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. 

Joseph Maldonado -- All Male Coach
Joseph started his dance training 8 years ago in the dance program at Thousand Oaks High School and later on had the honor of becoming the captain of his dance teams. He has won numerous first place titles as a soloist throughout his 4 years at TOHS. Not long after being exposed to dance, it quickly became something he fell in love with. He has trained in styles including lyrical, jazz, ballet, contemporary, and hip hop. Joseph is currently the head coach for the TOHS Varsity All Male Dance Team. From time to time, he teaches the dance classes at TOHS, as well as helping out with the Training For Team group (TFT) whenever needed. He is also a part of “The Faction Dance Company”, a collegiate team based out in Oxnard, California and belongs to “The ALIAS Dance Fam”. In addition, he has also worked for the United Spirit Association (USA) teaching summer camps throughout the U.S and has helped take part in judging local competitions. Joseph hopes to inspire and to share his love and knowledge of dance with all of his students.