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Instructors |

Instructors

Cheyanna Sullivan Dance Instructor/Choreographer… Cheyanna Sullivan started dancing at the age of 3 where she began her training at the Center Stage Dance and Theater School in East Brunswick, NJ. She trained in their competition teams from the age of five until she was eighteen. She graduated in 2009 and was accepted into the University of the Arts in Philadelphia as a Dance major. There she had the opportunity to work with teachers and professionals working in the professional world and was trained in all styles of dance including Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Flamenco, and African Dance. While training, she decided to declare herself as a Jazz Dance major in her junior year. She earned her BFA in Jazz Dance Performance in 2013 and is now starting her journey as a dancer in the real world.
Danielle Mondi Dance Instructor/Choreographer… Danielle is a graduate of Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University receiving a BFA in Dance. She was a member of University Dance Works and the Erin Pride Dance Project for two years. She is currently a member of Movement. Theory, a dance company based in NYC. She has had the opportunity to work with several choreographers such as Rennie Harris, Matthew Keefe and Randy James along with many others. She also loves to do community theater and has had the privilege to perform at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The State Theater and Plays in the Park in several Musicals. Besides performing, her ultimate dream is to teach children of all ages the art of Dance. “Never Give Up, Keep Pursuing Your Dreams.” Danielle has been teaching for the past three years at Dance Storm with children of all ages.
Michelle Puskas Dance Instructor/Choreographer… Michelle  graduated Magna Cum Luade from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts with her B.F.A. in dance. She is scholarship student with Jennifer Muller/ The Works and the recipient of the Garden State Arts Foundation 2007 Thomas H. Kean Scholarship. Michelle is a company member with EDP Dance Project, Nikki Manx Dance Project, and Banana Peel Dance. She has recently performed in Cirque du Soleil’s Poetic Social Mission in Times Square, 60×60 at the World Financial Center, and Broadway Meets Jazz under the Stars at Lincoln Center. Michelle has also performed works choreographed by David Dorfman, Randy James, Pascal Rekeort,  Robert Benford, John Evans, Christian von Howard, Peter London, Raegan Wood, Samuel Pott and Rennie Harris. She has shown her own choreography at Silk City Arts Festival, 60×60 and NJPAC.
Jaime Kaplan Dance Instructor/Choreographer… Jaime is a graduate of the studio, with over twenty years of dance training and ten years of teaching and choreographing. Once a competitive performer, she now sits as a judge for a regional competition. Jaime has experience in ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz and hip hop though ballet is her passion and she enjoys sharing that passion with her students. While at Towson University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology, Jaime had the privilege to maintain her training and performance repertoire by taking technique classes with Dana Martin, Catherine Horta-Hayden and Lester Holmes, and by performing in the company’s production of The Nutcracker and other student works. Jaime was also captain of the Towson University Pom Squad where she lead her squad to a 1st place championship her senior year. While working on her Master’s degree at Columbia University, Jaime frequented Steps on Broadway in New York City to further her ballet education and studied with Kathryn Sullivan and Alexander Filipov. Now a clinical psychology doctoral candidate at the University of Hartford, Jaime continues to teach and train in Hartford, Connecticut. When in town, Jaime continues to teach Master classes and choreograph at Dance Storm.
Miriam H.F. Berger Dance Instructor… Miriam is Director of Anka Kusu, a Middle Eastern Music and Dance troupe located in Somerset, New Jersey (www.AnkaKusu.net). She has been dancing since her first ballet dance lesson before she was 5 years old and began studying jazz dance soon after. High school and college saw continued dance experience along with involvement in acting, stage choreography, and theatrical makeup. Around the same time, involvement in local Renaissance Festivals gave Miriam her initial contact with belly dancing and her first informal lesson in the ancient art which cemented her love for it. She began formal study of belly dance in 2004 and has never looked back. Miriam’s primary focus is ATS (American Tribal Style) and its many offshoots, and combining it with classic Middle Eastern folkloric style movement. She has studied extensively with Peggy Eckert the founder of Fringe Benefit, Kimberly Costa the current director of Fringe Benefit, Karin Hein of Kassar Tribal, and Christiane and Jaz of Ak’ana as well as having taken workshops with Chadia of Gypsy Caravan, Linda Chehade, Suhaila Salimpour, Aneena, Saqra, Alyeeza, Sera Solstice, Shukriya, Leila Haddad and many others.
Anamaria Kalet – Theater Instructor… Ana Kalet is first and foremost a wife and mother of three children. She has her degree in Psychology from Douglass College at Rutgers University and while there she studied Creative Dramatics with Joe Hart in class, Shoestring student company, Professional Company and Plus outreach program bringing creative drama into schools. For the last six years she has been teaching drama with Youth Stages LLC in Princeton. YS brings creative drama to libraries and schools through out NJ. Active in Community theater, Ana directed Steel Magnolias in Somerset which was nominated by NJACT for 5 awards including Best Production and Hairspray at Playhouse22 which was nominated for 4 awards. Currently she is directing Best Christmas Pageant Ever! at Villagers Theater in Somerset.