Dance & Theatre Instructors
Our instructors are excited to work with your child and help guide them on their artistic path in a caring and nurturing environment.
Our mission is to provide students with quality dance training, at an affordable cost, while building self-confidence and promoting individuality, commitment, and discipline. We are dedicated to instilling values, pride, and confidence in children from our community. Each student will receive technical dance instruction and the opportunity to develop his/her dance style. Our classes consist of 8-16 students per class, allowing the students to receive more individualized attention. We are committed to providing a loving, nurturing environment for students to learn the art of dance while making every student feel important.
Catrina Boscutti is an artistic director and ballet and jazz instructor at Boscutti Ballet Theatre. She works with students aged six through young adulthood to find their passion for the arts through creative and exciting learning techniques that she has learned from over two decades of experience. Catrina has trained with The Kirov Academy of Ballet, State Street Ballet, and was a member of the State Street Ballet Young Dancers. She has performed at several RDA events in front of thousands. She has experience in front of and behind the camera and enjoys sharing her experiences as she directs young students to adapt their talents onto the stage. Catrina believes that "the stage is for everyone whether you are behind it or in front of the scenes" and believes that "performing is a beautiful way to express yourself. It is one of the best ways that children can grow to know themselves, become confident, and learn skills that will last them a lifetime." Catrina is currently working towards her bachelor's degree in communications and plans to enter the world of public relations. She is the head of communications at BBT and is in charge of our social media, website, and email communications. Catrina also records and edits all of our production dialogue, soundtracks, and music edits.
Angela Smith is a flamenco dance instructor and choreographer who teaches the art of flamenco to children and adults of all ages. Angela strongly believes that flamenco is life-changing and art that is truly for everyone.
Angela grew up dancing in Santa Barbara from 1998-2003 under the direction of Rose Marie Cruz and then later trained at The Garcia Dance Studio in Lompoc from 2004-2009. From 2004-2009, Angela taught flamenco at Garcia Dance studio and since 2005 has taught and currently teaches flamenco at Boscutti Ballet Theater in Lompoc. In 2010, Angela began building a summer flamenco program at Boscutti Ballet Theater. To this day, BBT participates in The Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara, California.
In addition to her studio training, Angela also ventured off and participated in professional workshops all over California with artists from Spain. She has also trained with local artists such as Roberto Amaral, Lourdes Rodriguez, Carolla Zertuche, and Timo Nunez.
In many forms, Angela is trained in Ballet, Jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, drill team, and color guard. In addition to Boscutti Ballet Theater, Angela is also a coach for the Lompoc High School Danceline Team and has been an advisor to this program since 2018.
Lauren Gaspar: Beginning and Intermediate Jazz Teacher
Teaching Experience: Lauren has taught Jazz and Modern Dance classes for the last ten years with BBT. As well as teaching Dance with BBT, she has a B.A. in Liberal Studies and History and a California Secondary Teaching Credential in Social Science. Lauren has been a teacher with the Lompoc Unified School District for the past seven years. She taught five years at Lompoc Valley Middle School, teaching Social Studies and Dance. She is currently teaching at Lompoc High School as their AP European History Teacher and Yearbook Advisor.
Dance Experience: Lauren has been dancing for twenty-five years. Her early education was with the Lompoc School of Dance, where she studied Ballet, Jazz, and Tap. Lauren then went on to dance with the Lompoc High School cheer and dance program here she not only was a cheerleader but participated in dance shows and dance competitions with her team. Later she studied Jazz and Modern dance at California State University Northridge; after college, Lauren continued dancing with Boscutti Ballet Theatre and eventually become one of their teaching staff.
Sienna Gildea is a 22-year-old actress and acting coach with Boscutti Ballet Theater. She has been affiliated with the studio for around 15 years and had played many roles. These roles include The Penguin (Batman 2011), The Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland 2014), The Wicked Witch of the West (Wizard of Oz -year-), and many more. Her skillsets include acting, dancing, and singing, as well as writing and painting. She is a passionate, strong individual who loves teaching acting students alongside Annie Boscutti. She feels the most fulfilled after showcasing months of writing, directing, and seeing her students shine on stage. She can’t wait for another year to show everyone what the students of BBT can do!