Professional Faculty

Artistic Directors:
Rosanne Renda & Colleen Cross

Rosanne Colleen3
Awarded by the NJ Devils for Performances, 2015-2016. 

Formerly, Colleen and Rosanne were Directors of The Look Sharp Performing Arts Center located in northern New Jersey. Their studio was recognized as "One of the top 50 studios on the move" by Dance Teacher and Dance Spirit Magazine in 2006 and was also voted "A Studio Above and Beyond Dance" by Dance Magazine. They were also featured on The Today Show in 2009.

 

Colleen Cross

Colleen CrossCOLLEEN is an accomplished teacher and choreographer for more than 20 years. Her students and her choreography have been honored with numerous awards. Currently, Ms. Cross an Owner/Artistic Director of Infinite Motion Performing Arts Academy located in Mahwah, New Jersey.  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 have received 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. In 2009, Colleen choreographed 'Crazy for You' for Holy Angels High School in Demarest, NJ which earned her a nomination with the Helen Hayes High School Theatre. 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.  Currently, Ms. Renda is an Owner/Artistic Director of Infinite Motion Performing Arts Academy located in northern New Jersey. Rosanne's studio has been recognized by the Association of Dance Conventions and Competitions for dance excellence.  

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 20 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 20 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 above all mentor for her students.


Professional Faculty

 

  • Megan Bartula

    Megan Bartula MEGAN Bartula stepped into her first dance class at the age of 4. A tap enthusiast from the start, her

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  • Michele Lavitola-Bufis

    Michele Lavitola Bufis MICHELE has been dancing since the age of three and was trained in jazz, lyrical/contemporary, hip hop, ballet, and tap.

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  • Colleen Aherne-Fike

    Colleen Fike COLLEEN began her training at the age of three under the direction of Barbara Mullen at Londonderry Dance Academy. While

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  • Rachel Guest

    Rachel 2017 RACHEL is an accomplished dancer, actress and musical theatre performer.  Her professional attitude and friendly demeanor when teaching children of

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  • Angela Joy

    Angela Joy

    ANGELA began studying dance in high school, training in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. She has taught for Kinderdance

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  • Alyssa Magnusen

    Alyssa Magnusen ALYSSA began her dance career at a local dance studio when she was two years old and found her home

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  • Sabrina Mayo

    Sabrina Mayo

    SABRINA has been dancing since the age of five. She is graduating in the Spring of 2018 with an Associates

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  • Jon Merced

    Jon Merced JON MERCED  danced under Dancette Pratts, studying ballet, tap, jazz, modern, salsa, and his favorite love, hip-hop. He continued his

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  • Tori Mergola

    Tori Mergola

    TORI  is on path to graduate in May 2018 with a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from

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  • Kha-lin Prescod

    Kha lin Prescod KHA-LIN  Prescod has been dancing for many years. He is trained in many different styles of Hip- Hop including breaking,

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  • Melissa Ramos

    Melissa Ramos MELISSA Ramos is a professional dancer and choreographer born and raised in New York City. She has been a member

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  • Katie Weigl

    Katie Weigl KATIE is a lifelong performer and theatre enthusiast who loves nothing more than cultivating a love for the stage in

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Substitute Faculty 

  • Kim Kafka

    Kim Kafka KIM  received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Business Minor from Montclair State University. While at MSU

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  • Jake Korolev

    Jake Korolev

    JAKE began training professionally at 14 years old. Since then he has studied pure and commercial styles of the Hip-Hop

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  • Jessica Markovich

    Jessica Markovich JESSICA is a recent graduate from Circle in the Square's Professional Musical Theater Workshop Program in New York City. She

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  • Kim Maskal

    Kim Maskal

    KIMBERLY has had a life-long passion for ballet and began dancing at the age of four. She studied at Garden

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  • Genna Mergola

    Genna Mergola

    GENNA  graduated Montclair State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. Genna is an alumni

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  • Rachel Nachinson

    Rachel Nachinson RACHEL graduated with Honors from The University of the Arts with a BFA in Dance. Rachel is an alumni of

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  • Tara Nixon

    Tara Nixon TARA graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Business.

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  • Michael Pesko

    Michael Pesko1 MICHAEL has danced in all styles since the age of six. For the past six years, Michael has been touring

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