Meet Our Staff




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Kim Bartolomeo, Owner, Director
  Kathy Woodside, Owner, Director



Abbie

Alex
 
Amy
 
Colleen Migeot
Colleen
 
Dana Teague
Dana
Darrell Williams
Darrell
Haley
Joie
Juliann Christinzie
Juliann
Katie Heyman
Katie
 
La'Nise
Michelle Carter
Michelle C.
Michelle Verechia
Michelle V.
Mrs. Nickie
Nickie
Sarah
 
Taylor
Tullio
Abbie Jones  

Abbie has over 20 years of dance experience. She began dancing at the age of two and has studied a variety of dancing including: tap, jazz, ballet, clogging, hoofing, Irish step, Pointe, lyrical, and modern. Abbie has performed at conventions and in competitions throughout the East Coast, the Miss America Parade, and 76’ers games among others. Abbie graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, with a degree in Special Education and dance. While at WCU, Abbie was an active member of the University Dance Company, where she held the position of president during her senior year. She performed in over eight shows with the company including the University's Fall Contemporary Dance Show and the Spring Dance Production Workshop. In addition, Abbie had the opportunity and pleasure of taking countless master classes with many professionals, attend The American College Dance Festival, perform on WHYY Television and perform in “Parson’s Etude” which is original choreography by David Parsons. Abbie participates annually in the Broadway Teachers Workshop, held in New York City, where she has the opportunity to learn by taking workshops led by the top professionals on Broadway. She continues her education throughout the year by taking master classes at the Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia and the Broadway Dance Center in New York City.

 

Alex Monte Carlo  

Alex started her dancing career at the age of 3 at Kathy Henkel School of Dance in Turnersville, New Jersey where she studied ballet, jazz, tap, modern, pointe, lyrical, and hip hop. As a member of the competition team there for three years she won multiple awards for tap and jazz. Alex performed in annual High School concerts and after graduating high school received a scholarship to attend the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She graduated in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance. Alex has studied under many prestigious teachers and was able to dance in all of the in the annual concerts at the University during her time there. She has performed works by Roni Koresh, Wayne St. David, Molly Misgalla, and Hope Boykin, along with many others. Alex has also interned for Tap2You under the direction of Aaron Tolson and attended the Parsons Dance summer intensive in 2013. She currently resides in Sewell, NJ. 

 

Amy Iannuzzi  

Amy began her dance career at the age of three at Marcia Hyland in Mount Laurel. She then moved on to The Next Stage Dance and Drama Academy in Barrington where she competed in many competitions. She attended Paul VI high school where she was member of the dance department and dance team for four years. She recently graduated from Rowan University where she studied dance, health and exercise science. She was a member of the Rowan University dance team and president of the contemporary dance company Dance Extensions. She is thrilled to get this opportunity and cannot wait to be a part of the Let's Dance Family.

 

 

 

 

Colleen Migeot  

Colleen has been dancing since the age of four. Her love of dance led her to minor in Speech Theatre and Dance and Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). While in college she performed in the Summer Stock productions. Colleen has been teaching dance since 1985. Her specialty is Irish Step Dancing and is proficient in many other areas of dance as well. Colleen has been a valued member of our teaching staff since 1998.

 

Dana Teague  

Dana began dancing at the age of three.  In 1992, her family moved to Glassboro and she began as a student at Let's Dance Studio.  Then in 2001, after completing the student teacher summer camps, she became a teacher at Let's Dance.  She went to Rowan University where she received a degree in both Elementary and Special Education with a coordinate major in Music.  At Rowan, she was a part of the Rowan University Dance Team and the Dance Company under the direction of Paul Turner.  Dana recently received her Master of Arts in Reading and is a Reading Specialist.  She currently teaches 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Basic Skills in the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District where she has been co-directing the 5th grade drama club since 2008.  In addition to co-directing a show in her own school district, she also has been choreographing the musicals at Glassboro High School since 2008.  Finally, in Dana's home life she has been married since 2007 and has two lovely boys, Anthony and Jeremy.  Her oldest son has been dancing at Let's Dance Studio since 2013 and Dana is hoping to have her youngest join the Let's Dance family when he is old enough.  Even though she took a break from teaching dance when her oldest was born, she is so excited that Kim and Kathy gave her the opportunity to come back to the studio again.

 

Darrell Williams  

"Hoofer" says it all. Darrell has over 20 years experience as a professional dancer and actor. Darrell's talents range from choreographing tap to improvisational hoofing.
Darrell began his early training at the Hedgerow and Freedom Theaters. Darrell attended the University of the Arts and was trained by the late great world legendary hoofer, La Vaughn Robinson.
He also was casted in "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the University of the Arts, "The Colored Museum" and Streamers". His choreography was aired on "Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade" and "Showtime at the Apollo".
Darrell is the recipient of numerous awards in Tap Choreography. In 2001 his choreography won "The 2001 America's Most Talented Kids", and was aired on the Sally Jesse Raphael Show. Darrell has performed live at the Philadelphia Arts Bank, American Music Theatre, Merriam Theater, Wilma Theater and Trump Plaza.
His students have won awards nationally at "Philly TAP Challenge", "Tap Kids" and "Break the Floor", and have received first place tap awards at New York City Dance Alliance, On Stage and Rising Star Nationals and two Choreography Choice awards at Starpower.
Darrell is the Artistic Director of FOOTWERX, Footwerx Tap Competition Variety Showcase and Master Tap instructor at various schools in the Tri-State area. He is the founder, producer, director and choreographer of FOOTWERX, a tap intensive workshop for highly skilled tap professionals and non-professionals of all ages.
FOOTWERX has three annual productions which are performed at The Arts Bank Theater, The Wilma Theater and also a future event at The Kimmel Center of Performing Arts in 2014, all located on the Avenue of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

 

Haley Migeot  

Haley Migeot became a member of the Let’s Dance family at the age of three where she has studied many styles of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, hoofing, lyrical, modern, Irish step and clogging. She is an original member of the LDS Competition Team, which started in 2008.

Haley made her Kimmel Center debut in 2012 performing Irish Step with the Jubilate Deo Orchestra and Chorale.  She returned to the Kimmel Center in May of 2014 with the Footwerx Tap Company.  Haley has also had the opportunity to return to Broad Street with the Footwerx Tap Company (The Wilma Theater, summer 2014 and the Art Bank Theater, December 2014). 

In the summer of 2014, Haley was cast in the Greater Ocean City Theater Company’s production of “Swing”, as part of the dance ensemble Haley performed alongside professional actors from New York.  She was chosen by the GOCTC to perform with a select group in the Miss America Pageant “Show Me Your Shoes” Parade in the fall of 2014.  Haley performed in the nationally televised 2014 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade with a group called “Center Stage”.  She was also chosen to dance with a select group from the GOCTC in the 2014 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade.

In July of 2014 Haley had the honor of being crowned Miss Pitman 2014.  In the Fall of 2014 Haley participated in the “Rockette Experience” where she attended a workshop at Radio City Music Hall taught by members of the Rockettes troupe.  She also attended a workshop with professionals Angel Armas and Victor Smalley from Stars Dance Co. in Miami.  Haley frequently to attend master classes at Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia.

Haley has been student teaching at Let’s Dance Studio since 2008.  She begins her teaching career at Let’s Dance in the 2014-2015 season.  She will graduate from Pitman High School in the Spring of 2015 and will attend Rowan University in the Fall of 2015 where she will pursue dual major in Dance and Biology for pre-med.

 

Joie Kathos  

Joie was born and raised in West Philadelphia, Ms. Kathos has been performing since the age of 3, and started her career as a full-time dancer while attending the Creative and Performing Arts High School of Philadelphia. She wrote raps and made beats in her free time, but during the day she trained in all styles of dance including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, and broadway. Her dance skills opened up opportunities for her to perform all around the country. Joie graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. She not only teaches at Let’s Dance but also Millennium Dance Complex & Justin Recreation Center. In the past she also taught Hip Hop & Groove at  Pennsylvania State University and St. Mary’s Wellness Center.

 

Juliann Christinzie  

Juliann Christinzie started dancing at Let's Dance Studio at the age of 2 ½. She has studied tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, Pointe, hip-hop, pom, Irish step, clogging, and hoofing and has been teaching at Let's Dance since 2006. She has competed for eight years and is a currently an instructor for our competition teams. She was also on the Performance team for three years where she had the opportunity to dance at the Philadelphia Soul and 76ers games. She has placed and won in regional and national competitions, and has danced at Six Flags Great Adventure for the Make a Wish Foundation and on the Wildwood Talent Showcase for ten years. She is now a Graduate of Rutgers University and can't wait for another great year!

 

Katie Heyman  

Katie began dancing at the age of 2 and studied dance for 15 years learning various styles such as tap, ballet, jazz, point, clogging, showgirl and Irish step. She also trained in music, voice, modeling, and acting. All of which added to her ability to perform on stage, in various parades such as the Miss America Parade in Atlantic City and Boscov’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and in competitions which include the Summit City Cloggers, the Miss Glassboro pageant, the M.A.A in Philadelphia, the M.A.A.I in New York City, and the Miss America Co-ed Scholarship Pageants in Tennessee where she was nominated and placed in the “Who’s Who Among American High School Students”.  Katie earned her teaching certificate through her years attended at the Let’s Dance summer dance camps and student teaching. Katie continued on to college earning a degree in Business Sciences. Katie began teaching at Let’s Dance Studio in 2004, and after a brief hiatus raising a family she is excited to be back on the Let’s Dance Studio staff to share her passion and talent for dance with others.

 

La'Nise Ambrose  

La'Nise found her passion for dance at a young age. She recently completed a degree in theatre and a degree in dance from Rowan University. While attending Rowan University she was a member of both Dance Extensions and Atomik Legacy Dance Crew for all four years. Prior to studying dance at the university level, La'Nise has studied and trained under the direction of Mrs. Pattie Harris, Mrs. Rachel Gaskill, and the Encore performing arts center. La'Nise thanks Let's Dance for the opportunity given to her to continue developing her passion for dance.

 

Michelle Carter  

Michelle's love of dance began when she was three years old and has continued since. She has studied various styles of dance including: ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, Irish step, and Pointe. Her career at Let's Dance Studio started when she became a member in Ballet South's version of “Snow White”. Michelle recently graduated from Florida Southern College with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Accounting. During her four years in college she became a member of the varsity cheerleading squad receiving a varsity letter. She was also the head cheerleading coach at the Cherry Hill Gymnastics and Cheerleading Academy. Michelle hopes to share all that she has learned with her Lets Dance Studio students. 

 

Michelle Verechia  

Michelle has over 24 years of dance experience, all with Let's Dance. She began taking lessons at the age of two and continued through her first year of college. Michelle has studied a variety of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, clogging, hoofing, showgirl and Irish step and was a member of our Irish step competition team for two years. Over her tenure there have been many memorable performances, including the Miss America parade, the Boscov's Thanksgiving Day parade and nine years on the Wildwood boardwalk for the Wildwood Talent Showcase. Michelle has attended six years of summer dance camp at Let's Dance where she has earned valuable student teaching experience and a Teaching Certificate. She has been teaching tap, jazz and ballet since 2002. Michelle is a graduate of Rowan University, with a degree in Elementary Education.

 

Nicole (Sozio) Curtis  

Nicole has over 30 years of dancing experience and has been teaching for nearly 20 of those years locally in South Jersey. Nicole studied at GCIT and was certified in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, clogging and Pointe. In addition to her formal training and experience as a dancer and teacher, Nicole was a proud member of the Philadelphia Eagles Organization as a cheerleader from 1999-2002. As an Eagles cheerleader she had the pleasure to dance during home games including both opening and half time performances. As a member of the NFL Cheerleading organization she had the wonderful opportunity of speaking, volunteering and appearing at countless events including schools, charities, non-profit events and professional sports outings including international events and calendar photo shoots in Playa del Carmen and Dominican Republic.  Nicole is a proud mother of 3 and very excited to be part of the Let's Dance family! 

 

Sarah Unger  

Sarah Unger has danced at Let's Dance Studio since the age of three. She has trained in several styles of dance including hip hop, jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, modern, hoofing, and musical theater. She joined the competition team in 2011. This year she won, alongside Haley Migeot, True Talent's National Dance Competition the overall Senior Duets with a self choreographed tap duet. She has choreograophed her own dances for school talent shows and the cheer squad at Glassboro High School. She has danced at the Kimmel with her competitive hip hop team in a Footwerx production. Sarah has also been involved with the Footwerx summer show at the Wilma Theater. Sarah takes part in master classes in Philadelphia and participated in the "Rockette Experience" at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Sarah will continue her passion for dance at Rowan University while studying Athletic Training and hopes to join different dance teams or company's while there as well as becoming more involved in the Philadelphia dance scene. Sarah is excited to be teaching what she has learned from the studio to her students

 

Taylor Martin  

Taylor’s dance training began at the age of three years old and has become a lifelong pursuit.  Her early dance days were filled with an eagerness to learn many types of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, etc.  She has studied under the direction of Peter Stark (Orlando Ballet School/ Director of Next Generation Ballet in Tampa, FL/ Currently working the Boston Ballet), Christopher Fleming, Natasha Zeiger and Eva Szabo (The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia, PA), Tracy Alvey and Roger Van Fleteren (Alabama Ballet), Phillis Papa (Atlantic City Ballet) and several notable guest instructors, such as Christopher Bruce, Simon Ball (Houston Ballet), and Darla Hoover (Balanchine Trust).  Mastering a variety of dance forms has served her well earning her numerous national dance competition and college dance team top awards as well as several college and summer intensive scholarship offers.  Ballet has always held a special place in her heart, and she joined Alabama Ballet for two seasons as a company member and most recently danced with the Atlantic City Ballet.  Some of her favorite roles were performed at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio where she danced the lead as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Swanhilda in Coppelia, Pas de Dix Principal, Rubies in Sleeping Beauty, Taglioni in Pas de Quatre, and a pointe solo of ‘Oh Holy Night’ accompanied by the school’s orchestra.  One highlight of her career was a self-choreographed lyrical pointe piece and an Aurora variation that won her the school’s coveted Corbett Mayerson Award among many other professional stage performances at a variety of venues.  Taylor came to the Philadelphia area as a teen seeking more advanced training and returned to share her love of the art form.  In addition to her passion for performing, she has had the opportunity to teach dance to pre-school age children through adults, instruct in outreach programs, use dance as a vehicle for volunteer efforts such as a ‘Stop the Violence’ campaign on a college campus and a child mentor rally.  She has been sought to choreograph for student dancers, professional dancers, dance studios, and as a guest artist.  Her choreography has been featured in new ballet repertoire, over-all winning solo/group competition choreography, as well as, invited guest works all over the country.  Taylor believes in the joy of movement, in the discipline that dance affords, and in promoting being a positive force both on and off of the stage.

Tullio Cata  

Tullio’s dancing career began at the age of 12 at “Centri Studi Musical” in Rome, Italy under the direction of Ranko Yokoyama, principal dancer of “Louis Falco Dance Company” and Lucia Colognato, principal dancer of “Opera di Roma”. From there he went on to study at the Accademia Nazionale Di Danza (Rome) and in 2011 he joined the American Repertory Ballet Trainee Program in Princeton, NJ where he completed his technique training with teachers such as Maria Youskevitch and Kathleen Moore. Tullio company repertoires include Viva Vivaldi (Gerald Arpino) and George in Our Town (P. Jerry). After joining the Atlantic City Ballet in 2014 he danced in several roles including Cavalier in The Nutcracker, originating the role of Christian in Moulin Rouge, Demetrius in Midsummer Night Dream, Prince Sigfried in Swan Lake, Prince Florimund in Sleeping Beauty and many other roles in shows such as Drums, Tango, Clear Water, Mountain Legend, Dracula and Come Join the Dance.