Meet The Team

The educators and staff members who make ASI Dance Elite special

Owner/Artistic Director
Tap, Jazz, & Technique

Torie Warren

Vicktoriea “Torie” Warren began dancing at the age of 2 and began teaching as a Junior in High School at the age of 16. She was awarded her first choreography award at the age of 17 and has since won numerous choreography awards at both the Regional and National level in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop. Torie is a graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Dance. Torie decided to move to the Bay Area to pursue her love for dance and for teaching. As a teacher, it is her desire to inspire and encourage children to foster their love for dance as both an athletic sport and an expressive form of art. Torie created ASI Dance Elite in 2021 alongside her husband Caleb Warren. Together, Caleb and Torie work to provide students a safe space to do what they love in a supportive, yet challenging environment.

Owner/Director of Marketing

Caleb Warren

Caleb provides business and technical support for ASI Dance Elite. As an AI engineer, Caleb enjoys utilizing his love of computers, software, and design to support the dance studio on a multitude of levels. As a previous ballroom instructor, Caleb understands and appreciates the amount of passion, dedication, and drive that each of the dancer and instructor brings into the studio each and everyday. He enjoys providing the technical support to allow everyone at ASI to better rehearse, learn, and perform.

Competition & Recreational Hip-hop

Francis Tyrell

Born and raised in East Side San Jose, Francis Tyrell grew up in love with watching movies, artistic performances, and music videos. He never imagined himself pursuing the arts as a career choice. During his junior year of high school, Francis began to explore dance. He performed at homecoming rallies and found a particular interest in choreographing in order to express himself through movement. By graduation, he knew that dance would continue to be a moving force in his life and sought to pursue it professionally. At the age of nineteen, he auditioned for one of the most prestigious companies in the world, Academy of Villains. Not only did he make it, but he quickly progressed and earned the title as director and choreographer of the Bay Area branches: Academy of Villains and Young Skull Club. Francis works as Pharside and Phoenix’s right hand man, helping share their vision to the rest of the world. Through Academy of Villains, Francis has been featured on shows like Showtime at the Apollo, America’s Got Talent, Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, and were TruTvs Fake-off Season 2 champions. Francis also does community with San Jose’s Cathedral Of Faith and high schools in his local area. Continuing to spread his love for the arts, he prides himself in leading by example and is looking forward to leaving his mark and entertaining audiences everywhere.

Tumbling, Acro, & Flexibility

Katy Ross

Katy is a former rhythmic gymnast and Bay Area native. She was a rambunctious child that was put into Gymboree classes at 2 years old. She fell in love with gymnastics and dance right away. Katy had more aptitude for gymnastics, but continued with Ballet to support her competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics career. She remained in competitions until the age of 17 and immediately began coaching. She has been choreographing and teaching tumbling, rhythmic gymnastics, artistic gymnastics, and acro for over 20 years! Katy loves to help her students create and express themselves through movement and help them learn new skills. When she is not teaching, Katy loves to knit and cook with her two daughters. Katy is beyond excited to join the ASI Dance Elite team teaching Tumbling, Acro, & Flexibility!