News:

Our next scheduled practice weekend is Saturday, 8/5/17 at the "Bubble" 1 Scarlet Knight Way, Piscataway, NJ  08854 and Sunday, 8/6/17 at the RAC, 83 Rockafellar Road, Piscataway, NJ  08854.  Preps report both days 8:30am - 10:30am.  Pros report both days 9am - 11am.  
 
Parents:  Remember to return your release form for Rutgers, the Harlem Globetrotters and your parking pass form, in addition to any ticket order forms you have ready to block seats.

Meet the Choreographers

Lindsay

Lindsay Rodolico grew up in Philadelphia where she danced professionally for the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul Dance Team, under the ownership of Jon Bon Jovi. She was chosen as captain and selected as a representative for the Arena Football League Dream team and performed at the Arena Bowl in New Orleans and the Nascar races in Talladega. She has since then had the opportunity to choreograph for different dance teams in the professional sports industry and started the first ever junior dance team in MLB history

with the Dodgers a few years back. She has recently worked in affiliation with LA Dfenders and the MLS Chivas and now holds the title of the Director of the Junior Dance Team for the LA Kiss.

Moh

a.k.a T-Boy

Originally from Africa, T-Boy was born into a musically inclined family in Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a young child, T-Boy studied Michael Jackson, James Brown, Freddy Astaire, Gene Kelly, Cliff Richards, Jackie Wilson and many more as he waited anxiously at home while his older siblings took on the stage.

Because T-Boy was still a toddler, his parents tried effortlessly to keep him off the spotlight many times until age five when he had his first opportunity to showcase his talents debuting to "Michael Jackson's Bad and Black or White". He went on many occasions to perform for Presidents, Ministers, Heads of States and CEO's of Sierra Leone, winning many national awards like "Best of Sierra Leone, Best Performance, Entertainer of the Year" along side his brother and sister.

After moving to America he competed in various talent shows receiving first place. T-Boy was featured in Michael Jackson's new music video called "Behind the Mask Project 2011" and performed at 2011 fashion week with recording artist Jackie Scott for designer Francis Hendy in NYC. T-Boy received lead roles in musicals such as "Grease", "Bye Bye Birdie" and starred as the scarecrow in "The Wiz".

After high school, he furthered his education and obtained two degrees in Communication Arts and Visual Communication while still pursuing his music career. He toured with recording duo "Manzo avec C-Bolt" in MD, VA, PA, OH and Washington DC. He opened for reggae artist "E-Cubbed" to raise money for children less fortunate and in need of educational opportunities and the B.A.D. festival. He was selected to perform in the American Idol Experience in Disney World.

He taught at Eastside Dance, Lakewood School of Dance and New York Performing Arts in New Jersey as a dance instructor. Most recently at the 2009 DJ Convention in Atlantic City, T-Boy choreographed the winning dance of the year for the company "Affair to Remember Entertainment". He has also tried out for Americas Got Talent, the Voice, and Live to Dance. He made TV appearances on Street Grind, Who Mag TV, Kids Teen News, Fox, CCN8 and Colour TV. He also choreographed the runner up hip hop number at "TURN IT UP" Nationals in MA and STAR Bound 2012.

T-Boy has written, recorded, produced and performed his own original songs. He continues to perfect his craft daily and is looking forward to what the future holds. His main objective is to touch lives and inspire others by bringing to the mainstream something totally different, spontaneous and fresh.

Lauren

Lauren Galarza (Head Choreographer): Alumni of Lakewood High School and graduate from The College of New Jersey, Lauren Galarza is currently a math and science teacher at Bay Head School and Head Choreographer for the Rutgers University Jr. Knight’s Dance Team. Lauren started her professional dance career with Jon Bon Jovi’s Arena Football team, the Philadelphia Soul, as a Soulmate dancer in 2007. Soon after Lauren, also known as “Miss Lolly” began coaching for the Junior Soulmate Dance Team and teaching dance all over the tristate area. She has also choreographed for the Trenton Thunder Junior Dance Team, the Lakewood Blue Claws Junior Dance Team, and now the University Of Massachusetts Junior Dance Team and Maryland University Junior Dance Team !

 

 As a senior of Lakewood High School, Lauren first choreographed for the high school’s production of “The Wiz” and performed the role of “Cha-Cha” in the school’s production of “Grease.” Continuing her dancing and performing career throughout high school and college, Lauren performed as a scholarship winner at Company Dance with Cris Judd, Shelia Barker, and Tyce Diorio. She spent the summer of 2004 training with Shelia Barker as a part of the Success America Dance Program. As her education through dance continued, Lauren trained with Mike Minery, Al Blackstone, and various artists at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. In 2009, Lauren was selected to be a member of the Philadelphia All Star Dance Team and participate in the All Pro Dance Convection along with becoming a member of Science Cheerleaders.

 

            In 2013, Lauren returned to Lakewood High School to choreograph the musical “Hairspray,” and since then has choreographed for Point Beach Players’s Productions of “Guys & Dolls, and this year “Anything Goes.” Lauren teaches hip-hop, jazz, tap and contemporary at Denise Daniele’s Dance Studio in Brick and Lakewood School of Dance. She has choreographed many routines consisting of students’ ages 5- 18 years old. She is very excited to continue her love for dance and sports entertainment along the east coast!

 

Connected Websites:

Teacher at Bay Head School https://sites.google.com/a/bayheadschool.org/mrs-galarza/

Science Cheerleader http://www.sciencecheerleader.com/2011/11/lauren-philadelphia-soul-cheerleader-coach-and-science-teacher/

 

 

Elysha

Elysha Richman has dedicated her life to performing and teaching a variety of dance styles. She has spent the last 13 years teaching and choreographing for studios throughout New Jersey as well as traveling the country to teach master classes.

 

Her versatility gives her students the opportunity to train  at a professional level in such styles as jazz, hip hop, and contemporary.  
 
She is a graduate of the Red Bank Regional Performing Arts Dance Program where she is currently in her tenth year serving on staff as a regular guest artist. Elysha has also spent a season with Statewide Promotions choreographing high energy half time pieces for their junior professional program.  Her  choreography has been showcased at such venues as PNC Arts Center, Count Basie Theatre,  NJ PAC, NJ Teen Arts, Red Bank Regional High School, Wells Fargo Center PA, Radio City Music Hall, and Pariji Clothing Company Holiday Event NYC.  
Throughout the last ten years, her innovative routines have won top accolades at the regional and national level, and have repeatedly earned recognition for best choreography as well. She also currently serves on the judge's panel for a top regional and national competition.
Currently she is the Assistant Director of Dance Mixx Studio in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, owned by Julliard graduate Jolene Baldini. Elysha is responsible for assisting in coordinating their top award winning competition team as well as  performing the duty of director of the jazz and hip hop program, which has gained much momentum through positive recognition since the opening of the studio in fall of 2011.  
Miss Richman recently was assistant choreographer for a professional production of the Nutcracker this past December. She was excited to be able to bring a fresh new look to the show putting her creative twist on a holiday classic.   
Elysha's dedication and work ethic is infectious throughout every class she conducts.  Her bold and inspiring style of teaching challenges each dancer to work to their fullest capabilities. Her goal is to encourage and inspire dancers who share her passion and to help grow each student to their greatest potential.

 

Gabby De la Paz

Gabby De la Paz started dancing when she was thirteen years old at ICON Dance Complex in Englishtown New Jersey. She performed at various charities and events with the ICONic Dance Company under the direction of GEO and Beth Hubela. She was an assistant dance teacher at ICON for five years and when she turned 18, she became an official staff member at the studio. Gabby also currently teaches at Impact Dance Studio in Staten Island, New York. She has appeared as a back up dancer for several up and coming artists and in print ads for dance catalogues. Gabby now teaches hip hop and cheerfunk, which is a program that was created for girls who wish to pursue a dance career in pro dance. In 2013 Gabby was a Philadelphia Soulmate for the Arena Football Leagues Team the Philadelphia Soul. She was also seen as a dancer on MTVs Show Guy Court. Gabby was the head coach and choreographer of the 2015 Arena Football League's Junior Philadelphia Soulmates Dance Team and was also a coach and choreographer for the 2015 Rutgers Junior Knights Dance Team. Gabby is currently in her senior year at Monmouth University studying elementary education, English and has an endorsement in special education.

 

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