ORIGINALLY FOUNDED IN 2016 AS JAMESON & COMPANY. REVAMPED IN 2021 AS JAMESON DANCE COMPANY!
DIRECTED BY NATALIE JAMESON & CO-DIRECTED BY SHAWN VITALE. JDC IS A FUN FILLED, FAMILY ORIENTED, & SAFE SPACE FOR DANCERS. WE OFFER TRAINING CLASSES WEEKLY IN MOST STYLES OF COMMERCIAL DANCE & ENCOURAGE OUTSIDE TRAINING. WE OFFER MASTER/POP UP CLASSES YEAR ROUND FOR DANCERS TO EXPERIENCE AS MANY TEACHERS AS POSSIBLE. WE COMPETE MAINLY IN CONTEMPORARY, LYRICAL, & JAZZ. WE OFFER TEAMS, SOLOS, DUETS, & TRIOS. WE DO COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES FOR FUN, REMINDING DANCERS THAT DANCE IS MORE THAN COMPETITIONS & TROPHIES. WE HAVE A BIG/LIL SISTER PROGRAM, TEAM BONDING NIGHTS, PHOTOSHOOT, BEGINNING OF SEASON SHOWCASE, END OF SEASON SHOWCASE, END OF SEASON BANQUET, PERFORMANCES, COMPETITIONS, CONVENTION, NATIONALS, & MORE! WE ARE LOCATED AT LAGUNA DANCE THEATRE IN MISSION VIEJO, WITH PLANS TO OPEN OUR OWN STUDIO ONE DAY!
Miss Natalie has been an Orange County competitive choreographer, dance instructor & coach for over 19 years. She’s honed her craft at local studios including Dance Dynamics, PCAD, Oceanside Dance Academy, Richter Dance Company, Laguna Dance Theatre, and many more. Natalie was trained in the Commercial Dance Department at OCSA, winning best lyrical dancer of the year her senior year, continuing as a dance major at OCC & Chapman University. She is currently a guest choreographer for TDC in Carmel, CA as well as The Dance Center in Santa Rosa, CA. She has created pieces for high schools such as Mater Dei HS, Troy HS, SJHHS, Esperanza HS & MVHS. Miss Nat continues to judge for high school dance team auditions and competitions. Natalie was a certified Move Competition judge. Having won multiple choreography awards over the years, including in 2023 where she received 3, choreographing is her biggest passion. She headed her own pre-professional dance company, Jameson & Co, created in 2016. In 2021, she revamped it into Jameson Dance Company for competitive dancers! Miss Nat cannot wait to share her love of dance with the next generation!
Miss Shawn credits Jimmie DeFore Dance Center for her divine training and diversity. Trained extensively in Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theater, Contemporary, Modern and Latin styles, Shawn has a broad knowledge of dance. Shawn is also a certified Gyrotonic® instructor and loves working one on one with clients. Teaching at numerous dance studios and high schools, for the past 16 years, has given her the opportunity to refine her teaching skills. Her versatile choreography has won countless awards including best choreography. Shawn choreographed a live performance for pop artist Viennie V and a music video for Brazilian pop sensation; Liz D. Shawn has lit up the stage with artists such as Deborah Cox, Chioke Dmachi, MO’AT and Apoetnomadali, opening for Christina Milian and The Dream. She also appeared in the third installment of the Harold and Kumar movies. Ms. Vitale is currently working on growing her business, AfterHours Dance Studio, in Costa Mesa, California. She is eager to share her knowledge with dancers young and old to help them improve and excel.
Miss Cambri has been dancing since the age of 5. She trained at Evoke Dance Movement in all styles. Cambri has won many overalls at competitions and scholarships at conventions. She toured with Velocity Dance Convention as a member of MVA+. You can catch her today traveling with The Countdown Dance Competition. We are honored to have her teaching, choreographing, and coaching for us!
Miss Riley is a JDC alumni. Graduating class of 2023 from San Juan Hills High School, she was Captain of the dance conservatory. She won 1'st overall her senior year with her solo at Spotlight Dance Cup.
Continuing her education and staying local at Saddleback College, we are so lucky to have her teaching for us on Fridays!
Lauren Denney danced in Orange County until the age of 16 when she moved to Salt Lake City on a full scholarship with Ballet West. Miss Lauren danced with the company in such performances as Giselle, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and many more. Miss Denney toured with the company in Chicago, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Washington D.C. and Utah. Before that, Miss Lauren competed at YAGP with Dimitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy, qualifying 6 tyears in a tow for the finals in New York City. Miss Lauren received the Grand Prix Award at YAGP in Seattle in 2012. Miss Lauren qualified as a semi finalist in the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards 3 times. Today, Miss Lauren teaches at Innovate Studios, The Space, and on Fridays for JDC!
Miss Julia has trained at Dance Dynamics and Just Plain Dancin'. She has won many overalls in her over 13 years competing. She trained in the Commercial Dance Department at OCSA. Now, she is a Dance Major at Chapman University and on their dance team. We are so lucky to have her as a