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.
Competition Director, 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.
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.
Hailey is currently a Junior at Rowan University. She is studying Dance in process to get her bachelors degree, as well as her
associates in Entrepreneurship. Hailey has trained as a dancer for 13 years with DanceXperience dance studios under the direction of Mea Pangia, as well as 2 years at Rowan University. She has been trained in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Pointe, Lyrical, and Musical Theatre. Hailey loves to use her training by being involved in numerous clubs at Rowan. Some of her involvement are Alpha Psi Omega, a theatre and dance honors society where she is currently acting as Vice President under the direction of Melanie Stewart, as well as Dance Extensions, a modern dance company under the direction of Paule Turner where she is currently acting Historian. With Dance Extensions, Hailey has traveled with her class mates to compete and take professional class with the American College Dance Association for two years. Productions she has performed in at Rowan University include, The Slice the Air (under the direction of Paule turner), The Magic Flute, Verses (Under the direction of Paule Turner), Making Trouble(under the direction of Paule Turner, Leslie Elkins, and Beau Hancock), The Women (Under the direction of Lane Savadove) and Past, Present, Future(Under the direction of Paule Turner). Hailey has taught dance for 4 years in the styles of Jazz, Ballet, Tap, and Lyrical. It has been her dream as a child to somehow involve herself in what she loves most, and share it with as many dancers as possible. She is very excited to be a part of the New Jersey’s Got Talent family to share her love and passion for dance!
Ballet, 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!
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.