Nycole Nurse

instructor

Trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and contemporary, with more than more than 15 years of experience, Nycole Nurse knows the discipline and dedication it takes to be a great dancer. A graduate of Drew University, Nycole received her Bachelor of Arts in political science and a minor in dance. While studying at Drew, Nycole

Gregory J. Hanks

Instructor

Gregory J. Hanks is a New Jersey based performing and teaching artist. Originally from Maplewood, NJ, Gregory has had an undying passion for the arts for as long as he can remember. His arts training began as student of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) Summer Youth Performance Workshop, also at NJPAC, he performed

Marianna Tsartolia

Dance Academy Instructor

Mrs. Tsartolia was born in Athens, Greece where she received her BFA in dance from the State School of Dance. A recipient of scholarships from the Alexander Onassis and Merce Cunningham Foundations, Mrs. Tsartolia graduated from the Merce Cunningham Studio, NYC in 1997. She performed in the US and Europe with Mandafounis Modern Dance Company,

Ms. Valentino

4th Degree Black Belt with the American Tae Kwon Do Association Competition Achievements New Jersey State Champ (Forms) 2006 and 2007,  (Forms and Sparring) 2008 and 2009, (Form and Weapons) – 2010 Top 10 Competitor in United States in (Forms) 2006, 2007, 2008 (Forms, Sparring and Weapons) 2009 Silver Medal in World Championships in Forms

Ms. Gedman

Chief Instructor Gedman’s Black Belt Academy, located at the Westfield Area Y 5th Degree Black Belt with the American Tae Kwon Do Association Member of the ATA since 2001, earned 1st Degree Black Belt in 2003 Competition Achievements New Jersey State Champ (Weapons, Sparring and Forms) – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Mr. Rivera

Training in Tae Kwon Do since 1990 Competition Achievements New Jersey State Champ (Sparring and Forms) -2007 New Jersey State Champ (Weapons, Sparring and Forms) – 2008 New Jersey State Champ ( Form) – 2009 Top 10 Competitor in United States in Forms 2007, 2008 Top 10 Competitor in United States in Sparring 2007 Bronze

Mr. Ramirez

-2nd Degree Black Belt with the American Tae Kwon Do Association Earned 1st Degree Black Belt- with World Tae Kwon Do Association in 2000 Certifications Level 2- Specialty Trainer Level 1 Regional Judge

Michelle A. Tulloch

Michelle received her B.S in Psychology from Virginia State University, and she is currently enrolled in Pratt Institute’s Creative Arts Therapy program for her Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy. Michelle has been dancing since the age of four in many styles from ballet, tap, African dance, hip hop, modern, and jazz.

Isabelle Filiciello

Isabelle Filiciello has been trained in hip-hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern and musical theater. Isabelle has been performing, participating in, and teaching dance classes over the past twenty years and still feels her passion growing every day! She has taught students from pre-school to college levels and is currently a dance technician for the Pequannock

Amanda Bigelow

Coordinator of the Dance Academy

Amanda Bigelow, Coordinator of the Dance Academy, has a B.A. in Dance from Muhlenberg College and has been training, performing, teaching and working in dance for over 20 years. Amanda has taught children at various studios and schools and has worked at Misnomer Dance Theater and Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Amanda specializes in teaching