Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Pilar Steiner
Hello and Welcome to the Roseville High School Dance Department! My name is Pilar Steiner. I am the Director of Dance here at Roseville High School and teach the following classes:
I graduated from Roseville High School in 1992 and was a part of Roseville High School's Dancin' Feet, Feat Fete under the direction of Patti Baker. I was Captain of the Roseville High School Dance Team 1990-91. Out of High School I was named California Art Scholar (awarded Governor's Medallion) and was accepted to California Institute for the Arts summer dance intensive. UCLA got wind of my attendance at CSSSA and sent a recruitment letter for their dance department. I was already one semester in at Sierra College so UCLA said, "We will see you in your junior year for auditions." And......that's what I did. I did what parents cringe about: I went to UCLA for "DANCE ARTS"......Well......"What can you do with that degree in Dance?" The answer was "I had no idea." I was the first person in my family to attend college and I decided to double major in Psychology. I graduated in 1998 from UCLA with the dance degree and a lot of coursework in Psychology -- haha. (I wanted out of LA!). I came back to Northern California and held a multitude of colorful jobs: Infant Caregiver (KinderCare), Case Manager on a Folsom Juvenile Delinquency project, lifeguard, swim instructor, I managed the Folsom Aquatics Center for 3 years when it was built, and one of my all time favorite jobs that I liked to make my students aware of.......I worked as a Deputy Probation Assistant for Sac County Probation (Work Project and Juvenile Hall).
And now here I am. Full Circle. It was great to come back to RHS in 2006 to substitute teach, and even better to pick up a Health Science Credential plus Masters Degree in Cross Cultural Teaching (2008). When I got this job, it was extremely fulfilling to know that I would be utilizing my dance degree and spending time helping the adolescent population grow and learn. I am happy to be serving your children and making high school as fun as it was when I attended.
When I'm not working:
I am swimming, hiking, jogging and working in my rose garden in my front yard (I have 30 species in total). I also manage, regulate, and help grow my own teenager at home. My daughter Ellie graduated Roseville High School December 2020. Tiger Tradition! I also have Twins (Julian and Charlotte) born May 2021! Future Tigers!
Other involvement at RHS:
I chaperone most school dances. I have been a Yosemite Chaperone for our RHS trip since 2009! I also kill it when it come to RHS dress up days/spirit week!
Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger,