Santa Clara University

Theatre and Dance department

Pauline KanterPauline Locsin-Kanter

A bay area native, Pauline studied musical theatre at United States International University, School of Performing and Visual Arts. Soon after, Pauline ventured out to sea dancing for Norwegian Cruise Lines, then NYC where she danced several seasons at "Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes." She has also danced in the national tours of "Jolson, the Musical" and "Promises, Promises". Pauline performed the role of "Connie Wong" in "A Chorus Line" at both the Walnut Street Theatre and the Helen Hayes Theatre.

While in NYC, she was seen on ABC's "One Life to Live" and appeared in many corporate industrials for companies such as State Farm Insurance, Nike, Redken, Allstate, Astra Merck Pharmaceuticals, Kohl's Department store, and she is an alum to the San Diego Charger Girls. Pauline is no stranger to the Walt Disney World Company having been a dancer, choreographer, and master instructor for their world renowned program "Magic Music Days", teaching the 'business of the business' to young aspiring entertainers. She also had the amazing experience working on Disney's feature animation, Mulan.

Her love for teaching extends to all ages, as she heads the adult program at Lana's Dance Studio. She is also a technical contributor to Lana's internationally ranked competitive team. Past productions include, "Hair", "Thoroughly Modern Millie", "The Wiz", "Hot Mikado",  "Tommy", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Footloose", and "Oliver".

You can see Pauline's work at Santa Clara University in "Images" and in their upcoming production of "In the Heights". Additional work will include Bellarmine College Prep's performances of "Hairspray". Pauline is SCU's lecturer for all levels of Jazz Dance, Tap, and Musical Theatre Styles.