Jessica 

Mellace

Owner/Artistic Director

An award-winning performer and choreographer, Jessica has been trained in all genres of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, musical theatre and acro. Jessica is committed to giving her students the opportunity to grow as a well-rounded person of character and is proud and elated to share her passion with generations of students to come.

Mary
Dyer

Teacher

An award-winning dancer and choreographer who has trained and competed in all styles of dance, specializing in contemporary and lyrical. She is happy to be a part of the SJDA family and is looking forward to an awesome season!

Lisa
LoPinto

Teacher

An award-winning competitive gymnast for 14 years, Lisa has experience coaching tumbling and acrobatics along with assisting with teaching and choreographing hip hop, ballet, and jazz classes. Lisa enjoys sharing and teaching her passion for dance, gymnastics, and music with her students.

Dana 

Del Grosso

Teacher

An award-winning dancer, Dana has competed in various styles of dance such as tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern and lyrical in different types of groups, duet/trios and solos. Dana is excited to be apart of Studio J and looking forward to a successful and exciting season!

Jasón Wells

Teacher

An experienced dancer, Jasón has a background in tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop and musical theater. He has showcased his dancing across New Jersey and as a member of the Montclair State Dance Company. Jasón is excited for the opportunity to teach at Studio J and can't wait to see what the future has in store!

Diane

fox

Teacher

A professional opera and musical theatre singer for 31 years, and a professional voice teacher for 21 years, Diane is eager to share her vast performing work and knowledge with her students! Ms. Fox has sung on some of the greatest stages throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. She made her international operatic debut opposite the late Metropolitan Opera legend, Jerome Hines at the prestigious Bolshoi Opera House in Moscow, Russia. In musical theatre she has performed alongside Broadway fame, Robert Cuccioli of Jekyll and Hyde, Jeff Richmond of Mean Girls, and Christa Moore of Gypsy.

Victoria Strata

Teacher

A professional dancer, Victoria has studied with many renowned artists and choreographers. She has trained with the Limón Dance Company as a part of their professional training program and performed restaged works of Limón’s masterpieces. She has most recently been hired as a dancer and collaborator for the artist Reza Farkhondeh.

Tracy

Badini

Teacher

With over twenty years of experience as a dance educator and choreographer, Tracy trained at New Jersey School of Ballet and School of American Ballet in NYC. She has performed in numerous ballets and her students have been accepted to various schools across the nation. Tracy continues to learn and grow as an artist and teacher every day and she is excited to share her passion with the next generation of dancers.

Address

Studio J Dance Academy, LLC.

2 Changebridge Rd Suite H,

Montville, NJ 07045, USA

Here at Studio J our greatest joy is sharing our love and passion for dance and singing with our students. 

Contact

(973) 794-6730

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