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Newhall, CA
Serving the greater Santa Clarita Valley

Meet the Faculty


Under the leadership of Erin Sanfelippo, the faculty at Star Dance Center brings years of dance industry experience combined with a love of teaching. Every student receives thoughtful, individualized attention from highly-dedicated teachers whose mission is to help them reach their highest potential.


Erin Sanfelippo

Erin Sanfelippo

Miss Erin Sanfelippo has been happily teaching dance and theater classes to children all over Southern California for 23 years!.

A graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, Miss Erin’s performing career includes dancing and singing all over Southern California, in commercials, television, industrials and for Disney; working with such celebrities as Adam Lambert and Fred Willard and many of today’s Broadway stars.

In 2005, Erin took over Star Dance Center here in Newhall and the studio has continued to grow for 18 years, voted Best Dance Studio in the Santa Clarita Valley by The Signal.

Miss Erin’s work with preschool dancers is featured in her animated dance class film “Miss Erin’s Magical Dance Class,” which features original songs and vocals from Miss Erin.

Erin truly believes that the joy of dance should be shared with all ages and is passionate about sharing her love for dance with as many students as possible.

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 Hayley Hayutin



Miss Hayley began dancing at the age of 5 right here at Star Dance Center! She had immediately found her passion and began to take classes in all styles of dance. Hayley is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, musical theater and acro. She joined the competition team by age 7 and enjoyed competing in all the way up to her final year of high school, winning many top awards with her team over the years.

At the age of 13 she began to assist various classes at the studio. At age 16 she completed a course to become a Certified Assistant Dance Teacher. Once she graduated from High School she began to teach her own classes. Hayley loves teaching dance and still loves to perform as well! At age 19 she fulfilled a long time dream when she was hired as a performer at Disneyland.

Hayley is also a Certified AcroDance Preschool instructor and a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer.  













Carly Becerra

Miss Carly has built her life around the art of dance. Before she started her teaching career she was a well accomplished dancer. During her time as a competitive dancer she earned many accolades. Including seven title awards and many overall achievements and specialty performance awards. She even received perfect scores from all four judges at Dance Rave National Competition. She performed at numerous charity events like Heal the Bay and opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics. As well as a back up dancer for Ricki Martin for the Pepsi brand commercials.Mrs. Carly's high energy and passion for dance is reflected in her teaching. She started by assisting and co-choreographing for her dance studio's Musical Theater Program. She also taught technique classes as well. Carly danced and choreographed for Mrs. Manzo's advanced dance program for all for years of high school, as well as teaching the intermediate program weekly lessons.

At the age of 19 she started working in Kathy Dagget's Movement Education Tumbling & Sports preschool program. She traveled to several preschools in the La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge area, as well as helping the company add Aria Montessori in Pasadena. Soon she also started assistant coaching the Cheer program at Maranatha High School and started her journey at Revolution Dance Center.

With three teaching jobs under her belt Carly was still ready for the next challenge. After two years she left Maranatha High School to accept the head coaching job at La Canada High School. For four years she was in charge of the entire Pep Program.

By the end of 2014 Carly had three teaching jobs, had married her boyfriend of seven years, purchased a home together, was promoted to Preschool Director at RDC, implemented a new RDC dance program at Valley Vista Preschool, and been awarded Best Dance Teacher in Glendale by Glendale Newspress.

Carly then decided to focus on her classes at RDC, being Preschool Director, and implementing RDC's new Kinder Musical Theater classes. She expanded the tap, ballet, hip hop and new Musical Theater program at Valley Vista Preschool. Carly's passion for teaching grows each and every year.

In 2019 she became pregnant with her third child. She decided to focus on her individual classes and took a step back from directing. In 2020 she gave birth to her second daughter. With three kids in tow she was so excited to expand her dance family at Star Dance Center in Winter of 2020.

She is fulfilled by teaching dance and raising her three children. Dance is her constant and direct calling in life. It is her passion and purpose.


Chino Lopez

Valencia Stallings

Valencia Stallings aka “Free” is a multi-faceted creative located in Los Angeles, CA originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. Upon moving, her only intention was to be a dancer, as she has had 10+ years of experience; Hip-Hop being the style that stole her heart out of all the years, but moving to California opened up so many other doors. It blossomed into other things such as modeling, creative directing, and photography along the way. Although Valencia’s main passions land more so in the artistic creative world, she also has a passion for children and teaching. From teaching at after school programs, to being a camp leader, and teacher assistant, she always finds her way back in a classroom setting with children. With Star Dance Center now welcoming her with open arms she is able to live out her two passions in one and is so excited to be dancing with your little ones!


Hayley Hayutin

Samantha Longtin


Miss Samantha started dancing at two years old here at Star Dance Center! During her time there, she trained in different styles including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theater. After leaving Star Dance at 13 years old she moved to Simi Valley and continued her love of dance at the performing arts high school, Santa Susana. There she was able to strengthen her technique as well as learn new styles, work with different choreographers, and discover a passion for choreography. After high school, she started dancing at Moorpark college, while also  pursuing childhood development. During this time she worked as a party princess and loved this job because it combined her favorite things, singing, acting, and dancing all while working with kids. Miss Samantha would craft choreography for parties, and on weekends, she joyfully would perform with children of all ages, sharing the fun of dance! The Moorpark dance department gave her many opportunities to choreograph as well as work with amazing professors and dancers as passionate about dancing as she is. Now, she's working on getting her bachelors degree in dance from CSU Northridge. She's so excited to be working at the studio where she found her love for dance and she can't wait to dance with you!


Mechelle Ferris

Alex Richard

Alex Richard is from Houma, Louisiana. Miss Alex has been dancing since the age of 3. She joined competition team at the age of 9. Growing up she never played any sports or thought twice about anything else but dance. At the age of 16, she started to really get serious about dance and take her training to the next level. Her mom would drive 2 hours to a more advanced studio for better training. After graduating from high school, she knew that she wanted to pursue dance as a career in Los Angeles. She trained in a dance program in Louisiana for 3 years. At the age of 22, she moved out to LA to start her career. She got signed with MSA in 2019. She has booked many jobs ranging from music videos to dancing at Coachella! She even traveled to Romania for a contemporary dance show! She is still training and working as a professional dancer today and has also grown a passion for teaching.

Miss Alex started teaching dance a few years ago when she moved out to LA. She would sub for her friends more and more. Then she got the opportunity to teach at 2 studios starting in 2020. She has choreographed multiple competition dances for studios in Louisiana. She teaches from ages 5 to 17. She strives for her students to have fun and learn as much as possible! She looks forward to inspiring young kids to do what they love and follow their dreams!


  Jason Sensation

Over the pass 18+ years Mr. Jason has been part of many creative projects including: The 87th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars), The 2014 Soul Train Awards. Seen With: Bruno Mars, Gwen Stafani, Rita OraOlly Murs, Ne-Yo, Celine Dion, Depeche Mode, Chaka Khan, Beverly Hills 91210, Tosh.0, Key & Peele, 2 and A Half Men, Mountain Dew, XL Energy Drink, Adidas, Reebok, Puma, Disney, Nickelodeon, CSI-Miami, Best Ink, Super Bowl, Kia Soul Live Performance Dancer, Volkswagen, Pandora Jewelry, Guinness World Record Holder, Bet Awards…The List Is Still Growing!! 

He is also the founder of “BREAKFIT: BreakFit Academy & BreakFit Racing” Mr. Jason's believes it is imperative to bring joy into movement through focusing on what truly brings you joy in life! His passion is teaching the perspective fundamentals of dance & fitness with an emphasis in the early stages in youth movement & awareness.