Prior to her role as Creative Director, Ms. Peca served as the Assistant Director of the Commercial Dance Department where she fell in love with the art of teaching. In 2013 she was awarded the prestigious title of “Teacher of the Year” from the esteemed-international arts organization Arts Schools Network at a ceremony in New York City.
Since 2007 Ms. Peca has successfully produced and directed OCSA’s Season Finale, commencement ceremonies, and annual Gala, which serves as the organizations largest fundraising event of the season, bringing in close to 1 million dollars each year in support of arts education. In addition to her role as a producer/director, Ms. Peca facilitates outside requests for performance group bookings and works directly with MONTAGE! – OCSA’s celebrated performance ambassadors to create one of a kind, unique and unforgettable performances serving variety of private, community and corporate event needs.
Ms. Peca began her distinguished career by winning the title of “National Swing Dance Champion” at the age of 11. Her career has encompassed professional performances, dance education, and choreography for film, television, commercials, professional sports teams, and stage. Ms. Peca has worked with celebrities including our very own alumni, Matthew Morrison, Teren Manning, Jon Bond, Susan Egan, Eric Altemus, Allison Ulrich, Krysta Rodriguez, Michael Montgomery and Lindsay Mendez.
Throughout her enchanted career, Ms. Peca has had the honor and privilege of working with entertainment legends, Rita Moreno, Tina Turner, Francis Ford Coppola, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, Dick Clark, Merv Griffin, and Bob Fosse. Peca has choreographed for Los Angeles Laker Girls, Ram’s Cheerleaders, and LA Kings Ice Crew. Her corporate/industrial credits include, Walt Disney Records, AT&T, CHOC (Children Hospital OC), Edwards Life Sciences, South Coast Plaza, Kaiser Permanente, Matrix and Coca-Cola to name a few. Television/film credits include, Star Search, Dance Fever, The Merv Griffin Show, Breakin ‘n’ Enterin’ and 1984 winner of ABC’s hit TV show American Bandstand where she won her first car at age 13. Her fondest OCSA memory was when she choreographed the stage production of Gidget: The Musical directed by Francis Ford Coppola.