Ms. Amanda (Artistic Director)

Amanda has trained and competed in all areas of dance including ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, acro, hip-hop, pom and gymnastics. She attended Rutgers University where she was a captain of the nationally ranked dance team.  Her appeared on Season 2 of MTVs America's Best Dance Crew with her crew Sass x 7.  She continued her professional career as a Flight Crew Cheerleader for the New York Jets and spent two seasons with the NBA’s Nets Dancers and Dunking Divas.  Amanda’s dance career has brought her to perform in many places around the world including China, England and Spain!  Ms. Amanda has been teaching for 17 years and brings various styles to her choreography.  Her unique background has given her the opportunity to choreograph for college dance teams, high school musicals, cotillions and quinceañeras.   She has trained with celebrity choreographers such as Tabitha and Napolean, Frank Hatchett, Darrin Henson, Luam, Sheryl Murakami, Rosero McCoy, Rod Harrelson, Richard Jackson and many more. Ms. Amanda has also modeled for the dance catalogue Body Wrappers and has made many dance appearances on television including Celebrity Apprentice, The Daily Show, Rachel Ray and Good Day NY.  She obtained her Master’s in School Counseling where she extensively researched the benefits of dance as a therapeutic outlet for children. 

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Hip-Hop, PreK and Combo Classes.

Ms. Brianna

Brianna Santigate is a current graduate of Montclair State University (MSU) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance. As a member of the MSU Repertory Dance Company Brianna has performed the choreographic works of Bill T. Jones, Larry Keigwin, Christian von Howard, Maxine Steinman and various others. Her dance training began
under Gina Forcella at the Dance Stop Dance Education Center in Parlin, New Jersey. Brianna has taught jazz, lyrical, ballet, acro and tap at many studios throughout the tristate area including. Her choreographic work Amphibian Demeanor was presented during the 2016 Dance Collage Series at MSU. This year she will be cheering on the NY Jets on the sidelines for her second season as a Flight Crew Cheerleader! 

Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary

Ms. Alyssa

Ms. Alyssa has been trained in many styles of dance from ballet and contemporary to jazz, hip hop, tap and acro. After attending Somerset County Votech’s honors dance program in high school, Alyssa continued her studies at George Mason University where graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance and minor in Early Childhood Education. At GMU’s School of Dance, under the direction of Susan Shields, Alyssa had the opportunity to perform in many student-choreographed works and has also choreographed five works on her peers. During her time off from school, Alyssa has taken a variety of open classes in New York City to supplement her training and plans to continue developing her own technique and artistry while pursuing her passion for teaching.

Ballet, Musical Theatre and Adult Ballet

Ms. Christina

Ms. Christina has been dancing for 14 years! Ten of those years she has had Ms. Amanda as her teacher! She is a senior at Dunellen High School where she is a Varsity Cheerleader. Ms. Christina also has performed in many musicals at school and plays a major role in many school organizations. She is on the Elite Competition Team where she has received many awards. She is excited to be back for her third year as a teachers assistant!  

KinderCombo, Teachers Assitant

Madeleine Camacho

Ms. Madeleine has had 12 years of dance training in ballet, jazz, and hip hop. Born and raised in New Jersey, Madeleine attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick and was a 4-year member of the nationally ranked Rutgers University Dance Team. As a member of RUDT, she performed at football games, basketball games, and competed at both NDA and UDA championships. Madeleine also had the opportunity to compete in MTV's America's Best Dance Crew as a member of Sass x 7, and worked with Tabitha and Napoleon -- aka NappyTabs. From 2012-2013 Madeleine was also a Knicks City Dancer, performing at home games and other promos for the NY Knicks. While being a KCD, Madeleine worked with choreographers such as JT Horenstein and Joey Dowling. As a KCD she also performed with artists such as Swixx Beatz and the Sugar Hill Gang. Madeleine has had a passion for dance for as long as she can remember and can't wait to dance with you!

 

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Christine Sampson

Christine Sampson was Born and raised in Swedesboro, NJ, where she began dancing since the age of 3. She began at a local studio, where she learned all dance styles. in 1997, she was accepted at the Southern New Jersey Academy of Performing Arts.  In 2005, she graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts. She performed in MGSA's dance co; DanceWorks, and had the privilege to dance in guest artist' Doug Varone's works "Bench Quartet."She performed for various faculty and students' shows in her college career. After college, she danced for the NJ Nets Dance team in 2006-07. She has been featured in Ugly Betty, "The Other Woman," Spike TV, Extra with Mario Lopez, Epix TV, Comcast on Demand, the Today Show, and BET. She has also done various national and international tours; The Gap, Inc. Holiday Cross Country Tour, NBA All-Star Games, NBA Europe Live, NBA China Games, WNBA London Live, NBA London Live and other live performances. In addition, Christine has performed with artists, Flo-rida, Pitbull, Kevin Rudolph, Shakira, Rhianna, Ryan Leslie, Tiffany Evans, Ludacris, B.O.B, Juicy J, and  Bruno Mars. Currently, she has started her own company, Rock Roulette Productions and continues to grow as an artist.  In all, she would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support.

Felicia Catherine

    Felicia grew up as a competitive dancer for over two decades and has trained at studios including Broadway Dance Center, STEPS on Broadway, Alvin Ailey, and her local NJ studio. She received scholarships to attend University of the Arts (Philadelphia), Rutgers University, and Point Park University. Felicia was a member of the nationally ranked Rutgers University dance team. She has modeled for Dance Spirit magazine, Bodywrappers, and the Dance Teacher Summit fashion show. She appeared on TV shows including The Apprentice, The Rachel Ray Show, Aeropostle commercial, American Gladiator, and many nationally televised news specials. In 2008, Felicia appeared on MTV’s Season 2 of America’s Best Dance Crew. Following she became a member of the NJ Ironmen and New Jersey Devil Dance Team and was part of the New Jersey Devils Dancers for six years. In 2013, Felicia appeared in the Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger” music video. She also has worked closely with many choreographers such as, Mia Michaels, Mandy Moore, Shelia Barker, Talia Favia, Sonya Tayeh, and Tabitha & Napoleon. Felicia can also be found backstage or judging for well known competitions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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