Bay Ballet Academy Dance Teachers


Alora Bell is an instructor at Bay Ballet Academy. Our new ballet school in San Jose teaches students of all ages and skill levels.
Alora Bell is a Ballet Instructor and trains beginning dancers at Bay Ballet Academy. Her dance training began 11 years ago at Morgan Hill Dance Center then South Valley Dance Arts. For the past years, she has studied with Maximo Califano at Bay Ballet Academy. She has performed in multiple Nutcrackers and Spring Shows, including Bay Ballet’s Nutcracker and Swan Lake. She is also a Patron of American Ballet Theater. Alora believes that dance should be fun and inspiring for and accessible to all.
Janelle Bell
Janelle Bell is a student at San Jose State University. She is currently majoring in dance and working on her BFA degree. Janelle has studied ballet at Morgan hill Dance Center, Lana’s Dance Studio, South Valley Dance Arts, South Bay Dance Center, and Bay Ballet Academy. She has also danced with ABT’s summer intensive in 2012 and Kirov’s ballet academy intensive in 2014.
Serena Rodriquez - Lyrical Jazz Class - Bay Ballet Academy
Serena started dancing when she was six years old studying jazz, tap, hip hop, ballet, lyrical, and pointé. She started competing in dance by the age of 8 and continued all the way through high school and college. She also danced for a pro team and has gotten the opportunity to perform in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Orlando. Now, Serena is studying to get a degree in dance while teaching all around the Bay Area in jazz, lyrical, hip hop.
Ernie Sierra
Ernie started singing and dancing in middle school show choir at age 12. While in high school, he was involved in cheerleading and dance. By the time he was 17, Ernie had his own mini dance company, Urban Vibe, which performed for 5 years. In the past years, he has focused on manly teaching dance technique. Today, Ernie directs a semi-pro young adult dance team for a outdoor football league called “Bombshells”. He also choreographs for various high schools, colleges, and AFL/NFL/NBA teams in the professional world. Ernie currently works with the AFL San Jose Saberkittens Dance Team.