Jasmine Kei Orcaz (Head Coach)
Jasmine Orcaz has been a part of Dance Appreciation since the year 2012. As a member of the team, she found her love for dance and the family environment it cultivates. After graduating from Aliso Niguel High School in 2014, she continued to volunteer with the team, offering immense support at performances and assistance in the production of the Aliso Dance Classic Competition and DA Spring Showcase. Soon after, she became a coach and started DA’s first ever Junior Varsity division with Advisor Kelli Murphy.
During her college years, Jasmine was a part of The Prototypes, a fundamental street styles team from Long Beach, and Common Ground, a collegiate team based in University of California, Irvine. Her additional experience includes choreographing for Filipino debuts and co-directing Ground Family’s youngest division, PlayGround Dance Team.
As DA coach, Jasmine’s biggest goal every season is to provide the members of DA with the same formative and memorable experience she was able to have on the team. “I feel like I have the biggest privilege in being a coach. Being able to watch these kids grow and gain confidence, friendships, and lifelong memories through dance is extremely fulfilling. I hope to have this privilege for years and years to come.”