Expressions Dance & Arts
Mom, scientist and dance enthusiast, Dr. Maloney (Mrs. Sandy) grew up in West Texas in a ranching family. She earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University (Go Aggies!), and moved to the Bay Area with her husband, Dave, 20 years ago. Mrs. Sandy worked as a research group leader at Lawrence Livermore National Lab for over 10 years, and she is the author of numerous scientific articles, book chapters and patents (published as Sandra McCutchen-Maloney).
She has always enjoyed many forms of dance, especially the Texas two-step, salsa and the waltz, and she is thrilled to be a student in adult classes at Expressions. Raising her three daughters and supporting their dance activities has been very rewarding, and she is happy to begin a new chapter in her life as an owner and the Business Director of Expressions. As a mother first, Mrs. Sandy knows the importance of a quality dance education that is fun and encouraging for all students, and that allows time for a healthy balance of family, school, community and the arts.
BIOs and PHOTOs coming soon.
Wendy Haddock is originally from San Diego, and she started training intensively in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, and acrobatics at a young age. She continued her education as a double major in dance and art at California University State Long Beach. Miss Wendy moved to the Bay Area in 2006, and has been teaching for over 20 years both in Southern and Northern California as well as internationally.
Miss Wendy has taught for Dance Master's of America, and her teaching philosophy is to inspire and help students reach their full potential as dancers and artists. Miss Wendy danced with various professional companies from 1998 until 2006, including Unity Dance Ensemble, Diamontez Dance Company and John Stronk's In the Light.
Miss Veronica began her dance journey at the age of 6 at Mission Dance & Performing Arts in Fremont, where she was a part of MDPA’s competition dance team for 11 years. She has extensive training in a variety of dance styles including jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, hip hop and modern.
Miss Veronica enjoys working with children of all ages and has been teaching professionally since 2003, not only as a dance instructor but as a swim teacher, camp director, preschool instructor and substitute teacher for grades K-12. She graduated from San Jose State University in 2010 with a Major in Liberal Studies Preparation for Teaching and a Minor in Dance.
Miss Laura has over 40 years of dance experience and she still dances competitively! She is excited to share her passion and love for dance with dancers of all ages. Miss Laura teaches basic dance fundamentals to children as young as 2 years old in a fun and encouraging style; and she enjoys teaching ballet, jazz and tap for Tiny and Lil's recital dancers.
Miss Laura believes that children should find a balance of many activities as they continue to grow, and she encourages dance as one of their selections in life as it builds self-confidence, discipline and a positive outlook. Miss Laura is certified with AFAA, Zumba and Zumbatomic (Zumba for kids). She also teaches Barre fitness classes, and she is an inspiration to both young and old!
She takes contemporary jazz and interweaves elements of hip-hop, modern, ballet, tap and break-dancing into her style. Miss Wendy teaches all forms of dance to students ranging from children up to adults. Miss Wendy is a very talented and passionate dancer and instructor, and she is excited to be an owner and the Artistic Director of Expressions!
Miss Veronica began teaching at Expressions in January 2014 and is also the EDA Events Coordinator for Girl Scout events and birthday parties. In addition to her experience as a dance instructor, Miss Veronica is a substitute teacher for Kindergarten - 12th grade for the Livermore Valley Joint USD and the Livermore Valley Charter School.
Miss Veronica’s training and experience working with children and teenagers, as well as her passion for dance, creates a very encouraging environment for students of all ages. She hopes to instill her love of dance to all those she teaches. Miss Veronica is excited to be a part of Expressions Dance & Arts, and as of September 2015, she will be taking on a new role as the EDA Lil's and Mini Competition Team Choreographer and Instructor!
David Maloney is originally from Vancouver, BC, Canada, and he is Expressions' business consultant and all-around "handyman". Dr. David earned a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University (where he met and married Mrs. Sandy) and an MBA from UC Berkeley after moving to the Bay Area. He has lovingly earned the title of "Dance Dad". David enjoys playing soccer (and supporting his favorite soccer team - Liverpool Football Club!), cycling, hiking and supporting his daughters and wife in their dance endeavors.
Miss Michelle's BIO and PHOTO coming soon.
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Dance & Arts
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Pleasanton, CA 94588