Zareh Markarian, one of the Ballet Directors at RDC, was born and raised in Glendale, CA. He began dancing at the age of 15 with his national award-winning dance team at Glendale High School. Upon graduation, he was awarded an opportunity to continue his training with the EDGE Performing Arts Center Scholarship Program.
Fred Diaz began his career as a dancer in Michigan. He moved to Los Angeles upon acceptance to the EDGE Scholarship Program. His performance in the annual EDGE showcase allowed Fred to be scouted and signed by the very respected and established MSA Talent Agency.
Terrah Aldi has been teaching with RDC since it began in 2006. She hails From Pittsburgh, PA where she started dancing at age 3 under Janet Naughton. She continued her dance training in NYC at broadway dance center and under Jackie Patterson and Sheila Barker. She is trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical and Broadway/Musical Theatre.
Zach Saunders Is a dancer originally from Columbus, OH and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Since moving to LA, he has been in numerous films, television shows, and commercials. Some of the featured work includes Warner Bros. feature film Project X, Ray Romano’s television series Men of a Certain Age, Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and "Hit Record" working with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tony Danza, where he assisted choreographer Michael Rooney which led to him appearing in Fords new Super Bowl commercial starring James Franco.
Following the beat of his own heart, Jason found himself in Los Angeles, CA soon after being introduced to the world of dance while growing up in Hawaii. Video and tour credits include Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, N’Sync, Janet Jackson, Paulina Rubio, Carmen Electra, Grammy Awards, American Latin Music Awards, Dancing With The Stars and Miss Universe.
Keith Junior “Brim” is an award winning choreographer and winner in a film the Boston Sci-fi Film festival. A seasoned veteran in the entertainment industry Brim has developed into a multi-faceted individual. As a choreographer he has worked with several multi-platinum recording artists. After touring to over 80 countries with many of these groups Brim’s experience lead him on the path of becoming a creative director.
Chelsea Vick took her first dance class at the age of three and has been dancing ever since. She has been a dedicated student and performer for twenty years studying virtually every type of dance, participating in competitive dance and performing in professional productions. Chelsea consistently demonstrates her versatility as a well-rounded dance professional.
Originally from Minnesota, Julie Schmid found her passion for dance at a young age. She continued dancing through college at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where she ultimately received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts. Upon graduation, Julie moved to Los Angeles where she was one of twenty dancers selected for a scholarship program at the prestigious EDGE Performing Arts Center.
Rachel McKinnell is an LA-based dancer, and teacher. She has 16 years of training recreationally and competitively in all styles of dance. She grew up at Revolution Dance Center, and was on Julie Kay’s Dance Company for 7 years. Rachel is a part of the LA Dance Magic Company and was recently accepted into the highest group in the company, Pro Track.
Megan Milito began her dance training when she was three years old in Chicago, IL and has had a passion for dance her whole life. Her younger years consisted of dance studies in many different styles while performing and competing in competitions. Her favorite accomplishment was winning the Universal Dance Association National Championship with her elite dance team, The Maine South Hawkettes.