Meet The Team

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Courtney Labat DaValle

Owner/Director

Courtney Labat DaValle is a captivating performer, instructor, choreographer, and artist. This Louisiana native began her dance career at the age of three and has trained extensively in ballet, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and jazz. During her competition years, she took top honors both regionally and nationally for her jazz and lyrical performances. Her passion for dance along with her love of football lead her to become a member of the Louisiana State University Golden Girls. During her time with the Golden Girls, she was chosen to travel internationally to Hong Kong to perform in the prestigious Chinese New Year’s Parade. After receiving her Bachelors of Biology from Louisiana State University, Courtney became an NFL cheerleader, dancing and cheering for her favorite team the New Orleans Saints. Courtney was also an instructor and choreographer for both competitive and performance based studios. With her training, her students have received top awards at numerous competitions (KAR, Rainbow, Starpower, Tremaine, Starbound. etc.) and many have been selected for New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, American Ballet Theatre, Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, and the Relativity School just to name a few. Professionally, Courtney has performed with Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, the Jonas Brothers, Snoop Dog, Neil Patrick Harris, & Dave Bickler.  She has also worked with various choreographers and companies such as Fatima Robinson, Adrian Wiltshire, Disney, Lego, the NFL, DirecTV, Entertainment Tonight, and Chevron. In addition, Courtney is also a former judge for Showstopper National Dance Competition! She holds certification with Acrobatic Arts, the industry leader in AcroDance and is a certified instructor for AcroDance Preschool & is heading into Module 1 Certification for AcroDance levels 1-6 in just 2 weeks! She is also certified in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) and LOVES the progress achieved in ALDA's PBT classes!! Ms. Courtney takes the greatest pride in helping her students achieve their highest potential and is extrememly excited to welcome all dancers joining the Alta Loma Dance Academy family!   

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Freya Starks

Instructor/Choreographer

Bio Coming Soon!

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Bow Boonykiat

Instructor/Choreographer

Bio Coming Soon!

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Megan Geier

Instructor/Choreographer

Bio coming soon!

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Vanna Ruiz

Instructor/Choreographer

Bio Coming Soon!

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Courtney Winder

Instructor/Choreographer

Mr. C has been teaching and performing for over 10 yrs.

Starting in college he trained in Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Hip

Hop and from there, moved on to dance and instruct in

various studios all around the Santa Barbara area. He then

moved out to L.A. to pursue more dance opportunities and

also take advantage of working and training with dancers on

the professional level. Mr. C is currently working as a high

school dance teacher and choreograph/trains L..A. based

dance companies.

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Maddison Nall

Instructor/Choreographer

Bio coming soon!

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Lena Arriaga

Office Manager

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Graciela Jauregui

Administrative Assistant