STAFF & COACHES
Principal, Coach, Choreographer
Lonna Albert has over 25 years of experience teaching all levels of dance. Lonna is the founder of South Coast Freestyle dance, where she has trained, choreographed, and mentored thousands of young people to reach their full potential. Lonna doesn’t measure success by trophies, even though she has multiple State, National, and World championships. Inclusion and hard work are Lonna’s blueprint for success. Her career includes supporting numerous high school song programs throughout Southern California at the varsity and junior varsity levels.
Morgan is a highly decorated dance coach, working in the dance industry for over 15 years. Morgan grew up in Huntington Beach, CA where she trained extensively in competition dance and cheerleading. She attended the University of Southern California, earning a bachelors degree in Communication, and was a three-year member of the university’s Trojan Dance Force.
She is currently a teacher at Corona Del Mar High School teaching dance and yoga, as well as serving as the head of the Performing Arts and Multimedia Academy and the Corona Del Mar Song and Cheer teams. Morgan is always thrilled to share her passion of dance with her students and considers the blue walls of SCF home!
Bianca grew up in Southern California where she began training extensively in competition dance and cheerleading at the age of 3. She attended Cal State Long Beach, where she competed 4 years on the dance team, earning 1st place College Nationals at USA and UDA collegiate championships. She competed with Pace Elite at the Dance Worlds and won 2 gold medal world rings in pom and jazz.
Savannah has been dancing competitively for the past 15 years, spending 8 of those years on All Star teams. She has traveled to the Dance Worlds 7 times to compete in the Pom, Jazz, and Hip-Hop divisions and has earned a total of 8 Worlds medals. Savannah joined the SCF family while in high school and competed on SCF Senior and Open Worlds teams. She was a four-year member of Capo Valley High Schools Song team and captain her senior year. After high school, Savannah went on to join Orange Coast College dance team, where she won three UDA College National Championships in pom and jazz. She recently graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and is now working towards her Master’s degree in Health Psychology. Today, Savannah is the Varsity Song coach at Capo Valley High School and is delighted to be back in the blue walls of SCF.
Coach Lynn was born and raised in Southern California. Coach Lynn was a competitive gymnast through college. She received her teaching degree from University of Houston. Coach Lynn owned and operated Katy Kips Gymnastics Club (Texas) ,for 14 years, before returning to California.
In 2004, Coach Lynn opened Monkey Business Gymnastics. In 2017 , she retired from full time teaching.
A native of Southern California, Rika Piper began her training under Lila Zali of Ballet Pacifica in Laguna Beach. She continued her training with Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Steps and Finis Jung. Ms. Piper has performed professionally with various ballet companies including Ballet Pacifica, Anaheim Ballet, South Coast Ballet and Los Angeles Ballet. She has been featured in many principal roles in ballets such as Coppelia, La Fille Mal Gardee, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.
Julia has been competing in both all-star and studio levels since she was three years old. She has been teaching dance for eight years and specializes in Pom, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Lyrical. She has attended The Dance Worlds as a dancer and once as a coach for seven years; in total, winning nine medals, three of which are World titles. Her college career started at Orange Coast College where she was on the dance team for two years and gained a UDA College Nationals title in Open Pom. She then transferred to California State University, Fullerton, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. Julia is currently pursuing a teaching credential as well as a Master’s Degree. Her passion is working with kids and helping them become their better self. Julia is excited to start the new season with SCF!