Jessica Longo teaches ballet, pointe, acro, modern, lyrical and tap. She studied with George Lon, Chris Lee, Mary Felber, Dawn LaViola-Schaub, Frank Hatchett, Michele Assaf, AC Ciulla and Joe Lanteri. Jessica also trained as a gymnast, reaching the Class III competitive level, and was named to the All County and All Conference gymnastic teams. Prior to joining DANJ, she was on the artistic staff at Performing Arts Academy for over ten years. Her credits also include commercial and modeling roles. Jessica attended the prestigious High School for the Performing Arts in New York City and Montclair State University where she majored in Dance.
Kathleen Arcieri grew up in Ridgewood, NJ where she began ballet lessons at the age of five. As a prized student at Irine Fokine’s School of Ballet, Kathleen performed in annual recitals as well as in Tchaikovsky’s classic, The Nutcracker, for over twelve years. At the age of 17, Kathleen was chosen to dance the coveted Sugar Plum Fairy role. After seeing her perform, the renowned Russian ballet dancer, Igor Youskevitch, invited her to train and compete professionally. In 1990, Kathleen was awarded the bronze medal in the prestigious New York International Ballet Competition. Kathleen also danced with the Connecticut Ballet Theater and taught classes at Irine Fokine's School of Ballet.
Katy Guth began dancing at the age of three and competing at the age of eight. Her training focused on Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. She continued her dance eduction at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and dance seminars hosted by Dance Masters of America and Dance Educators of America. Katy began her teaching career in 2001 while attending East Stroudsburg University of PA. In addition to her teaching experience, with expertise teaching young children and teens, Katy is an established choreographer and has received numerous awards recognizing her work. Katy manages the Sparta location for The Dance Academy of North Jersey.
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Laura Merino will be leading a series of the following Acro Workshops:
Saturday, November 18th:
Manny Herrera was selected to train at The School of American Ballet at the age of 15 and received the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation Scholarship. His Broadway credits include “West Side Story”, “Legally Blonde” originating the role of the Pool Boy, “Sweet Charity”, “Wicked” where he originated the role of Chistery, and “The Music Man” playing Tommy Djilas. His Off-Broadway credits include, "Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating Mating and Marriage" starring opposite Eve Plumb (“The Brady Bunch’s” Jan Brady), and "The Seven" at New York Theater Workshop. His TV/Film credits include CBS’ “Blue Bloods”, “Late Night With Steven Colbert” “Winter’s Tale”, “Knucklehead”, “Sex and The City 2”, “Power”, “Unforgettable”, “Smash”, and “Modern Love.” Manny was seen in an independent film “MA” and on Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out”. His last appearance on stage was on PBS' "Sinatra The Voice of a Century" and in "Bull Durham The Musical” originating the role of Jose.
Akira trained extensively in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical and ballet, and has numerous credits both commercially and theatrically as a dancer and choreographer. His film and television credits include Canada’s Got Talent, Degrassi, The Next Star, The Strain, Over the Rainbow and Canada’s Smartest Person. He can be seen dancing in the Much Music video for Sam Smith’s hit track “Stay With Me”, the Lifetime film “My Daughter Must Live”, and other music videos for a-list artists such as Dragonette, Young Avz and Blake McGrath. Akira danced for the Canadian Opera Company's “Don Quichotte” at the Four Seasons Centre. He recently worked with choreographer Stacey Tookey in a workshop for an upcoming musical called “Dancer.” As a choreographer, his credits include music videos for artists including Lights, The Lovelocks and Tyler Shaw. In 2015, he was awarded the Audience Choice Award at the emerging choreographer’s showcase “Fresh Blood,” hosted by the Chimera Project. He is the choreographer for the upcoming indie film “Jazz Hands." Earlier this year, he was chosen to present work as a Capezio Ace Awards finalist. Akira was recently added to the permanent faculty of the JUMP Dance Convention. Click => Process for a sample video.
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