JaLeen Murphy - Director
"I have been involved with dance all my life."
I started dancing and twirling the baton at an early age where I competed in many Majorette competitions. During high school I was actively involved with my high school dance team. I loved being the Drill Mistress/Captain for the team. I enjoyed sports, playing high school volleyball and basketball. I danced with various groups all through college including the Ricks College "Vikadettes". I served a mission in the Dominican Republic for 18 months where I learned Spanish. I later graduated with my bachelors degree from Brigham Young University in Provo with a Dance Specialization Major and minor in Spanish. While in Provo, I coached, directed and traveled with the BYU Pep Squad for two years.
I have been teaching at Thousand Oaks High School for 21 years where I began the dance program. At TOHS I have taught Spanish, ESL, Health, PE, Cheerleading and of course, dance. My husband and I have five beautiful children from the ages of 13-21, three girls and two boys.