Sarah Golembo is a second-year at Rutgers University, a part of their D1A competition and game day dance team. She is an alumni of The Dance Factory in Glassboro, New Jersey where she has been dancing since she was three. Sarah has studied many different styles including jazz, contemporary, hip hop, tap, ballet, pom and many more!
Miss Julie started dancing with Kaye-Lynn Dance Studio at the age of 3. She was member of the New Jersey Dance Theater Guild Ballet Company for 10 years in which she performed in many dance productions including the annual production of the Nutcracker.
Taylor graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and a minor in dance. Taylor has been dancing since the age of four, and performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2005. She was a competition dancer for over 10 years, and has attended dance conventions including Company Dance, The Pulse, Monsters of Hip hop, Tap City, and The Big Apple Tap Festival. Taylor’s favorite style of dance is tap, but she is also trained in ballet, modern, theater, contemporary/lyrical, hip hop and jazz. She was the dance captain of Montclair State Dance Company and loves to teach!
Jessica has been dancing since the age of three. She comes from a strong background in both dance and gymnastics. She was a competitive dancer and cheerleader through her school aged years. Jessica has an MSW from University of Southern California. She strives to share her love of dance to children of all ages.
Miss Kyra is a 2020 graduate from Desales University with her B.A. in Dance and minor in Business. She grew up training at La Danse School of Performing Arts and Broadway Dance Center, and has fine tuned her skills throughout her childhood, college, and in her adult life. In past years, Miss Kyra has performed in Six Flags Great Adventure’s Dead Man’s Party, danced for Jersey Flight Turbulence Dance Team for the AFL, and danced for the NLL team, the Philadelphia Wings. Currently, she is going on her 3rd year with the Philadelphia Wings Dance Team. Not only does Miss Kyra love dance, she also has a passion for musical theater. Some of her musicals include Hairspray, Into the Woods, and High School Musical. She was on contract with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival for the production of Ragtime. Miss Kyra is so excited and grateful to be a part of the KLDS family!
Claudia Soga a New Jersey native, and alumna of Ballet Forte at Wings Conservatory holds a Masters in Dance Education from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education New Brunswick, NJ and her B.F.A in Dance Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Claudia is currently leading and creating the dance program at Colin Powell Elementary School in Union City, New Jersey. Claudia is an active member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) and has been inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. While at Rutgers, Claudia has performed in works of Alexandra Beller, Ani-Javian, Chien Ying-Wang, and Randy James. Outside of Rutgers Claudia had the opportunity to perform in works by Andrea Kramer, Sidra Bell, Rodrick George, Ramon Oller, and Alex Biegleson. In building her artistry, Claudia trained internationally at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona in Sitges, Spain and Accademia Dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy during Summer Programs. In Spain, Claudia performed at “Bailar al Sol ” in pieces by the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, Joe Monteleone, and Nuria Serra. While in Italy Claudia worked with artists Wagner Moreira, Helena Fernandino, Dorey Sibley, Dragana Alfirevic, Dejan Srhoj, and Gregor Kamnikar. Prior to her admissions to Rutgers, Claudia studied at Raritan Valley Community College under the direction of Loretta Fois, as well as continued her outside training under the mentorship of Andrea Kramer. Claudia’s teaching philosophy aims to cultivate a positive learning environment that encourages students to express and embrace their individuality through movement based pedagogy.
BrieAnna Serafin is a current student at Rutgers University- Mason Gross School of the Arts where she is pursuing her BFA/EdM degree in Dance Education. She graduated from the OCVTS Performing Arts Academy in Lakehurst, NJ where she was a dance major studying in the styles of ballet, modern, and jazz. She also trained for 15 years at Dance Concepts Dance Studio under the direction of Jill Kamback where she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and pointe. This past summer she trained and interned with Klassic Contemporary Ballet Company under the direction of Kimberly D. Landle in Philadelphia and recently performed with The company in the 2018 Philadelphia Fringe Arts Festival.
Taylor began dancing when she was four years old. Growing up, she competed regionally and nationally in various styles. In 2017, Taylor graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rider University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Dance Studies, and a minor in psychology. Through Rider’s dance department, Taylor studied ballet, modern, and pilates at the Princeton Ballet School. She also earned her teaching certification in coMBo (conditioning for MindBody) under the guidance of Dr. Kim Chandler Vaccaro. Taylor is a proud alumna of the Rider University Dance Ensemble, an organization she performed and choreographed with for four years. In addition, she spent one year serving as the organization’s president which allowed her to teach workshop classes and direct all of their audition and performance weekends. Currently, Taylor’s full time career is as an elementary school teacher in Edison. She loves to apply her passion for dance by sharing it with students of all ages!
Nancy has been an accomplished teacher and choreographer with Kaye-Lynn Dance Studio for over 10 years.
She attended Montclair State University with a minor in dance and was a member of the NY Knicks City Dancers!
Most recently she has performed and choreographed throughout the states and overseas with Defected Records in the UK.
Rachel Stanislawczyk began her dance training at Kaye Lynn Dance Studio! From there, Rachel became a plus student at American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School. She continued her studies at the Middlesex County School of Performing Arts where she performed in several works by Cleo Mack. This spring, Rachel graduated with a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a proud recipient of VCU’s Academic Achievement Award, the VCU Arts Dean’s Renewable Scholarship, and the VCU Dance Department’s Outstanding Service Award.
Heather Favretto obtained her BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University. She is the founder and co-artistic director of Glitterati. Her choreography has been presented at DTW’s performance lab, H.T. Chen’s NewSteps Series, Hatch, Triskelion Arts Center, NJPAC’s Dance Jam, Rutgers University, Connecticut College, The Outlet Project and at several concerts in and around the greater New York area.
Emily Cornish is a fourth-year BFA Dance Major and is pursuing the EdM (Master’s in Dance Education) at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She has been dancing since age 3 from many different dance studios around New Jersey. She mainly studied under Mea Pangia, Bridget Fluder, and Erika Mero. At Rutgers, she has been in pieces choreographed by Merli Guerra, Ani Javian, John Evans and Kim Elliot. She has also completed the Reformer Polestar Pilates training through Rutgers University. She has also gone through Lila Flow Yoga to achieve her Pilates Mat certification. Once she graduates, she hopes to inspire generations of dancers to love dance as much as she does.