Athena Sterig joined the DanceLova Dance Academy, Irvine faculty in January 2013. The award-winning dancer is spearheading our Jazz and Lyrical dance education initiatives.
Athena has travelled throughout the U.S. and internationally dancing. During her middle and high school years, Athena won soloist awards in prestigious dance competitions including the Music Center Spotlight Awards, Showbiz National Talent, and Starpower competitions. She was also a recipient of dance scholarships and merit awards such as the Dance Spirit Magazine “Future Star of the Year,” and American Hall of Fame. Athena was invited by Spotlight Awards director Jeri Gale to perform as a soloist dancer in Venice, Turkey, and Greece. She has also toured Canada with Coastal Dance Rage under the direction of choreographers Shannon Mather and Blake McGrath.
In 2010, Athena attended Alvin Ailey in New York City. After a year at Ailey, Athena came back to California where she decided to work more professionally in Los Angeles. Since then, she’s danced her way to perform with Abraham Lim and Aylin Bayramoglu from The Glee Project Season 2 to Ne-Yo, and Pit Bull. Athena has also worked as a model for Champion and Nike national print campaign and has appeared in several TV shows from MTV to ABC.
Today, Athena Sterig is teaching and choreographing Hip Hop & Lyrical dance at DanceLova in Irvine, CA as well as around Southern California for competitive students. She’s also a member with L.A. Contemporary Dance Company.