JaLeen Murphy -- Director
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 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. 


Jordan Jones -- Competition Coach
Jordan has been dancing all her life, and has found a great passion for teaching and working with the youth.  She began her training at various local studios, including Bobbie’s School of Performing Arts and eventually with the TOHS Dance Team.  Jordan was not only a four year dance team member, but a two year captain and a top 10 soloist.  She continued her training at San Diego State University, where she studied techniques of modern, contemporary and improvisation. While in San Diego, Jordan had the privilege of being a member of the University Dance Company giving her the opportunity to work with various professional artists. Most recently, she performed a new work by Tamara Saari which placed second at the annual San Diego Young Choreographer Showcase. In 2013, Jordan graduated with her BFA in Dance, a minor in Sociology, and was selected by the faculty as the Outstanding Graduate in Dance. She is excited and honored to be working with the TOHS dance program and its students. 

Jonathan Sharp-Ballet Instructor(Classes,TFT, All-Male, and Varsity) 

Coach Jonathan Sharp is the ballet instructor for the Varsity Dance Team. He was trained at National Academy of the Arts and the School of America Ballet. While on full scholarship at SAB, he was trained by master teachers Stanley Williams, Peter Martins, Andrea Kramarevsky, Suzanne Ferrell, Alexandra Danilova, Suki Schorer, and Sean Laverly. After finishing his training, he danced professionally with the Boston Ballet and the Pennsylvania Ballet. He was also a member of Stars of American Ballet (A touring group headlined by Robert LaFosse and Darci Kistler). He returned to NYC and has appeared in the Original Casts of five Broadway shows- The Red Shoes, Carousel (1994 Tony- Winner for Best Revival), The Rocky Horror Show Live, The Dance Of The Vampires, and Fiddler On The Roof. He has also appeared on television as a contract player on the Daytime Drama, Another World- as well as guest starring on Law and Order and Gilmore Girls. He has been a faculty member of Idyllwild Arts Academy for four years. He also teaches and directs all over Southern California. Currently, he is on faculty at the California Dance Theatre, Inland Pacific Ballet, and the EDGE Performing Arts Center. 


 Marc Miranda- Hip-Hop Coach (Varsity, TFT, and All-Male) 

Marc Miranda is a Glendale High School Alumni and Coach of the All Male Dance Team. He has been dancing for 15 years and is still continuing on. He is also the Director and Founder of Family Bizness, Junior Hit-List, and Mini Hit-List. He has worked with Granada Hills Charter, Thousand Oaks Varsity and TFT Program, Elements Dance Space, Duarte District of Cal-Arts, and Steezy Studio. Marc teaches all ages in basic and advanced urban choreography. Marc is also involved with many competition organizations.