JU Stand-Outs

BALLET – Emma Petre

How long have you been dancing?  Since I was 3 years old

Why would you tell your friends to come to JU?  Because I have a lot of fun spending time with my friends and there are great teachers!

What is your favorite style of dance?  Ballet

JAZZ – Alyssa Maurer

How long have you been dancing?  6 years

What is your favorite style?  Contemporary

Why do you love dance?  Dance is a fun way to express myself.

HIP HOP – Alona Chiaravallotti

What is your favorite style of dance?  Hip Hop & Ballet

How long have you been dancing?  2 years

Why do you love dance?  You get to express your feelings when you dance

TAP – Olivia Valenta

Why do you love dance?  It gets rid of my stress.

How old were you when you first started dancing?  3 years old

What is your favorite memory at JU?  Working hard with my tap teachers, Miss Fern

ACRO – Gabriella Koren

What is your favorite trick in Acro?  Cartwheel

What is the one trick you hope to get by the end of the year?  Front walkover

Why do you love Acro?  It’s a lot of fun!

CONTEMPORARY – Sophia Meola

How long have you been dancing?  10 years

If you could be a back-up dancer for any famous singer, who would it be?  Ariana Grande

What is your favorite style of dance?  Tap

MUSICAL THEATER – Madison Serembus

What is your favorite part of musical theater?  Acting with my friends

What is your favorite musical?  Annie

If you could be in any Broadway play, what would it be?  Hamilton

ENSEMBLE/DANCE TEAM – Alexa Segal

What is your favorite part of Dance Team?  Dance Team helps me bring dance to another level and the friendships I have made with my teammates.

Who is your favorite choreographer?  Miss Sammy

Why would you tell your friends to take dance class?  Dance is a great way to express your feelings.


BALLETOwen McCarroll

What is your favorite memory at Jazz Unlimited?  Dancing on stage

What was your favorite recital routine?  Soul Man

What is your favorite style of dance?  All of them!

JAZZ – Maria Julia Bartholo

What age did you start dancing?  3 years old

Who inspires you to dance?  My dad

What is your favorite dance movie?  The Nutcracker

HIP HOP – Lucy Cardillo

If you could be a back-up dancer for any famous singer, who would it be?  Meghan Trainor

What is your favorite part of dance class?  All of it!

What is your favorite JU memory?  When I did my first recital

TAP – Haven Norris

What is your favorite style of dance?  Tap

How old were you when you first started dancing?  2 years old

If you could be a back-up dancer for anyone, who would it be?  Misty Copeland

ACRO – Kaitlyn Bukofsky

What is your favorite trick in Acro?  Round-off back handspring

How many years have you been dancing?  5 years

If you could dance on any tv show, what would it be?  Dance Moms or Dancing with the Stars

CONTEMPORARY – Tionna Blalock

How old were you when you started dancing?  3 years old

What is your favorite dance movie?  Step Up

Who is your favorite dancer/choreographer?  Miss Jackie

MUSICAL THEATERStevie Mitcheli

What is your favorite movie?  Star Wars!

What is your favorite thing about Musical Theater class?  The acting

Who inspires you to dance?  My mom!

ENSEMBLE/DANCE TEAM – Rachael Glemser

How many years have you been in the Ensemble?  6 years

What is your favorite thing about dance?  I get to learn new steps and increasing my knowledge of dance

What is your favorite JU memory?  Going to see the Rockettes perform in New York with the Ensemble


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BALLETOlivia Arnold

When did you start dancing?  4 years old

What do you love about dance?  It is a way to make friends and express yourself without words!

What is your favorite style of dance?  Jazz

JAZZMacey Wachs

What age did you start dancing?  4 years old

What was your first dance costume?  It was a ballet costume…it had a puffy blue tutu and a crown.

What is your favorite thing about dance class?  Your are free to dance the way you want.

HIP HOPKrista DiMattia

What is your favorite style of dance?  Jazz

What is your favorite part of dance class?  Learning the recital dance!

Who inspires you to dance?  My neighbor, Sammy Shilling.

TAP – Marissa Mack

What is your favorite dance tv show?  Dance Moms

If you could be a back-up dancer for any famous singer, who would it be?  Ariana Grande

Why do you love to dance?  You can express yourself and it’s fun!

ACROAva McShane

What is your favorite style of dance?  Acro

Why do you love to dance?  Because it helps you become more flexible.

Who inspires you to dance?  Miss Sammy

CONTEMPORARYSamantha Johnson

If you could be a back-up dancer for any famous singer, who would it be?  Panic at the Disco

What is your favorite dance movie/tv show?  Dance Moms

What is your favorite JU memory?  Meeting my best friend at dance class when I was 7 years old!

MUSICAL THEATERStevie Mitcheli

What is your favorite musical?  High School Musical

What is your favorite thing about Musical Theater class?  Practicing improv

Why would you tell your friends to take dance class?  Because it is fun & different!

ENSEMBLE/DANCE TEAMCloe Linden

How many years have you been in the Ensemble?  4 years

What is your favorite style of dance?  Jazz

What is your favorite JU memory?  1st Ensemble night after the recital!


stand-outs-1-collageBALLETReagan Kornick

Why do you love to dance?  I get to learn new stuff.

Why would you tell your friends to take a dance class?  It is fun!

What is your favorite style of dance?  Jazz

JAZZGabriella Koren

What age did you start dancing?  5 years old

If you could be a back-up dancer for any famous singer, who would it be?  Megan Trainor

What is your favorite JU memory?  When I first started dance class

HIP HOPRachel Rhodes

What is your favorite style of dance?  Hip Hop

Why do you love to dance?  It’s fun!

Who is your favorite dancer/choreographer?  Park Jimin

TAPKayla Patel

Who was your first dance teacher?  Miss Melanie

Who inspires you to dance?  All of the JU teachers

When did you start dancing?  When I was 4 years old

ACROSimona Campisi

How long have you been dancing?  1 year

What is your favorite part about coming to dance class?  It teaches me a lot of fun stuff.

What is your favorite dance move?  Back walkover

CONTEMPORARYCarly Fowler

What is your favorite style of dance?  Jazz

What is your favorite dance movie/tv show?  Step Up

What is your favorite part about coming to dance class at JU?  Being with my friends

MUSICAL THEATERGiuliana Bruzzese

If you could be a back-up dancer for any famous singer, who would it be?  Phillipa Soo

What was your favorite dance costume?  My tap costume from last year

Why do you love to dance?  It helps to express yourself.

ENSEMBLE/DANCE TEAMCecilia Applebaum

How old were you when you started dancing?  2 years old

How many years have you been in the Ensemble?  This is my 3rd year

Who inspires you to dance?  Misty Copeland

What is your favorite JU memory?  Going to competitions and supporting the team.