Discover Performing Arts Empire

Performing Arts Empire is one of the leading dance studios in Corona. At our studio, we aim to encourage a love of dance and equip students with life skills to help them succeed in all they do. Established in 2014, we have worked to cultivate a positive, welcoming environment for students from all walks of life to enjoy DANCE!

About Performing Arts Empire

Performing Arts Empire is a dynamic and dance studio based in the heart of Corona. Since our inception nine years ago, we have been dedicated to igniting a love for dance within our students and fostering a vibrant community of dancers. 

With a strong commitment to excellence, we offer a wide range of dance disciplines, including acrobatics, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre, and hip hop, catering to students from the age of 2.5 years to seniors in high school. 

Our experienced instructors are passionate about imparting their expertise, ensuring each student receives top-notch training in a positive, nurturing, and enthusiastic environment. 

At Performing Arts Empire, we believe in the transformative power of dance, instilling essential life skills such as teamwork, responsibility, respect, and time management in our students.

We strive to make each dance experience a memorable one, preparing our dancers for excellence in any field they choose. Join our dance family and embark on an extraordinary journey of self-expression, growth, and endless possibilities.

Igniting Dreams, Inspiring Excellence: Our Commitment to Dance, Family, and Values

Our Vision

At Performing Arts Empire, our vision is to create a nurturing and inclusive dance community that celebrates the joy and beauty of movement. We strive to provide a welcoming environment where students of all abilities can discover their love for dance and develop their artistic abilities.

Our focus is on cultivating personal growth rather than just winning competitions. Our program aims to instil discipline, confidence, and teamwork in our students, equipping them with valuable life skills to overcome challenges both on and off the dance floor.

We celebrate the unique strengths and talents of each individual, fostering an environment of creativity, friendship, and growth. We love to see these characteristics thrive at our studio and be taken with our students for a lifetime!

Our Mission

At Performing Arts Empire, our mission is to teach dance with love in an environment where families can feel valued and safe. We believe in teaching dance with a foundation of love, respect, and family values. Our experienced instructors are passionate about providing a dance education that not only develops technical skills but also fosters personal growth.

We strive to instil in our students the importance of teamwork, perseverance, and respect for themselves and others. With a focus on creating a safe and inclusive space, we aim to empower parents with the assurance that their children are receiving quality dance instruction at our family friendly dance studio.

At Performing Arts Empire, we are committed to creating a home away from home, where families can share in the joy of dance and witness the positive impact it has on their children’s lives.

Our Values

At Performing Arts Empire, we uphold the following core values:

  • Family-Centered Approach: We prioritize creating a warm and inclusive environment where families can come together, fostering a sense of belonging and support.
  • Excellence: We are dedicated to providing a quality dance education, focusing on technical proficiency, artistic development, and continuous growth.
  • Love and Respect: We believe in teaching dance with love. Our teachers prioritise kindness and respect as they challenge your dancer to be the best they can be.
  • Personal Growth: We foster an atmosphere that encourages personal growth, helping students build discipline, confidence, and resilience that extends beyond the dance studio.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: We emphasize the importance of collaboration and teamwork, nurturing skills that enable students to thrive in group settings and develop lifelong relationships.
  • Inclusivity and Diversity: We embrace and celebrate the diversity of our students, instructors, and dance styles, fostering a safe environment that respects and values everyone’s unique backgrounds and perspectives.

These values form the foundation of our studio, shaping the experiences and opportunities we provide for our students, guiding them towards a journey of self-discovery, growth, and success.

Our Teachers

Sandra Mitchell

Owner & Creative Director

Sandra Mitchell, a seasoned dance professional and Atlanta native, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the world of dance. With a versatile background encompassing ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical,…
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Marisa Alfaro

Instructor – Musical Theater, Jazz

Marisa is a quadruple threat that has been performing for the past 15 years in singing, acting, dancing, and flute! Marisa has performed on cruises, 50 stop performance tours (directed…
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Jazmyne Moreno

Instructor – Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop Flip Flop, Hip Hop

Jazmyne started dancing at 3 years old at her aunt’s studio in Santa Fe Springs. She later moved to Upland and was on Upland High Schools Dance teams, and took…
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Bethany Sahagun

Foundations Director
Instructor – Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Acro, PBT

Bethany has been an instructor at PAE for 9 years and is passionate about providing young dancers with a strong technique foundation for their dance journey. She loves all her…
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Drew Shaw

Company Director
Instructor – Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acro, Pilates

Drew started dancing at one and a half and has trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, tap, hip hop, pointe, and pas de deux. She began working professionally in…
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