Pearl D. Wardlow
Dance Spectrum Artistic Director & Teacher
Spectrum Dance Ensemble Artistic Director
Pearl holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance with a Teaching of Dance Emphasis from
the University of California at Irvine. In 1989, Pearl was selected to attend the California
State Summer School for the Arts at Cal Arts in Valencia, CA and was honored by
Governor George Dukmejian as a California Arts Scholar. Pearl's training began with Ann
Hall and later Melinda Shaner in the Yucaipa area. She has studied with Paul Maure,
Donald McKayle, Bernard Johnson, Buddy Schwimmer,Christine Baltes, Evie Newman, and
Pearl's performance credits include Disneyland Parades and Shows as well as special
events for KLOS radio station and the Harris' Corporation. She has danced the roles of
Lilac Fairy Sleeping Beauty, Sugar Plum Fairy The Nutcracker and Odette Swan Lake
under the direction of Melinda Shaner and with staging by Paul Maure. In high school and
community theater, Pearl has acted in roles such as M'Lynn Steel Magnolias and Andy
Steppin' Out (Redlands Footlighters), Maggie Brigadoon, Ensemble & Congress of
Beauties Show Boat (Redlands Bowl), Ensemble & Virtue Anything Goes!, & Ensemble
The Wizard of Oz. She also holds a Certificate in Television Production from San
Bernardino Valley College. Her love of children,dance, and teaching inspired her to open
Dance Spectrum in October 1999.
In 2007, Pearl was recognized by Assemblyman Paul Cook & the California Legislature for
Excellence in Choreography for Yucaipa High School's production of West Side Story.
Pearl's students have been accepted into some of the nation's most prestigious summer
dance programs including American Ballet Theater, The Alvin Ailey American Dance
Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, Inland Pacific Ballet,
Tap Kids, & the California State Summer School for the Arts. Former students have
worked professionally in the entertainment industry and continue their dance and arts
training in college and university level. More importantly Dance Spectrum students carry
away a lifelong love and appreciation and understanding of dance, music, and the arts.
Ballet, Tap, & Jazz Teacher & SDE Choreographer
Kelly trained at Dance Spectrum for seven years and has been on the
teaching staff since 2007. She successfully completed the Dance
Spectrum Teacher Apprenticeship Program in 2007. As a member of
Spectrum Dance Ensemble for 2 years, Kelly competed at various
dance adjudications and performed throughout Southern California.
Kelly is graduate of Cal State San Bernardino and holds a Bachelor of
Arts Degree in Mass Communications.
Dance Spectrum 742 Beaumont Ave Beaumont, CA 92223 951.769-8123
Acro/Tumbling, Jazz, Tap, & Hip-Hop Teacher and SDE Choreographer
Julia trained at Dance Spectrum for over 12 years. She has
performed and competed as a member of Spectrum Dance Ensemble
and was a member of the Beaumont High School Cheer Squad. Her
fun & creative choreography has won top awards at multiple dance
Hawaiian/Polynesian & Adult Jazz/Tap Teacher (not pictured)
Rhonda Gerwin-Vaughan has been a dance professional for over 30 years. She was one of the
youngest, at the time, to receive her dance instructor's accredidation from the Dance Masters
Association, which was well known for turning out remarkable dance teachers, choreographers, and
professional dancers throughout the U.S.A. She has taught and performed professionally in Hawaiian,
Polynesian, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Stage and has formed her own dance performing troupes. She has
directed and choreographed many stage shows through the years. Rhonda owned her own studio in
Beaumont (Rhonda and Co.) and she is thrilled to return to a studio setting in which she can share her
love of dance with others.
Having trained in ballet in St. Louis Missouri, Columbia Missouri, & Los Angeles,
Jackie is excited to share her well varied teaching style with our Ballet IB and
Adult students. She has performed with the Minnesota Ballet and in Musical
theater productions. Jackie holds 3 degrees: B.S. in Environmental Sciences
(Art & Interior Design Specialty), M.S. in Psychiatric Nursing, and a B.S. in
General Nursing. She enjoys her position as a Substitute teacher in the
Beaumont Unified School District and is looking forward to sharing her passion
for dance with her students at Dance Spectrum.
Brett studied tap, jazz, and more at Dance Spectrum and has gone on to train
with and perform with Sarah Reich's now defunct Tap Dance Company "Tap
Con Sabor". She regularly attends major Tap Festivals including the
Washington D.C. Tap Fest and L.A. Tap Fest where she works as an intern for
Chloe Arnold. Having studied at tap intensives such as Tap Kids in N.Y.C, Slide,
and Tap Sounds Underground, Brett's rhythms and choreography are
beloved by her students and we are so pleased to have her back teaching
with us again.
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