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STAFF & COACHES

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LONNA ALBERT

Principal, Coach, Choreographer

Lonna Albert is the owner and founder of South Coast Freestyle Dance, a company that prides itself on the relentless pursuit of excellence both on and off the dance floor. When you step into Lonna's dance space, you immediately feel a sense of empowerment and joy. Over the past two decades, she has built a safe place for young people to explore their love of dance while learning the importance of prioritizing life, family, school, and self-care.  


Lonna is the winner of several national and  international dance awards and is known for her creative design framework in all areas of dance. She approaches each dance season with an innovative spirit, a genuine driving factor to SCF's reputation as the most elite and long-standing dance institution in the country. Lonna is a renowned influencer in the college dance arena and has spread her passion to dancers in Australia, Latin America, and East Asia. Costume designing, choreography and technical excellence are her true passions.  Above it all, Lonna lives her passion. She is a proud mother of two successful daughters and is bursting at the seams with love for her three grandchildren. 

COACHES

"COACH OF THE YEAR"

"SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD"

MORGAN WAHL
Morgan has taught and coached at a number of high schools in the Orange County area, and is most recently the head coach of the JV and Varsity Song teams at Mater Dei High School. In addition, Morgan works closely with U.S. Spiritleaders aiding in all of their competitions and summer camps.

Wahl.morgan@gmail.com
LYNN HURLEY
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.
STEPHANIE BROWN
Stephanie Brown is from Belleville,IL and is now living in Los Angeles, CA. She has 20 plus years trained experience in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and pom. She teaches masterclasses and choreographs for multiple high school dance teams around the country earning top awards, national/state rankings, and choreography awards. Stephanie has worked for Universal Dance Association for 7 years and is also a certified judge for regional and national dance competitions around the
MIA ADAMS
I started my ballet training at the age of three and began to compete with South Coast Freestyle at the age of ten. During my time at SCF I trained and competed in the styles of pom, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. I’ve had the privilege of participating in the USASF/IASF Dance Worlds for five years. While training at SCF I was also a part Aliso Niguel’s Varsity Song Team all four years of high school, being captain my senior year. I’m so grateful that I now get to give back to my dance family here
LAUREN ANDERSON
Lauren K. Anderson grew up in prominent ballet studios, training in multiple styles. She traveled the U.S. to compete in dance, winning numerous state and national championship titles including “American Grand National Soloist Champion” and “American All-Star National Soloist Champion.” Lauren was recruited by Dorothy Day Otis Talent Agency based in Los Angeles and continued her training under top choreographers in the industry.
ALYSSA TAYLOR
I started studio dancing when I was three years old and competing by the age of five in jazz, tap, lyrical, and production. When I was 11 years old, I started dancing for Lonna at South Coast Freestyle where my teams won several national titles. I was also a part of the SCF 2012 Senior World Jazz and Pom Team. I continued my training at Freestyle while competing with the El Toro Varsity Dance Competition Team all four years of high school. I graduated in 2016 with a BS in Kinesiology.
ROB STRAFELDAS
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STEPHANIE BROWN

Stephanie Brown is from Belleville,IL and is now living in Los Angeles, CA. She has 20 plus years trained experience in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and pom. She teaches masterclasses and choreographs for multiple high school dance teams around the country earning top awards, national/state rankings, and choreography awards. Stephanie has worked for Universal Dance Association for 7 years and is also a certified judge for regional and national dance competitions around the