Abena has been dancing since the age of 3 years old. She started her dance training at Dance Dimension in North Brunswick NJ where she studied tap, ballet , jazz, contemporary, and musical theater. While attending Dance Dimension she also competed on their competition team earning multiple high honor awards, and titles in multiple styles. Abena’s love for teaching started at 15 when she began student teaching various styles at Dance Dimension, choreographing for their junior competition, and choreographing multiple styles for her high school dance team. In college Abena has trained under multiple dance companies 10 hairy legs , free space dance, NJ Tap ensemble, Nimbus, & Paul Taylor just to name a few. Abena has also interned at Alvin Ailey Where she closely worked with the director helping choreographers & dancers book master classes all over the world.
Rileigh started dancing at the age of 7 at the Dance Connection, in Atco New Jersey. There Rileigh was trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, and Pointe. Rileigh competed in competitions with True Talent, Dance Explosion, and Revolution. Rileigh also taught dance to students ages 2-10 at the Dance Connection. Currently Rileigh attends Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. There Rileigh has duel major in Dance Studies, and Elementary Education. In addition to attending class, Rileigh founded The Dance Troupe, at Rider University, and is on the Board of Directors, as Secretary. Her dance studies include History of Dance, and History of Choreography, at The Princeton Ballet School Rileigh continues to study Ballet and combo and other forms of dance to make the best possible opportunities for her students. For the past 14 years Rileigh has been studying dance, and choregraphy, and continues to focus on teaching which has been her lifelong passion.
Rose Conroy-Voza is currently a junior at Rider University majoring in dance performance with plans to obtain a masters degree in Dance education anywhere in LA. She has been dancing since the age of 3 at multiple studios in south jersey studying Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, and Musical Theatre. In the professional field, Rose has choreographed three musical theatre productions for summer theatre companies based in New Jersey and New York City. She uses her background in theatre to enhance dance performances of all styles by utilizing different beats conveying the importance and facial expressions/emotions on stage. She has also been trained by Dr. Kim Vaccaro in the safety of dance training and connecting the mind and body to prevent injuries while dancing.
Sarah began dancing at the age of 2 and danced for 16 years at several studios in Robbinsville, Monroe, South Brunswick, and East Windsor, NJ. During this time, she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. She joined Dance Expo when she was 11 years old and continued dancing there for 6 years. During her junior and senior years of high school she was part of the Dance Expo and the Dance Network competition team. She also worked as an assistant in classes and at birthday parties her senior year. After graduating high school, she started working at Dance Expo as a substitute teacher and quickly found a love for teaching. She is now starting her fifth year as a dance teacher. Sarah is always excited to share her knowledge and passion for dance with all her students.
Cara Hunt has been dancing since she was 3 years old, and 13 of those years were at The Dance Network. While at The Dance Network, Cara participated in many styles of dance, including: Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Pointe, Hip Hop, and Musical Theater. Cara was one of the first members of the competition team and was an active member in middle school and throughout high school. Cara is currently attending The College of New Jersey and is studying elementary education and history. She is an active member of the tap club and a founding member of Dancers of NJ, a club based in teaching a variety of dance styles to both experienced and novice dancers. She misses her competition days, but does enjoy performing at school functions at TCNJ. She has a passion for choreography and was inducted as a member of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts while in high school. Cara is excited to share not only the art of dancing, but her passion for dance with young dancers!
Faith’s love of dance started at the age of three when her mother introduced her. She has had numerous years of training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Pointe. Her love for ballet began at Faye Schanne Dance Studio in Shamong, NJ. Mrs. Schanne inspired her and gave her the strong foundation on which she was able to build upon. Her love for dance quickly turned to passion as she experienced new genres and became more serious with her training. The Dance Connection in Atco, NJ was her dance home for the ten years leading up to her graduation from High School. Faith has attended NUVO and The Pulse workshops, giving her the opportunity to participate in classes taught by Chebar Williams, Tyce Diorio, Chris Judd, Ray Leeper, Brooke Lipton, and Dave Scott.
She is currently studying Nursing at Gwynedd Mercy University and was chosen to join the GMercyU Dance Team.
Faith is very excited to be a part of The Dance Network and to have the chance to share the many things her past instructors have instilled in her.
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!
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!!!