Who we are

Anita Perel-Panar and Jheric Hizon are the two principals of A Star Society. Their shared philosophies and vision about collaborating, building community, networking, imparting meaningful messages and bringing up the next generation of artists are the foundation of A Star Society’s goals.


Anita Perel-Panar has been educating children in music, dance and drama for over 35 years. Her fascination with creativity, imagination, expression, inherent motivation, human nature and actualizing human potential led to completing her Bachelor of Arts Degrees in English, Music and Drama. Her Masters of Arts Degree thesis was on “The Development of Artistic Awareness in Children.” She has trained extensively in ballet and other forms of dance.

Anita’s passion for the arts, coupled with her love for teaching, led to establishing A Star Studio, A Star Productions, A Star Society and Boogaloo Academy.

Her dream to create a space for students to develop their creative, expressive, and physical potential has become a reality. She is thrilled to be working with talented and dedicated teachers who share her vision and join her in providing an excellent education for all our students.


Jheric Hizon is a pioneer in the Vancouver street dance scene, having taught many of Vancouver’s hip hop teachers. He maintains a hectic schedule as an international dance instructor, choreographer, adjudicator and performer.

He was chosen to choreograph and perform in the Vancouver Olympics 2010 Closing Ceremonies. Other performances include The Black Eyed Peas, Dance Delight, Concert openings, Mercedes Benz, Nike Presto, Disney Radio and Ayumi Hamasaki (Japan’s Queen of Pop). Apart from dancing, he has appeared in several television shows, commercials, documentaries and a feature film.

Along with his performing career, he’s had the privilege of judging and teaching over 30,000 dancers across North America and Southeast Asia at dozens of dance studios, conventions and competitions. Jheric specializes in Hip Hop and Breaking. He is a member of the Now Or Never Break Dance Crew, who won the title of Canadian Breaking Champions in 2008. They represented Canada, competing with 20 other countries in front of an audience of 25,000 people and placed among the world’s best break dance crews at Battle of the Year International Germany (the world’s largest break dance battle).