Mandy Voecks is the owner and director of Pulse Dance Studio. She was born and raised in Northern California accumulating over twenty years of dance training. Mandy grew up as a competitive dancer competing against some of the most talented dancers in the country and taking home many high point overall wins. She went on to become a professional cheerleader for football’s fabulous females, the Oakland Raiderettes, where she was a captain and won the dancer of the year award. Mandy spent three years with the Raiders performing for home game crowds and community and charity events. She also earned the opportunity to gain dance expertise traveling abroad for special promotions. After her time with the Raiders, Mandy moved to Los Angeles to further her dance education at some of the finest professional training facilities in the industry. In 2012, Mandy relocated to Vancouver, WA and started Pulse Dance Studio in 2013. She believes that good dance teachers never stop educating themselves, which is why she continues to take classes to ensure that her dancers will always have the most up-to-date training and choreography. Due to this, Mandy participates in the Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School each year in New York. It is an outstanding educational program for dance teachers that test in dance history, terminology, proper technique, and teaching skills for each type of dancer.
Renee Meiffren has been teaching classical ballet since she was 13 years old. She is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance, London as well as an RAD Solo Seal Awardee. She is a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and First Prize Winner of the NFAA National Dance Competition. Ms. Meiffren received a full-scholarship to attend the world-renown professional dance school Rudra-Bejart in Switzerland where she trained under one of the dance masters of the 20th Century, Maurice Bejart. She has danced and taught professionally all over Europe and the United States.