Meet NDA

At Noelle's Dance Academy, our primary focus is to offer the joy of dancing to any interested student regardless of their age or ability. We think it is important to not only teach the principle of dance, but the principles of life!

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Miss Noelle (Owner)

Teaches: Ballet, Lyrical, Combo and Creative Movement Classes

Available For: Technique and Choreography Privates

Noelle developed a love for dance when she was a young child. She started dancing at the age of seven training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, pointe and lyrical at a local NJ dance studio. Her love for dance led her to the Southern New Jersey Performing Arts Academy for high school, where she graduated with a dance certification in 2005. She was accepted into the dance program and graduated with a BFA at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. During her college experience, she worked with teachers who trained and performed with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Doug Varone and Dancers, Lar Lubrovitch Dance Company, Mark Morris Dance Company and Limon Dance Company. When Noelle wasn't studying dance or performing, she was teaching ballet, tap, hip hop, and creative movement to children at a local Virginia Dance Studio. Once she graduated from college in 2009, she was asked to join CityDance Ensemble2 a company based in Washington, DC where she had the opportunity to perform in VA, MD, DC area and at the White House. In 2010, she promoted to full time company member of CityDance Ensemble where she had the opportunity to perform on tour in Africa, Russia and Peru with works by Paul Gordon Emerson, Christopher Morgan, Paul Taylor, and more. Noelle now finds herself back in New Jersy and back to her love for teaching. She is currently a Guest Artist, teaching and setting work on students at G.C.I.T. Performing Arts High School.

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Miss Tori

Teaches: Tap and Jazz Funk

Available For: Tap Privates

Competition Team Director

Tori is an academically focused person that continues to pursue her love and passion for dance through both performance and teaching.  She has danced for over 16 years and competed within the sport for 9 years.  Through dance, Tori discovered her passion for teaching, which I began at the age of 13.  Over the last 5+ years, she has taught and substituted all over New Jersey. She has had the opportunity to study multiple forms of dance under some of the greatest, most inspirational instructors – to include Chloe Arnold of The Syncopated Ladies and Barbara Adams.  She has performed and competed in many styles of dance to include contemporary, modern, ballet, and musical theatre / vocal, tap, and hip-hop.  Some of her proudest accomplishments include being named a National Champion in tap through Encore Dance Competition, being asked to perform at the DC Tap Fest Student Showcase, and being hired to be featured in tap instructional videos produced and sold by Stagedoor Workshops and Tezoro Productions. Tori has also performed with Beat Addikts United and has received multiple dance scholarships from a few notable businesses including NYCDA, Broadway Dance Center and more. Tori is currently the Captain of the Rowan University dance team and teaching at Noelle's Dance Academy.

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Miss Anna

Teaches: Jazz and Musical Theater

Available For: Private Jazz and Musical Theater Dance Instruction

 

Anna started dancing at age 4. Her training includes ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theater. After growing up in the dance competition circuit she went to the Richard Stockton University to study Dance with a concentration in Arts Administration. From there Anna has performed in NYC, Philadelphia and Atlantic City in various shows and galas. She has studied with Barbara Adams, Richard Pierlon, Stepp Stewart and Luigi. Anna has been sharing her passion for dance by instructing students of all ages and levels for over 16 years.

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Miss Joann

Teaches: Tumble/Acro

Joann began her gymnastics career at age ten. By age thirteen, she was competing in national competitions. She began her extensive teaching career when she was fifteen and since then, has taught pre-school gymnastics, mommy and me, and recreational gymnastics for levels beginner to advance. Joann studied Health and Physical Education at Rowan University. She is now a certified personal trainer. Throughout her 20 years in the acro world, Joann has made herself known as one of the premiere acro teachers in South Jersey.

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Mr. Steven

Teaches: Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz

Steven Clair began dancing at the age of 4 and continued his dance education at Rowan University. He trained in ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, musical theatre, and acro. He’s taught at New Jersey’s  Got Talent and Mainstage School of Dance. In 2010 and 2011, Steven performed with the Broomall String Band in the Mummer’s Parade. Steven is also the Co-Owner/ Choreographer of Broadway Bound Players  and the head color guard instructor for Cab Calloway High School.

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Miss Dana

Teaches: Jazz

Ambassador Program Director

Dana began dancing when she was three years old and has always had a passion for the arts.  After graduating from Glassboro High School she went to Rowan University where she received a degree in both Elementary Education with a coordinate in Music and a degree in Special Education.  In 2015 and 2018, she received her Master of Arts in Reading and Master of Arts in Administration.  While at Rowan University, Dana was part of the Rowan Dance Team and Rowan’s Dance Company.  She was also a dance teacher for Let’s Dance Studio and taught classes of all ages in the areas of ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, clogging, modern, and hip hop. In addition to teaching dance, she has been the head choreographer at both Glassboro High School and Swedesboro Woolwich Little Theater’s Teen Company.  Her choreography credits include Footloose, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Beauty and the Beast, Oliver!, Once Upon a Mattress, Once on This Island, Seussical the Musical, Shrek the Musical, Sister Act, Mary Poppins, Aida, and The Wedding Singer. Besides choreographing, Dana also is a Full Time Instructor at Rowan College of South Jersey and an adjunct professor at Rowan University. She has been married since 2007 and has two boys, Anthony and Jeremy, who also have the same passion for the arts.