Our teachers come from a variety of backgrounds in the arts, but they all have a common thread that brings us together. They are experienced teachers who share their creativity, gentle nurturing spirits and the ability to be flexible for the children and families we are honored to work with. If you are interested in finding out more about joining our program, the Breanna’s Gift Artist-Teacher job description is a great way to start. The next step? Fill out an application and this form which gives us permission to do a background check.

DANCE

website_teacher_shelleyShelley Westgor

Shelley has taught dance for over 20 years to children ranging in age from 2 through 18. The children study many dance disciplines including jazz, tap and ballet and also get to experience the joy of performing. Shelley has taught classes to toddlers and preschoolers in the community and currently teaches at Spectrum Dance. Her formal training began at age 10 and as with most dancers, her training continues to be a part of her weekly routine. Shelley has shared her talent and her love of dance with the children in the Breanna’s Gift program since its inception in 2007 and continues to be passionate about working with the children.

website_teacher_KristinadeSacramentoKristina de Sacramento

Kristina has been a generous force in the artistic community of Minneapolis since 1973 – for years as a painter and for over 26 years as a flamenco dancer, teacher and choreographer. She has studied in Paris, Chicago, New York, Santa Fe, San Francisco and Albuquerque. Kristina travels to Spain for a month each year to continue her studies. She is the Artistic Director of Anda Flamenco Company and Anda Flamenco School, both founded in 1995. Kristina believes that the personal pride and self-respect embodied in flamenco are healing for people in many different situations. She has dedicated herself to finding ways to share the power of dance with diverse cultural and economic communities of all ages and physical and mental abilities. Kristina joined Breanna’s Gift in 2008 and shares her unique and passionate teaching style with the children in the pro