Melissa Young, better know as Missy, started dancing at the age of 6 in Bridgeport at Jazz-It-Up, Miss Barb’s first studio partnered with Michele Macauda. Missy came up to Jazz-N-Motion in 1998 and has been with us ever since. She competed in two National Competitions and won them both! When Missy began teaching in 2004, she quickly became the teacher with a class full of students having a ball! They all LOVE her! Today, she teaches hip hop to our young JNM dancers, jazz to our Mother’s class, and always fills in for Miss Barb and Miss Sue whenever asked. Next year, she will be moving down south, and she will be greatly missed. We love you, Missy!
Brooklyn Bellemare, age 6, is a dancing powerhouse. She has been dancing for four years. Brooklyn excels in jazz, tap, ballet, acro and hip hop, and she is part of the JNM Competition Team. Her dad frequently tells us that she never stop dancing – day and night!!! She is such a spitfire! Brooklyn has so much potential and will go very far with dance! Great job, Brooklyn! We are very proud of your hard work!
Miss Stephanie Cruz began dancing at Jazz-N-Motion at the age of 5 and has danced for 18 years. For many years, Miss Stephanie assisted with the Acro classes, and then began teaching as the Head Acro Instructor 3 years ago. Her style of teaching has pushed our students to perform extremely difficult skills, and her choreography is simply amazing! Jazz-N-Motion students absolutely LOVE Miss Stephanie, and we do too!
Olivia Renna, age 12, is a very active dancer at Jazz-N-Motion. She takes ballet, jazz, tap, acro, hip hop and is a member of the JNM Competition team! Olivia sets an example of someone who works hard and practices constantly. There’s no doubt she puts in a ton of effort and never misses class. Olivia is a pleasure to have at the studio and is always very respectful. She has so much potential, and we could not be more proud of Olivia and love watching her flourish into such an amazing performer. Great job!