WNPAC Faculty

and front desk staff

Gina Kaskie-Davis Owner of WNPAC

Gina began her dance training in England. She studied under the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) and the International Dance Teachers Association (I.D.T.A.) where she received her teaching Diploma in Tap, Jazz and Ballet. Gina then went on to become a professional dancer, dancing in London, Paris, Tahoe and Reno for 25 years. Gina has been teaching in Carson City for 31 years. This studio has now become the largest and Top Dance Studio in Carson City. W.N.P.A.C., has won many outstanding High Point and Choreography awards. Some of Gina?s students grace the stages on Broadway, and dance all over the world.  She is the choreographer for The Western NV College Musicals, some of her choreography credits include, Crazy For You, Grease, 42nd Street, Fame, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Mame, The Music Man, Peter Pan the Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Carousel, Camelot, Oklahoma,Forever Plaid, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Brigadoon, Phanton of The Opera, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins and 42nd Street. Gina is currently working with Stephanie Arrigotti on Disney's Little Mermaid. dance studio dance studio dance studio, dance studio,

Owner/Director/Dance Teacher/Choreographer

Rosine Bena (ABT Certified Instructor)

Former professional ballerina, Rosine Bena, has graced stages in performances worldwide for 28 years and received critical acclaim as a "Prima" for dancing principal roles in ballets such as Giselle, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo & Juliet, Coppelia, La Fille Mal Gardee and many contemporary works by choreographers such as John Cranko, Jiri Kylian and many others.  She danced professionally with the Stuttgart Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Peninsula Ballet Theatre and has performed as guest artist with several US companies.   Ms. Bena is the former Director of Peninsula Ballet Theatre School in California (internationally known for it?s fine ballet training), former Arts Education Specialist for the Arts Council of San Mateo County, former director of the Reno Ballet, Perspectives Dance Theatre and the Kollage Community School for The Arts Dance Program, serving 8,000 students in the SF Bay Area. Rosine is proud to announce the opening of her own new studio in Reno - Sierra Nevada Ballet. reno reno reno reno reno reno reno reno reno reno reno reno dance studio, dance studio, dance studio, dance studio, dance studio, dance studio reno tahoe, dance studio reno tahoe

Ballet Director/Teacher/Choreographer

Nicole Scott

Nicole Scott is originally from Las Vegas and trained at Backstage Studios.  She attended UNR and was the captain/choreographer of the nationally ranked dance team, and later graduate school at Hawaii Pacific University - National Collegiate Dance Team Champions in 2004.  She has performed in Fall Jam featuring M'ya and Ludicrous and Pro Bowl Halftime show featuring Jennifer Love Hewitt. Nicole is currently the head coach of the University of Nevada Wolfpack Dancers, as well as professional Dancer for One Step Ahead Productions. Nicole is married to her wonderful husband John and together they have a beautiful son.

Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Dance team Teacher/choreographer

Alex Kaskie Hip Hop Director

 Alex grew up in Carson City and discovered Hip Hop at 16 years of age. He was a natural and within two years started teaching Hip Hop in the Northern Nevada area. His credits include "Flash Mob" For IBM Buyers/Mandalay Bay, "Flash Mob" For Aria Investors, "Tuesday Blend Performances" , "First Friday" Performances" , "V The Variety Show". Planet Hollywood -Dancer/Magician's Assistant, Lead Male Dancer, "Bottoms Up"  -Lead Male Dancer, Improv Actor, "Dreamstreet" - Lead Male Dancer, "Take 2 Performers Commercial",  he also had Leading roles in WNMTC musicals. Alex  was in the core crew and taught for " Meccamee Crew" as well as teaching Hip Hop in dance studios in Las Vegas.  We are thrilled that Alex recently returned to Carson City to teach for WNPAC and is now teaching and sharing his love for the Hip hop world and Hip Hop at different studios in the area.

Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Teacher/Choreographer

Haley Davis

Haley Davis has known dance her entire life. She grew up in the dance studio and began student teaching at age 13. Prior to that she has always had the natural flare for choreography  and began choreographing pieces at 12 years of age. She has won award winning choreography at the National level,  is Assistant for the National workshop/competition Hollywood Dance Jamz, she is the National Prodigy for workshop/competition NRG, Haley  is also an ACE (assistant) for workshop/competition Adrenaline and Revive dance, as well as holding Starbound National Title for 5 years. She has played  lead roles in WNMTC  musical theater company and worked semi professionally for Karen Burns Productions. Haley is a natural leader and is liked and respected by parents and students alike. 

Guest teacher, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, Musical Theater, Choreographer

Haley Blakeman

Haley has a very unique style about her, she is a positive role model. Haley has been with WNPAC for two years, and this last year joined our competition team. Haley is a student teacher who can teach all styles of dance.

Student teacher Contemporary, Hip Hop

Abrianna Vietti

Abby has been with WNPAC for 8 years, she is a beautiful dancer and has a loving soul

Student Teacher Ballet

Sophia Cacioppo

Sophia has been with WNPAC since she was 10 years old, Sophia is great with children of all ages, she began assisting 2 years ago and this year works with the younger students in Jazz and contemporary.

Student teacher, Jazz Hip hop contemporary

Please meet our newest Instructor Bri Battaglia

We are so excited to welcome Bri Battaglia, Bri will be teaching Jazz 5 6 7 this season. 

Bri is attending The Univercity of Nevada Reno and was an Ace with Adrenaline Dance Convention

Karrina Ferris

Karrina has been dancing at WNPAC since she was 2 years old, she has been helping with the babies for the last two years, she is efficient, kind and sweet. We are so excited that Karrina has her own class this year Jazz 1 2. 

Assistant teacher Pre Tap/Ballet through Level lower 2, Jazz 1 2

Lily Nelson

Lily has been dancing at WNPAC since she was 6 years old, she helps with the babies and is very sweet and kind

Assistand teacher Pre Tap Ballet Primary Tap Ballet


We love having Gina at our front desk, always ready to answer your questions, She is happily married and both her girls dance at WNPAC on the mini competition team

Meet Gina Guzman


We love having Frankie at our front desk, Frankie is the mother of 4 beautiful children, Justyce, DeCarlo, Quita and Victoria. Justyce her oldest daughter has danced with WNPAC since she was 7 years old.

Meet Franceska Quintana


We are lucky to have Nicole working here at WNPAC, Nicole is happily married  and has a little girl Riley who dances on our mini competition team

Meet Nicole Merrill

Lauren Reins

Lauren has a wonderful husband Brent and two beautiful girls Malin and Finley. Lauren is also a Life Coach

Guest Teacher Adv Jazz, Per pro Jazz, Team Technique, Contemporary, Lyrical, Teacher/Choreographer

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