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Miss Alyssa began dancing at age 2 and has never stopped.  She is trained in many genres of dance. Upon graduation, Miss Alyssa auditioned and was accepted onto the nationally ranked Rutgers Dance Team where they were consistently in the top 4 in the nation during the four years Miss Alyssa was on the team and she became Team Captain her senior year. Since dancing at Rutgers, Miss Alyssa has choreographed award winning routines and has received awards for her choreography.  She was a member of the Miss America organization where she competed for the title of Miss New Jersey as Miss Middlesex.  She won the talent portion of the qualifying pageant in which she became Miss Middlesex.  Miss Alyssa was also a first grade school teacher in addition to coach of the Highland Park Dance Team.  She has performed as Clara, multiple times, in the Duke Ellington version of the Nutcracker. Miss Alyssa is certified by Dance Educators of America and has been teaching dance for 20 years in many genres for all ages and levels of children through adults.  She was on staff at Metuchen Dance Centre, where she also received her training, and School of the Arts.  She is looking forward to taking her love of teaching the art of dance to students and opening a studio where she can share her love of dance and performing on a bigger scale.  Miss Alyssa currently lives in Millstone with her husband and four children.  She is proud to have this opportunity of opening a studio in the town she loves and is raising her family.   

Ms. Alyssa Zolnowski
Owner/Artistic Director

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  Miss Asia Vaganek

Miss Asia graduated from Metuchen Dance Centre in June 2008 and began dancing at MCC in the Fall 2008. There she acquired her Associates degree with honors in Dance. Since she was 17, Asia has vast performing and dance captain experience throughout NJ.  She was a choreographer for MCCDE for 5 years and is currently choreographing various new works for NJ based companies, including Dance Reflections, Artistic Visions, and the Main Street Theatre Dance Company. Asia is also a dance educator with Metuchen Dance Centre for over 10 years and Be You Dance Center for the past year and a half. Theatrical credits include Rocky Horror Picture Show, Glen Burtnik's Back to the 80s and Beyonce's 2013 Superbowl Halftime Show in New Orleans. Asia is currently the head/lead dancer and choreographer for A-KATCH Entertainment. Asia is also an AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor and has been teaching various fitness classes for 3 years at multiple gyms throughout central NJ including RWJ Health & Fitness Center. Performing and choreographing are two of her favorite things, but she loves teaching and helping children and adults in the dance and fitness world even more!

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  Mr. Quinn Sousa

Mr. Quinn started out dancing in high school with the dance club, learning from the captain who was actually the student of his current teacher. After graduating, Mr. Quinn connected with John “Comix” Barrella at a workshop and that summer joined his dance company. Mr. Quinn is now one of the veteran members of The Redef Movement and has experience in all street styles including breaking, popping, hip hop, and locking. Along with being a Dance Professional through Dance New Jersey he is a tri-state area performer in places such as Philly, the 5 boroughs, and New Jersey. Through years of training with other teachers heavily rooted to the core of Hip Hop, he has attained the foundation necessary to properly modernize these dance styles without losing its integrity or value. It was through this training that The Redef Movement was invited to perform for The New York City Breakers at their 20th reunion and at “Chaos” presented by TedX Asbury Park. While continuing to further his training, he travels with The Redef Movement performing and hosting workshops at many different events. On top of that the company puts on an annual full-length show “Stupid Humans.”

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Miss Stephanie Palm

Miss Stephanie has been dancing since the age of 3. After growing up competing at numerous competitions and nationals, as well as participating in community events and fundraisers across the state, she continued her studies as a dance major at Montclair State University in 2007. She has studied multiple styles of dance including Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics and more! Aside from dance, Ms. Stephanie trained in gymnastics from a young age, competing on her school teams for several years while also serving as Senior Captain for both the school dance and gymnastics teams. She has been a lead dancer and choreographer for Artistic Visions Dance Company since 2011, performing annually. Miss Stephanie has taught many styles of dance and acrobatics to all ages for over ten years in Central New Jersey and loves to share her passion and knowledge with her students. She has choreographed numerous dances both for recreation and competition, placing in overall scores and winning multiple special awards.

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Ms. Amanda Papa

Miss Amanda is a dancer, choreographer, and dance educator with more than 20 years experience.  She began dancing at age 2, competing at age 8, and dancing professionally at 16.  She was twice named an All-Star by the Universal Dance Association as a teenager, where she first performed internationally.  Amanda received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Montclair State University.  It was there that she had the opportunity to study and train with artists such as Alexandra Beller, Maxine Steimnan, and the Freespace Dance Company.  While attending college, Amanda sas an original company member, soloist, and dance captain of the Dance Law Dance Company performing throughout New York and New Jersey.  Amanda spent her summers at Duke University attending the American Dance Festival where she worked with Gerri Houlihan, Robert Battle, David Dorfman, and Bill T. Jones.  After graduation, Amanda spent time studying, creating, and performing her art in Italy, where she truly found her passion for and refined her skills as a choreographer.  Since then, Amanda's achievements include the creation of more than 600 original pieces that have been performed throughout the Tri-State Area.  Her choreography has been recognized by Paper Mill's Rising Star Awards, Star Systems, and Beyond the Stars Dance Competitions.  In addition to her experience as a performer, Amanda was on the dance faculty at Mercer County College, Metuchen Dance Centre, The School of the Arts, and Dance Impressions.  She is certified through Dance Educators of America and is a proud member of Dance NJ.  Some of her favorite choreographic credits include: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Rent, Oklahoma!, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, High School Musical, and Camp Rock.  In 2012 Amanda fulfilled her lifelong dream of owning her own dance company, co-founding Solo Danza, where she is currently the Artistic Director.  2018 Amanda joined Groove National Dance Competition as a Judge and Master Teacher and will be returning again this year.  This past year she has expanded her love for dance into the Ballroom world, where she is currently training as a competitor in Smooth Ballroom Dance.  She is currently on staff at Theatrical Artist Prep and Millstone Dance.  

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