Anti Gravity School of Dance offers world class dance instruction in Roseville, California. Founded by Ms Felicia Fry and Rommel Aguil, AGSD teachers have over 80 years of combined dance experience and have helped countless students master the fundamentals of ballet, modern, tap, hip hop and much more.
Ms Felicia Fry
Anti Gravity's ballet classes are taught by studio owner, operator and creative director Ms Felicia Fry.
Felicia Fry has been a instructor and choreographer for over 15 years. She began her training under the direction of Jean Fulton (a long time board member of the Cecchetti Society USA ), Darcy Sellers, and Rommel B. Aguil Sr. at Sierra Dance Academy in Roseville, California. She studied and tested under the Cecchetti method for 15 years.
Felicia later studied and trained at the University of California, Irvine, receiving her B.F.A. in Dance with an Emphasis in Performing. While attending UCI she was a member of the Donald McKayle's Etude Ensemble. Felicia was also the founder of the Community Outreach Program for Bare Bones Dance Theatre, a non-profit organization in Irvine, California. The Outreach Program educated local High School students on the process ofproducing a dance show and encouraged them to pursue a college education. While dancing with Dave Massey, she placed first at the 2004 Gus Giordano's Jazz Dance World Congress in Costa Rica.
Ms Felicia has also trained with Summer Lee Rhatigan at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Felicia is a member and supporter of the Sacramento Area Dance Allience. She is now the owner and Artistic Director for Anti-Gravity School of Dance.
Felicia believes that every student should not only receive the best instruction in the area while at her studio, but know that they are a part of the AGSD family from that day on.
Rommel Aguil has been teaching and choreographing for over 20 years. He headed the Hip Hop department for the Sierra Dance Academy for over 12 years and has also taught at Step 1 Dance & Fitness, Northern California Dance Conservatory (NCDC), FiestaAfroLatino DanceN'Fitness, been a member ofCAHPERD (California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance) and choreographed for youth dance groups, non profit performing arts organizations, beauty pageants, for local community events and fundraisers.
Rommel's style incorporates all the hottest new moves as seen in today's music videos and hip hop culture. He has trained under Dale Scholl, Dr. Linda S. Goodrich, Pepper Von and Bo Horn to name a few. His performance background includes Sacramento Black Art of Dance (S/BAD), Dale Scholl Dance Art (DSDA), Jazz-E,Sacramento State University Dance Company, FlyStyle Funk Patrol, and Recording Artists Spanish Fly.
Rommel is now the Co-Artistic Director for AGSD and a Recreation Program Instructor at the Department of Campus Recreation at UC Davis.
Norine Brown- ARAD, AISTD, LCUSA, LCICB Norine Brown received her early dance training in Vancouver, Canada, and furthered her education at the Hammond School of Dancing in Chester England where she attained diplomas in Modern, National, RAD Ballet, Imperial Ballet, Anatomy, and Ballroom. Eventually joined a French touring company and traveled extensively throughout Europe and over time re-settled in Vancouver and began a ballet teaching career.
In 1986 along with husband Jeff, moved to Sacramento, California. Since that time, has undergone continual training and upgrading in the Cecchetti method and currently resides on the Board of CUSA (Cecchetti USA) and is an active West Coast Committee member. Norine travels to workshops and summer schools throughout the USA and Canada where she teaches students and participates in teacher classes. An active Board Member of SADA (Sacramento Area Dance Alliance) for the past 20 years working in many capacities and is currently acting as Corresponding Secretary. SADA is a non profit company that offers workshops and scholarships to local dance students. Some of Norine’s former students have advanced their careers to become dancers with major Canadian and American Ballet companies.
Norine enjoys teaching dance to all age groups whether they desire a professional career or are attending classes for pure enjoyment.
Keyla Christian began her dance career at the age of 3 in Puerto Rico. When she moved to California with her family she studied the Cecchetti method of Ballet, Jazz, and Tap at Sierra Dance Academy under the instruction of Jean Fulton, Darcy Sellers, and later Felicia Flores.
Keyla started participating in comeptitions at age 10. She was chosen to perform as a soldier in the Sacramento Ballet Company's holiday performance of the Nutcracker Ballet. She danced at the California State Fair twice as well as the Sacramento Country Fair. She also danced at the Mondavi Center in 2008.
At age 14, she moved to NCDC where she started training with Jen Bradford, Thedore Constant, and Kelli Leighton. She took a master class with Sytycd Mia Michaels and master tap dancer Carlos Jones. Over the years she participated in multiple workshops including SADA and multiple competitions that required traveling to different parts of California.
Christian studied dance at Off Broadway under the instruction of Tony Crane, Norine Brown, Lena Logan and Lisa Wickwire. With Tony Crane she studied the Al Gilbert style of tap and continued the Cechetti stye of ballet while still at Off Broadway dancing.
In 2009 she started dancing at Hawkins School of Performing Arts and joined Sound Out Tap Company under direction of Alyson Meador and also takes classes with Tony Nguyen.
In December 2009 she went to New York and performed in the annual tap show "Tappy Holiday" with the Sound Out Tap Company where they took home the title of New York's Favorite Tap Group.
Keyla is currently a student at Sierra College in Rocklin, CA. and plans to transfer to San Diego State University (SDSU) and study dance. She is aiming for Bachelor of Arts in Dance.
Ana Maria Perales
Ana Maria Perales began her training in New Orleans, Louisiana. A graduate of New Orleans Conservatory for Performing Arts (NOCCA), Ana studied Musical Theatre Performance and continued to Columbia College of Chicago, where she continued her studies and trained under some of the leading professors of Chicago theatre arts, including Sheldon Patinkin. She has worked for Six Flags Entertainment, was honored to perform in the Historical Le Petit Theatre of the French Quarter, and to be a featured dancer in Disney Pictures, 'Stuck in the Suburbs.’ A guest performer of the New Orleans Ballet Association and featured entertainer of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Ana is a diverse and versatile performer who has trained in classical, cultural, and commercial dance. Also, an Elly Award nominated actress, she has an emphasis on not only technique, but performance.
Most recently, an instructor of Millennium Dance Complex, Ana has had the opportunity to train with many of the most exciting and innovative choreographers of dance including, Brian Friedman, Tina Landon, Marty Kudulka, and more. She has been interviewed on Dance Plug, seen in SYTYCD, and had the pleasure of being featured in 2009 issue of Dance Spirit magazine.
It is her joy to teach and hopes to not only inspire, but to train dancers with a foundation of discipline and technique. As the Artistic Director, of her former company, A.M.P.E.D Entertainment, she has trained professional dancers and been able to employ them as entertainment in various venues throughout California. Her contribution to their education and training, has led to professional work in Disneyland, world tours and professional theaters throughout the world.
A native of St Petersburg Russia, Alexey Kulpin graduated from the University of Culture and Art (St. Petersburg) and became certified as a ballet teacher and choreographer. His professional dancing career has led him to dance principle roles with Charleston Ballet Theater, City Ballet of San Diego, Grand Rapids Ballet Theater, Isreal Ballet, St Petersburg State Male Ballet by Mihailovsky, St Petersburg State Opera Ballet, and Krasnoyarsk Dance Ensemble of Siberia. He has also performed as a guest for many ballet companies and schools around the world.
In addition is a successful professional ballet career Mr Kulpin has been teaching and mentoring young dancers for 15 years. He has a deep passion and love for teaching ballet to young dancers. Mr Kulpin has taught at the Charleston Ballet School, Toledo Ballet Theater, Grossile Academy, Kathy’s Dance School, Armenta Dance Company, Patti Herm School of Dance, Turning point, Children’s Ballet Theater, Ada Ballet School, Northern Cincinnati Youth Ballet, Columbia Ballet School, DanceCarolina, DanceFX. He was most recently the director of the Charleston Ballet Theater Youth Artist Group.