Owner, Artistic Director, & Instructor
Cara Agustin began her dance training with Sue Brumet at the age of 7 studying ballet, jazz, and tap dance styles, as well as danced with a performing arts group in Amador County called Kids on Stage. To further excel in ballet she took ongoing private lessons from Shelia Darby for 3 years. She later went on to dance with the Margaret Phares Theater Ballet in Sacramento specializing in classical ballet training and performing leads in numerous productions including the Nutcracker, Red Riding Hood, and Coppelia. Cara has also had extensive training at numerous summer intensive programs throughout the country and abroad, including the University of Victoria Canada, Dance Aspen Colorado, the Bolshoi Ballet's summer intensive program, Santa Clara University summer intensive program, and at University of California, Davis, where she gained valuable technical training in ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary dance, and also obtained her B.S. in Community and Regional Development.
Cara has been teaching jazz, ballet, and contemporary dance for the past 10 years, as well as choreographing numerous pieces, for the Sue Brumet Dance Factory, the Sierra Ballet School, and the Amador High School dance and drama departments. Cara opened her own dance studio in Martell, CA September 17, 2011 which is now in Sutter Creek, CA.