About Dance Factory
The Dance Factory is a dance studio in Eugene, Oregon, that provides open dance classes, performance group rehearsals, and the opportunity to compete throughout Oregon as a soloist or in small groups. The studio opened in 2003 under the direction of Karl Mundt. In 2005, Lisa Gilliam took over and was the owner and director for 6 years, before handing the company over to Roshny Bhakta Martuscelli in 2011.
Here at the Dance Factory, we believe everyone should personally experience the arts. Dance develops balance, control, posture, focus and fine-tunes listening skills. Because dance inherently involves problem solving, patterns and sequencing, it enhances higher thinking abilities. Quality training in dance and acrobatic technique promotes self-confidence, creativity and a sense of exuberance in accomplishment. The Dance Factory and its instructors are committed to developing all of these attributes in a nurturing environment.
Roshny Bhakta Martuscelli, Director
Roshny Bhakta Martuscelli has been passionate about dance for as long as she can remember. She began her dance training at the age of six in Panama city, Panama where she was born. While in high school, Roshny joined The South Eugene Velocity (2001-2005), was a captain for 2 years and received her Varsity Letters in 2003. After graduation, she went on to assist Marist High School (2006-2007), North Eugene Dance Team (2007-2012) as well as head coach the Willamette High School Dance Team (2012-2016) and The University of Oregon Dance Team (2015-2016).
Roshny became a part of the Dance Factory family in 2003 where she danced under the direction of Karl Mundt and Lisa Gilliam in both jazz and hip-hop. She has trained with some of the finest instructors from the Eugene, Springfield, Portland, and Los Angeles area in modern, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop, and African dance. Her dream has always been to own and direct a dance studio and in 2011 that dream came true when she purchased the Dance Factory.
Roshny’s mission has always been to give back to the community that helped shape her. She continues to work with as many dance teams and studios as she can while also being a member of the Oregon Dance Team Judges Association, being a full-time mommy, and a loving wife. Roshny is always a student first and is constantly expanding her repertoire so she can be the very best coach, choreographer, and mentor to aspiring dancers everywhere.
Kerry Bradley, Instructor
Kerry Bradley started with the Dance Factory when it opened in 2003 dancing on the senior acro, hip hop, and jazz companies. Since then she has she has been a member of Urban Elite and is still a member of The Prestige Senior. Kerry has also been teaching and subbing a variety of classes with the dance factory since 2009.
Mary Camu, Bookkeeper
Mary Camu began her dance training at the Kathy Haller School of Dance in Los Angeles, Ca at the age of 7. She studied Ballet, Tap, and Jazz until high school when she taught pre-ballet there to ages 6 and younger. Mary received more dance training at Moorpark College in Southern California and focused on Jazz and Modern Dance. She performed with the Moorpark Dancers at citywide events.
After relocating to Eugene in 2009, Mary worked in various accounting and administrative positions for such diverse companies as the Cat & Bird Clinic, and most recently in accounting with Mercedes Benz of Eugene. Mary rekindled her love of dance when she joined The Dance Factory’s senior hip hop company Urban Elite in 2011.
Her dream job came along in 2014 where she was hired on as bookkeeper and dance instructor. She is married to Ryan Camu, a senior producer at Pipeworks software, located in Downtown Eugene. They are blessed with two children, Juno & Nola, who also dance with The Dance Factory.
Rachel Eisel, Instructor
Hi, I’m Rachel! I’ve been with The Dance Factory for four out of my eleven years as a dancer. I have taught several different dance classes and age groups, and my experience ranges from tumbling to ballet. I can’t wait for another great season!
Marisa Bustamante, Instructor
My name is Marisa Bustamante Parino. I am currently a Dance Major undergrad at UO. I discovered dancing as a senior in high school and didn’t start my technical training until I was a sophomore in community college. I have trained in ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, contemporary, improvisation, some musical theatre, belly dance, Tahitian, tap, African, as well as composition. I moved to Oregon 2 years ago and I have spent them dancing with Dance Northwest. Teaching is something I never expected to do, but incredibly grateful I discovered a love for it. I strongly believe in teaching my students how to first and foremost be safe, build strength and to understand basic anatomy and physiology in order to understand how a dancing body works and the lengths it can be taken. I truly enjoy teaching my students what I have known for years, or what I learned just yesterday in my college courses.”
Margot Romero Vela, Instructor
My name is Margot Romero-Vela and I’m a senior at Sheldon High School. I started dancing at the age of 8 at a company called Ta-Da Productions here in Eugene, Oregon. I’ve been training in hip hop, jazz, ballet, etc. ever since. When I was about 11 I took a break but I managed to still practice in hip hop.
I joined The Dance Factory’s Urban Beat for their 2014-2015 season and now I dance for Urban Elite. I was also apart of the Sheldon Varsity Dance Team for the 2016-2017 fall season. Dance has played an important part in my life; it has helped me gain self-confidence and trust. I love dancing because of the many styles there is to try out, the performances, the character you get to play in a dance, and overall the positive energy.
Lou Moulder began dancing at the age of 3. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she started teaching Adult Ballet at Ballet Northwest Academy in Eugene in the summer of 2008 until the fall of 2016. In 2013, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance at the University of Oregon. She also received the 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Major Award. She performs and choreographs a variety of movement projects in the community. Ms. Lou is motivating, energizing, creative, and patient with her students. She is dedicated to providing enjoyment in the classes she teaches for both adult ballet beginners and those returning back to ballet.
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