About Us


Our Approach

Heat Danceline’s approach to dance is to provide phenomenal, well-rounded training in an environment the nurtures technique, commitment, determination, dedication, community, and self-awareness and confidence. We accomplish these goals by our instructors modeling these characteristics to both the dancers and families that are members of our program. We provide workshops and experiences for our dancers that foster these values.

Developing well-rounded and technically sound dancers is the goal. We strive to break the stereotype that majorette dance is not a technical style of dance, thus our dancers train in multiple styles.

Meet the Team


Ayanna Robinson

Program Manager

Ayanna Robinson is no stranger to building and sustaining athletic organizations. A former soccer player, Ayanna has been involved in managing several youth organizations most recently for the Pop Warner Berkeley Junior Bears and Inferno Dance Academy. Ayanna’s combination of care and commitment makes her the perfect person for her role as Program Director, as her communication, development, and follow through skills are superb. We look forward to having her as an integral part of our team.


Kale Woods

Director/ Majorette/Jazz

A Bay Area native, Kalé Woods, has been dancing for as long as she can remember. Kalé competed on both jazz and hip-hop competition teams throughout the Bay Area during her childhood. Kalé attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was first introduced to Drill/ Majorette Team Dance, a culture shock from her training as a stage dancer. It was on Morehouse College’s “House of Funk” Band dance team, “Mahogany N Motion”, where Kalé developed a love and passion for not only dance but developing “sisterhood and self-awareness” through dance. Kalé served as Captain of Mahogany N Motion from 2003-2005 and after graduating from Spelman, has both served as a coach and consultant to the team. She currently coaches Mahogany N Motion dance team. Kalé also founded the Morehouse College Competition Dance Team while at Spelman College, in an effort to diversify the talents and exposure of  the dancers at Spelman. Kalé has consulted, coached, and choreographed for several high school dance teams in the state of Georgia, as well as danced professionally for hip hop artists.  In 2014, Kalé became the coach of the "Jewels" danceline in Oakland,CA, in an effort to expose the West. Coast to HBCU dance style and culture. In 2015, Kalé partnered with Maia Siani, to found Inferno Dance Academy and Heat Majorette Team. Kalé’s mission in dance is to not only train dancers to be excellent technicians, but supply them with the skills and self-confidence to be leaders and positive community members in life. Kalé has her Masters Degree from Mercer University School of Medicine and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice.


Jalen Preston

Artist Director

A San Francisco native, Jalen Preston is no amateur to the spotlight. Mr. Preston began his early training in different companies around the Bay Area, including New Style Motherlode, OSA, and Lines Ballet. He attended Oakland School for The Arts where he further developed his technical training. He has returned to OSA as a featured teacher for their summer intensives and guest choreographer. He is no stranger to the competition and convention world, being chosen as PulseDance Convention Top Elite Protégé in 2014. He was also a member of the act Freckled Sky on America’s Got Talent, which made it to the semi-finals. He currently judges dance competitions nationally and internationally. Jalen choreographs and teaches nationally and internationally for studios in Russia, China, Italy, Mexico and Canada. In 2015, Jalen was a cast member for the Monster’s Show for Monster’s of Hip Hop Dance Convention. Jalen has worked with and assisted for choreographer’s Laurie Ann Gibson, Brian Friedman and Willdabeast. He has filmed commercials with Serena Williams and more. Jalen’s passion for dance has landed him on stages with superstar’s Janet Jackson, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and many other mainstream artists. Jalen is a young, vibrant and consistently working choreographer and dancer, who is knowledgeable and experienced about the new trends in dance and competitions. He has worked with many of the choreographers for the conventions that we have chosen and is passionate about the mission of Heat Dance Company. We our so blessed and happy to have us join our already incredible team and look forward to a winning year.


Marcus Edwards


My name is J Marcus Edwards and I can tell you that Life wasn’t as simple but I made it my duty to make it simple.  Growing up I enjoyed the vast fields of fun as I marched in the band, danced around the family home, acted in a few plays, sang with All-west Tennessee choir in which I was filled with the curiosity of exploring life, and as a kid, I often took all my memories and made them adventures.  As I got older I learned there is no other way to success unless you give it a try. I also learned the importance of preparation, hard work, and respect. Moreover, I’ve had the opportunity to work with youth of all ages for now about 6 years. I’ve been in the dance world for about 8 years.  I volunteered with several community groups as well as programs. I’ve judge many competitions and had the opportunity to develop my own style of dance. I study the art of dance and made it my own masterpiece. Over the years I’ve been able to brand myself as the true force to an elite style of dance. In the past I’ve work with several styles of dance and have had hip hop groups too. I love dancing as it plays a key role in my life.


Bre'Aunna Caro


BreAunna Caro is the Program Director, Head Coach and Co-Owner of Jewels Cheer Gyms, an All-Star Cheerleading and Tumbling Gym located in Richmond, California.  She first discovered her passion for Cheerleading at the age of 9, beginning in a pop warner program, then continuing through out high school and college. After high school, she continued her love of Cheerleading, Tumbling and Dance, both training and competing at the All-Star Level.  Her talent and passion for the sport landed her a position with JAMZ Cheer and Dance Co., where she was a Camp Instructor during the summer. That eventually led to a six-year partnership with Jewels Cheer Gyms, and inspired BreAunna to share her passion with inner city youth programs all across the Bay Area. Soon after being recognized for her expanding expertise of the sport, other programs began recruiting her for private training.  She was recently apart of Pacific Coast Magic’s IOAG Level 6 Worlds Team, Lady Elegance, where she was voted Most Valuable Cheerleader. Currently, in addition to coaching , she is performing both Cheer and Pom Dance with Capital Cheer Elite’s Coed Level 6 Team, Storm, a Non-Profit Adult Team that fundraises for local communities.


Mario Ponce

Hip Hop

Bio Coming Soon!


Leilani Neal Ramos


Leilani Neal began her training at “The Dance Network” under her mother Melinda Neal in Fairfield, Ca. She continued to train with schools such as Contra Costa Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Academy of Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and received scholarships with Lines Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. She graduated from the dance department at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco, and was hired by her high school shortly after to be the ballet instructor for the musical theatre department.
Leilani has danced professionally with Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Bay Pointe Ballet, and Labayen Dance sf. In addition to dance, she is currently a signed model with Marla Dell Talent Agency  which has given her opportunities to be in commercials with Intel, Nikon, Microsoft, and Visa.  She was featured in the Mr.Carmack 2016 Coachella set and danced in the “Romance” music video for island artists CRSB that hit top charts in Hawaii. Leilani shares the love of dance with her students and aspires to give them the tools to succeed in the dance world and industry.

Virgil Angulo

Ballet, Tap

Virgil began his dance career in high school performing in many concerts with small ballet companies and Modesto Civic Ballet and Dorothy Percival’s San Joaquin Ballet.  He was an original member of Bravo Dance Company in Modesto.  During his years as a professional dancer he worked with many modern dance and ballet companies and performed in cabaret and musicals productions. His first professional job was with Oakland Ballet at age 19. He later moved to New York City and worked with Eglevsky Ballet and Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo. While living in New York, he continued to study many forms of dance including tap, jazz, modern and ballet with many of the accomplished teachers at Steps on Broadway. Virgil began teaching dance classes when he was 16 for the Tracy Parks and Recreation Center when there were no other dance classes in town. Years later, after concluding his professional dance career in New York,  Virgil returned to northern California and has been teaching children and adults, beginners through professional levels for the past 16 years.

Darius Drooh

Horton, Jazz, Contemporary

Bio Coming Soon!

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Heat Danceline is a high energy majorette team that combines hip hop, jazz, african, contemporary and cheer styles to create a melting pot of excitement.