AUSTIN JARRED
AUSTIN JARREDFounder/Artistic Director & Instructor
Austin Jarred has been dancing for more than 20 years! Early on, she was a member of the Irine Fokine Ballet Company, where she studied directly under Mdm. Fokine for 5 years and performed various lead roles. She also attended the School of American Ballet briefly, was a student and performer with New Jersey School of Ballet, and attended intensive programs at Ballet Academy East. She was a proud recipient of the Children’s Foundation for the Arts grant for 8 years.
Austin graduated cum laude with a BFA in Dance Performance (Ballet Concentration) from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase, where she studied different techniques under Bettijane Sills (NYC Ballet), Rosanna Servalli, Ted Kivitt and Robert Hill (American Ballet Theater), Megan Williams (Mark Morris Dance Group), and Stephanie Tooman (The Martha Graham Dance Company). While attending SUNY Purchase, she attended the ABT Summer Intensive and she was honored to have her choreography featured in a Dancer’s Responding to AIDS Benefit at the Purchase Performing Arts Center.
Austin has enjoyed touring nationally to theatres and venues including the Smithsonian Castle in Washington DC, Christopher Street Pier and Hunter College in NYC, and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and she continues to perform and tour. Austin’s favorite roles include principal and solo performances in The Nutcracker, Balanchine’s The Four Tempraments, La Bayadére, Carmen, and La Traviata. She originated the solo, “Sepia” by Lane Gifford (Lane & Co./NYC) and originated a solo by Lynn Needle (AOMDT/NJ) entitled “Monarch”.
Austin Jarred has been teaching Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap and Modern throughout NJ and NY since 2009. What she enjoys most about teaching is recognizing a student’s joy and passion for dance, and harnessing an individual’s “special spark” to help them reach their highest technical potential.

KYLA HEINZ
KYLA HEINZTap Instructor
 Kyla Heinz, (New Jersey), has been dancing since the age of three and has a background of musical theater, dance and art. Kyla was a member of the New Jersey Tap Ensemble for seven years traveling around New Jersey performing at venues such as NJPAC, SOPAC, Memorial Auditorium and several elementary schools for educational performances. In addition to performing in over 25 musicals, she performed in a medley of “Urinetown” and “West Side Story” at the Helen Hayes Theater, twice receiving the award for Best Musical, along with other nominations from Helen Hayes and Papermill Playhouse. She danced in Gil Stroming’s “Break the Floor” productions and Mike Minery’s Off-Broadway show “Slide”, accompanied by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, tapping at New World Stages, Acorn Theater, The Supper Club, and Terminal 5, NYC. She also performed in Pier I, Riverside Park South’s show “Tap Happens”. Kyla has appeared as a guest artist at In the Spotlight’s “Benefit Performance” for four consecutive years and is also a competition cheerleading coach for St. Elizabeth School. Kyla has her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from William Paterson University.

JONATHAN ROYSE WINDHAM
JONATHAN ROYSE WINDHAMGuest Teacher- Ballet/Modern
Jonathan Royse Windham was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2013. A Vail Colorado native, he received his early training at the Vail Valley Academy of Dance. He has a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase and has danced with American Repertory Ballet, the DASH Ensemble, The Kevin Wynn Collective, Terra Firma Dance Theatre, Ballet Boy Productions, Amber Parker, Nathan Madden, Adam Barruch and Laney Engalhard. In 2009 Jonathan joined Gallim Dance, and has performed around the US and internationally with the company. Jonathan was also a principal dancer in the world premiere of “El Corregidor y la Molinera” choreographed by Ramon Oller at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the Howard Gillman Opera House. His own choreography has been shown at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Dixon Place, Dance from the Heart at Cedar Lake, and is a founding choreographer of the Current Sessions.
 

AMY RUGGIERO
AMY RUGGIEROGuest Teacher-Ballet/Modern
Amy Ruggiero trained under Mme. Valia Seiskaya at the Seiskaya Ballet Academy and graduated from Goucher College, BA in Dance with Biological Sciences, Degree with Distinction, Honors in Dance.  Ms. Ruggiero has danced with Ballet Austin, American Repertory Ballet, and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular in NYC.  She has also performed on both the 1st National Broadway and Japan Tours of Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, acting as Dance Captain and Female Principal/Ensemble Swing.  She was on faculty as a ballet instructor at both the Princeton Ballet School and Lackawanna Performing Arts Center, frequently returning to New Jersey and New York to teach master classes in ballet alongside workshop courses in musical theatre repertory and dance anatomy.