Miss Victoria • Artistic Director • Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Acro, Ballet/Pointe
Victoria has been dancing since her early childhood. During her years training, with a focus in technique, she has mastered styles such as ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz funk, pointe, tap, acro, and musical theater. Competing since age six, she has won countless high scoring routines and coveted awards including the Bob Fosse Award, The Quality of Motion Award. As a choreographer she has received top scoring acro group, best choreography, Most Entertaining and Best Story Telling in a competition setting. While attending the Ocean County Preforming Arts Academy High School Victoria was involved in National Honor Society for Dance Arts, Performance Troupe, and the award winning musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” Outside of PAA, Victoria was a member of the Dance Rave Dance Competitions Traveling Performance Troupe, Ticket to Broadway’s Circle of Stars, and was the only soloist at Dancers Responding to Aids Benefit in 2010 and 2014. Victoria has performed professionally on HGTV’s hit show Spontaneous Construction, ABC’s The View, and NBC’s Smash. Her dedication to volunteer service is recognized through her time in USA Cheerleaders, an organization that shares the love of dance and performing with our military service members. Her passion for the team has led her to be a judge for them as well. Victoria is continuing her dance education at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and conventions such as the PULSE, NYCDA, and JUMP. She was also a judge for the Sussex Stags Dance Team Auditions and the USA Cheerleader auditions in New York City. Victoria’s passion for dance and furthering herself to better serve her students has been a cornerstone in the lives of all of her pupils. Victoria is ecstatic to continue sharing her love for dance this year.
Mr Jesse • Hip Hop, Acting, Singing
Mr. Jesse Stearn will now be joining the FADP Family! Born in Toms River NJ Jesse is a Pop/R&B singer-songwriter/dancer. Since an early age Jesse has honed in on the skills of a Triple Threat in dance, acting, and singing. His dedication and tenacity has lead to appearances on X Factor USA as a Vocal Finalist, as a dancer for a nationally aired Fiat Commercial, and as a Background dancer on Political Animals. On stage Jesse has opened for performers such as Boyz2men, Flo Rida, and Danity Kane as well as in Theater tours King Michael Tour and Red Hot Broadway Tour where he sang alongside Deborah Gibson and Freda Payne, he also toured nationally in the Michael Jackson tribute show. Jesse is so excited to take all he has learned through his years of training and performing to create the next generation of stars with FADP.
Miss Aaliyah • Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical, Broadway, Hip Hop
Miss Aaliyah started her dance career at age 6 under the direction of Ms. Michele Burrell, of the Asbury Park Technical Academy of Dance in New Jersey. Aaliyah has trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical, and Broadway for over 13 years. She went on to become part of the Junior Dance Company and Ensemble Dancer for this school. Miss Aaliyah also danced for Monmouth County Arts School simultaneously and received honors in dance during this program. She has also taken Summer Intensive classes at her dance school, as well as Algonquin Theatre and Master classes with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. At age 11, Miss Aaliyah received training with Philadanco Dance Company. At age 15, in the Summer of 2010, she was also given the opportunity to study Hip-hop, and Jazz under the direction of the esteemed Rhapsody James and Tap under Mr. Avion Glover. Miss Aaliyah has performed for various programs at many schools throughout New Jersey. She still continues to perform throughout the tri state area for various events.
Aaliyah has been teaching dancers ages 2 and up since 2009, in a technical dance approach. She is very excited to express her love of dance with the young dancers here at From A Dancers Pointe. The love she has for teaching dance will not only help the dancers learn to love dance, but to leave every class feeling confident about themselves, and develop self esteem.
Miss Kelly • Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Modern
Kelly Lavin-Bourke’s dance training began at a Verne Fowler School of dance in Woodbridge, NJ. She continued to study dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance in 2007. Since then, she has taught a variety of dance styles to adults and children of all ages. Her teaching credits include: American Repertory Ballet’s Dance Power program, Middlesex County’s Arts High school, and Movement Dance Academy, Oceanport, NJ. Currently Kelly is the director of the dance department at Ocean County Vocational Technical School’s Performing Arts Academy. She has had the opportunity to choreograph spring musicals such as A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to The Forum (Best dance number and featured dancer award from Ocean Arts), Shrek the Musical (Honorable mention from Papermill Playhouse Rising Stars for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography), and Sweet Charity. She is also the advisor of Dance Club and their recruiting ensemble, Performance Troupe. In 2014, Kelly was awarded Teacher of the Year by Ocean County’s teacher recognition program.
Miss Ally • Tap, Jazz
Ally, at the young age of 4, had the opportunity to begin dancing. She trained hard at a local studio in her hometown of Old Bridge, New Jersey. Ally was introduced to dancing competitively by age of 7. Throughout her young career, Ally studied in various genres such as ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, lyrical, contemporary and modern. She really excels in the styles of jazz and contemporary. In 2016, Ally graduated from Old Bridge High School with a scholarship recognizing her talent in dance. Currently, She is a member of the Middlesex County College Dance Ensemble where she dances, choreographs, and works with professional choreographers. In 2018, she was awarded as “Outstanding Dancer” from the Visual, Performing and Media Arts Department of MCC. Aside from her education, Ally performs with The Artistic Visions of Dance Company as an opportunity to express her love for the art. In May of 2019, Ally will receive an Associates Degree in Dance from Middlesex County College. Ally is excited to continue growing as an artist at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. She is focusing to achieve her goal of a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Ally is also extremely pleased to be a part of the “From a Dancer’s Pointe” family!
Miss Kelly • Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz
Miss Kelly began her dance training at 5 years old and has studied a variety of dance styles since then. Her early training and competition experience began in Staten Island. After moving, she grew up dancing competitively as a member of local dance teams. In addition, she graduated from the OCVTS Performing Arts Academy in Lakehurst in 2014. In May 2018, Kelly graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rowan University as a double major with a B.A. in Dance, and a B.A. in Health & Exercise Science. Throughout her time at Rowan she received several performing arts scholarships and a health promotion medallion award. She was the president of the Rowan Dance Team as well as Dance Extensions, the contemporary company on campus under the direction of Paule Turner. She had the opportunity to perform in several mainstage productions, student choreography projects, and at the American College Dance Conference for four years. This year she also had the opportunity to present her choreography at the conference and serve as a rehearsal assistant to Dawn Marie Bazemore for a professional dance performance of The Browder Project. Currently, Kelly works as a personal trainer and dance teacher throughout NJ, and is inspired to keep people moving. She is a ACE Certified Personal Trainer, American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Certified, and has a Bachelors Degree in Health Promotion and Wellness Management. Miss Kelly is so excited to share her passion for health through dance with FADP!
Miss Maria • Ballet, Pointe
Maria Siconolfi was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Her passion for ballet was ignited as a child at the Vicky Simegiatos Dance Company. She has been teaching dance for 25 years. Her dance education includes several years with the Vicky Simegiatos Dance Company, Peridance, Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. She also performed with the Wagner College Theatre Department. She is proficient in many disciplines including ballet, pointe, jazz, flamenco, tap and modern. Over her career she has been the artistic director of several dance studios and has developed and choreographed numerous programs for their competition teams.Her professional credits include performing in The Nutcracker with VSDC, and as Maggie in Brigadoon with Music Theatre North. Additionally, she had roles in 42nd Street, My One and Only, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Annie Get Your Gun with Staten Island Civic Theatre. She currently performs with Smooth T and Company, a live 70’s vocal show. She has worked as a judge and emcee for the True Talent Dance Competition for the last six years. Miss Maria is so excited to share her passion for dance with the students of FADP!
Mr. Anthony • Acro
Anthony Blasi began his acro training at just 5 years old. He spent more then 10 years studying acro at DanceForce in Edison Nj. He taught professionally as an Acro teacher at DanceForce, and The Premier Gymnastics and Cheer academy in Morganville, Nj. Anthony is the co creator of a tumbling company known as SET (Synchronized Elite Tumbling), and is a certified SET instructor. He continues to teach at dance studios and gyms across New Jersey, and is excited to share his knowledge with the students at From A Dancer's Pointe!
Miss Shandelle • Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Ballroom
Shandelle has received dance training since the age of two. She has studied all genres of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary/modern, musical theater and hip hop. She became a competitive dancer and vocalist at the age of 7. Shandelle was a dance major at the Red Bank Regional High School for the Performing Arts and received her Bachelor of Science from the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations with a minor from Mason Gross School of the Arts. She was also a member of the Rutgers Performing Dance Company. Shandelle has traveled the country for dance and performed in musical theater productions of Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, Beauty and The Beast and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Shandelle is certified as a master teacher through DEA (Dance Educators of America) Pre-K to Adult and has had the opportunity to study with industry talents; Al Blackstone, Danny Wallace, Shelia Barker of Broadway Dance Center and Todd Shanks of Steps on Broadway. Most recently, Shandelle has completed her foundation training as a ballroom instructor and competition dancer. She has been teaching and choreographing for studios in the Ocean County area for 12 years and is excited to have the opportunity to share her passion for dance with the FADP family.