Nikki Zusman Fox
Nikki started her vocal career at the age of 10, studying music under the world renoun vocal coach Sal Dupree for 8 years. She has performed in many showcases and vocal competitions since then. She has performed for Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey. Nikki is currently attending college majoring in Vocal Performance. Also, she is very excited and happy to bring her knowledge and talent into the NJGT studio every year, which she has been teaching Vocal lessons at since 2014.
HAYLEY SOLBERG ~ Competition Director, Jazz, Tap,and Hip Hop
Hayley began her dance training at the age of three at Denville Dance. A native to Sussex County NJ she studied all genres of dance including but not limited to jazz, tap, hiphop, contemporary and musical theater. At thirteen she started competing and assisting classes for five years. She graduated Rowan University in 2015 with her BA in Dance where she studied under the direction of Paule Turner and Melanie Stewart. She was apart of Rowan’s 3D Hiphop Dance Crew and Rowan’s modern dance company Dance Extensions. Her choreography has been featured in the 2015 Spring Dance Showcase and she has performed in numerous shows at Rowan. She was a guest choreographer for the spring musicals at Hopatcong High School for 4 years and a guest choreographer at Brundage Park Playhouse in 2009. Hayley currently runs and teaches the NJGT Competition team, a position she has held since 2015.
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Curtis Gunter~ Hip Hop
Curtis Gunter aka “Siir Dynamiic” has been dancing since the age of 12. Curits is from Long Branch, NJ in the Monmouth County. He started taking hip hop classes in high school but unfornately stopped dancing to pursue his other love which is football. He has now hung up his cleats and came back to the thing that matters most to him which is dancing but now loves to teach all ages choreography of his style of dance. Curtis attends Rowan University and since he’s been there he’s created himself a stage name which is “Siir Dynamiic”. Outside of the teaching aspect Curtis competes in 1 on 1 dance battles all across the US and Internationally. Traveling to countries such as Canada, London, Paris, and Amsterdam to showcase his dancing style to the rest of the world to see! He also performs at many events as a solo act to showcase his other styles of dancing that he has a very proficient understanding with and tries to showcase them in a very unique fashion. Curtis is very excited to be apart of the NJGT family and plans to make memories for everyone to remember!
Joann Weindel~ Tumble Gymnastics Instructor
Joann began her gymnastics career at the age of ten. By age thirteen, she was competing in national competitions. She started her extensive teaching career when she was fifteen. Since then, Joann has taught pre-school gymnastics, mommy and me, and also recreational gymnastics from beginners all the way up to advanced.
Jessica Brotherton~ Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop
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Ballet, Jazz, and Musical theatre
Steven has been dancing since the age of four and also attended Rowan University as a Theatre and Dance Major on the dance track. While at studying at Rowan he performed in “Will You Marry Me, Pina Bausch?” and several pieces with the advanced ballet group. He was also the choreographer of Rowan’s production of ” Rocky Horror Picture Show” for two years. Steven has also choreographed and performed in many pieces in Philadelphia. Steven started his teaching experience at Dance By Denise and since then has fallen in love with teaching ballet, musical theatre, and jazz!
Thomas Hanner ~ Ballet
I am a ballet teacher. After teaching for 36 years I still look forward to walking into every class. No studio is too large or too small. Whether it’s one student or 100 students I still look forward to walking into that class to make a difference.
Before beginning my teaching career I performed with San Francisco Ballet, Washington Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet and many others. I began my training in Hollywood, California with former members of Ballet Russe and Royal Ballet, and continued in New York City at the School of American Ballet with Stanley Williams.