D2M Dance Academy

Sherida Sullivan

Ballet Program Instructor

Debra Spoulos has been dancing since the age of 5. She started her training at Nelson Dance Company in San Jose, Ca. She started teaching at the age of 12. She has taught high school dance teams, color guards, bands, dance studios, drill teams, winter guards and at her own studio for 16 years. She has had solo/duo and group routines win many awards and titles throughout her teaching career. Debra studied at Fresno State University where she majored in Kinesiology and Minored in Dance. Debra continues to learn and study with other choreographers from around the world.

Brooke Spoulos

Tap Program Instructor

​Hip Hop Program Instructor

Caterina Ratti

Baby Instructor

Debra Spoulos


Amanda Castro

Lyrical Program Instructor

Caterina is in her 12th year of dance at D2M.  She has 8 years of competitive experience.  She enjoys all genres of dance, however her favorites to perform are hip-hop, jazz and lyrical.  Caterina is in her first year as a baby instructor at D2M.  She has worked closely with other D2M instructors to become a seasoned instructor.   She is beyond excited to be apart of the baby program!

Amanda Castro started dancing at the age of three, and began competing at age eight. With a total of sixteen years of dance, she has practiced every style offered. She received a Top Soloist Award, as well as multiple overall placing awards throughout competition years. She is currently working towards continuing her passion and minoring in dance.  Amanda is starting her fourth season teaching at D2M Dance Academy.

Sherida Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dance from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs N.Y. She has been teaching and performing in the Bay Area for 27 years. Sherida is starting her 16th season with D2M Dance Academy.

Brooke Spoulos studied for 14 years at D2M Dance Academy.  Brooke has studied several styles of dance.  Her favorites to perform are Hip Hop and Tap.  Her favorites to teach are Tap and Hip Hop. Brooke won her first competition at the age of 6 with her first tap solo.  Brooke choreographed her first Performance Tap team routine 4 seasons ago.  Her choreography won overall first place in the age 9 to 11 category.  Brooke will be graduating from Paul Mitchell School for Cosmetology in the Fall.

Peggi Johnson

Office Manager

Carly Johnson

Baby Instructor

Carly is in her 13th year of dance at D2M.  She enjoys all genres of dance, her favorites being tap and hip-hop. She has 9 years of competitive dance experience, and her passion is dance and teaching the baby classes!  Carly has been teaching the baby program for 3 years.  Carly is excited for this new season!