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Meet the Owners

Reinhagen Academy of Dance

“RAD”

Rob and Marissa Reinhagen are award winning dance instructors whose students and pupils have been accepted into some of the most prestigious schools and dance institutions in the country and have dancers featured on World of Dance and Disney channel just to name a few.

We are a non-competitive dance school in Murrieta where we invite dancers from all over to come train with us. 

Rob and Marissa have 2 children who you will see regularly in the studio. 

For more information regarding classes, pricing and private lessons, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

It's going to be RAD!

 

Meet the Instructors

The RAD Team

Come dance with us at Reinhagen Academy of Dance! Our team of instructors is dedicated to teaching you the moves and techniques you need to take your dancing to the next level. Whether you’re here for recreation or for professional training, we can help you reach your goals. Continue browsing our team profiles below to learn more.

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Robert Reinhagen

Ballet Master/Owner

Growing up in a family deeply involved in the performing arts, Rob Reinhagen began his performing experience at a very young age, doing his first musical when he was 7.  At the age of 18, after training with the Riverside Ballet, he left California on scholarship to train with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School.  He later attended the Boston Ballet School and The Ailey School in New York City both on full scholarship. While attending the Ailey School Fellowship Program, Rob expanded his repertoire to include modern dance and jazz.  Rob has trained with Marianne Tcherkassy, Roberto Munoz, Terrence Orr, David Holladay, Franco DeVita, Raymond Lukens, Ana Marie Forsythe, and Peter O’Brien.  He has performed professionally with both Boston Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, most notably in Giselle, Serenade, Jewels, Western Symphony, Raymonda, Cinderella, and The Nutcracker.  He also performed in Ben Stevenson’s Cleopatra and in Ken Stowell’s Carmina Burana.

Rob has been teaching ballet, modern, and jazz dance for the past 15 years.  Students that Rob has classically trained have been accepted to some of the finest dance programs in the country; Boston Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre School, San Francisco Ballet School, Pacific North West Ballet School, the Rock School and Ballet West.  His students have also won major dance competitions in both jazz and modern and he has received numerous awards for his choreography. His use of ballet as a foundational skill helps strengthen dancers for these modern dance disciplines while improving their overall dance performance.

In addition to dance, Rob has a deep-rooted passion for musical theater. Nunsense, Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Taffetas, Little Shop of Horrors, The Swing’n Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Coppelia are among a few of the many shows he has choreographed and directed.

Marissa Reinhagen

Director/Owner

Marissa is an awarded actress and her winning roles have included her portrayal of Donna in The Taffeta's and A Taffeta Christmas.  She was also featured in Godspell as the Sultury Sonia and as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors.  Marissa is in demand as a soloist at many events for her moving rendition of the National Anthem and her commercial work.  She received an Outstanding Supporting Actress award for her portrayal of Logainne Schwartzandgrubiniere in a 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Aside from singing Marissa has also been a featured dancer in several productions of the Nutcracker as The Lead in Spanish or “Hot Chocolate”, Coppelia “Friends & Dawn variation” and G.I. Juke box as “Rosie the riveter”


Aside from that Marissa has had the privilege  of training and teaching with CBO and it’s wonderful staff. In addition to working alongside many highly skilled professionals like Cindy Dobarganes, Joel Prouty, Jose Chavez, Dana Nelson, Rebecca Arrends, JD McElroy, Jenny Kita, and Rachel McKeever. Marissa has taught children/youth dance classes for the past 11 years and is excited for what this coming year has to offer!

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