Mission Statement

Yolie Dance Studio is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering dance classes to everyone through after-school programs, community centers, and recreational clubs.

Artistic Director

  Hi, my name is Yolanda. I've been teaching dance for over 20 years to children and adults. As a teenager I started dancing at the Ballet Academy in Oxnard, CA. I realized I loved it so much I began taking additional classes at That's Dancin' dance studio in Camarillo, CA and Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica, CA. I then had the pleasure of dancing with the Dolores Terry Dance Production Company in Japan for six months. From there I moved to New York City to study in the two year Certificate Program at the Alvin Ailey American Theatre in New York. Afterward I moved to Italy to dance and teach with Blue Shadow Ballet and Associazione Culturale Progetto Danza for thirteen years. I have also had the wonderful opportunity of performing with the Ventura College Musical & Opera Workshop. I am currently a substitute special education teacher with Ventura County Office of Education. I'm excited to share my knowledge and experience of dance with you.    

BS in Business Management - University of Phoenix 

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) - Cambridge University Local Examinations Syndicate 

State of California Substitute Teacher Credential  

Modern Dance Certificate - Associazione Nazionale Maestri di Ballo- Modena, ITALY 

Horton Teacher Workshop Certificate of Completion - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre   

Organization Members

Courtney Faggin- dance instructor


  • Certificate of Commendation - Retter's Dance Academy
  • RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) Certificate in Intermediate ballet studies conferred by Royal Academy of Dance
  • Certificate in Pre-Adv 1 ballet studies conferred by Los Angeles Ballet Academy
  • Dance Teacher University Certification Level I - University of Nevada Las Vegas

Yasmin Faggin- dance instructor


  • Associate in Arts Degree - Moorpark College
  • Certified Nurse Assistant License - West Valley Occupational Center
  • Home Healthcare Aide (HHA) Certificate - West Valley Occupational Center
  • Dance Teacher University Certification Level I - University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) - Ventura College
  • Registered Nurse License

Children running and playing.

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