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Body and Music School

Ms. Monica


Alexa

Marianella

Miss Nicole

Instructor:

Beginner Tap

​Advance Tap

Lyrical

Imani has been dancing wtih BAMSOPA for the past 8 years.  She has been an instructor for 3 yeas. She currently teaches Intermediate Jazz, Creative Movement and Kinderdance at BAMSOPA.


Previous Credits Include Lazarus in Godspell, The Player Queen in Hamlet, and a Featured Vocalist in Bring it On. She also took part in Regional Theater: Holiday Jubilee 2011 - 2014 (Crossroads Theatre) (Herself)


Tap

Nia has been dancing at BAMSOPA for six years and has been teaching at BAMSOPA.for the past three years. She teaches beginner jazz, intermediate ballet, creative movement, and kinder dance. She also helps with intermediate jazz, intermediate tap, and modern.


Previous Credits Include Bailey in Cats, Jasmine in Aladdin, Regional Theater: Holiday Jubilee 2011 (Crossroads Theatre) (Herself), Candy Cane from Russia, Tea from China, and Policheinelle in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, The Muzerka in Swan Lake and many more. 

Courtney "CJ"  is a New Jersey native trained in commercial hip hop, competitive cheerleading, and lyrical dance styles. She is a former collegiate dancer at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC and former cheerleading captain at Franklin High School in Somerset, NJ. 


Live dance credits include background performance for music artists including Fantasia Barrino & Ricco Barrino, Aseelah and Soloh. CJ's theater experience includes professional runs in "Groovin" (2014) at the Barn Dinner Theatre in Greensboro, NC and "Smokey Joes Cafe" (2014) at the Paul Robeson Theatre in Greensboro, NC. CJ has also performed at The Masquerade at Harrah's (2015) in New Orleans, LA and recently earned a spot on the Underground Dance Crew (2017) in New York, NY.

Erin has been dancing since 6 years old. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and lyrical.

Erin also danced under the instruction of Miss Bam as a member of the Anointed Praise Dancers at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens. She now assists with instruction in that ministry.

Miss Erin majored in Dance at Raritan Valley Community College where she was able to further her dance education and her experience by joining the RVCC dance ensemble.

Miss Erin taught ballet, modern, hip hop and our Company Team at BAMSOPA from 2009 thru 2013.  

Miss Erin

Instructor:

Beginner Ballet

Simone is a dancer of 7+ years, training in multiple studios throughout her life including New Jersey Dance Studio, Jill Justins Dance Academy, Metuchen Dance Center, and Lustig.


She is currently attending Rutgers University as a Junior pursuing a career in Dance. Simone currently trains at Broadway Dance Center in New York City occasionally in addition to her training in school.


Simone's most executed style of dance is Contemporary, however here at BAMSOPA she teaches Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, and Ballet. 

Miss Monique

Instructor: 

Lyrical Technique

KHAILAH attended The Theater Arts Program at Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School in the gifted and talented program where she received training in acting with vocal music. 

Khailah is considered a triple threat being accomplished in dance, theater and voice.  

Khailah attends Carnegie Mellon University where she continues her training in Musical Theater.   

Credits Include:
​Carnegie Mellon Musical Theater Class of 2021
Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Award Winner (2017)
Franklin High School Lead Actress "Sister Act" (2017)​
Collegiate Summer Conservatories
    - Papermill Playhouse Scholarship Recipient (2017)
    - Rutgers Mason Gross Scholarship Recipient (2016
Television Performance (2016)

Regional Theater: Holiday Jubilee 2011 - 2014 (Crossroads Theatre) (Herself)

Monique has over 20 years of dance experience. For 15 years she trained at the former Dance Dimension studio in North Brunswick, NJ. She danced on the hip-hop dance team at Tuskegee University for two years and began teaching at BAMSOPA in 2014. 
 
Monique specializes in lyrical and focuses on technique. 

​Nicole has over 20 years of dance experience in many styles of dance including tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, and pointe.


She attended Rider University where she was in the Rider Dance Ensemble for 4 years and performed and choreographed many dances for various shows.


Nicole has expanded into teaching and has taught ballet for 1 year and tap for 3 years with BAMSOPA.

Nikki has trained with Garden State Ballet, Anchorage Civic Ballet, Premiere Dance Theatre and Gallman’s Newark Dance Theater, under the direction of Alfred Gallman, alumnus of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. 

She was a member of the senior dance company with Work of Art Dance Theater and taught ballet and pointe classes.

Nikki mentored in the dance category for high school aged students for the NAACP-ACT-SO New Brunswick, NJ program and served on the Judah Dance Ministry for her church at Abundant Life Family Worship Church in New Brunswick, NJ.

Nikki currently teaches ballet and pointe classes for BAMSOPA.

Saraya

Instructor:

Beginner Hip Hop

Miss Khailah

Acting Coach

Voice Coach

Musical Theater Coach

College Prep Privates

  - Monologue

  - Voice


Miss Courtney

Instructor:

Performance Dance

Miss Imani

Instructor:

Creative Movement

​Intermediate Tap

​Kinderdance

Jr. Instructors


Miss Nia

Instructor:

Beginner Jazz

Creative Movement

​Intermediate Ballet

Intermediate Tap

Kinderdance​​

Ms. Nikki

Instructor:

Ballet I

Ballet II

Pre-Pointe / Pointe​​

Office Administration

Miss Simone

Instructor:

Intermediate Jazz​

​Modern

Instructors


Ms. Fawnya


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