The Faculty

Cutting edge instruction from industry leaders

heather white


Heather was born in the land of movie and music magic, Burbank, California. Shortly after, she moved to Washington state and was raised in the Seattle area. Heather started her dance journey at eight years old and fell in love with being on stage. She started competing in dance at the age of 12, learning very quickly how much she loved the competitive nature of the sport.

At age 15, Heather started teaching as an assistant This is the moment when she found her true calling. After graduating high school, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in teaching dance. Her greatest feeling of accomplishment comes from being able to mentor and inspire young children and teenagers. Heather wants them to be strong role models themselves and push themselves to their fullest potential, not just in dance, but in life as well.

Heather’s students have gone on to win both regionally and nationally in the competitive dance circuit. With a focus on the fundamental of dance (no matter what style it may be), she proceeds to give the very best to each one of her students.

With over 18 years of dance teaching experience, Heather knew it was time to take the next step and recruit a group of like-minded instructors that see her vision. It is very exciting to take on this next role as “Studio Owner”. While this new role will be challenging, Heather will still be able to teach and mentor a strong and competitive new group of eager dancers. She is very excited to bring you The Company.

Avery Gardner

Instructor/Company Coach

Avery Gardner, 22 years old from Seattle, Washington has been dancing for ten years. Training mainly in Street, Hip Hop, and choreography styles with a background in contemporary, Avery’s choreography presents a fusion of various genres and grooves.

Avery has been on stage dancing behind Ciara; dancer and choreographer for Seattle based rapper, Sol - performing at Bumbershoot 2019, Capitol Hill Block Party 2018, and opening for Macklemore at his Seattle Gemini tour stop at a sold out Key Arena in 2017. Just recently, Avery became a dancer for the Seattle Seahawks - their first year ever having males on the team incorporating Hip Hop inspired choreography.

As a University of Washington graduate majoring in Comparative History, Avery spent his last quarter at UW studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic where he studied human rights, collective memory, art and culture. With this, Avery continues to fuel his choreography and inspirations based on his surroundings and those who inhabit it - whether that be in the city, suburbs or anywhere in between.

Avery is very excited to start his journey with The Company Space family in 2020 sharing his experiences, artistry and perspectives all while growing alongside the family.

Debbie Campbell

Instructor/Company Coach

Miss Deb was born and raised in Western Washington, where she began her dance training at 9 years old. As a young lady, she trained primarily in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Tap, and Jazz. She completed all classical ballet exams with Dance Educators of America, earning the highest scores possible.

In the late 1980’s, she went on to be part of a competitive break dance squad, which projected her into high school dance, where she became a member of the nationally recognized dance team, The Kentridge Chatelaines. She continued to train at dance intensives and conventions, earning scholarships and awards throughout high school and into her adult life.

While attending college at WSU, Miss Deb was a member of the Washington State University dance team during its inaugural year. This team later became known as the Crimson Girls. Upon college graduation, she earned her BA in Hospitality Management with a minor in Marketing, and proceeded to take a job with the Walt Disney Company in Anaheim, California.

After spending much of her young adult life in career jobs, like Disney, Starbucks, Tully’s Coffee, and Red Robin, it was time for her to settle down. Deb began a family and became a preschool teacher, a job she has loved for the past thirteen years.

Throughout her adult life, Miss Deb continued to train in classical ballet, pointe, tap and jazz, and danced with a company well into her forties. During this time Deb also found that her love of dance could be transmitted not only through her own children, but through many other children as well. She began teaching dance ten years ago, and over the past decade has found true meaning in sharing her love for dance with others.

Miss Deb is all about basic technique and fundamentals, and she loves seeing the “ah-ha” moments when a child finally understands a move, skill, or step. Her goal is to create a safe and loving, structured environment for dancers who are beginning their dance trajectory.

Currently Miss Deb teaches preschool in the Dieringer School District, working with many different students. She is married and has three daughters. She is very excited about this new journey with The Company Space and can’t wait to share her passion for dance with others.

Hannah Anderson


Hannah is a national junior and youth ballroom champion and trained in other styles such as ballet, jazz, and contemporary since the age of two. At the age of 14, she and her partner became junior ballroom and Latin finalists.

Hannah earned a full-tuition scholarship onto the Ballroom Touring Company at Brigham Young University (BYU). She was on the touring company at Brigham Young University for four years and competed with both the Ballroom and the Latin teams at the Blackpool: British Formation Championships two times.

Hannah graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Science in Global Studies and minors in Global Women's Health, International Development, and a minor in Ballroom Dance. During her undergrad, Hannah taught ballroom dance at the collegiate level in the BYU Dance Department technique program and directly after graduation, became an adjunct faculty member teaching technique classes and earning "Teacher of the Year".

Joseph schanbeck

Instructor/Company Coach

Joseph Schanbeck (aka Mr. Joseph) - A dancing “jack-of-all-trades”! Joseph has been dancing all his life, but started formally training at the age of 12. He trained at the Allegro Performing Arts Academy as well as competed with their team, the Allegro Precision Dance Company.

He has performed professionally with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, renowned tap artist Savion Glover, Seattle’s ARC Ballet Company under the direction of Marie Chong, Tesee George’s Dance Contemporary and Eva Stone’s Stone Dance Collective.

Mr. Joseph graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in performance art focusing on physiology & dance pedagogy; and is a current faculty member with the Elite Performance Dance Camp.

Joseph’s choreography in various styles has won countless regional & national top achievements and championship titles. His choreography has recently been featured in a music video for SYML’s recent single entitled Girl.

Currently he choreographs and teaches dance & acro in the greater Seattle area. “No matter what a dancer’s goal, I believe I can provide a platform in dance that serves as a strong foundation and propel them in their journey through life” -Mr. Joseph

Landon Anderson


Landon Anderson is a National Under 21 Latin Champion, represented the US in the 2012 World Youth Latin Championships, and is the current 3 time National Cabaret Champion. He was on the top 40 of So You Think You Can Dance (season 11) and has appeared on Dancing With The Stars (season 15).

For several years he has choreographed Overall High Point Award-winning and thought provoking routines for teams in Hip Hop and Contemporary. His personally choreographed and performed teen solo Distractions was awarded National Outstanding Choreography by NYCDA. He is a National Teen Male Outstanding Dancer 1st Runner-Up (NYCDA) and a National Senior Male Best Dancer Finalist (The Dance Awards).

He served a 2-year mission in Córdoba, Argentina for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He received a full-tuition scholarship to BYU through the Ballroom Touring Company and taught Ballroom there as a student teacher. Graduating from BYU he received his BS in Exercise and Wellness, a Ballroom Dance Minor, and CPR Certification. He is ISTD Certified in The International Ballroom Technique.

Madison Altamirano

Instructor/Company Coach

Madison Altamirano was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she began her dance training at the ripe old age of 2 continuing through her senior year of high school. At 14, Madison began a performing arts dance program through a non-profit and gained her first experience of teaching and choreographing dance. It is there that she began to find a new passion within her training- teaching, creating, and seeing her choreography performed internationally and on stages in front of tens of thousands of people.

After high school, Madison attended New York University, majoring in biochemistry and women’s gender studies while also continuing to study dance. After 2+ years in New York, Madison moved back to California where she continued to dance with Coterie Dance Company under the direction of Kimberly Valmore while also coaching a college dance team and teaching at various competitive studios.

For the past decade, Madison has called the PNW home and has found her stride as a teacher. She has over 20 years of teaching experience specializing in jazz, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, ballet & technique.

While Madison has experienced many accolades as a choreographer, her real passion is seeing kids grow and shine through the art of dance. Her main goal is to create a safe, loving & passionate environment for kids to explore their inner artist, learn life lessons, and, ultimately, thrive! Madison is excited to be joining The Company Space for its inaugural season!

Michael Ricciardi

Business Manager

Michael Ricciardi is a Washington native, growing up in Bremerton. Michael joined the Army at the age of 19 and was assigned to numerous duty assignments and deployments during his 23-year career.

After serving in the United States Army for 23 years, Michael retired and decided it was time to support his daughters and their dance career in the best way that he could, by helping to advise a company he truly believed in.

Michael has been with The Company Space from the very beginning and has been helpful in making our company into what it is today. From transforming his home into a studio during the pandemic, to getting his hands dirty building the new studio, Michael has done pretty much everything.

Michael completed his degree in Business Management and Business Administration and also works as a corporate recruiter for large home remodeling company. Michael and his wife Tiffany have 4 children, 2 of which are dancers at The Company Space. The other two are currently pursuing their undergraduate studies in theatre and political science.

Tiffany Ricciardi

Office Manager

Carey Perusse

Costume Design