Danielle Larkin comes from a nationally renowned dance family and studied dance with The Larkin Dance Studio in Minnesota for 16 years. Her performance credits include Star Search, Polaris commercials and industrials, special Disney performances with Vanessa Williams, Super Bowl XXXIII half time show with tap dancer Savion Glover, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Danielle has been awarded numerous awards for her choreography and is an inspiration to all of the dancers.
Danced under the direction of Kelley & Danielle Larkin. Nicole attended Arizona State University where she earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. She spent four years on the nationally ranked Sun Devil Dance Team, two of which she was captain. She has danced in the Superbowl XLII Halftime Show, was featured as Sport’s Illustrated Cheerleader of the Week, is a Knicks City Dancer Alumni, and recently dancer for the TV show: Lip Sync Battle.
Jessica Fernandez was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida. She started dancing at the age of 3 and turned professional with the Miami City Ballet at the age of 14. She has been trained in various forms of dance including; Lyrical, Broadway Jazz, & Latin Ballroom, with many South Florida teachers such as: Vivian Tobio, Vivian Saenz, Liana Navarro, Lila Martinez, Tammy Ferris, Janet & Jennifer Mathy. Jessica has performed in many Classical, Neo-Classical, & Contemporary Ballets. She has performed Principle, Soloist, & Corp de Ballet roles in the Nutcracker, The Firebird, La Fille Mal Gardee, La Vivandiere, Coppelia, Paquita, Don Quixote, Esmeralda, Diana , & Acteon under the direction of Magaly Suarez of “The Art of Classical Ballet” and Vladimir Issaev of “The Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida”. Her collaboration with Ms. Suarez resulted in the Gold Medal Award at “The American Ballet Competition/2004” and as a Finalist at “The New York International Ballet Competition/2005” under the direction of Ilona Copan & Eleanor D’Antuono. At 18, she became a soloist with Ballet Gamanet & Miami Contemporary Dance Company. Jessica then went on to be a part of the Top 20 on ” So You Think You Can Dance.” After touring with SYTYCD, Jessica toured with Shakira. She has performed with many artists since then including Pitbull & NERD.
Born in Plymouth, Michigan; Jamie started dancing at the age of 5. She has been trained by many well-known choreographers along with traveling and assisting them around the area. She has performed in pre-shows and halftime shows for the Detroit Pistons basketball team as well as appeared on the show Extreme Forensics on Investigation Discovery. Jamie teaches our recreational program, as well as our competitive team.
Emily comes to us from Minnesota, where she was trained at the Larkin Dance Studio. Emily is in charge of the Tap Program at Studio L for our competitive team. Along with teaching, Emily is the head of the music department and is in charge of editing, mixing and mastering all of the music for the studio. Aside from dance, Emily was recently licensed as a registered nurse for the State of NJ.
Katie Fierro is a graduate of Muhlenberg College with a BA in Dance. She has been teaching all ages and styles of dance since the age of seventeen all over the state of NJ and PA. She has interned with the American Dance Festival where she worked with Ann Teresa de Keersmaeker, Bill T. Jones, Rosie Herrara, Paul Taylor, & Pilobolus. For the past 4 years she was the Director of the Competition Program at Dancexpress in Warren, NJ. She has recently joined the faculty for International Dance Challenge and American Dance Awards and is certified as a Dance Educator by the NJ Department of Education.
Tyler Glovin has been dancing under the direction of Kelley and Danielle Larkin for 13 years. In his dance career has has been on TV shows such as Jack’s Big Music Show, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and America’s Got Talent. Tyler has performed at halftime shows for the New York Mets, New York Knicks, and the Brooklyn Nets. Since graduating in 2013, Tyler has been managing our Boys Program and is very excited to start his dance career as a full time Studio L Staff member.
Rocky was born in New York City and started dancing at age 3. He trained for five years at the School of American Ballet and then became an award wining dancer instructed by Kelley and Danielle Larkin. He has made appearances in movies such as Finding Forester and The Perfect Holiday and has performed with various artists including the Jonas Brothers and Melissa Gorga. Rocky is signed to Clear Talent and has also toured the world with the “Bad Boys of Dance.”
Steve began his dance training in the early 90’s in Minnesota. He was then cast as the Prince in the Beauty and the Beast in Disney World and opened the Tarzan show as the lead dancer. Steve worked in film and television including Exxon commercials and the VEVO awards. In his 20 year career has has landed at Studio L amongst some of the top talent in the country. His love for dance, passion for choreography, and strong technique training keeps his kids motivated, determined, and striving for excellence!
Currently a top professional dancer with a long career of notable performances including: P. Diddy, Beyonce, Ashanti, Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani, Mario Vazquez, Ricky Martin, Lil’ Eddie, Thalia, Sean Paul, Smashmouth, Musiq, and the New York City Knicks Dancers. She has guest starred on “Law & Order: SVU” and performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.