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JJDA Graduates - Professional Dancers

Tash Crudup

Tash is a professional dancer in Los Angeles who has performed with Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Lorde.  Tash is also an instructor at SoulCycle and competes on World of Dance with the company Unity LA.

Kelly Peterson

Kelly is an actress, singer and dancer who performed in the first national tour of Bullets Over Broadway.  She also performed in the 2014 national tour of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular as a Rockette.  Kelly graduated from the prestigious Commercial Dance program at Pace University in New York.

Megan Peterson

Megan graduated Cum Laude from Pace University with a BFA in Commercial Dance, and Arts & Entertainment Management.  Megan worked on the national tour Radio City Christmas Spectacular as a Rockette and the international tour Blast! The Music of Disney as well as numerous regional productions.

Emily Phillips

Emily will be touring the country as Jennyanydots in Cats and previously performed in the national tour of Elf The Musical.  She received a coveted Ticket to Vegas on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance.  She earned a B.A. in Acting from Muhlenberg College.

Amber Poppe

Amber is a professional dancer represented by Clear Talent Group - one of the top dance agencies in the country.  She performed in the latest music video from Emarosa.  Amber is a graduate of the professional semester at Broadway Dance Center.

Jessica Staggard

Jessica was a long time member of the Jets Flight Crew.  She could be seen dancing on national television every year throughout the NFL season.  In 2012 she was chosen to travel to Hawaii and represent the Flight Crew at the Pro-Bowl.

Vanessa Vickers

Vanessa was thrilled to participate in fan events for Super Bowl XLVIII with the Gotham City Cheerleaders, including promotional events for Pepsi and many more.

JJDA Graduates - College Dancers

Emily Bauer

While in college, Emily was a captain for the national champion TCNJ dance team.  She recently became an assistant coach for a competitive high school dance team.

Aanyse Chandler

Aanyse is a dance major at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts.  She has performed the work of Martha Graham at the Joyce Theater in NYC and has performed throughout the area with a local modern dance company.

Marion Davidson

Marion studied dance at Adelphi University, where she received a performing arts scholarship.  Marion performed on Good Morning America in 2014 promoting Taylor Swift's album.

Julia Duddy

Julia is a member of the Rutgers University Dance Company.

Mikaila John

Mikaila was a freshman member of the Rutgers Dance Team and continues to be involved in the dance community.

Jessica Kenny

Jessica is a member of the Towson University Pom Squad.

Jennifer Moore

Jennifer performed and choreographed for the Rutgers Dance Company.  She has also performed with a local hip hop company and taught dance at a summer theater and performing arts camp.

Rebecca Phillips

Rebecca is currently pursuing a degree in Theatre and Communications while continuing her love of Tap.  She runs Rebecca Phillips Photography specializing in head shots, modeling shots, and dance shots for actors and performing artists.

Julianna Ricigliano

Julianna is a member of the Villanova Wildcats Dance Team.

Emily Sheppard

Emily is currently pursuing a minor in dance.  Her years of hard work resulted in an impressive academic and dance college scholarship.

Victoria Tajes

Victoria was a freshman member of the elite Rutgers Dance Team and a member of the Rutgers Dance Company.  She is also an accomplished Zumba instructor!

Olivia Windos

Olivia is a member of the Rutgers Competitive Dance Company, a select group chosen to represent the Company at collegiate competitions.

JJDA Graduates - Dance Educators/Choreographers

Danielle Byam

Danielle was a long time instructor at JJDA.  She auditioned for the hit show So You Think You Can Dance, where she made it through the first round and was thrilled to dance for Nigel, Mary and Tyce DiOrio.  She is currently pursuing a career in hair and makeup design.

Carly Poppe

Carly is passing her love of dance on to a whole new generation of dancers as a member of the JJDA faculty.  She teaches pre-school classes as well as Ballet, Tap and Jazz.

Stephanie Wnek

Stephanie is a JJDA faculty member and a choreographer for the JJDA Hip Hop company.  She has also choreographed and starred in several music videos for up and coming artists.

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At JJDA, we are proud of all of our alumni.  Here are highlights of some of their dance-related achievements:
(Sorted by category, and alphabetically by last name)
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