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  Cara Agustin
Owner, Artistic Director, & Instructor

Cara Agustin began her dance training with Sue Brumet at the age of 7 studying ballet, jazz, and tap dance styles, as well as danced with a performing arts group in Amador County called Kids on Stage. To further excel in ballet she took ongoing private lessons from Shelia Darby for 3 years. She later went on to dance with the Margaret Phares Theater Ballet in Sacramento specializing in classical ballet training and performing leads in numerous productions including the Nutcracker, Red Riding Hood, and Coppelia. Cara has also had extensive training at numerous summer intensive programs throughout the country and abroad, including the University of Victoria Canada, Dance Aspen Colorado, the Bolshoi Ballet's summer intensive program, Santa Clara University summer intensive program, and at University of California, Davis, where she gained valuable technical training in ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary dance, and also obtained her B.S. in Community and Regional Development.

Cara has been teaching jazz, ballet, and contemporary dance for the past 10 years, as well as choreographing numerous pieces, for the Sue Brumet Dance Factory, the Sierra Ballet School, and the Amador High School dance and drama departments. Cara opened her own dance studio in Martell, Ca. September 17, 2011.

 
  Sue Brumet
Tap Instructor & KOS Board Member

Sue started her dance training with Pat Mason & Stanley Kahn (Mason & Kahn studio) in San Fransisco at the age of 5. Through the years she did many TV specials with the Kahn's and danced professionally with the Mason & Kahn dancers. From age 13 to 18, she performed with Youth of America, a musical show with an orchestra chorus and dancers. The show traveled across the U.S. & performed at the World's Fair in Canada "Expo 67." At 18, Sue started teaching and taught at many schools in the bay area and Sacramento. She then opened her own school (Sue Brumet's Dance Factory) in Amador County in 1983 and created and directed the performing arts group, Kids on Stage in 1984. From 1992 to 2004 Sue was also the head of the dance department at Amador High School. Today, Sue still shares her passion for dance and world class skills with the dancers at The Studio through her tap classes and service as Board Member of Kids on Stage.

 
Jen Wylie   Jen Wylie
Creative Movement Instructor

Jen Wylie has a passion for children, dancing and bringing light into others lives. She believes that through laughter and play young children can be encouraged towards the discipline of dance. Jen is the mother of three children. She has volunteered with children throughout our Community for over 25 years.