Program Directors

Mr. Fred Diaz

Studio Owner/The Company Director

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.

Mr. Zareh Markarian

Studio Owner/The Company Director

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.

Ms. Terrah Aldi

Revolution Kids Department & Dance Ambassadors Director

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.

Ms. Liz Porter-Medrano

Jazz Director

Liz Porter is a recently married Los Angeles transplant from St.Louis MO. Liz attended college at Oklahoma City University where she received a BFA in Dance Performance then went on to cheer with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders before moving to LA 10 years ago.

Mr. Zach Saunders

Tap Director

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.

Mr. Jason Chong

Hip Hop & The Crew Director

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.

Mr. Keith Junior


Keith Junior 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.

Ms. Julie Schmid


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.

Ms. Rachel McKinnell


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.

Ms. Stephanie Kim


Stephanie Kim is a Los Angeles-based professional dancer, a freelance artist, and a company member of Barak Ballet. Celebrating her classical ballet training while merging into the commercial dance world is what brings her the most joy and fulfillment as an artist.

Ms. Lisa Almonte


Lisa is originally from North Bergen, NJ. Where she was a dance studio owner/dancer teacher/choreographer for 25 years. She moved to LA in 2014 with her 2 boys.

Ms. Megan Milito


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.

Mr. Thomas Werner


Thomas began dancing with musical theater as a child which progressed into formal training when I started middle school. I danced competitively for 4 years having developed styles such as ballet, hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary.

Shea Sol Saulino


Shea Sol Saulino is a twenty-four year old professional dancer based in Los Angeles, California. He graduated in the Class of 2020 from Chapman University, where he studied Dance and Business Entrepreneurship.

Maura Taggart


Maura was born and raised in Orlando Florida and has been dancing for 12 years. Throughout her dance career Maura has found a love for choreography and has taught at a variety of studios in the Orlando area such as Starz Dance Company, Performers Edge, Skyra Studios, Destination Dance Orlando and is now a part of the staff at Revolution Dance Center since moving to California in 2022.

Charlotte Smith


Miss Charlotte Smith is a Los Angeles and NYC based award-winning choreographer and filmmaker, dance artist, and educator. As Artistic Director of Charlotte Katherine & Co., Her work is presented nationally and internationally including, Los Angeles Dance Festival, Seoul International Dance Festival (South Korea), LA, NYC, Seattle, San Diego, and Carmel By-The-Sea.

Alicia Houser


Alicia Houser is a dancer and aerialist originally from Santa Cruz, California. She grew up training in ballet with the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre while also competing with Pacific Arts Complex in different styles such as jazz, contemporary, and lyrical.