Raul has years of dance experience in a variety of styles including hip hop, jazz, salsa, and modern, to name a few. His versatility as dancer and teacher has provided opportunities to teach all over the West Coast, Texas, Alaska, Mexico, and Switzerland. Raul was also a featured dancer and contributing choreographer for Sea World Summer Nights. Other performance and choreography credits include McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival, IDEA Fitness convention, Super Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Mardi Gras Festival, Color of We Benefit Show, Commercial work in Mexico, and was also a part of a ballet-hip hop collaboration with the San Diego Ballet. He is a former member of both Culture Shock of San Diego and Los Angeles, of one of the first hip hop companies to be assembled. There he trained under and danced with leaders in the L.A. Industry.
Raul is currently working as an instructor for the United Spirit Association, teaching dance intensives, and camps throughout the western United States, as well as judging for USA dance competitions. His award-winning choreography can be seen on many junior high and high school dance teams throughout California and Washington. Most recently, he was awarded the honor of Rookie Head Coach of the Year from the state of California for leading the Poway High School Dance Team to Nationals. Raul also spends his spare time teaching dance classes to underprivileged youth throughout San Diego.
Assistant Coach Haley Andranovich
Haley Andranovich is a Budget Analyst at Northrop Grumman Aerospace. She graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in two years and one quarter with a degree in Business Administration.
Prior to college, Haley was a four-year Varsity member and two-year captain of the Poway Dance Project. During her senior year, she earned the title of Miss Dance/Drill Team California, won several solo competitions, and helped lead the team to their first two national titles in years.
Her dance background includes extensive training in ballet, lyrical, jazz, and contemporary. Dance has been a passion of hers from the first ballet class she ever took at five years old, and will always be an integral part of her life. She still squeezes technique classes in in between working at Northrop and tutoring middle and high school students in math subjects ranging from Pre-Algebra to Calculus and Statistics. Haley considers her time on PDP one of the highlights of her life and is beyond excited to be back working with the talented dancers of Poway High School.
The PDP Boosters provide financial support and leadership to the dance team. The board helps the team organize and execute fundraisers throughout the year. We welcome sponsors! If your employer has a matching gift program, let us know and we will help you get the paperwork filled out. The PDP receives no financial support from PHS or PUSD so we rely on the support of the community to continue supporting our winning team!
PDP Booster Board
President Joelle Scott email VP Ways & Means Jen Gladheim email Treasurer Kris Flies email Secretary Wendy Lynch email Member at Large Cherie Silva email