About

AMPED Studios is bridging our creative community, one artist at a time.

We provide dance and fitness training, performance opportunities for aspiring artists, and resources for creatives to refine to develop skills and experience in the business of entertainment and dance.

Amped Studios is a 2,900 sq. foot studio space, located in the beautiful community of Citrus Heights. Our spacious studio includes 3 dance floors, a kitchen, private music room,  10ft. tall mirrors, storage cubes, state- of – the art audio system, stage lighting, ballet barres, and plenty of room to dance! We offer group and private lessons in a diverse array of styles, fitness modalities, and personal training programs which can be customized to fit your specific needs. Be on the look out for our special events supporting performing artists throughout our community!

Meet the Owner

Ana Maria Perales

Owner & Founder of Amped Studios
Heels, Jazz, Reggaeton, Turns & Technique, Ballet
 

Ana Maria Perales, began her training as a member of the Cultural Society of International Performing Arts, where she served as an ambassador of Cultural Dance throughout Southeast Louisiana in the production, ‘Across the Border’ with Javier Juarez.  She then went on to be featured as a dancer in the series, ‘Ecos Latinos’ on PBS, soon thereafter, was accepted to New Orleans Conservatory for Performing Arts (NOCCA) and graduated with a Certificate of Musical Theatre Performance. She then attended Columbia College of Chicago, where she continued her studies and trained under some of the leading professors of performing theatre arts, including Sheldon Patinkin. She has worked professionally for Six Flags Entertainment, was honored to perform in the Historical Le Petit Theatre of the New Orleans French Quarter and to be cast as a featured dancer in Disney Pictures, ‘Stuck in the Suburbs.’ A guest performer of the New Orleans Ballet Association’s production, ‘Swing Down Under’ and an 8 consecutive year entertainer of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Ana is a diverse and versatile performer who has trained in classical, cultural, and commercial dance.

 

After Hurricane Katrina, she evacuated and moved to California, and has since graduated from Bryan College with an Associates Degree in Kinesiology, Apex Personal Training Certification, and a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) CPT certification.  Since moving to California, she married her charming husband and is the proud mother of two girls.  She has had the opportunity to work on commercials with Lexus, Subway, AARP, and has also been featured Apple print work. Also, as an Elly Award nominated actress for her starring role as Anna in Nilo Cruz’s, ‘Anna and the Tropics,’ she has demonstrated her artistic range and emphasis on not only dance, but outstanding passion for performance art. 
Recently, working as an instructor of Millennium Dance Complex junior program, Ana has been fortunate to have trained with many of the most exciting and innovative choreographers of the dance industry including, Brian Friedman, Tina Landon, Marty Kudulka, Liz Imperio and Nico O’ Connor. She has been interviewed on Dance Plug, seen on SYTYCD and had the pleasure of being featured in 2009 issue of Dance Spirit magazine. Locally, she performed and worked as dance captain in Green Valley Theatre’s production of ‘In the Heights,’ which won 7 Elly Awards 2015, including Best Musical and Best Choreography. She is most passionate about teaching and loves working as a choreographer for Sacramento Theatre Company and instructor of Sacramento Ballet.  She has choreographed for shows at the Crest Theatre, Gabeau’s Dinner Theatre, music videos, galas and other private events.

 

Currently, she is the Artistic Director of Ana Maria Perales Entertainment & Dance, AMPED Entertainment, a performance company specializing in entertainment services. Intel, Sutter Hospital, Sacramento Fashion Week, Levi’s and Sony, Covered California and Regional Transit, are a few companies she has had the pleasure of working with to bring exciting flash-mobs and entertainment to the masses. Now, with her new creative space, AMPED Studios, she is able to provide to provide quinceañera and wedding choreography services. In addition, she serves pre-professional dancers throughout Northern California, by providing training and performance opportunities to serious and committed dancers. She is a proud member of Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theatre and feels privileged to be here, in Sacramento, sharing her experience and passion for the arts with the community.

Meet Our Instructors

Anthony Ward

Jazz Funk Tuesdays 7:30pm

@anthonyward__
 

 

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Alex Almaraz

House Dance Class

Alex is currently a part of Chicago footwork Crew called Creation Global and one of the founders of SyntheSoul House crew. After obtaining his degree at UCLA in Dance, Alex now teaches Hip-Hop Dance in various studios, schools on a local and global scale, while also throwing House clubs and DJing for his community. He wishes to give back to his immediate community while training, battling, and performing in House, Hip-Hop, and Chicago Footwork through a contemporary lens that is focused on creating change.

As a solo artist Alex has been featured at Highways performance space, Redcat, Bootleg theatre and various prison and juvenile halls to present his piece A Tattooed Man. He continues to be a part of his community where he regularly attends street battles, and events around the world. He has recently won House dance forever Japan and judging internationally. While he’s not teaching Alex is usually training and looking to educate himself more on various dance cultures and dance forms.

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Cerise Lovely

Mindful Movement
 

I am here to evoke an alternative perception and appreciation of internal and external wellness. I offer yoga as a tool that grants you the opportunity and space to tap into your own mental and physical capabilities.

You will be guided through various mindful movements, using the ancient practice of yoga. These actions intend to bring more awareness to the body, the breath, and the mind, while simultaneously encouraging relaxation.

 

 

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Matt Pardillo

Junior Hip Hop, Breaking
 

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Reylina Curtis

Hip Hop
 

Reylina Curtis is a senior at River City High School and former student of Ana’s.  She has been dancing since I was 3 years old in many styles such as,  Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, but she especially loves Hip Hop! She grew up loving 90s & 2000s hip hop & found dance really helped her break out of my shell. At River City, she is the president of Command Dance Crew where we perform around our school in rallies and dance shows! She is also a member of the hip hop crew, Boogie Monstarz! She has always shown a natural gift for choreography and performance.  She love to create and can not wait to share her creativity teaching at AMPED.  She truly believes dance is another language and through movement, we can express how we feel and that’s exactly why she loves to dance and is such a passionate performer. 

 

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Ryan McKee

Hip Hop Fitness

 

 

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Shontea Evans

Hip Hop
 

Shontea Evans is a 25 year old dancer and choreographer who strives to fulfill the highest form of herself as an artist. Shontea started off dancing on her high school hip hop team for 3 years and eventually graduated up to hip hop team captain where she began to choreograph and direct for school shows and events, but her dance and choreography pursuits did not end there. Starting in 2017, Shontea began her journey as a dancer training at dance studios “Bliss Urban Arts” “Sac Dance Lab” and dancing on the Hip Hop dance team “Grooveology”. 1 year later Shontea began her year-round teaching journey at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop in the Yolo County area teaching hip hop foundations and choreography to all ages ranging from 7 years to adults. From 2018 on she had the opportunity to choreograph for and perform in several shows and performances that have shaped her identity as a dancer today.

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Kaylissa Dunson

Hip Hop

Kaylissa’s dance journey all started with a P.E credit at Consumnes River College and turned into a passion.  She began training with Grooveology for over a year and then started actively seeking training throughout Sacramento are dance studios, including Parkerz Dance Studio, Sac Dance Lab, and AMPED.  Dance and nutrition plays a huge role in her spiritual journey and has helped her find her true calling.  She is thankful for the power of dance and she is able to inspire others and learn more about herself each step along the way.


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