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About American Dance Studio

American Dance Studios established in the year 2000, was founded to provide clear and concise dance education for students 2 through Adult. Sherri Mclaughlin-Ryan has been a passionate dance educator since 1993. Performing professionally for many years then enjoying the teaching experience expanded her vision of teaching Performing Arts by creating a nonprofit afterschool program and summer dance camp as well as partnering with many municipal counties to provide an excellent experience for children 2 through 17. American Dance Studios staff are passionate and inspired to deliver a strong curriculum through a great strategy of Performance, Syllabus instruction and Leadership character development. Our mission is to help create leaders in our community through arts education.

We are a dance education Academy that beautifully encourages technical accuracy through a progressive curriculum for any student that wants to learn to dance. Our dance education strategy will engineer an inspirational experience that implements an ongoing progressive training in dance performance.

We provide leader ship training and character development, We deliver this through our unique dance program. We teach students the art of dance through a strong Curriculum and Strategy that encourages development and progression. American Dance Studios turn students into dancers.

Sherri McLaughlin-Ryan Bio

Performing professionally since the age of 18 Sherri Mclaughlin-Ryan has always had a passion for performing arts. Her passion for teaching has inspired more than 4000 students since 1993. Her dedication to technical accuracy, artistry and cultural connection between her students has given her dance studios a very unique perspective when it comes to arts education. Having a great curriculum and a wonderful framework for progressive dance education has made her a leader among her peers a New Jersey.

Our Team

 

Cassi Pomponio

My name is Cassi Pomponio. I am very excited to be at American Dance Studios this year. I can't wait to share everything dance education and performance experience with my students! Performing with the Princeton Ballet has given me great insight into a dancers viewpoint .My goal is to help students develop an outlet to express themselves, while also learning technique, work ethic, and perseverance

 

 

Nicole Washington

Nicole Washington has been a dancer since 2 1/2 years old and has been a teacher at American Dance Studios for over 15 years. Her dance education ranges from Ballet, hip-hop,tap, jazz, contemporary as well as world cultural styles such as African and Bollywood. Theater, Performing Arts and pageantry has made her a well rounded teacher as well as an inspirational performer.

 

 

Jonathan Carter

Jonathan Carter hails from Florida and has a professional performance history since he was 16 years old. Touring with many ballet dance companies Jonathan wishes to pass on his passion for performance as well as his love of ballet technique. He is currently performing with the Princeton ballet and is very excited to instill classical ballet discipline in all of his dance classes at American Dance Studios.

 

 

Zoie Kelly

Zoie Kelly Has been studying Dance since a toddler and has been committed to excellence all her life. Her quiet and nurturing personality puts all new students at ease and inspires dance to excel. She loves all styles and excites students with her pleasant attitude and humor. Teaching tap ballet jazz hip-hop and acrobatics keeps her very busy. Her choreography shines and every recital and American Dance Studios has had the pleasure of her involvement for many years

 

 

Samantha

Miss Samantha is new to American Dance Studios and we are so happy to have her! Her professional background as a ballerina with many major dance companies throughout the US brings a special sort of magic to our classrooms. Her humor and specific delivery of technical vocabulary, style and choreography makes her class is not only exciting but Incredibly efficient. Obviously she is an excellent performer but she brings a wonderful accuracy when it comes to the art of Ballet in the classroom

 

 

Carrisa Johnson

Carrisa Johnson Has been studying Dance since a toddler and has been committed to excellence all her life. Her quiet and nurturing personality puts all new students at ease and inspires dance to excel. She loves all styles and excites students with her pleasant attitude and humor. Teaching tap ballet jazz hip-hop and acrobatics keeps her very busy. Her choreography shines and every recital and American Dance Studios has had the pleasure of her involvement for many years

 

 

Elijah Diehl

Elijah Diehl Has been studying Dance since a toddler and has been committed to excellence all her life. Her quiet and nurturing personality puts all new students at ease and inspires dance to excel. She loves all styles and excites students with her pleasant attitude and humor. Teaching tap ballet jazz hip-hop and acrobatics keeps her very busy. Her choreography shines and every recital and American Dance Studios has had the pleasure of her involvement for many years