Pat Holbrook

pat_headshotStudio 10 Dance Center has been under the successful direction of Pat Holbrook for more than 40 years in San Antonio, TX. Studio 10 is the home of Co.Motion Dance Company and has been under Pat's artistic direction for the last 16 years.

Pat has danced professionally with the Texas Civic Ballet Company in principle roles in all the major ballets such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Peter and the Wolf to name a few. She was a principle dancer in the New York Opera Iada. Pat has won many dance and gymnastic awards, taking first place and overall prizes.

Pat has trained with only the best teachers. Her love is Musical Theater and she has choreographed for many musicals including Cinderella, Annie, Little Shop of Horrors, My fair Lady, South Pacific, Jesus Christ Superstar and Scrooge with the San Antonio Pops Orchestra and at the San Pedro Playhouse.

Pat is a 39-year life member of TATD (Texas Association of Teachers of Dance) where membership is by examination only. She has been on TATD's board of directors and has been on their National Faculty, teaching teachers and students from all over the U.S. She recently was a Master teacher at the workshop Tap It Up and is a judge for major competition, such as Rainbow Connection and Starlight. Pat is also on the San Antonio Dance Umbrella board of directors.

Pat has two sons, Chris and Curtis, who also dance, sing and act. Chris spent a year in New York doing commercials for television. He is now pursuing a career in the music industry in Los Angeles, composing and writing his own original music and lyrics with his band Gas Station Robber. Curtis has danced on Broadway and toured with the musicals Footloose and Fosse.

STUDIO 10 DANCE CENTER is not just a business to Pat - it is her life!

 
Priscilla Martinez

prof_headshotBallet/Pointe

Priscilla Martinez began her career as a dancer studying in San Antonio, Boston & New York. She has performed soloist and principal roles with various dance groups, such as San Antonio Ballet, San Antonio Dance Theatre, and the Jeanette Neill Dancers, in classical ballet, jazz and modern works. She has studied extensively with master teachers in New York and Boston, with some of her memorable teachers being Milton Myers at Alvin Ailey (modern), Michael Vernon (ballet), Elena Kunikova (ballet), Armando Duarte (modern), Danny Sloan (modern/jazz), Sam Kurjikian (ballet), Fleming Halby (ballet) and Teresa Champion (flamenco). While in New York, she added Theatre to her stage experience. There she performed in musicals and straight plays as well as numerous national commercials, film, voice-overs and print ads, as a dancer and actor. She now shares her love of dance through teaching & choreography.

Her choreographic works Fragil and Signs of Life were both performed at Regional Dance America’s Southwest Festival and both received the Monticello Award for Emerging Choreography. Her piece, Out of Chaos, also performed at Festival, received the Project Tier Award; and Family of Origin, a multimedia piece using memoir based poetry of her sister’s with music, was one of the highlights of the 2010 Festival, hosted in San Antonio.

She has attended several National Craft of Choreography Conferences to further her work in choreography. She mixes her love of dance into her love of creating jewelry where her jewel art, using movement and balance, elicits an emotional response and connection much like her choreography. Her jewelry can be seen in galleries across the country and on her website www.joyarte.com.

 
Leonard Lopez

prof_headshotJazz* Lyrical* Contemporary

Leonard Lopez is a native of San Antonio, he has been dancing professionally and teaching for over 30 years and has received various awards and accolades for his talents.

 

As a dancer, he won several talent shows and scholarships; including being a finalist on the television show Star Search and he also was a scholarship winner at Tremaine Dance Studio summer apprentice program. He has also had the privilege of dancing for both President Reagan and Prince Charles.

As an instructor he has taught and choreographed for several schools and professional dance companies in San Antonio, Houston, Nashville, and Atlanta. His choreography has won several awards in both regional and national competitions.

His TV credits include; Today Show, Perry Como Christmas Special, Bob Hope Christmas Special, Country Showdown, Star Search, Miss Texas America, Miss Texas USA,  Tejano Awards

As a professional dancer he has travelled the globe performing in the following countries; Italy, Israel, Egypt, Mexico, South Africa, and New Zealand. He has also had been trained in the followingstyles of dance; jazz, classical ballet, modern, contemporary, tap, musical theater, hip-hop, folkorico, and flamenco.

 
Haley Rico

Haley began studying ballet at the age of 3 in El Paso, Texas at Champions Dance Studio and dance for 10 years under the direction of Mrs. Andre Harper.  Haley started a dance team at her high school and did choreography for them, as well as other dance teams around the city.

Haley moved to San Antonio to attend college and began teaching hip hop at several studios, including Rising Stars, Dorothy Keck Dancers and Pat Holbrook’s Studio 10 Dance Center. She has been featured on different TV shows and pilots for her choreography and has studied with Wade Robson at Millennium in Los Angeles. Haley holds a BA in Marketing and BA in Physics from UTSA. She is also obsessed with her dachshund.

 
Rachel Nine

Children's Classes

 


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