Nov 3, 2010
On November 2, Tricia Gomez, founder of HYPE Studios Cultural Arts Center in Torrance, CA, announced that she is passing leadership of the studio to Quami and Katisha Adams, who dancers may know as long-time HYPE instructors in dance styles from krump to African modern.
Many who’ve taken class at HYPE may not realize Tricia has been putting in 12-hour days, seven days a week, for years to make the studio what it is! Now she’s confident that Quami and Katisha Adams will be the right people to continue the legacy of a dance studio that, for her, is the fulfillment of a dream. So we welcome and congratulate Quami and Katisha Adams as the new owners of HYPE Studios Cultural Arts Center!
Tricia will still be at HYPE taking class, and she plans to begin teaching again. She will also act as a board member of KPA Fusion Dance Repertoire, now HYPE’s parent company.
Tricia will also be traveling to train dance teachers to teach hip hop to young children, and heading the International Department at Dance the Magic, a company that brings dance studios from around the world to perform parades at Disney parks in Anaheim, Orlando, Paris, and Hong Kong.
We appreciate the tremendous contributions Tricia has made to our community through HYPE Studios Cultural Arts Center since its birth on June 9, 2003, and wish her the very best of luck!