Miss "Becca" has been dancing since age three, training in ballet, jazz, pointe, lyrical and tap. She has studied locally, in New York City at Broadway Dance Center and minored in dance at Camden County Community College.
She performed in and choreographed many high school and college musicals and has appeared with the local community theater group "The Spotliters". Becca has had roles in "Guys and Dolls", Chastity in "Anything Goes", "Hello Dolly", and "Cabaret".
She has also performed at Tomorrowland in Disney World and at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.
Miss Becca is very happy to be a part of the staff at Kathy's Dancenter and looks forward to sharing her love of dance with her students.
Linda began dance training at the age of nine. She developed and refined her techniques and performance skills under the tutelage of several talented teachers from various studios such as the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, South Jersey Academy of Ballet, Jazz Dance Center, Fran Reiss School of Performing Arts and the University of the Arts. Linda also attended classes in New York and Philadelphia with such celebrated teachers as Alexei Yudenich, Shimon Braun, Joe Tremaine, Luigi and Charles Kelly.
Linda has performed in local dance and musical theater productions including South Jersey Academy of Ballet and Stagedoor &Co. Past teaching positions include South Jersey Academy of Ballet, Today's Dance Center and Opening Night Dance Center. She has especially enjoyed teaching the past several years at Kathy's Dancenter.
Linda is also an adjunct instructor at Drexel University and is currently pursuing her doctorate in mass media and communication at Temple University.
Andrea was dancing and choreographing before she was old enough to attend dance class. Since then she has danced at a number of South Jersey locations including the Perkins Center for the Arts, Today's Dance, and Dance Cues where she received extensive training in ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, tap and jazz. She has also taken master classes in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Since the age of nine, Andrea has been a member of a dance ensemble, which enabled her to choreograph for and/or perform for various community events, charity shows, competitions, and conventions. She has also performed in a number of Nutcracker productions, high school musicals, and the Miss Burlington County Scholarship Pageant.
Since high school she has danced at Rowan University, Camden County College, and with Bridge Players Theater Company. She recently choreographed Seven Brides for Seven Brothers for Burlington City High School. She is currently a dance artist with Main Street Production Company and a college student with majors in Dance and in Health and Exercise Science. Andrea has been assisting and teaching dance since the age of 12. She loves to dance and to choreograph and is happy to be teaching at Kathy's Dancenter.
Kimberly has been dancing since age 2. She trained with many local studios, finally settling at the Dancenter and is well-versed in jazz, tap, ballet, and lyrical. At the tender age of 5, Kim choreographed her own dance for a talent show and placed second. Kim's dance background is very evident in the extensive work she has done both as a cheerleading coach and choreographer. Her rapport with her young trainees as a coach has led to numerous first places in competition. Kim has furthered her dance education at Camden County College. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her love for dance with her students at Kathy's Dancenter.
Ali started dancing at the age of 4. She aspired to become a dancer at a very young age, requesting from her parents the only gift she wanted for Christmas was dance lessons. Ali has trained extensively in all forms of dance, including ballet, tap, pointe, lyrical, tap & hiphop and has background in gymnastics as well. Ali has trained at local studios & danced on competition teams & performed at Disney World. She is so happy to be a part of the staff at Kathy's Dancenter & looks forward to both performing & sharing her knowledge & love of dance with her students.
Jean Anne started dancing at the age of four. She studied tap, jazz, and ballet at Peggy Walters Little School of Ballet until she was 20.
Jean Anne performed in the U.S.O. and with many local dance groups. At the age of 22, she joined the critically acclaimed dance company WAVES where her roles were Principal Dancer, Dance Captain, and assistant Choreographer. With WAVES she danced locally at the Shubert Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, the Zellerbach and Academy of Music. Jean Anne toured the United States with WAVES and received a glowing review in the New York Times.
Jean Anne started teaching at 15, and has taught at Jazz Dance Center (Home of WAVES), Pennsylvania Ballet, Collage of Performing Arts and Bryn Mawr College. After leaving WAVES in 1985, she opened her own dance studio "Jazzworks" in Philadelphia for five years.
Jean Anne has taught master classes at many different dance organizations such as Dance Masters and I.T.D.I. She thoroughly enjoys teaching with long-time friend and colleague, Kathy King.
Michael Nikolidakis (piano/guitar)
Michael began his musical life as a self-taught guitarist at the age of 12. His passion for music was further sparked by interests in other areas including bass, piano and music theory, all leading to the pursuit of music on the collegiate level. In 2002, he completed his Bachelor of Music with highest honors from the University of Cincinnati's prestigious College-Conservatory of Music with a major in Music Composition. During these years, he also pursued his piano studies and participated in ensembles including choirs, opera workshops, world music labs, and a jazz guitar ensemble. Mike spent 5 weeks in New Delhi, India in January of 2005 studying sitar with teacher Gaurav Mazumdar, senior disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar. Mike is a full-time teacher and has a love for sharing music with his students in an engaging yet challenging way.
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