Jyliann is a graduate from the prestigious BFA Commercial Dance Program at Pace University in New York City. She holds concentrations in Choreography, Performance and Pedagogy, as well as minors in Psychology and Arts and Entertainment Management. Born and bred in New York, she is classically trained in Theatre Dance focusing on the style Fosse as well as extensive training in Commercial Jazz and Ballet. She has been teaching for many years all over the North East Coast at countless studios, schools, and theaters.
Jyliann has been an assistant to renowned choreographers such as Alexandra Damiani, Kathryn Doby, Robbie Roby, Scott Jovovich and countless others. She has also choreographed and produced many of her own productions in both dance and theatre. Additionally, she has been seen on many regional stages in shows such as Footloose, Hairspray, Chicago, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Shrek, Seussical, and more holding titles such as Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer. You can see Jyliann on the big screen in the documentary "Fosse: Recreated" and on HGTVs "Spontaneous Construction."
Jyliann is passionate about educating dancers and young artists to perform at their healthiest in mind, body, and spirit. With her extensive knowledge of both theatre and dance she brings a unique experience to the classroom by incorporating all aspects of performance and enhancing the dancer's depth of knowledge in the art form. Jyliann is excited to be bringing New York City training to the next generation of dancers in Carroll County. She challenges dancers to push past their fears and dive into this beautiful art we call dance.
Jillian is a wife and mom of 3. There is never a dull moment in her life. Her family is energetic, fun, compassionate, and full of spunk. Yoga creates the state of balance in her life. Jillian found yoga 4 years ago, or perhaps it found her. She quickly learned that it was not something simple. It made her work physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Though she takes the asana practice seriously, her practice extends far off of her mat. Yoga has calmed her. Yoga has strengthened her. Yoga has made her live in the present. Yoga has healed her. Yoga has balanced her. She embarked on a teaching path in 2017, when she was given the opportunity to share her passion with others. Jillian trained for her 200-hour certification through a Charm City curriculum, under the guidance of Michelle Allen, at Downtown Yoga. In 2018 she furthered her training, becoming a certified Childlight Yoga and Mindfulness Children’s Instructor. She wants to help children learn to be calm, strong, and brave; believing that they could benefit from learning to listen to their inner voice early on. Her purpose in life is to help those around her heal, laugh, and be the best version of themselves. Join her in a well-balanced class, one that will make you sweat, laugh, and be still.
Jess has been dancing since she was 3 and competing since she was 5. During many successful years in the competition world she was given countless opportunities to work closely with amazing choreographers like Jennifer Izzi, Talia Favia, Cat Cogliandro, Martha Nichols, etc! While training 6 days a week Jess was also an assistant teacher and occasional substitute teacher and learned that she loved to teach just as much as she loved to dance. Jess grew up in New Jersey and after graduating, she moved to Towson, Maryland to be a member of the Towson University Dance Team. She was a freshman member and traveled to Daytona, Florida to compete in NDA Nationals where they came in 2nd for Division 1 teams all over the country! This year, Jess am a sophomore member of the Towson University Pom Squad where she dances half-time at every Towson Football and Towson Men’s/Women’s basketball games. She will soon be traveling to Orlando for UDA Nationals and will be competing again in Division 1 against even more teams from around the world. On top of dancing Jess is working towards her degree in Mass Communications concentrating in Public Relations/Advertising and a minor in Business Management. Jess has loved dance for her entire life and is so excited to be able to take all that she has learned and loved and pass it on to the next generation.
Kayla is a Carroll County native and has been dancing since she was 4. She started competing at the age of 10 and has had many opportunities such as performing in Las Vegas, attending Broadway Dance Center’s AIM Invitational, and the Summer Workshop Series with Tricia Miranda. She now attends Towson University where she is a dance major working towards her B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography with a minor is Business, Communication for Liberal Arts. At Towson she has had the pleasure to work with choreographers including Linda-Denise Fisher Harrell, Runqiou Du, and Darrell Grand Moultrie. She is also on the Towson Pom Squad where she performs at every half time at all the football games and men’s/women’s basketball games, as well as attending UDA Nationals. She also has had the pleasure to perform for Danceloft Spring Board New Choreographers Showcase, Peabody Dance Festival, and Baltimore Independent Dance Artists New Choreographers Showcase. Last summer she traveled to Chicago to train at the Ruth Page School of the Arts under the artistic direction of Victor Alexander. At the Ruth Page school, she had the opportunity to dance and train with dancers and choreographers from Cuba, Mexico, Japan, Spain, and Italy. Kayla is excited to share her broad and unique perspective and passion for dance to the next generation of dancers.