver Ballet Guild, Young Dancers Competition several times and took 1st place. A devastating ankle injury early in Reagan’s career pointed her on a new journey as a young adult. Reagan began choreographing and was soon sought after by local performing artists all over Colorado. She had found her creative niche. Once Reagan discovered her love and passion for teaching, it was an easy switch from center stage to instructor. Reagan has been teaching and choreographing all styles of dance and musical theater in the Bay Area for 10 years. She is known for her unique ability to bring the very best out of all her students. In 2016, she took her jazz team to win top first at The Kids Artistic Review National Competition in Las Vegas. The highlight of her career has been the opening of Ray of Light Performing Arts and watching her studio grow to have over 20 thriving classes in only a years’ time! Reagan believes she has found her true purpose and is blessed to be living her ultimate dream.