A number of the founding teachers and students still teach and send their children to Old Bridge School of Dance. That is a testament to the warmth and spirit of this dancing school.
Kim Rose Legrand
Dance instructor with over 30 years of experience. Specializing in jazz and acrobatics, Kim has extensive experience teaching all ages and all levels with a specialty in young children and beginner dancers. Kim is uniquely gifted in providing a pleasant first time experience for novice dancers and young children. She makes students feel comfortable to learn and experiment in an open environment. Kim is passionate about providing an educational yet fun movement experience.
Miss Ashlei began dancing at the age of 2. She started persuing her degree in dance education in High School at the School of Performing Arts. After graduating she continued her studies, achieving her BFA in dance. During her college training she traveled the United States as part of the Bollywood troupe Diwarkar Performing Arts Company. She also studied under as well as taught for internationally known choreographer and director Graham Lustig. Aside from teaching at studios in the Tristate Area, she regularly works alongside Cleo Mack in the dance program at East Brunswick School of Performing Arts. Miss Ashlei’s work has won many awards for choreography, as well as special awards for her creative and innovative work, national titles, and high score awards. Although Miss Ashlei was extensively trained in modern, she teaches every age and genre. Her passion for dance shines through each time she steps into the studio with her students. She believes that dances is about more than movement, but about the bonds and memories dancers share, ones that cannot be made anywhere but the dance floor.
Miss Amanda is a native of New Jersey, graduated from the University of the Arts in 2009 with a BFA in Jazz Dance Performance. After entering the audition scene and performing with select companies in New York City, she pursued her passion for teaching and choreographing. Now the Assistant Director for Old Bridge School of Dance, her creativity and choreography has won her many first place, highest adjudications, and specialty awards. She is currently the recipient of seven separate choreography awards! In addition to her teachings and a knack for physical fitness, Amanda became certified in the Pure Barre technique, instructing for the Pure Barre Manalapan studio.
Felicia’s love for dance began when she was 5 years old, as she began taking classes at a studio near home in Matawan, NJ. Dancing quickly became a lifestyle of endless possibilities when she decided to branch out to a handful of studios around Monmouth County during her early training, taking classes in the styles of ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, and modern.
Felicia passionately went on to receive her BFA in Dance at Montclair State University where she worked diligently under the instruction of Nancy Lushington, Lonne Morreton, Lynne Grossman, Frederick Earl Mosley, Tyler Gilstrap, and Lori Katterhenry. In 2014, Felicia began dancing with the company 4JUNE, and can be seen in various music videos for artists such as Lumidee, Chris Porter, and Jay Lavita.
Felicia feels privileged to instruct young dancers today. She approaches all of her classes with an open heart and a smile, and her passion for dancing grows as she sees young dancers light up from what this artform has revealed to them. Felicia's goal is for her students to simply be who they are as they walk into the dance classroom, and to become even more of who they are before they walk out.
AJ is known for his warm and fun teaching style, sassy and unusual choreography, and anatomically precise technique. He takes his extensive knowledge in healing, from being a Reiki Master and massage therapist, and dance to create classes that help dancers to bring finesse to their technique, voice to their inner creative spirit, as well as self-awareness to their physical, emotional, and mental facilities. He received his dance training at Montclair State University in ballet, modern, and jazz, and has extensive experience in many styles of yoga as well as Pilates and contortion.
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ANDREA LONIEWSKI, Director
Miss Andrea began dancing at the age of 3. She attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where she received a BFA in Dance Education. During her years at college, she interned at the renowned Creative and Performing Arts High School (CAPA), along with various dance schools in the Philadelphia area. She received the excellence in student teaching award upon graduation. Before opening Old Bridge School of Dance in 1999, she spent many years teaching dance at local dance schools in Central New Jersey. She was the founder of “Stars of the Future”, a traveling dance school for the pre-school age child. Miss Andrea also spent three years as a pre-school teacher. Miss Andrea is currently a member of the National Dance Education Organization. Miss Andrea’s work has received numerous awards for choreography and originality throughout her many years of teaching. Although her passion is for Modern Dance, she teaches all areas of dance to all ages. She believes that any child can learn to dance and instills that dance is a passion that comes from the inside. Miss Andrea is the proud mother of four boys - David, Nicholas, Andrew and Christopher.
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