Kha-lin Prescod started dancing eight years ago. Since then he has trained in a variety of styles of Hip-Hop which include; breaking, locking, popping and new jack, as well as the club styles of house and vogue. Kha-lin has also trained in the traditional styles of contemporary and ballet. During the time he's been dancing he has performed at many venues including Webster Hall, Terminal 5 and the Prudential Center. He can even be seen in an episode of Glee. Kha-lin has also worked with recording artists Jacob Whitesides, JAX and Chris Brown. Although Kha-lin's career is on a professional track he believes it is also necessary to give back to the community through charity work and especially through his love of teaching. He aspires to one day tour the world and inspire others to dance and express themselves!
Allie Hepple is a fourth year student pursuing a career in dance and dance education in the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She grew up in a small town in Connecticut and fell in love with dance at a young age. Allie later went on to attend an arts high school in Hartford, CT, where she had the opportunity to work with artists such as Kim Stroud of the Martha Graham Company as well as Caroline Fermin, who is a part of the Gallim Dance Company. Allie really enjoys learning and taking class, and is excited to continue to grow as a student, artist and teacher!
Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Ashten received training in ballet, modern, tap, and jazz at Studio Arts for Dancers. She danced in the company, Go! Contemporary Dance Works for six years. She attended Interlochen Summer Arts Camp from 2009-2011, and received training in acting, singing, and dancing. While at Interlochen, she performed in Anything Goes, and started her career as a Dance Captain in Aida and Carousel. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from Rider University. Throughout her time at Rider University she performed in Catch Me if You Can, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Dance Captain), and as Cassie in A Chorus Line. She choreographed the Rider University main stage production The Penelopiad, as well as the opera, il mondo della luna at Westminster Choir College. Her professional credits include Singin' in the Rain at Park Playhouse, Legally Blonde, My Fair Lady (Dance Captain), A Chorus Line, and 8-Track: Sounds of the 70's (Assistant Choreographer) at the Arundel Barn Playhouse in Maine. Few things make her happier than seeing her students grow and begin to believe in themselves. Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.
Victoria Szeplaki studied at Broadway Dance Center, NYC, Darvash Ballet Studio, NYC, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Vermont, Pennsylvania School of Ballet, Philadelphia, and New Jersey School of Ballet, where her instructors included Frank Hatchett, Gabriel Taub-Darvash of the Kirov Ballet, Judith Fugate, Cherie Noble, Lupe Serrano and Joseph Carow. Her vast performing experience includes New Jersey Ballet Company, Whitney Ballet Company, Burklyn Ballet Company, Classical Ballet of Northern Virginia, and Jazz and tap performances in NYC, Las Vegas Revue, Best of Broadway Revue, and "World Cruising" Tour in Japan. Her musical theatre experi-ence includes shows such as Will Rogers Follies, Fiddler on the Roof and Funny Girl at the Bucks County Playhouse.
Victoria received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, with training in the Vaganova Syllabus. She has taught extensively throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including being on the faculty of Broadway Dance Center with Frank Hatchett, and the University of the Arts.
Victoria has taught Gymnastics and Tumbling since 2005 and accredits her training from Tumble Time Gymnastics, NJ.
Victoria was the Artistic Director of the River Ballet Academy located in Flemington New Jersey for over 10 years. Victoria currently is Artistic Director of the River Ballet Company which is in-residence at The Doylestown Dance Center in Lahaska Pennsyl-vania. She has over 20 years of teaching experience.
Victoria also holds a degree in Elementary Education (k-5) from Caldwell College, NJ.
Jayme Schlesinger has been dancing since the age of four. As she grew up, she continued her training in all styles of Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Tap, Salsa and Theatre. As a member of Beat Club Crew, she has had the opportunity to work with current pop artists including Nikki Minaj and Chris Brown and perform at multiple venues in Manhattan. She has spent time studying Ballet and Hip Hop in Paris, France and has since returned to the New York area to continue her training and further pursue her dance career
At age two Dana started her dance training at Stage Door Dance Studio in Jamesburg, NJ. Her training consists of various styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, tap, and pointe. She began dancing competitively when she was seven years old. Throughout her competition career Dana has won many high score awards, overall awards, and special awards. She was a part of National Dance Showcase's Star Champion group as well at Ticket to Broadway's Circle of Stars. She has attended many workshops such as the PULSE and has taken classes with Mia Michaels, Shane Sparks, Dylan Smith, and more! Dana now attends Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Arts where she is earning her Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Dietetics and a minor in Dance. Since her first semester at Rutgers, Dana has been a part of the Rutgers Performing Dance Company; a student-run company performing annual winter and spring showcases. She is also a choreographer for the company, choreographing contemporary/modern pieces. Dana has always had a passion for dance and is excited to share her love for the art with her students!
Experienced teacher and choreographer, Kelly Jenkins, was teaching at Dance Dynamics, Beth Barns Dance Studio and Anytime Fitness 2013. Mrs. Jenkins was the owner of the Fayette School of Ballet for 14 years, and has over 29 years of teaching experience. She was also the Director and President of Ballet Lafayette Inc. the only non-profit professional ballet company in Fayette County for 8 years. Mrs. Jenkins has choreographed many full length ballets such as "Sleepy Hollow", "Cinderella", "Alice in Wonderland", "Arabian Nights", "Peter Pan", Beauty and the Beast” "Frankenstein", "The Nutcracker" and other creative pieces. Mrs. Jenkins works with children ages 2 1/2 years old through adults of all technical levels and dance curriculum; specializing in Classical Ballet and Pointe technique training. Mrs. Jenkins was a dancer and choreographer for the Innovations Dance Company. Her experiences include the Dallas Ballet Theater, Dallas School of Art and the Greiner Arts Magnet in Dallas. She has also attended numerous master classes with many renowned teachers such as Nat Horne, Alvin Aliey, Merce Cunningham, Finis Jung, Al Gilbert, Brenda Bufalino and Gus Geiodiano. Mrs. Jenkins has worked with professional ballet companies and master teachers on full length Ballets such as the International Ballet Theater's "Nutcracker" in 1998 and 2002 directed by Vladimir Shumeikin and Artistic Director Alexander Boitsov. She continues to travel to NewYork City, New Jersey and Philadelphia to further her education and to meet other studio owners and company directors. Mrs. Jenkins was excited to teach at the 2006 International Dance Festival in Ladek Zdroj, Poland. Ballet Lafayette was one out of 3 companies chosen to represent the USA. Mrs. Jenkins students were chosen to perform at the festival and to take classes with teachers from around the world. Her teaching philosophy is to nurture her students and inspire them to grow techniquely and creatively.
Alex began dancing at the age of three at Stage Door Dance Studio in Jamesburg, NJ. By the age of eight she began dancing with the studio's Footlights Dance Company, which competed at both regional and national dance competitions and also gave her the opportunity to dance at Walt Disney World in Orlando FL. Alex also danced in several productions of "The Nutcracker" with the Shore Ballet Company. In 2007, while working on a Bachelor's Degree in Entrepreneurship from Pace University, Alex began teaching for The Dancer's Edge as well as choreographing dances for the studio's competition team. Dance has always been a passion for Alex and she is excited to continue to share this passion with her students.
Robin began as a Dance Spectrums student when she was 9.. she left to attend the Philadelphia School of Performing Arts and Mason Gross in New Brunswick, NJ. In 1987 she returned as a full time teacher, teaching Intro to Dance, Kindergarten Dance, Jazz, and Lyrical. Her "Party Central" parties are the BEST!!!