Amber Robins, Co-Founder
Amber is excited to be in her 15th season with Center Dance Ensemble. After receiving her BA in dance from Arizona State University she went on to perform with Ballet South in Savannah, GA, where she danced both with the corps de ballet and solo roles. Soon after returning to Arizona she danced with local modern companies and traveled with a touring dance group to Las Vegas. Currently Amber is a full-time company member of CDE, company teacher and performing in CDE’s school touring shows The ABC’s of Dance and Poetry ’n Motion. She also is the co-owner of Kaleidoscape Dance and teaches dance and fitness classes. Amber has been married to Jim for ten years and together they share their home with three great kids, two dogs and two cats! She is very thankful to have all she has.
Alan Khoutakoun, Co-Founder
Alan began dancing at 18 while at Encore Dance Center and Glendale Community College. During his time at GCC, he had the privilege of working with Lenna DeMarco, Teal Darkenwald, Golde and Thomas Ralabate. After a short break from dance, Alan joined Center Dance Ensemble under the artistic direction of Frances Cohen and enjoyed roles such as Witch Boy in "The Ballad of Barbara Allen," Peter in "The Attic," Billy in "Western Footprints" and Kai in "The Snow Queen." Recently, Alan has been working with Diane McNeal Hunt's ELEVATE DanceWorks and has performed works such as "Eros" and "Espiritu Del Agua." Finally, Alan is blessed and honored to work with Amber Robins to build Kaleidoscape Dance, the pair's dance studio for adults and performing company that has performed locally and regionally. www.kaleidoscapedance.com