Dance Coaches 2019-20
From left: Alyssa Rosse (Asst Coach); Katie Runge (Head Performance Coach); Kristen Hibbs (Head Competitive Coach)
Kristen Hibbs was born and raised in San Diego, California, and is a graduate of Rancho Bernardo High School. She spent her college years working as a professional dancer, dance instructor and choreographer in the San Diego and Orange County areas. In 2008, Kristen became the owner of the San Diego Dance Centre in Poway, CA. Since then Kristen has trained some of our communities' most prestigious dancers who have moved on to attend their college dance teams, become NFL cheerleaders and professionals in the entertainment industry. Kristen is excited to be the competition head coach of the Del Norte Dance Team for the 2019-2020 school year! Go Nighthawks!
Katie Runge grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area dancing Pom for most of her younger years. She danced for her high school team, the St. Francis Lancerettes, went on to coach Pop Warner Cheer, and had the amazing opportunity to dance in the NFL as a San Diego Charger Girl while attending San Diego State University. Katie went on to become an elementary school teacher for seven years and now is a part-time substitute teacher for Poway Unified. She is married to her husband, Brad, and enjoys being a sports mom to her two sons, Jace and Logan, who are active in basketball. Katie is excited to add to the Game Day experience with the Del Norte Nighthawks!
Alyssa Rosse grew up performing and competing in all styles of dance, and her two favorites are ballet and contemporary. She now works full time as a paralegal, teaches at Step by Step Dance and, for the second year, assists with coaching the Del Norte Dance Team. She is very excited to bring her passion to the team to create a loving yet challenging environment for all of the girls.