Dancing Community Together!

Proudly Presents

Nicole L. Olson

Tuesday, March 19th- 7PM/$5
Old Town Temecula Community Theater
@ The Merc

Temecula welcomes Nicole L. Olson from Arizona to the Merc Stage of Old Town Temecula Community Theater on March 19, 2019
danceXchange is an informal dance showcase, presented the third Tuesday of every month and co-produced by Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California and Temecula Presents
2a3dd2bf-27d9-4c49-bd43-d40d729b498cNicole Olson has presented her choreography in such venues as the Kennedy Center (DC), TBA Festival/Ten Tiny Dances (Portland, OR) , MixMatch Festival (Los Angeles), Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival (Chicago), Dance in the Desert Festival (Las Vegas), Dance for Life (Palm Springs), Sling Dance Project (Austin), Breaking Ground Dance and Film Festival (Tempe), Tiny Works|Tiny Dances (Phoenix), Herberger Theater and Orpheum Theatre (Phoenix). Nicole has choreographed for “Evita” (Phoenix Theatre), “Heathers” (Stray Cat Theatre), and “Hair” (Desert Stages Theatre). She was awarded an Arizoni Award in Choreography for Nearly Naked Theatre’s production of “The Who’s Tommy” in 2006. eb6f0af5-8d81-4d42-8950-5f3026fa2c2a


Carpool Dance
Katherine McCulla
Isiah Gomez
Kaila Mason
Allison McCurdy
Norine Myers
Aisha Zehaira
Dani Askelid
and more…..

Spring Forward with DANCE!!!

Want to join us as a performer or for a future danceXchange? Small stipends are available for performers. email: danceXchange.temecula@gmail.com.

COME EARLY FOR danceXperience!!!


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Class is free for community members 12 & up!!! 



Temecula welcomes DAGDAG Dance and Artistic Director Jestoni Dagdag to the Merc Stage of Old Town Temecula Community Theater on February 19, 2019.


danceXchange is an informal dance showcase, presented the third Tuesday of every month and co-produced by Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California and Temecula Presents. The mission of DAGDAG Dance is to create innovative and quality works that will resonate to both dance enthusiasts and the general audience. Its vision is to collaborate across disciplines to open doors of possibilities, to think outside the box, and to maximize the wonderful experience of dance making. DAGDAG Dance aims to produce works that touch the soul, stir emotions, and even spark imagination.

Community ARTISTS performing at February’s danceXchange:

Jannah Ruiz

Dani Askelid

Joseph Lister

Rebekah Guerra

CalliOpus Dance


More about the guest artist….

Los Angeles, CA. 2018. © Ron Mariano.Jestoni Dagdag is a choreographer, dancer, and instructor based in Long Beach, Ca. He was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States at the age of 14. He was introduced to his first formal dance class at Fullerton College, and soon became deeply passionate with the artform. A few years later, he transferred to the University of California, Irvine. There, he earned a BFA in Dance Performance in 2015, and received an Excellence in Dance Performance arts award. He has danced with companies such as Shaun Boyle and Artists, Donald Mckayle’s Etude Ensemble, Multiplex Dance, Southern California Dance Theatre, Palm Dance Collective LA, and Re:borN Dance Interactive.

In 2017, DAGDAG Dance was founded with a mission of providing opportunities for dancers to work closely in a collaborative and encouraging environment. Since its inception, the company has participated in dance festivals and benefit events across Southern California. It has also been invited to perform at schools as guest company. The company’s unique style is rooted from Jestoni’s modern/contemporary and classical ballet background. Most importantly, it is also layered with unique influences that the dancers contribute during the choreographic process. As an artistic director, Jestoni hopes to bring out the best from his dancers, and to continue learning from them.


WHEN: February 19


WHERE: Old Town Temecula Community Theater | Them Merc

Temecula welcomes Continuum Dance Project and Artistic Director Alyssa Junious to the Merc Stage of Old Town Temecula Community Theater on January 15, 2019.

danceXchange is an informal dance showcase, presented the third Tuesday of every month and co-produced by Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California and Temecula Presents

img_0335Alyssa Junious brings her exciting company, Continuum Dance Project, with an aesthetic that blends various dance styles, as she experiments with movement through improvisation. As a choreographer she strives to open the eyes of her audience to seeing the world through a different lens. As the guest artist for this month’s danceXchange, Continuum Dance Project will be presenting work from their season’s repertoire. This month Junious and her company will share new work alongside an outstanding lineup of community artists.


ARTISTS of JANUARY’s danceXchange:

Continuum Dance Project

Calliopus Contemporary Dance

Annett Bone

Hyoin Jun

Jannah Ruiz


Alyssa Junious, Artistic Director of Continuum Dance Project, is a San Diego based professional dancer and choreographer. She’s trained in various dance styles: ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop. Alyssa’s aesthetic blends various dance styles and she experiments with movement through improvisation. As a choreographer she strives to open the eyes of her audience to seeing the world through a different lens.

Alyssa has a deep passion for the performing arts. As an artist her work is influenced by her varied training in dance, music and theatre. She received her B.F.A in Performance from the University of California Irvine, where she trained under living legend and world-renowned choreographer Donald McKayle in his Etude Ensemble. She was also a member of the collegiate hip hop team CADC and Entity Contemporary Dance Company.

Alyssa choreographs in San Diego County for dance teams, local studios and dance companies. In 2015, she won the “Audience Choice” award at San Diego Dance Theatre’s Young Choreographers Showcase.

Professionally Alyssa has danced for Disney, IsadoraNOW, Visionary Dance Theatre. and PGK Dance Project. While dancing for Disney she performed with Demi Lovato, Anika Noni Rose, and Cheryl Burke.

Aside from the performing arts Alyssa also has a passion for movement and fitness. Alyssa completed her 450hr teacher training at Studio Du Corps in Irvine, California under Diane Diefenderfer. Her certification program focused on classic mat and reformer work of the founder, Joseph Pilates, as well as the innovative work of Ron Fletcher. She is certified to teach various Pilates formats and apparatus’ (mat, reformer, cadillac, barrel, EXO chair, tower, and pedi pole). She also teaches cardio hop hop.

​Currently she works with various local dance companies and teaches all around San Diego County.

This month’s danceXchange showcase is going to be diverse and exciting, and we are looking forward to kicking off 2019, dancing community together!


When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Where: The Merc | Old Town Temecula Community Theater

Time: 7 pm

Price:  $5 at the door or online


danceXchange | DanceParty

This month’s danceXchange will be a slice of

arts-forward holiday cheer

at Old Town Temecula Community Theater, in The Merc

On Tuesday, December 18th, Avocado Dance Theater will unveil part of their newest work to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.  Come join us for an elevated work to re-imagined classical music artfully choreographed by Shauna Tyser and recomposed by Max Richter, as we share “Winter,” a world premiere for Temecula audiences.  The full piece, complete with all four seasons, will be premiered at the April 6th Avocado Dance Theatre home season concert, along with Prince 2 Prince.

Sharing the stage with Avocado Dance Theatre this danceXchange:

Inclusive Movement and Dance

Majesty Dancers

Julia Lee Performing Arts Academy

Amanda Ankele

Santiago Rivera

Get your tickets HERE!


Come for the Dance–Stay for the Dancing!

For a small donation to danceXchange/AvocadoDance Theatre, you can stay for the holiday Dance Party!  Raffles, Prizes, Music, and Fun!

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December 18, 2018

7:00 – 9:00PM

$5.00 | + donation for DanceParty/and other fun!

Old Town Temecula Community Theater, The Merc

Jeremy Sewell, August 2012 danceXchangeOld Town Temecula Community Theater will host an outdoor edition of their popular monthly dance showcase, danceXchange, on Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00pm in the courtyard of the the Temecula Theater complex.  Dancing this month under-the-stars will be an eclectic array of dancers and dance styles in a subdued artistic setting.

This month’s guest artist is the Kenneth Walker Dance Project, under the artistic direction of Kenneth Walker.

A multitude of dance artists will be sharing their original work along with the guest artist, including:

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  • Jessica Martin & Devante Lewis
  • Dunamix Dance Project
  • Shauna Tyser
  • Majesty Dancers
  • Calliopus Contemporary

This family-friendly, arts-forward evening of original dance costs just $5, and tickets are available at the door or pre-sale: http://www.temeculatheater.org.


Kenneth Walker is Artistic Director of Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP) and a 2007 Lester Horton Dance Awards Nominee for Outstanding Performance by a Company for its program, Sheer Force of Will. Mr. Walker is currently on the teaching staff at Lauridsen Ballet Center, the official school of South Bay Ballet, The Wooden Floor, is an adjunct professor of dance at CSU, Dominguez Hills. He has taught and coached everyone from professional ballet dancers to young students and even Latin Ballroom dancers. Mr. Walker has taught master classes at Golden West College, a Regional Dance America/ Pacific festival, ACDA Baja and West conferences, studios throughout California, and El Camino College. .Kenneth holds a B.A. from UCLA in World Arts and Cultures, and a MBA and MA in Arts Management from the Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University.  He served as Secretary for the board of directors of the Dance Resource Center of Los Angeles and was head of the Horton Viewing Committee.

All-that-glitters-300x300 Kenneth WalkerMr. Walker has studied in intensive workshops with William Forsythe, director of The Forsythe Company, Alonzo King, director of Lines Contemporary Ballet as well as Donald Byrd and Bella Lewitzky. He has also worked with Los Angeles choreographers Francisco Martinez, Patrick Franz and Laurence Blake. His early training was with Diane Lauridsen of South Bay Ballet and later Paul Maure, Charles and Phillip Fuller and Cynthia Young at the Pasadena Dance Theatre.

His professional career began with the Sacramento Ballet under the direction of Ron Cunningham. Walker spent 3 years there and while under the direction of Cunningham, he began choreographing on the apprentices and later the company. Clark Mitzie of KXJZ hailed his How broad be thy shoulders, “…a fascinating work of several different levels. This was definitely a showpiece, not unlike those action thrillers popular in today’s movie world.” He has performed in many of Ron Cunningham’s works, as well as those of Lisa de Ribere, George Balanchine, Lew Christensen, Willam Christensen, Molly Lynch, Bill Evans, Susan Hadley, David Allan, Jon Magnus, Jodie Gates, Patrick Franz, Ronn Guidi, Choo-San Goh, Jacques Heim, Anthony Tudor, and Michel Fokine. He has also had the pleasure of working with Anne Marie De Angelo. Kenneth has also had the privilege of dancing for the Minnesota Ballet as well as the Oakland ballet. He has performed on tour in Canada, Guatemala, El Salvador and throughout the Midwest.

Kenneth has created dances for the Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Sacramento Ballet, Chico Community Ballet, Southern California Dance Theatre, San Pedro City Ballet, South Bay Ballet, Petaluma City Ballet, Dance Peninsula, DanceCorps, Dance Peninsula Ballet, and Pasadena Dance Theater. His ballet Angel’s Lament was performed at the 5th L.A. Dance Invitational. He is the recipient of the young choreographer’s award from the Southern CA Dance Theatre, and is the youngest finalist ever to compete in the Sarasota Ballet of Florida International Choreography Competition. His second collaboration with Michael Roberts was performed by members of the National Ballet of Guatemala in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of that companies founding. His third collaboration with Michael Roberts celebrated the twenty-year anniversary of Mr. Roberts’ first album for the ballet class. He has since worked with musicians Wes Hambright, Candice Davis, and Kena Rohi Custage on new or arranged scores for his work. His work has also been performed at the South Coast Dance Arts Alliance, Central Coast Summer Fest, Piccolo Spoleto, Los Angeles Dance Invitational, Palm Desert Under the Stars Choreography Festival, MixMatch Festival, “Dance! Santa Monica” festival, Sacramento Area Dance Alliance, Spectrum Dance in L.A., and in the Ballet Pacifica Conservatory summer intensives. Kenneth’s dances have been performed in Washington state, Virginia, Florida, Minnesota, South Carolina, New York, and California.


Photo Courtesy of FUSE Dance Company

Temecula welcomes FUSE Dance Company and Artistic Director, Joshua D. Romero to the Merc stage for the October 17th installment of danceXchange.  Supported by outstanding dancers and dance-makers from all over Southern California, this month’s dance showcase is sure to wow! audiences.

The exciting line-up is still being finalized, and this month’s danceXchange includes work by

FUSE Dance Company/Joshua Romero

The Movement Lab/Susan White

Lynch Dance Institute/Timothy Lynch

Majesty Dancers

Amanda Ankele


Jacob Soble

This month’s showcase is sure to inspire dancers and dancer-lovers, alike.  Want to join us as a performer for this month or for a future danceXchange?  email: danceXchange.temecula@gmail.com. Want to join us in the audience?  Keep Reading…


FUSE Dance Company is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and foster the growth and development of the performing arts in Southern California through performances, dance education, and dance community collaboration programs. The company was established by director Joshua Romero in February of 2010. Since then FUSE has participated in many Southern California dance festivals and events including the Vox Dance Theatre Showcase in Los Angeles, Nebula’s HHII Dance Festivals in Santa Barbara, Raw Orange County Showcase, MixMatch Dance Festival and twice for the Palm Desert Choreographer Dance Festival. For four consecutive years FUSE has performed for the Lineage Dance Festival in Pasadena and The SoCal Dance Invitational produced by Nannette Brodie Dance Company. FUSE has also been privileged to perform outside of California by participating in The Men in Dance Festival in Seattle, WA, the Dumbo Dance Festival in Brooklyn, NY, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, and at the Ballet Austin Ventures Theatre.


Artistic Director, Joshua D. Romero began his dance training at Cal State University, Fullerton. While at Cal State University, Fullerton he performed and choreographed for the annual fall and spring concerts.  He was also a member of CSUF’s Dance Repertory Theatre and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance in fall of 2008.  Following college, one of his pieces Beyond the Body was chosen as the 2nd place winner at the Palm Desert Choreographer Dance Festival in 2008, and in 2010, his piece Me and Jack, made it as a finalist.  His extensive experience in dance, music, and arts evolved through his dance memberships and trainings with Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company, Palindrome Dance Company, RhetOracle Dance Company, Bare Dance Company and DeFore Dance Studio.  He also worked with very well known artists of Limon Dance Company, Erick Hawkins Dance Company, and choreographer Victor Kabaniev. He currently shares his passion as an instructor/choreographer to all dance students of Defore’s Dance Studio, Claylees Dance Academy, and at the Orange County School of the arts. Joshua will be completing his masters degree in Dance from the University of California, Irvine in 2017.


Tuesday, October 17th


Old Town Temecula Community Theater – The Merc

42051 Main St

Temecula, CA 92590

Tickets: Click Here – Or purchase at the door!

Dance Falls Forward…

danceXchange – changing colors
Tuesday, September 19 – 7PM/$5
Old Town Temecula Community Theater
@ The Merc

img_-1457Featured Guest Artist – September 19 – Joseph Lister


Family-Friendly | Arts-Forward


soars with original work by

Joseph Lister
Daniel Miramontes
Sarah Ready
William Feldon
Bryan Burns
Daniel Doolan

introducing our newest danceXchange host:

Shauna Tyser

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Shauna Tyser shares the spotlight as one of this season’s danceXchange hosts.

Vibrant – Smart – Fun!
Come show her a warm Temecula welcome!


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