May 5th - I'm a Cinco de Mayo baby!
Jayme Wappel trained at CC & Company Dance Complex in Raleigh, NC and graduated from Point Park University with a B.A. in Dance. Favorite Credits: Finding Neverland (1st National Tour, Swing/Dance Captain); West Side Story (Paper Mill); Guys & Dolls (Goodspeed); Mary Poppins, Starlight Express (Tuacahn Amphitheater); Yo, Vikings! (Pittsburgh Playhouse); Royal Caribbean (aerialist).
Owner and Director,
Director of Elementary & Teen Programs,
Artistic Director of MDC
a dolphin trainer!
I'm most likely working out, traveling, baking, learning American Sign Language, or spending time with my husband, Clancy, & our goldendoodle, Teddy!
Eileen began her training in Virginia, where she learned various styles of dance at a plethora of studios. Upon graduating high school, Eileen moved to NYC to study at Joffrey Ballet School as a Jazz and Contemporary Trainee. In 2018 she also completed Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester, and has since enjoyed working as a dance and fitness instructor and as an extra on several t.v. shows and music videos.
Artistic Manager, Client Experience Director,
a marine biologist!
you can find me walking a dog through the streets of NYC, taking a dance class with my friends, trying new foods or shopping for the perfect new plant!
Noreen has over a decade of experience teaching ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and acrobatics in a recreational setting. Additionally, she is an award winning choreographer who has been recognized on the regional level for her work with competitive jazz dancers and acrobats!
a Radio City Rockette!
I work for the town of Trumbull in the Department of Parks & Recreation!
Ally has been training in various styles for 15 years, with a strong focus on hip hop, and danced competitively for 10 years. While dancing competitively and teaching at her hometown studio, she was the captain of her high school dance team for three years. After training in NY, she continued her dance education at Sacred Heart University where she was a member of Inception Dance Crew, a pre-professional hip hop group and Dance Ensemble, a student-led performance group, where she took on the role of Dance Ensemble President during her senior year. Ally has been choreographing and teaching various styles of dance ever since she was 13 years old.
Tutus & Tappers Saturday (Ballet/Tap)
working as a Graduate Assistant at Sacred Heart University or hanging out with friends!
Giuliana has been dancing for 15+ years and has danced competitively for 8 years. She has worked alongside industry-leading choreographers and has received amazing opportunities such as a spot in Chloe Arnold’s tap piece in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She is currently a member of the United States of America Tap Team and is excited to compete a trio, small group, and formation in the IDO world tap dance championships in Riesa, Germany in the fall! Giuliana is continuing her dance education at Sacred Heart University where she received both a performance and presidential scholarship.
Tutus & Tappers Monday (Ballet/Tap)
Beginner Tap 1
Beginner Tap 2
a Radio City Rockette!
I’m studying, dancing, and hanging out with friends at Sacred Heart University.
Hannah began her ballet training in Connecticut where she trained at various schools before going to the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts (Torrington, CT) to begin her high school training. She completed her high school training at Bossov Ballet Theatre at Maine Central Institute (Pittsfield, ME), where she spent 3 years studying the Vaganova style of ballet. She completed her training in college where she obtained a BS in Communication Studies and a BFA in Ballet at the University of Utah.
Tutus & Tappers
reading or swimming!
Hannah grew up in New York where she trained for 15+ year in various styles including contemporary, jazz, lyrical, ballet, tap, and hip hop while also dancing competitively for 12 years. Each year, Hannah has participated in many performances including recitals, the Nutcracker, etc. Hannah is currently a student at Sacred Heart University where in addition to her Business management major, she is also minoring in dance and an active member of the SHU Dance Company.
performing on Broadway!
... I'm spending time with my family, studying, or dancing at SHU!
Heather's dance training includes; the Performing Arts Center of CT (now Rockwell Dance Center) in Trumbull, Joffrey Ballet School's Summer Intensive (2009), Muhlenberg College (BA in Dance Choreography), as well as the Accademia dell' Arte Summer Intensive in Arezzo, Italy where she trained mostly in modern, contemporary and contact improvisation. Heather is the owner of The Embodied Mover, a somatic coaching business using mind-body practices & movement for nervous system regulation.
Office Manager / Dance Instructor
An artist of some kind!
...I'm reading self-growth books, watching FRIENDS or drinking tea.
Tyler is a Connecticut native and received his BFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he also completed an independent study of Pedagogy and Musical Collaboration within the Graduate Dance Department. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the ArtsGarden, a grassroots collaborative arts organization, and is a cohort of the Jacob’s Pillow Curriculum-in-Motion® Institute. He is a five year veteran of the STREB Extreme Action Company, and teaches a wide variety of dance and aerial arts classes all around the tristate area.
a wizard. (It hasn’t happened…..YET!)
looking for the best sushi restaurant!
Erika began dancing at the age of 13, before that she was all about basketball and learning karate which she had done since she was 6. Erika attended Joffrey Ballet School instead of college for 2 years. While working with several ballet and modern dance companies, Erika joined Dynamic Rockers as a BGirl, which led to her being signed to MSA and working many commercial dance jobs to this day.
Hip Hop, Lyrical/Contemporary, Pointe
A knee surgeon!
... you'll find me training a client with a high intensity 10 minute (yup 10 minute!) workout or cuddling my cats!
Joey recently graduated with a BFA in Commercial Dance from Pace University. At Pace, he has trained under Rhonda Miller, Scott Jovovich, and Jess Hendricks, among others, and also performed in works including Paul Taylor’s “Company B”. Joey has worked at several theme parks with RWS Entertainment Group including HersheyPark!
Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Acro and more!
A Disney Imagineer!
I'm watching Disney movies and baking!