Meet Our Teachers

We feel every student matters!

Lotella A. Hale, "Lola"

Head Cheer & Dance Teacher

Started dancing at Tulare Dance Works at the age of 12 under the ownership of Michelle Lapp. After graduating from Tulare Western HS she went on to COS. At COS she majored in Dance and obtained her Associates degree. She danced under the direction of Director Linda Amaral. Lotella has taken classes under the direction of Jeremy  & Missy Yavasile & Martha Graham. Trained in jazz, tap, lyrical, & contemporary/modern dance, with some hip hop.

Jaila Cook

Teacher Assistant

Jaila started dancing at Manuel F. Hernandez when she was 10 years old. She danced under the direction of Lotella Hale, whom at the time was the centers dance teacher. Jaila loved to take cheer, and contemporary and lyrical. At the age of 11 she started to take choreography class and feel in love with creating dance routines. She has danced now for 4 years, taking one year off while waiting on Miss Lotella to open her studio.

Open Teaching Positions

Listed below are positions available

Cheer Coach
Hip Hop Teacher
Must be willing to volunteer at first
Must be 16 and older for Teacher Assistant and 18 and older to be a teacher
Must have 2 plus years of training 
Must have positive attitude and enjoying working with kids as young as 5 to adults



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