Gabriela (Belle) Gutierrez is entering her 4th year as head coach for the OC Dance Team. Belle previously held the position of choreographer and student coach for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Under her direction, the OC Blues has won the Hip Hop National Championships four years straight. This year the Blues qualified with a ranked bid to compete in the National Dance Alliance national competition in Daytona Beach, Florida. Belle will take the Blues to compete at this prestigious competition for the first time in school history. In addition, Belle is proud to announce that the Blues are the 2020 National Dance Alliance College Showcase Fan Favorite for Hiphop. The Blues ran against all team divisions and ranked at the top with some of the leading collegiate teams in the nation!
Coach Belle was born and raised in Odessa, Texas, where she currently resides with her husband, 5 year old son, and one year old daughter. Belle has been a student of dance herself for a total of 23 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the OC Dance program. She has had the opportunity to dance professionally for music artists and has performed at many prestigious showcases. Coach Belle is a much sought after collegiate and professional choreographer and clinician. Belle graduated with an associate degree from Odessa College and is currently working on continuing her education in sports sciences.
Each year, Belle successfully brings her passion for dance and service to others together for a memorable dance season for performers and audiences alike!