Staff

 


photo Jaclyn Adams

Jaclyn Adams is co-founder of Tiny Tutus Dance Center. She was raised in her family’s dance studio, Mulford Dance Studio in Mt. Ephraim, NJ, beginning lessons at the age of three and continues to dance even today! She has competed and received top honors on the national level, performed with the Al Albert’s Showcase, in local and nationwide shows, the Channel 6 Thanksgiving Day Parade including Disney productions, and the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Parade. In addition to over 20 years of dance training, her experience in and eductation of the dance industry includes working the front and back office at Mulford Dance Studio, student teaching at Mulford Dance Studio, dance conventions such as the Tremaine Dance Convention and taking classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She continues her training by attending leading workshops and conventions each year. She attended college at the renowned Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where she received degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Advertising and Marketing. Jaclyn would like to thank Kris, Addison, William and her family for their constant love, support and encouragement while she follows her dreams! She is so excited to share this experience wit her Aunt Kim and Aunt Susan and is thrilled to share her passion for dance and education with her new family at Tiny Tutus Dance Center!

     
photo Susan Mulford Siegel

Susan Mulford Siegel is co-founder of Tiny Tutus Dance Center and the Artistic Director/Owner of Kids Dance Mobile. Susan has been dancing since the age of 5 and feels blessed to have been able to train, both as a dancer and teacher, under the tutelage of Nancy Mulford And Kim Mulford Farmer of the Nancy Mulford Studio of Dance in Mt. Ephraim NJ: a leader in dance education for over 60 years. The foundation of respect for the art of dance and for the children she is entrusted to teach was instilled at an early age through these 2 dynamic and wonderful teachers. Susan has been involved as both a dancer and choreographer in local and regional shows, numerous community outreach projects, the Channel 6 Thanksgiving Day Parade, Washington DC Cherry Blossom Parade and has taught and choreographed many award winning competition teams over the years.  She has trained and inspired students of all ages and levels through the years and loves the inspiration and challenges of every age and level!  She is currently a contributor to an educational dance blog called Maria's Movers. Susan continues her training by attending leading teacher’s workshops and conventions each year working with leading teacher/choreographers. She would like to thank her husband and 2 daughters for all of their love and support in her endeavors. Susan brings her 28 years of expertise, love and fun to each and every class she teaches.

     
photo Lauren Dougherty

Lauren has studied dance since the age of 2. Her training included ballet, lyrical, tap, hip hop, street jazz and acrobatics at Mulford Dance Studio in Mt. Ephraim, NJ. She was also involved in cheerleading growing up and went on to coach 5-8 year olds in Gloucester Township for 3 years. Lauren's love of children led her to teaching in a local preschool for 6 years. She is currently studying to become a Occupational Therapist at Stockton University. Lauren is looking forward to meeting her students at Tiny Tutus!

     
photo Katie Savaiianaea Elisaia

Katie is of Samoan descent and has been in the Polynesian Dance & Luau entertainment business for 25 years. She has performed extensively throughout the East Coast as well as abroad in New Zealand. She teaches all styles of Polynesian Dance including both Ancient and Modern Hula & Tahitian. She is also the Owner of the South Pacific Island Dancers Studio as well as Director of Show Operations for South Pacific Island Dancers Professional Entertainment.

     
photo Ariana Ferrari

Ariana began her dance career at Mulford Dance Studio when she was just two years old. She has performed extensively throughout the area including Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, 76ers games, Carnival Cruise Line, Walt Disney World, Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC, to just name a few. She has danced competitively as a member of Mulford Dance Company, winning top honors and special awards on a national level. Arianna stays active in the dance world by attending dance conventions such as The Pulse, NYCDA, Tremaine, and Monsters of Hip Hop. Her education in dance continues with master classes at Millenium Dance Complex in Philadelphia and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Ariana is looking forward to sharing her growing knowledge and love of dance with her students at Tiny Tutus Dance Center for many years to come.

     
photo Kimberly Hill

Kimberly Hill has been dancing since the age of four. She primarily received training under the direction of JoEllen Hoffman, Holly Boda-Sutton, Joan VanDyke, and various instructors at Broadway Dance Center and Steps in NYC as well as studios in Los Angeles. Most recently she has been a dancer for KN Dance and Entertainment under the direction of Katie Nanni-Sullivan, and participates in various corporate dance events in the greater Philadelphia area including the Philadelphia Phillies and Embassy Suites annual Halloween Party for CHOP’s Pediatric Oncology and Hematology patients. She was an ensemble member in the Broadway Theatre of Pitman’s “A Chorus Line” and was a dancer/backup singer for Sarah DuVall Pearson's "A Christmas Journey" at the Ritz Theatre Company in Haddon Township. As well as being a dance instructor at local dance studios, Ms. Kim also is a part of J.O.Y. Making a Difference, which is an after-school program provided at Paulsboro Middle and High School. The program provides academic enrichment programming, character development, and it also focuses on health, nutrition, fitness, and physical activity. She holds a Masters of Arts degree from Drexel University in Dance/Movement Therapy and has worked with children and their families in a variety of settings including hospital, schools, and in the homes to assist with medical, behavioral, and emotional difficulties. As a dance instructor, Ms. Kim utilizes her love of dance along with her therapeutic skills to maintain a positive, fun, loving, and safe educational setting for her students. She is excited to be a part of the team at Tiny Tutus Dance Center!

     
photo Melanie Johnson

 

Originally from this area, Melanie began studying jazz, ballet and tap at the age of four with a local dance studio. As a talented and integral member of their dance company, Melanie performed in several county pageants as well as in the prestigious Miss New Jersey Pageant. Melanie also worked in a dance club where she performed original choreography inspired by popular music videos. She was so immersed in her art, that at the young age of fifteen, Melanie began teaching dance to others. At the age of twenty, Melanie ventured to New York City where she studied at Broadway Dance Center. She has been fortunate enough to share her passion for dance by teaching at several local studios as well as choreograph productions for the Voorhees Middle School Drama Club. As a new member of our staff, Melanie is excited to have a hand in the development of our dancers.

 

     
photo Sabrina Mazzotta

Front Desk and Substitute Teacher: Sabrina began dancing at the age of four and is currently a student at Rowan University majoring in dance. She has performed extensively throughout area including Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, Dc, The Miss America Parade in Atlantic City, The Philadelphia 76ers and in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida to name a few. Sabrina continues her dance training by attending Dance Conventions and master classes every year including NYCDA and Pulse Dance Convention, the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, California, Broadway Dance Center in NYC, and the Millennium Dance Complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sabrina is an award winning competition dancer who has competed for the past 10 years as part of the Mulford Dance Company. Sabrina's dream is to become a professional dancer and possibly open up her own dance studio some day. She is excited to continue her dance teacher training of the past 3 years and to work as not only at Tutus Desk but also as an assistant and substitute teacher this year.

     
photo Brielle Siegel

Front Desk Secretary: Brielle started her dance career at Mulford Dance Studio and has been a student there for 14 years. She then went on to become a member of the 76ers Pre-Professional Dance Dream Team. Brielle is excited for her first year working at the Tiny Tutus Desk and looks forward to a great year!

     
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