Wyatt McConville McCoy 1600 x 1600Born in Portland, OR, Wyatt McConville-McCoy began his ballet training at Oregon Ballet Theatre. In 2017 he joined Boston Ballet II, under the tutelage of Peter Stark, where he performed Harlequinade in Boston Ballet’s At Home Series and alongside the main company in Jerome Robbin’s West Side Story. Two years later he joined Atlanta Ballet II where he had the privilege of performing in ballets such as La Bayadere and in featured roles of The Nutcracker while on tour to the Kennedy Center. Wyatt joined Sacramento Ballet in 2021 where he has graced the stage in roles such Gnome in The Nutcracker, the Men’s Trio in Val Caniparoli’s Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino, and the featured pas de deux in Isaac Bates-Vineza’s Rumor as well as in Jennifer Archibald’s Soar.

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Kate studies ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, pointe, lycircal, musical theatre, and contemporary to bring a variety of dance skills to her students. As a teacher, Kate brings professional dance experience with fifteen years of training into her classroom. Performing is her passion and her ten years of experience as a competitive dancer has taught her the value of commitment, team cooperation, dedication, and professionalism. She is loved by her students and provides a fun and educational experience in each class. Kate's achivements include 2019 Top Ten in SADA, 2017, 2018 National Championship WInner, Winner of dance Regionals 15+ times, 2016-2017 performed with professional Sacramento Ballet Company.

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Melissa’s dance journey began at 4 years old with ballet, training primarily in the Cecchetti method. She began tap at age 7, and continued to train in both ballet and tap through age 14. During her high school and college years, she branched out into other forms of dance, training in East coast swing, Lindy hop, and ballroom dance. After graduating with her BS in Biomedical Science from CSUS, she returned to ballet and tap under the guise of musical theater. During this time she also trained in mat and reformer Pilates, learning techniques she now incorporates into her current dance class curriculum. She is now close to completing her MSc in Infectious Diseases from UoL, and firmly believes in the importance of incorporating both science and art in life. She adores teaching and adores her students, and is happy to be a part of the dance staff at McLaughlin. :) 

Robyn D photoBorn and raised in the Loomis Basin Area, Robyn DuPriest has dedicated her life to dancing and the performing arts. She has been a performer since birth with dance classes, pageants, competitive performing groups, and theatrical productions of all shapes and sizes under her belt. While going to college for her Anthropology degree, Robyn took every available dance class both at Sierra College and CSUS. She was a principal dancer for Broadway at Sierra 2 years in a row and the McLaughlin Studios Holiday Cabaret 2015-2019. She has also been the head instructor for Multiple High School Colorguard groups for the last 13 years. Robyn has directed and choreographed multiple Summer Camps for Mclaughlin Studios, including Music Man Kids, 101 Dalmatians Kids, Alice in Wonderland Jr, Amelia Earhart, and Newsies Kids. Robyn has also written and directed multiple Mini productions for the Theatre Company including Snow Queen, Horton Hears a Who, Peter Pan, and Lucy the Llama. You may have even seen her onstage in any of the McLaughlin Theatre productions of The Little Mermaid, Grease, The Addams Family, Pippin, Matilda, and Into the Woods or behind the scenes for James and the Giant Peach Jr, Mulan Jr, Firebringer, Frozen Jr, and The Wizard of Oz. When she is not at the Studio, Robyn is also a Substitute Teacher for the Loomis Union and Roseville Joint Union School Districts. 

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Voice, Piano, Music & Movement, Dance, Theatre

Hannah has loved music ever since she could speak. Ever since she stepped into the choir room in elementary school, she knew what she wanted to do with her life. She is a graduate from vocal performance and Music education at CSU Chico 2023 . Before transferring to Chico State in 2020, she studied music at Sierra college. She is part of the graduate program CSU Chico for Music, with over five years of classically training under her belt. She has also been acting and preforming since she was five years old starting at Rocklin community theare and doing it through her school years.  She also completed a minor of theatre at CSU Chico. Her favorite genres of music are broadway musicals, pop and classic rock. She loves to hangout with friends as well as dancing, singing, acting  and performing during her free time.

Annette Reich HeadshotFrom the young age of two, Annette began her first steps in her long dance journey. Up to age nine, Annette trained and competed in competitive jazz dance. From the age of nine up to her current age of twenty-one, Annette has been intently pursuing technical excellence in ballet, modern, contemporary, and jazz. Currently, Annette is entering her Senior year with Belhaven University, where she trains at a collegiate and pre-professional level as a Dance Major. She is thrilled to be receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance as well as her Balanced Body Pilates Certification from Belhaven University in Spring of 2024. Annette is passionate about the ability to express emotions, narratives, and stories through the art of dance. Likewise, Annette is thrilled to pass on her knowledge of dance to the younger generation through teaching. Annette enjoys encouraging her students to pursue excellence through the refining of technique, artistry, and musicality. She believes it is crucial to create a positive and joyful environment within the classes she teaches. Annette is honored and ecstatic to join McLaughlin Studio’s dance department this coming year. She cannot wait to join the team!

Ms SusanSusan has been teaching classical ballet for over 30 years. Originally from Los Angeles area, Susan studied classical ballet with Helga Monson de Kansky from Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and Vladimer Luppov of the Bolshoi Ballet. Upon high school graduation Susan spent a summer school course at Stirling University in Scotland where she studied and performed as a soloist in Swan Lake at the Edinburgh Festival in Edinburgh Scotland. Susan was a ballet company member for The Long Beach Ballet, Francisco Martinez Dance Theatre, The Eugene Ballet and Ballet Oregon. She later went on to Sevilla Spain to study and perform Spanish flamenco and classical Spanish dance. After discovering a natural enjoyment for teaching she started her own dance, music, and theater school in Prescott Arizona. After relocating to Northern California she received a grant through Mendocino County arts program to share the music and dance culture of Spain to local school children. She has also taught ballet for the Sacramento Ballet, Napa Valley Dance Company, Bay Pointe Ballet, Mendocino Ballet, Eugene Ballet. Susan is happy to have been able to share her love of dance through teaching all ages and levels of classical ballet.