Julia Olsen-Rodriguez
Artistic Director

Julia  Olsen-Rodriguez Founding Artistic Director of San Gorgonio Ballet received her
training from many of the finest teachers including John Magnus, Charles Maple, Zelma
Bustillo, Dorothy Lister, Francesca Corkle, Luis Fuentes , Stanley Holden, Clifford
Breland,   Maria Vegh, and Mario Nugara.

A seven year full merit scholarship student of the elite Joffrey Ballet School Trainee
Program, Ms Olsen-Rodriguez was selected by Edith D'Addario  Director of the Joffrey
Ballet School as recipient of The  Gaynor Minden Scholarship in 1999,  she has been
accepted to such schools as American Ballet Theatre, The Kirov , The Bolshoi at Vail,
Houston Ballet, The Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance
Center, and The School at Jacobs Pillow.

Ms. Olsen-Rodriguez is twice recipient of First Place honors in the category of Pas de
Deux  and  High Point Overall  at the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix

She has performed with many companies such as Theatre Bethune, American Ballet
Theatre, Inland Pacific Ballet, Redlands Festival Ballet, Palm Springs Ballet, California
Riverside Ballet, and Bre Dance Theatre. A member of City of Angels Ballet. Noted for her
superb technique, delicate grace, and elegant expression, she is also a principal dancer
with San Gorgonio Ballet.
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Albertossy Espinoza

Mr. Espinoza an actor, dancer and choreographer was born in Ecuador and raised in
Chicago. His training consists of ballet, modern, jazz, flamenco, hip-hop and folk.
Albertossy toured nationally and internationally with numerous, prestigious dance
companies in Chicago and LA. His other credits include teaching abroad, being a guest
choreographer for various dance companies, performances in musicals, and TV
appearances. His choreographic works have been presented in Chicago, Spain, France,
Guatemala, California. He has also choreographed for tv, film, fashion shows and music
videos.  In 2004 he founded Los Angeles FUSION Dance Theater, which has been
presented in various dance festivals. As an actor, he landed lead roles in films distributed
by Blockbuster, “The Price of the American Dream” and “East LA King” as well as a short
film and three more features. In 2008 he founded FUSION Performing Dance Academy
(www.fpdacademy.org), a 501(c) 3 non-profit dance facility to share the art of dance with
the community. In 2010, Albertossy was invited by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
dancer, Vernard Gilmore to perform in New York City for Summer Stage. He was part of
Mr. Gilmore’s “Dance of Light” presented on July 17, 2010. His experience of sharing the
stage with Alvin Ailey dancers was a dream come true. 2010 also brought a prestigious
Lester Horton Award nomination for “Sweet Dream,” a duet Albertossy choreographed
and performed with Milva Rinaldelli for his dance company. In January 2011, by the
request of the Board of Directors of Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles,
Albertossy stepped in the role of President for the organization after serving on the board
for three and a half years. He is very honored to represent the DRC. 2011 also brought
Albertossy to the Malibu Stage Company as a principal dancer and choreographer for the
incredible, “Victor Victoria” musical. His highlight was when the Legendary Dick Van Dyke
expressed how impressed he was with the choreography. In 2012, Mr. Van Dyke asked
Mr. Espinoza to choreograph the production of “Cabaret” which he was producing.
Albertossy credits his mother for giving him the strength, will and drive to push onward in
all aspects of life. He is tremendously grateful to his family, friends and teachers for their
love and support and specially recognizes his good friend and foremost supporter,
Carolyn James.
Jose Gonzalez

Jose Gonzalez is a native of Santiago, Chile where he began training in classical
dance at the Santiago Ballet School. He has studied in Chile and New York with
many of the finest teachers such as, Maestros Jaime Pinto, Maria Azocar, Cladio
Munez, Maria Ertz, Octavio Cintolese, and William Berman, In 1999 Mr. Gozalez was
chosen by choreographer Jaime Pinto to join Ballet de Camara and to represent
Chile as one of ten dancers to participate in the International Youth Festival of
Dance in Averdeen, Scotland. He has danced with Ballet Camara, Santiago Opera,
American Ballet Theater, DeMoines Opera, Omaha Theater Ballet Company, Omaha
Modern Dance Company, California Riverside Ballet, Inland Pacific Ballet, and San
Gorgonio Ballet.
Stephanie Hager  

A Yucaipa resident, Stephanie Hagar has been training and dancing classical
ballet for over ten years. A San Gorgonio Ballet Trainee and member of the
SGB Junior Company Miss Hager recently received high acclaim for her
performance of
The Little Mermaid in The San Gorgonio Ballet Company's
Premier Performance of
The Match Girl. We are pleased to have Stephanie Hager
on staff teaching Beginning  Ballet.