Miss Krystianna is a New Jersey native who started dancing at the age of 3. She spent most of her dance education at Christine’s Studio of Dance in Elmer, NJ studying in tap, ballet, pointe and jazz. As she got older she continued to expand her horizons by attending workshops throughout North Jersey and New York. There she studied under Shane Sparks and fell in love hip hop, continuing to take as many hip hop workshops as she could and studying with top choreographers such as Laurieann Gibson and Wade Robson.
Miss Krystianna is educated in tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, acrobatics, and contemporary, but hip hop will always be her passion. She is a member of Dance Educators of America and National Dance Teacher Association. She has been an instructor at several different studios throughout New Jersey and Delaware for working with both recreational and competitive students, as well as serving as head coach for high school dance teams.
Miss Krystianna has recently relocated to Delaware and could not imagine not teaching. She is so excited to be a part of Bella Dance Center and cannot wait to bring a positive experience to her students and parents.
Miss Nichole is a graduate of Cape Town University Ballet School and has studied ballet, modern, Spanish dance, choreography, and choreology. She taught with the Western Cape Education Department for nine years, specializing in ballet and creative dance. During those years she also organized RAD examinations and staged and choreographed student performances.
In 1999, she moved to the U.S. and joined the faculty of the Shore Ballet School in Island Heights, NJ. While at Shore Ballet she taught ballet and modern dance and choreographed/staged numerous dances for student performances. Miss Nichole has been examined successfully in RAD and Cecchetti methods and holds the Royal Academy of Dance’s Teachers Dipolma. She is also a certified Group Fitness instructor. She is a member of the American Academy of Ballet and Royal Academy of Dance. Miss Nichole recently obtained certification as a PBT Instructor. (Progressing Ballet Technique); a strengthening and conditioning program that helps improve performance and technique.
Since relocating to Delaware in 2010, Miss Nichole has been teaching ballet at Delaware Dance Company and creative dance enrichment programs at area pre-schools. Miss Nichole is very happy to be teaching at Bella Dance Center.
Miss Mandie began dancing at the age of two at a local studio. When she was ten she joined their company where she studied ballet, tap, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, pointe, modern, and Hawaiian. While a member of her studio's company she performed in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade with Disney and Channel 6 as well as Disney World, parades, and various competitions.
For high school Miss Mandie attended the Southern New Jersey Academy of Performing Arts where she studied dance, receiving training under esteemed instructors including former Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer David Klaus and former professional modern dancer Althea Leslie. While in high school Miss Mandie also received the choreography award from her studio.
After high school Miss Mandie was a member of the Revere Dance Company whose main focus was contemporary during the 2013-2014 season. During that time Miss Mandie was also a judge/adjudicator for the That's Entertainment Dance Competition.
Miss Mandie began teaching in 2009, instructing all age levels and genres of dance. She loves to share her passion for the arts with the next generation of dancers. Miss Mandie is very excited to begin her journey at Bella Dance Center!
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Miss Mia started dancing when she was just 18 months old. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical,contemporary, musical theater and pointe. At two, she started dancing competitively,and has been doing
it ever since. She has won numerous awards including Platinum, High Score Awards, Title Awards, Special Judges' Awards, and the Kindness Award.
Miss Mia has been dancing with Miss Amy for over 10 years and has been at Bella Dance Center since the day it opened. Currently, she is a 8th grade student in Wilmington, DE where she is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. She is in honors English and Math and is entering year 9 of advanced Greek Language classes and just recently passed her A1 exam for Greek Language.
Miss Mia is at the studio 6 days a week and absolutely loves it. She is planning on dancing for the rest of her life and becoming an instructor for Bella Dance Center. When not dancing she enjoys art, reading and practicing hair and makeup along with hanging out with her family. She is not only excited to continue to be a BDC dancer but the opportunity to help teach other students how to dance as well.
Miss Kaylea started dancing at the age of four under the direction of Miss Amy. She followed Miss Amy to Bella Dance Center, upon it's opening in 2011. Over the past 9 years she has studied jazz, ballet, musical theater and tap. In 2013 she joined the Bella Dance Center Competition Team and has won numerous awards including Platinum, High Score Awards, and Special Judges' Awards.
Miss Kaylea is a 8th grade student at Alfred G. Waters Middle School where she is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and Orchestra. She has been a Girl Scout since Kindergarten and
earned the Bronze Award.
Miss Kaylea is at the studio 6 days a week. She loves to dance and loves Bella Dance Center. When she is not dancing she enjoys reading, playing the violin, volunteering and spending time with her family.
Miss Kaylea is honored to have been selected as a student teacher by Miss Amy and is excited to work with younger dancers.
Mr. Ryan was born into the dance studio life as his mom was the owner of The Performance Center Dance Studio. He trained with his mom until the age of 15, and he then studied at The Rock School West. He has been fortunate to have studied with world-class teachers, including Danielle Bower and Nicole Harmon whose direction he studied under at the Rock West. He studied at The Rock School in Philadelphia PA from 2010-2012, including summer intensives, on full scholarship.
Mr. Ryan trained under the direction of Dennis Gronostayskiy and Anastasia Babeyva at the International School of Classical Ballet, competing in the International Ballet Competition and winning the “outstanding contemporary” award in 2011. Mr. Ryan was also privileged to have studied with Roni Koresh, founder of Koresh Dance Company, and was a member of the Koresh Youth Ensemble. At The University of the Arts in Philadelphia he studied under Jen Johnson, Tommie-Waheed Evans, Wayne David, Curt Haworth, Roni Koresh, Kaite Swords, Donna Faye-Burchfield and Michael Sheridan to name but a few.
Mr. Ryan has performed professionally with Alchemy Dance Company 2012-2015 and most recently as a Special Guest Artist with the Mid Atlantic Ballet in 2018. He has been guest teaching all over Delaware and Pennsylvania for the last three years showcasing his versatility in style, choreography, and love for dance.