Owner and Artistic Director Jenny Buck has been dancing since the age of 3 training in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip hop. She began choreographing at the age of 16 on her high school dance team and by 18 was teaching and choreographing in middle schools, high schools, college teams and studios throughout San Jose CA. She has been teaching in Reno since 2006, working with Teddy Bear Dancers, In Motion Studio of Dance, and TNT Dance Studio. For 6 years was the assistant director of In Motion Studio of Dance Performance Dance Team. She has won many awards for her choreography at local, and bay area competitions. Jenny has her own adult dance company called Dysrhythmia Contemporary Dance Company in which she started in 2009 and currently directs and choreographs for. She recently started her own dance Business called Heart and Sole Dance Academy where she hopes to build a fun, inspiring place to create, teach, and perform the art of dance to all ages.
“I love to teach dance because to me dance is the most amazing and powerful art form out there. It has always brought me so much joy and excitement but also has been an outlet for me through out my life. I feel that it is so important to have a passion and I love to share my passion for dance with others.” Jenny Buck
Erika Macaluso has been dancing since age 8, and quickly fell in love with the art form. She grew up in Reno, Nevada where she trained, performed, and competed. Erika has won many overall awards at competitions held in Nevada and California. Once dance became her biggest priority, she began performing in many more shows, including “The Nutcracker” with the Moscow Ballet. As her inspiration and determination for dance grew, Erika decided that she wanted to do more then just competitive dancing, and she started performing with Dysrhythmia Contemporary Dance Company, Sierra Nevada Ballet, and Black Rock Dance Company. She is now a member of Dysrhythmia Contemporary Dance Company. She has attended many Dance Conventions where she had the opportunity to learn from some of the best choreographers in the country. She most recently assisted many So You Think You Can Dance stars at the Excel In Motion Dance Convention, and performed in their exhibition show along with the dance stars from the television show. As she begins to teach at Heart & Sole Dance Academy, Erika hopes to grow as a teacher and is excited to be a part of such an amazing team of wonderful dance instructors.
“I love dance because it’s an escape from reality. The joy it brings me can’t be expressed in words, but in the movement. It’s such a diverse and beautiful form of art, and I’m so happy I can be a part of that. That stage becomes your best friend the minute you realize your admiration for it. It protects and inspires you in so many different ways. All I ever want to do is dance. It’s just who I am.” Erika Macaluso
Originally from Reno, NV, Blanca Fascio has danced as a company member for Sierra Nevada Ballet Co, Dysrhythmia Contemporary Dance Co and Black Rock Dance Co. In the Summer of 2011 she moved to Los Angeles and performed under prestigious choreographers such as Nico O’Conner, Robert Schultz, Joaquin Escamilla, Ami Mattison and Dionna Pridgeon. She has performed in showcases, benefits, music videos and Los Angeles’ “Carnival.” She traveled with Joaquin Escamilla as his assistant for Hollywood Vibe and was a Company Traveling assistant for Tremaine Dance Conventions as well as assisted Robbie Mulrey and Dionna Pridgeon in choreography and teaching nationwide. Having experience in both commercial and theatrical dance she continues to spread her knowledge as a teacher to ages 3 and up. She has been commended for her originality, professionalism and charisma in the studio. Teaching, Choreographing and Dancing is her life and passion.