Kira Lancaster


Sequoia Quinton

Sequoia Quinton grew up on the

Big Island of Hawaii and has also

spent many years living in the Bay Area. Her enthusiasm for and love of children was so evident early in her career that she decided to become a certified Montessori teacher and has taught at award-winning Montessori preschools.  Sequoia absolutely loves being around children and is especially passionate about singing and dancing with them.  Kinderdance East Bay is thrilled to have Sequoia on our team!

Ariel is a Bay Area native, who has been moving and shaking her whole life. She trained in gymnastics until the age of 12, when she began taking Hip Hop dance classes and fell in love with them. She was introduced to Modern and Contemporary styles through her high school dance program and holds a B.A. in Performing Arts and Social Justice with a Dance concentration from the University of San Francisco. Ariel has danced for notable Bay Area dance companies, such as SoulForce Dance Company and Detour Dance. She taught Pre-K gymnastics and eventually worked at a preschool and received a Master's of Education in Community Arts from Lesley University in Boston. Since moving back to the Bay Area, Ariel has been doing what she loves most: dancing, working with children, and enjoying the sunshine. Ariel is delighted to be teaching for Kinderdance East Bay and is happy to be sharing her skills and passion for movement with young people. 

“Miss Kira” brings years of performance experience from stage, film, and screen to engage authentically and playfully with each child.  Kira has acted in award-winning films and TV shows, working opposite Oscar winners. Upon moving to the Bay Area, Kira parlayed her work in front of the camera to working behind the camera on documentary films, such as the world renown documentary, "Race to Nowhere". Kira's role as a mom brings an undeniable love and caring to her work with the children in Kinderdance.  Kira graduated Phi Beta Kappa from USC's Honor's College and is thrilled to marry her love of children with her interest in business and passion for making the world a better place through Kinderdance East Bay.

*All of our teachers are Kinderdance certified and fingerprinted.


Ariel Krizack