Tracy received her early training at New Jersey School of Ballet and went on to train at the School of American Ballet in NYC. While studying at SAB she performed with New York City Ballet in numerous ballets including “Coppelia”, “Union Jack”, “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” and “The Nutcracker”. Tracy was a dancer for the New Jersey Nets for four years as well as a choreographer for the New Jersey Nets Kids and the New York Liberty Kids. Tracy has over twenty years of experience as a dance educator and choreographer. Her choreography has been performed at Madison Square Garden, The Prudential Center, Dance Rave NY and Symphony Space. Most recently, Tracy set choreography on the Duke Dancing Devils at Duke University. Her students have been accepted to The Ailey School, Juilliard summer intensive, Joffrey summer intensive and ABT summer intensive, to name a few. In addition, her students have danced in “Billy Elliot” on Broadway, “Macy’s Kids”, “Radio City Christmas Spectacular”, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and most recently, Season 8 of Dance Moms on Lifetime. Tracy’s students have been accepted to Rutgers, Penn State, Hofstra and USC college dance teams. 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.
Summer Sheldrick recently graduated from Z ARTISTS GROUP as a lead company soloist. Ms. Sheldrick has performed at the Al Hirschfeld Theater at The Chita Rivera Awards to rave reviews by BroadwayWorld.com, at the prestigious Guggenheim Museum and on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with choreography by NappyTabs; she performed as a featured aerialist at the Agger Fish Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and was the lead soloist to Mario Spinetti’s rendition of “The Show Must Go On” under the direction of Wes Veldink at the Fourth Universalist Society in NYC. Last year, she had the honor of working with Emmy Award winner Mia Michaels on the PSA ONLY WE KNOW, which was acclaimed by Mayor Bloomberg and Shannon Watts. Ms. Sheldrick spent time training in Cuba with the famed MALPASO DANCE COMPANY in association with the Joyce Theater, and she is proud to be one of the few females to perform work by the world renowned all male company MADBOOTS DANCE. An avid yogi, Summer’s aerial skills were featured on a Halloween special for Madonna’s online network DANCEON, which is chaired by Nigel Lithgoe and Guy OSeary. She has been featured in industrials for WILDFOX and APOLLA SHOCKS. Philanthropically, Summer participated in the first ever multi-generational dance in class in NYC championed by Maria Shriver and Joelle Cosentino for Dance For Minds to promote Alzheimer’s awareness.
Vanessa Figueroa was born and raised in Little Falls, NJ, where she trained seriously in dance at a young age. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a minor in Public Relations and Advertising at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA in April 2019. Her training and explorations have allowed her to perform in works created by Jennifer Archibald, Tyce Diorio, Christopher Huggins, Jason McDole, Kiesha Lalama, Garfield Lemonius and more. She is also proud to be the former President of Impulse, the hip-hop club at Point Park University, where she cultivated a safe space for dancers to freely express themselves through Hip-Hop and Jazz funk forms. Vanessa is honored to have experienced opportunities such as performing “Kinex”choreographed by Kiesha Lalama at the Joyce Theatre for the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation in 2018. As well as being accepted into the Cirque Du Soleil dancer database this past Spring 2019! Figueroa is overjoyed to share her dance education knowledge and experiences with many young training dancers all over northern New Jersey. She is honored to have the opportunity to create a open space for dancers to learn, improve, and grow- becoming the best versions of themselves! Vanessa continues to dedicate all of her time and energy within in a variety of artistic areas in her life. She is looking forward to joining & connecting with the DAA family this fall 2019!!
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Tatyana Yatsenko is an accomplished ballet dancer with over twenty years experience performing solos and leading roles in many classical ballets as a Principal Dancer for over ten years each with: the Moscow State Classic Ballet Theatre; and New Jersey Ballet. She has performed internationally, touring the USA, Russia, Japan, France, Italy, Spain, China, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Norway, Belgium and Holland. Tatyana graduated from the Moscow Academy of Choreography with special recognition from the International Competition and International Festival of Music and the Arts; and maintains her professional membership with the Union of Theatre Professionals of Russia.
Kyle Wilder is a soloist/performer, choreographer, teacher, and producer straight out of Dover, New Jersey. He began his formal dance training at age 8, studying tap, hip hop, jazz, ballet, and lyrical.
In 2002, Kyle auditioned for and joined the New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble's Young Talented Tappers and has since become a Principal Dancer and Soloist for the Ensemble's professional adult company under the direction of Ms. Deborah Mitchell. In 2003, another turning point in Kyle's education came when he met and studied with Savion Glover during a workshop at NJPAC.
Additionally, Kyle has worked with Maurice Chestnut's Above Ground Project in performances such as the Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center, as well as the E-Moves Concert Series at Harlem Stages.
In 2008, Kyle worked with Savion Glover in the recreation of a piece titled "Black Out" from the Tony Award winning production "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk." It was performed on National Tap Dance Day as part of New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble and Savion Glover's Celebration at Newark Symphony Hall.
In 2012, Kyle became 1 of 6 artists featured in The Bad Boys of Dance production, Rasta Thomas' Tap Stars. As a member of the cast, Kyle has performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in "JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance" as well as The Norman Rothstein Theatre In Vancouver, BC Canada alongside Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies for the prestigious Vancouver International Tap Festival.
As an independent soloist, Kyle has worked with numerous bands/artists such as Yvette Glover, Hillary Marie Michael, Jeff Foote, Tyler Mahler, The Natt Adderly Jr. Trio, and The Artificial Heroez. Kyle has also been featured in The Boston Tap Company's production "Rhythm in the Night", and New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble's "Generation Tap."
Nick started his dance training at an early age in California and was awarded a full scholarship to Pacific Northwest Ballet. As a member of a competition dance team, he received numerous awards regionally and nationally in solos and group routines. Nick has performed as a dancer and acrobat on many cruises for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and has entertained audiences around the world with his energetic dance style. His professional accomplishments also include dancing in the Rose Parade, performing for Sketchers Industrial, and the National Tour of Moving Out choreographed by Twyla Tharp. Nick has been offered leading roles to perform for Tokyo Disney, Disneyland, and Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas. He has trained with choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Mandy Moore, and Terri Best to name a few. He now teaches dance and acrobatics at various studios all over New Jersey. His students and choreography have won numerous overall awards on the regional and national level. He is excited to bring his love for dance to the next generation.
Lindsey Sengebush is a native of NJ, where she currently teaches and choreographs Jazz and Contemporary. She holds a BFA Cum Laude in Jazz Dance Performance from The University of the Arts, in Phili, PA. While obtaining her degree, she was a highlighted performer at the Merriam Theater. Lindsey has been a featured dancer in the International Tour of the “Spirit of Christmas”. While in Philly, she appeared on the NFL sidelines as a Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader, gaining recognition as ESPN’s Cheerleader of the Week. She was the assistant choreographer to Serena Soffer for the “Panic at the Disco! Nothing Rhymes with Circus” Tour.
Vicki grew up in northern New Jersey. She began her training under the direction of Heather Soccio at Dance Arts Academy at a very young age. She grew up as a member of the Rising Star Dance Company and was in many of the Nationally award winning competition numbers through the years. Vicki has trained in Ballet, tap, Jazz, acrobatics, contemporary, and Hip Hop. Through it all, Vick has had the opportunity to study various styles of dance with many talented instructors and choreographers including, Katya Surrence, Matt Boyce, James Tabeek, Michelle Dorrance, just to name a few. She has served as an assistant at "Shock the Intensive" for Star Systems National dance competition. For the past few years Vicki has done tap choreography for the award winning students of Dance Arts!
Callie began her dance training at a young age and is a proud alumna of Dance Arts Academy. She has been trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, lyrical, and acrobatic dance. As a member of the Rising Star Dance Company and under the direction of Heather Soccio, Callie obtained many high scoring and overall awards as a soloist, including 1st runner up as ADA Dancer of the Year in 2014. During her dance career, Callie performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Kennedy Center, as well as during the halftime show in the Orange Bowl.
Callie received her BA in psychology from Ramapo College graduating cum laude. She will be going for her Master’s in Counseling in 2019. Callie has kept her love for dance close to her heart by continuing to work with our company members on their nationally award winning routines.