About Us


A Mission of Movement

To bring and keep quality dance instruction to the community for all ages and all levels in a place where people can learn to dance, meet new people, have fun and feel comfortable.  We provide our students with up-to-date technique and style to the latest dance trends. Where beginners come to learn and professionals continue their passion of dance.


Master Instructor

Ms. Gina Cerato Fiume began her ballet training at Ballet Pacifica in Laguna Beach, Ca. at the age of 6. There she received the highest level of training in the classical Vagonova and Cechetti methods under Lila Zali. She has also trained in all styles of dance. She started performing with Ballet Pacifica right away and was dancing with the company in all productions by age 13.  Within Gina’s training, she spent several summers attending Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Joffrey summer intensives. With Ballet Pacifica, she annually attended and performed in the Pacific Regional Ballet Festivals.  She also received further training in a more contemporary style when Molly Lynch took over Ballet Pacifica and turned the company into a contemporary ballet company.  She has trained and worked with well known teachers including David Allan, Alaine Haubert, Janek Schurgen, Lynn Cox, Charles Maple and Robert Sund. Also with many well-known choreographers including Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Ann-Marie DeAngelo, Rick McCullough, Paul Vasterling, Peter Pucci and Stephen Mills among others. Many of the roles she performed throughout her career were created on her and she has been recognized for her precise technique, strength and flexibility.

With a request from others for Gina to start teaching, she carefully honed her teaching skills through study, observation, and her own dancing experience and continued education. Gina, a recognized certified instructor through ABT® National Teachers Training Curriculum at ABT-NY levels Pre-Primary to level 5.

Her teaching career that has now spanned over 20 years, her knowledge and instruction of classical ballet technique has proven to develop strength and fluidity of movement that is necessary for today’s dancer. She strives to instill the importance of a strong foundation of technique as a means to freedom of movement. Her experience includes the instruction of all levels and abilities including professional and adults.  Gina is also certified under Balanced Body and STOTT as a Pilates instructor which she has been teaching just as long.    Gina’s own professional dance career was spent not only as a 20 year company member of Ballet Pacifica but also guesting for other local and national companies, theater productions and studios. During her time with Ballet Pacifica, she was very close to both directors and was transitioning to become Ballet Mistress or future Director. Gina knew choreography to not only all ballets within the repertoire, but also the well renowned Ballets for Children.  She had a chance to re-stage several classical ballets including Les Sylphides, La Sylphide (excerpts), Swan Lake (Act II), Paquita, Giselle, the Nutcracker(exerpts), and many female and male variations required in the training of young dancers. She has also produced full length classical Nutcracker Suite and several other classical and contemporary choreography.  Many of Ms. Fiume's students have been accepted to and attended well known summer intensives and attend year around schools such as ABT, SAB, PNB, SFB, OBT, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, Ballet West, Austin Ballet, Julliard, Harid Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Brussels International Ballet, The Bolshoi Academy, and Kirov Academy among others. Also, they have been trained/coached and competed in several ballet competitions like Youth American Grand Prix and Spotlight. And many have gone on to achieve professional dance careers with such companies as listed.  Gina has held an annual winter and summer intensives for more than 10 years that she has solely taught.    


Instructors - See Faculty Page For More Info

Ballet, Pointe, Mat Pilates, Foam Roller, Stretch - Gina Cerato Fiume

Ballet & Pointe - Sheri Giller

Ballet & Pointe - Stephanie Mehuys

Ballet, Pointe, Barre - Suzie Poetsch

Basic Jazz  - Carrie Woodson

Tap & Lyrical - Shannon Higuera

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Dance Arts Of Orange County

17921 Sky Park Circle Bldg 28 Ste C Irvine, CA 92614

(949) 333-3274

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