Program Directors

Mr. Fred Diaz

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.

Ms. Annie Gratton

Jazz Director

Originally from Quebec, Canada, Annie was raised in Phoenix, AZ and grew up training competitively in all styles of dance. She is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and some styles of Ballroom.

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.

Ms. Bondy Juarez

Ballet Director

Bondy Juarez is from Vista, California and received her first training with New West Ballet School and then went on to study with San Elijo Dance and Music Academy. She attended Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s Summer Intensive Programs in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Ms. Kelly Alvarez

Ballet Director

Kelly Alvarez is a native of Los Angeles and has performed with companies such as PTERO Dance Theatre, Winifred Harris' Between Lines Dance Co., Brockus Project Dance Company, and MULTIPLEX Dance, and for notable choreographers such as Christopher Huggins, Curt Haworth, Kim Bears-Bailey, Brian Sanders, Rei Aoo, and Manfred Fischbeck, among others.

Mr. Casey Johansen

Faculty

Coming Soon

Mr. Jason Chong

Hip Hop & JKREW 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. 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.

Ms. Chelsea Vick

faculty

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.

Ms. Terrah Aldi

Revolution Kids Department 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.

Mr. Keith Junior

faculty

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.

Ms. Julie Schmid

Faculty

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.

Mr. Zareh Markarian

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. Brittany Lorin

faculty

Brittany has subbed at RDC for the last 3 years and is thrilled to be a full faculty member this year! After graduating from the esteemed Oklahoma City University, she moved to NYC. Some favorite credits include, June in Chicago, the 25th-anniversary show of Broadway Bares, workshopping Gotta Dance! with Jerry Mitchell, assisting Rachelle Rak, and performing Broadway Christmas Wonderland, in Tokyo, Japan.

Ms. Rachel McKinnell

faculty

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. Megan Milito

Faculty

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.