OUR instructors

all bliss dance company instructors are homegrown  

Fatena "Fae" Salfiti

Founder/Owner/Artistic Director/Resident Choreographer 

Fae created BDC in 2004, 2 years after creating our Rec Program in 2002.  We found our home at BUAC in 2011.  With an extensive background in Theatre and several styles of dance, Fae brought her love for the arts from Daly City to Vacaville in 2002 and has dedicated her purpose and passion to creating an artistic and safe space for people to be themselves and love each other through the arts.  Fae has the following degrees and certifications: AA psychology CCSF, Certificate in African American Heritage Dance CCSF, Certificate in a Theatre Arts 2 year conservatory (ATP) SCC,  BA in theatre Arts CSUS, Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist and Health Educator National Holistic Institute, Reiki Practitioner 1st and 2nd Degree. Fae has received  4 Solano County Arty Awards for Choreography. 

Salim Qamar

Team Director/Resident Choreographer

Salim has been dancing with BDC for 13+ years.  Salim is also on a team called The HT3, has also trained with 1UP Crew (Oakland) and has a background in Theatre.  Salim also teaches at Legends Dance Studio in Hercules.  Salim also makes music mixes and edits videos for BDC.  

 

Jamie Hjeltness

Team Director/Resident Choreographer

Jamie has been teaching Contemporary Dance at Bliss for over a decade with the team she created for the company, Soul Vitality.  Jamie has an extensive background in Color Guard, Theatre and lyrical as well.

Tylah Moi

Team Director/Resident Choreographer/Rec Instructor

Tylah has been dancing with BDC for about 10 years.  She has also trained with 1 UP Crew (Oakland) and also currently teaches at Farnsworth Dance Studio in Benicia.  

Reese Ancheta

Team Director/Resident Choreographer

Reese has been dancing with BDC for 8 years.  She is also a college student and works a full time job on top of teaching for BDC.  Reese also has a background in Hula, Tahitian and Contemporary dance.  

Alexis Arbolado

Rehearsal Assistant/Resident Choreographer

Lex has been dancing with BDC for 8 years.  She is also on a team named The HT3 and has trained in MOTUS Dance Company. Lex is also a college student and an artist.

Tejean Rowley

Rehearsal Assistant/ Resident Choreographer

Tejean has been dancing with BDC for 13 years.  She is a college student and Lash technician.  

Gary Prince

Rehearsal Assistant/Resident Choreographer

Gary has been dancing with BDC for 8 years.  She is a young entrepreneur and nail technician and getting ready to head to college soon in LA.

Ariel Krystyne

Rec Instructor/Resident Choreographer

Ariel has been teaching with BDC for about 5 years.  She has an extensive background in dance and has danced with the Sac Kings and several local artists and more.  

Asia Tubbs

Rec Instructor/Resident Choreographer

Asia, the beauty guru, is an entrepreneur and business owner or Lanai Beauty LLC.  She has been dancing with BDC for 12 years.  Asia has a well rounded background in media work, professional videos, makeup and more.  

Cheyenne Greenlee

Rec Instructor

Cheyenne has been dancing with BDC since the age of 7. Started as a student, became a rec class assistant then worked her way up to a class instructor.  Cheyenne absolutely loves working with our little ones, and you can tell - she is phenomenal with those kids. 

Miranda Qamar

Zumba Instructor

Miranda has been teaching Zumba for over 12 years.  She has several certificates and teaches many classes a week.