I'm so sorry for the late response, I didn't get a notification email that you replied for some reason.
To answer your questions, I live in California (Santa Cruz)...Ideally, I'd like to stay near the Bay Area, although I know that really limits my options so I'm open to considering relocating.
As far as my focus, I know I should definitely get a strong foundation in ballet for technique, etc., though I'm also very interested in jazz, contemporary, modern....even musical theater. I don't know if I have to make up my mind and just pick one focus though...
One one my choreographers, who I admire and respect tremendously, got her master's degree in dance at Mills college in Oakland, so I've been looking into that...but I don't want to "put all my eggs in one basket".
Any advice would be great!!!