Jolene Perry

(Owner, Artistic Director)

Genres: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe

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Ms. Perry has trained with some of New York’s best and brightest masters including Luigi, Bill Hastings, Tony Stevens, and the Paul Taylor and Martha Graham Schools. Ms. Perry has performed in several modern companies, including Principal Dancer with the Alaska Contemporary Company and the Center Dance Ensemble in Phoenix, Arizona.

She has toured extensively both nationally and internationally in Musical Theater and in Modern Companies, in such shows as WEST SIDE STORY, OKLAHOMA, THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, PIPPIN, and FUNNY GIRL, to name a few. Ms. Perry’s teaching credits include Broadway Dance Center, Manhattan Dance Theater, and Studio Maestro in New York City, and the Conservatory of Dance in Anchorage, Alaska. She has also taught master workshops in Jazz and Tap throughout California.



Jennifer Segner

Genres: Ballet, Contemporary, Tots & Creative Movement, Jazz, Tap


As a dancer, Jen began at the age of 3. She was a member of her studio competition team, as well as Captain of her high school dance team. Jen graduated in 2009 with a BFA degree in DANCE from Rutgers University (Mason Gross School of the Arts). During her college dance years she got the chance to work with many famous and renowned teachers and choreographers such as David Dorfman, Steven Petronio, Randy James, Reagan Woods, Juila Ritter, John Evans, and Paulette Sears. She has performed in New York at Dance New Amsterdam, as well as several other NYC venues. Jen also danced for several small modern dance companies and performance groups in New Jersey and Pennsylvania both during and after college. Currently, Jen teaches Ballet, Contemporary/Lyrical & may other styles of dance to students ages 3-18. Teaching has always been her passion! Jen is also a trained Barre Fitness instructor, currently teaching at BodyBurn Barre in Tenafly.

As a manager, Jen has years of experience in customer service and business management. As a full time Dance Studio Manager, she couldn’t be more thrilled to combine her strength and passion (management and dance) into one job!

Arleigh Rothenberg

Genres: Hip Hop, Tap

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Arleigh Rothenberg began dancing at the age of 7 and has experience in a multitude of dance genres. Currently, Arleigh tap dances at The Cotton Club weekly, as a member of Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards’ Sophisticated Ladies. She has also performed at the world famous Apollo Theatre in “Taste of Broadway” (2009 and 2010) as a member of the Young Hoofers, and performed in Derick K. Grant’s Imagine Tap! at Rodeph Sholom in NYC, February 2010.

Recent Television and Video Credits include the Malibu Rum “Funky Dip” Flashmob Commercial, choreographed by Tweetie, tap dancing on Sesame Street’s 2009/2010 40th Season, dancing in the STEP UP 3D Official Dance Dub Broadway Dance Center Video, (section choreographed by Michelle Dorrance), and appearing in the recently released films Step Up 3D (2010) and Eat, Pray, Love (2010).





Erin Mallon

Genres: Hip Hop, Jazz, Jumps & Turns


Erin is a dancer/ choreographer/ instructor from New York City. Classically trained, she has a knack for incorporating different dance genres into her lyrical, jazz, and hip hop choreography. Erin has trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Lyrical,Contemporary and Hip Hop all over the U.S. making her a well renowned performer and teacher. She has performed for Nike, Adidas, Pepsi, R&B artist Lee Charm, MTV, Reggaetone artist Tyna Q, Bloch, Angel Feliciano’s “The Movement” and much more. She was a featured dancer in the promos for the hit TV show “Americas Best Dance Crew” with Randy Jackson as well as the Step Up 3D movie.  Erin has an extensive experience teaching children of all levels in Hip Hop, Contemporary and Jazz all throughout New York, New Jersey and Virginia.





Jessica DeLaCruz

Genres: Acro, Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Contemporary

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Jessica is from Wall, New Jersey. She began dancing at 4 years old. She first started off dancing at The Dancers Workshop. At the local studio Jessica went to she danced in recitals, Christmas shows, festivals, and Competitions. During the summers she attended numerous elite intensives such as, The Rock school of ballet, and American Academy of Ballet. After High school she decided to take her career to New York City to pursue her dreams . She was accepted into Broadway Dance Center professional semester program. Where she furthered her knowledge of the dance world and honed her skills to a new level. After the program she moved into the dance world where she participated in multiple auditions and was cast in music videos, A show called M.O.V.E., and assisted at workshops at BDC. In her spare time she got her Cosmetology License and now enjoys doing hair and make-up on the side. Her truly loves and is very passionate about dancing and hopes to some day go even further with her career. She loves teaching kids and helping to mold them into wonderful, young, talented dancers for generations to come.


Kerime Konur

Genres: Acro, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet

KerimejkonurKerime Jessica Konur, originally from Leesburg, Virginia, is the youngest of six children. She began dance at a young age, heavily influenced by her two older sisters who had began lessons at The Loudoun School of Ballet. After graduating from high school, Kerime set out to New York at the age of 18 to pursue her dreams of being a professional dancer. She started her first year in the BIG CITY at The Ailey School in the Independent Study Program to then receive her certificate in dance from the Peridance Capezio Dance Center in New York City. She began training in the Commercial track, to then graduate in the Ballet Contemporary Track receiving training in all styles, under the direction of Igal Perry and Marlena Wolfe, who awarded her with the Wolfe Project Scholarship. She has performed works of Robert Battle, Sidra Bell, Bryan Arias, Manuel Vignoulle, Enzo Celli, Michelle Oliva and Francesca Dario. Kerime has also performed for GMA: Live, the Dr.Oz Show, Revlon, Nike, MTV, and as a guest artist for XAOC Contemporary Ballet and IKADA Contemporary Ballet Company. She has toured with AATMA Performing Arts and Mystic India: The World Tour under direction of Amit Shah, Michael Jackson: Tribute Tour with Spirit Productions, and is currently an intern and assistant for Sidra Bell of Sidra Bell Dance New York. She has assistant choreographed for MTV Internationals new hit show ‘Say It In A Song,’ and produced as well as choreographed for The Deva Cabaret in Istanbul, Turkey.


Lauren Greene

Genres: Tots Hop, Hip Hop


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Shay Williams

Genres: Hip-Hop, Tots Hop, Contemporary


Shay was born and raised in Boston, MA where she began her hip-hop dance training at the age of 9 with Urban Connections Dance Company. At the age of 14 she became a member of Lady Quo (the female counterpart to the America’s Best Dance Crew finalist from “Season 1” Status Quo) where she really began to hone in on her passion for dance and her love of choreography.

In 2010 she moved to New Jersey where she attended Montclair State University to study Sociology and Dance; and went on to graduate with honors and 2 degrees, one of them being her B.F.A. in Dance. While attending MSU she really focused on her ballet, modern, and technical training and had the opportunity of working with master teachers like Jay T. Jenkins, Elizabeth McPhearson, Karen Gale, and Joao Carvalho.

Shay has apprenticed with the dance company “The Dance Cartel” and is currently a member of Brukwine Gyals and The Bachanalists; both reggae and soca dance based companies. She has toured and been a backup dancer for the up and coming artist J-Line, and has been apart of many music videos and flash mobs. While in college Shay also became founder/director/choreographer of the all girls dance crew X-Quisite.

As a teacher one must always remain current, and Shay prides herself on growing as a teacher by consistently auditioning, taking class, training, and performing. She is trained in hip-hop, ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, reggae/soca, jazz funk, and commercial dance/heels. The dance world is constantly changing and the more she grows and expands, the more she can pass on to her students.


Dana Prieto

Genres: Tots & Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap


Dana has been dancing since the young age of 5 years old and has pursued that passion into her professional life. She has studied jazz, tap, and pointe; but is primarily concentrated on ballet and modern dance. She has been teaching dance classes for students of all ages in the past 13 years.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University and received a Master in higher education from Boston College. She was worked professionally for various modern dance companies in the NJ/NYC area and has performed pieces from Trisha Brown, Bill T. Jones, Julia Ritter, Randy James, and John Evans. Dana is currently an academic advisor at Parsons The New School for Design and works with college students in the visual and artistic design field. She is also currently working on earning a certificate in Dance Therapy at the New School.



Courtney Jordan

Genres: Ballet


New York native Courtney Jordan is a member of the Eglevsky Ballet Company, where she also serves as Rehearsal Director. She earned a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College, under the direction of Katie Langan, performing works by Christopher D'Amboise (as a soloist), Murray Louis, and Anthony Ferro, among others.  Ms Jordan has performed throughout the country, and has appeared on film and television in Valentine with Leslie Browne, Starz channel's Flesh and Bone, and Jeopardy! (seriously). She has danced by special request with The American Chamber Orchestra and Trinity Dance Company (for which she also choreographs), and was company manager for Neff Novel Dance.  Ms. Jordan teaches throughout the tri-state area, drawing on her extensive knowledge of Human Anatomy and Kinesiology to focus on solid technique and musicality.



Alison Miller

Genres: Ballet, Jazz

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Brittany Inglese

Genres: Hip Hop


Brittany began dance training at the age of three in Spring Hill, Florida. At the age of eight she started dancing with the competition team performing in all styles of dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Pointe, Modern, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop. Through out Brittany's High School career she was in numerous plays as a Chorus Dancer featured in:  A Christmas Carol, Seussical the Musical, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast. Brittany had a small main role in the Wizard of Oz, as a Crow. Brittany helped out at the dance studio first by being a demonstrator and working her way up to teaching her own classes. Brittany choreographed a competitive dance in the open category which received an Entertainment Award, Third Place Overall at Nationals and was chosen to perform in the Dance Championship Battle. At the Age of Twenty-one Brittany was employed by Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida as an Improv Actor and by Twenty-Three was also a professional cheerleader for the AFL Tampa Bay Storm.  Brittany was also under contract with Carnival Cruise Lines when she was twenty-four  as one of their production dancers performing in three production shows daily. January of two thousand and fourteen she moved to New Jersey/New York area to continue dance training in Musical Theater and Auditioning for Broadway shows.



Doug Schankman

Genres: Tap


Doug Shankman is excited to be working at Progressive Dance. Currently, Doug is on the faculty at Broadway Dance Center as a Tap Dance Instructor. As a tap artist Doug has worked with Gregory Hines, Maurice Hines, DancEllington and Brenda Bufalino. Currently Doug is creating a new tap show called Soundscape. For the past ten years, Doug has been the resident choreographer at the Summer Theater of New Canaan and was recently honored with an Outstanding Choreography Award by the Connecticut Critics Circle for West Side Story. Recent shows include: Singin' In The Rain, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Grease, Music Man and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and South Pacific. Doug is also the artistic director of Contemporary Dance Arts which is dedicated to creating new works for Stage, Film, Television, Web based series and Special Events.



LJ Lopata

Genres: Acro


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Vladimir Korzhov

Genres: Ballroom


Vladimir Korzhov started dancing competitively in international Latin and ballroom categories at the age of 10, in his native country,  Russia. He won numerous amateur competitions that qualified him to represent his region in many national and international events. Upon moving to the United States of America,  Vladimir’s’ dance career developed rapidly after winning theRising Star category and being a finalist in many other open International Latin events. In 2004, Vladimir was recognized with the highest award achievable for dance teachers within the Fred Astaire organization. Vladimir decided to retire from competitive dancing to pursue his passion of helping others discover and develop their talents in ballroom dance.