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At JJDA, we are incredibly proud of all our students - Their love of dance, hard
work and dedication show in every performance.  
Here are some of the highlights:
JJDA NOMINATED FOR BEST TAP
PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
JJDA's Senior Small Group Tap dance, "Long Train
Runnin" was the undefeated top scoring routine at every
competition during the 2012 season.  The dance was also
nominated for Best Tap Performance of the Year by Kids
Artistic Review.  JJDA was selected from over 20,000 group
routines performed at competitions across the country for
this honor.
EMILY PHILLIPS
Emily appeared on national
television, receiving a coveted
"Ticket to Vegas" on Fox's
So You
Think You Can Dance
.  Emily
graduated college with a degree in
theater and business and is pursuing
a professional career in dance and
theater.
DANIELLE BYAM, CARLY POPPE &
STEPHANIE WNEK
Our students are very lucky to have these talented JJDA
graduates on the faculty.  Ms. Carly specializes in teaching
our younger students.  Ms. Danielle teaches many of our
younger students as well as Company stretch and technique
classes.  Ms. Stephanie teaches our advanced Hip Hop
dancers.  See our faculty page for their bios.
JESSICA STAGGARD
Jessica, a 2008 JJDA graduate, is a
member of the Jets Flight Crew.  Jess
can be seen dancing on national
television throughout the NFL season.  
In 2012 she was chosen to travel to
Hawaii and represent the Flight Crew
at the Pro-Bowl.  
EMILY BAUER
Emily graduated from JJDA in
2013 and is now a proud
member of the TCNJ dance
team.  
MEGAN PETERSON
Megan graduated from JJDA in 2010
and fulfilled her lifelong dream of
becoming a Radio City Rockette.  She
is currently completing her degree in
the Commercial Dance Program at Pace
University, while performing in
professional theater productions
throughout the region.
KELLY
PETERSON
Kelly is currently touring as a
member of the Radio City
Rockettes!  Kelly is in the
prestigious Commercial Dance
at Pace University in New York
where she is working with some
of the industry's top teachers
and choreographers.
MARION DAVIDSON
Marion's hard work as a JJDA
student won her a coveted college
scholarship.  She is currently
studying dance at Adelphi
University in New York.  Marion
was featured on Good Morning
America in 2014 promoting Taylor
Swift's album.
VICTORIA TAJES
Victoria graduated from JJDA in
2013.  She performed as a
freshman member of the elite
Rutgers Dance Team.
VANESSA VICKERS
Vanessa joined the Gotham City
Cheerleaders for their 2013-2014
season in support of the New York
Giants.  She was thrilled to
participate in fan events for Super
Bowl XLVIII, including
promotional events for Pepsi and
many more.
DANCERS WIN SCHOLARSHIPS AT
VELOCITY
Congratulations to all the JJDA students who won
scholarships at Velocity Dance Convention: Siobhan Burns,
Natasha Byam, Mattison Chiera, Leslie Class, Jessica
Kenny, Olivia Parnell, Emma Phillips, Rebecca Phillips,
Isabella Rivera, Camryn Taylor, Eileen Salvato, Alexa
Santiago, Gina Santorella, and Annika Zavalla.  
Congratulations to Daniel Tajes who won Junior Maximum
Velocity Artist and Tash Crudup who won Senior Maximum
Velocity Artist.
JENNIFER
MOORE
Jennifer graduated from JJDA
in 2013 and is performing with
the Rutgers Dance Company.  
She is also a member of a
NJ-based Hip Hop Dance
Company.
TASH CRUDUP
After graduating in 2014, Tash was
signed by Go 2 Talent Agency.  
Tash auditioned for the agency
during Velocity Dance
Convention's season finale and
was the one dancer selected.  Tash
has performed with Talia Favia's
Company - The Difference
Between and was a featured
dancer in Dee Caspary's piece at
the Pulse on Tour NYC finale.
AMBER POPPE
Amber graduated from JJDA
in 2014 and is currently
pursuing her professional
dance career.
REBECCA
PHILLIPS
Having graduated from
JJDA in 2014, Rebecca is
pursuing a degree in
Theater and
Communications.  
EMILY
SHEPPARD
Emily is a 2014 graduate of
JJDA.  She is currently
majoring in both dance and
pre-med.  Emily's years of
study resulted in an impressive
academic and dance
scholarship.
JJDA in Inside Dance Magazine
Check out the September 2014 issue of Inside Dance
magazine!  The JJDA Mini Hip Hop Company was pictured
in a feature on the World Dance Championships.  The dance,
Holla at the DJ, was awarded a "golden ticket" to the
championships as the highest scoring 8 & under routine at
regionals.
Dancers Model at Costume Expo
Alyssa Falkenberg and Gina Santorella were thrilled to
model for Artistic Dance Designs at the UDMA costume
preview show held at the Meadowlands Expo Center.
Xtreme Team Dancers
Twelve JJDA dancers were invited to participate in Xtreme
Week at Dance Xplosion Nationals.  These dancers
performed an opening number choreographed by James
Alsop, who choreographed Beyonce's Run the World video.  
Congratulations Natasha Byam, Tash Crudup, Jessica
Kenny, Kaitlyn Mussinan, Olivia Parnell, Emma Phillips,
Kaylee Phillips, Amber Poppe, Bryleigh Rizzolo, Gina
Santorella, Camryn Taylor and Mya Walker