Ms. Perez earned her BA and MFA in Dance from UC Irvine and trained with Larry and Sarma Rosenberg, Jillana, El Gabriel, Barbara Plunk, Donald McKayle, Diane Diefenderfer and Dudley Davies. She performed locally and abroad with companies such as Coast Ballet Theatre, Golden State Ballet, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Univision Spanish Television. She has been a guest artist/lecturer for American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive, California Riverside Ballet, Kinetic Dance Project, DeFore Dance Center, Saint Joseph Ballet, Bare Dance Company and the American College Dance Festival. She has been on the faculty of Coast Ballet Academy, Fullerton College, GoldenWest College, and Laguna Beach Dance Company, where she was the founding Classical Program Director and also acted as interim Artistic Director. Currently she teaches for Santa Ana College, Cypress College, Capo Valley High School and California Conservatory of the Arts.