Studio One Staff


Luke Scherba

Owner of Studio One
Ballroom Dance Studio June 2006 – Present

Office: 530-345-9465
Cell: 530-520-9289

Tyler Farmer


          Tyler began dancing in 2005 after learning tap choreography to “One” from A Chorus Line for a musical theatre concert at his high school. He simply fell in love with the expression, the challenge, and the sense of coordinated movement that is unique to dance. After a year of tap, he added jazz and hip-hop classes, followed by ballet and contemporary at HYPE Dance Studio. After teaching at Chico Creek Dance Centre while training, performing, and choreographing for Full Force Dance Company, Tyler moved to Long Beach, CA, where he obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. This degree afforded him advanced training in modern, ballet, jazz, and choreographic techniques, transforming him into the dancer he is today. He also danced in many concerts in pieces choreographed by alumni of Juilliard, The American Ballet Theatre, and more.

          After college Tyler stayed in Southern California, teaching dance to thousands of underprivileged children in Orange County with a company called Active Learning. He was promoted to Program Operations Manager, a role which allowed him to continue teaching while also training teachers and creating dance curriculum for the program. During this time, Tyler also began teaching an adult Heels dance class in Anaheim Hills at Embody Pole Fitness. After returning to Chico in 2015, Tyler came home to his original teaching and choreography positions at CCDC. After having danced at Studio One and fallen in love with its style and focus on fun and approachability, Tyler is very excited to finally join the staff and create a wonderful dance experience with a new class of students!e here…


John-Mark Mamalakis

John-Mark started social partner dancing in 2011. Having had no prior experience or training, the only thing that had kept him from dancing before was the thought that he had two left feet. At first just a social dancer for the fun of it, John-Mark soon got involved with becoming a teaching assistant at CSU Chico and now teaches dance classes on his own. This love for dance in all its forms soon grew to include competing in International Standard Ballroom and being a DJ for studio dances. Now John-Mark travels to Country and West Coast Swing dance events for both social dancing and competitive dancing these events provide. Besides the important social aspects of dancing, John-Mark also believes in the benefits of the vigorous and complex nature that dance brings with it. Benefits that lead to a long and healthy life. Of all the dances that John-Mark knows, he particularly enjoys the power and elegance of the ballroom dances like Foxtrot, Waltz, Quickstep, and Tango. Though just as often you will find him dancing West Coast Swing, Nightclub 2 Step, and Country 2 Step.  

Layla Ray

OFFICE: 530-345-9465