Jennifer Alvarado- Owner/Director
Jennifer began dancing at the age of 8 and hasn't stopped since. She graduated from Hofstra University with a concentration on Ballet and Modern dance and is the recipient of several Merit Award Scholarships. She has studied with Lance Westergard, Robin Becker, Karla Wolfangle and Jolie Maffei. Her love of dance has led her to perform at Hunter College, Webster Hall and St. Marks Church and most recently Cascarino's and The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts. Jennifer has taught dance in public and nursery schools throughout Long Island and Queens. She opened Queens Dance Project in 2006 and soon became a certified Zumba, Piloxing and Flirty Girl Fitness instructor and dancer and soloist in the Daniela Dance Company. She was recently seen as a featured performer in a Multi-Cultural Festival in Old Bethpage and Alley Pong Park. She enjoys sharing her love of dance with students of all ages.
Kellie Corbett - Hip Hop/Jazz
Kellie Corbett, a Maryland native, began dancing at the age of 6 and has over 14 years experience in teaching and choreographing. While attending school at The college of Southern Maryland she began teaching at several studios in the Washington DC area. Her students received national recognition and many prestigious awards, including titles at Showstoppers, Star Power, NYC Dance Alliance and Star Systems, to name a few. While continuing teaching, Kellie became a member of the Washington Wizards NBA dance team in 2000. Aside from performing at home games and working various charitable events, she was one of the select few chosen to perform and tour the Middle East, Balkins and dozens of European countries for the Department of Defense and USO. In 2005 Kellie auditioned and booked Touchstone picture/Feature film "Step Up" in Baltimore Maryland. In 2005 Kellie moved to Los Angeles to further her career and training in jazz funk and hip hop, studying at Millennium Dance complex, Debbie Reynolds Studio and The Edge Performing Arts Center, and working alongside choreographers such as Chuck Maldonado, Jamal Sims, Rosero McCoy, Ashley Wallen and many others. Her credits include, but are not limited to: Miley Cyrus/Walmart, Estelle, The Late Late Show w/Craig Ferguson, Disney’s Zeke and Luther, McDonalds, and Gap Holiday commercial. She also choreographed latin American pop star "Juanes" music video "Tres".
John Gonzalez - Lyrical/Jazz/ Hip Hop
John began dancing in 1997 on a scholarship to June's School of Dance. He continued his dance training on scholarship to Hofstra University where he studied ballet and modern dance. He held a position on the Danceworks e-board as Social Chairman. His studies at Hofstra led him to an internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida where he was a parade and show performer for three years. He became a DEA certified teacher in 2007. In 2008 he auditioned and was was selected to be a member of the WNBA New York Liberty Torch Patrol. He currently teaches dance and cheerleading in Queens and Long Island.
Nicole Pastorelli - Tap/Jazz
Nicole began her training at the age of 3. Studying Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz and Lyrical at various dance studios growing up, she deepened her study at Broadway Dance Center and majored in dance at Nassau Community College. From 2003 to 2006, she worked in the dance department of USDAN Center for the Performing Arts, where she had the opportunity to dance with Savion Glover. She has been an instructor and choreographer since 2002, winning national competitions as both dancer and teacher. Nicole is a certified Zumba and Zumbatomic instructor.
Daniela- Belly Dance
Daniela's broad dance background began with her first dance class at the age of 2. Her dance foundation came from her studies of tap, jazz and ballet at Strut Your Stuff Studio of Performing Arts, in College Point, NY, under the direction of Julie Smith-Corbett. In college, Daniela was the captain of the Dance Team at Adelphi University. After college, Daniela discovered the art of Middle Eastern Dance. She has studied bellydance under two masters in the field - Amira Mor from NY/NJ and Alyne from San Jose, CA. While she was a dancer with the Amira Mor International Talent Company, Daniela was a featured dancer in two of Amira's instructional videos - Bellydance Your Way to Cardio and Bellydance Your Way to Ecstacy. Daniela incorporates what she has learned from these teachers, as well as from various workshops and seminars into her own style of American Cabaret Bellydance. Daniela has been teaching Bellydance to students of all ages and dance backgrounds for over seven years. She is the founder and director of the professional bellydance performance ensemble, the Daniela Dance Company, and the producer of an annual student performance showcase.
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Padma - Yoga/ Kids Yoga
_Padma did her 500 hour yoga teacher's training with the world renowned Sivananda Yoga and Vedanta Centers, where students live at the ashram with their guru and learn to master the secrets of yoga including postures, meditation, chanting and yogic philosophy. She also has a background in psychology and Ayurveda which is an ancient Indian science of healing and longevity. Her Children's yoga certification was done with the prestigious Global Family Yoga organization where they have a passion for helping children and families develop wellness. Padma shares in that passion and feels it is her purpose to help stimulate children's development through yoga and enable them to achieve their very best.
Shea Butta- Break Dance
Wonkly Martinez also known as Shea Butta has been breakdancing since 2004 and has been teaching since 2008.Also learning the art with Full Circle Productions Shea Butta has performed shows and instructed students from New Jersey Performing Arts Center,The Door community center ,YMCA and Safe Space Queens Community Drop-in center. In learning under the founders of Full Circle (Kwikstep and Rokafella) Shea Butta has learned so much to the art form and hopes to give back much more to his community and to keep passing down the knowledge of breakdancing to the next and future Generation.