Hawthorne High School

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
CALLING ALL STAFF, PARENTS, AND STUDENTS!  Please share your ideas about technology, science, and 21st Century Skills through the Speak Up national online survey. The collected input will help your school make more informed decisions about technology, classes, and programs. Let your voice be heard TODAY!  Surveys are 100% confidential and can be completed until December 18, 2015. Please take the national SPEAK UP survey at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2015 - select PARENT, search for SCHOOL ZIP CODE and complete.
En Español
Villaverde, Carlina » Home

Home

Welcome dancers!

My name is Ms. Villaverde and I am the dance teacher. I am very excited to be teaching at Hawthorne High School and I can't wait to get to know all of you and your many talents.

A little about me:
I started dancing at 5 years old. I was fortunate that my high school had a dance program and I was able to be a part of the dance company. I continued my education in dance after high school by majoring in dance, which was one of the best experiences. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from UC Irvine. Through the program, I was fortunate to choreograph, perform, as well as dance on the Etude Dance Ensemble dance company with the renowned Donald McKayle. After graduating from UCI, I moved to New York City to pursue a professional dance career. I was a dancer in Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, where we performed around the U.S. Furthermore, I spent a year living in Mexico learning Spanish and learning Cuban Salsa. I love learning new styles of dance and continue to expand my horizons. I dance modern, jazz, contemporary, ballet, tap, Mexican Folk dance, Cuban salsa and am currently learning Capoeira and acro-yoga. I am also a Pilates instructor and enjoy yoga. I am looking forward to teaching many styles of dance.

Teaching dance is my passion and I can't wait to share it with you all!