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Colleen Cross and Rosanne Renda:
Owners & Artistic Directors of
Infinite Motion Performing Arts Academy 

Coll Ro 2019
Infinite Motion Performing Arts Academy Studio Directors 

Colleen and Rosanne have been business partners and co-artistic directors for almost 25 years in Bergen County. Together, they have created and developed the Academy and ushered it to being voted Best Dance Studio in Bergen County in 2012 and 2018 and to being recognized by the Association of Dance Conventions and Competitions for dance excellence.

They created the Youth in Motion program to introduce pre-school children throughout Bergen County to dance and physical fitness. Their dance companies have performed in Disney, Universal Studios, and Peridance in New York City and at NJ Devils' and NY Knicks' games. The studio’s dance companies have won innumerable title awards at competitions, and they have prepared several students to become college dance majors. They were even featured in Dance Teacher Magazine as the Dynamic Duo.

In addition to Infinite Motion Performing Arts Academy, Colleen and Rosanne have created the "Youth in Motion; Dance for Daycare” program to introduce pre-school children throughout Bergen County to dance and physical fitness.

 

Colleen Cross

Colleen CrossCOLLEEN is an accomplished teacher and choreographer for more than 25 years. Previously, Colleen was the owner and Director of Look Sharp Performing Arts Center where they were recognized as “One of the top 50 studios on the Move” by Dance Teacher Magazine as well as “A Studio Above and Beyond Dance” by Dance Magazine. Her students and her choreography have been honored with numerous awards. Colleen has studied with top dance professionals including Germaine Goodson, Frank Hatchett, Tyce Di Orio, Barry Youngblood, Chebar Williams, Charles McGowan, Mary Ann Lamb, and Vincent Carbone, just to name a few. She has extensive experience with directing, choreographing, and teaching. She has studied dance, voice and theatre throughout the United States. She has choreographed performance and competition pieces for dance companies throughout New Jersey as well as numerous dance recitals, variety shows, and plays. Colleen’s students have been chosen to dance with master teachers abroad and have been selected to participate in professional workshops for advanced dancers. Her students havereceived overall high score awards and special recognition for intensive programs throughout the country.

She is experienced in teaching dancers of all ages and levels, and uses innovative ideas to keep the classes and routines interesting. She has created and nurtured a comprehensive adult program, offering classes in Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet and Hip Hop. Adult dance students are given the opportunity each season to perform. In 2009, Colleen choreographed Crazy for You for The Academy of Holy Angels High School in Demarest, NJ, which earned her a nomination for best choreography of a musical with the Helen Hayes High School Theatre Awards. Colleen produces and directs shows in the tri-state area working along with top dance companies
and vocalists.

 

Rosanne Renda

Rosanne RendaROSANNE is a graduate of Montclair State University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. Previously, Rosanne was the Assistant Director of Look Sharp Performing Arts Center where they were recognized as “One of the top 50 studios on the Move” by Dance Teacher Magazine as well as “ A Studio Above and Beyond Dance” by Dance Magazine. Rosanne’s extensive dance training includes the Alvin Ailey Company, Broadway Dance Center, Free Space/Lamone Dance Companies, as well as individual mentors. She has had the privilege to dance for world renowned choreographers such as JoAnna Mendl Shaw, Maxine Steinman, Alan Danielson and Claire Porter. She has been teaching for over 25 years and her expertise includes Ballet, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz and Contemporary, ranging from beginner to advanced levels.

Rosanne created and launched an innovative pre-school program for her studio in northern New Jersey which gained recognition throughout the area. In previous years, her choreography has been selected to be showcased at the world renowned Joyce Theatre in Manhattan. With over 25 years of experience teaching pre-schoolers, Rosanne has extensive knowledge in movement for early childhood development. Rosanne’s achievements lend themselves to her success as a performer, teacher and mentor for her students.

 

 


Professional Faculty

IMPAA Teachers 2019 2020

 

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  • Kim Kafka

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  • Kim Maskal

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  • Genna Mergola

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