Mysterium Theater in La Habra, CA believes in the three 'E's' of life - enrich, entertain and educate. Through live stage productions, they do just that. Many of their productions run the artistic gamut - moving dramas, musical extravaganza and holiday specials. Summers are often filled with acting and dance classes if you've thought of being a thespian or the next Fred Astair. It's also a time when you can see Bill... Bill Shakespeare, that is. The theater houses productions like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 12th Night and The Tempest, to name a few. Tickets are usually available individually or by the season (if you love the arts and want a discount too).
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
It all started 49 years ago when the owner, Janet ?Alohi? Lamb, decided to follow her dreams of opening a Polynesian dance studio. Since then, her family has handed down this dance tradition from generation to generation. More recently, we've branched out into other genres, such as ballet, hip hop, and jazz.
Starting at age four, Michelle Larson dedicated herself to Irish dance, quickly ascending the ranks from regional to world championship-level dancing. But at 21, hungry for a change of pace, she focused her energy on interior design. It didn't take long, however, for the rhythmic patter of soft shoes to lure her back like a siren song, and in 1990 she founded the Painter Larson Academy of Irish Dance. Here, she trains children in Irish dance fundamentals, such as foot placement and timing, before teaching basic dances such as the light jig. Michelle's adult students learn these skills, too, as well as group dances that culminate in a traditional Irish dogpile.
For more than a quarter century, Robyn Melanson has developed a thorough knowledge of the dance community as a performer, instructor, choreographer, and coach. As the founder and director of Stage One Dance Studio, she and her staff of dance instructors teach clients the art of kinetic expression in styles as varied as jazz, ballet, and tap. The premises feature three studios, each equipped with raised hard-rock maple floors, where students ages 3-17 hone their skills.