Jennifer Alvarado Owner/Director Lyrical, Combo Classes, Creative Movement
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. During her time at Hofstra, Jennifer also performed as a back up dancer for recording artist Renee Stakey. 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 Fitness instructor and dancer and soloist in the Daniela Dance Company. In 2012 she was selected as a feature performer in a Multi-Cultural Festival in Old Bethpage and Alley Pong Park. Most recently, she became a certified Pound Fitness instructor. She enjoys sharing her love of dance with students of all ages.
Susanna Daly Acro, Gym Jazz, Combo Classes
Susanna Pressley began her Gymnastics education at the age of 4 years old and soon began her dance training at the age of 7 years old. Susanna continued her dance education at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and her Gymnastics education at AMDA-NY and is certified with Acrobatic Arts. She has been teaching acrobatics and dance for the past 10 years in New York City, New Jersey and Westchester. Susanna is currently a Gymnastics Specialist for the NYC Department of Education’s Saint Nicks Alliance when she isn’t spending her time at Queens Dance Project.
Daniela Belly Dance
Daniela's broad dance foundation began with her studies of tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop at Strut Your Stuff Studio of Performing Arts, 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. Daniela has been teaching Bellydance to students of all ages and dance backgrounds since 2003. 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. Additionally, Daniela is an RYT-200 yoga instructor, trained through YogaFit. She has been teaching yoga since 2010, and incorporates her love of music and movement into her energizing and fun vinyasa yoga classes.
Flonetik Break Dance
John Aka Flonetik is a featured dancer in the popular break dance
company known as Full Circle as well as a known break dance crew in New
York City. He has been bboying (breakdancing) for over 5 years. His background in gymnastics and martial arts has helped him become a strong and diverse dancer. He has worked
in after-school and summer camp programs teaching dance and sports for the past 7 years. With the help of his mentors, and his own personal learning experiences, he has come up with different strategies to motivate his students.
Mary-Angela Granberry Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary
Mary-Angela Granberry began her dance training at the age of 7 starting with ballet and eventually expanding to the styles of jazz, modern, contemporary and hip hop. She has studied at Faubourg Ballet School (Chicago), Hubbard Street Dance Center (Chicago), Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio (L.A.), Edge Performing Arts Center (L.A.), Movement Lifestyle (L.A.), Peridance Capezio Center (NY), Monsters of Hip Hop, and most recently as a scholarship recipient at Broadway Dance Center (NY). She has had the opportunity to workshop with Mia Michaels and is currently a member of Luam's "Rock The Industry" program. Miss Granberry has had the pleasure of dancing on various platforms from concert stages such as the Ailey Citigroup Theatre, to filming various commercial work for online, print, and TV. Her credits include Beyoncé, Oprah, Inas X/Fetty Wap, Silento, Cool Uncle, AT&T, VICE Media, Sexy Hair, AVON, Lollapalooza Music Festival, Dance Chicago, APAP, and the Boston Contemporary Festival. As an educator, she has taught and assisted classes at Visceral Dance Center (Chicago), Lou Conte Dance Studio (Chicago), Mark Morris Dance Center (NY), The Ailey School - Teen Extension Program (NY), The Joffrey Summer Intensive (NY), as well as master classes throughout the Midwest and East Coast. She loves sharing her passion for dance both as an educator and performer, hoping to inspire determination, hard work and artistic expression into her students. Currently, Mary-Angela is a performer with Urban Glam Dance and is signed with talent agency, Clear Talent Group New York.
Laura Haley Aerial Silks, Hammock & Lyra
Laura received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Performance from Hofstra University, and is currently teaching and choreographing for studios around the country. She has toured nationally and internationally for four years with Cirque Le Masque's "Carnival" throughout Europe, South America and Asia. A seasoned tap dancer, Laura appeared in the NYC Fringe Festival in the production of Break the Floor as well as danced in a tribute to Bill Bojangles Robinson along with the most accomplished tap dancers of today. She has appeared in numerous fitness commercials, music videos and Dance Teacher Magazine fashion shows. Laura's most recent accomplishment was choreographing for a new Cirque Legacy show entitled "City Life" which premiered in Miami and went on to tour the US. In addition to performing and choreographing, Laura loves to spread her knowledge and love for dance to those her share her same passion