Gisa is a graduate of Allentown College, now DeSales University in Pennsylvania, with a BA degree in Dance, where she was also a member of the Dance Honor Society and a teacher at their Conservatory. Her performance experience includes Le Tour De Danse, a touring dance company based in Pennsylvania. Her choreography has received several honors and was performed at the American College Dance Festival in New England. For 13 years Gisa was the choreographer for the Scotch Plains/Fanwood High School Rep Theater. Her choreography includes Anything Goes, Mame, Footloose, Les Miserables, West Side Story, 42nd Street, and Hairspray, among others. Gisa is the director of Sr. & Jr. Company 2000, a select group of students who perform and compete, and is very proud of their accomplishments.
Since 1990, Gisa has passed on her knowledge and love of dance to her students. She finds much happiness and pride teaching dance to her wonderful students and choreographing musicals for such talented high school student. She will always continue to share her love of dance.
Growing up in rural Hunterdon County a young Carolyn Marie embraced the country life, but also yearned to perform for thousands underneath the bright stage lights. She studied at some of the best and most sought after dance schools on the east coast such as New Jersey School of Ballet and Ballet Forte. In summer 2009 at 16 years old, she was selected as one of 32 students worldwide to participate in the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Summer Musical Theatre Program at CAP 21, a fully accredited college program. Carolyn later auditioned for and was accepted into the New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble where she performed at the Joyce Theater (NYC), Summer Stage in Central Park (NYC), Ailey Citigroup Theater (NYC), and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark) just to name a few. She also performed in New Jersey Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker at the Paper Mill Playhouse. After graduating early from high school, Carolyn auditioned for and was accepted into Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University for dance. While in college her ballet teacher invited her to audition for New Jersey Youth Theater/NJPAC where she performed in tours of Kiss Me, Kate at NJPAC (Newark) and Smokey Joes Cafe. Carolyn was then inspired to continue singing and started to write her own music. Her unstoppable enthusiasm and exacting nature led her to seek out and work with top industry professionals such as multiplatinum and Grammy award winning producer, Earl Cohen, and EMI/Sony ATV producer, Synematik. When Carolyn wasn’t in the studio writing or recording she was attending Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University full time, juggling her full-fledged music career with the rigorous demands of the dance conservatory program where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University in May of 2014. She was nominated for “Outstanding New Band/Soloist of 2014” in the Lehigh Valley Music Awards (LMVAs), was a finalist in RAWards for “Musician of the Year” representing New York City and her song,” Surrender”, from her debut EP Backstage Pass was awarded finalist in the prestigious US Songwriting Competition. Another song from her debut, “Take Back The Power”, Carolyn’s collaboration with inspirational icon Eric LeGrand , attracted major media outlets across the New York metropolitan area like Fox 5 o’clock news, NBC10 Philadelphia, NJ.com, Magic 98.3, and many more creating major buzz and anticipation for this powerful and motivational anthem. Signing with Swedish record label, Substream Music Group, is this rock stars latest triumph. Carolyn Marie is determined to turn her childhood dream into an empire, one performance at a time.
Jennifer DiGiuseppe is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Theatre and Dance. She was a part of The UNH Dance Company where she was a corps member in Wounded Dove and a Sword Dancer in Echoes From The Highlands.
Jennifer began her training at Dance 2000 where she studied in various styles of dance. She is now a teacher and choreographs for Company 2000.
For the past two years, Jennifer has choreographed Grease and How To Succeed In Business for Scotch Plains Fanwood High School. Jennifer is an instructional aide for the Special Education Department at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, where she also coaches gymnastics.
Veronica Cheeseboro is currently a graduate student and currently attends the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University ; pursuing a major in Dance Education. In the year of 2016, she attained a BFA in Dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Alongside studying modern, ballet, improvisation, and choreography at Rutgers, she has had the opportunity to work with many professional artists in the concert dance realm such as Keith Thompson, Doug Elkins, David Parker and the Bang Group, and John Evans. She is also trained in hip hop, jazz , tap and West African with her training at Devore Dance Center for 13 years. She is also an aspiring choreographer that continues to research the fusion of modern/ post modern techniques with hip hop, jazz and other street dance styles.
Melissa Denholtz received her BA in dance with a concentration in education from Muhlenberg College. She is currently a graduate student in the dance education program at Rutgers University where she is working towards receiving her masters of education and PK-12 dance teaching certification. Melissa began dancing at the age of 2 and later received her extensive ballet training with the New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble. She is an ABT® Certified Teacher and has assisted at the ABT® Certified School of Ballet at Mason Gross School of the Arts for a year. Melissa is passionate about sharing her love of dance and creative movement experiences with her students.