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.
A dancer since she was three, Courtney has experience in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, and musical theater. Along with dance, she has also been vocally trained since the age of sixteen. Courtney is excited to continue teaching at Studio J Dance Academy and knows it will be an amazing season of performing!
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.
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!
A talented performer, Dante is experienced in musical theater and directing. Trained by theater industry professionals, he has showcased his acting and vocal abilities in many stage productions since a young age. Dante is excited to share his passion with students!
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!
An experienced mezzo soprano, Diane has experience as an opera singer with the Bolshoi Opera and touring with the New York City Opera National Company. With her vast teaching skills, Diane hopes to continue taking her students to new heights.
A trained performer, Nina has studied dance under Ms. Jessica Mellace, owner and director of Studio J Dance Academy. Along with being a competitive dancer, she also has participated in vocal choirs. Nina is excited to with with Studio J to enhance her knowledge of children and teaching.